Has your child been disappointed by a parent's broken promise? Have you found that your child no longer trusts a parent will do what they say they will do? Is your spouse incarcerated or absent from your child's life? Sometimes people make promises they can't keep-even parents. What can you do as a parent to keep your child's trust when you or another parent has not kept their word or has let their child down? This activity book can help your children visualize their feelings in a way that makes sense and helps them forgive others when they let them down. Using Broken Promises, parents can work directly with their children (ages 6 to 10) as they work through their feelings of anger, disappointment, and mistrust as well as learn how to deal with these feelings in appropriate ways and build their self-esteem. With
engaging drawings to capture children's interest
activities designed to help them foster healthy coping strategies and a positive self-image
exercises to help them find appropriate ways to deal with their feelings and understand the true definition of forgiveness
visual journaling and art therapy that helps children focus on a parent's positive characteristics and remind them that there are safe people in their lives who will listen
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 articulate their feelings and identify the best ways to express themselves. Get started today and help your see child restore his or her faith in the people he or she loves the most and to remember that no matter what, he or she is an awesome kid What parents are saying"My ex-husband promises our kids the moon when he can't deliver. He loves them so much and is afraid they will think he's abandoned them. They are having a very hard time understanding why their dad doesn't follow through on his promises. Our counselor handed me this book and we've been working in it together. The kids are really starting to understand that their dad really does love them even when he disappoints them and that he's having a hard time with all the changes in our lives too.""I want my little girl to have everything she wants and I just have a hard time telling her I can't do something she wants to do. Unfortunately, I keep disappointing her and she's started really acting out when she doesn't get her way. I'm working on being able to tell her no, but I'm so grateful for Broken Promises to help her know that she really is 'an awesome kid ""My eight-year-old son loves these activities and has learned how to tell us when he's disappointed in something without resorting to tantrums. I especially appreciate the lessons in forgiveness."
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.