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Speak Up and Get Along! by Scott Cooper
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A kids' primer on anti-bullying techniques and keeping one's emotions and actions in check. Sections are themed by bird--for example, the conflict resolution techniques are called "Tools of the Dove". I especially liked the "Tools of the Owl", meant to help you see clearly in the darkness within, which dealt with separating your emotions from your thoughts, and trying to reframe your thoughts, which will hopefully help change negative emotions. Like most juvenile nonfiction I read, some of it is too simple to apply to my adult life, which is, you know, totally expected, but some of it is really good stuff and is way easier to learn BECAUSE it has been simplified. I've been trying to practice the "But Twist" during the day. You hear your self talk getting negative, and then you counter it with a "but...[related positive thought:]". So, "it's dumb that I read so much juvenile nonfiction...but sometimes I get a lot out of them and they make me feel confident to continue my learning in more depth using adult resources". Sweet!
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R. C. I'll put this in the stack of books headed to the trailer.


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