Every family goes through transitions, some are relatively minor like potty training or bedtime issues, some common but tricky like separation anxiety or adding a new sibling to the family and some are tragic like losing a parent. Books can help kids through transitions. These book lists are the lists that I find myself sending to readers who have emailed me requesting help finding books to help their children understand what is going on in their lives during these times of transition. I feel very fortunate I can be of help to these families and I wanted to highlight these book lists for a wider audience because not everyone is comfortable asking for help and that’s OK.
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Another topic I get asked about all the time is how to use books to prepare your child for a new sibling. I shared this one on my No Time For Flash Cards Facebook page, check it out.
There are many ways to help kids through transitions. Above all, books about what kids are going through or what to expect aren’t the only ones that are helpful. Reading has been shown to make people more empathetic, to improve relationships, and then reduced symptoms of depression. One easy way is to visit your local library but if like my family you are often on the go a great addition to frequent library trips is Epic! The best way to describe it is to say it’s like Netflix for books. Sign up now and read FREE for 30 days!