Bounce Back: How to Be a Resilient Kid

Wendy L. Moss. APA/Magination, $14.95 trade paper (112p) ISBN 978-1-4338-1922-3
Like mastering a sport, learning to deal with adversity and disappointment requires practice. Moss, a psychologist, urges readers to become more empowered by taking control of their reactions to stress. Self-assessment quizzes appear throughout, asking readers to think about how they manage expectations, regulate emotions, maintain perspective, and reach out for help when needed. Sidebars examining how kids handled difficult circumstances (based on real-life examples) serve as points of comparison and reference, while readers can put concrete strategies, like using positive “self-talk” and breathing exercises, into immediate use. In addition to covering common stressors like school, extracurriculars, and relationships, Moss addresses how to cope with significant events like the death of a loved one, highlighting that tools of resilience can be used to confront obstacles both minor and major. Simultaneously available: The Tween Book: A Growing-Up Guide for the Changing You. Ages 8–12. (Aug.)
Reviewed on: 06/22/2015
Release date: 08/01/2015
Genre: Children's
Hardcover - 978-1-4338-1921-6
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