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;
About common emotional issues in kids, including separation anxiety: http://
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
With activities to do with your child(ren):
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
To read to your 3+ year old child(ren):
Peaceful Piggy Meditation by Kerry Lee Maclean
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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