Zach Gets Frustrated
Trim Size 8" x 8"
Page Count 32
Instead, his dad teaches him a simple, three-step approach to dealing with frustration so he can find a way to enjoy himself even when things aren’t going his way:
- Name it (why are you frustrated?)
- Tame it (self-regulation exercises such as deep breathing or visualization)
- Reframe it (change your thoughts to change your feelings).
Zach Rules Series
Zach struggles with social issues like getting along, handling frustrations, making mistakes, and other everyday problems typical of young kids. Each book in the Zach Rules series presents a single, simple storyline involving one such problem. As each story develops, Zach and readers learn straightforward tools for coping with their struggles and building stronger relationships now and in the future.
Praise for Zach Gets Frustrated
“A handy resource for any parent who has a child that gets frustrated easily.”—Lori Calabrese, children’s book reviewer
“This is such a helpful resource to the students in my school. Zach Gets Frustrated teaches children frustration doesn’t need to ruin their day and it can even be channeled into something positive if they take the time to understand it. The frustration triangle technique is a new discovery for me and it’s definitely going to have an impact.”—Roxanne Davidson, M.Ed., school counselor, Books That Heal Kids blog
“Suitable for classroom sharing or independent reading.”—School Library Journal
“Not only do the [Zach Rules] books discuss problems most youngsters have, they also give concrete strategies for solving them.”—Growing Book by Book
“Zach’s feelings are widely recognizable and will be familiar to readers. McKee’s brightly colored digital illustrations . . . do a good job of supporting the text and helping to teach the material. [T]his new series is a useful tool for teaching valuable skills.”—Kirkus Reviews
“The Zach Rules series does an impressive job covering the issues of anger and frustration—and the consequences that come with acting on them—in child-friendly terms. These books are a must-read for parents, educators, grandparents, and anyone who cares about helping young people become responsible, resilient, and compassionate human beings. I highly recommend this series.”—Barbara Coloroso, best-selling author of Kids Are Worth It! Giving Your Child the Gift of Inner Discipline
“Zach does rule—these books are fun! They make important life skills easy to understand and do, and kids will get such a kick out of Zach, they won’t even know they’re learning.”—Dr. Michele Borba, parenting expert and author of No More Misbehavin’ and The Big Book of Parenting Solutions
“William Mulcahy’s Zach Gets Frustrated offers great tips and tools for coping with and overcoming frustration. I wish I had this when I was a kid!”—Trudy Ludwig, best-selling author of Better Than You
Other Books in the Series
Zach and his family work through everyday kid struggles using graphically presented coping strategies that readers will easily remember
Zach Hangs In There
Picture book that teaches kids how to persevere when things get difficult through positive self-talk
Zach Makes Mistakes
A humorous story about learning from mistakes and coping with feeling embarrassed
Zach Stands Up
Zach learns how to be an upstander and finds his courage using his stand-up-to-bullying STAR.
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