I Can Handle Change
A Child's Guide to Facing New Challenges
Poppy O'Neill, Amanda Ashman-Wymbs
- 144 Pages
- May 2, 2023
- ISBN: 9781510775886
- Series: Child's Guide to Social and Emotional Learning
- Imprint: Sky Pony Press
- Trim Size: 6.25in x 8in x 0in
Does your child shy away from trying new things? Perhaps they have experienced a big change recently and are finding it difficult to articulate their feelings? Do they feel out-of-control at times and want to understand why? These are signs that your child is ready to learn more about how to thrive during life’s big and little changes.
This practical guide combines cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and mindfulness methods with simple activities to help your child develop the skills to articulate their feelings and regulate their moods. It’s aimed at children ages 8 to 12 because a lot happens in these years that can impact a child’s emotional well-being, not just now but for years to come.
I Can Handle Change is full of great information, fun activities, and top tips to help your child feel happy and balanced. Activities include:
- My name poem
- Mindful coloring
- Positive affirmations
- Transform your thoughts
- Slow down with senses
- What I can and can't control
- Looking for rainbows
- Asking for help
- Make a tiny house
- Take a mindful walk
- Design a mandala
- and more!
Your child will be guided, with the help of Zig—a friendly and supportive character they can identify with—through fun and engaging activities interspersed with useful tips, inspirational affirmations, and practical information for parents and caregivers.
Poppy O'Neill runs a writers’ retreat in Portsmouth. Her short stories and nonfiction have appeared in various literary magazines and anthologies, and her flash fiction has been long-listed for the Bath Flash Fiction Award and the Bristol Prize. She is the author of Sometimes I'm Anxious, Believing in Me, I Love Being Me, I Can Be Brave, Sometimes I'm Shy, and Sometimes I'm Sad. She resides in Chichester, England.