Top 10 Best Books to Read in Counseling Education - August 2021

Here are our top ten recommendations if you are looking for the best books to read in Counseling Education. We have made sure our list is diverse to cater to the interests of different types of readers.

1. Anger Management Workbook for Kids: 50 Fun Activities to Help Children Stay Calm and Make Better Choices When They Feel Mad


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Counseling Education - August 2021

Show your anger who’s boss―50 fun activities about anger management for kids ages 6 to 11 Anger is a normal emotion just like joy, sadness, and fear, but it can be difficult to know how to express those feelings in a good way. The Anger Management Workbook for Kids is filled with 50 playful exercises to help you handle powerful emotions. You can stay calm and make better choices when you feel angry. Other workbooks about anger management for kids ages 6-12 wish they could be this fun! Discover ways to recognize angry feelings and react to them safely, so you can be nice to yourself and others. Draw a picture of what your anger looks like, write about your feelings and needs in different situations, and more. These awesome activities will give you the tools to manage your feelings through gratitude, friendliness, and self-kindness. This workbook about anger management for kids includes: Assorted exercises ―Doodle, write, meditate, and make crafts like the Glitter Jar as you work through angry feelings with this delightful workbook about anger management for kids. All about anger ―Learn about what anger is, how it feels, how to look out for it, and more. Feel-good habits ―In this workbook about anger management for kids, you can explore lots of healthy habits that help you react better in situations that make you mad. Stop angry feelings in their tracks with the activities in this workbook. Who knew anger management for kids could be so enjoyable?

  • Author: Samantha Snowden MA
  • Publisher: Althea Press (November 27, 2018)
  • Genre: Children's Books, Growing Up & Facts of Life
  • ISBN: 978-1641520928
  • Dimensions: 7.9 x 0.6 x 9.9 inches

                 

2. A Little SPOT of Emotion 8 Book Box Set (Books 1-8: Anger, Anxiety, Peaceful, Happiness, Sadness, Confidence, Love, & Scribble Emotion)


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Counseling Education - August 2021

This box set includes 8 Emotion Books: A Little SPOT of Anger A Little SPOT of Anxiety A Little SPOT of Happiness A Little SPOT of Sadness A Little SPOT of Love A Little SPOT of Confidence A Little Peaceful SPOT A Little Scribble SPOT

  • Author: Diane Alber
  • Publisher: Diane Alber Art LLC (May 15, 2020)
  • Genre: Children's Books, Growing Up & Facts of Life
  • ISBN: 978-1951287139

                 

3. A Little SPOT of Emotion 8 Plush Toys with Feelings Book Box Set


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Counseling Education - August 2021

This set is a companion to the bestselling books "A Little SPOT of Emotion Books Box Set"! This set comes with a newly released hardcover special edition "A Little SPOT of Feelings" book with all 8 Emotion plush toys! The PLUSH TOY EMOTIONS included are: Anger, Anxiety, Peaceful, Sadness, Happiness, Love, Confidence and Scribble (Tangled) . The book included features a bonus mirror in the back of the book along with a FEELINGS POSTER that is printed on the inside of the dustjacket. The poster and mirror were added to help children identify facial expressions. This set makes a perfect gift! (No books in our sets overlap.)

  • Author: Diane Alber
  • Publisher: Diane Alber Art LLC (July 10, 2021)
  • Genre: Children's Books, Growing Up & Facts of Life
  • ISBN: 978-1951287399

                 

4. Decibella and Her 6-Inch Voice (Communicate With Confidence)


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Counseling Education - August 2021

If you are encouraging social emotional learning in your classroom, the story of Decibella will speak volumes to your students, especially those who need precise examples to follow for using appropriate behavior. Spunky, spirited Isabella is always shouting out her every though, idea, and feeling. She loves using her loud voice so much, it s even earned her the nickname Decibella! But that s not a nickname to brag about. Isabella s so loud, she interrupts class and irritates others. She doesn t know how or when to use a softer, quieter voice until her teacher introduces the five volumes of voice. Award-winning author Julia Cook s creative storytelling, coupled with eye-pleasing illustrations, help K-6 readers learn and remember what voice volume to use when speaking in class, chatting in the library, sitting at the lunch table or playing outside. Decibella and Her 6-Inch Voice is the second book in the author s popular series, Communicate with Confidence , which focuses on skills to help young children learn how to communicate appropriately.

  • Author: Julia Cook
  • Publisher: Boys Town Press; 1st edition (March 1, 2014)
  • Genre: Children's Books, Growing Up & Facts of Life
  • ISBN: 978-1934490587

                 

5. My Body Sends a Signal: Helping Kids Recognize Emotions and Express Feelings


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Counseling Education - August 2021

How to teach kids about emotions and feelings?Like teaching them everything else - using clear words, familiar situations, exciting pictures and a lot of hands-on activities (games, puzzles, coloring pages, etc.) One can, of course, spend time and find various resources online. Or one can get just one book.This book is an excellent educational source that has is all. The book includes a cute story that kids can relate to, beautiful illustrations that capture children's attention, calming-down activities for kids, instructions to adults on the follow-up activities, emotions cards, feelings cards, coloring pages and related short stories to teach kids empathy.

  • Author: Natalia Maguire
  • Publisher: VLB (June 17, 2020)
  • Genre: Education & Teaching, Schools & Teaching
  • ISBN: 978-3982142838
  • Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.2 x 8.5 inches

                 



6. Goodbye Preschool, Hello Kindergarten


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Counseling Education - August 2021

Going to kindergarten is exciting but it can also be stressful for young children. This easy to read and beautifully illustrated rhyming children's book is the story of a sweet and adorable little duck named Max. Max just graduated preschool and he's having a hard time leaving his preschool teachers, friends, and all that he knows behind. Follow him as he says his goodbyes, centers himself and looks forward to starting something new - being a Kindergartner! Going to kindergarten is huge milestone for kids and should be celebrated. The goal of this book is to help children overcome the anxiety, jitters, and worries of starting kindergarten, and instead get them excited about a new experience and being a part of something fun and exciting. Goodbye Preschool, Hello Kindergarten is perfect for toddlers, preschoolers, early and emerging young readers, parents and teachers. Great for children ages 3-5 Get your copy now.

  • Author: Sonica Ellis
  • Publisher: Sonica Ellis (June 14, 2020)
  • Genre: Children's Books, Growing Up & Facts of Life
  • ISBN: 978-0578707549
  • Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.07 x 8.5 inches

                 

7. Mindset - Updated Edition: Changing The Way You think To Fulfil Your Potential


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Counseling Education - August 2021

World-renowned Stanford University psychologist Carol Dweck, in decades of research on achievement and success, has discovered a truly groundbreaking idea-the power of our mindset. Dweck explains why it's not just our abilities and talent that bring us success-but whether we approach them with a fixed or growth mindset. She makes clear why praising intelligence and ability doesn't foster self-esteem and lead to accomplishment, but may actually jeopardize success. With the right mindset, we can motivate our kids and help them to raise their grades, as well as reach our own goals-personal and professional. Dweck reveals what all great parents, teachers, CEOs, and athletes already know: how a simple idea about the brain can create a love of learning and a resilience that is the basis of great accomplishment in every area.

  • Author: Dr Carol Dweck
  • Publisher: DO NOT USE; 6th edition (January 12, 2017)
  • Genre: Education & Teaching, Schools & Teaching
  • ISBN: 978-2133487514
  • Dimensions: 7.83 x 0.87 x 5.08 inches

                 

8. But It's Not My Fault! (Responsible Me!)


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Counseling Education - August 2021

Teach children to stop making excuses and blaming others when they make mistakes. My name is Norman David Edwards but everybody calls me Noodle. Sometimes things happen to me that get me into trouble. But it's not my fault! This first book in the new Responsible Me! series, follows Noodle through a very rough day at school. It just isn't his fault that his brother's game ran late and he didn't finish his homework. Or that his mom forgot to remind him to turn in his library book. Or that Mary Gold got in his airspace and hit his arm with her head... Join Noodle on his journey as he learns not to blame others or try to find fault; but instead practices accepting responsibility, and turns his very rough day into a very good NEW day! Elementary school kids will identify with Noodle as he makes one excuse after another for his behavior and choices that lead to unwanted consequences. By learning to accept responsibility he finds instead how to use mistakes as opportunities for problem-solving and to turn negatives into positives. Stop the Blame Game with this book written for kids in grades K-5. Tips for parents, counselors, and teachers are included. See what others are saying about this fun story. I LOVED this book! It has cut down so much on tattling and students blaming others for their actions. The book really goes into depth about how it is our responsibility for how WE react to situations. It has helped with the blame game in my first grade room. - Desiree

  • Author: Julia Cook
  • Publisher: Boys Town Press; 1st edition (March 1, 2015)
  • Genre: Children's Books, Growing Up & Facts of Life
  • ISBN: 978-1934490808

                 

9. The Emotions Book: A Little Story About Big Emotions (Brave Kids Press)


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Counseling Education - August 2021

Help your child self-regulate their emotions. The Emotions Books: A Little Story About BIG Feelings teaches emotional control and how to effectively act when faced with overwhelming feelings or challenging circumstances. Throughout this vibrant story, Louie, a brave little elephant, teaches children that when they experience big feelings, their body and mind are simply telling them something; perhaps a hug is needed or they need to take a break and breath. Focusing on four primary emotions: anger, sadness, frustration, and happiness - children will learn to welcome their feelings and listen to them instead of impulsively reacting. Managing big emotions can help children act effectively and solve conflict independently while working their way back to a calm, happy state. The Emotions Book: A Little Story About BIG Feelings is the 5th book in its series and follows the theme of helping children find their inner bravery by navigating change, transitions, and new feelings. The 4 BIG Emotions: Anger: An intense, heightened emotion can often be overwhelming to children and can lead to adverse reactions when not understanding the core reason why they feel this way. When in a fiery state, children need to learn to stop and breathe before reacting. Calming and self-soothing oneself is an essential first step. Sadness: An emotional pain associated with feelings of loss, despair, grief, helplessness, and disappointment. Sadness can be especially hard for a child when they don't have comfort or understanding of why their feeling this way or that it's simply OK to feel sad sometimes. Frustration: An emotional response to conflict or opposition. Frustration can often occur from being unable to solve a problem, experiencing a roadblock, or annoyance. Frustration in a child can often lead to anger and adverse reactions if one does not take caution. Stopping to take a break is often a great way to prevent irritation and pivot. Happiness: An emotional state characterized by feelings of satisfaction, joy, and fulfillment. When a child is happy, they are often calm and ready to learn. Teaching children techniques like breathing, stopping, and realizing the core of their feelings is a critical way to get back to feeling happy. Through the Brave Kid Press book series, your child will learn: ✓ The importance of trying something new. ✓ How to self-regulate BIG emotions. ✓ That bravery lies within and we can access it at any time. ✓ The importance and benefits of curiosity and being open-minded. ✓ Overcoming new challenges can often lead to even more fun and adventure! ✓ How to find security with change in a new environment. ✓ That sleep is essential for everyone and allows us to have more fun when we're awake. ✓ The importance of consistency. Grit and perseverance help challenges become easier with time. ✓ The incredible feeling of conquering hard things! ✓ That kindness always wins. About the Author Liz has had a passion for art, creativity, and reading since she was a little girl. After graduating with a BA in Graphic Design and Fine Arts from The University of San Francisco, Liz decided she wanted to pursue a career involving her love for creativity and the arts. After many business ideas, tears, late nights, and too much coffee - she established Brave Kid Press featuring a brave little elephant named Louie.

  • Author: Liz Fletcher
  • Publisher: Louie's Little Lessons (January 4, 2021)
  • Genre: Children's Books, Growing Up & Facts of Life
  • ISBN: 978-0998193694
  • Dimensions: 7.5 x 0.07 x 9.25 inches

                 

10. Happy Mindset Little Journal: Kids Interactive Journal Prompts and Daily Activities to Help Children Develop a Growth Mindset. Colorful, Self-Learning and Fun! (Ages 6-12)


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Counseling Education - August 2021

PLEASE NOTE: Amazon’s “ Look Inside ” feature is only available on desktop. Using this feature, you will be able to see inside the Journal, its beautiful design and its attributes. Also, parents will have some great insights about how their children think and the choices they make. About this item: This  growth mindset  inspired journal is designed to encourage  boys and girls  with developing their self-confidence and positivity. The  Happy Mindset Little Journal  includes inspirational activities, quotes, inquisitive questions, creative illustrations, and writing prompts. By working through the journal and practicing these skills we teach children to train their brains how to embrace challenges. In doing so, we show them that failing and making mistakes are just part of the process to achieving success. Your child will learn how to:            ✔  Develop a growth mindset           ✔  Express feelings and identify emotions            ✔  Have a positive outlook on life           ✔  Be persistent                     ✔  Understand it is ok to make mistakes           ✔  Believe they can always improve           ✔  Be grateful           ✔  Accept that everyone is different           ✔  Better understand themselves           ✔  Grow up to be a mentally stronger adult SCIENCE-BACKED RESEARCH BASED ON WELL DOCUMENTED FINDINGS Dr Carol S. Dweck. Prof Psychology Stanford University. – "If parents want to give their children a gift, the best thing they can do is to teach their children to love challenges, be intrigued by mistakes, enjoy effort, and keep on learning.” - Carol S. Dweck. Why this journal? INCREASES SELF-CONFIDENCE – journal prompts combined with meaningful l quotes showing that hard work pays off. This is aimed at empowering your child to become more resilient against setbacks and more optimistic about their own abilities. ENGAGING FOR KIDS – this journal was designed to keep your child interested and curious. It has colourful pages and creative activities guiding them to think for themselves and come up with their own conclusions. MOOD IMPROVEMENT – studies show that journaling about your accomplishments and writing down your positive thoughts can promote a lasting feeling of happiness and fulfilment. SCIENTIFICALLY PROVEN – there is a strong scientific link between positive mindset and achievement. If you believe your brain can grow, you behave differently.  In our journal, we show that one can indeed change from fixed mindset to growth mindset. The positive result leads to increased motivation and accomplishments. 90 DAYS JOURNAL – filled with 60 pages of fun activities! This journal can be completed at your child’s own pace. A great gift to your child as an introduction to journaling. Benefits to parents: In teaching a child how to understand their feelings and express themselves better, they grow to become more emotionally healthy. The result is likely to be a smarter, healthier, happier and more resilient child. COMING SOON! Happy Mindset BIG Journal – an extended version with over 200 pages of inspirational journaling for kids. Sign up for free downloads and updates: www.happymindsetjournal.com

  • Author: Claudia Liem
  • Publisher: Thrive Print Co. (November 25, 2020)
  • Genre: Children's Books, Growing Up & Facts of Life
  • ISBN: 978-0578781372
  • Dimensions: 8 x 0.15 x 10 inches