Facing Mighty Fears About Making Mistakes
Published by: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Imprint: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Sales Date: 2023-07-21
Published: July 2023
80 Pages, 150.00 x 226.00 x 10.00 mm, 46 black and white line drawings
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Many children avoid taking on challenges, melting down when the going gets tough. But doing things you aren't very good at is one of the best ways to keep your brain healthy and strong. That means it's okay to mess up, and fumble, and fail. In fact, you should do these things. Mistakes are exactly what your brain needs to grow. Facing Mighty Fears About Making Mistakes helps 6-10-year-olds get more comfortable with imperfection. Fun Facts about famous mistakes engage children, while a Note to Parents and Caregivers and supplemental Resource Section make this the perfect guide for parents and mental health professionals.
This book is part of the Dr. Dawn's Mini Books About Mighty Fears series designed to help children ages 6-10 tackle their fears and live happier lives.
Another great book from the jedi master of resources for anxious children. The most accessible discussion of neuroplasticity I've seen. John Randolph, PhD, author of The Brain Health Book: Using the Power of Neuroscience to Improve Your Life
Through this book, children learn 4 steps to building new brain pathways that will allow them to practice and become experts at making mistakes. Dr. Dawn includes several examples of real-life inventors and celebrities who succeeded at failing by making many mistakes! The book is fun and easy to follow and ends with several helpful tips for parents as well as resources for the whole family. "Stick-to-it-iveness" is a key value for many families and Dr. Dawn's book provides a fun way for kids and their parents to actually learn and practice the skills needed to increase resilience. There's no manual for parenting, but Dr. Dawn's series aims to provide direction for curious families when it comes to skill building and facing big emotions. Lilia Andrew, PhD, Director, Research in Anxiety Disorders Program at Children's National Hospital