January Book Recommendations #PedsReads 2 years ago

Our January Peds Reads books are all about resilience!

Check out our previous book recommendations.

Books for Parents:
Building Resilience in Children and Teens: Giving Kids Roots and Wings by Kenneth R Ginsburg  & Martha M Jablow

Help prepare the children and teens in your life to face life’s challenges with grace and grit. In this award-winning guide author and pediatrician Dr. Ken Ginsburg shares his 7 crucial Cs: competence, confidence, connection, character, contribution, coping, and control. You’ll discover how to incorporate these concepts into your parenting style and communication strategies, thereby strengthening your connection. And that connection will position you to guide your child to bounce back from life’s challenges and forge a meaningful and successful life. You’ll also learn detailed coping strategies to help children and teenagers deal with the stresses of academic pressure, media messages, peer pressure, and family tension. These approaches will prepare children to thrive and make it less likely that they will turn to risky quick fixes and haphazard solutions. Resilience is a critical life skill. And it can be taught! Learn how with Building Resilience in Children and Teens.

Recommended by Dr. McGahee

Books for Toddlers:
What Do You Do With a Problem? by Kobi Yamada, illustrated by Mae Besom

From the same author and illustrator as the #1 nationally best-selling What Do You Do With an Idea? comes a new book to encourage you to look closely at problems and discover the possibilities they can hold.

This is the story of a persistent problem and the child who isn’t so sure what to make of it. The longer the problem is avoided, the bigger it seems to get. But when the child finally musters up the courage to face it, the problem turns out to be something quite different than it appeared.

What Do You Do With a Problem? is a story for anyone, at any age, who has ever had a problem that they wished would go away. It’s a story to inspire you to look closely at that problem and to find out why it’s here. Because you might discover something amazing about your problem… and yourself.

Recommended by Dr. McGahee

Books for School Age Children:
Resist: 40 Profiles of Ordinary People Who Rose Up Against Tyranny and Injustice by Veronica Chambers, illustrated by Paul Ryding, foreword by Cory Booker 

This is an inspiring collection that profiles men and women who resist tyranny, fought the odds and stood up to bullies who threatened to harm their communities. Along with their portraits and most memorable quotes, their stories will inspire you to speak out and rise up.

You may only be one person, but you have the power to change the world.

Recommended by Dr. Megahed

Posted: 2 years ago
By: Sophia