Seasoned classic helps kids cope with stress like a panic mechanic—updated to include modern stressors such as technology and social media.
Stress can make you feel anxious, awful, and afraid. It can leave you jumpy and jittery, upset and uptight. When kids show signs of stress, they need stress management tools that work.
The book explains what stress is, sources of stress, and coping skills. There is a section called “Stress Mess” that includes 12 common situations and ways to cope with them. It has Daily Ways to Keep Stress at Bay with simple steps kids can try. The visuals and activities are great and age appropriate. Refreshed to address modern stressors like electronic devices and social media, this updated classic helps kids deal with stress like a seasoned panic mechanic.
This book is Part of Self-Help for Kids® series at Free Spirit. Free Spirit is the leading publisher of learning tools that support children’s social-emotional health.
The Free Spirit Laugh & Learn® Series
Realistic topics, practical advice, silly jokes, fun illustrations, and a kid-centric point of view all add up to one of the most popular series young people turn to for help with school, families, siblings, and more. Kids ages 8–13 can tote these pocket-size guides anywhere and learn to slash stress, give cliques and rude people the boot, get organized, behave becomingly, and, in general, hugely boost their coping skills.
About Free Spirit Publishing: Free Spirit publishing has an excellent motto of ‘Meeting kids’ social and emotional needs since 1983’ and they have the catalog to back up this mission. There is so much good stuff on their website, that I really just encourage you to check it out and see what might interest you. I personally like their free Professional Development webinars, especially the webinar on Preparing the Next Generation of K–12 Student Leaders by Mariam G. MacGregor, M.S. For those looking for some great early education empowerment books, check out the author Elizabeth Verdick who has a great series called Toddler Tools.
About the Author(s): Trevor Romain is an award-winning author and illustrator as well as a sought-after motivational speaker. His books have sold more than a million copies and been published in eighteen languages. For more than twenty years, Trevor has traveled the world, speaking to thousands of school-age children. Trevor is well known for his work with the Make-A-Wish Foundation, the United Nations, UNICEF, the USO, and the Comfort Crew for Military Kids, which he co-founded. Trevor lives in Austin, Texas. www.trevorromain.com
Elizabeth Verdick has been writing books since 1997, the year her daughter was born. Her two children are the inspiration for nearly everything she writes. Before becoming an author, Elizabeth edited books for children and parents. These days she writes books for babies, toddlers, teens, and every age in between. She especially loves creating new board book series—including the Happy Healthy Baby® series, which is designed to capture the interest of your littlest readers. Elizabeth’s Toddler Tools® series helps young children and their parents cope with those tough times and transitions that happen every day (like naptime and bedtime). In the Best Behavior® series, she helps toddlers reach new milestones and improve their day-to-day behavior. Elizabeth also enjoys getting the chance to look at the funny side of life in the Laugh and Learn® series, which helps kids ages 8–13 get a handle on the social-emotional skills they’re developing throughout the elementary and middle school years. Elizabeth lives with her family and five pets near St. Paul, Minnesota. www.elizabethverdick.com
About the Illustrator: Steve Mark is a freelance illustrator and a part-time puppeteer. He lives in Minnesota and is the father of three and the husband of one. Steve has illustrated several books in the Laugh & Learn® series, including Don’t Behave Like You Live in a Cave, Stand Up to Bullying!, and Siblings: You’re Stuck with Each Other, So Stick Together.
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