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The Feelings Book PDF-This invaluable companion to The Care & Keeping of You received its own fresh update! The Feelings Book will help you understand your emotions, and deal with them in positive ways. You�ll get tips on how to express your feelings and stay in control, plus get sensitive advice on handling fear, anxiety, jealousy, and grief. Learn how to stay in the driver�s seat of your own emotions!
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The Feelings Book PDF is one of the best medical books for students and professionals on the subject of Psychology . It is a must download.
Dr. Lynda Madison is the author of The Feelings Book and is a coauthor of What I Wish You Knew. A licensed psychologist and the director of family support and psychological services at Children’s Hospital in Omaha‚ Nebraska‚ Madison is also the author of Parenting with Purpose and Keep Talking: A Mother-Daughter Guide to the Preteen Years. She lives in Omaha.
Dimensions and Characteristics of The Feelings Book PDF
- Publisher : American Girl; 2nd edition (February 26, 2013)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 104 pages
- International Standard Book Number-10 : 1609581830
- International Standard Book Number-13 : 978-1609581831
- Reading age : 9 – 12 years
- Lexile measure : 840L
- Grade level : 2 – 3
- Item Weight : 5.6 ounces
- Dimensions : 5.5 x 0.3 x 7.75 inches
- Book Name : The Feelings Book PDF
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Thinking Out Loud “After reading “The Care & Keeping of You 1: The Body Book for Younger Girls” with my 9-year-old daughter, I had really high hopes for this book. It was good, but I’m afraid it wasn’t everything that I had hoped for.
It’s worth noting that this book briefly mentions PMS, so it’s probably best read after a book like “The Care & Keeping of You 1: The Body Book for Younger Girls”, which introduces the concept of menstruation.
On the plus side, the book helps to normalize the many emotions a growing girl might be feeling. I like that it is explicit about how your emotions will affect your behavior, and your behavior will affect how other people react to you. You need to make sure you are exhibiting the actual emotions you feel; if you just act angry, other people – and yourself – won’t understand or address the actual emotions you may be feeling, which may be embarrassment, disappointment, or shame.
The book has several chapters talking about emotions in general. Specific emotions are addressed in the following sections:
I Feel Anxious
I’m So Jealous
I’ve Been Disrespected
I’m Really Sad
I Don’t Feel Safe
Much of the book is formatted like an advice column, with questions outlining particular scenarios and answers providing specific tips and strategies. In many ways, the Q & A format was a good thing, because it made a lot of the emotions seem relatable. There were common scenarios like, “I’m scared to sleep alone at night,” “I’m jealous that my sister is in my cousin’s wedding, but I’m not,” and “My parents are divorced, and every time I stay with one of them, I miss the other one.” On the other hand, however, I’m a bit concerned that some of the scenarios might actually introduce fears that my daughter never considered before. For example, in the “I Don’t Feel Safe” chapter, there were scenarios like, “I worry about school shootings,” and “My house burned down last month, and I’m afraid our new house will burn down, too.”
Along the same lines, I’m afraid the book might introduce some additional concepts that maybe my child isn’t ready for. In the “I’m Really Sad” chapter, there is a section listing “Signs of Depression”, and one of them is “think[ing] a lot about death or suicide”. It does not define suicide, and I’m not even sure if my daughter knows what “suicide” is, but if she doesn’t, I’m not sure if this is the best way to introduce it. Maybe it is, because it’s safely confined in a book about emotions? I don’t know. I need to think about it some more while I decide whether or not to have my daughter read this book.
It might also be helpful for a parent previewing this book for a child to know that this book does mention the idea of “seeking professional help,” going on to explain what therapists, psychologists, and psychiatrists do.
Mostly, I’m disappointed that, despite touching upon embarrassment early in the book, there is no chapter titled, “I Feel Embarrassed.” After anger, I feel like my daughter is most affected by unnecessary feelings of embarrassment.
Also, in the “I’ve Been Disrespected” chapter – which is basically about being bullied – I don’t think the answers are entirely realistic. Of course it advocates using words to solve the problem, but it suggests saying things like, “I’d like to find a way for us to get along.” I’m sorry, I just think that in the real world, if kids used language like that with a bully, it would be met with laughter and eye-rolling. I am all for having children work out their own problems, however, when it comes to bullying, I don’t think this section emphasized enough the importance of letting the teacher know that bullying is occurring among classmates.”
Mandrake “This was a book club choice, and one of the best that we have read in recent years. I would recommend it to everyone, but particularly those with strong and confirmed moral or political convictions. It will change your views about religion and politics, and hopefully make you more tolerant of other peoples perspectives. Here are my notes:
Haidt: The Righteous Mind
This was one of our best recent book club choices. It was well written, clear and thought provoking. The main point of the book to me was to demonstrate that morality has a social purpose, as the foundation on which social capital is constructed. What matters is that people share the same moral values, not whether those values are “right or wrong”. It has changed my thinking, and I have bought copies for friends of mine to see if it can also change theirs.
The book is divided into sections:
• Section 1: Intuitions come first, strategic reasoning second
The central metaphor is that the mind is like a rider on an elephant, whose job is to serve the elephant without much control of where the elephant is going. Traditionally Western philosophy separated the body and the mind, with the mind being the “ghost in the machine”, but according to Haidt the two are intimately connected. In fact morality is rooted in emotion and not in reason. We act first (the elephant moves), and justify our actions later (the rider).
• Section 2: There’s more to morality than harm and fairness
The central metaphor is like a tongue with six taste receptors. Morality has evolved to bind social groups together. Haidt identifies 6 different moral foundations, each of which has a role to play in addressing specific human behaviours:
Care/Harm: evolved for the protection and care of vulnerable offspring
Fairness/Cheating: evolved to encourage sharing and punish cheating
Loyalty/Betrayal: evolved to bind people together in social groups and to punish defectors
Authority/Subversion: evolved to bind people within a hierarchical social structure within the group
Sanctity/Degradation: evolved to protect health by avoiding unsafe foods and encouraging hygienic practises
Liberty/Oppression: evolved to balance the personal freedom and group loyalty
• Section 3: Morality binds and blinds
The central metaphor we are 90 percent bee and 10 percent chimp. We naturally tend to aggregate into large social groups bound by shared morals. In this context religion should not be seen as a parasitic meme, but as a social tool that binds people together into a cohesive and effective unit. Further, our political inclinations are a function of our individual sensitivities to each of the 6 moral foundations. Socialists are primarily driven by Care/Harm considerations for “social justice” and equality of outcomes. Conservatives are more concerned with maintaining social capital in an imperfect world where people cheat and exploit the system. Neither has a monopoly on righteousness, and each has their place in maintaining a balanced society.
I thought that this was an excellent book, grounded in science, which succeeds in its main argument that morality is an evolutionary adaptation whose purpose is to behind social groups together. I also very much enjoyed the description of how the field of moral psychology has developed over time. I have only a few points to discuss:
1. Religion as a meme
Haidt argues that the new Atheists are wrong in characterising Religion as a pernicious meme, and that instead it has a social purpose in binding people together into a cohesive whole. I think he overstates his case, and that his argument is not incompatible with that of the new atheists (Dawkins, Hitchens etc). Although the set of religions as a whole may well have a social purpose (religion has spontaneously evolved too often for it not to have some use), each individual religion can also be regarded as a meme that exploits humanity’s social needs to propagate itself. Thus when Haidt states that religions change over time to fit the needs of a changing society, the New Atheists would argue that the meme mutates and evolves with its host to ensure its continued propagation. It is merely a question of perspective.
2. Moral foundations of political views
Although, the conclusion of Haidt’s discussion of the moral foundations for Conservative and Liberal viewpoints is a refreshing call for tolerance, I thought that this was the weakest part of the book. His claim that political beliefs can be traced back to differing sensitivities to the 6 moral foundations mentioned above was justified by social surveys in which people were asked their political orientation and then asked to answer moral questionnaires. Conservatives and Liberals were then found to have different reactions to questions that targeted particular moral foundations. Correlation is not necessarily causation I thought that some of the graphs showed relatively weak relationships. In order for Haidt to be right the questions must be formulated so that the subject interprets them in the way intended, and that each question must target the intended moral foundation correctly. There is significant room for error and ambiguity there. His results seemed strong enough to draw general but not specific conclusions from.
3. I have an old friend whose politics are different from mine (he is a lifelong Socialist), so I bought him a copy of the book in the hope that it would provide some perspective and allow us to better understand each other’s viewpoints. As I handed it over he took one look and said “Not bloody Haidt, I hated that book.” We continue to avoid discussing politics. I am pessimistic that Haidt’s call for political toleration will be heeded.
I thought that this was a terrific book, and one of the best we have read in a while.”
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