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Feelings

 


Games

 think positive gameDr. PlayWell’s Think Positive Game (Ages 9 and up)
I have found this game very helpful in addressing emotional difficulties such as anxiety, depression, anger, and low self-esteem. The idea is that thoughts can be used to modify emotions if kids are given the tools to do so.

To progress towards the finish line, each player draws a card that has a question or description. To advance, the player must correctly identify specific types of self-defeating thought patterns printed on the game board. For example, a card might read “You were invited to a party. You think to yourself, ‘Sure I got invited but he probably invited everyone in the class.’ ” The player must identify what type of distorted thinking this represents (e.g., exaggerating the negative, minimizing the positive, absolute thinking, blaming, etc.). Each time a player answers a question correctly, she is awarded a chip and she is allowed to advance her game piece. For 2–6 players. Available at: amazon.com

 


Books

Feelings. Aliki. HarperCollins, 1986. Ages 4– 8. Available at: amazon.com

When Sophie Gets Angry—Really, Really Angry… Molly Bang. Scholastic Paperbacks, 2004. Ages 9-12. Available at: amazon.com

The following books are all by the same author and published by Magination Press and the American Psychological Association. All are excellent workbooks that use research-based techniques to help adults to help their child or patient.

What to Do When You Grumble Too Much: A Kid's Guide to Overcoming Negativity (What to Do Guides for Kids) Dawn Huebner. Magination Press, 2006. Paperback. Ages 9–12. Available at: amazon.com

What to Do When Your Brain Gets Stuck: A Kid's Guide to Overcoming OCD (What to Do Guides for Kids), Dawn Huebner. Magination Press, 2007. Paperback. Ages 9–12. Available at: amazon.com

What to Do When Your Temper Flares: A Kid's Guide to Overcoming Problems With Anger (What to Do Guides for Kids). Dawn Huebner. Magination Press, 2007. Paperback. Ages 9–12. Available at: amazon.com

 


CDs

Ready, Set, Release CD
This 74-minute audio CD offers 14 fun and calming exercises using music, breathing, muscle relaxation, and guided active imagination to soothe and release tension. This companion (or stand alone) piece to the book Ready…Set…R.E.L.A.X. has proven effective for children from preschool to middle school. Available at: amazon.com

Rainbows and Sunshine
This is a relaxation mind-body CD for children ages 6–11, developed with pediatricians to help children relax, sleep, and heal at home and in hospitals. The CD is recommended for insomnia, stress, anxiety, injuries, and phobias. Available at: amazon.com

The Swan and the Mermaid
This relaxation mind-body CD was developed with pediatricians to help children ages 3–6 to relax, sleep, and heal at home and in hospitals. Available at: amazon.com

 

Learning from bees. Some children with ASD do not recognize a need to improve their social skills. How to explain what’s in it for them. Learn more.

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Losing track of time. Help your child with time management by making it visual. Learn more.

Addressing anxiety, depression, anger and low self-esteem. A game which can be used to help modify emotions. Learn more.