This illustrated children’s book uses the story of a girl named Aria to explain the concept of negativity bias in a child-friendly way. It depicts Aria having a difficult week where she only remembers the bad things that happen. Her thoughts get “stuck” on the negative. Aria learns from her mom that brains are wired to focus more on bad thoughts, but you can train your brain to pay attention to the good too through mindfulness practices. The book teaches about neuroplasticity – how our brains can change by what we pay attention to. It includes exercises kids can do to be more mindful like taking deep breaths, exploring the senses, noticing feelings without judgment, and focusing on gratitude. With colorful art and simple analogies, this book gives children and families a playful introduction to managing negativity bias.
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