About Magination Press Family 2018-04-18T12:46:45-04:00

Magination Press Family is an initiative that brings together the expertise and resources of the American Psychological Association (APA) and its children’s book imprint, Magination Press. Our goal is to provide a reliable online resource for parents, educators, and other caregivers seeking practical information about mindfulness for children and teens.

As our lives become increasingly hectic, it’s common for both children and adults to feel overwhelmed, frustrated, tired, and stressed. In addition to the social, academic, and extracurricular activities that keep children and teens on the go, they’re also exposed to a near-constant stream of distraction and stimulation from smartphones and computers. But by learning how to pause, take a breath, and become mindful of what’s happening in the present moment, children and teens can become empowered to enhance their own mental health.

At Magination Press Family: Mindfulness for Kids & Teens, you’ll find helpful guidance from the experts at the APA, including tips for helping children and teens practice mindfulness. You’ll also find a catalog of books published by Magination Press that address mindfulness in a kid-friendly manner.

About the American Psychological Association

The APA is the leading scientific and professional organization representing psychology in the United States, with more than 100,000 researchers, educators, clinicians, consultants, and students as its members. Its mission is to advance the creation, communication, and application of psychological knowledge to benefit society and improve people’s lives.

About Magination Press

Magination Press is the children’s book imprint of the APA and features books written by mental health professionals and those who work closely with children and teens. Our books are written to help children understand their emotions and feelings, and offer extensive practical coping strategies. Our books are designed to lead children and their caregivers through an instructive process in which psychological concerns and challenges are confronted, understood, and dealt with in concrete ways. In our picture books, a comprehensive Note to Parents is usually included to provide parents with psychological background information and offer additional guidance to parents, therapists, social workers, and teachers who are engaging with anxious children.