Unlocking the Goldmine Minds is a series to keep an eye out for. This first book of the series is a wonderful way to showcase and normalize having a bad and emotionally exhaustive day. This is a topic that should be talked about, especially with children, as this is the time when they start to learn how to cope with their emotions. And thus this is the perfect opportunity to talk about some healthy ways of handling emotional outbursts and build an openness between parent and child so that future conversations will become easier. This also helps build emotional intelligence in children, as learning how to cope when overwhelmed can be difficult even as an adult. I’d recommend this to every parent and teacher, as normalizing emotions and teaching children how to mange these feelings is essential to their growth.
In my mind is a cute little illustrated story that narrates the feelings of being alone in your mind when feeling attacked or vulnerable by outside situations. It describes how Marshall feels after being called out, bullied, or neglected by his parents. It is a story that could help children learn that it is okay to feel things as long as they respond and talk about them to not keep to themselves. Because of the formatting, it is recommended to read the book horizontally on your phone or tablet to get the colored version.
I have a 5 year old who has a hard time dealing with emotions and expressing anger without destroying things. This book was a sweet and simple of way to show her how to effectively deal with those emotions as well as the others that come about thru the day. I also shared it with my 8 and 9 year old as well and they loved it also. The illustrations are great and it was a simple book to read.
I work as a school counselor and bought this book to add to my collection when helping youngsters understand and express their emotions. It's a simple book that keeps the kids engaged while helping them deal with and manage their emotions. It's a cute story with colorful and vibrant pages.