Book Review, Non-fiction Books

The Good Thing About Bad Days by Margaret McAllister & Nigel Baines

Everyone has bad days. There is no way around it. It’s how you deal with those bad days that makes all the difference and remember, the good thing about bad days is that they come to an end. The bad times don’t last forever.

The Good Thing About Bad Days is a practical, thoughtful guide to help kids journey through those days when nothing seems to go right. From worries to friendship issues to making mistakes to bullies, this book helps children navigate their emotions and pursue positive solutions. Written from a Christian perspective, relevant and easy to understand Bible verses accompany many of the strategies allowing children to link their faith with managing those difficult days when life seems unfair.

The best thing about this book is how interactive it is. It is also a journal with opportunities to reflect, write, draw and plan what to do next. Children will benefit from the chance to record their feelings and make an “Imagine Box” so they can physically reflect on the different parts of their life.

The final section of the book is just for parents and carers. There is valuable advice for supporting children along with resources that can be accessed either in print or on-line. The key message is that you know your child best and know when something isn’t right. Trust your instincts and seek help.

The Good Thing About Bad Days will be published in June 2020 by Lion Hudson Ltd. It will be such an asset to parents helping their children make sense of their world.

Thank you to NetGalley and Lion Hudson Ltd for my copy of this lovely book!

Click on the cover below to find out more or purchase on-line from Amazon.

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