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A Garbage Can Day Book (list $16.50) $12.95     A Garbage Can Day Game $10.00

Book and Game Combination $20.00


Book also available at these sites:

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Recent Reviews

"I had not picked it up until last week but have already loved how useful it is in session! It helped me finally make a breakthrough with a client in her understanding of how emotions and body language are related and how we have to own our emotions before we can change

them. I even got an email from a mom to ask me about it! Thanks so much and congratulations on such a wonderful book!" Written by Psy.D Counselor


 "Wish I had a book like that when my mom died- I was 13...I love your book. I want to make a Garbage Can Day game." Written by adult in her early 60's


"I received the book yesterday. Thank you so much, I love it." Written by parent


"There should be more books like this one that helps children open up, express their feelings and pent-up problems. I love that Mom, at one point, tells Jake whatever choice YOU make it's OK, instead of pointing her young child to the "right" direction. I hope the writers and illustrator will continue producing more of them. They should find a place in each K to 12 school in the country!" Reviewer on Amazon  


A Garbage Can Day is a wonderful book for children and parents alike. Everyone in our family could relate to the characters. It even helped the men, young and old, in our family to recognize their emotions and name them. The illustrations are fantastic! Reviewer on Amazon


 "This book and game gave our elementary school daughter a way to more easily express her feelings and frustrations with her chronic illness. I was amazed at how the game helped us to talk about our feelings (helped me as well)." Workshop Attendee   


“A Garbage Can Day” is the story of a boy named Jake who has been having some tough days at school. When his mother tries to start a conversation, Jake refuses to talk about it. Jake’s mother does not know how to get Jake to open up. A suggestion from Jake’s father gives Jake and his mother the tool that they need to have an honest discussion about the emotions that Jake is feeling. The two play the “Garbage Can Day Game,” and Jakes begins to understand how he can take control of what he is feeling.

     “A Garbage Can Day” is a great book for children (and adults too!) that need help with talking about their feelings. As an elementary school teacher, I have seen many students hold their feelings inside. This does not help the student or the others in their class to come up with a good solution to the issue(s).

     I also like how the game helps to start a discussion in a non-threatening way. Often adults struggle with ways to start these conversations with children, but Kulig and Skulski have really tapped in to what teachers and parents would need to help children open up to them. I would definitely recommend this book.

     A free downloadable copy of the game board is available on the "For Parents or Teachers" page on the book's official website. Written by school librarian


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