"Hoppy Feelings is a terrific book!
It highlights the most important issue in raising wonderful children–
paying attention to their feelings."
~Dr. Paul Holinger, M.D., M.P.H.
Dean of Chicago Institute for Psychoanalysis
Hoppy Feelings is the story of a frog hopping through his day. When he has a funny inside message--a feeling, he tells us to "Check it out" (name the feeling) and "Work it out" (do something about it). The tale becomes a model for us all to take care of unsettling feelings right away. Doing so can make or break our day.
An read-to or beginning reader book that helps children identify and talk about their feelings...without bulky wording or annoying psychobabble. Full of fun and love. Great gift for all the little ones in your life.
-Gail Grenier, author via Amazon.com
Heidi Stacy is a former kindergarten teacher and is still working toward adding joy and happiness to the world of children!!!
Dale Jackson is a former Milwaukee police detective, still working for "hoppy", peaceful solutions with his comical drawings.
The more we learn about and understand emotions (feelings), the more capable we are at managing whatever comes our way.
It takes place around a pond. Charming characters try to guide frog in his quest to identify and do something with his funny inside feeling.
"Check it out". "Work it out".
Strong, positive emotional health is key to "quality everything in life" - happiness, physical health, positive relationships, self-esteem, strong cognitive development, creativity, problem solving, love, kindness, and acceptance. This book is a reminder to myself and the world: Feelings need immediate attention. When they are hidden or avoided, inside troubles brew.
Feelings are an important part of education for all of us.
Our feelings matter. When we feel good, we do good.
A note from
Dr. Paul C. Holinger
about "Hoppy Feelings"
We received our book, Heidi, and we just love it!!! Brynna loves to identify the facial expressions! What a wonderful way to help kiddos "check it out and work it out!" We like the words and the rhyming and the pictures are great too!
I'm definitely buying this for teachers and friends!...and by the way...
we still do Back Rub-A-Dubs! Thank you so much for our book!!!
-Robyn Martin via Facebook
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