My Day Is Ruined

Author: Bryan Smith
Publisher: Boys Town Press
ISBN: 1944882049
Release Date: 2016-08-01
Genre:

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! This, coupled with some events at school that don't go his way, send Braden on an overreaction tailspin! Will Braden be able to recover from his overreacting tendencies and practice the tips of flexible thinking that his teacher and mom teach him? Find out in another comical story by Bryan Smith.

Of Course It s a Big Deal

Author: Bryan Smith
Publisher: Executive Function
ISBN: 1944882111
Release Date: 2017-03
Genre: EDUCATION

Braden is super excited to go to the Fun Zone with his brother and parents. He knows what he wants, to drive the go-carts for the first time ever! When he arrives, he learns he doesn't meet the height requirement. He tries to get his mom to intervene, but she refuses becasue "a rule is a rule." And when the guy behind the track tells him it's not that big of a deal because he can ride with a parent, Braden loses his temper and shouts "It IS a big deal! I hate this place!" Braden's mom helps him realize that throwing a temper tantrum doesn't help anyone. She teachers him the steps for calming down so he can think of a way to make the situation better. Can Braden do as his mom suggests? Find out in this third book in the Executive Function series.

What Were You Thinking

Author: Bryan Smith
Publisher: Boys Town Press
ISBN: 1934490962
Release Date: 2016-02-01
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Third grader Braden loves to be the center of attention. His comic genius, as he sees it, causes his friends to look at him in awe. But some poor decision-making, such as a few ill-timed jokes in class and an impulsive reaction during gym class that leads to a classmate on the floor in tears, results in Braden's teachers and mother teaching him all about impulse control. Will the tips provided by the adults in Braden's life help him see a better way to manage his impulses? Find out in this hilarious story by Bryan Smith.

Kindness Counts

Author: Bryan Smith
Publisher: Boys Town Press
ISBN: 1944882014
Release Date: 2016-08-01
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

When Cade's and his family find out their ice cream order was paid for by another patron, they continue paying it forward, and so starts the discussion of random acts of kindness. Cade takes this idea and runs with it, showing unexpected kindnesses to others. But when Cade's dad would like him to donate some of his own toys, he has a hard time. Will Cade be able to learn the importance of being kind to others, even when it isn't easy? Find out in this tale about showing kindness.

How to Be a Superhero Called Self Control

Author: Lauren Brukner
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 9781784502034
Release Date: 2015-11-21
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Meet Self-Control, a superhero who wants to teach young children his super powers of self-control! Anxiety, frustration, anger, and other difficult feelings won't stand a chance against their new-found powers. Self-Control teaches children with emotional and sensory regulation difficulties aged approximately 4-7 how to calm themselves using self-massage, deep pressure, breathing exercises, and activities such as making an imaginary list and finding their own peaceful place. This illustrated book also features an appendix with photocopiable super power charts, reinforcers, and reminder tools to ensure that parents, teachers, and other professionals can support children in upholding superhero strategies even after the book has been read.

The Kids Guide to Staying Awesome and In Control

Author: Lauren Brukner
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 9780857009623
Release Date: 2014-07-22
Genre: Family & Relationships

Packed with simple ideas to regulate the emotions and senses, this book will help children tackle difficult feelings head-on and feel awesome and in control! From breathing exercises, pressure holds and finger pulls, to fidgets, noise-reducing headphones and gum, the book is brimming with fun stuff to help kids feel cool, calm and collected. They will learn how to label difficult feelings, choose the perfect strategies and tools to tackle them, and use these correctly whether at home or at school. The strategies and tools are accompanied by cartoon-style illustrations, and the author includes useful tips for parents and teachers as well as handy visual charts and checklists to track learning and progress. Armed with this book, kids will be well on their way to managing difficult emotions and feeling just right in whatever situation life throws at them! Suitable for children with emotional and sensory processing difficulties aged approximately 7 to 14 years.

The End of Men

Author: Hanna Rosin
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101596920
Release Date: 2012-09-11
Genre: Social Science

“You have to…play by the rules so you can get to the top and change things.” -- Sheryl Sandberg A landmark portrait of women, men, and power in a transformed world Men have been the dominant sex since, well, the dawn of mankind. But Hanna Rosin was the first to notice that this long-held truth is, astonishingly, no longer true. At this unprecedented moment, by almost every measure, women are no longer gaining on men: They have pulled decisively ahead. And “the end of men”—the title of Rosin’s Atlantic cover story on the subject—has entered the lexicon as dramatically as Betty Friedan’s “feminine mystique,” Simone de Beauvoir’s “second sex,” Susan Faludi’s “backlash,” and Naomi Wolf’s “beauty myth” once did. In this landmark book, Rosin reveals how this new state of affairs is radically shifting the power dynamics between men and women at every level of society, with profound implications for marriage, sex, children, work, and more. With wide-ranging curiosity and insight unhampered by assumptions or ideology, Rosin shows how the radically different ways men and women today earn, learn, spend, couple up—even kill—has turned the big picture upside down. And in The End of Men she helps us see how, regardless of gender, we can adapt to the new reality and channel it for a better future.

The Unwritten Rules of Social Relationships

Author: Temple Grandin
Publisher: Future Horizons
ISBN: 9781932565065
Release Date: 2005
Genre: Family & Relationships

The authors share what they have learned about social relationships over the course of years struggling with the effects of autism, identifying Ten Unwritten Rules as general guidelines for handling social situations.

Bumps Hills and Mountains

Author: Julie Balderston
Publisher:
ISBN: 0692401067
Release Date: 2015-03-31
Genre:

As readers navigate the roads of Social City, they learn to determine whether a problem is a bump (little problem), a hill (medium problem) or a mountain (big problem). This delightfully illustrated book makes abstract social-emotional concepts concrete and outlines clear criteria for identifying the size of a problem. Visuals and lessons are included to help kids further understand these criteria and apply them to real-life situations. This first book of the Social City series is a fun and effective resource for teachers, speech language pathologists, counselors and parents to use with preschool and elementary-aged children. To continue the adventure in Social City, check out Book 2 - The Problem/Reaction Meter: Choosing the Size of Your Reactions, available on Amazon. For further learning and fun, check out the Social City strategy board game at Print and Play Games: https://www.printplaygames.com/product/social-city

How to Get Unstuck from the Negative Muck

Author: Lake Sullivan
Publisher:
ISBN: 0985360925
Release Date: 2013-05-08
Genre: Negativism

FACT: You have about 40,000 negative thoughts every day. And your child does too. We can't make negative thoughts go away completely. But we can learn healthy ways to cope with them. And most importantly, we can take away their power to determine our mood and behavior. Using kid-friendly text, interactive cartoons, and engaging journal exercises, your child will learn priceless life skills. Now Available! How To Get Unstuck From The Negative Muck Kid's Journal

YouCue Feelings

Author: Anna Vagin
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 1507654944
Release Date: 2015-03-25
Genre:

Feelings are a crucial element of social relationships, yet students with social learning challenges (some with diagnoses such as Autism Spectrum, Social Communication Disorder or ADHD) frequently have limited understanding of emotions. Our goal for students with such challenges is for them to acquire social relationship skills that will improve their capacity for effective, fulfilling relationships with family members, people at their school or work, and members of their broader community. This is a large and complicated task. YouCue Feelings simplifies such learning using a relatively new form of storytelling - online videos - to accelerate learning about feelings and relationships. YouCue Feelings includes summaries and titles of 25 wonderful online, easily accessed videos. Each has been selected for its portrayal of rich social relationships and crucial social learning concepts. YouCue Activities, done in conjunction with video viewing, make up the core of the YouCue Feelings program. These activities range from simple drawing projects or discussions about the characters in a YouTube video, to more sophisticated activities such as building connections between the social learning concepts in videos and what happens in a student's everyday life. There 25 activities in Level 1, focusing on the characters in the videos. Level 2 contains 25 additional activities that use video viewing to jumpstart discussions about the student's own emotional experiences. In this first book of a series, author Anna Vagin, PhD, draws on her thirty years of experience working with children to show therapists, teachers, and parents how to support elementary and middle school students in building their emotional vocabulary, tracking changes in feelings over time, and increasing their ability to reflect on their own emotional experiences. YouCue Feelings guides students in thinking about, talking about, and ultimately, practicing important social learning ideas in their everyday lives.

I Can Handle It

Author: MS Laurie Wright
Publisher:
ISBN: 099524720X
Release Date: 2016-08-29
Genre:

Can Sebastien handle his problems? Of course he can, with the help of a mindful mantra! He could try something silly, or he could try something funny! Chances are whatever his problem may be, he can handle it. Help your child learn to deal with difficult emotions along with Sebastien, and provide a tool for lifelong confidence! Depression and anxiety don't discriminate and our kids need help. I Can Handle It equips children with a necessary skill in order to alleviate everyday anxieties that arise in their lives. And because teachers and parents have such a difficult and important job, this book includes a resource for both. Simply go to bit.ly/LaurieWright to get it!

Recovering Biblical Manhood and Womanhood

Author: John Piper
Publisher: Crossway
ISBN: 9781433519185
Release Date: 2006-08-08
Genre: Religion

A controversy of major proportions has spread through the church. Recent generations bear witness to the rise of "evangelical feminism"-a movement that has had a profound impact on all of life, challenging some of our basic Christian beliefs. In this new edition of an influential and award-winning best-seller, more than twenty men and women have committed their talents to produce the most thorough response yet to this modern movement. Combining systematic argumentation with popular application, this volume deals with all of the main passages of Scripture brought forward in this controversy regarding gender-based role differences. Anyone concerned with the fundamental question of the proper relationship between men and women in home, church, and society will want to read this book. New preface included.

10 Happier

Author: Dan Harris
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 9780062265449
Release Date: 2014-03-11
Genre: Self-Help

#1 New York Times Bestseller Winner of the 2014 Living Now Book Award for Inspirational Memoir "An enormously smart, clear-eyed, brave-hearted, and quite personal look at the benefits of meditation." —Elizabeth Gilbert Nightline anchor Dan Harrisembarks on an unexpected, hilarious, and deeply skeptical odyssey through the strange worlds of spirituality and self-help, and discovers a way to get happier that is truly achievable. After having a nationally televised panic attack, Dan Harris knew he had to make some changes. A lifelong nonbeliever, he found himself on a bizarre adventure involving a disgraced pastor, a mysterious self-help guru, and a gaggle of brain scientists. Eventually, Harris realized that the source of his problems was the very thing he always thought was his greatest asset: the incessant, insatiable voice in his head, which had propelled him through the ranks of a hypercompetitive business, but had also led him to make the profoundly stupid decisions that provoked his on-air freak-out. Finally, Harris stumbled upon an effective way to rein in that voice, something he always assumed to be either impossible or useless: meditation, a tool that research suggests can do everything from lower your blood pressure to essentially rewire your brain. 10% Happier takes readers on a ride from the outer reaches of neuroscience to the inner sanctum of network news to the bizarre fringes of America’s spiritual scene, and leaves them with a takeaway that could actually change their lives.