FEAR In Our Children
There are several books out there that can help our children and start conversation about the fears they may be facing. A few of my favorites, found at my local library, are Chester the Brave by Audrey Penn and Monster School First Day Frights by Dave Keane. Monster School is about a normal little boy who goes to a new school, full of monsters. He is no longer the normal one but has to figure out how to function.
Chester the Brave is about a little raccoon, the beloved character who has helped so many children with issues in their lives, learns the meaning of bravery and a method for overcoming his fears. Chester learns that being brave doesn’t mean not being unafraid. Being brave means not letting that fear stop him. Mrs. Raccoon teaches Chester an important strategy: Think-Tell-Do. When he thinks he is afraid, he tells himself he can do it, and then he just does it.
I am the author of the book in the middle, Terrified of TV. During our life-style today, especially during the pandemic, our children are watching much more television. This book address some of the adult-type subjects they may see and encourages them to watch something else or talk to adults about their fears.