Teaching Kids to Pause, Cope, and Connect
Lessons for Social Emotional Learning and Mindfulness
Trim Size 8.5" x 11"
Page Count 198
Students today face many challenges that did not exist a generation or two ago, and rates of emotional disorders (including anxiety and depression) have increased steadily over the years. Students must also manage an overwhelming amount of information. With today’s reliance on technology and social media, they have fewer opportunities to develop effective self-regulation strategies and interpersonal and stress management skills.
Helping students understand their emotions and behavior when they’re young will set them on a path to being successful learners and empathetic people throughout their lives. With thirty easy-to-implement, skill-based lessons and activities, Teaching Kids to Pause, Cope, and Connect provides educators with strategies to help students:
- manage and reduce their anxiety with healthy coping skills
- understand and regulate physical responses to stress
- separate emotions from actions
- respond mindfully (rather than impulsively) to difficult situations
- improve social skills, social awareness, and self-regulation
- develop empathy and compassion
Praise for Teaching Kids to Pause, Cope, and Connect
“Mark Purcell and Kellen Glinder both have long histories of service to children, adolescents, and families, along with extensive work in training and supervising mental health providers. In their new book, Teaching Kids to Pause, Cope, and Connect, they bring their compassionate expertise to help children address and cope with the intense and unique emotional challenges that kids face today that previous generations did not. In particular, the section on self-acceptance is timely and crucial for today’s teens. In a world that promotes sterile, anonymous, and digital interactions, this book provides excellent strategies to help children connect, develop emotional confidence, and deal with their unique challenges.”—Thomas J. Harbin, Ph.D., author of Beyond Anger: A Guide for Men and The Anger Management Workbook for Teen Boys
“Teaching Kids to Pause, Cope, and Connect brings together the perspectives of a psychologist and a pediatrician to teach about the power of mindfulness to enhance mental health, cultivate emotional resilience, and build empathy and communication skills among elementary school children. Most importantly, throughout this process the authors highlight the role of the body, so often devalued in traditional education, by helping students investigate their inherent body-mind connection. Children learn to pay attention to ‘body signals,’ which empowers them to make wise choices based on their newfound awareness. Establishing such body-mind skills at a young age provides an invaluable foundation for youth to build upon in adolescence and into adulthood. With accessible lesson plans and step-by-step guidance, this book lays the groundwork for teachers to effectively implement the material. If you care about supporting the well-being of children from the inside out, read this book!”—Susan Bauer, MFA, RSDE/T, founder of Embodiment in Education™ and author of The Embodied Teen: A Somatic Curriculum for Teaching Body-Mind Awareness, Kinesthetic Intelligence, and Social and Emotional Skills
“Highly recommended.”—Library Bookwatch
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