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Help Your Angry Child Calm Down


I'm always on the hunt for good children's picture books about helping children managing anger and reduce out-of-control meltdowns.  I absolutely adore this book I found called "Allie All Along", by Sarah Lynne Reul.  This enjoyable read teaches coping skills and gently raises awareness of how a child's meltdowns impact others. 

Not only is this book exciting and true to life, but it also models how to calm down through the patient and understanding character of young Allie's older brother, who seems to only be a few years older than her.  The brother guides Ally through steps to calm down and manage her anger, until she feels like herself again. 

So often a child's explosive anger impacts their family around them.  I love how this book shows the brother's patient guidance for helping his young sister.  In my work with children, I too act as a calm guide to help them learn to calm down -- and I teach these same tactics to...

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A Picture Book for Children Who are Worried About Coronavirus

Is your child feeling anxious or scared about Coronavirus, wearing a mask, or leaving the house during the COVID-19 pandemic?  I stumbled up on this ebook by Jon Burgerman and I loved its uplifting message.  It's perfect for a kid (or adult!) struggling with discomfort during these uncomfortable days. Its honest and uplifting words lend themselves perfectly to calming self-talk  during Coronavirus. Scroll through to read the whole book here!

Click inside to find a comforting message that touches on the following important points:

  • It's normal to feel worried, nervous, or afraid during this strange time
  • Every day life feels different with so many places closed and usual activities cancelled during quarantine 
  • Worry and panic can making you feel physically sick: tummy aches, headaches, and shortness of breath are common symptoms of anxiety
  • There are lots of simple yet powerful coping skills for dealing with stress and anxiety caused by Coronavirus: ...
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