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About Jennifer Law
Jennifer Law grew up in Iowa. She is currently an elementary school counselor. She has held this role for more than 15 years. She has the wonderful opportunity to watch students grow from kindergarteners to 5th graders. Her work with students struggling to handle feelings of anger inspired her to write her first book, Pause Power. Through her work as a school counselor, she knows that using stories to teach children is a great way for kids to learn the skill of pausing before they react. The choices children make matter because children matter.
She continues to live in Iowa with her wonderful husband and their two sons.
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When Pausing Can Be Powerful!
Uh-oh! Gabe is losing it again. See all those big, bright buttons popping up all over his body? They come out whenever someone or some situation gets under his skin. And they pop up ALL. THE. TIME. Push his button and Gabe starts fighting. Push that button and Gabe starts yelling. Push any button, and Gabe overreacts, gets mad, makes poor choices and lands in trouble. What he really needs is a reset button!
In this clever tale from school counselor and debut author Jennifer Law, young readers learn how to use PAUSE POWER to reset their mindset, calm down, stop losing control, and prevent anger when others push their buttons. It's a great lesson and fun read for students in grades K through 6. Tips for parents and educators to help children managing their emotions when they become angry and to raise self-awareness in themselves are included at the end of the picture book.
In fact, there's hardly anything worse in Gabe's eyes than having to wait. Whether it's waiting for classmates to get quiet enough to go to P.E., or waiting for his turn in the lunch line, Gabe is just plain tired of waiting!
But imagine Gabe's surprise when his grumbling and waiting is interrupted by a small voice coming from an unlikely place - his left shoe! That's when Gabe meets Lefty, who notices Gabe's restlessness and provides him with some tips on how to be patient. That sure was surprising for Gabe! But what was even more surprising was when his right shoe, Lacey, pipes in to explain why it's important to practice patience - even when it's hard!
Will Gabe be able to use these strategies to keep himself calm and remain patient when he has to wait? PreK through 5th grade students are sure to relate to Gabe's struggles and find ways to use the tips to practice patience at school and at home.
Included at the end of the story are tips for parents and educators to help set children up for success later in life by teaching them how to practice patience by staying calm and waiting their turn.