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DOUBLE TAP TO ZOOM WITH PHONE OR TABLET Published by Redleaf Press 10 Yorkton Court St. Paul, MN 55117 www.redleafpress.org © 1996, 2014 by Barbara Oehlberg All rights reserved. Unless otherwise noted on a specific page, no portion of this publication may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopying, recording, or capturing on any information storage and retrieval system, without permission in writing from the publisher, except by a reviewer, who may quote brief passages in a critical article or review to be printed in a magazine or newspaper, or electronically transmit- ted on radio, television, or the Internet. First edition published 1996. Second edition 2014. Cover design by Jim Handrigan Cover photographs/illustrations by Stephanie Roth Interior design by 4 Seasons Book Design/Michelle Cook and typeset in Rotis Serif. Interior photos/illustrations by Stephanie Roth Printed in the United States of America 20 19 18 17 16 15 14 13 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data Oehlberg, Barbara, 1932- Making it better : activities for children living in a stressful world / Barbara Oehlberg. — Second edition. pages cm. Summary: “This second edition speaks to the concept of ‘trauma-informed’ early child- hood education and includes many activities to help fragile children process and heal from stressful events, including natural disasters, community and family violence, extensive medical treatments, complicated family dynamics, deployment of a parent in the military, and more” — Provided by publisher. Includes bibliographical references. ISBN 978-1-60554-160-0 (pbk.) 1. Early childhood education—Activity programs. 2. Stress in children. 3. Stress management for children. 4. Grief in children. 5. School psychology. I. Title. LB1139.35.A37O44 2013 372.21—dc23 2013031583 Printed on acid-free paper COPYRIGHTED MATERIAL