We are just one month away from the release of my first book, The Happy Kid Handbook: How to Raise Joyful Children in a Stressful World (Tarcher Books, Penguin Random House)!
I’ve been a writer since I can remember and this book is a dream come true. I put my heart and soul into this book and it is my greatest hope that it will bring some comfort to some of you along this parenting journey.
A gift for you…
Emotional regulation plays a big role in helping kids learn how to cope with the hard stuff that life has to offer. The truth is that we all experience ups and downs along the way and, despite all best efforts, we can’t protect our children from obstacles in their paths. We can, however, give them the tools they need to work through those obstacles on their own.
This is a theme in Happy Kid: Empowering our kids to work through obstacles independently so that they can live happy lives!
A first great step is helping your child build a feelings vocabulary. When kids can accurately identify their feelings, they can learn how to cope with them. Sounds simple, right? I can’t tell you how many kids sit on my couch and struggle to answer the following question: “How do you feel today?”
I love feelings faces charts because they help kids draw the connections between facial expressions and emotions. They also open the door to communication about feelings. I put a feelings faces poster on my family room wall when my daughter was 18 months old, and we still use it to this day!
You see those adorable magnets in the picture above? I worked with a talented artist, my dear friend Stacie Ottoson, to create those just for you! The first 50 people to preorder The Happy Kid Handbook will receive a custom designed Happy Kid feelings faces magnetic chart (size 4×6) as a token of my deep appreciation of your support of the book.
How do you get one?
It’s easy. Follow these steps:
- Preorder The Happy Kid Handbook through one of the links below or at your favorite local bookstore (support your local independent bookstores – please!)
- Take a screenshot or picture of your receipt – block out or blur that credit card info, though.
- Email your receipt to me at katiehurleylcsw(at)gmail(dot)com or send me a private message on Facebook.
- Include your full name and mailing address (United States only for now!)
Preorder The Happy Kid Handbook here:
If you already preordered the book because you’re simply amazing – you still get the magnet. Just let me know where to find you!
I’m ready to send out 50 feelings faces magnets – let’s get to it!
I can’t thank you enough for your support. Many of you loyal readers have been there from the beginning – you helped me get here. For that, I am full of gratitude.
Stay tuned for upcoming bookstore and speaking events…
It’s time to start spreading the happy with #TheHappyKidHandbook!