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Understanding Myself: A Kid's Guide to Intense Emotions and Strong Feelings    by Mary Lamia order for
Understanding Myself
by Mary Lamia
Order:  USA  Can
Magination Press, 2010 (2010)
* *   Reviewed by Bob Walch

Published in conjunction with the American Psychological Association, this book addresses the intense emotions and strong feelings that youngsters often have to cope with.

Written especially for adolescents with intense emotions, this helpful guide will improve their relationships, decision-making skills, self-control, and their ability to take action and achieve their goals.

Studies have shown that emotional learning, the ability to recognize, understand and manage emotions, is also linked to academic success. The main chapters in this paperback focus on feeling self-conscious, threatened, gloomy, elated and stormy.

'This book will help you understand what triggers certain emotions, the feelings and thoughts they create, and what you can do when it seems as though they're just too much to handle,' explains the author. 'With this information you might learn how to accurately and appropriately express yourself, and will help other people better understand you, too!'

Within each chapter you'll also find useful Psych Notes!, quizzes which will allow the reader to look deeper at himself, and highlighted quotes from various actual young people.

This book would be appropriate for young people between the ages of eight and thirteen. Parents and teachers will also find it interesting.

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