Overview

Think of a bouncing ball. When a bouncing ball hits the ground, it bounces back. That's what resilience means — the ability to bounce back from tough times.

Some people seem to just automatically bounce back. But the truth is that resilience is not something you are born with or not — it can be learned.

Bounce Back will help you find your bounce using cool quizzes, lots of advice, and practical strategies that build up resiliency skills.

You'll learn how to:

  • get to know yourself better
  • understand your emotions
  • coach yourself with self-talk
  • calm yourself when you are upset
  • deal with decisions, disappointments, and new challenges
  • handle situations that are under your control
  • negotiate, compromise, and navigate social conflicts
  • cope with or adjust to serious sources of stress
  • ask for help and guidance

And much more! Being motivated to learn resiliency skills is a great first step toward acquiring them! This book will help you to be more resilient and keep on bouncing back!

About the Author

Wendy L. Moss, PhD, ABPP, FAASP, has her doctorate in clinical psychology, is a licensed psychologist, and has a certification in school psychology.

Dr. Moss has practiced in the field of psychology for over 30 years and has worked in hospital, residential, private practice, clinic, and school settings. She has the distinction of being recognized as a diplomate in school psychology by the American Board of Professional Psychology for her advanced level of competence in the field of school psychology. Dr. Moss has been appointed as a fellow in the American Academy of School Psychology.

In addition, she is the author of Being Me: A Kid's Guide to Boosting Confidence and Self-Esteem and Children Don't Come With an Instruction Manual: A Teacher's Guide to Problems That Affect Learners; coauthor, with Donald A. Moses, MD, of The Tween Book: A Growing-Up Guide for the Changing You; coauthor, with Robin A. DeLuca- Acconi, LCSW, of School Made Easier: A Kid's Guide to Study Strategies and Anxiety-Busting Tools; coauthor, with Susan A. Taddonio, DPT, of The Survival Guide For Kids With Physical Disabilities & Challenges; and has written several articles.

Reviews & Awards
  • Winner, Gellett-Burgess Children’s Book Award, Motivation and Inspiration Category

Like mastering a sport, learning to deal with adversity and disappointment requires practice. Moss, a psychologist, urges readers to become more empowered by taking control of their reactions to stress. Self-assessment quizzes appear throughout, asking readers to think about how they manage expectations, regulate emotions, maintain perspective, and reach out for help when needed. Sidebars examining how kids handled difficult circumstances (based on real-life examples) serve as points of comparison and reference, while readers can put concrete strategies, like using positive "self-talk" and breathing exercises, into immediate use. In addition to covering common stressors like school, extracurriculars, and relationships, Moss addresses how to cope with significant events like the death of a loved one, highlighting that tools of resilience can be used to confront obstacles both minor and major.
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