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  • Anxiety Solutions for Kids: 50 ways to ride the wave

    Anxiety Solutions for Kids: 50 ways to ride the wave

    by Selina Byrne

    At last—a set of 50 cards with lots of simple, practical, creative, fun activities for children who experience worry or anxiety from time to time—and that is every child! These cards are based on solution-focussed, strengths-based techniques used for many years by experienced consulting psychologist, Selina Byrne M.A.P.S, to help children with worry and anxiety, and to build their wellbeing and resilience. For most people, flashes of worry, nervousness or apprehension happen every now and then. Such experiences serve us very well—they are part of a healthy warning system that develops...

  • Attachment and Emotional Development in the Classroom: Theory and Practice

    Attachment and Emotional Development in the Classroom: Theory and Practice

    by David Colley and Paul Cooper

    As of 2016 the Department for Education (DfE) want to ensure all trainee teachers have an understanding of emotional development and attachment, and so this book presents the key concepts that are essential for training in this area to ensure all teachers are up to date. Attachment issues and mental health have a huge impact on pupils' performance and so an understanding of young people's emotional development is crucial for any teacher. Increasing teachers understanding and skills around emotional development can prevent many long term mental health difficulties in our...

  • Being the Best Me Series: Dream On! A book about possibilities

    Being the Best Me Series: Dream On! A book about possibilities

    by Cheri J. Meiners

    Imagination and motivation are key to young children’s happiness and health. Thinking about dreams and goals can help children cope with challenges when they arise and view life through a hopeful lens. With this encouraging book, nurture children’s imaginations and help them enjoy taking responsibility for their choices and goals. A section for adults includes advice for motivating kids and teaching about goal setting at home, at school, and in childcare. *Being the Best Me Series:* From the author of the popular Learning to Get Along® books come the first...

  • Being the Best Me Series: Grow Strong! A book about healthy habits

    Being the Best Me Series: Grow Strong! A book about healthy habits

    by Cheri J. Meiners

    Establishing patterns of a healthy diet, exercise, and sleep helps children stay physically active, make friends, learn well, and enjoy emotional health—all of which lead to greater happiness. Children’s health and confidence can increase as they become more aware of their own unique bodies and abilities, and as they incorporate the self-care principles presented in this warm and encouraging book. A section for adults includes advice for motivating kids and teaching about being healthy at home, at school, and in childcare. *Being the Best Me Series:* From the author of the...

  • Cake & I Scream!: …being bossy isn’t sweet

    Cake & I Scream!: …being bossy isn’t sweet

    by Michael Genhart

    Cake's best friend Ice Cream is really cool. He can lick everyone at dodgeball. Together, Cake and Ice Cream love having fun and going to parties! But when Ice Cream wants something, he wants it right now. And if he doesn't get his way, he has a meltdown. His bossy behaviour starts to give everyone a brain freeze. Eventually Ice Cream has an important realization…and becomes his sweet, soft self again! Includes a Note to Parents, Caregivers, and Educators with more information about bossy behaviour, and strategies to help. *Author Bio:* *Michael...

  • Children’s Mental Health and Emotional Well-being in Primary Schools: A whole school approach

    Children’s Mental Health and Emotional Well-being in Primary Schools: A whole school approach

    by Howard, Burton, Levermore & Ba

    The mental health and emotional wellbeing of children is fantastically important. It has a huge impact on learning and development and more and more, there is recognition of the importance of mental health for everyone. Despite this, many school staff feel overwhelmed and lack confidence when it comes to dealing with these issues in their classrooms. This new text is written for all those working in primary schools. It supports schools to develop strategies to enhance the importance of mental health and emotional wellbeing, to work on preventative strategies...

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