About My Book

Yell and Shout Cry and Pout teaches you how to:

  • Identify the eight basic emotions,
  • Know the purpose of each emotion, and
  • Identify common situations that trigger them,

so that you will be comfortable explaining emotions to children.

Emotions make you smart. Learning about your emotions early gives you a head start in life. It should be as important as learning about colors, shapes, and the alphabet.

My book, Yell and Shout, Cry and Pout, has been in the makings for a long time. It happened unexpectedly. I wanted a book about emotions that I could recommend to clients. Since I couldn’t find the comprehensive book I wanted, I decided to write it myself. What began as a book for adults morphed into a book for children. I realized that an emotional vocabulary was something that should be taught early and not left to chance.

When you teach children about their emotions they can begin to understand themselves better. Being able to name their emotions and communicate their needs will help them find ways to deal with everyday situations more skillfully. Sharing their emotions will lead to less frustration, more dialogue and increased problem solving. Children who can manage their emotions do better in school, with peers and later in life.

"There can be no transforming of darkness into light and of apathy into movement without emotion."
—Carl Jung