I launched My YouTube channel for kids yesterday and it's already gone nuts, growing from 12 subscribers to 88 overnight! These are not your normal 'Author Reads from a Book' videos, I add my own commentary, insights and bad acting to as I go along! And I get to share my key messages of self … Continue reading Josh Langley’s YouTube Channel for kids
After nearly 2 years I finally got to hold my latest baby, Magnificent Mistakes and Fantastic Failures: Finding the good when things seem bad. While this is the advance reader copy (ARC) which normally goes out for reviews, my publisher sent me this copy so I could shed a little tear of joy. When it comes … Continue reading The long wait is almost over
If you want to build resilience in kids, there’s one simple, yet powerful thing you can tell them. Its impact will be long lasting and far reaching. Tell them, "You’re important to me and the world." ‘You’re important’, tells children they are not only valued, but they have a role to play in the bigger … Continue reading Want resilient kids? Tell them this.
I’d never heard of Generalised Anxiety Disorder until recently. I’d heard of all the other ones; social anxiety, separation anxiety, panic disorders and of course phobias, but generalised anxiety no… it just seemed a little too generalised! I didn’t have panic attacks and run out of shopping centres (Ok in hindsight maybe there was that … Continue reading Getting diagnosed with GAD and how it’s changing my life.
It was 2 o’clock in the afternoon and I had remembered something I needed to check on Google. I opened the laptop and out of habit launched Facebook instead and started scrolling through the news feed. Almost immediately I could feel myself forgetting what I was supposed to be doing. Then bang, one more finger … Continue reading How to feel less overwhelmed and more centered
Life can be messy and complicated. It can often feel like a struggle. There’s so much information out there, so many distractions, so many seemingly important things to do, to think of and be aware of. But when it comes to kids and the important thingsthey need to know, it can be deceptively simple. They need … Continue reading HELPING KIDS MAKE FRIENDS WITH THEMSELVES
This may sound strange, but I’ve never really wanted to be ‘happy’. The idea of sitting comatose on a rocker recliner watching Married at First Sight being content with the world, I don't find that appealing. Instead I’d rather be passionate, curious, inspired and question, challenge, learn and grow. It’s taken me a long time … Continue reading You Don’t Have to Be Happy
IT'S OK TO FEEL THE WAY YOU DO, OTHERWISE YOU WOULDN'T BE YOU! by Josh Langley ($14.99) A fun a quirky book to help kids understand and accept their feelings. Happy feelings, sad feelings, angry feelings, lonely feelings and anxious feelings can all be overwhelming and it is important to have ideas on how to … Continue reading Review By Need2Read Bookstore
It's OK to feel the way you do Written by Josh Langley Released: October 2017 Book title: It's OK to feel the way you do Author: Josh Langley Illustrator: Josh Langley Publisher: Big Sky Publishing RRP: $14.99 Intended Audience: 4 and up ISBN: 9781925520965 Author’s website: joshlangley.com.au Tell us about yourself I’m a daydreamer, eternal optimist and idealist. I’ve also been known … Continue reading Interview with Creative Kids Tales
Josh Langley on exploring mental health in children’s books 9 OCT 2017 In recognition of Mental Health Week (8 October to 14 October), we chat to Josh Langley, an Australian author/illustrator who has written two picture books that can open up discussions with young kids about taking care of their mental health. It’s OK to … Continue reading Interview with Readings