Good-bye, Bumps! ~Talking to What's Bugging You, is an excellent book written by Dr. Wayne W. Dyer and his daughter Saje Dyer. Saje tells a wonderful story of her childhood where she was able to overcome a physical condition by changing her attitude and not allowing her physical problem to have power over her. This book is wonderfully illustrated by Stacey Heller Budnick with adorable and cheerful illustrations.
I love the message in the story that helps children understand that sometimes things that bother them about themselves can be changed while other times they need to embrace their uniqueness. Even though we may not be able to change a situation, we have the power and choice on how to let our limitations and challenges affect us. I love the saying, "I choose to be happy!" Sometimes that can be a very difficult thing, but I think that it is important to teach our children to think positively about themselves and to know that they are each special and unique individuals. As adults, we would be smart to have the same thought process. My daughters and I love the quote in our family "We are daughters of God, who loves us, and we love him" (you could easily substitute the word daughters for sons). God made each of us unique and we need to embrace our uniqueness.
In the back of the book Dr. Wayne and Saje Dyer have written a letter to parents. I love the part where they say "Yes, there are some things that none of us can change or make go away, but taking the focus off of "it" really does make a difference".
I made this printable poster for you to go along with the quote. Simply click on the above picture and then click "save as" to save a copy for yourself. Please remember that this poster is for personal or classroom use only. Thanks!
After reading Good-bye, Bumps!, with my children, we were able to have a wonderful discussion. I love it when we find books like this one, where the story is engaging, the message is powerful, the pictures are lovely, and you can have great dialogues with your kids. I asked my daughters what they thought of this book and they gave it two thumbs up. I would give it two thumbs up as well with a 5 out of 5 star rating!
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Here are a few more children's book titles written by Dr. Wayne W. Dyer that I can't wait to check out and read with my daughters:
Incredible You! 10 ways to let your Greatness shine through.
Unstoppable Me! 10 Ways to soar Through Life
It's Not What You've Got! Lessons for Kids on M0ney and Abundance
No Excuses! How What You Say Can Get In Your Way
I am - Why Two Little Words Mean So Much
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FTC Disclosure: I received this book for free from Hay House Publishing for this review. The opinion in this review is unbiased and reflects my honest judgment and opinion of the book.
This "Good-bye, Bumps! Talking to What's Bugging You Book Review and Free Printable" first appeared on my blog, Learn and Grow Designs, on March 13, 2014.