American families have been thrust into extraordinary world events. When it comes to talking to children about the war with Ukraine, experience has taught us that caring grown-ups can make an enormous difference in the children’s lives. By providing comforting reassurance, age-appropriate information, and guidance, The Moodsters Guidelines for Grown-Ups enables parents and caregivers to help children cope with a wide range of feelings at a time when so many things in the world feel out of their control.
The accompanying Covid-19 Guide for Grown-Ups helps parents alleviate children’s stress or anxiety, while equipping them with the psychological and emotional life skills needed to cope with the everyday challenges of growing up.
The First Aid for Feelings children’s workbook can be used to enhance communication and encourage the expression of feelings associated with grief and loss. These activities can also teach coping skills that can last a lifetime. Please ensure that children use this workbook under the guidance of a parent.
For children experiencing trauma or dislocation due to a hurricane, flooding, or other natural disaster—or for those children experiencing distress due to news coverage of these events—this workbook helps address their emotional needs once their immediate physical needs are met.