Has your child suffered a traumatic event like the death of a relative, friend, or pet, or witnessed something terrible? Not sure what's going on with your child but need help getting to the heart of the matter? Sometimes, traumatic events affect the lives of children, and parents can feel powerless to help. It could be the death of a loved one, the loss of a home, or witnessing violence (in and out of the home). Many times, parents are dealing with their own feelings after such an event as well. Sometimes what adults may not see as tragic can still create overwhelming fear or sadness in a child. If you are worried about how to help a child process such an event, this activity book is a valuable tool to help your children process their feelings and deal with traumatic issues they may face in the 21st century. Using A Brighter Tomorrow, parents can work directly with their children (ages 6 to 10) to help them understand more about their emotions, needs, and strengths as they navigate traumatic events as well as other emotional times in their lives. With
engaging activities that help children make sense of the event
exercises to help them identify the facts and their feelings associated with the event
daily reflection journal to implement what they've learned
By spending just ten minutes a day engaged with the more than thirty-five activities in this book, your child will learn to identify how an event has affected them and how to feel safe processing their feelings. Get started today and help your child learn to process feelings to heal from trauma. What parents are saying"Our home was destroyed in a fire a couple of years ago. I'm a single mom and feel like I can't be sad or scared in front of my kids. This book has helped me talk to them about the fire and the things we lost and we've all gotten so much closer together as we feel safe to talk about our feelings, all of our feelings, together.""Ever since my seven-year-old son's school started 'active shooter drills, ' he won't sleep in his room and has a lot of nightmares. I've tried to get him to talk about his feelings, but he gets angry and starts acting out. A friend pointed out A Brighter Tomorrow to me, and we've been working in it for the past month. It's so hard to hear him talk about what might happen in school, but it's made such a difference that he feels like he can tell me what he's afraid of and we can talk through what he's feeling and how he can feel safer.""My mother unexpectedly died last year, and my kids, who are eight and ten years old, were very close to her. They used to go to her house right after school every day, and she'd do activities with them, like taking them on nature walks or reading or drawing. The girls had to start going to an after school program since then and were spending most of their time there playing quietly by themselves. The facilitator shared A Brighter Tomorrow with me, and we've been doing the activities together after I pick them up each evening. They are now playing with the other kids and engaging in group activities. They've even made some new friends and have been going on playdates with them. They still miss their grandmother a lot, but they are not as afraid of moving on. Thank you."
About the Author
Child education and counseling expert Erainna Winnett brings more than 20 years of experience in teaching, counseling, and raising children to the hot-button issues every child faces today. Helping Kids Heal is a series of activity books written with healing in mind. Each book addresses real world problems children face on a daily basis. Through therapeutic art and writing exercises, kids can express their feelings and learn how to deal with those feelings in appropriate ways. Designed for children ages 6-12, these activity books are meant to be used as a counseling tool to foster a positive self-image and healthy coping strategies and to provide parents, educators, and counselors with tools to assist children as they process and work through some of today's toughest issues. Erainna was born and raised in central Louisiana. The oldest of five children she always yearned to be a teacher and forced her siblings to play school year round. Naturally, she graduated with a teaching degree in 1995 and earned her Master's degree in 2000. Five years later she earned her Education Specialist degree in early childhood education. After fifteen years in the classroom, she moved to the role of school counselor and has never been happier. While serving as school counselor at an elementary school in northeast Texas, she frequently uses children's books as therapy to help her students heal, learn and grow. Ideas for her books come from the students she works with on a daily basis. Her goal, as an author, is to touch the hearts of children, one story at a time. Erainna has written over thirty books designed to guide parents, teachers, and counselors as they help children to become their best self. Erainna lives on a 300 acre cattle ranch near the Red River with her husband, two daughters, three dogs, two horses, and one ill-tempered cat.