Stories for children that grownups can watch
A Clingy Thing
Lulita had heard her parents arguing, really loudly. It frightened her and she had become clingy like a bug. “A Clingy Thing” is about the clinginess and insecurity that can come about from exposure to violence and trauma. It includes tips for responding to children exhibiting symptoms.
Eddie was really bothered by the things he had seen and heard but was very afraid to talk about it. “Inside Him” is about how adults can help children talk about what they have seen or heard that might be upsetting to them.
A mobile hangs sweetly over a baby’s crib, and the butterfly, bee and teddy bear hear all that happens in the house. Mobile focuses on how infants react to conflict, and provides parents and caregivers tips for keeping infants safe and happy.
Books for Parents
Everybody Has Feelings: Todos Tenemos Sentimientos: The Moods of Children. C.E. Avery. Gyphon House. For ages 2 to 5.
A Terrible Thing Happened. Margaret M. Holmes. Dalmation Press. Franklin, Tennessee. For ages 4 to 7.
Glad Monster, Sad Monster: A Book About Feelings. E. E. Emberley. Little Brown & Company. New York, New York. For ages 4 to 8.
Why Did It Happen? Janice Cohen. Morrow Junior Books. New York, New York. For ages 5 and up.
I Can Make My World a Safer Place: A Kid’s Book about Stopping Violence. Paul Kivel. Hunter House Inc. Publishers. Alameda, California. For ages 6 to 11.
Reactions. Allison Salloum. Centering Corporation. Chicago, Illinois. For ages 9 to 12.