Kiko is a gardener. She takes care of her garden with seeds, soil, water, and sunshine. In Grow Happy, Kiko also demonstrates how she cultivates happiness, just like she does in her garden.
Using positive psychology and choice theory, this book shows children that they have the tools to nurture their own happiness and live resiliently. This book includes a "Note to Parents and Caregivers" with information on how our choices and paying attention to our bodies and feelings affects happiness.
"Kiko...explains how she 'grow[s] happiness by making good choices' while simultaneously planting an actual garden — finding the perfect place to plant it, tending to it, and addressing challenges that arise ('I can’t change the weather. But if the air gets too cold, I can cover my garden in a cozy blanket'). All the while, she offers parallels that show how she cares for herself in the same way ('Just like my garden, I have some bad times, too. I pay attention to those feelings')." -- Publishers Weekly
|Recommended Age||4 - 8|
|Author||Jon Lasser PhD, Sage Foster-Lasser|
|Publication Date||Feb 13, 2017|