Happy, Healthy Minds
A children's guide to emotional wellbeing
Published by: The School of Life
Imprint: The School of Life
Our minds are beautifully complicated and brilliant machines. For much of our lives, these machines run efficiently with minimal maintenance. However, just like our other organs, they do require some proper attention every now and then. Recognizing this at an early age can only help as children progress into adulthood.
Happy, Healthy Minds is a guide designed to help children become more aware of their emotional needs and examines a range of topics that might give their minds difficulties, for example:
- when parents don’t seem to understand us
- when we’re finding it hard to make friends
- when school feels boring or difficult
- when we feel angry, or anxious, or lack confidence
There are atlases out there that describe the continents of the world. This book acts as an atlas to children's minds, mapping out emotions and moods they may well have felt but not understood so clearly before.
We explore a range of common scenarios encountered by children and talk about some of the very best ideas to help deal with them. By offering a sympathetic and supportive framework, Happy, Healthy Minds encourages children to open up, explore their own feelings and face the dilemmas of growing up armed with a new degree of emotional intelligence.
Introduction: keeping your mind healthy
4. How old am I?
7. Your body
8. Feeling misunderstood
14. The adult world
"Helping the next generation with their mental well-being seems to be one of the most urgent priorities of all. This book should prove both fun, and most of all, deeply useful." – Alain de Botton
"...a solid beginning resource for those navigating the emotional terrain of young adulthood." – Publishers Weekly
"A book full of gold … Every word in this book applies to all of us." – Chris Evans, Virgin Radio
“A beautiful exploration into children’s emotions … brilliant, insightful and realistic.” – Clemmie Telford, Honestly Podcast
"Love the book! A great resource." – Marla Conn, Readability
"Happy Healthy Minds is an engrossing and effective read for children aged 10-16 and a must have resource for home educators." – School Reading List
"This fantastic book belongs on every child’s bookshelf." – Seattle Book Review
"Cheerful illustrations interspersed amongst sensible matter of fact text go really well together in this title, a guide to emotional well-being for children. Informative without being preachy." – School Libraries Group
"This book is wonderful. My son and I dove right in and it’s compelling and helpful, a real treasure for helping kids understand their emotions. Written with just the right tone." – Netgalley review
"This is a great resource to help children learn how to have a happier and healthier life especially in the way they think. My daughters loved this book. It’s definitely one we’ll return to again and again." – Netgalley review