Wednesday, April 6, 2016
Does your child feel afraid to try new things? Does he worry about possible outcomes? Does she imagine how terrible something will be before it even happens? We all suffer from worry at some point in our lives, and children face worries too. These fears may seem silly to adults, but they are very real to the child experiencing them.
This book called Courageous Jack by Cheryl Colwell and illustrated by Brittany Harris will be useful for a parent to help a child deal with such fears. Jack kicks his ball and does not want to go after it because of the fears he has of where his ball is and what he will come across while trying to retrieve it.
I think the fears Jack has are typical of many children. They imagine so many things, and many times those things are not realistic but they feel very real to the child. I would recommend reading this book to a child who is facing their own fears. It would be great to open a discussion about fears and how to handle them.
A complimentary copy of this book was sent to me by the publisher through the BookCrash program. Thank you.
Have a day of blessings!