“The Positive Dog”

Good afternoon everyone!  How was your weekend?  We spent most of our time lounging in front of fans, trying to keep cool…

We also read a book that Baseball and Zooey thought I should share with you – even if it’s not about cats :P

The book is called The Positive Dog, and it was written by best-selling author Jon Gordon.  A quick read, it centers around two dogs, Matt and Bubba who live in a shelter.  Matt is not a very Positive Dog, and gets very sad whenever a family comes to the shelter and doesn’t adopt him :( Bubba has been there a while, and one day he decides to give Matt some advice that changes both their lives, and the shelter forever!!  The advice is how to feed your positive dog.

Broken down into chapters, each of which has a easy to follow step on how to become more positive in your own life, The Positive Dog is a fantastic introductory book for parents who want to teach their children how to have a positive outlook from an early age.

Simple tips, such as taking a gratitude walk every day, learning how to tell ourselves positive stories instead of negative ones, and changing complaints into solutions, will change the way you and your child view the world around you for the better!

As Gordon says, “Create the good old days right now and believe even better days are ahead of you,” so why not start your child off on the right foot and help them develop that positivity muscle early?  The talking dogs, Matt and Bubba, are heartwarming main characters, and they make the lessons in The Positive Dog easily accessible and enjoyable for young and old alike.

When you get to the end, be sure to check out his 11-day Action Plan that will help you and your family implement all of the advice into your daily lives with easy step-by-step instructions.  There’s also a Positivity Pledge that I would encourage you all to check out, and maybe even post somewhere that’s easy for everyone in the family to see.

Remember: “Being positive really is a choice and feeding the positive dog inside you is one of the most important choices you can make” (Gordon). So be sure to give your child the tools, today!

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