Self-Control to the Rescue!: Super Powers to Help Kids Through the Tough Stuff in Everyday Life
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN 10: 9781785927591
ISBN 13: 978-1785927591
The self-control super hero is back! This time, they've come prepared with simple strategies to tackle the difficult emotions and challenges of everyday life. From the morning routine to making friends at recess, paying attention in class and getting a good night's sleep, this guide will help children stay on track and save the day!
Focussing on specific times of the day that present particular challenges, the book uses illustrations and simple language to describe breathing exercises, stretching, and visualization techniques to help children aged 4-7 keep calm and in control. Suitable for all children, but especially those with sensory and emotional regulation difficulties, this is an accessible guide with extra tips and resources for parents, educators or therapists.
Self-Control to the Rescue is certain to help kids have fewer tough times, and more of the success and happiness that are rights of childhood. -- Alex Doman, founder & CEO Advanced Brain Technologies, bestselling co-author Healing at the Speed of Sound
Lauren Brukner once again delivers child-friendly learning activities, great illustrations and authoritative advice in a package that children will certainly enjoy and parents and professionals will find immediately applicable. -- Joel Shaul, Licensed Clinical Social Worker and author of The Green Zone Conversation Book
Practical methods that children can easily understand and use. -- Dr. Temple Grandin, author of The Way I See It: A Personal Look at Autism & Asperger’s and Thinking in Pictures: And Other Reports from My Life with Autism
Empowers kids with practical, fun strategies for challenges like waking up, making friends, keeping calm, paying attention, and handling situations like lunch and recess. A supercharged, super powerful book! -- Lindsey Biel, M.A., OTR/L, Occupational Therapist, Author of Sensory Processing Challenges: Effective Clinical Work with Kids & Teens, www.sensorysmarts.com
Here at last is a book for parents and therapists to use with children to help them develop self-regulation! This book is for people everywhere who want to create a regulated place within themselves and the children with whom they live or love. -- Lucy Jane Miller, Ph.D, OTR, Founder of STAR Institute for SPD
Self-control strategies and exercises for children aged 4-7 to manage and regulate the emotional challenges faced in daily life
About the Author
Lauren Brukner is a Senior Occupational Therapist who lives in New York City with her husband and three children, two of whom have emotional and sensory integration difficulties. She graduated from Stern College for Women with a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology, and holds a Master's of Science degree in Occupational Therapy from New York University. She specializes in sensory integration and self-regulation strategies in children and young people, and their implementation in home, school and community settings. She has postgraduate training in neuroscience, sensory integration theory and practice, occupational health sciences, and physiological approaches to Occupational Therapy practice, and is also a Certified Screener for Irlen Syndrome and Scotopic Sensitivity. She provides services and workshops to a broad range of school staff, including general and special education teachers, speech language therapists, counselors, and paraprofessionals. Lauren won the gold seal in the Mom's Choice Awards, 2016 for family friendly media, products and services. Lauren is a contributing writer to The Huffington Post and Autism Parenting Magazine and blogs at www.awesomeandincontrol.com.