I Can Handle It (Mindful Mantras, #1)
Kids learn well through repetition, and simple easy to 'get' language. Your children will incorporate the mindful mantra I Can Handle It almost immediately after reading this book! In a tough situation, they will think 'I can handle it', and when they are dealing with tough emotions, they will think 'I can handle it!' Even if they aren't saying the words out loud, if they learn and practice this mantra it will become a part of their self-talk.Positive self-talk is incredibly important for improving and maintaining mental health and the mindful mantra books are a way to plant that positivity right into a child's head!Help your child learn to handle difficult emotions along with Sebastien, and provide a tool for lifelong confidence.Depression and anxiety don't discriminate and our kids need help. I Can Handle It equips children with a necessary skill to alleviate everyday anxieties that arise in their lives.

I Can Handle It (Mindful Mantras, #1) Details

TitleI Can Handle It (Mindful Mantras, #1)
Author
LanguageEnglish
ReleaseMar 27th, 2017
PublisherLaurie Wright
Rating
GenreChildrens, Picture Books, Nonfiction

I Can Handle It (Mindful Mantras, #1) Review

  • Rachel Nicole Wagner
    January 1, 1970
    I can handle this! This is an inspiring and encouraging book. I really love the illustrations throughout and the message that it represents. I think this will give children confidence that they can handle whatever comes their way :) xoRach
  • Brooke
    January 1, 1970
    Not sure if I can handle it, but this little guy is ready for everything life throws his way.
  • Donald Jacobsen
    January 1, 1970
    Great book to help teach your kids how to come up with solutions to their struggles.As a father of a 2-year-old and a 4-year-old-going-on-14, I'm always on the look out for books that can teach my kids valuable life lessons. It's tough to teach young children how to convey the feelings that they're having. How do you explain the subtle difference between anger, frustration, and sadness to an emotional little human who's just learned barely the difference between a circle and a square? Heck, even Great book to help teach your kids how to come up with solutions to their struggles.As a father of a 2-year-old and a 4-year-old-going-on-14, I'm always on the look out for books that can teach my kids valuable life lessons. It's tough to teach young children how to convey the feelings that they're having. How do you explain the subtle difference between anger, frustration, and sadness to an emotional little human who's just learned barely the difference between a circle and a square? Heck, even as an adult, I have a problem telling the difference between these emotions at times. Even more difficult is attempting to teach a child how to deal with these emotions in a constructive way.I Can Handle It by Laurie Wright presents about a dozen different scenarios in which the main character, Sebastien, is presented with something that's frustrating, annoying, or that makes him sad. He thinks about ways that he can deal with his problems, and finishes with the mantra, "I can handle it!"My daughters enjoyed the illustrations, and I think that my 4-year-old may be grasping some of the concepts. Hey, every little push in the right direction helps! One thing I'd caution against, though -- and something that's been pointed out by more critical reviewers -- is that some of the ways that Sebastien can "handle it" are a bit questionable. For example, running away from home and crying himself to sleep are presented as viable options for resolution. It's clear to any discerning adult that the author was attempting to either plug in a little humor or perhaps present examples of bad ways to handle a situation. But, this isn't made obvious in the text, and could be confusing to children. I'd recommend that the author make a slight tweak to the narrative to point out that these are not constructive solutions.Despite that caveat, I Can Handle It is a great tool to help educate kids about their emotions and about ways to deal with the things that life will throw their way.
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  • Christina Foster
    January 1, 1970
    A Cute Story With a Great MessageThis is a great story for young children. The message relayed throughout this book is an important one. We all get frustrated, annoyed, sad, etc. There are times we don't get our way. This book passes along less-than-great situations that are common to most children, and offers solutions on how to handle those situations. Some solutions are practical, others are simply humorous. The illustrations and language used throughout the book are appropriate for children A Cute Story With a Great MessageThis is a great story for young children. The message relayed throughout this book is an important one. We all get frustrated, annoyed, sad, etc. There are times we don't get our way. This book passes along less-than-great situations that are common to most children, and offers solutions on how to handle those situations. Some solutions are practical, others are simply humorous. The illustrations and language used throughout the book are appropriate for children of any age, and the story is short enough even for kids who have a shorter attention span. I recommended reading this book with your child or student, or have him or her read the book to you. This will give you and your child an opportunity to discuss those ideas from the book of which he or she can find relatable.
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  • Lily Dodge
    January 1, 1970
    This book follows Sebastien and all of the problems and difficult emotions he faces throughout the day. However, no matter what situation he is in, he has a positive attitude and he lists out things he can do in order to change his emotion, or he looks at the brighter side of things.This would be an amazing book to use to help kids learn how to deal with their feelings and the right responses to a bad situation. An activity to do with this book is to have kids make posters or brainstorming webs This book follows Sebastien and all of the problems and difficult emotions he faces throughout the day. However, no matter what situation he is in, he has a positive attitude and he lists out things he can do in order to change his emotion, or he looks at the brighter side of things.This would be an amazing book to use to help kids learn how to deal with their feelings and the right responses to a bad situation. An activity to do with this book is to have kids make posters or brainstorming webs using the bad emotion/situation and surrounding that with ways to respond or things they can do in order to get out of that situation. Wright, L., & Santos, A. (2016). I can handle it! Laurie Wright.
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  • Alexis
    January 1, 1970
    • I think this book is extremely motivational. A lot of times I can get caught up in the moment of my distress and focus on that rather than pursuing a solution to the problem. Even when Sebastien felt most discouraged, he analyzed the situation and brainstormed ideas. This book was encouraging to me and I will one day read it to my students. I would definitely recommend it to others because it is moving. • I would give this book 5 stars. • Three words I would use to describe this book: powerful • I think this book is extremely motivational. A lot of times I can get caught up in the moment of my distress and focus on that rather than pursuing a solution to the problem. Even when Sebastien felt most discouraged, he analyzed the situation and brainstormed ideas. This book was encouraging to me and I will one day read it to my students. I would definitely recommend it to others because it is moving. • I would give this book 5 stars. • Three words I would use to describe this book: powerful, motivational, encouraging.
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  • Melanie Carr
    January 1, 1970
    Missing deeper substance I read this book keeping in mind a specific student. This book is a well written and thoughtful book. The illustrations are very sweet. For me, it’s just missing a brief explanation of consequence and the perceived disrespect when emotions can’t be controlled. I think it’s ok to let the child know that when he’s not “handling it” he needs to take a time out to reflect and regain control.
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  • Andee
    January 1, 1970
    I read this aloud to all of my students in K-2nd grade. Sebastian can handle anything. Through the book, we learn about situations that make Sebastian angry, annoyed, disappointed, ashamed, etc... In each instance, he thinks of 3 options to handle the problem. It a humorous way, Wright teaches kids about mindfulness and thinking before you act.
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  • Rebecca Conn
    January 1, 1970
    Short, sweet and to pointThis book was short and got to the point. I wish that there were more situations that kids would find themselves in, but I get why it doesnt. It's the simplest things that can have an impact. I also wish that the illustrations were a little more animated and more colorful. Not bad though.
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  • Mary-allegra Findlay
    January 1, 1970
    A great book with a great mantra for kids AND adults!"I can handle it!" A great mantra with a great variety of examples of when the mantra is useful. Good book for your kids at home or a classroom full of them!
  • Deanna
    January 1, 1970
    I thought this book was a good read. It discussed some tough emotions for children and had some good, as well as some silly ideas on how to handle those emotions. My son struggles with self-esteem at times and I think this book is a good reminder that “he can handle” the tough stuff.
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  • Katie Dickey
    January 1, 1970
    Perfect school age reminder!My daughter is 6 and has a difficult time controlling her negative emotions...we will be reading this daily. It really spoke to her and gave her a sense of control of herself and turning her feelings from negative to positive. Thanks!
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  • Priyanka Halwasiya
    January 1, 1970
    A very simply put and amazingly informative book for kids.... just loved going through it...It a complete must have in all liberaries and schools. It helps children gain more confidence in their ability to handle various situations
  • Amita Gupta
    January 1, 1970
    This would be definitely a very good pick for growing kids as it excelled to describe the feelings and What are the alternative approach they can take..Would say the simplified steps which an adult can also learn to avoid the disaster happens due to the reaction we exhibit during mood swings..
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  • Gwen - Chew & Digest Books -
    January 1, 1970
    What I would give to have books like this and the rest of the series when I was a kid. All of them not only say that it's okay to feel the way you do but gives you a few constructive ideas on what to do about them. Action steps, it's all about moving forward even when you're feelings say no.
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  • Mark Barnes
    January 1, 1970
    Simple genius Because I have children who suffer from anxiety, this means a lot. It validates much of what we have been taught about affirmations. I can't wait to have them read it.
  • carmen ballester
    January 1, 1970
    Fun book to read with your. childFun book to remind kids that they can handle a lot of their task. My niece really enjoyed it. Will highly recommend.
  • Yvonne Cherry
    January 1, 1970
    I can handle...Cute book to show children different ways to handle their emotions in an easy to understand language. I will read this with my 6 year old grandson.
  • D Nine
    January 1, 1970
    Book to Action for KidsHelpful to show young readers our listeners how to handle their emotions in various ways. Illustrations are simple. Great advice at the end.
  • Felicia Littlejohn
    January 1, 1970
    My daughter enjoyed this bookThis is a book my daughter said she would like to have. She enjoyed how they showed her that she can handle things in many ways.
  • Rachael Hedgcoth
    January 1, 1970
    Clever bookGreat book! Walks kids through everyday emotions and offers easy solutions to life's little challenges. Excellent series for young readers.
  • Kenneth Vermilllion
    January 1, 1970
    Building resilienceThis is a cute book to help build necessary confidence and resilience in young children. I'm excited to read it to my son.
  • Kate
    January 1, 1970
    Great bookThis is a great self-help book for kids. It’s has fun story with great characters and a wonderful message. Great book.
  • Patsy
    January 1, 1970
    This helpful book suggests several alternatives for each of many problems children might encounter. Good guide for self-management, no matter your age.
  • BONNI JACKSON
    January 1, 1970
    It was a little annoyingBecause he kept saying I can handle it over and over again and the pictures were ok but he had a big head no offence
  • teria luckett-coy
    January 1, 1970
    This is a very nice and friendly story book to people all agesThis book reminds people that they can handle things it reminds me every time I read this book. Love it
  • Sam Jennings
    January 1, 1970
    Powerful!Powerful life message! My grandson really got into it as I was reading to him!Great Mantra for individuals young and old alike.
  • Lisa Darnell manie
    January 1, 1970
    Three year old loves it. It’s simple and offers some nice alternatives to yelling punching or pushing. My three year old has wanted to read it over and over.
  • Haya ald56
    January 1, 1970
    I red it in YouTube but it’s very important book you need it
  • Aline Da Silva
    January 1, 1970
    My 6 year old loved itEasy and fun for my 6 year old. He read it in 5 min. Recommended for 4-8 year old kids
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