Do you want to teach your kids how to transform their grumpy moods? You need these 3 picture books about choosing a good attitude!
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I’m a fairly emotional person, so after years of letting my feelings run my life, realizing I had the power to choose my own attitude was life-changing for me. And one of the things I love to talk about the most on The Merry Momma is the power of approaching motherhood — and life! — with a positive attitude.
So, of course, that’s also something I have been working hard to teach my kids.
We tell Aidan all the time, “You get to choose whether you’re going to have a good day or a bad day. No matter what happens, your attitude is up to you.”
So when I got the opportunity to review a brand-new book about that very thing, I jumped at the chance.
Here is the book I received (and LOVED) plus a couple of other books we love that will teach your children they have the power to choose a good attitude:
3 Picture Books About Choosing a Good Attitude
“In a world where every person faces a daily choice between two pairs of glasses, young Scarlett grumbles through her days, seeing only the dreary aspects of life through her “grumbly glasses.”
Tired of how Scarlett’s spectacles keep her daughter from seeing all the good around her, Scarlett’s mother encourages her to try “glad glasses” instead.
Even though the change is difficult at first, Scarlett soon realizes that “glad glasses” make for happy days and that choosing to see with gratitude is possible because God always brings some kind of good from the circumstances in our lives.
This colorful and spunky board book is a great resource for tackling grumbly attitudes and encouraging more grateful hearts among children. And like Scarlett, after seeing life through “glad glasses,” readers may just chuck those grumbly glasses away for good!”
This book is SUPER cute. I absolutely loved the story. It was actually a great reminder to me as I read it to choose my “glad glasses”!
And while we also have some great books that walk kids through their emotions a bit more directly (like this one that has been GREAT for little tempers), it’s also really nice to have some that do it in a more “fun” and storytelling way.
**I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher to review. I was not required to submit a positive review, and all opinions are my own.
“From the bestselling Pete the Cat series, Pete’s magic sunglasses help him turn his mood from grumpy to awesome!
In this hardcover picture book, Pete the Cat wakes up feeling grumpy—nothing seems to be going his way. But with the help of some magic sunglasses, Pete learns that a good mood has been inside him all along.
Fans of Pete the Cat will love watching him take his positive outlook and transform a grumpy day into an awesome day!”
My boys are crazy about Pete the Cat, but this is one of my personal favorites. I love the lesson it teaches that we all have the power inside of us to turn our mood from grumpy to awesome.
“Deep in the water,
Mr. Fish swims about
With his fish face stuck
In a permanent pout.
Can his pals cheer him up?
Will his pout ever end?
Is there something he can learn
From an unexpected friend?
Swim along with the pout-pout fish as he discovers that being glum and spreading “dreary wearies” isn’t really his destiny. Bright ocean colors and playful rhyme come together in Deborah Diesen’s fun fish story that’s sure to turn even the poutiest of frowns upside down.”
This is a cute story with a fun little rhyme that you can use to talk to your kids about choosing a good attitude. We don’t have to just accept “the dreary wearies.” Like the Pout-Pout Fish, we are meant to spread cheer, too!
Note: Some people find it problematic that the Pout-Pout Fish goes around kissing the other animals “without consent.” (My boys actually found the kissing gross, haha!) You can explain to your kids that it’s just to show that what the fish thought was meant for pouting was actually meant to spread cheer but that there are MANY other (more appropriate) ways for us to do it. Brainstorm together some ways that they can spread cheer to others.
SHARE WITH US: Do you know of some other books that teach kids about choosing a good attitude? Please share them in the comments below!
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