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Practical Stress Management: A Comprehensive Workbook For Managing Change And Promoting Health by John A. Romas and Manoj Sharma.  This book has a comprehensive chapter on relaxation techniques and other topics related to health and stress.

Our Family Meeting Book: Fun And Easy Ways To Manage Time, Build Communication, And Share Responsibility Week By Week by Elaine Hightower and Betsy Riley. This book helps families manage their time and priorities through short, weekly family meetings-a technique that therapists have recommended for years. Fifty-two agendas (one for each week of the year, though they may be used in any order) invite families to create traditions, solve problems, review goals, make long-range plans, applaud accomplishments, build children's self-esteem and self-reliance, simplify and organize family matters, and promote important values: character development, mutual love and respect, and community responsibility and awareness

Stress Can Really Get On Your Nerves by Trevor Romain and Elizabeth Verdick More kids than ever feel worried, stressed out, and anxious every day. 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 they're not the only worrywarts on the planet-and 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.



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