Local author! How do you talk to your child about their very real fears? How do you make it better when the world changes into something unrecognizable? When her child can’t sleep and things look bleak, this Momma knows exactly what to do.
Children’s author Jenny Delacruz, author of the Fridays With Ms. Mélange series, tackles the tough topics of talking to your kids about a pandemic while calming any panic or fear. As viral outbreaks like COVID-19 become a real fear for many people around the globe, Momma, Can I Sleep with You Tonight? offers a compassionate look at social distancing and how it affects our children. Following the story, Jenny provides psychoeducation about the major stages of grief and how it manifests in the behavior of children. Tools and resources are shared to equip you with how to begin the journey of processing grief with children.
This all-ages storybook is designed to soothe, comfort, and explain hard topics without leading kids into even more stress. It’s the perfect picture book to read with your child to help them understand and work through their confusion, fear, and even anger at the things they cannot do right now.
By Jenny Delacruz. Hardcover. 32 pages. Published by Cobbs Creek Publishing, 2020.