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I Am Mindful: (Mindfulness for kids, anger management, children's books age 3 5, preschool) (Self-Regulation Skills Book 11) Kindle Edition
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- ASIN : B084YT6CD4
- Publication date : February 18, 2020
- Language : English
- File size : 10387 KB
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- Print length : 20 pages
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #288,001 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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This book includes Josh's family with his mom and dad, and sister Emma. They have a rule about recognizing what emotion they are feeling so they can deal with it!! I used to work as a psychiatric nurse and often would talk with patients about their emotions and have them tell me what they are feeling. This is a big step to understanding the emotion and what to do with it!!
Another technique described in this book is recognizing the mind/body connection. So often our bodies have a response to what we are feeling. My daughter is a therapist and works with her clients in recognizing this connection.
The author takes a common example of going to the dentist! This can be a scary time for very young children as they may not know what to expect! The descriptions of how Josh feels physically are well done! He feels weighted down, his stomach is in knots, he has sweaty hands and shaky legs with a feeling of wanting to hide. I think most children can relate to some of these physical sensations and be able to talk about them.
Josh's mom is in tune to his emotions and offers some time to talk about what he is feeling at the dentist!
Next Josh faces disappointment as a friend is sick and can't come to play. I am sure many children can sympathize with this type of disappointment with a change in plans. Josh is frowning, his shoulders are hunched and his head hangs low. I love how his dad gets involved here to help Josh do some balloon breaths to get the anger and sadness out!
The last example of handling a negative emotion is when Josh's sister doesn't want to play. Josh is very hurt. With his mother's prompting he shares with his sister how he feels. He also does some deep breathing which helps too.
This book covers those difficult negative emotions that can get out of hand easily for young children. Helping the child to learn to identify what the emotion is, is always a good first step.
Talking about it and how the child feels physically to understand the mind/body connection is another good step.
Lastly just sharing with another person their feelings are some good tips on handling emotions.
I also like the deep breathing and balloon breaths technique as well. Breathing is so important when dealing with emotions.
I recommend this book and the various tips suggested for coping with emotional regulation. Very well done!
Rather than giving vent to these emotions in a negative and sometimes harmful way, or trying to suppress them, Josh’s family have a rule that helps them deal with the emotions. First, you acknowledge the emotion, focus on the feelings, and express how they make you feel. Talking about the feelings with a close family member helps the child to address the emotions that they have about the situation.
The author explores some of the different feelings that arise when Josh is confronted with situations that provoke a strong emotion in him. By following the family rule, Josh (aided by other family members) is able to respond to the emotion and feelings it creates in a more productive way.
Children need to and can learn to regulate the feelings they have and this book is a great way to start a discussion about the topic.
Here’s a self-help book for kids. Negative emotion, anger and stress management in pausing, breathing, thinking and counting can go a long way for a person of any age. Identifying emotions is an important skill for your child to learn and is a great tool to used to help him understand himself and others. There are pages to print and color at the end of the book. And if you haven’t enjoyed any of Michael Gordon’s wonderful books before, you’re in for a treat! Vibrantly colored illustrations truly bring the journey to inner peace to life. Highly recommend!
The illustrations were a delight, as usual, and the coloring pages were nice, giving children something to do to further feel like part of the story.