We establish our templates for inner speech and emotional regulation as children. These templates can be helpful or hurtful, encouraging or disparaging, freeing or repressive. If you’ve ever looked at a child who is crying, moping, hiding, fearful, hurting or otherwise lost in a big emotion and thought, “Now what,” this book is for you.
Helping My Feeling Buddies is brilliant in its simplicity as it coaches adults and children in the exact words to use and actions to take with the Feeling Buddies. As children soothe their Buddies, they also learn to soothe themselves and lay a foundation for healthy inner speech. If helping children handle big emotions in constructive ways is important to your school or family, Helping My Feeling Buddies belongs on your bookshelf and in your lap.