Captain Snout and the Super Power Questions by Dr. Daniel G. Amen

Help stop the cycle of negative thoughts with this fun children's book that shares simple, brain-improving principles!

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I wasn't quite sure what this book would be about when it arrived, but the cover immediately captured our attention:

Captain Snout and the Super Power Questions

Doesn't it just look fun?

Turns out, this book is like a session of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, just for kids, right in the comfort of your own home!

Child psychiatrist Dr. Daniel Amen playfully shows children how to live happier and healthier lives by exchanging their automatic negative thoughts (ANTs) for hopeful and helpful thoughts toward themselves and one another.

Follow the story of a group of siblings faced with a problem that main character Captain Snout arrives to help them solve.

Slow those negative thoughts down there, cowpoke!

He reveals the Super Power Questions that can get rid of those ANTs and lead to accurate and truthful thinking and this is all done in an humorous and engaging way.

All of the ants in this book cracked us up!

I especially loved the fun illustrations that went along with each ANT and feel the illustrations were a great support to the wonderful psychological tools and tips presented in this book.

A note from the author at the end, along with a review of the different ANTs and the Super Power Question, help drive these psychological principles home.

I wish there were more children's books out there which focus on themes like this -- if there were, maybe there wouldn't be so many individuals struggling with these same issues as adults!

I highly recommend this book for everyone, ranging from toddlers up on through adults. Even if the subject matter is a bit over the youngest readers' heads, the illustrations are so engaging that I feel the basic concepts can start to be communicated to even the tiniest tots. It's a great book to grow up with and hopefully instill these helpful therapy techniques at an early age, preventing struggles later on.

Grab your copy here and lead your little one along the path to better thoughts and a stronger mind!

Do you know of other great books like this for kids which focus on psychological issues?  I'd love to hear!  Either leave a comment below or email me at lisahealy (at) outlook (dot) com.

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