Synopses & Reviews
Tweens learn effective, easy-to-use skills to take control of their fitness and diet and develop healthy self-esteem. Whether they are underweight, overweight, or just the right weight, this book shows kids how to take a positive, holistic approach to their health and be the boss of their own wellness. Specific tips on eating, exercise, and self-esteem include planning meals and healthy on-the-go snacks, food journaling, building exercise into the day, and using affirmations. These are accompanied by complementary healthcare skills such as belly breathing, positive imagery, aromatherapy, acupressure, and yoga. Kids learn how their body, mind, and spirit are connected and work together to make a whole, healthy self. An exciting addition to the award-winning Be the Boss of Your Bodyandreg; series.
andldquo;This is an important book, one that can have a tremendous and positive influence on studentsandrsquo; behaviors and attitudes, as well as the culture of a classroomandmdash;and school.andrdquo;andmdash;Jane Bluestein, Ph.D., author of Creating Emotionally Safe Schools and The Win-Win Classroom
2011 Midwest Book Awards winner
About the Author
Rebecca Kajander, C.P.N.P., M.P.H., is a nurse practitioner who has helped hundreds of children take care of themselves using self-care skills. She was named andldquo;Pediatric Nurse Practitioner of the Yearandrdquo; in Minnesota.
Timothy Culbert, M.D., is a behavioral and developmental pediatrician with training in biofeedback and holistic medicine. He provides mind-body skills training for children and teens. Dr. Culbert is the medical director for the Integrative Medicine Program at Childrenandrsquo;s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota.