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Help Your Child Combat Stress With Mindfulness and Relaxation Resources

Mindfulness is paramount in helping children and adults relax the central nervous system. There is a lot of research that shows how mindfulness can be helpful to children and many adults too. It doesn’t have to be a daily mediation or yoga practice, but a few mindful minutes a day can help your child get calm and focused. The children and teens I’ve worked with who practice mindfulness have more control over their actions and behaviors.

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Mindfulness Resources for You and Your Family

By Emily Roberts MA, LPC

There is a tremendous amount of research that shows how mindfulness is helpful for children and many adults. Mindfulness is paramount in helping children and adults relax get get in their bodies. It has been shown to reduce stress and anxiety as well as help support the Central Nervous System. It doesn’t have to be a daily mediation or yoga practice, but a few mindful minutes a day can help you and your child get calm and focused.  » Read more..

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New Books You Need Now

If you are a parent, teacher or therapist get your hands on these books fast. 3 new books that will help you and the kids you love.

If you are a parent you need to get your hands on these new books. We love these three powerful books you and your family can benefit from. Bloom Parenting, Express Yourself and the Mindful Teen are remarkable reads to help you and your children feel their best. We are proud to be apart of Bloom parenting and our therapist Emily Roberts wrote Express Yourself. These books will changes lives so get your hands on them before they sell out! » Read more..

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Recommended Reading: Books for Tweens and Teens

By Emily Roberts MA, LPC

Many parents ask us about books that help children and teens with their emotions.  I have the better half of Amazon’s Self-Help section on my bookshelf, and while working with this my clients, I get a good idea of which books make an impact.  Here are a few of my favorites that can help your adolescent gain skills for managing emotions, communicating with others, and feeling their best.

Must Reads for Boys & Girls

 

books for tweensThe Stress Reduction Workbook for Teens: Mindfulness Skills to Help You Deal with Stress (Instant Help Solutions) by Gina Biegel MA LMFT.

This is a great workbook and can be used with some young ones too. Skills for understanding how stress impacts their body and their minds, as well as simple tools and exercises makes it a hit with my clients. I love the idea that they are educating youngsters about the science and providing them with skills to change their responses to stress. Something that we rarely get in the classroom, this book is highly recommended by some of my adolescent clients (and it helped me, their therapist too).

books for tweensThe PTSD Workbook for Teens: Simple, Effective Skills for Healing Trauma (Instant Help Book for Teens) by Libbi Palmer PsyD.
Whether trauma was experienced at birth or last year, this book helps tweens and teens understand what PTSD is and how they can feel better. One teenager said this was helpful for her because it showed her that the symptoms she was experiencing were not uncommon. The adolescent-friendly language helps to engage readers in learning about tough topics. This is a great book for both boys and girls.

 

 

books for tweensDon’t Let Your Emotions Run Your Life for Teens: Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills for Helping You Manage Mood Swings, Control Angry Outbursts, and Get Along with Others by Sheri Van Dijk MSW.

This is a great resource for both boys and girls. It teaches readers about being mindful and challenge intense emotions and urges with DBT skills, as well as practical interventions for long-term change. I often use some of their ideas in groups with teen girls. There are lots of up-to-date situations that cause most of our kids to feel anxious, fearful, frustrated and upset, and this book provides solutions.

 

books for tweens Stand Up for Yourself and Your Friends: Dealing with Bullies and Bossiness and Finding a Better Way by Patti Kelley Criswell and Angela Martini.

Although this book is girl-friendly the ideas are invaluable. Young adults can relate to the situations all the time and it teaches girls quick and effective ways to feel confident especially social situations that cause stress.

 

Share your favorite tween and teen books with us to help others!  Happy reading everyone!

 

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Emily Roberts MA, LPC is the clinical therapist for the Neurogistics Children’s Program. She has worked with Neurogistics for over a decade. Emily is also an award-winning author of Express Yourself: A Teen Girls Guide to Speaking Up and Becoming Who You Are, Psychotherapist, TV & Media Contributor, educational speaker and parenting consultant.  Express Yourself is available at bookstores nationwide and on Amazon. To learn more about Emily click here.

 

 

 

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