Steps and Stones

Reach and Teach.com called Anh’s Anger, "One of the best books we’ve ever seen on the issue of dealing with anger." The New Yorker review highlighted how the book uses "deep breathing… to regain control during a tantrum.

Steps and Stones

When Anh’s friends leave and he feels left out at school, his anger shows up to keep him company. Anh the protagonist of Gail Silver’s previous book Anh’s Anger, is a typical and easy-to-relate-to elementary school-age boy. His anger, personified as a red hairy impulsive creature, teaches him some valuable lessons about not getting carried away by his strong emotions. By counting his steps and coordinating them with his breathing Anh is able to slow down and take his anger for a peaceful and magically transformative walk. Reach and Teach.com called Anh’s Anger, "One of the best books we’ve ever seen on the issue of dealing with anger." The New Yorker review highlighted how the book uses "deep breathing… to regain control during a tantrum." And Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh calls the Anh’s Anger series, "a wonderful gift for both children and adults who want to learn how to turn unhappy situations into joyful ones." Steps and Stones the second of the Anh’s Anger Story trilogy will help children learn to understand the causes of their own strong emotions, and teaches them peaceful ways to resolve difficulties through mindfulness and meditation. An invaluable tool for parents and teachers alike. Steps and Stones is beautifully illustrated by New York artist and children’s book illustrator Christiane Krömer. Using a mix of paper, acrylic, cardboard, and found materials, her vibrant multi-textured collages reflect the connection between the characters and their environment and echo the wide range of emotions that come together in the story. Gail Silver writes: "If, at an early age, children become comfortable with identifying and articulating their anger, then they can feel confident working through anger in healthy ways during their adolescent years. There is a lot of adolescent violence in the news today. I am overwhelmed with pain and sadness every time I hear of an adolescent using a gun. While these teens are deeply troubled and have many problems, unresolved anger plays a part in their difficulty. I hope these books can be used as a preventative resource. We can only practice what we know or what we are willing to learn. My hope is that the Anh’s Anger stories can contribute to a decrease in adolescent aggression and violence by teaching children at an early age how to safely understand and express their anger."

Anh s Anger

The grandfather helps Anh fully experience all stages of anger by suggesting that he go to his room and, "sit with his anger." The story unfolds when Anh discovers what it means to sit with his anger.

Anh s Anger

This wonderful and engaging 1st book in a trilogy that includes Steps and Stones and Peace, and Bugs and Understanding, gives children and caregivers a concrete practice for dealing with anger and other difficult emotions. In Anh’s Anger, five-year-old Anh becomes enraged when his grandfather asks him to stop playing and come to the dinner table. The grandfather helps Anh fully experience all stages of anger by suggesting that he go to his room and, "sit with his anger." The story unfolds when Anh discovers what it means to sit with his anger. He comes to know his anger in the first person as his anger comes to life in full color and personality. Anh and his anger work through feelings together with humor and honesty to find a way to constructively release their thoughts and emotions and to reach resolve with Anh’s grandfather. The story is beautifully illustrated with handmade collages by New York artist and childrens book illustrator Christiane Kromer. Each collage is a mix of paper, acrylic, and cardboard, and found materials. The materials reflect the connection between the characters and their environment and are indicative of the wide range of emotions that come together in the story. Anh’s Anger teaches children that it is okay to feel angry, and shows the technique, often used by child therapists, of externalizing the emotion. Through taking time to "sit’ with his anger, a young child is able to see his anger and talk to it and together they move through the journey of experiencing the different stages of anger until the feeling subsides and finally resolve. Anh’s Anger differs significantly from other books on anger resolution techniques in showing that the child is able to talk about what transpired and accept responsibility for hurtful things that he may have said or done. The author’s intention is to help parents understand that there is an alternative to "time out’s" as a means of helping children to express themselves when feeling angry, while providing children with a mechanism for internal dialogue during a "time out" or when "sitting" with their anger. Through reading the story, children will learn to acknowledge anger when it arises, understand the cause of their anger, and ultimately feel safe expressing themselves and accepting accountability for their actions when appropriate. By learning these skills, children, will grow comfortable with them and carry them into adulthood with ease and confidence.

Little Buddhas

In Gail Silver's Ahn's Anger, a young boy uses his breathing meditation as a way to transform his anger.60 The story begins in a way that is deeply familiar to both child and adult: Anh doesn't want to stop playing with his blocks when ...

Little Buddhas

Edited by Vanessa R. Sasson, Little Buddhas brings together a wide range of scholarship and expertise to address the question of what role children have played in Buddhist literature, in particular historical contexts, and their role in specific Buddhist contexts today.

Listening to Children

Anh and the creature talk, and Anh listens carefully to what his anger has to say and to how he feels in the anger's presence. They shout and whirl and drum on the floor together until they are exhausted, and then they sit silently, ...

Listening to Children

Through a series of exquisite encounters with children, and through a lucid opening up of new aspects of poststructuralist theorizing, Bronwyn Davies opens up new ways of thinking about, and intra-acting with, children. This book carefully guides the reader through a wave of thought that turns the known into the unknown, and then slowly, carefully, makes new forms of thought comprehensible, opening, through all the senses, a deep understanding of our embeddedness in encounters with each other and with the material world. This book takes us into Reggio-Emilia-inspired Swedish preschools in Sweden, into the author’s own community in Australia, into poignant memories of childhood, and offers the reader insights into: new ways of thinking about children and their communities; the act of listening as emergent and alive; ourselves as mobile and multiple subjects; the importance of remaining open to the not-yet-known. Defining research as diffractive, and as experimental, Davies’ relationship to the teachers and pedagogues she worked with is one of co-experimentation. Her relationship with the children is one in which she explores the ways in which her own new thinking and being might emerge, even as old ways of thinking and being assert themselves and interfere with the unfolding of the new. She draws us into her ongoing experimentation, asking that we think hard, all the while delighting our senses with the poetry of her writing, and the stories of her encounters with children.

Sitting Together

In Anh's Anger, five-year-old Anh becomes enraged when his grandfather interrupts playtime with a summons to the dinner table. When Anh's grandfather takes the time to help Anh fully experience his anger by suggesting he go to his room ...

Sitting Together

An all-in-one set to implement a family meditation course, regardless of your tradition or level of experience. This three-volume set provides a complete curriculum for adults and children to learn about mindfulness, meditation, and Buddhist teachings together, either in the home, in partnership with other families, or with a local center. The Adult Study Guide (280 pages) offers thirty-six lesson plans including meditation practices, homework, readings, and reflection questions for group study. The Children’s Lesson Plans (296 pages), used in conjunction with the Adult Study Guide, provides step-by-step instructions for teachers on meditation exercises, stories, crafts, songs, and games. The Activity Book (136 pages) is a perfect companion to enhance the children’s education with over 50 coloring pages, puzzles, and other fun activities. This comprehensive curriculum for adults and children ages 3–12 has five units on meditation, kindness, ethics, character, and service. It is perfect for any family, Dharma center, yoga studio, or religious, educational, or community organization that wants to incorporate a mindfulness program for children and their families. Visit mindfulfamilies.net for more resources.

Ready Set Breathe

Anh's Anger. Oakland, CA: Plum Blossom Books. Silver, Gail. 2011. Steps and Stones: An Anh's Anger Story. Oakland, CA: Plum Blossom Books. Silver, Gail. 2014. Peace, Bugs, and Understanding: An Adventure in Sibling Harmony.

Ready  Set  Breathe

How can you prepare for and prevent your kids’ inevitable meltdowns? Ready, Set, Breathe will show you andyour child how to focus, calm down, and live in the present moment. Being a parent is stressful, and when your child has a meltdown, it can be difficult to keep cool—let alone help your child to calm down. Ready, Set, Breathe offers real solutions to help you both deal with stress using everyday mindfulness games, activities, rituals, and habits. Designed for children ages 2-10 years old, this book is fun, engaging, and effective. As any parent knows, children aren’t always receptive to what you say. Parental advice is often ignored or perceived as intrusive; and trying to get your kid to calm down and breathe can turn into an unpleasant power struggle in which you feel powerless and frustrated; and your child can feel nagged or bullied. The good news is that it doesn’t have to be this way. In this book, you’ll learn to teach mindfulness to your child in the most enjoyable and realistic way possible. You’ll also learn skills to help yourself stay calm when your child does act up—especially in public. This is a must-read for all parents!

Moral Emotions and Human Interdependence in Character Education

Her emotional upheaval is acted out by five animated characters: Joy, Sadness, Fear, Disgust and Anger. ... 'making friends' with the child's anger offered by the picture book Anh's Anger (Silver and Krömer 2009; Davies 2014: 52–53).

Moral Emotions and Human Interdependence in Character Education

Moral Emotions and Human Interdependence in Character Education challenges contemporary mainstream approaches to character education predicated on individualism, ‘essential virtues’ and generic ‘character skills’. This book synthesizes perspectives from phenomenology, psychology, cultural sociology and policy studies into a unique theoretical framework to reveal how ideas from positive psychology, emotional intelligence and Aristotelian virtues have found their way into the classroom. The idealized, self-reliant, resilient, atomized individual at the core of current character education is rejected as one-dimensional. Instead this book argues for an alternative, more complex pedagogy of interdependence that promotes students’ well-being by connecting them to the lives of others. This book is an essential read for academics, researchers, postgraduate students and school teachers interested in character education and social and emotional learning.

Doing Play Therapy

The very angry day that Amy didn't have. Plainview, NY: Childswork/Childsplay. Silver, G. (2009). Anh's anger. Berkley, CA: Plumb Blossom. Spelman, C. (200). When I feel angry. Parkridge, IL: Whitman, Albert & Co.

Doing Play Therapy

Covering the process of therapy from beginning to end, this engaging text helps students and practitioners use play confidently and effectively with children, adolescents, and adults struggling with emotional or behavioral problems or life challenges. With an accessible theory-to-practice focus, the book explains the basics of different play therapy approaches and invites readers to reflect on and develop their own clinical style. It is filled with rich case material and specific examples of play techniques and strategies. The expert authors provide steps for building strong relationships with clients; exploring their clinical issues and underlying dynamics; developing and working toward clear treatment goals; and collaborating with parents and teachers. A chapter on common challenges offers insightful guidance for navigating difficult situations in the playroom.

Health Safety and Nutrition for the Young Child

Silver, G. (2009). Anh's Anger. Plum Blossom Books. Spelman, C. (2000). When IFeel Angry. Albert Whitman & Co. Tarpley, N. (2001). I Love My Hair. Little Brown. Tetik, B. (2009). If You Are Mad Say It with Words. BookSurge Publishing.

Health  Safety  and Nutrition for the Young Child

HEALTH, SAFETY, AND NUTRITION FOR THE YOUNG CHILD, 9th Edition, covers contemporary health, safety, and nutrition needs of infant through school-age children--and guides teachers in implementing effective classroom practices--in one comprehensive, full-color volume. Concepts are backed by the latest research findings and linked to NAEYC standards. The book emphasizes the importance of respecting and partnering with families to help children establish healthy lifestyles and achieve their learning potential. Early childhood educators, professionals, and families will find the latest research and information on many topics of significant concern, including food safety, emergency and disaster preparedness, childhood obesity, children's mental health, bullying, resilience, chronic and acute health conditions, environmental quality, and children with special medical needs. Also provided are easy-to-access checklists, guidelines, and activities that no early childhood student or professional should be without. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Partners in Play

Anh's anger. Berkeley, CA: Plum Blossom. Simmons, J. (2014). Seeing red: An anger management and antibullying curriculum for kids. Gabriola Island, British Columbia, Canada: New Society. Simon, F. (2001). Horrid Henry's revenge.

Partners in Play

Play therapy expert Terry Kottman and her colleague Kristin Meany-Walen provide a comprehensive update to this spirited and fun text on integrating Adlerian techniques into play therapy. Clinicians, school counselors, and students will find this to be the definitive guide for using Adlerian strategies with children to foster positive growth and effective communication with their parents and teachers. After an introduction to the basics of the approach and the concepts of Individual Psychology, the stages of Adlerian play therapy are outlined through step-by-step instructions, detailed treatment plans, an ongoing case study, and numerous vignettes. In addition to presenting up-to-date information on trends in play therapy, this latest edition emphasizes the current climate of evidence-based treatment and includes a new chapter on conducting research in play therapy. Appendixes contain useful worksheets, checklists, and resources that can be easily integrated into practice. Additional resources related to this book can be found in the ACA Online Bookstore at www.counseling.org/publications/bookstore and on Terry Kottman’s website encouragementzone.com. *Requests for digital versions from the ACA can be found on wiley.com. *To request print copies, please visit the ACA website here. *Reproduction requests for material from books published by ACA should be directed to [email protected]

Powerful Understanding

Anh's Anger (P, I) Hay, Louise L. & Kristina Tracy. I Think, I Am!: Teaching Snel, Eline. Sitting Still Like a Frog: Mindfulness Exercises Kids the Power of Affirmations (P, I) Lemniscates. Silence (P, I) for Kids (P) Verde, Susan.

Powerful Understanding

Powerful Understanding explores effective ways to build social-emotional skills and help students make connections, question what they read, and reflect on their learning as they develop into stronger readers and learners. Lessons based in both strategic and critical thinking revolve around core anchor books that help integrate inquiry into everything you teach — from social responsibility, to immigration, to life cycles. This highly readable book includes a wealth of classroom examples and extensive hands-on activities designed to help students to think more deeply, learn more widely, and develop a more powerful understanding of what it means to be a responsible and compassionate person.

Building Positive Momentum for Positive Behavior in Young Children

... take others' perspectives and to think about how to react in various difficult situations. You could also read stories specifically written to help with the exploration of children's negative emotions: • Anh's Anger by Gail Silver.

Building Positive Momentum for Positive Behavior in Young Children

Providing practical solutions to common behavioral problems, this book shows how to use the positive momentum approach to encourage long-term positive behaviour among children aged 3-9. Covering issues such as what to do when a child avoids doing work, when they engage in rough play, and when they won't stay in their seat, this book includes targeted behavioral strategies that start with the underlying foundations of behaviour and result in lasting positive change. Through real life examples, the book shows how educators can be role models for children, and how school staff can collaborate with families for success beyond the classroom. The book also includes information specific to working with children with special needs. Accompanying behaviour charts and goal mapping resources are available to download to help with tracking a child's progress.

Peace Bugs and Understanding

Practicing Metta is not just a way of being kind to other people, but it also helps to quiet our own anger and to cultivate forgiveness RELATED TITLES Anh's Anger Gail Silver Steps and Stones Gail. toward others.

Peace  Bugs  and Understanding

Lily and her little sister Ruby are having a picnic when Ruby spoils their game of checkers. Lily lashes out but soon gets absorbed in a wonderful book, the story of her great grandfather’s encounter with a strange looking frog-like creature called Anger. The precious old journal teaches Lily about Metta, a technique that has helped people transform anger into loving kindness for thousands of years. With original watercolors by award-winning illustrator Youme Nguyen Ly, Peace, Bugs, and Understanding is an invaluable tool for parents and teachers, and will help children learn to understand the causes of their own strong emotions, while teaching them peaceful ways to resolve difficulties through mindfulness and meditation.

Mindfulness and Yoga in Schools

The founder is author of the children's books, Anh's Anger (Silver, 2009), Steps and Stones (Silver, 2007), and Peace, Bugs, and Understanding (Silver, 2014). YOGA ed. offers trainings for teaching yoga to grades pre-K to high school ...

Mindfulness and Yoga in Schools

This is the first research-based text intended to help teachers and practitioners implement mindfulness and yoga programs in schools. A complete review of the literature on mindfulness and yoga interventions is provided along with detailed steps on how to implement such programs. Training requirements, classroom set-up, trauma-sensitive practices, and existing quality programs are reviewed. Twelve core principles of mindfulness and yoga in schools are woven throughout for the utmost in continuity. As a whole, the book provides tools for enhancing classroom and school practices as well as personal well-being. It is distinguished by its emphasis on research, translation of research into practice, and insight into potential roadblocks when using mindfulness and yoga in schools. Mindfulness and Yoga in Schools provides: A thorough examination of the efficacy of mindfulness and yoga in reducing stress and conflict and enhancing student engagement to serve as a rationale for integrating such programs into schools How-to sections for training, classroom and lesson plan preparation, and implementing specific techniques and comprehensive programs Photographs, scripts, and figures to help implement your own programs A tool for assessing and cultivating teacher and student self-care Part I reviews the conceptual model for embodied self-regulation and the risks associated with a lack of self-regulation, an intervention model used in education, and tips for implementing mindfulness and yogic practices within this approach. Parts II and III review the philosophical underpinnings of mindfulness and yoga and critically review the mindfulness and yoga protocols and interventions implemented in schools. Part IV addresses mindful self-care for students and teachers, including a scale for establishing self-care goals and a scoring system.

Mindfulness for Teachers Simple Skills for Peace and Productivity in the Classroom The Norton Series on the Social Neuroscience of Education

Angry octopus: A relaxation story. Marietta, GA: Stress Free Kids. ... Anh's anger. Berkeley, CA: Plum Blossom Books. Snel, E. (2013). Sitting still like a frog: Mindfulness exercises for kids (and their parents). Boston, MA: Shambhala.

Mindfulness for Teachers  Simple Skills for Peace and Productivity in the Classroom  The Norton Series on the Social Neuroscience of Education

Mindful awareness practices to help teachers recognize and regulate emotional reactivity in their classrooms. Teaching is one of the most rewarding professions, but also one of the most demanding. This book offers simple, ready-to-use, and evidence-proven mindfulness techniques to help educators manage the stresses of the classroom, cultivate an exceptional learning environment, and revitalize both their teaching and their students’ knowledge acquisition. Drawing on basic and applied research in the fields of neuroscience, psychology, and education, as well as the author’s extensive experience as a mindfulness practitioner, teacher, and scientist, it includes exercises in mindfulness, emotional awareness, movement, listening, and more, all with real-time classroom applications.

A Nanny S Day The Professional Way the Social Studies Book

Some feelings might include: happy, sad, frustrated, shy, angry, bored, excited, jealous, scared, surprised, ... Todd and Peggy Snow • Hurty Feelings by Helen Lester • Anh's Anger by Gail Silver • Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, ...

A Nanny   S Day   The Professional Way  the Social Studies Book

The Social Studies Book is brought to you with a variety of learning experiences for children between the ages of two to six. The key focus is teaching children about the world they live in. Kristin gives enjoyable and purposeful activities for the children to doall related to social studiesso the children are not only having fun but also learning without even realizing it. The Social Studies Book is a second curriculum book to Kristins first book, A Nannys DayThe Professional Way! A Curriculum Book for the Professional Early Childhood Nanny.

Mindfulness in the PreK 5 Classroom Helping Students Stress Less and Learn More SEL SOLUTIONS SERIES

Angry octopus: A relaxation story. Marietta, GA: Stress Free Kids. MacLean, K.L. (2004). ... Muth, J.J. (2008). Zen ties. New York, NY: Scholastic Press. Silver, G. (2009). Anh's anger. Berkeley, CA: Plum Blossom Books.

Mindfulness in the PreK 5 Classroom  Helping Students Stress Less and Learn More  SEL SOLUTIONS SERIES

Tips and tools for promoting calm and focused attention in the classroom. This volume from the editor of the SEL Solutions Series provides a concise introduction to mindfulness for teachers and others who work in preschool and elementary-school settings. Each chapter includes simple, research- tested, practical activities that can be integrated into the school day to help kids calm down and pay attention.

Yoga and Mindfulness for Young Children

Spinning Inward: Using Guided Imagery with Children for Learning, Creativity & Relaxation by Maureen Murdock (Boulder, CO: Shambhala, 1987). Steps and Stones: An Anh's Anger Story by Gail Silver (Berkeley, CA: Plum Blossom Books, 2007).

Yoga and Mindfulness for Young Children

Yoga isn’t just the physical poses; intentional breathing (and therefore mindfulness) are an integral part of it. Yoga and Mindfulness for Young Children explains the physical and social-emotional benefits of incorporating yoga into early childhood classrooms. Readers do not need to have any experience with yoga to be able to use this book, and the ideas and suggestions are easily modified to suit an individual teacher’s needs. Early childhood educators and registered children's yoga instructors Ilene S. Rosen and Maureen Heil share how to do nine specific breathing techniques and sixty-three different poses with children. The poses are grouped by ten different categories: back-bending poses, forward-bending poses, harmony poses (about balance), just for fun (offer emotional release), lying down poses, partner poses (in pairs), sitting down poses, standing upright poses, twisting poses, and upside-down poses. Information on how do yoga with children with diverse abilities is included.

Inner Peace and Contagious Happiness for Education s Superstars

Related Titles from Parallax Press Anh's Anger Gail Silver Be Free Where You Are Thich Nhat Hanh Being Peace Thich Nhat Hanh Breathe, You Are Alive! Thich Nhat Hanh Child's Mind Christopher Willard A Handful of Quiet Thich Nhat Hanh The ...

Inner Peace and Contagious Happiness for Education s Superstars

Inner Peace and Contagious Happiness for Education's Superstars is the digital workbook that accompanies by Didde and Nikolaj Flor Rotne. Educators are the most important resource in the learning, growth, and development of students and children, and they the superstars of the educational field. Over a period of twenty-one days, these twelve exercises in mindfulness will help teachers find ways to deal with discontent, stress, and feelings of inadequacy. This program is for teachers who want to establish a strong mindfulness practice that will help to bring greater happiness, inner peace, and abundance to daily life. ves and others. Beautiful, color illustrations.

Mindfulness for Teachers and Students

Anh's anger. Berkeley, CA: Plum Blossom Books. Vo, D. X. (2015). The mindful teen: Powerful skills to help you handle stress one moment at a time. Oakland, CA: Instant Help Books. Yamada, K., & Besom, M. (2016).

Mindfulness for Teachers and Students

A classroom is a high-energy, dynamic environment in which there are dozens of moving parts at any given moment. Teachers need to be able to think quickly and remain calm in the face of constant change. Being mindful helps teachers act effectively as opposed to reactively, which facilitates classroom management and improves the climate of the classroom and school. Mindfulness also helps teachers reduce stress and anxiety, improve focus and organization, and be more observant and responsive. This six-page, quick-reference laminated guide is designed to help busy teachers easily access a wide range of basic mindfulness practices that help them return to the present moment throughout the day. It also guides teachers through the process of teaching mindfulness to students (K-12) in the classroom so that students are calmer, more confident, more self-reflective, less reactive, and better able to manage relationships and problem solve.