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September 25, 2018

After years of being in the works, Sad Mad Glad: The Musical is finally happening.

Four Dolphins Press, publisher for the Sad Mad Glad Book series by Stump & Strawn, and Contemporary Youth Arts Company have teamed up to create, Sad Mad Glad: The Musical.

Mark S...

November 18, 2017

The Sad Mad Glad Guys, Chuck & Jim, had a great time at the 62nd Annual WV Reading Association Conference. First off, they sponsored the Author Luncheon featuring Tony Caridi and his 'Oh Where Oh Where Could We Go in West Virginia'.

He was a huge hit!

Secondly, they held...

November 14, 2017

November 12-18, 2017 is West Virginia Family Reading Week.  The West Virginia Library Commission promotes the week as way to improve scholastic success and family bonding.

According to the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), children who are read to at...

October 23, 2017

The following is a synopsis of the Putnam County Rotary Club meeting of Tuesday, Oct. 3.

In the 10 years since he began publishing "attitude" books for youngsters, Chuck Stump has shared his ideas with thousands of children and adults.

In the interest of standardized tes...

October 18, 2017

We know that having healthy childhoods includes developing healthy social and emotional skills, which can lead to healthy behaviors. However, all children will showcase some behaviors that are not ideal, which is a part of growing up. Knowing what to do if your child i...

October 8, 2017

From: AHA Parenting

So you want to raise an emotionally intelligent child and and you're wondering where to begin? Start with these six steps.

Of course, number 1 is to read the Sad Mad Glad books to your children.

2. Acknowledge your child’s perspective and empathize.


September 30, 2017

From: Your OT

We all want our children to grow up and be productive, caring and responsible adults.

But are many parents doing an injustice to the children by over-protecting and hovering over them?

There is a silent tragedy developing right now, in our homes, and it conc...

September 25, 2017

Looking for activities to keep the kiddos busy during the month of October?

Besides reading the Sad Mad Glad books, there are lots of fun things to do in the 10th month of the calendar year.

Doing the Days of October

1.   Homemade Cookie Day (No Bake Cookies Here)...

September 22, 2017

Besides reading the Sad Mad Glad Book series to your children, there are 7 other secrets to raising a happy child according to Marguerite Lamb.

As a parent you obviously want your children to be happy, but how do you develop that?

We all want the same things for our kids...

September 18, 2017

From: KQED

When the Sad Mad Glad guys visit your school, the students are in for a real treat. Not only do they learn about the importance of a positive attitude, but they do it in a way that is full of movement, questions, hands-on and very stimulating. It is a wonderf...

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