1st Edition

Stressed Out! Solutions to Help Your Child Manage and Overcome Stress

By Mary Anne Richey, James W. Forgan Copyright 2017
    160 Pages
    by Prufrock Press

    Stressed Out!: Solutions to Help Your Child Manage and Overcome Stress is an easy-to-read guide for parents to help their children understand stress, its effects on kids' day-to-day lives, and how to handle it. The book suggests stress management solutions that can be implemented by even the busiest parents and kids, focusing on a variety of common stressful situations that are grouped according to three categories—school, family, or environmental. Strategies include sample dialogues parents can use in conversation with their child and activities to help children gain insight and understanding into the nature of their stress, such as worksheets, role-play scenarios, or children's stories. Designed for maximum accessibility, parents and their children can immediately apply and reinforce the solutions. Inherent in each chapter is the underlying understanding that stress in children is very individual and solutions need to be individualized to fit the circumstances and personality of each child.

    2018 NAGC Book of the Year Award Winner

    Acknowledgements Introduction Section I: Principles of Stress Chapter 1: Put Stress on Your Parenting Agenda Chapter 2: Stressed, Anxious, or Both? Chapter 3: Helpful Versus Harmful Stress Chapter 4: Perception of Stressors Chapter 5: Minimize Negative Stress Section II: Stress is Everywhere Chapter 6: Stress in School Chapter 7: Stress in the Community Chapter 8: Stress in the Family Section III: Stress Busters Chapter 9: Protection From Stress Chapter 10: Yoga, Mindfulness, and Meditation Chapter 11: Seeking a Happy, Balanced Life Conclusion Resources for Parents Resources for Kids References About the Authors


    Jim Forgan, Ph.D., is an associate professor and Licensed School Psychologist. He teaches others how to teach and assess children with ADHD and other types of learning disabilities at Florida Atlantic University in Jupiter, FL. In private practice, he works with families of children with ADHD and other learning differences. Jim consults with public and private schools doing workshops on ADHD, dyslexia, problem solving, and accommodations for learning disabilities. He is also the parent of a young son with ADHD.

    Mary Ann Richey and James W. Forgan, Ph.D have made this book so easy to read. Each chapter has a box with a Key Point and a Thinking Point. They provide colored paragraphs with examples of real life stories. There are tables, books, games, and activities. It is all so brief yet full of important information. You can even carry it around to use whenever a question pops into your mind.,Elaine Wiener,Gifted Education Communicator, 5/1/17
    There is a wealth of resources available for parents; pages of sources are listed by the kind of stress, such as a new baby in the family, school, terminal illness, death in the family, fear of going to the dentist and fear of monsters. This is must have for any to be aware and to be prepared for the types of stress facing children.,Kathleen Ulrich,Children's Literature, 6/1/17