One of the Hardest Days of My Life

A Reproducible Book to Help Children Work Through Their Grief and Sadness After Experiencing a Life-Changing Event

Includes Digital Resources!


SKU: B783-Net

A reproducible book to help children work through their grief and sadness after experiencing a life-changing event.

It is difficult for adults to understand how and why terrible things happen. For children, it is not only difficult to understand, it is hard for them to cope with the disruption of their world and the many different feelings that arise.

Children want to know what happened and why it happened. But more importantly, they want to know how it will affect them directly. One of the Hardest Days of My Life was written to help children who are experiencing a shocking or upsetting life-changing event.

This reproducible workbook uses a cellphone and “selfie” theme to engage children. Children are encouraged to look inward at how they are feeling about the tragedy and use art to express themselves.

As children navigate through the event by drawing their thoughts and feelings in a safe and calm manner, they will identify the life-changing event, their thoughts and feelings about the event, and the adults and friends who can help them.

One of the Hardest Days of My Life also includes tips on how to help children who are experiencing a life-changing event. When tragedy strikes, children look to adults for clarity, comfort, and hope. These tips can be useful for both the professional counselor and the children’s parents.

The CD allows the user to easily print the student workbook in black and white or color. PDFs on CD are level 1 Whiteboard Compatible.

Written by Rebecca Schmidt
Paperback ISBN 9781575433158
Grades K-6
32 pages
Release Date January 1, 2016

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Rebecca Schmidt is an elementary school counselor at Lander Elementary School. She has taught second, third and fourth grades in Texas and has been a counselor for over 30 years, working in the Mayfield City School District for 29 years.

Schmidt has a Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood and Elementary Education from The University of Texas San Antonio and a Master’s Degree in Counseling and Psychology from Tarleton State University. She is also a Licensed Social Worker (LSW) by the Board of Counselors, Social Workers and Marriage and Family Therapists.

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