Emotion Management Resources

Thank you for signing up to my email list. Here are some resources for helping your child to learn to manage his or her emotions. Thanks to the Centre for Emotional Health, and Erica Frydenberg for helping me to compile this list;

Fact sheets

About common emotional issues in kids, including separation anxiety: http://centreforemotionalhealth.com.au/pages/About-Emotional-Health.aspx

Book recommendations for parents

Helping Your Anxious Child, A Step by Step Guide for Parents by Ronald M Rapee, Ann Wignall, Susan H Spence, Vanessa Cobham, and Heidi Lyneham

Mindful Parent Happy Child: A guide to raising joyful and resilient children by Pilar Placone

Developing Everyday Coping Skills in the Early Years: Proactive Strategies for Supporting Social and Emotional Development by Erica Frydenberg


With activities to do with your child(ren):

Planting seeds: Practicing mindfulness with children by Thich Nhat Hanh

The Mindful Child: How to help your kid manage stress and become happier, kinder, and more compassionate by Susan Kaiser Greenland

Child’s Mind: Mindfulness practices to help our children be more focused, calm, and relaxed by Christopher Willard

Teaching mindfulness to children and teens by Elisabeth Rose Wilds


Separation anxiety specific:

Helping Your Child Overcome Separation Anxiety or School Refusal: A Step-by-Step Guide for Parents by Andrew R. Eisen, Linda Engler, and Joshua Sparrow

The No-Cry Separation Anxiety Solution: Gentle Ways to Make Good-bye Easy from Six Months to Six Years by Elizabeth Pantley


To read to your 3+ year old child(ren):
Peaceful Piggy Meditation by Kerry Lee Maclean


Further information:



App for 3-6 year olds:

Bedtime Meditation for Kids (I am hesitant to mention this because an app should not replace reading a bedtime story to your Kids, but I can imagine this could be valuable, such as nights when you would struggle to maintain a calm voice, or when you need both arms to hug your child, or your crying baby at bedtime.)


Relaxation CD’s for Children and Teens:

I can relax! A relaxation CD for Children by Donna Pincus

Still Quiet Place: Mindfulness for Young Children by Amy Salzman

Still Quiet Place: Mindfulness for Teens by Amy Salzman


A lot of the links above are affiliate links. This means that at no extra cost to you, I get a commission if you buy the item via these links. My primary purpose in referencing these products is to help you to select emotion management products that are recommended by academic experts in the field. Any financial gain is a bonus. You can of course find many of these books in the library.

Please use the comments section to share your experiences with these resources.

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