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    Merci Suárez Changes Gears

    Meg Medina

    Hardcover (Candlewick, Sept. 11, 2018)
    Winner of the 2019 Newbery MedalThoughtful, strong-willed sixth-grader Merci Suarez navigates difficult changes with friends, family, and everyone in between in a resonant new novel from Meg Medina.Merci Suarez knew that sixth grade would be different, but she had no idea just how different. For starters, Merci has never been like the other kids at her private school in Florida, because she and her older brother, Roli, are scholarship students. They don’t have a big house or a fancy boat, and they have to do extra community service to make up for their free tuition. So when bossy Edna Santos sets her sights on the new boy who happens to be Merci’s school-assigned Sunshine Buddy, Merci becomes the target of Edna’s jealousy. Things aren't going well at home, either: Merci’s grandfather and most trusted ally, Lolo, has been acting strangely lately — forgetting important things, falling from his bike, and getting angry over nothing. No one in her family will tell Merci what's going on, so she’s left to her own worries, while also feeling all on her own at school. In a coming-of-age tale full of humor and wisdom, award-winning author Meg Medina gets to the heart of the confusion and constant change that defines middle school — and the steadfast connection that defines family.
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    Me and My Feelings: A Kids' Guide to Understanding and Expressing Themselves

    NBCT Vanessa Green Allen, M.Ed.

    Paperback (Althea Press, Oct. 1, 2019)
    When a big feeling comes along…you can handle it!Sometimes, emotions like anger or jealousy or excitement can seem too big to keep inside. Me and My Feelings is here to tell you: It’s okay to have big feelings. And the good news is, you can calm down those strong emotions―so you won’t feel like you’re going to explode!This book shows you how to stay in control―by breathing deeply, saying positive things to yourself, talking about your feelings, and more. You’ll learn to deal with all kind of feelings, including the hard ones like sadness, anxiety, or even fear.Inside Me and My Feelings, you’ll find:Everyone has emotions―When you understand your own emotions and feelings, you can also be understanding of other people’s―like your family and friends.Ideas that help―This book is packed with ways to help you handle your feelings. Try out the exercises to see which tips and tricks work best for you!Quizzes and activities―Get to know yourself with quizzes like “Do My Emotions Rule Me?,” along with other fun exercises and activities especially for kids ages 7-10.With Me and My Feelings, the next time your big feelings get too big―you’ll know just what to do!
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    Mindfulness Workbook for Kids: 60+ Activities to Focus, Stay Calm, and Make Good Choices

    Hannah Sherman LCSW

    Paperback (Rockridge Press, Sept. 1, 2020)
    Find calm and make good choices with this mindfulness workbook for kids Mindfulness is a simple way to be present and become aware of what’s happening inside and outside of your body. Mindfulness for Kids can help children ages 8 to 12 develop coping skills to handle tough situations and manage big emotions while finding focus and concentration. From relaxing exercises like A Full Heart to My Happy Place, this mindfulness for kids workbook gives you the tools you need to feel grounded, work through your worries, and make better decisions. Harnessing the awesome power of mindfulness can help you reflect, grow, and learn how to become the best you can be. Mindfulness for Kids includes: Calming exercises―Discover more than 60 fun mindfulness for kids activities that develop movement, meditation, breathing, and introspection. Mindfulness explained―Explore what mindfulness is and how you can get better at it with daily practice. Practice makes peaceful―Learn mindful meditations you can do by yourself or along with your whole family. Find out how to make smarter choices and become calm, cool, and collected with Mindfulness for Kids.
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    How To Get Unstuck From The Negative Muck: A Kid's Guide To Getting Rid Of Negative Thinking

    Lake Sullivan Ph.D.

    Paperback (SOLNA Investments, May 16, 2013)
    FACT: You have about 40,000 negative thoughts every day. And your child does too.We can’t make negative thoughts go away completely. But we can learn healthy ways to cope with them. And most importantly, we can take away their power to determine our mood and behavior.Using kid-friendly text, interactive cartoons, and engaging journal exercises, your child will learn priceless life skills.Now Available!How To Get Unstuck From The Negative Muck Kid’s Journal
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    Anger Management Skills Workbook for Kids: 40 Awesome Activities to Help Children Calm Down, Cope, and Regain Control

    Amanda Robinson LPC RPT

    Paperback (Z Kids, Feb. 25, 2020)
    Help Your Child Learn Anger Management Skills for a Lifetime.While some children instinctively know how to regulate their emotions, plenty of others lack the skills they need to express their anger in healthy and effective ways. This warm, engaging workbook helps children ages 5-10 develop strong skills for managing their anger through 40 fun activities. From identifying their feelings and challenging negative thinking patterns to practicing healthy coping skills when angry feelings arise, kids will learn to feel calmer and more in control--and to form better relationships with family and friends and ease problems at school. A bonus section at the end of each chapter encourages kids and their families to practice the skills they've learned for even greater success. Here's what you'll find in the Anger Management Skills Workbook for Kids: • SIX ESSENTIAL SKILLS everybody needs to find calm and control. • 40 AWESOME ACTIVITIES that help kids develop these important skills. • BONUS GAMES AND EXERCISES at the end of each chapter to practice the skills learned with family and friends.This positive, interactive book will help your child calm down, cope, and cool a hot temper with skills that will last them a lifetime.
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    Anger Management Workbook for Kids: 50 Fun Activities to Help Children Stay Calm and Make Better Choices When They Feel Mad

    Samantha Snowden MA, Andrew Hill PhD

    Paperback (Althea Press, Nov. 27, 2018)
    Show your anger who’s boss―50 fun activities about anger management for kids Anger is a normal emotion just like joy, sadness, and fear, but it can be difficult to know how to express those feelings in a good way. The Anger Management Workbook for Kids is filled with 50 playful exercises to help you handle powerful emotions. You can stay calm and make better choices when you feel angry. Other workbooks about anger management for kids ages 6-12 wish they could be this fun! Discover ways to recognize angry feelings and react to them safely, so you can be nice to yourself and others. Draw a picture of what your anger looks like, write about your feelings and needs in different situations, and more. These awesome activities will give you the tools to manage your feelings through gratitude, friendliness, and self-kindness. This workbook about anger management for kids includes:Assorted exercises―Doodle, write, meditate, and make crafts like the Glitter Jar as you work through angry feelings with this delightful workbook about anger management for kids.All about anger―Learn about what anger is, how it feels, how to look out for it, and more.Feel-good habits―In this workbook about anger management for kids, you can explore lots of healthy habits that help you react better in situations that make you mad. Stop angry feelings in their tracks with the activities in this workbook. Who knew anger management for kids could be so enjoyable?
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    CBT Toolbox for Children & Adolescents: Over 200 Worksheets & Exercises for Trauma, ADHD, Autism, Anxiety, Depression & Conduct Disorders

    Lisa Weed Phifer, Amanda Crowder, Tracy Elsenraat, Robert Hull

    Paperback (PESI Publishing & Media, March 23, 2020)
    The CBT Toolbox for Children and Adolescents gives you the resources to help the children in your life handle their daily obstacles with ease.Inside this workbook you'll find hundreds of worksheets, exercises, and activities to help treat:- Trauma- ADHD- Autism- Anxiety- Depression- Conduct DisordersWritten by clinicians and teachers with decades of experience working with kids, these practical and easy-to-use therapy tools are vital to teaching children how to cope with and overcome their deepest struggles. Step-by-step, you'll see how the best strategies from cognitive behavioral therapy are adapted for children.
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    My Mixed Emotions: Help Your Kids Handle Their Feelings

    DK, Maureen Healy

    Hardcover (DK Children, Oct. 2, 2018)
    This thoughtful, engaging book is packed with helpful hints, tips, and techniques for helping children learn to recognize and express their emotions.Feelings can be complicated, and learning to express them is a skill that must be developed. My Mixed Emotions is here to coach children through a variety of emotions and situations including dealing with bullying, understanding grief, and coping with large family changes, such as divorce.Divided into happiness, fear, anger, and sadness, My Mixed Emotions explores the four main emotions, the reasons why we feel them, and the science behind each one. Children will discover great things about themselves, such as what happens in their brain when they are happy, why they cry when they are sad, and why they sometimes feel nervous.My Mixed Emotions will become a friend and guide as children travel through the mixed-up world of emotions to discover the wonderful, unique person that they are.
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    What's Happening to Me?

    Alex Firth, Susan Meredith, Adam Larkum

    Paperback (Usborne Pub Ltd, Jan. 1, 2007)
    A guide to puberty for boys discusses the changes that occur, covering such topics as height, skin, facial hair, the reproductive system, eating, exercise, hormones, sex, relationships, and what happens to girls during puberty.
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    The Great Gilly Hopkins

    Katherine Paterson

    Hardcover (HarperCollins, Jan. 5, 2016)
    This timeless Newbery Honor Book from bestselling author Katherine Paterson about a wisecracking, ornary, completely unforgettable young heroine. Now a feature film starring Kathy Bates, Glenn Close, and Octavia Spencer! This middle grade novel is an excellent choice for tween readers in grades 5 to 6, especially during homeschooling. It’s a fun way to keep your child entertained and engaged while not in the classroom.Eleven-year-old Gilly has been stuck in more foster families than she can remember, and she's disliked them all. She has a reputation for being brash, brilliant, and completely unmanageable, and that’s the way she likes it. So when she's sent to live with Mrs. Trotter and William Ernest—by far the strangest family yet—she knows it’s only a temporary problem.Gilly decides to put her sharp mind to work and get out of there fast. She’s determined to no longer be a foster kid. Before long she's devised an elaborate scheme to get her real mother to come rescue her. But unfortunately, the plan doesn’t work out quite as she hoped it would….
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    The Feelings Book: The Care & Keeping of Your Emotions American Girl


    Unknown Binding
    "The Body Book for Girls." Illustrated book about emotions and feelings of girls. American Girl copyright.
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    Deedee Cummings, Erika Busse

    Paperback (Make A Way Media, Feb. 1, 2016)
    Lyrically and visually beautiful, Heart is a book for all ages and all walks of life. Within the pages of Heart, readers, parents, and educators will find affirmations that, when hearts close from fear, other emotions like love, peace, joy, and happiness become closed off as well. Inspired by her work with foster children, the author uses lyrical prose and stunning illustrations to share beliefs of love, life, faith, and the power of prayer. This is a much-needed book for children of all ages, especially those who have experienced trauma in their lives. Heart provides an overall message to readers that, to find faith, they must never stop believing that there are good people in the world. This is book is an excellent resource for classrooms, home bookshelves, and children’s counselor's offices. Heart will help lift readers’ spirits and serves as a guide to the path to healing. {ages 5 and up}
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    Peanut and the BIG Feelings: A Guidebook for Children

    Jenifer Trivelli

    Paperback (CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, Jan. 14, 2016)
    Peanut is a kid with really BIG feelings. This interactive guidebook invites 3-12 year olds to join Peanut on the journey to emotional regulation using advanced techniques from the fields of mind-body psychology and neurobiology. Brilliant, inspiring, and refreshing, this book helps adults teach children essential tools for a happy, healthy, and successful life. Includes an implementation guide for parents, teachers, and therapists by educator and author/illustrator Jenifer Trivelli, M.S. REVIEWS "This book is a must-have resource for every professional who works with children who have BIG feelings. It is a simple step by step guide that supports our physiologically innate way of processing stressors which leads to an increase of resiliency." Carmen Heidecke, MA, SEP "I love this book because it provides real, concrete, step-by-step tools to help kids when they are experiencing those "big feelings." The story was easy for my son to understand, and the explanation of the science & activities in the back was easy for me to understand. It's a book that truly makes me feel empowered as a parent, instead of overwhelmed and helpless. I'm excited to work together with my son to explore his emotions and practice Jenifer's tips for handling them effectively. I wish more parenting books were this useful! I am eager to share this book with my friends." -Stephanie Matlock Allen, mom to a 3-year-old boy "Here is an engaging children’s story with BIG content! Jenifer’s explanation and intuitive terminology presents the brain’s protective mechanism that brings on strong emotions. As the story unfolds, Wise Owl shares with Peanut some practical ways to ease big feelings. Jenifer Trivelli writes from the heart – and the brain. Peanut and Wise Owl are endearing characters.” -Lucie Gouin "Peanut and the Big Feelings will be part of our routine! Having a 3 year old with lots of big feelings, I am very keen on having a systematic approach in hand to help us all navigate these challenging times. This is a book with an easy to follow dialogue between two very engaging characters for a child to follow, and a practical implementation guide for any parent to use. I am looking forward to working with my son on all of Wise Owl's lessons, and to watch my son grow like Peanut as he learns to use his inside tools to feel better about relating to the outside world!" -Shannon Forrestall, MSPT "This book is filled with helpful information for both parents and children. The step-by-step approach to coping with big feelings feels like something our family can use right away. The first time we read it, my child immediately asked me to read this book again.” - Melissa Lindley
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    Whats Happening To Me

    Susan Meredith, Nancy Leschnikoff

    Paperback (Usborne Publishing Ltd, March 31, 2006)
    A sensitive, detailed and informative guide to female puberty, this book will prove invaluable for both young girls and their parents alike, tackling key subjects from the physical changes that occur at this time to practical matters, such as buying your first bra. Bright, original colour illustrations and diagrams reveal everything young girls need to know about the changes they will experience as they approach puberty. The stunning artwork is accompanied by witty, yet clear and informative factual text that helps to demystify this often confusing and tricky subject. Approved by a team of top-notch consultants, this remarkable and reassuring book is entertaining, approachable and authoritative.
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    Don't Let Your Emotions Run Your Life for Teens: Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills for Helping You Manage Mood Swings, Control Angry Outbursts, and ... with Others

    Sheri Van Dijk MSW

    Paperback (Instant Help, March 1, 2011)
    Let's face it: life gives you plenty of reasons to get angry, sad, scared, and frustrated-and those feelings are okay. But sometimes it can feel like your emotions are taking over, spinning out of control with a mind of their own. To make matters worse, these overwhelming emotions might be interfering with school, causing trouble in your relationships, and preventing you from living a happier life. Don't Let Your Emotions Run Your Life for Teens is a workbook that can help. In this book, you'll find new ways of managing your feelings so that you'll be ready to handle anything life sends your way. Based in dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), a type of therapy designed to help people who have a hard time handling their intense emotions, this workbook helps you learn the skills you need to ride the ups and downs of life with grace and confidence. This book offers easy techniques to help you: •Stay calm and mindful in difficult situations •Effectively manage out-of-control emotions •Reduce the pain of intense emotions •Get along with family and friends
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    Inside Out Driven by Emotions

    Elise Allen, Disney Book Group, Disney Storybook Art Team

    Hardcover (Disney Press, May 5, 2015)
    This unique chapter book reveals unseen stories from Inside Out. Each chapter offers a different retelling of the film from one of Riley's Emotions: Joy, Sadness, Fear, Anger, and Disgust.
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    The Red Tree

    Shaun Tan

    Hardcover (Simply Read Books, March 1, 2003)
    Awakening one day to a dark and somber mood, a little girl faces a day where everything goes very badly, and seeks hope amid her sadness.
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    How to Take the Grrrr Out of Anger

    Elizabeth Verdick, Marjorie Lisovskis

    Paperback (Free Spirit Publishing, April 13, 2015)
    8 years & up. How to Take the Grrrr Out of Anger by Elizabeth Verdick and Marjorie Lisovskis. Kids need help learning how to deal with anger. This book speaks directly to them with strategies they can start using immediately. Blending solid information and sound advice with humor and lively illustrations, it guides kids to understand that anger is normal and they can learn to express it in healthy ways. This revised edition addresses children's exposure to increased societal violence and includes discussion and examples of anger related to texting and social media. Paperback. 128 pages.
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    What to Do When Your Temper Flares: A Kid's Guide to Overcoming Problems With Anger

    Dawn Huebner, Bonnie Matthews

    Paperback (Magination Press, Oct. 15, 2007)
    Mom’s Choice Award for Self Improvement (Ages 9-12) ​ Young Voices Award, Children’s Interactive (Bronze)Did you know that anger is like fire? It starts with a spark, igniting us with energy and purpose. But it can also blaze out of control, causing lots of problems.If you're a kid whose temper quickly flares, a kid whose anger gets too big, too hot, too fast, this book is for you.What to Do When Your Temper Flares 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. This book is part of the Magination Press What-to-Do Guides for Kids® series and includes an “Introduction to Parents and Caregivers.” What-to-Guides for Kids® are interactive self-help books designed to guide 6–12 year olds and their parents through the cognitive-behavioral techniques most often used in the treatment of various psychological concerns. Engaging, encouraging, and easy to follow, these books educate, motivate, and empower children to work towards change.
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    The Whole-Brain Child: 12 Revolutionary Strategies to Nurture Your Child's Developing Mind

    Daniel J. Siegel, Tina Payne Bryson

    eBook (Delacorte Press, Oct. 4, 2011)
    NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The authors of No-Drama Discipline and The Yes Brain explain the new science of how a child’s brain is wired and how it matures in this pioneering, practical book. “Simple, smart, and effective solutions to your child’s struggles.”—Harvey Karp, M.D. In this pioneering, practical book, Daniel J. Siegel, neuropsychiatrist and author of the bestselling Mindsight, and parenting expert Tina Payne Bryson offer a revolutionary approach to child rearing with twelve key strategies that foster healthy brain development, leading to calmer, happier children. The authors explain—and make accessible—the new science of how a child’s brain is wired and how it matures. The “upstairs brain,” which makes decisions and balances emotions, is under construction until the mid-twenties. And especially in young children, the right brain and its emotions tend to rule over the logic of the left brain. No wonder kids throw tantrums, fight, or sulk in silence. By applying these discoveries to everyday parenting, you can turn any outburst, argument, or fear into a chance to integrate your child’s brain and foster vital growth. Complete with age-appropriate strategies for dealing with day-to-day struggles and illustrations that will help you explain these concepts to your child, The Whole-Brain Child shows you how to cultivate healthy emotional and intellectual development so that your children can lead balanced, meaningful, and connected lives. “[A] useful child-rearing resource for the entire family . . . The authors include a fair amount of brain science, but they present it for both adult and child audiences.”—Kirkus Reviews “Strategies for getting a youngster to chill out [with] compassion.”—The Washington Post “This erudite, tender, and funny book is filled with fresh ideas based on the latest neuroscience research. I urge all parents who want kind, happy, and emotionally healthy kids to read The Whole-Brain Child. This is my new baby gift.”—Mary Pipher, Ph.D., author of Reviving Ophelia and The Shelter of Each Other“Gives parents and teachers ideas to get all parts of a healthy child’s brain working together.”—Parent to Parent
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    Your Happiest You: The Care & Keeping of Your Mind and Spirit

    Judy Woodburn, Josee Masse

    Paperback (American Girl, Aug. 21, 2017)
    You already know a lot about caring for your body. You eat your veggies, try to get enough exercise and sleep, and use soap when you need to. But did you know that a little care and keeping are great for your mind and spirit, too? This book is full of expert know-how and fun ideas to help you bounce back from any setback, focus on what matters and tune out the rest. You'll learn to find calm inside, connect better with friends and family, truly enjoy the world around you―and be the happy YOU you're meant to be.
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    The Anger Workbook for Teens: Activities to Help You Deal with Anger and Frustration

    Raychelle Cassada Lohmann PhD LPC, Julia V. Taylor PhD

    Paperback (Instant Help, May 1, 2019)
    Fully revised and updated based on reader feedback! This second edition of The Anger Workbook for Teens includes brand-new activities to help you understand and interact with your anger, and tips for managing it in constructive ways.Does your anger often get you into trouble? Do you react to situations and later regret how you behaved? Does your anger cause problems with other people? If so, you aren’t alone. Between family life, friends, social media, and the pressures of school, there’s no doubt that it’s stressful being a teenager. And while anger is a natural human emotion, different people handle it differently. Some hold in their anger and let it build, some lash out with hurtful words, and some resort to fighting. If you’ve noticed yourself beginning to take out your frustrations on the people you love most—your parents, brothers or sisters, and friends—it’s time to make a change.This second edition of The Anger Workbook for Teens includes brand-new skills and activities based in clinically proven treatments such as acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) to help you deal with negative thoughts without losing control. You’ll find out what’s triggering your anger, look at the ways you react, be more aware of your thoughts and how you interact with them, and learn skills and techniques for managing anger without losing your cool. You’ll develop a personal anger profile and learn to notice the physical symptoms you feel when you become enraged, then find out how to calm those feelings and respond more sensitively to others. Once you fully understand your anger, you’ll be better prepared to deal with your feelings in the moment.As you begin the activities in this workbook, it’s perfectly normal to feel angrier at first. That’s because you are being asked to really notice and examine the things that make you angry. But with practice, you’ll learn to handle frustrating situations in real life and more effectively communicate your feelings. Most importantly, you’ll learn the difference between healthy anger—the kind that can motivate you to make positive changes—and problematic anger that leads to negative consequences.Change isn’t easy, but with the right frame of mind and set of skills, you can do it. This book is designed to help you understand how both your mind and body respond to anger, and how you can handle this anger in more constructive ways.
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    Conquer Negative Thinking for Teens: A Workbook to Break the Nine Thought Habits That Are Holding You Back

    Mary Karapetian Alvord PhD, Anne McGrath MA

    Paperback (Instant Help, July 1, 2017)
    You aren’t what you think! For teens with negative thinking habits, a licensed psychologist and a health journalist offer cognitive restructuring—a simple and effective cognitive behavioral approach to help you break free from the nine most common negative thinking habits that typically result in feeling sad, worried, angry, and stressed.This workbook offers a powerful technique called cognitive restructuring to help you reframe your thoughts, regulate your emotions, become a more flexible thinker, and stop letting your thoughts define who you are and how you feel. You’ll learn to target the nine specific kinds of negative thinking habits that can cause you to worry or feel bad, such as the I can’t habit, the doom and gloom habit, the all or nothing habit, the jumping to conclusions habit, and more!Each chapter will walk you through simple explanations of each kind of negative thought, and offers real-life examples—as well as the sorts of behaviors, emotions, and bodily sensations that might be expected. You'll also gain an understanding of unhelpful or unrealistic thoughts, how to challenge them, how to replace them with more realistic and helpful thoughts, and an action plan for moving forward.By recognizing these negative thinking habits, you’ll feel more in control and less anxious and sad. Most importantly, you’ll be able to see yourself and the world more clearly. Your thoughts don’t have to define who you are and how you experience life. The transdiagnostic approach in this book will show you how to kick negative thinking habits to the curb for good!This book has been selected as an Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies Self-Help Book Recommendation—an honor bestowed on outstanding self-help books that are consistent with cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) principles and that incorporate scientifically tested strategies for overcoming mental health difficulties. Used alone or in conjunction with therapy, our books offer powerful tools readers can use to jump-start changes in their lives.
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    Beyond the Blues: A Workbook to Help Teens Overcome Depression

    Lisa M. Schab LCSW

    Paperback (Instant Help, May 1, 2008)
    Many people experience depression at one time or another in their lives, but during the adolescent years, the vast number of physical, emotional, and mental changes that occur make teens even more susceptible to feelings of confusion or sadness. However your depression originates, you must to learn to handle it so that you can manage the stresses of daily life. The activities in Beyond the Blues can help you cope with sad and difficult feelings, find new ways to make friends, and deal with conflicts. Little by little and on your own schedule, you can make small changes in your life that will lead you to a brighter, more enjoyable future. Since everyone is different and heals in slightly different ways, this book presents a wide variety of exercises. Know that as you work through this book, you are doing something good for yourself. You are learning to cope with your feelings and take care of yourself in a healthy way. You can learn to manage depression just like you learned to tie your shoes or read and write. Just give it a chance and be patient with yourself. You deserve to feel good, and you will if you keep working at it! If you're feeling depressed, don't be afraid to reach out for help.This workbook offers things you can do, both on your own and with a counselor, to start feeling more like yourself again.