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How to Crack Your Peanut: Solving the Mystery of Why You Sometimes Lose Your Mind by [Allison  Edwards, Esther Hernando]

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How to Crack Your Peanut: Solving the Mystery of Why You Sometimes Lose Your Mind Kindle Edition

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Oh my, is this book relatable for all kids, especially in these pandemic times when emotions and stress are running so high! I absolutely love everything about this book. The way it normalizes Diego's feelings and experiences, explains the brain in a kid-friendly way, and offers practical tools to cope, make it a must-have for your school counselor library. It would be great for classroom lessons and counseling sessions on self-control, the brain, and behavior.
Laura Oathout, School Counselor

The whole world could use this book right now. I think it applies to all of us and the loss of control we have been experiencing the last few years. Our emotions get the best of us sometimes, but being able to understand our brain and how it works is so helpful. I love the way the author uses everyday experiences and gives us examples of how to calm down. Emotional regulation is so important!
Stephanie Holloway, Social Worker

"How to Crack Your Peanut" by Allison Edwards is a wonderful book and resource to help kids better understand what happens when they get angry, upset, or overwhelmed. It helps show those students who find themselves losing their temper or lashing out that it is completely normal and doesn't make them a "bad kid". This book also offers calm down strategies! This book would be perfect for any classroom calm down corner or library.
Stephanie Stauble, Teacher

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About the Author

Allison Edwards is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Registered Play Therapist who specializes in working with children, adolescents, and their families. She received her undergraduate degree in Education from Northwest Missouri State and a graduate degree in Counseling from Vanderbilt University. Before opening a private practice, Allison developed and maintained a play therapy program for at-risk and immigrant children in the public school system. In her current practice, she sees children of all ages, consults with parents, supervises counselors, and writes about childhood anxiety. She also serves as an Affiliate Professor at Vanderbilt University where she enjoys teaching future counselors how to work with kids. --This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.

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  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B09MZQCMGG
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ National Center for Youth Issues (December 2, 2021)
  • Publication date ‏ : ‎ December 2, 2021
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 5744 KB
  • Simultaneous device usage ‏ : ‎ Unlimited
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Not enabled
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  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 32 pages
  • Lending ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
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Allison Edwards is a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Registered Play Therapist who specializes in working with children, adolescents and their families. She received her undergraduate degree in Education from Northwest Missouri State and a graduate degree in Counseling from Vanderbilt University.

Before opening a private practice, Allison developed and maintained a play therapy program for at-risk and immigrant children in the public school system. In her current practice, she sees children of all ages, consults with parents, supervises counselors and writes about childhood anxiety. She also serves as an adjunct professor at Vanderbilt University where she enjoys teaching future counselors how to work with kids.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Great book teaching kids about Emotional Regulation
Reviewed in the United States on October 24, 2021
Have you ever thought about what makes you react the way you do, especially when you get mad or upset? What tends to make you shout, scream, talk loud. How do you react when you lose your cool, are overwhelmed, and are out of control. You may slam doors, lose your temper, get nervous. It is hard for Adults to understand this themselves, so how will you explain it to the kids. On cue enters this beautiful book written by Allison Edwards.

How to crack your peanut talks about why humans behave the way they are. Regulating feelings can be hard for children – frequent emotional outbursts, leading to children feeling bad about themselves afterward. So when you feel stress, the irrational part of your brain takes over, and to bring back your reasoning, you need to try to relax, breathe. Parents and Teachers do buy this book. I highly recommend it.

Diego loses control and struggles to handle his feeling at home, on the soccer field, so his parents advise him to talk to a counselor who gives tips on how to handle his emotions. Dr. B teaches Diego about the functions of his brain (about the Amygdala, a part of your brain which looks like a peanut). He teaches Diego techniques to control his emotions- to breathe, relax and imagine.
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