Is your child a little down on him/herself? Have other kids laughed at her or made her feel small? Protecting a child's self-esteem and building their self-confidence is one of the most impactful skills a child requires to have a happy childhood. It's easy for kids to let these things get to them and make them feel unimportant. Kids care very much about what others think. While multiple people may tell them they're wonderful, it's the negative thoughts that often stick. This activity book can help parents work with their children to develop strategies for navigating negative situations and feelings. Using Somebodyness, parents can guide their children (6 to 10 years old) through the tricky landscape of self-esteem and helps kids learn to look beyond the negative opinions of others and start to build a positive image. With
engaging drawings to capture children's interest
activities designed to help them foster a positive self-image
exercises to help them learn to react to negative feedback in a healthy way while identifying the traits that make them unique
visual journaling and art therapy that help children will learn how to use their strengths, and even their weaknesses, and to focus on them when developing goals and interacting with the world
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 connect with the things that make kids feel good about themselves. Get started today and help your child claim the totally unique and awesome individual that lives inside What parents are saying"My kid is eight years old and has always been very sensitive. No matter how many times we tell him what a great kid he is, it only takes one negative comment to make him feel he's stupid. After we started working with a family counselor, we were given Somebodyness for us to work on as a family. I have learned that it's not enough for me to tell him he's awesome, he has to see the awesome things about himself with his own eyes. And the activities in this book have helped him identify those things without anyone telling him. We are so grateful for what this work has done for our family and our son."."Somebodyness has done wonders for our eleven-year-old daughter's self-esteem and helped her walk through lots of negative things being said about her because of her stutter. Thank you so much. I can see the confidence building in her.""After my sister divorced her mentally abusive husband, I knew she and my nieces would need patience and love to help them all. As a teacher, I had recently started using Somebodyness with my third-grade class. I didn't really see how powerful it could be until my sister started using it with my nieces. 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.