Adjusting Anna - Family Changes

Adjusting Anna: How to Equip Kids With Skills for Adjusting to Change

Challenge Creates Change: We all face changes throughout our life. Illness, divorce, new siblings, moving, job changes, and financial strains are just a few.  
Many times we resist when faced with a change or when something becomes difficult for us.  We often fail to realize that even though it feels “bad”, often it is necessary for growth.    Realizing that this is an adjustment and opportunity for you to grow will  help you cope .

Positive Self-Talk, "I Adjust to Change."

Adjusting Anna's positive self-talk is “I Adjust to Change.”  Realizing that change is the one constant in life!  Adjusting Anna from Powerful You will guide children through adjustments in school and home. Adjusting Anna is the first story in the Powerful You book and also on the Educator Cards. Anna understands how to cope with changes in life.

Anna will help you adjust to changes in your home and life.

Here are resources for Anna.

A touching book showing all different types of family who give the most important ingredient, LOVE.  Most people have an image in their mind of the perfect family.  Currently, 30 percent of American families are headed by single parents who are divorced, widowed, or never married.  This book does a beautiful job of recognizing differences in family structure, while celebrating that a family is LOVE.  Definitely one of my favorite read alouds for any age on family change.   

By Roma Downey

Pom Pom Critters are fun to make with kids.  They are also handy to have in the guidance office or home .  When a child is having a "strong" feeling of sadness or worry, they love to put these on their shoulder for an extra WARM "fuzzy".  

Empowering Children of Incarcerated Parents
By Stacey Burgess, Tonia Caselman, Jennifer Carsey
Going Back and Forth: A joint custody story
By Psy.D., Marian Louise Camden

This book helps children understand depression.

How Frederick Found His Light
By Katherine McIntyre

Anna found strength by listening to this song by Jordan Sparks when she was sad.  

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Excellent for helping children talk about feelings.

A new book on the market with many helpful activities to explore different feelings.

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Ana's favorite read aloud discussing abandonment! 

Because of Winn-Dixie
By Kate DiCamillo

Great to use in groups or individual counseling.

This book is helpful to a child who is adjusting to a parent being in jail.

A child's favorite book about adjusting in the 1800's.  Great Florida History!

GRADES 3-6rebecca wells