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Social Emotional Learning & Meditation Apps:

  • Mood Meter

  • Headspace

  • Dreamy Kid

  • Headspace

  • Smiling Mind

  • Calm Counter

  • Emotionary

  • Take a Chill

  • Calm

Social Emotional Learning Programs

  • A Little Spot of Emotion

  • Kimochis

  • Emotional ABCs

  • The Character Effect

Books for Parents:

  • Permission to Feel by Marc Brackett, Ph.D.

  • The Reason I Jump by Naoki Higashida

  • Simplicity Parenting by Kim John Payne

  • The Myth of Laziness by Mel Levine

  • Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance by Angela Duckworth

  • Self-Reg by Stuart Shanker

  • A Mind at a Time by Mel Levine

  • The Explosive Child by Ross W. Greene

  • The Whole Brain Child by Daniel Siegel and Tina Bryson

  • No Drama Discipline by Daniel Siegel and Tina Bryson

  • How to Talk so Kids Will Listen and Listen so Kids Will Talk by Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish

  • Positive Discipline by Jane Nelson, Ed. D.

  • The Gift of Failure by Jessica Lahey

  • All Joy and No Fun by Jennifer Senior

  • Raising Your Spirited Child by Mary Shelly Kurcinka

  • Transforming the Difficult Child

  • No Bad Kids by Janet Lansbury

  • Parenting From the Inside Out by Daniel Siegel, M.D. and Mary Hartzell, M.Ed.

  • Peaceful Parent, Happy Kids, by Dr. Laura Markham

Books for Children:

  • When Sophie Gets Angry, Really, Really Angry by Molly Bang  

  • When I Feel Angry by Cornelia Maude Spelman 

  • Cool Down and Work Through Anger by Cheri J. Meiners M.Ed. 

  • Angry Octopus by Lori Lite and Max Stasuyk

  • Don’t Rant and Rave on Wednesdays by Adolph Moser  

  • How to Take The Grrrr Out of Anger by Elizabeth Verdick and Marjorie Lisovskis 

  • What to Do When Your Temper Flares by Dawn Huebner  

  • Happiness Doesn’t Come from Headstands by Tamara Levitt. T

  • The Secret to Clara’s Calm by Tamara Levitt

  • Ruby's Worry by Tom Percival

  • The Proudest Blue by Ibtihaj Muhammad

  • The Boy at the Back of the Class by Onjali Raúf

  • The Benefits of Being an Octopus by Ann Braden

  • Serena Williams by Mary Nhin

  • The Boy who Made Everyone Laugh by Helen Rutter

  • Have you Filled a Bucket Today? By Carol McCloud

  • The Peculiar Possum by Tracey Hecht

  • The Hunt for the Nightingale by Sarah Ann Jukes

  • The Boy who Made the World Disappear by Ben Miller

  • It's Okay to Not be Okay by Emily Hayes

  • Anger Management Workbook for Kids by Samantha Snowden

  • Train Your Angry Dragon by Steve Herman

  • The Extraordinary Girl by Melanie Harder

  • All Feelings are Okay by Emily Hayes

  • The Pigeon and the Peacock by Jacqueline Belanger, PhD.

  • Good Enough Dinosaur by Steve Herman

  • The Invisible String by Patrice Karst

  • Mum, Dad Can you Hear Me? BY Despina Mavridou

  • Lost in the Clouds by Tom Tina Disbury

  • Me and My Feelings by Vanessa Green Allen

  • My Body Sends a Signal by Natalia Maguire

  • Teach Your Dragon to Make Friends by Steve Herman

  • What to Do When You Feel Like Hitting? by Cara Goodwin, PhD.

  • Gentle Hands and Other Sing-Along Songs for Social-Emotional Learning by Amadee Ricketts

  • Two Monsters and Me - Everybody gets Angry by George Nesty

  • Kindness is my Superpower by Alicia Ortego

  • Monty the Manatee by Natalie Pritchard

  • My Way to Kindness by Elizabeth Cole

  • HAPPY CONFIDENT ME Life Skills Journal by Linda Papadopoulos & Nadim Saad

  • Be Brave by Poppy O'Neill

  • What's the Hurry, Murray? by Anna Adams

  • Listen Like an Elephant by Kira Willey

  • The Steves by Morag Hood

  • Jabari Jumps by Gaia Cornwall

  • Enemy Pie by Derek Munson & Tara Calahan King

  • Say Something by Peter H. Reynolds

  • Interrupting Chicken by David Ezra Stein

  • The Way I Feel by Janan Cain

  • Millie Fierce by Jane Manning

  • Believe in Yourself (Be You) by Lexi Rees, Sasha Mullen & Eve Kennedy

  • Dia's Power by Mina Minozzi

  • B is for Breathe by Dr. Melissa Muro Boyd

  • The Amazing A-Z of Resilience by David Gumbrell

  • Chiri The Hummingbird by Jo Blake

  • I Am Stronger Than Anxiety by Elizabeth Cole

  • Be Mindful of Monsters by Lauren Stockly

  • What are Feelings? by Katie Daynes

  • Brave Every Day by Trudy Ludwig

  • A Case of the Zaps by Alex Boniello and April Lavalle

  • The Whatifs by Emily Kilgore

  • The Camping Trip by Jennifer K. Mann

  • Anita and the Dragons by Hannah Car

  • The Book of Mistakes by Corinna Luyken

  • Everyone Can Learn to Ride a Bicycle by Chris Raschka

  • The Dot by Peter H. Reynolds

  • Rulers of the Playground by Joseph Kuefler

  • A Friend for Henry by Jenn Bailey

  • Daisy by Jessixa Bagley

  • The Invisible Boy by Trudy Ludwig

  • Ways To Make Friends by Jairo Buitrago

  • What Are Your Words? A Book About Pronouns by Katherine Locke

  • Aaron Slater, Illustrator by Andrea Beaty

  • Like by Annie Barrows and Leo Espinosa

  • Those Shoes by Maribeth Boelts

  • Home Is In Between by Mitali Perkins

  • My Very Own Space by Pippa Goodhart and Rebecca Crane

  • My Shadow Is Pink by Scott Stuart

  • Eyes That Kiss in the Corners by Joanna Ho

  • I Love Strawberries! by Shannon Anderson

  • The Oldest Student: How Mary Walker Learned To Read by Rita Lorraine Hubbard and Oge Mora

  • Argyle Fox by Marie Letourneau

  • Emmanuel’s Dream: The True Story of Emmanuel Ofosu Yeboah by Laurie Ann Thompson

  • Life by Cynthia Rylant and Brendan Wenzel

  • A Small Kindness by Stacy McAnulty

  • John’s Turn by Mac Barnett

  • When We Are Kind / Nihá’ádaahwiinít’íigo by Monique Gray Smith

  • The Smile Shop by Satoshi Kitamura

  • Pass It On by Sophy Henn

  • Evelyn Del Ray Is Moving Away by Meg Medina

  • The Circles in the Sky by Karl James Mountford

  • Rosa’s Song by Helena Ku Rhee

  • Dadaji’s Paintbrush by Rashmi Sirdeshpande and Ruchi Mhasane

  • Big Feelings by Alexandra Penfold and Suzanne Kaufman

  • Great Big Feelings series by Hallee Adelman

  • Cranky Right Now by Julie Berry

  • The Shadow Elephant by Nadine Robert

  • Lying Up a Storm by Julia Cook

  • Ruthie and the (Not So) Teeny Tiny Lie by Laura Rankin

  • I Want My Hat Back by Jon Klassen

  • Stop and Smell the Cookies by Gibson Frazier

  • Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse by Kevin Henkes

  • My Mouth Is a Volcano! by Julia Cook

  • You Will Be My Friend! by Peter Brown

  • Clark the Shark by Bruce Hale

  • Giraffes Can’t Dance by Giles Andreae

  • Milo Imagines the World by Matt de la Peña

  • A Mother for Choco by Keiko Kasza

  • Feelings by Libby Walden & Richard Jones

  • All About Feelings by Felicity Brooks & Frankie Allen

  • The Crayons' Book of Feelings by Drew Daywalt

  • The Boy with Big, Big Feelings by Britney Winn Lee

  • Kindness Grows by Britta Teckentrup

Facebook Groups for Families:

Did you know you can search for groups on Facebook to find others who are struggling with similar issues to yours? Here are some active Facebook Groups that have been helpful for families. 

Note: You may need to apply to some of these groups in order to be added. 

  • Support for Sensory Needs

  • Raising Poppies

  • Happy Sensitive Kids Community

  • Modern Parenting

  • The Neighborhood, Imperfect Families

  • The World’s Okayest Parents

  • Coping Skills for Kids Group

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