Would you like to give the ultimate gift to a child? Can you think of a child that is incapable of speaking kindly to themselves? Positive Me! helps establish positive self-talk through repeating simple and effective sentences on colorful and engaging illustrated pages. Positive Me! can immediately redirect kids’ negative thinking by completing for them, in positive terms, sentences that begin with “I am.” When combined with positive, self-affirming words, “I am” can be two of the most powerful words in a child’s vocabulary, words that can have a major developmental impact on a child’s life. Positive Me! is original, simple, and effective. This book encourages adults to read to kids; kids can then read and practice the sentences to themselves. Although this book targets elementary school-age children, the content is universal enough to appeal to and inspire children of any age!

Author ,
Isbn 1684713323
Genre Juvenile Fiction
Year 2019-12-04
Pages
Language English
File format PDF

Even though you can't see them, we all have feelings. Some feelings are fluffy and make us feel good. Some are sharp and make us unhappy. Sometimes we have fluffy and sharp feelings at the same time! It's ok to have different types of feelings, but there are some things we can do to let the sharp feelings out when they get too big, or when we have too many. This picture book is ideal for children ages 5 and above to help them understand why they might experience different emotions, and what they can do to help them manage their emotions in a positive way. Written in simple language, this book will be an excellent tool for any child who finds it difficult to understand their emotions, particularly those with attachment difficulties, or a learning or developmental disability.

Author Tracey Ross
Isbn 1784504661
Genre Education
Year 2017-03-21
Pages 40
Language English
File format PDF

Helping children develop good self-esteem means helping them simply be themselves. It means letting them know how loved and cherished they are—just because of who they are. The elfin friends in this colorful book lead the young reader through a process of self-discovery: exploring uniqueness, building a healthy self-image, and preparing for challenging situations. Every child in the world is special, gifted, and wonderful. And each one deserves to feel “happy to be me”! This honest and upbeat book will bring real help and understanding.

Author Christine A Adams,Robert J. Butch
Isbn 1497682983
Genre Self-Help
Year 2014-09-02
Pages 32
Language English
File format PDF

Young children need support and encouragement as they learn to value themselves and recognize their own worth—“not because of the things I do, not because of what I look like, not because of what I have . . . just because I am.” This book of sweet, simple affirmations for children helps them respect their bodies, acknowledge their own needs, and name their feelings. Just Because I Am invites little ones to love, accept, and feel good about themselves exactly as they are. A special section for parents, teachers, and caregivers includes activities and discussion questions to use with children.

Author Lauren Murphy Payne
Isbn 163198053X
Genre Juvenile Nonfiction
Year 2016-01-20
Pages 40
Language English
File format PDF

Dive into Riley's mind and see Pixar's upcoming film, Inside Out, as you never will in the theater. This unique chapter book offers unseen stories and insights to the movie from the stars themselves, as each chapter offers a different retelling of the film from one of Riley's emotions: Joy, Sadness, Fear, Anger, and Disgust.

Author Elise Allen,Disney Book Group
Isbn 1484719182
Genre Juvenile Fiction
Year 2015-05-05
Pages 80
Language English
File format PDF

The mental well-being of children and adults is shockingly poor. Marc Brackett, author of Permission to Feel, knows why. And he knows what we can do. "We have a crisis on our hands, and its victims are our children." Marc Brackett is a professor in Yale University’s Child Study Center and founding director of the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence. In his 25 years as an emotion scientist, he has developed a remarkably effective plan to improve the lives of children and adults – a blueprint for understanding our emotions and using them wisely so that they help, rather than hinder, our success and well-being. The core of his approach is a legacy from his childhood, from an astute uncle who gave him permission to feel. He was the first adult who managed to see Marc, listen to him, and recognize the suffering, bullying, and abuse he’d endured. And that was the beginning of Marc’s awareness that what he was going through was temporary. He wasn’t alone, he wasn’t stuck on a timeline, and he wasn’t “wrong” to feel scared, isolated, and angry. Now, best of all, he could do something about it. In the decades since, Marc has led large research teams and raised tens of millions of dollars to investigate the roots of emotional well-being. His prescription for healthy children (and their parents, teachers, and schools) is a system called RULER, a high-impact and fast-effect approach to understanding and mastering emotions that has already transformed the thousands of schools that have adopted it. RULER has been proven to reduce stress and burnout, improve school climate, and enhance academic achievement. This book is the culmination of Marc’s development of RULER and his way to share the strategies and skills with readers around the world. It is tested, and it works. This book combines rigor, science, passion and inspiration in equal parts. Too many children and adults are suffering; they are ashamed of their feelings and emotionally unskilled, but they don’t have to be. Marc Brackett’s life mission is to reverse this course, and this book can show you how.

Author Marc Brackett, Ph.D.
Isbn 1250212820
Genre Psychology
Year 2019-09-03
Pages 320
Language English
File format PDF

A friendly counting book invites young children to learn about coping with emotions. Young children often need help grasping the complexities of their feelings, which can sometimes be overwhelming. When children learn from an early age to handle their emotions in healthy ways, they are more likely to grow into adults who feel capable of facing life’s challenges. This friendly, positive picture book helps children understand their feelings better, giving them coping strategies for communicating and managing emotions more effectively. Using an inviting counting format, 1-2-3 My Feelings and Me invites children and adults to count to ten as they share and explore feelings together. “We feel our feelings in two important ways, in our bodies and in our minds. Our bodies may feel hot, shaky, or calm. Our minds and our thoughts might be telling us we are scared, or excited, or unhappy.” Along with presenting tools and strategies, the book reinforces emotional language and the ideas that while some feelings are more comfortable than others, all emotions are natural and important.

Author Goldie Millar,Lisa A. Berger
Isbn 1631983636
Genre Juvenile Nonfiction
Year 2020-12-16
Pages 40
Language English
File format PDF

Celebrate the wisdom of the sandbox—the witty, innocent, surprising, and yet completely sensible things that kids say and do. A little book with a big heart, Really Important Stuff My Kids Have Taught Me combines deceptively simple life lessons with engaging images that together not only offer insight but inspire joy. Kids see the world in a way that adults don’t, so glimpsing life through a child’s eyes offers a fresh—and often funny—perspective. Kids encourage us to be open-minded: There are a lot of different ways to get to the top of the jungle gym. To be fearless: Jump right in or you may change your mind about swimming. To aim high: Even babies grab for things just beyond their reach. To be kind to yourself: Sometimes you need a Saturday on a Wednesday. To follow your own path: If the flowers you draw don’t look like anyone else’s, that’s good. And to stay young: Go barefoot! Tune in to the chatter on the playground, and remind yourself how simple everything really is.

Author Cynthia L. Copeland
Isbn 0761187006
Genre Family & Relationships
Year 2015-08-11
Pages 176
Language English
File format PDF

Designed to promote reflection, discussion, and action among the entire learning community, Educating Everybody's Children encapsulates what research has revealed about successfully addressing the needs of students from economically, ethnically, culturally, and linguistically diverse groups and identifies a wide range of effective principles and instructional strategies. Although good teaching works well with all students, educators must develop an extensive repertoire of instructional tools to meet the varying needs of students from diverse backgrounds. Those tools and the knowledge base behind them are the foundation of this expanded and revised second edition of Educating Everybody's Children. Each strategy discussed in the book includes classroom examples and a list of the research studies that support it. The most important thing we have learned as a result of the education reform movement is that student achievement stands or falls on the motivation and skills of teachers. We must ensure that all teachers are capable of delivering a standards‐based curriculum that describes what students should know and be able to do, and that these standards are delivered by means of a rich and engaging "pedagogy of plenty." By these two acts we can ensure that all schools will be ready and able to educate everybody's children.

Author Robert W. Cole W. Cole
Isbn 1416612491
Genre Education
Year 2008-06-15
Pages 295
Language English
File format PDF

Packed with simple ideas to regulate the emotions and senses, this book will help children tackle difficult feelings head-on and feel awesome and in control! From breathing exercises, pressure holds and finger pulls, to fidgets, noise-reducing headphones and gum, the book is brimming with fun stuff to help kids feel cool, calm and collected. They will learn how to label difficult feelings, choose the perfect strategies and tools to tackle them, and use these correctly whether at home or at school. The strategies and tools are accompanied by cartoon-style illustrations, and the author includes useful tips for parents and teachers as well as handy visual charts and checklists to track learning and progress. Armed with this book, kids will be well on their way to managing difficult emotions and feeling just right in whatever situation life throws at them! Suitable for children with emotional and sensory processing difficulties aged approximately 7 to 14 years.

Author Lauren Brukner
Isbn 0857009621
Genre Family & Relationships
Year 2014-07-22
Pages 88
Language English
File format PDF

Now in 15 languages. Understand the different types of upsets and traumas your child may experience—and learn how to teach them how to be resilient, confident, and even joyful. The number of anxious, depressed, hyperactive and withdrawn children is staggering—and still growing! Millions have experienced bullying, violence (real or in the media), abuse or sexual molestation. Many other kids have been traumatized from more “ordinary” ordeals such as terrifying medical procedures, accidents, loss and divorce. Trauma-Proofing Your Kids sends a lifeline to parents who wonder how they can help their worried and troubled children now. It offers simple but powerful tools to keep children safe from danger and to help them “bounce back” after feeling scared and overwhelmed. No longer will kids have to be passive prey to predators or the innocent victims of life’s circumstances. In addition to arming parents with priceless protective strategies, best-selling authors Dr. Peter A. Levine and Maggie Kline offer an antidote to trauma and a recipe for creating resilient kids no matter what misfortune has besieged them. Trauma-Proofing Your Kids is a treasure trove of simple-to-follow “stress-busting,” boundary-setting, sensory/motor-awareness activities that counteract trauma’s effect on a child’s body, mind and spirit. Including a chapter on how to navigate the inevitable difficulties that arise during the various ages and stages of development, this ground-breaking book simplifies an often mystifying and complex subject, empowering parents to raise truly confident and joyful kids despite stressful and turbulent times.

Author Peter A. Levine, Ph.D.,Maggie Kline
Isbn 1583949720
Genre Family & Relationships
Year 2014-09-16
Pages 248
Language English
File format PDF

Feelings can be tricky, especially for children, so reach for this book for hints, tips, and advice on how to help children make the most of every situation, how to overcome difficult times, and how to love themselves and become happier. Why do you laugh when you hear a joke? Why do you cry during a sad movie? What is a smile, why do you blush when you're embarrassed, and why can you sometimes you can feel lots of different emotions at once? These are all questions young children ask, but the answers can be complicated. Discover how to talk to your little one about big feelings in this guide to emotions. My Mixed Emotions will become your friend and guide as you travel through the mixed-up world of emotions to help children discover the wonderful, unique person they are.

Author DK
Isbn 146548339X
Genre Juvenile Nonfiction
Year 2018-10-02
Pages 80
Language English
File format PDF

Intelligence That Comes from the Heart Every parent knows the importance of equipping children with the intellectual skills they need to succeed in school and life. But children also need to master their emotions. Raising an Emotionally Intelligent Child is a guide to teaching children to understand and regulate their emotional world. And as acclaimed psychologist and researcher John Gottman shows, once they master this important life skill, emotionally intelligent children will enjoy increased self-confidence, greater physical health, better performance in school, and healthier social relationships. Raising an Emotionally Intelligent Child will equip parents with a five-step "emotion coaching" process that teaches how to: * Be aware of a child's emotions * Recognize emotional expression as an opportunity for intimacy and teaching * Listen empathetically and validate a child's feelings * Label emotions in words a child can understand * Help a child come up with an appropriate way to solve a problem or deal with an upsetting issue or situation Written for parents of children of all ages, Raising an Emotionally Intelligent Child will enrich the bonds between parent and child and contribute immeasurably to the development of a generation of emotionally healthy adults.

Author John Gottman
Isbn 143912616X
Genre Family & Relationships
Year 2011-09-20
Pages 240
Language English
File format PDF

“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” - Maya Angelou In Manage My Emotions for Kids, author and kids’ emotional intelligence expert Dr. Kenneth Martz draws on over 25 years of experience helping children and families manage emotions and improve family communication to teach you how to help your elementary school children how to understand emotions, especially in this very stressful time of social isolation and despair. You and your children will learn proven methods for identifying emotions and give them valuable methods for practicing ways to overcome negative emotions. In this valuable self-improvement guide for managing emotions for kids, you will learn: Easy self-assessment practice that kids can do by themselves to learn how emotions are affecting their life, including understanding when multiple emotions are causing conflicts Proven coping skills for helping your child to overcome adversity and find happiness when they face common emotional issues like bullying, cliques and loneliness. The 6 main kids’ emotions and how to recognize them – Scared, Mad, Happy, Worried, Sad, and Love How to have courage, even when your child is scared or nervous. Would you like your child to be able to feel prepared to handle any emotional challenges that come their way? If so, then you will love Manage My Emotions for Kids. See also the free parent's guide which can be downloaded from the link included. Page Up and Order Now.

Author Kenneth Martz
Isbn 1735710962
Genre Education
Year 2021-01-12
Pages 25
Language English
File format PDF

A friendly counting book invites young children to learn about coping with emotions. Young children often need help grasping the complexities of their feelings, which can sometimes be overwhelming. When children learn from an early age to handle their emotions in healthy ways, they are more likely to grow into adults who feel capable of facing life’s challenges. This friendly, positive picture book helps children understand their feelings better, giving them coping strategies for communicating and managing emotions more effectively. Using an inviting counting format, 1-2-3 My Feelings and Me invites children and adults to count to ten as they share and explore feelings together. “We feel our feelings in two important ways, in our bodies and in our minds. Our bodies may feel hot, shaky, or calm. Our minds and our thoughts might be telling us we are scared, or excited, or unhappy.” Along with presenting tools and strategies, the book reinforces emotional language and the ideas that while some feelings are more comfortable than others, all emotions are natural and important.

Author Goldie Millar,Lisa A. Berger
Isbn 1631983636
Genre Juvenile Nonfiction
Year 2020-12-16
Pages 40
Language English
File format PDF

Janet Lansbury’s advice on respectful parenting is quoted and shared by millions of readers worldwide. Inspired by the pioneering parenting philosophy of her friend and mentor, Magda Gerber, Janet’s influential voice encourages parents and child care professionals to perceive babies as unique, capable human beings with natural abilities to learn without being taught; to develop motor and cognitive skills; communicate; face age appropriate struggles; initiate and direct independent play for extended periods; and much more. Once we are able to view our children in this light, even the most common daily parenting experiences become stimulating opportunities to learn, discover, and to connect with our child. “Elevating Child Care” is a collection of 30 popular and widely read articles from Janet’s website that focus on some of the most common infant/toddler issues: eating, sleeping, diaper changes, communication, separation, focus and attention span, creativity, boundaries, and more. Eschewing the quick-fix ‘tips and tricks’ of popular parenting culture, Janet’s insightful philosophy lays the foundation for a closer, more fulfilling parent/child relationship, and children who grow up to be authentic, confident, successful adults.

Author Janet Lansbury
Isbn 1499103670
Genre Family & Relationships
Year 2014-05-01
Pages 150
Language English
File format PDF

Does your child kick and scream when he doesn't get his way? Have meal times and running errands become emotional battles? The Everything Parent's Guide to Tantrums is your authoritative handbook to understanding what causes your child to have tantrums and which measures you can take to combat their occurrence. Author Joni Levine helps you: Understand your child's temperament Identify external influences that trigger tantrums Avoid responding emotionally to an outburst Use effective methods for calming your child Deal with tantrums in public Filled with realistic advice and practical tips, The Everything Parent's Guide to Tantrums is your key to a happy, well-adjusted child and peace at home-and elsewhere.

Author Joni Levine
Isbn 1605504297
Genre Family & Relationships
Year 2005-06-01
Pages 304
Language English
File format PDF

An increasing number of people in our country today acknowledge the fact that there is an enormous crisis in the field of early child care. The first chapter of this book examines the major reasons for the crisis and why the economic reality for most American households will cause the problem to continue to grow in the coming years. Following this, the second chapter discusses the criteria of a good early child care setup, based on professional literature in the field and the author's experience. The remainder of the book addresses the serious problem that most day-care workers are very poorly trained for their jobs. Six chapters are devoted to providing a practical guide for people who work with young children. They discuss, from current research in the field but without using technical language, current practical methods of working with children-at-risk or those who may potentially be at-risk. The focus is on working with children in groups, helping day-care workers and substitute parents to minimize or remediate the at-risk factor in the children in their care. The book also addresses parents of these children and emphasizes the need for cooperation between day-care workers and them so that child care providers can effectively convey the skills presented here. There is also a chapter on approaches to working with special children, such as children with autism, and those with physical or neurological impairments. This informative and sensitive book will be useful in advancing the training of workers in infant and early child care settings.

Author Nettie Becker,Paul Becker
Isbn 0398083347
Genre FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS
Year 1999-01-01
Pages 378
Language English
File format PDF

It is time to disrupt current criminological discourses which still exclude the perspectives of black scholars. Through the lens of black art, Martin Glynn explores the relevance black artistic contributions have for understanding crime and justice. Through art forms including black crime fiction, black theatre and black music, this book brings much needed attention to marginalized perspectives within mainstream criminology. Refining academic and professional understandings of race, racialization and intersectional aspects of crime, this text provides a platform for the contributions to criminology which are currently rendered invisible.

Author Glynn, Martin
Isbn 1529213959
Genre Social Science
Year 2021-05-17
Pages 160
Language English
File format PDF