Learning to Feel Good and Stay Cool: Emotional Regulation Tools for Kids with AD/HD

Learning to Feel Good and Stay Cool: Emotional Regulation Tools for Kids with AD/HD




Did you know that there are things you can do every day to help you feel better more often? It's true! Packed with practical advice and fun activities, this book will show you how to: Understand your emotions Practice healthy habits to stay in your Feel Good Zone Know the warning signs that you are heading into your Upset Zone Feel better when you get upset Problem-solve so upsets come less often And much more! Learning to Feel Good and Stay Cool also includes a note and resources for parents. Get ready to take charge of your emotions and start feeling better!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781433813436
Publisher: American Psychological Association
Publication date: 08/28/2013
Pages: 127
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.30(d)
Age Range: 6 - 11 Years

Table of Contents


To Parents and Other Adult Helpers 7

Just for Kids! 9

Chapter 1 Understanding Your Feelings 11

Happy 14

Sad 16

Interested 16

Bored 17

Calm 18

Angry 19

Successful 20

Frustrated 21

Proud 22

Ashamed 24

Determined 24

Discouraged 25

Connected 26

Lonely 27

Safe 27

Scared 28

Confident 29

Worried 30

Comfortable 30

Embarrassed 31

Chapter 2 Staying in Your Feel Good Zone 33

Five Ways to Stay in Your Feel Good Zone 35

Feel Good Zone Habit #1: CH Is for CHill Out 36

Feel Good Zone Habit #2: E Is for Exercise 38

Feel Good Zone Habit #3: E Is for Eat Healthy Protein 40

Feel Good Zone Habit #4: R Is for Routines 42

Feel Good Zone Habit #5: S Is for Sleep 46

Review 49

Chapter 3 Steering Clear of Your Upset Zone 51

Knowing Your Warning Signs 52

Dealing With Your Warning Signs 54

Chapter 4 Your Feelings Toolbox 61

Feel Good Tools to Put in Your Feelings Toolbox 63

Feel Good Tools Review 71

Chapter 5 Feel Good Tools for Specific Upset Feelings 73

When You Feel Sad 74

When You Feel Bored 76

When You Feel Angry 80

When You Feel Frustrated 83

When You Feel Ashamed 85

When You Feel Discouraged 89

When You Feel Lonely 91

When You Feel Scared 94

When You Feel Worried 96

When You Feel Embarrassed 98

My Action Plan 99

Chapter 6 Problem-Solving so Upsets Come Less Often 101

How to Be a Champion Problem-Solver 102

How Megan Solved Her Problem 104

Chapter 7 Special Projects with My Parents 109

Working Together on Changes 110

Step-by-Step Plan for Making Changes 114

Progress Chart 116

Reward Yourself! 118

Note to Parents 119

Reward Your Child 120

Make a Clear Plan and Write It Down 121

Encourage Your Child 122

Plan Special Time With Your Child 123

Find the Resources That Your Child Needs 124

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