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A Boy and a Turtle: A Children's Relaxation Story to improve sleep, manage stress, anxiety, anger Hardcover – Jun 1 2007

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  • Hardcover: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Stress Free Kids; 2nd edition (June 1 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0978778146
  • ISBN-13: 978-0978778149
  • Product Dimensions: 20 x 25.9 x 0.9 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 340 g
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #394,964 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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This combination of breathing exercises and visualization of colors provides an effective and creative way to explore relaxation with your child. ---Dr. Jodi DiNatale, School Psychologist A Boy and A Turtle is the easiest, most effective way I have found to help children relax and an excellent way for children to manage stress, anxiety and fears. --- Dr. Susan, Maryland A Boy and a Turtle is a wonderful addition to our bedtime routine. My kids love the rainbow and the fact they are just tickled that turtle is copying the boy as they learn to relax. My son said that the colors make him feel happy and my daughter wants to read it again. I personally feel my own stress levels drop as I read the story to them. The author takes a difficult concept(visualizing or imagining) and makes it simple. I have even reminded them to copy the turtle when we are in the car and things are getting loud. It works. Great stress management tool! - --Karen Annel

About the Author

Stress Free Kids founder Lori Lite has created a line of books and CDs designed to help children, teens, and adults decrease stress, anxiety, and anger. As a parent, Lori spent two hours every single night trying to settle her young son down to sleep. Her daughter developed stress related night terrors and Lori herself became sick from anxiety. In an effort to help her family she created a story for her children that would entertain them while introducing them to research-based relaxation techniques. That moment began a journey that now includes 8 books, 6 CDs, a curriculum and individual lesson plans. Ms. Lite's books and CDs are considered a resource for parents, psychologists, therapists, child life specialists, teachers, and yoga instructors. Her Indigo Dreams audio book/CD series has been awarded the CNE Award of Excellence. Ms. Lite has been interviewed and written articles for several media outlets, including: Family Circle, NY Times, MSNBC, ABC Radio; CBS News; USA Today; Web MD; Stress Free Living; Mind, Body, and Soul; and Job Club with Tory Johnson. She has also been featured in several publications which include Prevention Magazine, Parent Guide New York, Family Circle, Kiwi Magazine, and Aspiring Woman. Lori is a certified children s meditation facilitator and Sears Manage My Life parenting expert. She gained national attention when she appeared on Shark Tank, an ABC/Mark Burnett production. Lori has just released a relaxation music line. Indigo Dreams: Kid s Relaxation Music and Indigo Dreams: Teen Relaxation Music. Check her Stress Free Kids website, Face Book and Twitter for updates.

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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
Excellent Resource for Parents & Educators Sept. 18 2006
By T. Hartley - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
First I will begin by listing the programs/CD's/books that I have purchased from Lite Books. 4 books: A Boy and a Bear, The Affirmation Web, A Boy and a Turtle and The Goodnight Caterpillar plus 5 audio CDs: Indigo Dreams, Indigo Ocean Dreams, Indigo Dreams: Garden of Wellness, Indigo Teen Dreams and Indigo Dreams: Adult Relaxation plus: Children's Stress Awareness Curriculum Designed for Youth Education.

Next I will say "THEY ARE ALL AMAZING!" For 9 years I worked as an advocate for children in a homeless shelter for women and children. I was constantly challenged with finding resources that were short, effective, and held the attention of the children. I was able to find resources but not all in one spot, I had to piece a little of this and a little of that to reach a fully rounded program that worked. The tools that Lori Lite created within each book and each CD offer short, highly effective programs that hold the attention of children. And best of all it is a package deal! You do not have to pull from any other program because the tools that she gives you are all you need. I am now an HHP and use the books and CD's when working with children of any age to simply give them powerful tools that they can use in daily life and hopefully carry into teen and adult hood. In my opinion Lite Books offer the best resources available to the health and wellness of children on the market. Within my own life I use the CD's as a nightly staple within the bedtime process of my children. They have not been able to stay awake long enough to finish even one of the stories on the CD yet. That is how relaxing the CD's are. For myself I have to stay sitting up when tucking them in and listening with them because if I get comfortable I am waking up in the middle of the night still in my kid's room! During daylight hours and when my children are well rested I have worked each session on the CD's with them from beginning to end. Now when they are feeling overwhelmed, frightened, angry etc... I will see them use the techniques they have learned through Loris programs, they move quickly from the negative feeling to a positive approach and positive result.

Lite Books offers professional and friendly customer service, with great shipping time. I am so grateful to have found this amazing resource and look forward to being one of their strongest professional advocates as well as personal customers!
11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
A Fantastic Book for Kids Oct. 8 2004
By Jacques - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
I am so pleased with this book and heard great things about the other books that Lori Lite has written.

A Boy and a Turtle helped teach my child to visualize the things he wants to create in his life. He is very active in sports and this book has helped him develop his skills and mental game. Before each game he pictures in his mind the thing he wants to achieve during the game. He sees the success he is going to have and knows that his mind is so powerful that his body just performs the way he wants it to.

Last week he hit a grand slam and told me after the game that he visualized hitting the ball over the fence. Its amazing! Other parents are asking how he has made so much improvement and I am torn whether to let them in on our secret.

I just had to thank Lori Lite for writing these amazing books. I and my son are huge fans!
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
One Great Story! Nov. 21 2005
By Barbara - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
I was confused by the last review that mentioned her daughter enjoys all 4 stories, but ordered A Boy and a Turtle based on my therapist's advice. I think the reviewer was referencing the Indigo Dreams Cd which has 4 stories on it(including this one).

This book is one wonderfully relaxing story that has shown my child how to relax with the turtle by using this visualization technique. My son loves the story and asked for it whenever he is over stimulated, stressed or angry. It is easy to follow along, the illustrations are adorable and he falls asleep. What more can I ask for?
8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
I have every book of Lori Lites Eagerly awaiting more.... Dec 1 2005
By H. Jacobson - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
My daughter went thru a trauma when she was 4 y/o and I was looking for something to relieve her anxiety and found Lori's site and ordered the caterpillar book and CD. My daugher just ate it up. She had me play it every night at bedtime for 6 months then we got the others that came. Now I refer them to every mother I meet who tells me about their child's anxiety about minor things to major things.

My daughter is now 6 almost 7 and she says play the one you played when I was a baby. She doesn't even realize it was only 2 1/2 years ago b/c it comforted her so completely.

I wish there was even more I will buy them all!! Each of her stories has a goal and this story is a good intro into the chakras too
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
A Boy and a Turtle June 9 2007
By Rhonda - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
This is a wonderful story to teach my ADHD daughter simple breathing exercises and visualization relaxation techniques in a simple and straight forward manner. She loves listening to this story every night before going to sleep.