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.
About The Author
“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.
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.
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