What to Do When Mistakes Make You Quake : A Kid’s Guide to Accepting Imperfection

Explorers investigate places they have never been before. These explorers might take a while to make their discoveries. They might have trouble understanding their maps. They might make wrong turns. They might need to start their expedition all over again!

If explorers could not accept their mistakes and keep going, they might never make any discoveries! Does this sound like you? If you have trouble accepting mistakes, if you try to be right all the time, or if you worry about being less than the best, this book is for you!

What to Do When Mistakes Make You Quake guides children and their parents through the emotions underlying a fear of making mistakes using strategies and techniques based on cognitive-behavioral principles. This interactive self-help book is the complete resource for educating, motivating, and empowering children to cope with mistakes – so they can explore new territory without fear!

Sam Squirrel has ADHD

Sam Squirrel has ADHD

 

Sam Squirrel can’t seem to do anything right…he keeps getting in trouble at home, school, and with his friends. But when Sam and his parents finally meet with Dr. Kasey, they discover another reason behind Sam’s troubles.

Diary of a Social Detective: Real-Life Tales of Mystery, Intrigue and Interpersonal Adventure

Diary of a Social Detective : Real-Life Tales of Mystery, Intrigue and Interpersonal Adventure

Detective agencies come in many shapes and forms, but never before has there been a one-man social detective agency! Johnny Multony, himself transformed from a social misfit to a socially savvy kid, starts the first-ever social detective agency and is hired on by other students in his school for help with common interpersonal dilemmas such as cliques, dealing with disappointments, bullying, personal space, friends, body language, and much more. With titles such as Too Close for Comfort: The Case of Back-Away Bobby, Accidentally Funny: The Case of the Incidental Straightman, Summer’s Bummer: The Case of the Huffy Girlfriends, Drowning in the Details: The Case of Monologuing Mona, etc., cleverly developed chapters allow readers to use their own social detective skills to solve the mysteries. Each chapter ends with a section called Cracking the Case, in which Johnny solves the social mystery and offers practical solutions to the social dilemmas. Foremost a detective/mystery story for readers ages eight and older, the book delivers insights, tools, and solutions in an engaging storyline that kids can relate to. Recommended not just for individual kids needing social skills tools, but on a broader basis for all kids wanting to read something interesting and fun.

Kindness Counts: A Story Teaching Random Acts of Kindness

Kindness Counts: A Story Teaching Random Acts of Kindness

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.

Of Course it’s a Big Deal

Of Course it’s a Big Deal

Part of the Executive Function series of books for children, Of Course It’s a Big Deal teaches kids not to overreact to situations.

When I Couldn’t Get Over It I Learned to Start Acting Differently: A Story About Managing Stress

When I Couldn’t Get Over It I Learned to Start Acting Differently: A Story About Managing Stress

Kyle is a fourth-grader who sometimes feels blue and out of sorts. He’s not sure why, but he can never bounce back when he gets into a funk. When things go wrong at school or home, he can’t shake it off and just move on. With the help of a kind teacher, Kyle learns how to recognize and manage his sadness by reframing his attitude and learning how to Start Acting Differently. Grades K-6.

My Day is Ruined! A Story for Teaching Flexible Thinking

My Day is Ruined!

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

What Were You Thinking?

What Were You Thinking?

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.

Mindset Matters

Mindset Matters

Amelia is her name and conquering new challenges is her game! She 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, she discovers success has many definitions]]more than she ever imagined. Mindset Matters teaches children how to see problems and dilemmas as opportunities to learn and grow, and reveals why failing doesn’t make them failures.

If Winning isn’t everything, why do I hate to lose?

If Winning isn’t everything, why do I hate to lose?

 

Kelsey’s a typical fourth-grader. She likes to hang out with her friends, play games, do all the standard stuff. But there’s one thing about Kelsey that really gets her into trouble. She is very competitive, and she HATES to lose. So much so that she is not afraid to cheat, throw a tantrum, or just act like a poor sport in general!

When Kelsey’s poor sportsmanship or “sportsgirlship,” as she likes to call it causes her basketball team to lose a close game, she soon realizes she needs to change her ways.

Time to Get Started

Time to get started

 

Blake doesn’t understand why he has to clean his room RIGHT NOW. He’ll get to it eventually!

Luckily for Blake, his mom is there to help him understand why it’s important to get started on tasks right away. By exploring his reasons for putting off the things he is supposed to do, Blake soon realizes that he is simply making excuses.

Join Blake as he and his mom go through a few simple steps to help him take initiative and get things done.