A workbook for teaching children positive thinking
Author: Joann Altiero
Pubpsher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
'This workbook, developed after 23 years of work with children, is designed to help children change their 'stinking thinking.' 'Stinking Thinking' are ways children think that cause them to be anxious, depressed, angry, guilty, frustrated, embarrassed, insecure, or jealous. The exercises help children ages 6 to 12 years develop cognitive skills, positive thought patterns, and resilience to cope with daily hardships. The wizard theme is attractive to children and encourages them to interact with parents or therapists as they practice the concepts. Therapists and parents will find this workbook user-friendly, attractive, and fun. It is a valuable adjunct to cognitive behavioral approaches. Children are fascinated with wizards and enjoy the exercises.' - Virginia Child Protection Newsletter 'This ingenious workbook, designed for use by psychologists, teachers or parents, is highly visual and interactive and could beneficially be used with individuals and groups of children. Based on the CBT approach, it encourages children to explore their negative thinking patterns which in turn enhances their ability to cope with daily challenges. The author has cleverly used the world of magic as a backdrop to each session, and children are enticed to become "super thinking wizards" as they learn to outsmart negative thinking.' - The Psychologist 'Joann Altiero's No More Stinking Thinking is a workbook for parents, teachers and therapists to teach children how to develop the cognitive skills and resilience that will help them to cope with daily adversity, including criticism, disappointment and bullying. Each lesson explains a different type of "stinking thinking" - from ignoring the big picture or jumping to conclusions, to making a big (or little) deal out of something - and teaches children how to spot and combat it. The book aims to teach children about the power of positive, healthy and confident thinking and assertive behaviours. A final "exam" and a graduation certificate are included. No More Stinking Thinking is accessible and fully interactive and an ideal tool for helping children develop positive thinking in an imaginative and exciting way.' - Afasic News 'This workbook aims to help those working with children teach positive thinking. Simple exercises encourage children to think about any negative views they may have about themselves and address them. Each chapter looks at a particular problem, for example jumping to conclusions. There are fun activities as well as exercises to summarise what has been learnt and children can work towards becoming a Super Wizard Thinker.' - ChildrenNow 'This book is written to help children combat negative thinking. The children work through the book with you and become a wizard of positive thinking! The idea of the book is very good and is written in a very light hearted manner. I would recommend this book to anyone who feels their child needs some help feeling good about themselves.' - www.ncma.org.uk 'This book is a workbook for parents/carers and children to encourage positive thinking. It is written in a friendly style, which makes it easy for children to follow. I particularly liked the lay out, it is in 6 chapters for steps to positive thinking and the pages are clearly laid out with lots of pictures and activities and spaces to draw your own pictures. The pictures complement the text well and make the chapters more fun. The activities are easy for the children to follow as well as making them think about what they have just read. I shall be using it in my setting and would recommend it to other childminders.' - National Child-Minding Association 'I think this workbook would be a useful resource for professionals, in particular teachers, who could use the exercises as discussions points when working with a group of children.' - Adoption-net.co.uk How can children learn to combat negative thinking in a fun and constructive way? By applying to be a wizard of positive thinking, of course! Joann Altiero's No More Stinking Thinking is an easy-to-use workbook for use by parents, teachers, and therapists to teach children how to develop the cognitive skills and resilience that will help them to cope with daily adversity, including criticism, disappointment and bullying. Each lesson in this mental health "wizard class" explains a different type of "Stinking Thinking" - from ignoring the big picture or jumping to conclusions to making a big (or little) deal out of something - and teaches children how to spot and combat it. They are drawn into a magical world where they learn about the power of positive, healthy and confident thinking and assertive behaviors as they defeat the evil Lord Stinker and become "Super Thinking Wizards." Exercises, a final "exam," and a graduation certificate are included. Accessible and fully interactive, No More Stinking Thinking is an ideal tool for helping children develop positive thinking skills in an imaginative and exciting way.
Why Thinking-by-Numbers Is the New Way to Be Smart
Author: Ian Ayres
Category: Business & Economics
Why would a casino try and stop you from losing? How can a mathematical formula find your future spouse? Would you know if a statistical analysis blackballed you from a job you wanted? Today, number crunching affects your life in ways you might never imagine. In this lively and groundbreaking new book, economist Ian Ayres shows how today's best and brightest organizations are analyzing massive databases at lightening speed to provide greater insights into human behavior. They are the Super Crunchers. From internet sites like Google and Amazon that know your tastes better than you do, to a physician's diagnosis and your child's education, to boardrooms and government agencies, this new breed of decision makers are calling the shots. And they are delivering staggeringly accurate results. How can a football coach evaluate a player without ever seeing him play? Want to know whether the price of an airline ticket will go up or down before you buy? How can a formula outpredict wine experts in determining the best vintages? Super crunchers have the answers. In this brave new world of equation versus expertise, Ayres shows us the benefits and risks, who loses and who wins, and how super crunching can be used to help, not manipulate us. Gone are the days of solely relying on intuition to make decisions. No businessperson, consumer, or student who wants to stay ahead of the curve should make another keystroke without reading Super Crunchers. From the Hardcover edition.
Release on 2009-10-30 | by Jun Briggs-DeHorney,Louise Briggs-DeHorney
Author: Jun Briggs-DeHorney,Louise Briggs-DeHorney
Pubpsher: Author House
One cannot comprehend America until they comprehend the Negro. The writer's great-grandfather once said that the Negro was just like a hog they don't endure to the end. Wash them up, dress them proudly and tie a red ribbon around their neck but as soon as they see a mud hole they will wallow. Where their spirit is where they will reside The writer's great-great-great-grandfather who was a very wealthy Slave owner, a judge, and a teacher to future slave owners said it best, that hope was evil. He told his students to acknowledge power, and to give the slave hope. The Slave owner would be in power.
This book is about my experiences, observations, and opinions during my fifty year career. Also included are other essays and anecdotes of interest. We are all entitled to our own opinions and this is mine. I'm sure there are those who see things differently and have different opinions.
The Ultimate Guide to Improve Problem Solving, Boosting Your Productivity, Avoiding Cognitive Biases, Mastering the Art of Decision Making and Developing the Power of Super Thinking
Author: Travis Goleman
If you want to know how to get past all those difficult decisions in your life, then keep reading... Do you keep wondering what makes successful people the way they are? Is it because they have received better education or is it because they have simply got the genes for it? Do you keep comparing yourself to them? Then, this is the book that you need in your life because here you will learn all the tricks and tips of super thinking and how you can implement several mental models in your life to achieve all those goals you have on your vision board. A mental model is nothing but a simpler version of a complex problem and that is exactly what will help you make the right decisions in your life. Is your to-do list becoming longer day by day and you are still sitting on your desk procrastinating? Then you seriously need to do something about your productivity and guess what? This book will provide you with a solution to that too. Are you pondering over what the motive of your colleague is? All you need to do is ask the right questions and there is nothing to which you cannot get the answer to. And the best thing is that you can master all of these things in life with the help of the mental models. That is what successful people do in life. While there is no end to the type of mental models that are present out there, this book aims at dealing with boosting your productivity, avoiding all sorts of biases, and gaining clarity in thinking so that you can make better decisions. Some of the things that you will learn in this book are as follows: Get a basic idea about what mental models are in general Changing your existing thought patterns and making space for new thoughts Analyzing your existing assumptions to detect their viability Mental models that will develop a growth mindset and increase your problem-solving skills And much more... Even if you have not thought about questioning your beliefs or changing your thought processes ever in your life, this book will teach you in a step-by-step manner so that you do not get overwhelmed with all these new sets of information. The book provides a lot of real-life examples to help you understand each situation in a better way and you will be able to relate to every mental model. So, are you ready to tackle your problems from a new perspective? Do you want to take the necessary steps to achieve your goals? Then this book has already laid out the path for you. It will expose a side of thinking that exists in your subconscious but most of the time, you are not even aware of its existence. Your mind can be molded in any way you want. So, start using these mental models in your life and bring about awareness and productivity. Scroll up and click on the Buy Now button now!
The darkest of secrets sometimes linger for a lifetime. When they are finally exposed they can be like the discovery of an ancient tomb, perhaps better left alone, although never ignored. Aristotle Mercury’s father knew too much, so he was silenced. With the help of his friends in the Russian mob, Aristotle’s Uncle Jacob is able to move in and take over as the new head of the now successful factory that his own brother created. The year is 1968. As the Red Army’s tanks roll into Wenceslas Square in the very heart of Prague, a seventeen year old Aristotle learns the horrible truth about his father. Five years ago someone else was murdered in his place to make it appear as if he was accidentally crushed under a factory press. Since then his father has been alive and imprisoned in the notorious Prague Institute for the Criminally Insane. In a daring rescue Aristotle retrieves his barely alive father from the bowels of the terrible prison. After a short time his father succumbs to the ravages of his imprisonment, but not before he divulges the location of the evidence which proves he owned the now thriving factory, and of Uncle Jake’s murderous duplicity in stealing it from them. With the Russians taking over the country, and the mob closing in to eliminate the only living heir to a burgeoning fortune, Aristotle flees Czechoslovakia and makes his way to America, vowing to one day go back and even the score. He settles in New York, in Greenwich Village. He’s honest and works hard to learn the new ways of a strange land. Soon he befriends his eccentric landlord, the elderly Mrs. Schroeder. Telly, as his new friends in America like to call him, ignites a withered spirit of adventure in the lady who still believes in the good in people. She owns some property, and Telly has a talent for building. They both learn Telly also has an eye for the deal. Together they first develop her land, and then other land in the exploding New York real estate market. Telly’s ambitions lead him from the posh boardrooms of New York to the lucrative shores of New Jersey, where he’s almost killed as he constructs the world’s largest casino. Never too far from his mind, always there to haunt and motivate him, Telly dreams of the day he will finally return to his homeland and exact vengeance on his Uncle Jake. In a sweeping saga of familial betrayal spanning three decades of intertwining lives, Telly Mercury finally gets his chance for justice. But does righting of wrongs of a demon filled closet come with a price too high? Secrets are sometimes better left untold, in spite of their screams from across the years to be heard. His own salvation hanging in the balance, Telly must somehow accept that forgiveness trumps retribution, and money truly can’t buy happiness. And just maybe, as it is with Uncle Jacob, forgiveness is the worst possible epithet for a life lived in the accompaniment of the unquenchable thirst of greed and murder.
This book represents a ground breaking theory in the world of child development. What if we could take the values we learn as adults regarding personal achievement along with attributes that breed high level success, and package these concepts to children in an entertaining, inspiring, yet educational way? The Adventures of Super Timmy! : Internal Compass provides this and more. Join Timmy as he navigates his way through life while trying to avoid all the pitfalls and perils of life that come his way! This series infuses real world urban life experiences, fictional fantasy and powerful conversation to create a one of a kind reading experience for children and families.