Hannah Beach

emotional growth for children

Best-selling book

in Educational Psychology + Classroom Management

Why Children Are More Anxious, Aggressive, and Shut Down Than Ever – And What We Can Do About It

“An essential read for educators and for all concerned with the mentoring of our young.” Gabor Maté, MD, CM

Now in 7 languages!

Kids need a place to feel safe and
a safe place to feel.

The healthy emotional and social development of children and youth is critical to their ability to learn, develop resilience, discover their best selves, and build caring communities.

Our world now is more complex, busy, and emotionally disconnected than ever. This is a recipe for disaster when it comes to kids’ emotional health – which translates to challenging behaviours. Children are more anxious, aggressive, and shut-down than ever.

But there is still so much we can do – as educators, social workers, and helping professionals. Our caring leadership matters. And the invitation and safe spaces we provide for children and youth to belong, feel, and experience their capacity will help them on their journey towards emotional growth and resilience – not just today, but for the rest of their lives

For over 25 years, I have created trauma-informed learning environments and experiential programs that provide children the emotional safety to learn and grow.

Every educator, social worker, and helping professional that works with children and youth every day can do this, without prescriptive strategies, special tools, massive program budgets or specific curricula.

I’m here to show you how.

Let’s get started.





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Hannah Beach is an award-winning educator, author, and keynote speaker. She was recognized by the Canadian Human Rights Commission in 2017 as one of five featured change-makers in CanadaShe is the co-author of the best-selling book, Reclaiming Our Students: Why Children Are More Anxious, Aggressive, and Shut Down Than Ever—And What We Can Do About It with Tamara Neufeld Strijack, now being translated into multiple languages internationally (including French, Polish, Russian, Chinese, Ukrainian and Korean).

Her bestselling I Can Dance book series—supporting the emotional health of children through movement, play, and expression—won a 2017 gold International Moonbeam Children’s Book Award and has been adopted by multiple English- and French-language school boards across Canada. 

True growth happens
when kids have
a safe space to

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