"What to Do When You Grumble Too Much" is an interactive self-help book that guides 6- to 12-year-old children and their parents through the cognitive-behavioral techniques used to treat negative thinking. Lively metaphors and illustrations make difficult concepts easy to understand, while step-by-step instructions and drawing and writing activities help children master skills that foster a happier, more positive outlook. Engaging and easy to follow, this "What to Do" guidebook empowers children to work toward change. It includes a... read more
Written for children, ages 6-12 who are victims to school bullies. Gus nudged his friend. 'Want to meet someone with blue cheese breath and stinky feet? Hey, Blue Cheese Breath, give me your homework so I can copy it.' I looked into Gus's mean green eyes... Steve has to do something about Gus. But what? He doesn't know how to make Gus leave him alone. He's afraid to ask for help. And he's afraid things will get even worse if he tells. When his parents find out anyway, Steve is surprised to feel relieved. And when they help him ... read more
Appropriate for "Tween/Teen" market. Ginny Morris is in the fourth grade and her parents have been divorced for two years. She goes back and forth between her mother's apartment and her father's house, switching each Sunday ("switch day"). Ginny's character is smart, spunky, and a bit precocious, with a wry sense of humor. Children in shared custody arrangements have to cope with many practical as well as emotional challenges and Ginny confronts and encounters most of them. Ages 8 - 12 years
What to Do When You Worry Too Much is an interactive self-help book designed to guide 6-12 year olds and their parents through the cognitive-behavioral techniques most often used in the treatment of generalized anxiety.
Engaging, encouraging, and easy to follow, this book educates, motivates, and empowers children to work towards change. It includes a note to parents by psychologist and author Dawn Huebner, PhD.
A story about "your body belongs to you" and a child's right to say no. It is designed to help children learn about body boundaries and learn to express themselves when they don't like something, even if that something is as benign as the tickles of a trusted adult. Uncle Willy is Kyle's favorite relative, but sometimes Uncle Willy's tickles bother Kyle. In this charming story that features a nonthreatening, much-loved adult and avoids controversial sexual issues, Kyle must find a way to understand his right to his own physical... read more
An appealing, read-aloud book about grumpiness and anger - and how to banish these negative emotions with positive thoughts. It takes a light-hearted approach to anger management, which is an important topic for youngsters. It repeats phrases in a way that will appeal to children - and will stick with them. It contains an extensive and useful Note to Parents, written by a psychologist.
Kate was the best dog ever. Kate was Aleta's dog. Kate has died. And Aleta's never experienced death before. This is a sensitive, beautifully written book designed to help young people cope with their grief over the death of a pet. It is filled with both poignancy and humor - a combination that really 'hooks' readers of all ages. It deals specifically with the loss of a dog, but acknowledges that grief can accompany the loss of any pet. It takes seriously the emotional depth of grief. Ages 8 to 13 years
This is a book for overweight children, especially girls, who engage in emotional eating. Its message is that they CAN change this habit and learn new ways to deal with their feelings besides relying on food. A realistic fictional character
Fire! Spiders! Thunder! Clowns! Monsters! Kids can be afraid of lots of things. It's normal. But these fears can seem really big! Well, have no fear; "Sometimes I'm Scared" is here. This book outlines easy steps kids can use to overcome their everyday fears. An extensive Note to Parents gives parents additional information on why fears naturally develop and how to help their kids understand and deal with common fears.
Toodles is a turkey who despises the sound of her "gobble gobble," her spindly legs, and her brown feathers. She just doesn't like herself at all! So she goes in search of a new voice, thinking it will bring her happiness.
In this goofy, fun-filled quest, Toodles discovers that she's just the way she's meant to be, "gobble gobble" and all. Kids will identify with Toodles' struggle with insecurity.
I Want Your Moo is a silly and funny lesson in self-acceptance and self-esteem. And it's perfect to read aloud to kids! T... read more
This book guides children and their parents through the cognitive-behavioral techniques used to treat problems with anger.
Engaging examples, lively illustrations, and step-by-step instructions teach children a set of "anger dousing" methods aimed at cooling angry thoughts and controlling angry actions, resulting in calmer, more effective kids.
This interactive self-help book is the complete resource for educating, motivating, and empowering children to work toward change.
Good things come in threes, especially with best friends Lindsey, Bella, and Kate. But friendships of three come with their own problems, like feeling left out, having to choose one friend over another, and feeling jealous when other people come into your circle. Lindsey, Bella, and Kate go though these and other problems, fighting, making amends, finding solutions, and becoming better friends.
Sally Sanders is good at everything she does, or so it seems. Secretly she is afraid that if she can't do something well, or be the best, she will feel like a failure. She is scared that she is not "good enough." As a perfectionist, hitting the wrong note at a piano recital, or not making the soccer team feels like the end of the world!Gradually, through the help of her teachers and mother, Sally learns to have fun and not worry so much about being the best. She realizes that making mistakes is a part of learning, and that doing he... read more
Nail biting. Thumb sucking. Hair twirling. Scab picking. Shirt chewing. Do you have a habit that's hard to stop? A habit that embarrasses you or gets you in trouble? If so, you're not alone. Lots of kids have habits they wish they could lose. But habits are stronger than wishes. They lock on, holding you tight. Even if you want to break free, you can't. Unless you have the keys."What to Do When Bad Habits Take Hold" guides children and their parents through the cognitive-behavioral techniques used to treat a variety of habits. Enga... read more
A child often experiences separation from his or her parents -- whether it is to go to a playgroup, to school, to camp, or a stay with relatives -- with a mixture of anticipation, fear, and anxiety. This book, a fairy tale dream, describes and elaborates in the character of a young boy the various feelings that many children experience when they begin school. It gently suggests ways that children can resolve their conflicts about separating from their parents and offers children, through their identification with the boy, an opport... read more
It is a common experience for young children to cling to parents and refuse to speak in unfamiliar situations. However, some children continue their silence for weeks, months, or even years -- behavior known as "elective mutism." This warm and inviting story of Anna, a young girl who is afraid to speak at school, can be a useful learning tool and a comfort to children suffering from all degrees of stranger anxiety.