Book Review The A-Z Self-Care Guide For Kids By Dr. Alexandra Barnett

I want to thank Trigger Publishing Editor Andrea Marchiano for sharing The A-Z Self-Care For Kids by Dr. Alexandra Barnett. One thing I’ve learned from reviewing children’s books is what a great resource they are for parents and children alike. It’s a great way to teach, and sharing stories will help your children relate. 

Publication date: 22/09/2022
Paperback/Softback ISBN: 9781913615802 32 pages

About The Author

Dr Alexandra Barnett is a chartered counselling psychologist currently working with adults and children experiencing a range of mental, emotional and behavioural difficulties. She is based in the beautiful county of Shropshire, having worked all over England and New Zealand. To help little ones understand and regulate their emotions, Alexandra first created a programme called Big Feelings, Little People, which teaches the skills they need to help themselves – and helps their families navigate their children’s early years, too. The A-Z of Self-Care for Kids is a continuation of that work. –This text refers to the hardcover edition.


“Self-care is about being as kind to yourself as you would be to others…”

Becoming a mum made psychologist Dr Alex Barnett realize something: the self-care skills she was teaching her clients to help them thrive in their day-to-day lives could easily be taught and modeled by parents. And by making such skills part of everyday learning, their children could help themselves through tough times – and treat themselves with a kindness that would stay with them for years to come.

The A-Z of Self-Care for Kids teaches this important practice to children and the grown-ups in their lives by suggesting one soothing activity for every letter of the alphabet. At the end of the book, you can draw up a self-care plan and start on your journey of feeling better, together.

My Thoughts

The earlier we teach children, the more they will learn, and seeds are planted and will continue to grow with them. Teaching children about Self-Care will improve their Mental Health as they age. The book taps into a child’s mind by creating characters that show them what Self-Care is in a fun way.

The illustrations are first class and each character is a perfect fit for the activity and the color makes the book pop. A-Z Self-Care For Kids shows children that doing Self-Care activities with friends is fun and it may be an activity they look forward to. 

At the end of the book is a space to start building your Self-Care plan and to get started. I recommend this book to all parents so their children can live their best lives now and later.

Trigger Publishing is the first mental health organization of its kind. We are bringing mental health recovery and balance to millions of people worldwide through the power of our books.

We have built a first-class resource of curated books produced and published in-house to create a unique collection of mental health recovery titles unrivaled in quality and selection. We work with experts, psychologists, doctors, and coaches to produce our books, but we also work with real people looking to share their stories to reach out to others and provide hope, understanding, and compassion. These brave authors also aim to raise awareness of mental health’s “human” face and its impact on everyday lives. 


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