Activities for Self Care and Emotional Support including Art, Yoga, and Mindfulness
Author: Bonnie Thomas
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
This photocopiable activity book helps teens and tweens who are feeling voiceless, ineffective or fearful in response to events at a world, community or individual level. It incorporates exercises using art and craft, nutrition, mindfulness, yoga and other movement based activities. This book offers dozens of suggestions, interventions, and activities for ways that tweens and teens can care for their physical and mental health, including managing life's stressors, how to recognize 'red flags' in a relationship, and listening to their body's intuition more often. Ideal for mental health counselors, social workers, program coordinators, and other providers working with this age group, it can also be used by parents.
The Development of Thinking and Learning in the Age of Information
Author: Balu H. Athreya
This important text synthesizes the state of knowledge related to thinking and technology and provides strategies for helping young people cultivate thinking skills required to navigate the new digital landscape. The rise of technology has resulted in new ways of searching and communicating information among youth, often creating information “overload”. We do not know how the new technologies will affect the ways young people learn and think. There are plenty of warnings about the dangers of information technology, but there is also enormous potential for technology to aid human thinking, which this book explores from an open-minded perspective. Coverage Includes: - An up to date review of the literature on thinking skills in general, and in relation to technology.- Practical guidelines for thinking with technology.- A scholarly review of the characteristics of the digital generation.- A discussion of the various steps involved in the thinking process.- A historical context of the Information Age and the transition from oral history, to printing press, to the Internet. Thinking Skills for the Digital Generation: The Development of Thinking and Learning in the Age of Information is an invaluable reference for educators and research professionals particularly interested in educational technology, and improving thinking and problem-solving skills.
The only evidence-based program available for teaching socialskills to adolescents with autism spectrum disorders Two nationally known experts in friendship formation and anxietymanagement address the social challenges faced by adolescents withautism spectrum disorders (ASD). The book helps educators instructyouth on conversing with others, displaying appropriate bodylanguage, managing anxiety, initiating and participating inget-togethers, and more. The book is filled with helpfulinformation on ASD to aid teachers who have received littletraining on the topic. Extremely practical, the book includeslesson plans, checklists, and sidebars with helpful advice. Based on UCLA's acclaimed PEERS program, the onlyevidence-based approach to teaching social skills to adolescentswith ASD Contains best practices for working with parents, which is thekey to helping kids learn social skills The authors discuss the pros and cons of teaching students withASD in educational settings like full inclusion (good for academicsbut bad for social skills) and pull-out special day classes (wherethe reverse is true) Provides a much-needed book for teachers at all levels forhelping students develop the skills they need to be successful.
This book provides coping skills to assist tweens and teens through what has been suggested as the most difficult developmental phase of life. The book can be used more as a "cookbook" with recipes to make your day better. One of the great things about this book is the reader does not have to read the book all the way through, and can even randomly open the book to a coping skill to try for the day. These coping skills are creative, fun, calming, and many are supported by research to enhance your mood. This book is written at about a 4th or 5th grade reading-level so most individuals in this age-range will be able to understand the material. "Happy" reading!
Ninety Activities That Teach Children, Adolescents, and Adults Skills Crucial to Success in Life (3rd Ed.)
Author: John M. Malouff
Publisher: Charles C Thomas Publisher
Since the publication of the first edition in 1998, the authors have maintained a strong interest in positive psychology focusing on skills and methods for living effectively and happily. This updated and revised third edition provides descriptions of 90 engaging activities that can be used to teach valuable, social, emotional, and problem-solving skills. Some of the skills taught include identifying and expressing one's own emotions, identifying emotions in others, coping with stressors, making and keeping friends, setting goals, and solving real-life problems. The game and challenge aspects of the activities engage the trainee in the activity, while the instructional aspects of the book explain to the trainee how and when to apply a skill in everyday life. The book provides background information on the value of the skills taught by the activities, guidance on how to use the activities to maximum effect, and examples of how various types of trainees reacted to the activities. The skills taught range from the elementary, such as identifying emotions others are experiencing, to the sophisticated, such as providing leadership and solving real-life problems. Counselors, psychotherapists, teachers, and parents can use the activities to facilitate the development of important skills in maladjusted or well-adjusted individuals. Rhea Zakich, creator of the Ungame, wrote in the foreword: “I'm struck by the breadth and practicality of the subjects covered and I appreciate the suggested discussion topics at the end of each activity. . . . The fact that many of these exercises involve the entire person, body, mind and emotions, will help the participants retain what they learn and be more apt to transfer their learning to everyday life.”
A Complete Parenting Guide to Address ADHD: Mindful Approaches to Help Your Child, Tween, and Teen Improve Focus, Self-Regulation, and Success in School and Life
Author: Kelly Barkley Phd
Are you presently feeling frustrated, ashamed, lost, angry, and depressed over your child's, tween's, or teen's ADHD diagnosis and struggles to cope with the symptoms? Is your home typically characterized by more chaos than calmness? Do you need to add more natural, holistic, and mindfulness tools to expand your parenting approach at home when your son or daughter is constantly battling to exhibit self-regulation, time management, organization, and healthy social relationships? If you have been experiencing nonstop battles and endless bickering with your kids with ADHD lately over chores, homework, communication skills, grades, and future planning, then this book will fan the flames of discord and disconnection. While ADHD for Parents: A Complete Parenting Guide to Address ADHD: Mindful Approaches to Help Your Child, Tween, and Teen Improve Focus, Self-Regulation, and Success in School and Life doesn't deliver instant cures, magical unicorns, or genies in a bottle, it offers knowledge, tips, research-based studies, practical suggestions, and holistic techniques to add more peace and mindfulness into your parenting paradigm. While parents will love and appreciate the suggestions, it's also applicable for anyone who works with kids as well as adolescents. Is your mind more "mind-full" than mindful currently as a parent when addressing ADHD and the integrated impacts that it causes on physically, socioemotionally, academically, cognitively, behaviorally, and spiritually? Then consider this book as your resilient road map and new BFF to integrate more holistic health, happiness, and empowerment into your families today as you confidently cope with ADHD using an array of mindfulness. How does this book differ from some of the other options on the market? Well, this one merges not only parenting advice and experiences but also over 15 years of secondary teaching expertise to address preschool through postsecondary ages, thus, making it comprehensive in its scope and diverse range of strategies. Specifically, this resource offers real examples, no-nonsense, sensory-rooted, humorous, authenticity, effective tools, and extensive studies to validate why mindfulness transcends merely a popular trend or hot buzz in mainstream media and conversations today. You don't have to be a yogi or meditation guru to excel at mindfulness parenting for ADHD. Instead, we'll examine what ADHD is, its numerous challenges for kids and parents, and then present the purpose, premises, and main objectives of mindfulness. We will integrate specific strategies for academic and vocational success, enriched self-esteem, creative and fun social skills training, mindful movement, and physical strategies, plus so much more! In sum, this book will guide your parenting path from perilous to peaceful; it will facilitate increased focus, better positive communication skills, increased trust, holistic nutritional tips for mindful family meals and snacks, self-esteem boosters, and proactive stress management techniques. It will dispel what mindfulness is not and will clarify what it is, why it's proven as a nonpharmacological technique for parents, coaches, teachers, family members, and any adults who work with child and teen populations, and how, you, too, can enjoy the holistic benefits from mindfulness for ADHD. Let's hit the gas on this childrearing adventure! (*Buy the Paperback version of this book and you will get the Kindle version for FREE)
Renegade Rules for Raising Confident and Creative Kids
Author: Heather Shumaker
Category: Family & Relationships
When it comes to parenting, sometimes you have to trust your gut. With her first book, It’s OK Not to Share, Heather Shumaker overturned all the conventional rules of parenting with her “renegade rules” for raising competent and compassionate kids. In It’s Ok To Go Up the Slide, Shumaker takes on new hot-button issues with renegade rules such as: - Recess Is A Right - It’s Ok Not To Kiss Grandma - Ban Homework in Elementary School - Safety Second - Don’t Force Participation Shumaker also offers broader guidance on how parents can control their own fears and move from an overscheduled life to one of more free play. Parenting can too often be reduced to shuttling kids between enrichment classes, but Shumaker challenges parents to reevaluate how they’re spending their precious family time. This book helps parents help their kids develop important life skills in an age-appropriate way. Most important, parents must model these skills, whether it’s technology use, confronting conflict, or coping emotionally with setbacks. Sometimes being a good parent means breaking all the rules. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Covers the entire spectrum of psychology, including: notable people, theories and terms; landmark case studies and experiments; applications of psychology in advertising, medicine and sports; and career information.
I Am Awesome! A Healthy Workbook for Kids was written with the needs of our youth in mind. It was written for both boys and girls, especially the tweens (ages 8-12) and early teens (13-14). The author wrote with the intention of helping this age group develop positive self-esteem. Kids have many physical and psychological changes to deal with while going through puberty, plus they are trying to cope with pressure from family, friends, teachers, coaches, and society in general, to act a certain way, often with mixed messages. This informative and motivating book will help the owner work through several of those challenges.This workbook can be used alone; in an educational or counseling setting; or, it can be something that a parent or guardian helps a child work through. Each of the six chapters of the workbook addresses one of the Six Types of Maturity:Personal - gaining self-knowledge and self-esteem by trying to work on feeling better about oneself and one's potential.Emotional - becoming aware of and able to understand and control one's feelings and thoughts; developing a positive outlook on life.Physical - taking good care of oneself as the body grows and develops, especially in terms of a healthy diet, adequate exercise, getting enough sleep, having good hygiene, and staying safe.Social - Making and keeping friends; improving communication skills; being at ease with a variety of people.Intellectual - Understanding the importance of learning about the world around us; gaining knowledge about one's interests; expanding one's creative mind.Ethical - Developing a sense of right and wrong; deciding how to be perceived; becoming a responsible citizen.The book also contains an Appendix of Fun Things to Do & Good Things to Know.