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8 Books to Help Kids Reap the Mental and Physical Benefits of Nature

PESI’s list of nature-inspired titles will get your children up and moving

PESI Team

The outdoors are a great place for mindfulness, action, and imagination. PESI’s list of nature-inspired titles will get your children up and moving!

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Help Your Child Learn from Their Mistakes

Free printable coloring pages for kids

Kellie Doyle Bailey, MA, CCC-SLP, MMT/SELI

Kellie Doyle Bailey’s newest children’s book in the Calm Cool Kids series is almost here—with tons of mindfulness tips to help teach your child how to react during tricky moments.

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Make Social-Emotional Learning Fun with NowMaps!

Sneak peek of the debut children's book series from Dr. Dan Siegel

Daniel J. Siegel, M.D.

Get an exclusive first look at Dr. Dan Siegel's debut children's book series: NowMaps. These worksheets and coloring pages are perfect for use with your young clients!

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Ask a Therapist: How Do I Teach My Child Social-Emotional Skills?

3 proven strategies for SEL development

Lisa Weed Phifer, DEd, NCSP

Summer doesn’t have to mean a vacation from learning. Lisa Weed Phifer offers up social-emotional learning exercises to get kids ready for the start of a new school year.

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Coping with ADHD & Heightened Emotions

Free printable exercise to use with adolescent & adult clients

Melissa Springstead Cahill, Psy.D.

People with ADHD feel both positive and negative emotions more intensely and frequently, and often for longer periods of time. With this exercise, clients can learn to respond to emotions mindfully, allowing them to better handle difficult situations.

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Social Media & Anxious Teens: Helping Young Clients Evaluate Their Time Spent Online

Free worksheet download to use with teens

Lawrence Shapiro, PhD, Angela Doel, MS

Lawrence Shapiro, PhD, and Angela Doel, MS, provide a free worksheet to help teen clients with social anxiety discover the advantages and disadvantages of their own social media time.

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Ask a Therapist: My Child Is Showing Signs of Anxiety

Discover a 2-step plan to empower anxious kids

Christina Furnival, MA, LPCC

Mother, therapist, and children’s book author Christina Furnival, MS, LPCC, provides a two-step plan for when our little ones begin to feel stress, anxiety, and fears about the world around them.

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Enhancing Self-Regulation Through Play Therapy

Free trauma-informed play therapy demonstration & worksheets

Paris Goodyear-Brown, MSSW, LCSW, RPT-S

Many children with big behaviors need help learning how to regulate themselves more quickly or more effectively. PESI author Paris Goodyear-Brown provides a simple sensory-soothing activity that can be particularly helpful for children who struggle to close their eyes and relax.

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Excavating Hard Things

Free trauma-informed play therapy intervention

Paris Goodyear-Brown, MSSW, LCSW, RPT-S

When a child is experiencing the intrusive or avoidance symptoms of PTSD, building a coherent narrative becomes essential to treatment. Paris Goodyear-Brown, MSSW, LCSW, RPT-S, demonstrates an exercise designed to help children verbalize their big emotions.

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PESI Celebrates Children’s Book Day!: Top 5 Books for Children’s Social-Emotional Learning

PESI Team

Children’s books can do so much more than entertain young readers! Check out PESI’s top picks for International Children’s Book Day with these five incredible titles.

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