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New book for children launched to help them identify and cope with stress

by Mar 13, 2019HEALTH talk

Even young children are now feeling the effects of stress. It is endemic in our way of life and it is affecting their health now and can lead to mental health problems in the future.

This new book, The Stress Goblin’s Hat is an engaging picture book for children age 3-7 created to give children the ability to identify when they are feeling stressed and the tools that they need to deal with it.

The book tells the story of the stress goblin whose hat has escaped and causes mischief wherever it lands. Children can follow the adventures of the Stress Goblin as he tries to catch his magical hat before it is too late. Can he stop the world’s children from being upset?

It is a heart-warming, funny story which will help children open up about their stress with a trusted adult.

Designed specifically for children to help them to understand the effects of stress and how to cope with it.

Intended to be shared between a child and a parent, carer or teacher. It also includes helpful notes for adults on how to identify and help children to overcome stress.

An engaging story with lively and bright illustrations makes this a fun book that children will WANT to read.

Edited by a world-renown expert on childhood trauma, Professor Panos Vostanis.

About the Authors

Dr Rubina Mian and Omar Mian are sister and brother. Dr Rubina Mian is a research scientist who has been studying the effects of stress for over 25 years. She studied at Liverpool and Birmingham Universities. Omar Mian studied at Manchester University and is a writer and former dentist. Together they have witnessed first-hand the devastating impact that stress can have on young lives. They both live in the Birmingham area.

Professor Panos Vostanis is a world expert on childhood trauma who has researched stress-related factors in children from pre-school age to adolescence. Professor Vostanis is the Professor of Child and Adolescent Mental Health at Leicester University and is a Visiting Professor at University College London. He is also a founder member of World Awareness of Children in Trauma.

Win a copy of The Stress Goblin's Hat

Smalltalk have four copies of The Stress Goblin’s Hat book to give away to four of our lucky readers.

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Additional Information

The Stress Goblin’s Hat is published by Hairy Nostril Productions and will be available in hardback at all good bookshops and online booksellers.
RRP: £12.99
ISBN: 9781999882501

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