Elishia Basner, M.S.

A school counselor, writer, mother & unwavering optimist dedicated to helping children develop social and emotional skills to become the people they want to be.

Told with humor and heart, Grown: 21 Short Lessons to Help Kids Thrive Socially & Academically, offers an answer to all the questions that middle-grade students seek about life, friendship, and love.

Do you want to learn how to control your emotions? 

Are you curious about what makes a good friendship? 

Do you know what to do if you feel unsafe?

Do other people struggle with the same issues as you?

What do you do when you worry too much?

What happens if you fail?

Written directly to students, these questions and so many more answered in this short guide. Help improve academic performance, strengthen relationships, and help develop emotional resilience.  

Rating: 5 out of 5.

“This book is a quick and easy read, and has great messages for middle and high students. One of my favorite lessons in the book is that failure is ok. So many people need to hear this message. As a personal finance teacher, there are several chapters that I can use in my curriculum. I also found lessons that would be great for other subjects I teach. Great book!”