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    • 978-1-5255-5686-9
    • 8.5 x 8.5 inches
    • Standard Color interior
    • 40 pages
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    • 40 pages
  • Keywords
    • Kid's Mindfulness,
    • Teaching Happiness,
    • Brain Science for Kids,
    • Happier children,
    • Mindful Children,
    • Gratitude for children,
    • Neuroplasticity

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Sticky Brains
by Nicole Libin

Did you know that bad thoughts are stickier than good ones? It's true! Our brains see them more and remember them longer. In Sticky Brains, Aria learns that it's not her fault when she gets stuck on the bad stuff; sometimes her brain shows her only part of the whole picture. She also discovers that she has brain-changing powers! Sticky Brains uses kid-friendly language to teach kids (and the adults who love them) about mindfulness and neuroplasticity, empowering them to change their brains to find more peace and happiness in their lives. Endorsed by beloved children's entertainer Raffi, Sticky Brains includes information on mindfulness, negativity bias, and neuroplasticity as well as exercises and activities for children and their families.

“This beautifully illustrated story shows how we can stay mindful and value our blessings. A treat to share with your kids. A bright and creative ‘Self Reg’ book.” —Raffi, award-winning singer, author, founder of the Centre for Child Honouring “Sticky Brains is a playful yet powerful book that will help young children (and the adults who love them) understand why our brains get stuck on the negative and, more importantly, support them in developing the ability to see and enjoy the positive.” —Amy Saltzman, MD, author of A Still Quiet Place “I loved Sticky Brains; it made me smile. It is so wise and simple. Kids, friends, and grown-ups will like it and it will change your brain in the best of ways!” —Bob Stahl, PhD, coauthor of five books including A Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Workbook, Calming The Rush of Panic, and MBSR Everyday

Dr. Nicole Libin is a certified mindfulness educator, adjunct professor, and author of Mindful Parenting in a Chaotic World and 5-Minute Mindfulness Meditations for Teens. She has led mindfulness workshops, classes, and retreats for adults, adolescents, and children, and anyone else who will let her stop and take a breath with them. She has taught and designed mindfulness curricula and other courses for Mindful Schools, Mount Royal University, and private organizations. As an expert worrier, Nicole decided to write this book when, like Aria, she realized she didn’t have to be stuck focusing on the negative. She’s still working on it . . . Nicole lives in Calgary with her husband Cam and her daughter Aria (who really does love unicorns).


Nicole Libin
Cam Marsollier

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