Bounce Back

How to Be A Resilient Kid
Pages: 112
ISBN: 9781433819216
Item Number: 8635

$12.79You save $3.20 (20.01%)

Winner, Gellett-Burgess Children’s Book Award, Motivation and Inspiration Category

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 children seem to just automatically bounce back from tough times. But the truth is that resilience is not something we are born with, so it must be learned. Resilience isn’t just about being tough in the face of adversity, but rather learning to make connections with others, move toward goals, maintain a positive view, and accept that change is part of life. This book will help children find their bounce with colorful illustrations using quizzes, advice, and practical strategies to build up resiliency skills..

Children can learn how to:

  • get to know themselves better
  • understand their emotions
  • coach themselves with self-talk
  • calm themselves when they are upset
  • deal with decisions, disappointments, and new challenges
  • handle situations that are under their 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 a child to be more resilient and keep on bouncing back!


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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