Author(s): Stuart Shanker; Teresa Barker (Selected by)
We are seeing a generation of children and teens with excessively high levels of stress, and, as a result, an explosion of health problems in young people today. But few parents recognise the ''hidden stressors'' that their children are struggling with.
This book will give you the tools to help you recognise stress and understand your child''s behaviour, and teach your stressed, emotional child to identify their ''big'' emotions and get back on an even keel by themselves.
Stress can affect your child in many ways - whether it''s exam pressure, pressure exerted by friends online or in the playground, or related to health, with lack of sleep and anxiety at home contributing. Help Your Child Deal With Stress - and Thrive is a ground-breaking parenting book, in which Dr Stuart Shanker argues that by teaching children the art of self-regulation, it can transform their behaviour and help them to identify, talk about and manage their emotions. This leads to a harmonious home, and children who feel nurtured and supported.
Mastering the art of self-regulation can help children learn to deal with experiences, overcome frustration, pay better attention, engage better with others and enhance their learning capabilities. In turn, children will develop the confidence, along with the skills and emotional strength needed to navigate the pressures and stresses of the modern world.
Underpinned by science, Dr Shanker''s techniques have had a remarkable effect on children and parents alike, and hundreds of thousands of children who have gone through the programme in Canada have shown significant improvement in literacy, numeracy and behaviour. This book will appeal to readers of Grit by Angela Duckworth, How Children Succeed by Paul Tough, and The Deepest Well by Nadine Burke Harris.
''In this important and timely book, Stuart Shanker encourages us to see our children in a whole new light and gives us the tools we need to help nurture our young in order that they can better manage stress, build resiliency and improve their emotional health. Today''s pupils are under serious pressure to perform; by helping children recognize, identify and talk about their emotions, we can help them find balance and ultimately realise their true potential.''
Sir Anthony Seldon, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Buckingham, co-founder of Action for Happiness and best-selling author
''Our digital age is stressful, frantic and over-stimulating. Raising a child today requires an understanding of self-regulation. Dr. Shanker helps parents not just to understand the meaning of their child''s behavior with compassion, but, just as essentially, how to calm themselves in order to better guide their children toward more positively engaged living.''
Catherine Steiner-Adair, Ed. D., author of The Big Disconnect: Protecting Childhood and Family Relationships in the Digital Age
''Capping a lifetime of studying and thinking about children''s emotions and behavior, the brilliant Stuart Shanker presents us with this stupendous gift, a true tour-de-force, in which he dismantles and elegantly reassembles, so that the layperson can understand, one of the most complicated mechanisms of the mind: self-regulation. Parents, rejoice! Read this book and you will be able to teach your children (and yourselves!) the practical, immensely valuable, and enormously satisfying skills of self-regulation.''
Edward Hallowell, MD, author of Driven to Distraction: Recognizing and Coping with Attention Deficit Disorder
''Brilliant. In this illuminating and accessible breakthrough book, Stuart Shanker makes a powerful case for understanding children''s behavior and misbehavior using the lens of self-regulation. I will never see children in the same way.
Michael Thompson, author of Raising Cain: Protecting the Emotional Life of Boys