The Resilience Workbook for Kids

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Everyone has their share of stress and challenges. However, the most important factor is how a person copes with life’s challenges. That’s where The Resilience Workbook for Kids can help. Inside this book, you’ll find science, strategies, and fun exercises (a whole toolkit) to help children cope with stress and rebound from adversity. In a world of uncertainty, with significant socio-economic unrest, 24-hour news cycles, physical and environmental health risks (including COVID-19), children need this book more than ever !

Fun and easy skills to help kids bounce back from stress and rebound from adversity.

As a parent, you want to protect your child from life’s difficulties. But this isn’t always possible. In order to face the uncertainty and inevitable setbacks of life with confidence, children need the right tools. The good news is that you can give them these tools. Designed for kids ages 7 to 12, this workbook provides actionable techniques to help kids cope with stress, manage powerful emotions, and grow through life’s challenges.

The Resilience Workbook for Kids offers engaging activities grounded in evidence-based cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and positive psychology to help your child recover from difficult experiences. Your child will learn how to “make friends with” their emotions, focus on the things in life that make them happy, and connect with what really matters to them. Finally, your child will discover how helping others can make them feel good about themselves, so they can move beyond feelings like sadness, fear, and anger.

Resilience can help kids stay strong and recover from the psychological impact of stress. This workbook will help your child find the tools needed to build resilience in the face of stress, so they can bounce back even better.

Endorsements

It’s hard to be a kid today. Kids see more, know more, and do more today than ever before but some of what they see are bad examples, some of what they know is challenging to everyone, and some of what they do are what those bad examples encourage. This book is a practice field for good, showing children in a step-by-step way how to develop the flexible strength needed to prosper. If you love children, you will love the support for healthy growth this book provides. Highly recommended.

Steven C. Hayes, Ph.D., Foundation Professor of Psychology, University of Nevada, Reno, Originator and Co-Developer of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

This urgently needed workbook brilliantly engages young people to build their resilience skill-sets. They’ll be better prepared to handle life’s curveballs and to get the most out of life in joyful times. I love that this work honors emotions and teaches kids how to own them, process them, and even celebrate that they have them. Critically, The Resilience Workbook for Kids will also prepare you to be the kind of adult who can nurture young people in their resilience journey. I genuinely believe this wonderful toolkit will change lives!”

Kenneth R Ginsburg, MD, MS Ed, Author: Building Resilience in Children and Teens Director: Center for Parent and Teen Communication (Parentandteen.com)

Resilience is more than a buzzword. It’s a critical component of our health and wellness because it allows us to weather and withstand life’s challenges big and small. The Resilience Workbook for Kids is a beautifully written, inclusive, engaging, fun, work-as-you go guide with relevant and sensitive examples that will help kids understand resilience and strengthen it within them. A timely must-read for kids, teens, and the adults who mentor, teach, and love them

Julie Lythcott-Haims, New York Times bestselling author of How to Raise an Adult

Caren Baruch-Feldman and Rebecca Comizio have written a wonderful, science-based guide to help children manage their emotions and enhance their resilience. Authoritative, comprehensive and accessible, The Resilience Workbook for Kids is a gift.

Ethan Kross, Ph.D., Director, Self-Control and Emotion Laboratory Professor of Psychology, University of Michigan Professor of Management & Organizations, Ross School of Business

How do we help children build resilience? By giving them The Resilience Workbook for Kids! This brilliant guide is professional and practical, timely and timeless, warm and wise. Children need to build their resilience muscles; Caren Baruch-Feldman and Rebecca Comizio have written the book that will serve as the perfect gym.”

Lisa Damour, Ph.D., Psychologist and Best Selling Author of Untangled and Under Pressure

A fitness routine for emotions. A guide to beating stress. A roadmap to mental wellness. The Resilience Workbook for Kids is all of this wrapped into an exciting and engaging toolkit for young people facing emotional challenges. From introducing and teaching the science of resilience, all the way to practice and habit building, this book is a total wellness package.

Renee Jain, New York Times Bestselling Co-Author of Superpowered: Transform Anxiety into Courage, Confidence, and Resilience; Founder of GoZen!

This terrific workbook is filled with tips and techniques to help kids develop their resilience. The activities and reflections allow kids to be deeply involved in learning about themselves in a fun way. This is an invaluable resource for parents, teachers and counsellors.

Lea Waters, Ph.D., author of ‘The Strength Switch: How the new science of strength-based parenting can help kids and teens can thrive.’

The Resilience Workbook for Kids is filled with tons of rich ideas and creative strategies to help children develop resilience. The ideas are presented in ways that will work both for children and for the adults who work with them. The graphics, puzzles, and interactive features are quite attractive and make pursuing resilience to be fun. I heartily recommend this book to educators, care givers, and kids!

Thomas R. Hoerr, Ph.D., Scholar in Residence at UM-St. Louis, led schools and has written many SEL books, including The Formative Five.

“This book is a much-needed guide to help children navigate the world today, a highly creative, engaging and enjoyable book for children, and one that can help all kids build their resilience.”

Scott Barry Kaufman, Ph.D., humanistic psych

The Resilience Workbook is a practical, kid-friendly book full of accessible and evidence-based activities for self-directed learning. It gives young people clear directions on why each skill is an important resilience skill and how they can learn, do and strengthen it. This workbook superbly achieves rigour in terms of the psychological constructs and research on which the activities are based and a format that will actively engage young people.

Resilience is more important than ever and I highly recommend this book to parents, teachers and to the young people in our lives.

Toni Noble, Ph.D., Adjunct Professor, Institute for Positive Psychology and Education, Australian Catholic University. Co-author of award-winning Bounce Back Wellbeing and Resilience Program, Pearson Education.

The Resilience Workbook for Kids is a sensitive, smart, practical guide to help kids develop stress hardiness. This is a volume I will recommend to all my patient families. Caren and Rebecca have compiled a practical guide to help kids learn about and develop a resilient mindset. The Resilience Workbook for Kids isn’t just for kids! Parents, educators and mental health professionals too can benefit from Caren and Rebecca’s wise guidance. Reasoned and reasonable in its approach, The Resilience Workbook for Kids is a must for all families, mental health professionals and educators seeking to guide and prepare children to navigate stressful times.

Sam Goldstein, Ph.D., ABPdN, Co-author of Raising Resilient Children and Tenacity in Children Clinical Director: Neurology, Learning and Behavior Center

I’ve praised Dr. Feldman’s growth mindset expertise in our parenting courses and now in her insightful new resilience workbook that I highly recommend for positive results.

Alexandra Eidens, Founder and Creator of Big Life Journal

This Workbook will be a valuable resource in promoting positive well-being and resilience among children. The authors have done a stellar job of taking central principles of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and “translating” them into concrete activities that are targeted and to the point, while also being engaging and fun . As importantly, the activities are to be done with a “special adult” rather than being simply assigned as homework; this will help to strengthen supportive relationships that form the bedrock of resilience, even as the children learn many useful tools for coping effectively with stress. The authors’ overall approach is that of prevention rather than providing interventions when adjustment problems have already set in, and the value of this proactive approach cannot be overstated, especially given the current times. Kudos and much appreciation to you both, Caren and Rebecca!

Suniya S. Luthar, Ph.D., Co--Founder and Chief Research Officer, Authentic Connections Professor Emerita, Columbia University's Teachers College

The more resilience you have, in more areas of your life, the better you are able to cope with life’s inevitable bumps and challenges. The captains at the helm of The Resilience Workbook for Kids, Dr. Caren Baruch-Feldman and Rebecca Comizio, lead readers on a lively journey of learning and practicing skills that expand resilience. Each section focuses on building key skills through clear and engaging activities. Happy sailing!

Mary K. Alvord, Ph.D., psychologist and co-author of Resilience Builder Program for Children and Adolescents and Conquer Negative Thinking for Teens.

With The Resilience Workbook, Caren and Rebecca provide parents, teachers, and clinicians with actionable research-based tools and activities you can use today to shift the resilience of a generation! The Resilience Workbook is your guide to helping children weather the STORM, right their ships, and sail into a future filled with hope, skillfulness, and success.

Actionable, Immediate, Resilience Building Strategies Children LOVE and Clinicians Value!

Lynne Kenney, PsyD, Pediatric Psychologist & International Educator, Wellington-Alexander Center, Scottsdale, Arizona

The Resilience Workbook,’ beautifully translates Neuroscience into evidence-based coping tools for Children, Parents, Educators and Allied Health Professionals to build strong, capable minds that are prepared for adversity. Caren and Rebecca, bring their combined knowledge, expertise and compassionate understanding of young people together, in this very practical, lively and engaging workbook that will become an asset to any school and home. Through hundreds of opportunities to ‘Learn,’ ‘Do ‘ and ‘Strengthen,’ resiliency skills, there will be no looking back for those who participate in this excellent program. A must read.

Madhavi Nawana Parker, Madhavi Nawana Parker Director, of Positive Minds Australia, Author, Counsellor and Speaker

The Grit Guide for Teens

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