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May 12, 2008

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The Be The Boss of Your Body Series - Great Resources for Kids

I was really tickled to discover a delightful collection of kids’ self-care tools for stress, pain or sleep, in The Be the Boss of Your Body Series by Timothy Culbert MD & Rebecca Kajander
Be the boss Hello again.

I was totally tickled to discover a delightful collection of self-care tools, ingeniously designed for kids, in or out of the hospital, in The Be the Boss of Your Body Series by Timothy Culbert MD & Rebecca Kajander of Children’s Hospitals of Minnesota.

Available as a colorful, appealing, entertaining workbook all by itself, or combined in a charming kit with a bunch of fun, kid-friendly accessories, like pinwheels, stress balls, biofeedback cards and acupressure tools, this is a resource that kids will actually use and enjoy.

The books and tools teach various combinations of belly breathing, guided imagery, progressive relaxation, positive self-talk, acupressure, aromatherapy and self-massage, with extra room for journaling and more. Terrific, appealing and intelligent, this works best with kids aged 7-12, give or take, depending on the kid, of course.

There are three in the series, and although there’s some overlap, they really are different one from the other. With each title you can get either the workbook alone or the workbook plus the toys. The entire kit makes a great looking gift.

  • Be the Boss of Your Sleep offers skills and tools to help kids fall asleep faster, stay asleep and teaches them how to quickly put away any fears, nightmares or anxieties.

  • Be the Boss of Your Pain helps kids manage and relieve pain from headaches, tummy-aches and even pain related to illness or injury, with self-care skills like belly breathing, positive self-talk, aromatherapy and acupressure.

  • Be the Boss of Your Stress helps kids develop lifelong skills for managing stress, providing relaxation tools to take charge of their own sense of well-being, with sophisticated techniques that are made to look and feel deceptively simple, easy and kid-like.

So if you have a kid in mind who could use one of these, do check this out when you have a minute. I think you’ll understand why I’m so impressed.

All best,

Belleruth Naparstek

Psychotherapist, author and guided imagery pioneer Belleruth Naparstek is the creator of the popular Health Journeys guided imagery audio series. Her latest book on imagery and posttraumatic stress, Invisible Heroes: Survivors of Trauma and How They Heal (Bantam Dell), won the Spirituality & Health Top 50 Books Award