From fears of riding a bike to problems with friends, My Feet Say Yes But My Head Says NO! will help your child find the right solution to his everyday dilemmas. Author Eileen Cooley has written the book you have been looking for to improve behavior and social skills. The beautiful illustrations by Jill Dubin make this a favorite of children, parents, and teachers.
One of the most important skills we have is the ability to choose wisely and this book will spark conversations that will empower your children to do just that.
What People Say:
"As children grow and develop, one of their most difficult tasks is making good choices. Learning how to do this is one of the most important lessons a child will learn. Beautifully written and illustrated, this book gives children the opportunity to see how good choices are made. While enjoying the entertaining pages, children can relate their own decision making to those of the children in the book. What a fun and developmentally appropriate way to learn this important lesson." -Marcia Prewitt Spiller, Head of School, The Children's School
"Why Do My Feet say Yes, is a delightful and engaging book! It is a lovely way to introduce self-awareness and decision making to young children in a manner that encourages family discussion. Thoughtful, positive, and fun!" David Triemer, School Psychologist, Atlanta, GA
"These problem solving strategies; build a step, wait until later, find an alternative, and see the positive really work!" Annie Robertson, MA Pediatric Psychology, Early Head Start, Mental Health and Disabilities Coordinator, Boise, Idaho
|Product dimensions:||8.50(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.40(d)|
|Age Range:||4 - 8 Years|
About the Author
Eileen L. Cooley Ph.D. earned her degree in Clinical Psychology from Emory University. She has been a Professor of Psychology at Agnes Scott College and a licensed psychologist in Georgia for over 20 years. Based on her clinical and parenting experiences, she developed these scenarios to help children understand and solve their dilemmas of everyday life.
Jill Dubin grew up in Yonkers, New York and received her BFA from Pratt Institute. Her delightful illustrations have appeared in numerous children's books. She uses cut paper to create the whimsical illustrations in this book. The collage approach combines her unique sense of color, texture and pattern. www.jilldubin.com
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I teach elementary school and this was a terrific book to inform children about the decision making process. In a very simple, kid-friendly way, this book taught them how to think through their problems and how to solve their problems in a rational manner. The back of the book gives helpful information about how teachers and parents can incorporate a problem solving strategy called SWAP. This was a great way to open up class discussions and my kids really connected with it! I couldnt believe how many kids had questions about decisions they have made and we brainstormed how they could have solved them instead of making a bad choices.
Reviewed by Kristie I. for Readers Favorite Children are taught and encouraged to make good choices; this begins when they are very young so that they hopefully continue so throughout the years. "Why Do My Feet Say Yes When My Head Says No?," written by Eileen L. Cooley, Ph.D, and illustrated by Jill Dubin, is an excellent book to initiate discussions with children with regard to making good choices. The children in the book are all faced with making a choice and they make a good choice even if it is difficult or not exactly what they feel like doing at the time or something may be difficult so a plan is thought of. In addition to the story, the last page in the book discusses tough decisions and choosing between what the children in the book think they should do and what they want to do or what they fear. The author shares problem solving skills to teach children and provides examples from the dilemmas that the children face in the book. This book is simply written, which means it is easily understood by children and it is arranged in such a way that it can be used as a great tool in discussions about making choices. There is a line written on each page with a picture. The line can be read and discussed, and a child can be asked what he or she would do before the next line is read. The illustrations are vibrant and are filled with emotions which will allow for an even deeper discussion about the emotions that are connected with each dilemma and choice the children are faced with. I would highly recommend this for young children to use as a learning and teaching resource.
Why Do My Feet YES When My Head Says NO is a recipient of the prestigious Mom's Choice Award. The Mom's Choice Awards honors excellence in family-friendly media, products and services. An esteemed panel of judges includes education, media and other experts as well as parents, children, librarians, performing artists, producers, medical and business professionals, authors, scientists and others. A sampling of the panel members includes: Dr. Twila C. Liggett, ten-time Emmy-winner, professor and founder of PBS's Reading Rainbow; Julie Aigner-Clark, Creator of Baby Einstein and The Safe Side Project; Jodee Blanco, and New York Times best-selling Author; LeAnn Thieman, motivational speaker and coauthor of seven Chicken Soup For The Soul books. Parents and educators look for the Mom's Choice Awards seal in selecting quality materials and products for children and families.