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Psychologists Say These “10 Kids Books” Make All The Difference 

Sara Darnell | February 21, 2022

Psychologists everywhere have noticed an uptick in children experiencing anxiety, anger, confusion, and other issues that have come as a result of the past couple years. We should note that these are completely normal things for children to experience, but what is the best way to work through these feelings? Many psychologists have turned to children's books to teach young readers how to deal with their emotions. Here’s a list of the books that these psychologists are recommending to children: 

10. SMILES: SAY IT WITH A SMILE!

BY VINCE CLEGHORNE

Psychologists say this book is perfect for teaching kids the importance of smiling and the positive impact it can make on your day! Perfect for early readers, this book features mischievous rhymes and charming illustrations that will make even the grumpiest child smile wide and cheerful. 

9. COCK-A-DOODLE DONT YOU DARE

BY IAN MCARTHUR

This book is recommended by psychologists to help children build their confidence and self-esteem. The story inside teaches us that being different is actually a good thing and that we should accept and appreciate our differences. It's truly a great story of understanding and kindness.

8. THE SILENT WORDS OF YACKETY MACK

BY IAN MCARTHUR

This fun, rhyming book is great for children who are beginning to make friendships and understand what it means to care for someone else. Psychologists often recommend it as a resource when helping socialize children. It focuses on values such as compassion, empathy, and kindness.  

7. ZEN PIG: HERE TO DO

BY MARK BROWN

Zen Pig might just be the cutest way to help your child learn how to focus their emotions when they are stressed out or anxious. Zen Pig teaches children the value of gratitude, mindfulness, and compassion in a way that's easy for them to understand. It's a perfect book for helping your little reader calm down, and children LOVE this award-winning series!

7. LITTLE LUCY AND HER LITTLE WHITE LIES

BY LEIGHA HUGGINS

This amazing book is perfect for encouraging honesty in children. It follows the story of Little Lucy as she makes up white lies to cover up an embarrassing secret of hers. The story teaches kids that it's better to tell the truth from the beginning because you can avoid a lot of trouble in the end. All children could learn something from this story.

5. WHEN YOU HAVE LOVE

BY KIRA SIENES CORONA

Psychologist's say that the most important thing we can do for our children is let them know they are loved, especially when the world around them seems to be falling apart. This beautifully written book will help your child understand the unconditional amount of love you have for them. This is a great book for getting back to what really matters.

4. LOVE LOTTERY

BY LEIGHA HUGGINS

Teaching children compassion and love from an early age can make all the difference... And this book shows little ones that "the love you give out comes right back to you." Written from a parent’s perspective with an artistic flow of words, illustrations, and fonts, this story displays the love you and your child will share time and time again.

3. EVERYONE FEELS SAD SOMETIMES

BY DR. DANIELA OWEN

Sadness can make children act out, keep to themselces, and put negative thoughts in their head. In the third book of Dr. Daniela Owen's "Everyone Feels" series, children will learn how to soothe feelings of sadness and become more emotionally aware. This book gives children concrete examples of how to feel better when they are sad.

2. EVERYONE FEELS ANXIOUS SOMETIMES

BY DR. DANIELA OWEN

This book is a mindfully written self-help guide to aid children in dealing with stress and anxiety, by uncovering their emotions and following a simple calming routine. It educates children on what it means to be anxious and the story gives them real steps to take whenever they feel stressed or anxious.

1. EVERYONE FEELS ANGRY SOMETIMES

BY DR. DANIELA OWEN

This book is a powerful resource with a much-needed tool kit of techniques for teaching kids how to manage their anger, communicate it properly, and calm down. Dr. Daniela Owen, Ph.D. is a clinical child psychologist in the San Francisco Bay Area. She specializes in using evidence-based treatments to help with managing anxiety, worry, anger, and low mood. 

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8. THE SILENT WORDS OF YACKETY MACK

7. LITTLE LUCY AND HER LITTLE WHITE LIES

5. WHEN YOU HAVE LOVE

4. EVERYTHING YOU GIVE COMES BACK

3. EVERYONE FEELS SAD SOMETIMES

2. EVERYONE FEELS ANXIOUS SOMETIMES

1. EVERYONE FEELS ANGRY SOMETIMES

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