Everyone feels sad and lonely sometimes. Perhaps your best friend has moved away, or you’re being teased or bullied at school. Are you worried about someone you love, or maybe you’re just feeling blue and you don’t know the reason. What to do When You’re Sad and Lonely is a guide to help children learn: The signs of being sad, and what your sad feelings might be telling you; coping skills to teach yourself how to shake off sad feelings; exercises that help you get a handle on your feelings; ways to connect with other people in your life and make new friends; what to do about sad and lonely feelings that are too hard to handle on your own; how experts can help; a special ‘note to grown-ups’ to share with your parent or another family adult and more…
The author, James J Crist, is a psychologist, and the author of What to do When You’re Scared and Worried.