Synopses & Reviews
Young children often need help learning and practicing their andldquo;feelings wordsandrdquo; so they can express themselves well. When children learn from an early age to share their feelings in clear and healthy ways, they are more likely to grow into adults who feel capable of handling lifeandrsquo;s challenges. Friendly and positive, this picture book uses an alphabet-book format to share and reinforce emotional language and the ideas that while some feelings are more comfortable than others, all emotions are natural and important. Charming, colorful illustrations accompany the sweet and simple text. A section in the back provides tips and activities for parents and caregivers to reinforce the themes and lessons of the book.
andldquo;Talking with children about their feelings is critically important to their social-emotional development. F Is for Feelings is a great way to get the conversation started. A valuable resource for parents, teachers, and most of all, children.andrdquo; andmdash;Paul Tough, author of How Children Succeed
andldquo;F Is for Feelings is fantastic! This book provides a comfortable, familiar structure of the ABCs to consider a wide range of feelings, both positive and not-so-positive, with self-talk examples throughout that may help children become more comfortable with emotions. Research is continually pointing us to the important role of feelingsandmdash;they deserve a book of their own, and this is a great one!andrdquo;andmdash;Christine Wekerle, Ph.D., associate professor of pediatrics at McMaster University
andldquo;Feelings come in all shapes and sizesandmdash;and so do children! F is for Feelings is a fabulous resource that highlights diverse feelings and people to help children understand emotions, express their feelings more effectively, and show empathy toward others. F is for fantastic and fundamentalandmdash;a must-have for parents, professionals, and all caring adults who believe that advocacy happens when children build skills that last a lifetime.andrdquo;andmdash;Brenda S. Miles, Ph.D., author of Imagine a Rainbow: A Childandrsquo;s Guide for Soothing Pain and the upcoming Stickley Sticks To It: A Frogandrsquo;s Guide to Getting Things Done
andldquo;As a pediatric speech language pathologist, I look for books that I can recommend to parents in my practice. This book is an excellent example of how to help children learn, understand, and use words that match what is happening on the inside. How refreshing to see feelings that go beyond the often overused andlsquo;happy, sad, madandrsquo;!andmdash;Sandra Lane, M.A., SLP, author of The Moment You Were Born
and#160;andldquo;A discussion-starter for caregivers offers help for children struggling to describe their emotions . . . Perfect for classrooms and homes alike.andrdquo;andmdash;Foreword Reviews
andldquo;F Is for Feelings helps adults teach children a language as essential as our ABCs: the language of emotions without which we cannot communicate what is most real and important in our lives, without which we cannot communicate ourselves to others.andrdquo;andmdash;Gabor Matandeacute;, M.D., coauthor of Hold On to Your Kids
andldquo;What a wonderful book for children and their grown-ups alike! As a mother, and as a clinical psychologist who works primarily with post-secondary students, I am keenly aware of the importance of helping people of all ages to learn to experience and express their full range of emotions. Emotions are, quite simply, our guiding compass. Teaching children about emotions when they are young is a fundamental building block for good decision-making later in life.andrdquo;andmdash;Dr. Sarah Thompson, Clinical Psychologist at Ryerson Universityandrsquo;s Centre for Student Development and Counselling
andldquo;By learning feeling words and discussing the variety of ways to view evocative situations, youth can expand their emotional understanding . . . A round of applause for Millar and Bergerandmdash;they have provided a valuable resource for parents, teachers, and therapists working with youth!andrdquo;andmdash;Philip C. Kendall, Ph.D., ABPP, Distinguished University Professor and Laura H. Carnell Professor of Psychology at Temple University
We all feel many different emotions every day. For young children, those feelings can be extra strong. And sometimes, children need help finding the words to describe how theyandrsquo;re feeling. This friendly and positive alphabet book gives children those andldquo;feelings words,andrdquo; and explores the idea that while some feelings are more comfortable than others, all are natural and important. F Is for Feelings invites children to share, express, and embrace their emotionsandmdash;every day! A section in the back provides tips and activities for parents and caregivers to reinforce the themes and lessons of the book.
About the Author
Goldie Millar, Ph.D., is a clinical and school psychologist. Since earning her Ph.D. in counseling psychology from the University of Toronto in 2003, Goldie has worked with children in hospital, forensic, community, and educational settings. She has a deep interest in childrenandrsquo;s mental health, emotional regulation, and evidence-based intervention strategies. Goldie lives in Ontario, with her husband and their two young daughters. To learn more about Goldie and the book, visit www.FIsForFeelings.com.
Lisa A. Berger, Ph.D., is a clinical, counseling, and rehabilitation psychologist who works with adolescents and adults in a private practice. In 2003, Dr. Berger received her Ph.D. in psychology from the University of Toronto. She has practiced in hospitals, post-secondary institutions, and community-based settings. Lisaandrsquo;s professional interests include emotional health and wellness, psychological trauma, and emotion-based therapy. She lives in Ontario, with her husband and two daughters. To learn more about Lisa and the book, visit www.FIsForFeelings.com.
Hazel Mitchell thinks the best feeling is when her illustrations make other people happy. She attended art college in England, where she grew up, and went on to illustrate books for children, including How to Talk to an Autistic Kid and One Word Pearl. You can find out more about her work at www.hazelmitchell.com. Hazel lives in Maine.