The Monsters Inside: A Children’s Book Review
Controlling tantrums is a big challenge to those who parent toddlers and even older children. I have a grade school child who has been working on emotion control for years, and I wish I had found this book when he was younger and struggling to control his own temper tantrums. I received this book in exchange for an honest review; all opinions are my own.
Controlling tantrums can feel like a losing battle.
We’ve all been there. In the grocery store aisle, at the classroom door, and here in our own homes. When our kid’s don’t get their way, they throw a loud angry fit. It’s during those times we think of how we could have stopped the tantrum before it got out of control. The Monster’s Inside by Belinda O’Brien is a children’s book about the anger children feel when they don’t get their way.
Jack is a nice little boy, but when he doesn’t get his way, the monsters inside of him come out in an angry outburst. His mom knows he’s a good boy, so she calmly teaches him a trick to keeping those monsters away. Jack practices his new trick, and soon, the monsters inside are easier to control when things don’t go his way.
The Monsters Inside is a story kids can relate to, which will make them eager to learn Jack’s trick for controlling tantrums. As a parent, you can gently remind your child to make the monsters inside go away as you see a temper tantrum building.
The Monsters Inside book now has a permanent home on the shelf in our playroom. My kids pick it up and read it on their own, which allows them to reflect on their own behavior in quiet.
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