Each child is different and we are all individuals, child or adult. We all have a different set of genes and life experiences, so no two people are alike (except for twins who would be more alike that the rest of us!). But we do have a lot in common with other parents, helping our children through different challenges in life.
Some challenges could be emotional, and some behavioural. When we know we need some other tools in our toolbox to help our children, where do we turn? Something that has been used for generations is children’s books (and there are awesome children’s book authors out there!).
anxiety, disappointment or anger for example. You may have tried to seek help from professionals but there are sometimes wait times. In the meantime, there are a couple of things you can try.
The first is to use picture books. There are some very talented children’s book authors who really hit the nail on the head. They are either an expert in their field or they are a parent themselves. Sometimes they are both! Some books even include some humour as well. Here’s a few to consider:
For anxiety: The Huge Bag of Worries
For disappointment: The Disappointment Dragon
For anger: Where The Wild Things Are
For fear: A Book About Scary
For emotional regulation: How to be a Superhero called Self-Control!
What self -help strategies have you tried?