My Book of Feelings

A Book to Help Children with Attachment Difficulties, Learning or Developmental Disabilities Understand their Emotions
Author: Tracey Ross
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 1784504661
Category: Education
Page: 40
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Even though you can't see them, we all have feelings. Some feelings are fluffy and make us feel good. Some are sharp and make us unhappy. Sometimes we have fluffy and sharp feelings at the same time! It's ok to have different types of feelings, but there are some things we can do to let the sharp feelings out when they get too big, or when we have too many. This picture book is ideal for children ages 5 and above to help them understand why they might experience different emotions, and what they can do to help them manage their emotions in a positive way. Written in simple language, this book will be an excellent tool for any child who finds it difficult to understand their emotions, particularly those with attachment difficulties, or a learning or developmental disability.

A Practical Guide to Happiness in Children and Teens on the Autism Spectrum

A Positive Psychology Approach
Author: Victoria Honeybourne
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 1784506818
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 208
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Full of simple strategies for happiness in children and teens with autism, this book is a must read for anyone dedicated to the wellbeing of a child on the spectrum. Bringing a refreshingly positive approach to mental health and autism, the guide is full of practical ideas for helping children strengthen their self-worth, optimism and receptivity to happiness. It also reveals how children can build resilience and better understand their feelings, giving them the skills to flourish and thrive and to ward off negative thoughts. The activities are ideal for all learning levels and can be done individually or in groups, at home or in the classroom. Talking about mental health in autism is all too often reduced to ways of 'curing illness' - this book helps to prevent poor mental health by making happiness a priority and an attainable goal.

Practical Strategies for Supporting Emotional Regulation in Students with Autism

Enhancing Engagement and Learning in the Classroom
Author: Leslie Blome
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 1784506907
Category: Education
Page: 112
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For professionals who work with students on the autism spectrum in inclusive classroom settings, supporting emotional regulation is key. This practical guide outlines cognitive and language strategies that support emotional regulation, which the authors have found successful with their students with autism, supported by research that shows why they work. The focus in this book is on the emotional state of the child as opposed to controlling behaviours. The guidelines and strategies provided help students with prediction and make the expectations of them clear, empowering children by giving them choices. Examples of how to use each strategy are given, alongside tips for application. The book also includes sample goals for regulation, information on therapy techniques that work and a 'cheat sheet' overview of the strategies, creating a clear and concise guide to engaging and enhancing learning in the classroom.

Healing Parents

Helping Wounded Children Learn to Trust & Love
Author: Michael Orlans,Terry M. Levy
Publisher: CWLA
ISBN: 158760096X
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 304
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"This connection is basic to very aspect of a child's development affecting emotional and social development as well as the way the brain develops.Unfortunately, insecure attachment and attachment disorders are more common than we realize. Healing Parents gives parents/caregivers the information, tools, support, self-awareness, and hope they need to help a wounded child heal emotional wounds and improve behaviorally, socially, and morally. This book is a toolbox filled with practical strategies and research that helps parents/caregivers understand their child, learn to respond in a constructive way, and create a healthy environment. Parents/caregivers will learn to develop their child's positive beliefs and establish trust by emphasizing respect, providing appropriate limits, consistent structure, and being a positive role model. Based on 60 years of combined experience doing therapy, teaching, consulting, and research related to children and families, Michael Orlans, M.A. and , Ph.D. have created a guide designed to provide parents/caregivers of wounded children the information and skills necessary to create a healing environment."

Raising An Emotionally Intelligent Child


Author: John Gottman
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 143912616X
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 240
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Intelligence That Comes from the Heart Every parent knows the importance of equipping children with the intellectual skills they need to succeed in school and life. But children also need to master their emotions. Raising an Emotionally Intelligent Child is a guide to teaching children to understand and regulate their emotional world. And as acclaimed psychologist and researcher John Gottman shows, once they master this important life skill, emotionally intelligent children will enjoy increased self-confidence, greater physical health, better performance in school, and healthier social relationships. Raising an Emotionally Intelligent Child will equip parents with a five-step "emotion coaching" process that teaches how to: * Be aware of a child's emotions * Recognize emotional expression as an opportunity for intimacy and teaching * Listen empathetically and validate a child's feelings * Label emotions in words a child can understand * Help a child come up with an appropriate way to solve a problem or deal with an upsetting issue or situation Written for parents of children of all ages, Raising an Emotionally Intelligent Child will enrich the bonds between parent and child and contribute immeasurably to the development of a generation of emotionally healthy adults.

Attachment in Intellectual and Developmental Disability

A Clinician's Guide to Practice and Research
Author: Helen K. Fletcher,Andrea Flood,Dougal Julian Hare
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118938038
Category: Psychology
Page: 296
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Machine generated contents note: Notes on Contributors Foreword (TBD) Acknowledgements 1. Introduction Dougal Julian Hare, Helen K. Fletcher and Andrea Flood 2. An overview of attachment theory: Bowlby and beyond Helen K. Fletcher and Deanna J. Gallichan 3. Attachment relationships between parents and their children: The impact of 'the loss of the healthy child' Helen K. Fletcher 4. Assessing attachment relationships in people with intellectual disabilities Samantha Walker, Victoria Penketh, Hazel Cooper and Dougal Julian Hare 5. Autism Spectrum Disorder and attachment: A clinician's perspective Ewan Perry and Andrea Flood 6. Maintaining the bond: Working with people who are described as showing challenging behaviour using a framework based on attachment theory Allan Skelly 7. Psychotherapy and attachment dynamics in people with intellectual disabilities: A personal view Pat Frankish 8. Adult attachment and care staff functioning Carlo Schuengel , Jennifer Clegg , J. Clasien de Schipper and Sabina Kef 9. Have a heart: Helping services to provide emotionally aware support Amanda Shackleton 10. Attachment trauma and pathological mourning in adults with intellectual disabilities Deanna J. Gallichan and Carol George 11. Attachment, personality disorder and offending: Clinical implications Lesley Steptoe, William R. Lindsay, Caroline Finlay and Sandra Miller 12. Getting Intimate: Using attachment theory to understand intimate relationships in our work with people with intellectual disabilities Nancy Sheppard and Myooran Canagaratnam Index

Raising a Secure Child

How Circle of Security Parenting Can Help You Nurture Your Child's Attachment, Emotional Resilience, and Freedom to Explore
Author: Kent Hoffman,Glen Cooper,Bert Powell
Publisher: Guilford Publications
ISBN: 1462528139
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 280
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Today's parents are constantly pressured to be perfect. But in striving to do everything right, we risk missing what children really need for lifelong emotional security. Now the simple, powerful "Circle of Security" parenting strategies that Kent Hoffman, Glen Cooper, and Bert Powell have taught thousands of families are available in self-help form for the first time.ÿ You will learn:ÿ *How to balance nurturing and protectiveness with promoting your child's independence.ÿ *What emotional needs a toddler or older child may be expressing through difficult behavior. *How your own upbringing affects your parenting style--and what you can do about it.ÿ Filled with vivid stories and unique practical tools, this book puts the keys to healthy attachment within everyone's reach--self-understanding, flexibility, and the willingness to make and learn from mistakes. Self-assessment checklists can be downloaded and printed for ease of use.

The Emotional Life of the Toddler


Author: Alicia F. Lieberman
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1476792046
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 352
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Now updated with new material throughout, Alicia F. Lieberman’s The Emotional Life of the Toddler is the seminal, detailed look into the varied and intense emotional life of children aged one to three. Hailed as “groundbreaking” by The Boston Globe after its initial publication, the new edition includes the latest research on this crucial stage of development. Anyone who has followed an active toddler around for a day knows that a child of this age is a whirlwind of explosive, contradictory, and ever-changing emotions. Alicia F. Lieberman offers an in-depth examination of toddlers’ emotional development, and illuminates how to optimize this crucial stage so that toddlers can develop into emotionally healthy children and adults. Drawing on her lifelong research, Dr. Lieberman addresses commonly asked questions and issues. Why, for example, is “no” often the favorite response of the toddler? How should parents deal with the anger they might feel when their toddler is being aggressively stubborn? Why does a crying toddler run to his mother for a hug only to push himself vigorously away as soon as she begins to embrace him? This updated edition also addresses twenty-first century concerns such as how to handle screen time on devices and parenting in a post-internet world. With the help of numerous examples and vivid cases, Lieberman answers these and other questions, providing, in the process, a rich, insightful profile of the roller coaster emotional world of the toddler.

Understanding Regulation Disorders of Sensory Processing in Children

Management Strategies for Parents and Professionals
Author: Pratibha Reebye,Aileen Stalker
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 1843105217
Category: Medical
Page: 160
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"This concise book is a valuable source of information for those who assess, educate and parent children with regulation disorders."--BOOK JACKET.

Understanding Attachment

Parenting, Child Care, and Emotional Development
Author: Jean Mercer
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780275982171
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 193
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Mercer reveals common misconceptions and outlines well-established facts and theories about how people form and maintain attachments or emotional ties to loved ones.

The Anger Alphabet

Understanding Anger - An Emotional Development Programme for Young Children Aged 6 to 11
Author: Tina Rae,Karen Simmons
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9781446237687
Category:
Page: 174
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The 26 elements of this programme help children understand anger and to see that it is linked with other feelings such as fear, loss and jealousy etc. They will begin to realize that anger is not always harmful and negative but should be managed effectively. There are complete teacher instructions, including discussion, circle time activities, photocopiable posters and worksheets, and ideas for plenary and follow-up work. At the end of the programme pupils will: " distinguish between behaviours " develop anger management strategies " express strong feelings in an assertive way " learn to recognize anger in its early stages " develop an understanding of others' perspectives.

Helping Your Child with Language-Based Learning Disabilities

Strategies to Succeed in School and Life with Dyslexia, Dysgraphia, Dyscalculia, ADHD, and Processing Disorders
Author: Daniel Franklin
Publisher: New Harbinger Publications
ISBN: 1684031001
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 240
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Based in cutting-edge research in neuroscience, education, and the principles of attachment-based teaching, this important guide for parents offers tools and practices to help children transcend language-based learning difficulties, do better in school, and gain self-confidence and self-esteem. If your child has a language-based learning difficulty—such as dyscalculia, dyslexia, and auditory processing disorder—they may have to work twice as hard to keep up with their peers in school. Your child may also have feelings of frustration, anger, sadness, or shame as a result of their learning differences. As a parent, it hurts to see your child struggle. But the good news is that there are proven-effective strategies you can learn to help your child be their best. This book will show you how. Helping Your Child with Language-Based Learning Disabilities outlines an attachment-based approach to help your child succeed based in the latest research. This research indicates that a secure attachment relationship between you and your child actually optimizes their learning ability by enhancing motivation, regulating anxiety, and triggering neuroplasticity. In this book, you’ll discover why it’s so important to accurately assess your child, find new perspectives on LBLDs based on the most current studies, and discover tips and strategies for navigating school, home life, and your child’s future. Most importantly, you’ll learn how your own special bond with your child can help spark their interest in reading, writing, and math. Every child is unique—and every child learns in his or her own way. With this groundbreaking guide, you’ll be able to help your child thrive, in school and life.

Connecting with Kids Through Stories

Using Narratives to Facilitate Attachment in Adopted Children Second Edition
Author: Melissa Nichols,Denise B. Lacher,Joanne C. May,Todd Nichols
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 9780857004543
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 240
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Adopted children whose early development has been altered by abuse or neglect may form negative beliefs about themselves and parents, and may resist connecting with others. This book outlines how therapeutic stories can help children to heal and develop healthy attachments. With a thorough theoretical grounding, the book demonstrates how to create therapeutic stories that improve relationships, heal past trauma, and change problem behaviour. The story of a fictional family that develops its own narratives to help their adopted child heal illustrates the techniques. This second edition includes updated research on attachment, trauma and the developmental process; a new chapter on parental attunement and regulation; and a new chapter with full length samples of a variety of narrative types. The gentle and non-intrusive techniques in this book will be highly beneficial for children with attachment difficulties. This guide will be an invaluable resource for parents of adopted children and the professionals working with them.

Peaceful Parent, Happy Kids

How to Stop Yelling and Start Connecting
Author: Laura Markham
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101613629
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 304
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A groundbreaking guide to raising responsible, capable, happy kids Based on the latest research on brain development and extensive clinical experience with parents, Dr. Laura Markham’s approach is as simple as it is effective. Her message: Fostering emotional connection with your child creates real and lasting change. When you have that vital connection, you don’t need to threaten, nag, plead, bribe—or even punish. This remarkable guide will help parents better understand their own emotions—and get them in check—so they can parent with healthy limits, empathy, and clear communication to raise a self-disciplined child. Step-by-step examples give solutions and kid-tested phrasing for parents of toddlers right through the elementary years. If you’re tired of power struggles, tantrums, and searching for the right “consequence,” look no further. You’re about to discover the practical tools you need to transform your parenting in a positive, proven way.

Autism and Understanding

The Waldon Approach to Child Development
Author: Walter Solomon,Chris Holland,Mary Jo Middleton
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1446209245
Category: Education
Page: 220
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The author sets out an approach based on Dr Geoffrey Waldon's philosophy of the development of understanding, which centres on helping children learn-how-to-learn. The book includes: - The inspirational and well documented story of the author's son, diagnosed at two with autism and as 'basically sub-normal', now a successful professional with a wife and child. - An introduction to Geoffrey Waldon's theory and working methods. - Testimony from parents and teachers, covering autism and a range of learning difficulties. This book does not offer a 'miracle cure' for autism, although the author aims to counteract the prevailing view that autism is a lifetime condition. The author demonstrates that with the appropriate intervention, children with autism - and other special needs - can gain a fuller understanding of the world and learn to take a constructive and contributing place in it. Teachers, therapists, doctors, parents and special interest groups will find this book an important and potentially transformational read. Listen to a podcast of Walter Solomon discuss the story of his son Robert, the motivation behind his new book and how to get started using the Waldon Approach. Listen here Or watch the video here!

Creating Loving Attachments

Parenting with PACE to Nurture Confidence and Security in the Troubled Child
Author: Kim S. Golding,Daniel A. Hughes
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 1849052271
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 240
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Troubled children need special parenting to build attachments and heal from trauma. This book provides a parenting model that parents and carers can follow to incorporate love, play, acceptance, curiosity and empathy into their parenting. These elements are vital to a child's development and will help children to feel confident, secure and happy.

The Psychology Of Awakening


Author: Gay Watson,Stephen Batchelor,Guy Claxton
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1448118999
Category: Psychology
Page: 368
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The Buddhist view of the mind - how it works, how it goes wrong, how to put it right - is increasingly being recognised as profound and highly practical by scientists, counsellors and other professionals. In The Psychology of Awakening, this powerful vision of human nature, and its implications for personal and social life, are for the first time brought to a wider audience by some of those most influential in exploring its potential for the way we live today. These include: David Brazier Jon Kabat Zinn Francisco Varela Joy Manne Geshe Thubten Jinpa Mark Epstein Gay Watson Maura Sills Guy Claxton Stephen Batchelor Deeply relevant, accessible and authoritative, The Psychology of Awakening will be of interest to all those who wish to understand the workings of their minds a little better and who are also seeking new ways of mastering the challenges - personal, professional and cultural with which modern life confronts us all.

Dealing With Some More Feelings

An Emotional Literacy Curriculum for Children Aged 7 to 12
Author: N.A
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9781904315032
Category: Education
Page: 188
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Dealing With Some More Feelings eloquently introduces 20 emotions in 20 whole class sessions for children aged 6 to 13. The sequel to the best selling Dealing with Feeling (1998), this resource provides a clear structure for each lesson. The stages are: " defining the feeling " stories " questions " activities " worksheets " follow-up work. Since the publication of Dealing with Feeling there has been an increasing demand for resources which help teachers and parents develop childrens emotional literacy. Recent research emphasises the importance of developing these skills linked with the agenda of social inclusion.Tina has used the successful format of her original publication and provides another 20 emotions, ranging from possessive, sorry, guilty to helpful, brave and loyal. This publication will help young people improve: " an emotional vocabulary " management of emotions " self-control " empathy " understanding of relationships. Another practical, helpful and essential resource for all those looking for materials to develop emotional literacy.

How to Help Children and Young People with Complex Behavioural Difficulties

A Guide for Practitioners Working in Educational Settings
Author: Barbara Knowles,Ted Cole
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 9780857004888
Category: Education
Page: 240
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Young people with behavioural, emotional and social difficulties (BESD - sometimes called 'SEBD' or 'EBD') need effective and consistent support, yet providing this can be highly stressful and demanding for the practitioners involved. Complete with practical intervention strategies based on research, theory and practice, this comprehensive handbook provides practitioners with the information and tools they need to deal with BESD in a way that is of benefit to them as well as to the children they work with. The book begins by expanding the reader's general understanding of BESD in children. The authors examine the underlying causes, explore what can be learned from past experience, and discuss research-based theory. They then offer a range of interventions and therapies for use in and out of school, and encourage practitioners to develop skills such as engaging with parents, identifying special educational needs and setting constructive boundaries. Finally, the needs of practitioners themselves are addressed. The authors advise on how to collaborate productively with other professions and stress the importance of supporting colleagues and developing the personal resilience needed to cope in difficult circumstances. Wide-ranging, accessible and current, this guide will be an invaluable resource for the professional development of teachers and other practitioners working with young people with BESD/SEBD in educational settings.