Chillax!: How Ernie Learns to Chill Out, Relax, and Take Charge of His Anger
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Meet Ernie, a typical kid with an everyday life. Ernie has great friends, a great family (except for his annoying sister), and a great school.
There's only one problem—Ernie doesn't just get mad. He gets really, really MAD!!!
With the help of a school counselor and the support of his family, Ernie learns about his angry outbursts and discovers that he has the power to control and calm himself.
Chillax! also includes a kid-friendly resource section with even more information about emotions, plus easy-to-use tools and strategies for dealing with anger when it gets too big or out of control.
- Gold Medal, Moonbeam Children's Book Awards for Comic/Graphic Novel
- Mom's Choice Award for Juvenile Books – Self-Improvement (Gold)
After causing a small fire in his science class during an emotional meltdown, [Ernie] is sent to the school counselor, who offers him — and readers — not only some specific, useful strategies for controlling anger as it emerges, but also advice on 'unloading your emotional load,' in order to live more calmly. These ideas are far more comprehensive than the usual 'take a deep breath and count to 10' advice and include opportunities for practice during calmer times.