Dr. Laurie Zelinger reads from her storybook Please Explain “Terrorism” To Me! about a boy who learns about a terrorism event on TV and becomes upset by this and other events in his life. Because his parents are prepared for his questions, he learns that people are out every day helping to keep him safe and he can contribute to safety too!
Lady Lilith writes:
Please Explain Terrorism to Me is a really important book to read to kids. I remember growing up, when terrorism was less, I had a friend who had a cousin who was attacked in Iran. With the increase of attacks and hatred lately, it is important to make kids aware on an age appropriate level. Please Explain Terrorism to Me is a very open book that starts off with the basics allowing the parents to fill in all of the important details.
Complemented by exquisite, colorful artwork, Dr. Zelinger skillfully crafts an easily relatable children’s story using everyday situations, around the oppressive concept of Terrorism in the news. With masterful understanding of the child’s world, new and frightening concepts are introduced carefully and gently, with the child’s perspective in mind. Dr. Zelinger provides parent coaching to further the dialogue in her P-E-A-R-L-S of Wisdom section (Prepare, Explain, Answer, Reassure, Listen, Safeguard) where caregivers are given scripts to guide them, as well room for individuality. This pioneer book helps children and parents face a critical, often avoided topic with reassurance and calm.
Her first book will be published in April called, “Seasons of Joy; Every day is for outdoor play.” If you’d like to find Claudia Marie Lenart’s work, or Jewel Kats’ books on children with health challenges, please click the links below
- Prince Preemie: A Tale of a Tiny Puppy Who Arrives Early
- Jenny and Her Dog Both Fight Cancer: A Tale of Chemotherapy and Caring
- Hansel and Gretel: A Fairy Tale with a Down Syndrome Twist
Self-worth is powerful! Our worth determines our choices and our choices determine our worth! In this clip from Holli Kenley’s workshop – “The Power of Worth” – she is guiding teens through 3 steps for Discovering, Defining, and Determining their worth, empowering them with a process for respecting themselves and a pathway to responsible decision-making.
Learn more about Holli Kenley’s work and schedule a workshop for your school or youth group today.
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Learn more about board-certified child psychologist Laurie Zelinger, PhD and her supportive books for children and parents at her website.