Disappointment Dragon: Learning to Cope With Disappointment (For All Children and Dragon Tamers, Including Those with Asperger Syndrome)by K. I. Al-Ghani Jessica Kingsley Publishers
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- Hbk 64 pages
- AU$35.99 NZ$37.38
The Disappointment Dragon sometimes comes to see us all and, if we let him, he can make us feel sad or angry. He visits Bobby when he is not picked for the school football team, he also finds Lucinda when she has to miss an exciting school trip because she has the Chicken Pox. He even tries to take the whole of Class Three down to the Valley of Despair when their favourite teacher moves away. Will the Dragon of Hope be able to chase away the Disappointment Dragon and help them see things more positively?
The fun characters in this charming, fully illustrated storybook will help children to cope with, and discuss openly, their feelings of disappointment. There are many creative suggestions on how to banish the Disappointment Dragon and an introduction for adults explaining disappointment in children and how they can help.
Introduction. The Disappointment Dragon. The Disappointment Dragon and Making the Team. The Disappointment Dragon and the Chicken Pox. The Disappointment Dragon and Goodbye Miss Robinson. How to Banish the Disappointment Dragon.
This book is much more than a picture book for children...The author's intention is to model for children how to manage complex emotions such as disappointment... The book includes information for adults and a list of techniques for children that teachers, parents and professionals will find helpful.... The stories in the book could beused by parents and professionals as a tool to support children in exploring their own experiences of disappointment and other emotions. The colourful descriptive examples not only bring the story alive, but give examples of when disappointment may arise so children can then link back to their own experience.