back to school: 3 Articles

Build Your Library: Bullying

School is starting again, either online or in person. While children may have missed seeing their friends and teachers, time at home may have given them a break from bullies. Helping your child navigate social situations and manage interaction with bullies is a challenging and important responsibility for parents and caregivers. These books, from our Build Your Library Collection, can help. Lulu the One and Only by Lynnette Mawhinney, PhD explores the experience of being multiracial, explains microaggression, and provides a resilient response.  Read a post about supporting your biracial child from the Author's Note here. Hear Lulu the One and Only read aloud here. Baxter and Danny Stand Up to Bullying by James M. Foley, DEd follows a pair of friends, Baxter and Danny, as they encounter and learn how to stand up to bullies. Read an excerpt from the Note to Parents and Other Caregivers here. Mind Over Basketball: Coach Yourself to Handle Stress by Jane Weierbach, PhD, and Elizabeth Phillips-Hershey, PhD explores mindfulness as a strategy to handle stress, including bullies. The stressors in Tuck's life are interfering with his effort to make the basketball team. A new mentor teaches Tuck how to manage his anxiety and self-doubt. Read a post about Mind Over Basketball here. Stand Up!: Be an Upstander and Make a Difference by Wendy L. Moss, PhD, ABPP provides strategies to become a "positive bystander" someone who stands up for themselves and others. Two of the ways to be an Upstander include having empathy for others and conflict resolution. Read an excerpt from a chapter of Stand Up! here. Through October 31, 2020, get 25% off your purchase and free shipping when you order books directly from Magination Press through APA.org. Click here to books and use code FF25 at checkout.

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Build Your Library: Bullying 2020-09-01T12:38:40-04:00

Build Your Library: Cultivating Confidence

It takes a village to raise a child. It also takes a library. Every child is different, and parents and caregivers need resources to navigate developmental changes and individual issues for the children they love. Magination Press is here to help! We’ve developed a Build Your Library Collection with books to help you support your growing child. Every so often people can have a crisis of confidence. Starting school, meeting new teachers and classmates and facing new challenges can be intimidating. These books explore shyness and confidence, providing your child with insights and strategies to cultivate their confidence. Blossom Plays Possum: (Because She's Shy) by Birdy Jones Blossom is a very shy opossum. She's so shy that when someone asks her her name, invites her to play or calls on her in class, she says nothing and hopes no one will see her. Her shyness prevents her from doing things she'd like to do, until her band teacher suggests she look at things in a different way. Gradually, Blossom begins to take chances and builds her confidence. Don't Put Yourself Down in Circus Town: A Story About Self-Confidence by Frank J. Sileo, PhD Ringmaster Rick is worried. The performers in his circus are struggling with their acts and losing their confidence. He gathers them together and points out that they are bullying themselves with negative self-talk and thoughts. Together, they turn their thoughts around by practicing more, asking for help, thinking positive thoughts and bouncing back from mistakes. You Are Your Strong by Danielle Dufayette, PhD  Big feelings can be overwhelming. Worry, fear, sadness and anger can be challenging to manage on your own. This picture books shows children how to find their inner strength with help from family and friends. Mind Over Basketball: Coach Yourself to Handle Stress by Jane Weierbach, PhD, and Elizabeth Phillips-Hershey, PhD Tuck is dealing with a lot. His folks got divorced, he moved to a new town and new school, and though he wants to try out for the basketball team, some kids in the neighborhood won't let him use the court to practice. Enter Walton, who teaches Tuck mindfulness strategies to manage his anxieties and self-doubt. Mind Over Basketball includes a coaching guide with mindfulness skills training exercises targeted at kids ages 8-14. The other titles include a Note to Parents and Caregivers to help you best help your child. Through October 31, 2020, get 25% off your purchase and free shipping when you order books directly from Magination Press through APA.org. Click here to books and use code FF25 at checkout.

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Build Your Library: Cultivating Confidence 2020-08-24T19:09:34-04:00

Build Your Library: Starting-School Jitters

It takes a village to raise a child. It also takes a library. Every child is different, and parents and caregivers need resources to navigate developmental changes and individual issues for the children they love. Magination Press is here to help! We've developed a Build Your Library Collection with books to help you support your growing child. Starting school is exciting, filled with anticipation and a little uncertainty. In the midst of the pandemic, uncertainty and anxiety may couple with disappointment at not being able to be physically at school. Getting kids ready for school, in whatever form it takes this fall, calls for some resources. Check out these books by Magination Press about going to school and worry. A Feel Better Book for Little Worriers by  Holly Brochmann and Leah Bowen Simple rhyming text helps kids identify worries and where they come from, as well as providing coping strategies. Hear A Feel Better Book for Little Worriers read aloud here. I Don't Want to Go to School! by Alberto Pellai, MD, PhD and Barbara Tamborini Coming from Magination Press in October 2020, I Don't Want to Go to School! explores a child's feelings about starting school for the first time and a parent's gentle and reassuring response.  Pre-order your copy of I Don't Want to Go to School! here. These picture books were written with young children in mind, but even older kids may be feeling especially anxious or worried about school this fall. Check out other Magination Press titles about fears and anxiety here. Many titles include a Note to Parents and Caregivers, including the two featured above, to help you best help your child. Through October 31, 2020, get 25% off your purchase and free shipping when you order books directly from Magination Press through APA.org. Click here to purchase books and use code FF25 at checkout.

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Build Your Library: Starting-School Jitters 2020-08-24T19:10:15-04:00