Recommended Reading

On this page, you’ll find direct links to some of the many books I’ve read. each of the books listed here have been helpful in some way.

This page is devided into three sections:

  1. For Adults – This section contains books that’ll help you make sense of the situation
  2. For Kids and Teens – This section has books ideal for your children to read and use
  3. Read with them – This section contains books for you to use alongside your children.

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Books for Adults

The Parent’s Guide to Self-Harm: What every parent needs to know.

The first book on self-harm written for parents by parents. Are you concerned that your child may be self-harming? Are you wondering what to do for the best? Do you need more information and help? If so, this is the book for you.

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Overcoming Your Child’s Fears and Worries

Based on the authors’ experience at their anxiety disorders clinic at the University of Reading and developed from a programme based on working almost exclusively with parents.

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Books for Kids and Teens

Starving the Anxiety Gremlin: A Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Workbook on Anxiety Management for Young People

Starving the Anxiety Gremlin is a unique and award-winning resource to help young people understand different types of anxiety and how to manage them, including panic attacks, phobias, social anxiety, generalised anxiety and obsessive compulsive disorder.

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The Five Minute Journal for Kids – Develop Positive Thinking

Using the science of positive psychology to improve happiness, The Five Minute Journal focuses your attention on the good in your life. Improve your mental well-being and feel better every day.

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Create Your Own Happy

Discover everything happy with this interactive, fun activity book! From speaking in front of your class to standing up for others; planting a seed bomb outdoors or making your own happy playlist, making a recycling monster to paying kindness forward, learn how to Create Your Own Happy!

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Diary of a Brilliant Kid: Top Secret Guide to Awesomeness

Life, the Universe and Awesomeness Diary of a Brilliant Kid is the “tweenager’s” atlas for navigating life. This interactive collection of stories, quotes, theories and yes, science, guides you through the difficult years between ages 8 and 12 to help you make sense of yourself and the world around you.

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Books for You to Read with Your Children

Llama Llama Misses Mama

This charming story book for pre-schoolers, tells the tale of a young Llama who’s anxious about starting school. It’s ideal for your youngster if they’re feeling nervous, or worried about their first day at school.

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How are you feeling today?

A great dip-in book where children choose a feeling that relates to them, then flip to the page that provides child-friendly strategies for dealing with that feeling. There are helpful parent notes at the back of the book to provide more ideas for you to use with your child plus other strategies to try out together.

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