"Smart and essential " --Jeff Kinney, Diary of a Wimpy Kid "They used to tell kids to chant "sticks and stones" or "just ignore it." It didn't work. This book helps kids find the opposite approach: don't ignore it; understand it."--Tom Angleberger, Origami Yoda
Do you know what "social power" is? HINT: You experience every day, you share it with your friends and classmates, and when it is balanced and equal, you feel AWESOME. But when it's unequal or out of whack, you feel All. That. Drama... right?
This book gives you a real look at the social life of middle graders and offers expert ways to deal when unbalanced social power situations and unfriendly peers happen. Loaded with safe and appropriate strategies and easy-to-apply advice, you'll get just what to need to blossom and grow though an often turbulent time in your life. With this, you will thrive in your friendships, figure out who you are, become the best version of yourself, and have a rock-solid sense of confidence. Kid Confident (Book #1): How to Manage Your SOCIAL POWER in Middle School is part of an awesome nonfiction book series developed with expert psychologist and series editor, Bonnie Zucker, PsyD that authentically captures the middle school experience.
These books skillfully guide middle schoolers through those tricky years between elementary and high school with a supporting voice of a trusted big sister or a favorite aunt, stealthily offering life lessons and evidence-based coping skills. Readers of Telgemeir's Guts
will recognize similar mental health and wellness strategies and fans of Patterson's Middle School
series will appreciate the honest look at the uncertainty and chaos that middle graders can bring. Kid Confident
offers what kids need to have fun with it all and navigate middle school with confidence, humor, perspective, and feel our mad respect for being the amazing humans they already are.
Books in the series: Kid Confident (Book #1): How to Manage Your SOCIAL POWER in Middle School
by Bonnie Zucker, PsyD Kid Confident (Book #2): How to Master Your MOOD in Middle School
by Lenka Glassman, PsyD Kid Confident (Book #3): How to Handle STRESS for Middle School Success
by Silvi Guerra, PsyD Kid Confident (Book #4): How to NAVIGATE Middle School
by Anna Pozzatti, PhD & Bonnie Massimino, MEd
Bonnie Zucker, PsyD, is a licensed psychologist in private practice. She received her undergraduate degree from George Washington University, her master's degree from the University of Baltimore, and her doctoral degree from the Illinois School of Professional Psychology in Chicago. Dr. Zucker specializes in the treatment of anxiety disorders and is the author of Something Very Sad Happened: A Toddler's Guide to Understanding Death, Anxiety-Free Kids, Take Control of OCD, and co-author of Resilience Builder Program for Children & Adolescents and two relaxation CDs. She lives in Bethesda, Maryland. Visit bonniezucker.com DeAndra Hodge is an illustrator and designer based in Washington, DC. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Graphic Design from University of Montevallo. Visit deandrahodge.com/illustration and on Instagram as deandrahodge_