Totally Chill: My Complete Guide to Staying Cool
A Stress Management Workbook for Kids With Social, Emotional, or Sensory Sensitivities
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When parenting, teaching and working with children who have social, emotional, and/or sensory sensitivities, we often put the emphasis on learning new skills. Countless hours are spent working on social skills, fine- and gross-motor skills, language skills, and academic skills, but stress management skills are often left unaddressed. This is unfortunate, as stress can create a multitude of challenges for learning and daily living. In other words, it can create barriers to the very things we are trying to teach. Besides, it can cause distress, which can lead to meltdowns and behavioral outbursts.
In short, it is crucial that children learn and develop skills to help them to manage their stress as independently as possible. Totally Chill: My Complete Guide to Staying Cool
is a stress management workbook that is meant to be read, completed, and used as much as possible by children themselves. Its fun graphics and interactive style make it ideal for children grades 3 through middle school.
Everyone feels stress, adults and children alike. It's part of life. But life can be a lot easier when we learn new skills and ideas to help us handle the stress in our lives. Foreword by Kathy Selvaggi-Faden, MD.
MEET THE AUTHOR
, PhD, is a clinical psychologist and the program coordinator for the Pediatric Behavioral Medicine department within Goryeb Children's Hospital. Dr. Lynch provides extensive services for children who have social, emotional, behavioral, and/or sensory needs. His passion and career focus has been on developing therapy services to help these children with developing stress and anxiety management skills. Dr. Lynch has 15 plus years of experience in the field of child behavioral health. He has practiced in a variety of settings including schools, hospitals, and clinics both at home and abroad, including 5 years in Ireland. Dr. Lynch has spoken on and published material on a wide range of topics that pertain to child behavioral health. He resides in Cranford, NJ with his wife and 3 sons.