KidsXpress Yourself

With over 15 years’ of experience supporting children and their caregivers, we are often asked to recommend resources that help improve a child’s emotional wellbeing.

At KidsXpress HQ we have all benefitted greatly from these recommendations, having the right, book, podcast or video can be a game changer. During lockdown, we commenced an unofficial KidsXpress ‘bookclub’ on our staff WhatsApp group and the titles gushed in. From the latest scientific resources in the field of psychology to our favourite recipe books to helpful videos for our kids, we shared everything and anything that we found helped us, our families, our communities and of course the kids we support.

And because ‘sharing is caring’ we thought we’d extend this to all our friends in the KidsXpress village. Come back each month to discover the weekly 3 picks for what to read, what to watch and what to listen to.

February

Read: This book by Elizabeth Gilbert (of ‘Eat, Pray, Love’ fame) challenges us to embrace our curiosity and our creativity. Whether you long to write a book, create art, cope with challenges at work or just want to make your everyday life more fulfilling, Big Magic will take you on a journey of exploration filled with inspiration.

Watch: Renowned addiction expert and physician Dr. Gabor Maté talks about addiction and the belief that there’s no such thing as an “addictive personality” or addiction being a “disease.” Instead, it originates in a person’s need to solve a problem: a deep-seated problem, often from our earliest years that was to do with trauma.

Listen to: In this podcast episode, Australian parenting author and educator Maggie Dent talks to self-regulation expert and professor of psychology, Dr Stuart Shanke to discuss how parents can identify their child’s breaking point before it happens and how we can help our children to manage their emotions.