In this rhyming story, Lucas is weighed down by his worry and anxiety. Through colorful illustrations and rhythmic rhymes, he learns coping mechanisms on how to deal with big emotions like anxiety.
For every child who has experienced anxious thoughts, this story teaches kids how to respond to anxiety through several soothing strategies.
”I Choose to Calm My Anxiety” is a story with social emotional learning (SEL) in mind. It has been praised by teachers and therapists worldwide.
Lucas acknowledges negative thoughts, then actively replaces them with positive thoughts instead. He shares how he uses deep breathing and focus on things he can control.
With Lucas in real life examples, your child will learn to develop their understanding of their own emotions. “I Choose to Calm my Anxiety” is a quiet, thoughtful story that teaches readers how to practice mindfulness, focusing on thoughts that bring happiness and calm into their lives.
Teacher and Therapist Toolbox: I Choose is an empowering series curated to empower young children to become aware of big emotions.
A new book series developed in tandem with teachers and therapists to help children cope with a range of emotions and teach them that they indeed hold the power to choose their actions and reactions.
Sometimes things just happen,
There is nothing we can do.
I could only control my reactions,
And choose some strategies I knew.
”I Choose to Calm My Anxiety” was developed alongside counselors and parents to be used as a resource in a social emotional curriculum.
About the Author:
Elizabeth Estrada’s greatest joy is being a mother. She has worked with students K-12 as a teacher and, in later years, as a school counselor in the public school system. Her books are written to foster self regulation and emotional control. She writes books that support:
Speech & Language Pathologists
Regular Education Teachers
School Guidance Counselors
Marriage and Family Therapists
Special Education Teachers
Elizabeth is the author of the “I Choose” Series. Visit her at ichoosebooks.com