Resources for understanding emotions and developing self-regulation skills.
Books for children:
The Scaredy Squirrel series by Melanie Watt discusses anxiety in various scenarios, like going to the doctor or camping.
My Many Colored Days, by Dr. Seuss, describes different emotions.
The Self Regulation Workbook for Kids (For Ages 8-11), by Jenna Berman.
Books for caregivers:
Helping your Anxious Child (2nd Edition): A Step-by-Step Guide for Parents, by Ronald M. Rapee, Ann Wignall, Susan H. Spence, Vanessa Cobham, and Heidi Lyneham.
Good Inside: A Guide to becoming the parent you want to be, by Becky Kennedy.
Books for teens:
The Mindfulness & Acceptance Workbook for Teen Anxiety, by Sheri L. Turrell, Christopher McCurry, and Mary Bell.
MindShift for anxiety.
Nova Scotia Mental Health provides several free apps when accessing these tools through its website. These online programs are self-directed courses that address a variety of mental health difficulties. Below are a few programs to check out:
Mindfulness practices for children:
Mindfulness practices for youth: