THE EMOTIONALLY HEALTHY CHILD Helping Children Calm, Center, and Make Smarter Choices

THE EMOTIONALLY HEALTHY CHILD Helping Children Calm, Center, and Make Smarter Choices

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Winner of Nautilus Book Award in Parenting & Family

While growing up has never been easy, today’s world presents kids and their parents with unprecedented challenges. The upside, posits Maureen Healy, is a widespread acknowledgment that emotional health, resilience, and equilibrium can be learned and strengthened. Healy is an expert on teaching skills that address the high sensitivity, big emotions, and hyper energy she herself experienced growing up. Three simple steps are key — Stop, Calm, and Make Smarter Choices. While not always easy, these steps are powerful, and Healy shows readers exactly how to implement them. Children move from acting out or shutting down, experiencing frequent physical symptoms such as head- and stomachaches, or hurting themselves or others, to recognizing they are being triggered, feeling their emotions, and using mindfulness strategies to respond from a calmer place.


“I hope Maureen Healy’s book The Emotionally Healthy Child will contribute to a more wholesome education for future generations.”
— His Holiness the Dalai Lama

“Healy helps parents realize a level of emotional balance for their child, and parents may also apply her methods in their own lives. After all, as Healy reminds readers throughout, the path to emotional health is the path to happiness.”

“Maureen Healy provides simple yet life-changing tools to raise more mindful children.”
— Dr. Saamdu Chetri, former director of Gross National Happiness for Bhutan

“At last, a brilliant road map of what emotional health in children is, along with amazingly accessible tools of emotional coaching to help them get there. Generously filled with real-life examples and learning scenarios any parent, teacher, or coach can relate to, plus exercises to teach the necessary skills, this book is a real gift.”
— Linda Graham, MFT, author of Bouncing Back: Rewiring Your Brain for Maximum Resilience and Well-Being

“Full of interesting stories and ready-to-use parenting tools, The Emotionally Healthy Child is one parenting book worth picking up in 2019.”
San Francisco Book Review, 5 Star Review

The Emotionally Healthy Child provides practical advice that is both accessible and potentially transformative — for the child, the parent, and their relationship. Read it, read it again, and then, more importantly, apply it.”
— Tal Ben-Shahar, PhD, author of Happier: Learn the Secrets to Daily Joy and Lasting Fulfillment

The Emotionally Healthy Child can help any adult who wants to raise healthier and ultimately happier children in today’s world.”
— Michele Borba, EdD, author of UnSelfie: Why Empathetic Kids Succeed in Our All-About-Me World

The Emotionally Healthy Child is a wonderful addition to the growing library of resources for parents and educators about the critical importance of understanding what emotional health looks like in the young. Maureen Healy provides us with clear and simple strategies to help children ‘use the “dirt” of their daily experiences and steer toward the lotus of their lives.’ In doing so, she provides a manual for ‘progress without perfection.’ A real gift.”
— Claire Kelly, director of Mindfulness in Schools Project (MiSP)