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About Lisa Griffin
Lisa's work has appeared in over 15 picture books, including her author/illustrator debut "Hey Goose! What's Your Excuse?".
For more information, visit her website at www.lisamgriffin.com
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Braden is brash with his words and actions. His ill-times jokes and thoughtless behaviors keep landing him in trouble at home and in school. Can Braden learn to slow down and think before he acts? Can he stop shooting off his mouth so he's not always saying inappropriate things? Young readers will enjoy finding out the answers in this funny and relatable story.
Part of the Executive FUNction series by author and school counselor Bryan Smith.
AMAZING book on controlling your impulses
I read this book with my social skills group last week and they loved guessing what the boy was going to do next, what he should do, and what they would do if they were in his situation. This book is funny, easy to read, and relatable for students. I also love the process that they provide in the book for thinking through your actions and deciding whether they are going to make your situation better or worse. We created posters for our classroom and their desks to remind them to follow the process in order to be impulse control experts. I have already purchased the downloadable activities to keep instructing on impulse control! Thanks! - Andrea Boyd
Do you know a child who can't go with the flow? This book is for children who struggle when things don't go as planned!
Braden was so excited for his upcoming Championship baseball game! The night before he dreamt of that moment - THE moment - the oohs and ahhs of the crowd as he scored the game-winning run! But imagine his surprise when he woke up to pouring rain - and NO GAME!
A cancelled game, coupled with some events at school that don't go his way, send Braden on an overreaction tailspin! Braden is a kid who struggles at handling disappointment.
Can the adults in Braden's life help him to use adaptive thinking to help manage his emotions and learn to be okay with changes?
This story from the very popular Executive Function series by award-winning author and school counselor Bryan Smith has been a hit with anyone who wants to help children learn to think flexibly, manage stress, and handle emotions.
This book series is a great tool for teachers, parents, and counselors who help kids with social skills, social emotional learning, and manners.
Readers said this:
[The book provides] tools to use when [my son] feels frustrated
I read this story to my child clients in therapy. It teaches flexible thinking which is a great tool for coping with stress.
Great book to use in school counseling.
Several readers shared that their children or students with ASD / autism enjoyed and are benefiting from having read this book!
Enjoy this story and the tips for parent and educators with your 6-12 year old today!
If your child overreacts, this book is for you! This entertaining story teaches social-emotional skills to children.
What was supposed to be a carefree afternoon of go-cart racing quickly turns sour when Braden shouts and pouts about the rules. Turns out he is too short to drive a go-cart by himself. Hearing his parents say the rules are the rules only makes him more upset until a major meltdown follows.
Will Braden ever learn to keep his cool in the face of disappointment?
Will every discouraging moment send him into an emotional meltdown?
Part of the Executive Function series of books for children, Of Course It's a Big Deal! teaches kids not to overreact to situations, use flexible thinking and keep their emotions in check! This entertaining story also gives kids strategies (and benefits) for maintaining self-control and managing disappointment.
Tips for Parents, teachers, coaches and counselors are also included. A great resource for children with a behavioral disorder, ADHD or autism.
Amelia takes up skateboarding with gusto and feverishly builds a swing set for her kid brother. But at the first sign of trouble - tumbling off her skateboard and whacking her thumb with a hammer - she's done. Her confidence shattered, Amelia frets she's a failure.
But after a little self-reflection and some loving advice from dear-old Dad, Amelia learns she needs a "gonna get it done" mindset. With her new outlook and self-confidence, she discovers success has many definitions, including conquering challenges and overcoming obstacles.
Mindset Matters teaches children how to see problems and dilemmas as opportunities to learn and grow. Written for readers in grades K-5, this storybook includes tips to help parents and teachers foster a healthy "gonna get it done" mindset in every child.
A great children's book for anyone wanting to help kids build self-esteem and develop positive emotions.