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Personal & social issues: self-awareness & self-esteem (Children's / Teenage)

See below for a selection of the latest books from Personal & social issues: self-awareness & self-esteem (Children's / Teenage) category. Presented with a red border are the Personal & social issues: self-awareness & self-esteem (Children's / Teenage) books that have been lovingly read and reviewed by the experts at Lovereading. With expert reading recommendations made by people with a passion for books and some unique features Lovereading will help you find great Personal & social issues: self-awareness & self-esteem (Children's / Teenage) books and those from many more genres to read that will keep you inspired and entertained. And it's all free!

Go Away, Worry Monster!

Go Away, Worry Monster!

Author: Brooke Graham Format: Hardback Release Date: 15/09/2020

Worry Monster loves helping Archie worry, especially the night before he starts his new school. Archie feels so anxious that his head hurts, his tummy flutters and his heart pounds. He soon realizes the only way to feel better is to make Worry Monster go away. He does his belly breaths and faces facts to challenge his inner fears. Children have the potential to engage and empathise with Archie and Worry Monster both through the text and the subtle gestures and fleeting emotions captured in the beautiful illustrations. Encouraging children to name their anxiety is an evidence-based, current strategy used by psychologists to assist children in separating themselves from their anxiety. Go Away, Worry Monster! gives children this and other useful strategies to cope, showing them how to make their own Worry Monsters leave during stressful periods of their lives, from starting or changing schools, to a change in family dynamics. Created by an author and illustrator passionate about helping children to cope with common emotional difficulties, this is an invaluable, life-changing resource for young children and their parents in guiding emotional development.

A Girl's Bill of Rights

A Girl's Bill of Rights

Author: Amy B Mucha Format: Hardback Release Date: 15/09/2020

I have the right to be bold, and mighty, and LOUD! In a world where little girls must learn to stand tall, A Girl's Bill of Rights boldly declares the rights of every woman and girl: power, confidence, freedom, and consent. Author Amy B. Mucha and illustrator Addy Rivera Sonda present a diverse cast of characters standing up for themselves and proudly celebrating the joy and power of being a girl.

Grow Your Mind: Build Resilience

Grow Your Mind: Build Resilience

Author: Alice Harman Format: Hardback Release Date: 10/09/2020

Help children, aged 7 plus, build their resilience with this accessible and fun guide. This book is packed with fun and varied ways for children to improve positivity, confidence and mental wellbeing in a way that works for them. It helps children focus on efforts, rather than outcomes, view new challenges with positivity and practise creative thinking and problem solving. Grow your Mind is a series of books that explore how we develop a 'Growth Mindset' - when children believe they can get smarter, they understand that effort makes them stronger and then the extra time and effort they put in can lead to higher achievement, confidence and self-satisfaction. Written in consultation with Katherine Muncaster, a leading headteacher who has implemented a renowned growth mindset programme in her school, this is a must have for any school, or parent, with wellbeing on their agenda. Part of a series of 8 titles: Ask for Help, Boost Your Brain, Build Resilience, Don't Panic, Face Your Fears, Make Mistakes, Think Positive, Work Smarter.

Grow Your Mind: Work Smarter

Grow Your Mind: Work Smarter

Author: Alice Harman Format: Hardback Release Date: 10/09/2020

Help children, aged 7 plus, work smarter with this accessible and fun guide. This book is packed with fun and varied ways for children to improve positivity, confidence and mental wellbeing in a way that works for them. It helps children develop habits and systems to help make their effort as effective as possible while feeling calm and positive. Grow your Mind is a series of books that explore how we develop a 'Growth Mindset' - when children believe they can get smarter, they understand that effort makes them stronger and then the extra time and effort they put in can lead to higher achievement, confidence and self-satisfaction. Written in consultation with Katharine Muncaster, a leading headteacher who has implemented a renowned growth mindset programme in her school, this is a must have for any school, or parent, with wellbeing on their agenda. Part of a series of 8 titles: Ask for Help, Boost Your Brain, Build Resilience, Don't Panic, Face Your Fears, Make Mistakes, Think Positive, Work Smarter.

Build Resilience: Coping with Change

Build Resilience: Coping with Change

Author: Honor Head Format: Hardback Release Date: 10/09/2020

Young children can find the world we live in daunting and a bit scary. There's just so much going on with new schools, making friends and even things like climate change. This book will help young readers to develop a flexible mindset and to explore feelings around COPING WITH CHANGE in a gentle and supportive way. Building resilience is a key life skill that is important to learn from a young age. Very cute photographs of animals illustrate each scenario to help young readers understand why change can be positive as well as situations such as: dealing with disappointment, why we like routines, a new sibling and moving house. Readers are asked to think about how those scenarios might relate to their experiences and then encouraged to have a go at some practical activities, ask for help, be brave and to embrace feelings of nervousness as well as enjoying feelings of pride or happiness. The Build Resilience series is suitable for readers aged 6+ and for those studying PSHE as part of the schools curriculum. They are an excellent resource of PSHE topics for parents, teachers and carers as talking points for class discussion or as books to read together. Series consultant, Clare Arnold is a psychotherapist with 25 years' experience working with CAMHS, the NHS's Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services. Titles in this series: Anxiety and Self-esteem Coping with Change Friendships and Bullying Unexpected Challenges

Dare to Be You

Dare to Be You

Author: Matthew Syed Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/09/2020

From the bestselling, award-winning author of You Are Awesome comes the much-anticipated follow-up, Dare to Be You. What would you dare to try if you stopped worrying about fitting in? If you're the kind of person who thinks: I don't like standing out from the crowd ... I wish I could be more like the cool kids ... There's no point trying to change things ... then this book is for you. Because guess what? There's no such thing as normal. Drawing examples from sport, science and even business, Dare to Be You empowers young readers to follow their own path, love what makes them different and question the world around them. With You Are Awesome's trademark mix of hilarious text, stylish illustration, personal insights and inspiring real-life examples, including Greta Thunberg and Malala Yousafzai, Matthew Syed introduces children to the power of diverse thinking. When you stop doubting yourself, embrace change and let your kindness loose, you become your own action hero. This groundbreaking, practical and positive book will help kids develop the inner confidence to grow into happy adults who know - and, more importantly, LIKE - themselves. Praise for You Are Awesome, children's book of the year 2019 and Sunday Times no. 1 bestseller: A very funny and inspiring read! Brilliantly practical with a wide variety of examples that make it relevant for both boys and girls (and adults)! - Online customer review Genuinely funny and engaging ... It's a must read. - Online customer review

The Big Book of LGBTQ+ Activities

The Big Book of LGBTQ+ Activities

Author: Amie Taylor Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 21/08/2020

With 5 fun tales featuring merpeople, a rainbow wedding and a back-to-front horse, this captivating guide to LGBTQ+ identities takes you on a journey through Clear Sky Castle to promote inclusion for children aged 6 to 9. The interactive stories and games - including drawing, sculpting, word searches and quizzes - raise awareness of different kinds of families, as well as identities such as gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and non-binary, and teach acceptance for all. The resourceful 'Guide for Adults' at the end of the book offers advice, answers to activities throughout, and signposts to helpful organisations for the adult reading the book with the child.

Happy, Healthy Minds

Happy, Healthy Minds

Author: The School of Life Format: Hardback Release Date: 20/08/2020

An essential guide to help children become more aware of their emotional needs. This book examines a range of everyday topics that might give children's minds difficulties, for example: when parents don't seem to understand us; when we fall out with friends; when school feels boring or difficult; when we're too busy and get overwhelmed; when our phones create trouble; when we feel sad, bored, anxious or fed up with things. As an atlas to a child's mind, we explore a range of common scenarios encountered by young children and talk about some of the very best ideas to help deal with them. By offering a sympathetic and supportive framework, we encourage children to open up, explore their own feelings and face the dilemmas of growing up armed with emotional intelligence.

Crying is Like the Rain

Crying is Like the Rain

Author: Heather Hawk Feinberg Format: Hardback Release Date: 18/08/2020

Catching Thoughts

Catching Thoughts

Author: Bonnie Clark Format: Hardback Release Date: 11/08/2020

Have you ever had an unwelcome thought that you just couldn't get rid of, no matter how hard you tried to push it away?In Catching Thoughts, a girl is plagued by an unwanted thought. No matter what she does--ignore it, yell at it, cry about it--the thought won't go away. Frustrated and discouraged, she finally looks that bad thought in the face and says, Hello. At last, she is able to notice other more beautiful, positive thoughts all around her. As she catches hold of new thoughts, the girl discovers she can fill her mind with whatever she chooses. For every child who has been weighed down by sadness or anxiety, this story teaches kids how to acknowledge unwanted thoughts, show them compassion, then actively replace them with positive thoughts instead. Catching Thoughts is a quiet, thoughtful story that teaches readers how to practice mindfulness, focusing on thoughts that bring beauty, joy, and calm into their lives.

Find Out About: Saving Our Planet

Find Out About: Saving Our Planet

Author: Pat-a-Cake Format: Board book Release Date: 06/08/2020

Help curious preschoolers find out more about going green with this fun lift-the-flap book. Find Out About: Saving Our Planet helps young children understand key environmental issues and what they can do to help save the planet. Using friendly language that preschoolers can understand, this book shows how everyone can do their bit to help save the planet: from turning the tap off when brushing your teeth to learning about recycling. With fun flaps to lift, a relatable cast of characters and bright artwork, this is an excellent book for children and parents to share together. Also available: Animals, Feelings, Kindness, Things That Go, Families

I Am, I Can

I Am, I Can

Author: DK Format: Hardback Release Date: 06/08/2020

This book empowers children by providing an affirmation for every single day of the year from January 1 to December 31. I am strong. I am brave. I can handle anything. Using the power of positive thinking, children can build their self-esteem and resilience by focusing on what matters to them and remembering to champion themselves. Perfect for children ages 7 to 9, this book educates and inspires. Affirmations tied to certain key events from history provide motivation and encouragement. On April 17, learn about the Apollo 13 mission and discover how to turn failure into success. On December 1, practice an affirmation of standing up for yourself as you read about Rosa Parks' refusal to give up her seat on the bus. Activity pages encourage children to try practical techniques to explore certain affirmations further, by writing down their ideas, creating affirmations of their own, and making tools to help cope with negative thoughts. Affirmations have been proven to help overcome negative thoughts by reminding us of what matters to us. I Am, I Can uses beautiful illustrations to help bring daily doses of wisdom to life and encourage visualization--a powerful tool in promoting self-belief and keeping anxiety and worry at bay.