Skipping school and kicking bricks are not good cures for stress. Screaming and yelling wont help, either. And forget about being captured by aliens. Stop being a worried wreck and start handling your stress. This book tells you how. Look inside to find: Facts about stress strange but true tales about stress The World's worst stress relievers (things not to try and why) Ways to be a Panic Mechanic and fix your own stress messes Plus you'll grin, smile, and laugh out loud at lots of jokes and cartoons. Because laughter is a great stress reliever.
More kids than ever feel worried, stressed out, and anxious every day. Their parents and teachers may not knowbecause kids dont want to talk about it, or they dont know how to put their worries into words. Their "secret stress" surfaces as stomachaches, headaches, fatigue, trouble sleeping, loss of appetite, and an inability to concentrate. These and other stress-related symptoms can have a negative effect on school performance, family life, and friendships.
From the best-selling authors of True or False? Tests Stink!, this book is a helping hand for kids and an eye-opener for adults. Reassuring words, silly jokes, and light-hearted cartoons let kids know theyre not the only worry-warts on the planetand they can learn to manage their stress. A "What, Me Worry?" section describes the causes of stress and its physical and emotional effects. "How to Be a Panic Mechanic" gives kids ideas for dealing with stress and being stronger and more assertive.
Upbeat, positive, fact-filled, and friendly, this is the book on stress for kids and young adolescents.
When Trevor Romain was 12, his teacher told him he wasn't talented enough to do art. By accident, he found out 20 years later that he could draw. Since that lucky day, he has written and illustrated 20 books for children. In addition to writing, illustrating, and speaking at schools, Trevor is a board member of the Candlelighters Childhood Cancer Foundation and can often be found on the cancer ward at Brackenridge Hospital in Austin, Texas, doing his rounds as "Doctor of Mischief."
Elizabeth Verdick is a children's book writer and editor. She lives in Minnesota with her husband and their two children.
"Good advice and tips to manage a fast-paced day."Parent Council
"Witty, wise advice for kids about stress."ForeWord Magazine
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