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New stress-reducing books for kids and parents

"Sitting Still Like a Frog" by Eline Snel was published in 2014. Credit: Shambhala Publications

With school starting up again this week, kids and parents may need some strategies to minimize the coming stress.

"Sitting Still Like a Frog: Mindfulness Exercises for Kids (and Their Parents)" (Shambhala Publications, $17.95) by Eline Snel is a book and instructional companion CD geared to ages 5 to 12 that is an introduction to meditation and how it can help children be calm and focused.

"Stress Free Kids: A Parent's Guide to Helping Build Self-Esteem, Manage Stress, and Reduce Anxiety in Children" (Adams Media, $15.99) by Lori Lite covers being teased on the playground, body image issues and demands on kids. The book features breathing exercises and positive affirmations that can be incorporated into kids' routines.

In "College Stress Solutions" (Adams Media, $14.99), Kelci Lynn Lucier offers techniques to beat anxiety and fully enjoy the college years, dealing with studying for exams, getting along with roommates, outgrowing high school friends and more. Lucier has a master's degree in higher education administration from Harvard and has written "The College Experience" blog for U.S. News & World Report.

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