Author(s): Tracey Ross
Even though you can't see them, we all have feelings. Some feelings are fluffy and make us feel good. Some are sharp and make us unhappy. Sometimes we have fluffy and sharp feelings at the same time! It's ok to have different types of feelings, but there are some things we can do to let the sharp feelings out when they get too big, or when we have too many. This picture book is ideal for children ages 5 and above to help them understand why they might experience different emotions, and what they can do to help them manage their emotions in a positive way. Written in simple language, this book will be an excellent tool for any child who finds it difficult to understand their emotions, particularly those with attachment difficulties, or a learning or developmental disability.
A picture book for children aged 5+ who struggle to understand and manage their emotions
Amazing. This book explores an array of feelings using easy-to-understand language and visuals, and it provides a range of helpful strategies to support these feelings. We particularly like the personalised section at the end of the book - a chance for children to explore their own feelings and record the strategies that best support their own individual needs. A must for any parent or provider working with young children. -- Langenhoe Community Primary School, UK Many children struggle with the concept of feelings, where they come from and what to do with them, especially children from traumatic backgrounds. My Book of Feelings provides simple, straight forward explanations to the complex world of feelings. It is a great interactive book for parents and practitioners alike to help children express themselves and find ways of dealing with big feelings. -- Shona Lawson, Adoption Social Worker
Tracey Ross is a parent and this book has come about as a result of her everyday experiences with her birth and adopted children, and parenting a child with special needs including Alcohol Related Neurological Development Disorder and Autism Spectrum Disorder.