#107: Helping Children Understand Their Big Feelings with author, Jessica Sinarski

books, feelings

Do you have a child who quickly moves to the fear responses of fight, flight, or freeze? In this episode Lisa interviews Jessica Sinarski, a trauma-informed adoption therapist and the author of Riley the Brave: The Little Cub with Big Feelings. You'll love hearing about how her book helps children and their caregivers recognize these fear responses as courageous ways of coping in hard circumstances.

As Riley, the little cub, embarks on a journey to overcome his fears, he learns that sometimes, being tough or loud isn't the bravest thing to be - sometimes it's asking for help, or being brave enough to let someone into your heart.

This conversation and the book will give you hope for your children and for you too.

Click here to download a transcript for this episode.

Relevant Links:

Connect with Jessica on Instagram

Connect with Jessica on Facebook

Riley the Brave: Parents Corner

Riley the Brave - The Little Cub with Big Feelings!* by Jessica Sinarski

Brave Brains

Trust-based Relational Intervention (TBRI)

Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy (DDP)

Seven Core Issues in Adoption and Permanency* by Sharon Roszia and Allison Davis Maxon

From Apathy to Empathy - course on Blocked Care

Brain-based Parenting* by Dan Hughes and Jonathan Baylin

The Connected Parent: Real-Life Strategies for Building Trust and Attachment* by Lisa Qualls


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