Everybody meets Big Feelings. Learning what to do when we encounter them is arguably one of the most important skills we can learn.
I wrote 'What to do when you meet a Big Feeling' for my seven and ten year old niece and nephew to help them learn how to process difficult emotions. Having taken the book into her elementary school, my niece's 2nd grade teacher requested a copy, as she found it helpful for her students. I'm uploading the PDF, as I received a number of requests from the other teachers at Oxford Elementary who wanted a copy for themselves.
I wrote and designed the book myself, using wonderful clipart from LillySillyBilly and KennaSataDesigns on Etsy. The technique of noticing feelings and breathing into them I learned from Sheryl Paul and her extensive work on processing emotions, which I could not recommend more highly.
This free poster is designed to accompany book and use as a reminder to students of the basic technique for dealing with Big Feelings.