"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
Some kids sail through their middle school years without any drama, but most kids get stuck on a rollercoaster of up and down moods. How is it possible to feel sad and happy at the same time? Why is everything so embarrassing? How does one eye-roll from a friend make you suddenly doubt everything about yourself?
The truth is you are growing into the amazing person you are meant to be and your many moods and emotions are helping you figure it all out. Not everyone nerds out on mood and emotions, but this book is packed with cool brain science and info on mental health and wellness, plus real-life stories from kids your age, you'll learn something about yourself without even trying Soon you'll be an expert on YOU and will figure out what your emotions and feelings are saying. Soon you'll staying cool and calm during really tough moments knowing that you can handle anything. And all that adds up to feeling so much lighter and more confident about yourself and your future. Kid Confident Book 2: How to Master Your MOOD 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
Lenka Glassman, PsyD is a licensed psychologist specializing in the treatment of anxiety and related conditions. She runs a private practice in Washington, DC and Bethesda, MD where she works with children, teens, adults, and families on issues related to anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and self-esteem. In addition to her clinical training and career in psychology, Dr. Glassman has worked as a group fitness leader for over 18 years, and views physical exercise as an important component in overall psychological well-being. She lives in Bethesda, Maryland. Visit drlenkaglassman.com and @drlenkaglassman on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. 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_