Pooky Knightsmith, Child and Adolescent Mental Health Specialist
There is something for everyone in this toolbox of tangible strategies for staying calm and in control. The book cleverly and clearly explores what we feel, why we feel like that and how we can address those feelings. Well explained ideas for readers and clear guidance for supporting adults makes for a book that many will find indispensable.
Lyra, age 6
Sometimes when I'm angry I hurt people and it makes me sad afterwards. Mum taught me some of these ideas to help me be more controlled and they really work. I'm going to teach them to my friends too so we can all be calm and kind.
Lindsey Biel, M.A., OTR/L, Occupational Therapist, Author, Sensory Processing Challenges: Effective Clinical Work with Kids & Teens, Co-author, Raising a Sensory Smart Child
This book speaks the gentle, smart language that empowers kids to recognize their feelings and learn practical approaches to feel and function better. It's filled with powerful techniques-from deep breathing exercises to sensory modulation tools, from journaling to positive self-talk and yoga poses-that can make a big difference each and every day for stressed-out kids and teens.
Dr. Frederick B. Covington, OTD, www.ontimepediatrics.com
Emotional and sensory regulation can present as an insurmountable obstacle when difficulties arise and effects behaviors and everyday tasks. Brukner not only tackles these issues head on, but does it from a perspective of an expert occupational therapist and Mother. This allows for sensible practicality teamed with proven evidence based research that truly garners results.
Sue Larkey, Teacher
A fantastic resource to help children learn strategies to regulate emotions and senses. Self-regulation is a key to success for all students, from social situations to learning students need to use different strategies to regulate their emotions. This ready-to-use book full of timesavers and proformas is a must for all schools and families.
Temple Grandin, author of Thinking in Pictures and The Autistic Brain
Lots of practical, easy-to-use methods to help kids calm down.