05/19/2017 6:15 pm
New Children's Book Deals with Effects of Stress
A little squirrel announces that he was once very, very scared and finds out that he is not alone. Lots of little animals have been through scary experiences and react in different ways. Turtle hides and gets a tummy ache, monkey clings, dog barks, and elephant doesn’t like to talk about it. They need help, and they get help from grown-ups who help them feel safe and learn ways to cope with difficult feelings.
The book is Once I Was Very Very Scared, written by Chandra Ghosh Ippen and illustrated by Erich Ippen, Jr., and it helps children and grown-ups (parents, teachers, and other important adults) understand how stress can affect children and ways to help them. For more information, the book has it's own website here where you can purchase the book or download it for free! Also on the same website is a free video and PDF of the Stories of the O's, a story designed to illustrate the importance of reflective supervision.