Stress Resources

Read For Children

popDon’t Pop Your Cork on Mondays!: The Children’s Anti-Stress Book
By Adolph Moser
Landmark Editions (1988)

boyA Boy and a Bear: The Children’s Relaxation Book
By Lori Lite
Specialty Press (1996)

wemberly worriedWemberly Worried
By Kevin Henkes
Greenwillow Books (2000)

too stressedToo Stressed to Think?: A Teen’s Guide to Staying Sane When Life Makes You Crazy
By Annie Fox M.Ed. and Ruth Kirschner
Free Spirit Publishing (2005)

alexanderAlexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day
By Judith Viorst

tigersFighting Invisible Tigers:  Stress Management for Teens
By Earl Hipp
Free Spirit Publishing (1995)

For Families & Educators

relaxationThe Relaxation and Stress Reduction Workbook for Kids: Help for Children to Cope With Stress, Anxiety, and Transitions
By Lawrence E. Shapiro, Ph.D., and Robin K. Sprague

childrens stressChildren’s Stress and Coping:  A Family Perspective
By Elaine Shaw Sorensen
The Guilford Press (1993)

children and stressChildren and Stress:  Understanding and Helping
By Beverly Hardcastle Stanford and Kaoru Yamamoto
Association for Childhood Education International (2001)

worried no moreWorried No More – Second Edition: Help and Hope for Anxious Children
By Aureen Pinto Wagner, Ph.D.
Lighthouse Press, Inc. (2005)

healing storiesHealing Stories: Picture Books for the Big and Small Changes in a Child’s Life
By Jacqueline Golding
M. Evans & Company (2006)

trauma proofingTrauma-Proofing Your Kids: A Parents’ Guide for Instilling Confidence, Joy and Resilience
By Peter A. Levine Ph.D., and Maggie Kline
North Atlantic Books (2008)

mindful childThe Mindful Child: How to Help Your Kid Manage Stress and Become Happier, Kinder, and More Compassionate
By Susan Kaiser Greenland
Free Press (2010)

Reading Online

BBC News
Pregnancy Stress “Passed to Baby”

Can Meditation Change Your Brain?  Contemplative Neuroscientists Believe it Can

Ashland Current
Pros and Cons to Stress and Anxiety, Study Says

Kids Health
Childhood Stress

Your Child and Stress: School Stress Starts Early

NYU Child Study Center
Stress in Children: How Parents Can Help
Stress and Young Children

Brain Rules by John Medina


“Anxiety-Busters: 5 Activities that Help Kids Relieve Stress”

“Children, Stress, and Natural Disasters: School Activities for Children”

“Stillness moments: A recipe to help alleviate stress”


Stress Free Kids

Mindful Schools

Mind Body Awareness Project

Little Flower Yoga for Children

The Inner Resilience Program

The Hawn Foundation
MindUP Program


How to Help Children with Stress

Today Show
How Your Children Manage Stress
How to Reduce Back-to-School Stress

Judy Willis: The Challenge of Engaging Students

ABC News
Children and Stress at Work, School?

All in the Mind, ABC
Stressed Out!  The Powerful Biology of Stress

National Geographic + Stanford University
Stress: Portrait of a Killer

Omega Institute
Mindfulness & Education Conference: Bringing Mindfulness Practice to Children Grades K–12

Dr. Daniel Siegel on The Power of Mindsight


All Things Considered, NPR
What’s New in High School Stress Reduction

Science Update
Pregnancy Stress

Krista Tripett on Being, APM
Investigating Healthy Minds

Opening to Our Minds: Jon Kabat-Zin’s Science of Mindfulness