for student and parent

january 18, 2015

Hi parent,

Here are some good resources for you and your daughter. These sites are reputable and very practical. There are some ideas on anxiety, stress, relaxation, and mindfulness.

Please go through them and see if any might be helpful for her. I used the Smiling Mind with a grade 4 student recently and she loved it. She is able to access it at school when she needs a moment to regroup. I don't want to bombard you with too much "stuff" but I would like to continue sending more items that may be useful for your family.

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mindfulness exercises for kids and parents Audio Exercises

Read by Myla Kabat-Zinn

The audio exercises included with Sitting Still Like a Frog are based on mindfulness-training exercises for adults and developed especially for children and their parents. They form the core of learning to be more mindful at different times throughout the day. You can do the exercises together with your child or children. Some kids like to do the exercises on their own, and many parents love doing the exercises themselves. You can do them sitting on the floor, on a couch or chair, or lying in bed.

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books for kids

When My Worries Get Too Big! A Relaxation Book for Children Who Live with Anxiety (ages 5 - 9)

This book is written for children with autism, who are also dealing with anxiety.Self-calming techniques and a number rating scale, for identifying levels of anxiety are some of the many techniques presented.

What to Do When You Worry Too Much (ages 6 and up)

An interactive book written for children, that will help your child feel empowered to do something about their worries and anxieties and fears that your children are experiencing and how they could be handled.

Little Mouse's Big Book of Fears (ages 9 and up)

Little Mouse has many fears, and each one is described throughout this beautifully laid out, mixed media book. There are pages that fold out, and the child is encouraged to list and draw their own fears, as Little Mouse has already done.

Don't Panic, Annika (ages 4 - 7)

Excellent for children who struggle with feelings of panic and panic attacks, it teaches skills that children will find useful. There is a repetitiveness to the text that is calming, and children will be able to see themselves in the situations that Annika finds herself in and starting to panic, and learn from how she calms herself each time.

A Boy and a Bear: The Children's Relaxation Book (ages 3 -10)

This book helps promote proper breathing and introduces children to calming techniques that can help a child through times of anxiety and worry.

Wilma Jean the Worry Machine (ages 6 - 11) This book is designed to help children feel more in control of their worry, and their ability to manage and work through it. It also is good for guiding children to be able to identify their anxiety and what is causing it.

Wemberly Worried (ages 4 - 8)

Wemberely is a mouse who worries about everything, and by the end of the book, she is beginning to realize that much of what she worries about, has no cause for worry.

What to Do When You're Scared and Worried (ages 9 -13)

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