Cool, Calm, and Confident teaches children the difference between passive, aggressive, and assertive behaviors and gives them the tools to make the healthy choice of assertiveness when they communicate with others. Because assertive communication is based in sound emotional health and appropriate, functional behavior, children who may be bullied will learn to stand up for themselves and those who use aggressive behavior will learn to get their needs met through more positive means.
A stable family system provides the safety and security that children need to grow and flourish emotionally. When that secure base is shaken through divorce, kids feel the effects. This workbook provides a gentle vehicle for children and professionals or families to work through the normal thoughts and feelings that accompany this change. Addressing these issues up front can prevent aftershocks in behavior or emotional health down the road.
While most children are proficient in the use of touch screens and remote controls, they often lack the means to calm or comfort themselves when they feel frustrated, sad, scared, or disappointed. This absence of emotional coping skills sets them up for behavior problems and substance use as they seek to avoid discomfort through escape and quick fixes. The nine basic coping skills taught in this workbook teach kids how to deal with feelings and help create an internal anchor for managing the inevitable ups and downs of daily life.
Feeling angry is always OK, but choosing healthy ways to express that anger will either keep you safe or get you into trouble. The games, activities, and puzzles in this anger workbook are designed to help kids understand their anger and then manage it in appropriate ways. Children who struggle with controlling their temper at home or at school will learn how to change their behaviors through working with their thoughts, learning relaxation techniques, behavior skills, and conflict management skills.
This workbook helps children raise their social awareness and build social skills through simple stories, games, and activities. Fun exercises guide kids to understand human nature, learn specific ways to make conversation, and know what to do when meeting new people. They also address the common challenges of solving problems with others, managing conflict, and handling teasing or bullying.
It’s hard to make smart choices when your mind is racing and your body is jumping. Whether your child just needs help with moderate impulsive behaviors or struggles with full-blown ADD or ADHD problems, this behavior activity book can help them to quiet down, slow down, and consider consequences before they act. Games and activities teach impulsive children skills for staying focused, listening to directions, staying calm, thinking before acting, and being organized.
The activities in this workbook are designed to teach specific behaviors that express altruism, an unselfish interest in the welfare of others. Games and exercises center around kindness, empathy, good manners, social skills, sharing, respect, safety and health, doing the right thing, and helping others. Children learn the words, behaviors, and thought patterns that help to create an altruistic society.
When a child learns they will be getting a new step-parent, their first thoughts and feelings are often negative. By interacting with this choose-your-own-ending book, readers have the chance to think things through more clearly and learn how to maintain their happiness despite the change.