Editorial Reviews

Praise for F Is for Feelings

“A discussion-starter for caregivers offers help for children struggling to describe their emotions . . . Perfect for classrooms and homes alike.”—Foreword Reviews

F Is for Feelings helps adults teach children a language as essential as our ABCs: the language of emotions without which we cannot communicate what is most real and important in our lives, without which we cannot communicate ourselves to others.”—Gabor Maté, M.D., coauthor of Hold On to Your Kids

“Talking with children about their feelings is critically important to their social-emotional development. F Is for Feelings is a great way to get the conversation started. A valuable resource for parents, teachers, and most of all, children.” —Paul Tough, author of How Children Succeed

F Is for Feelings is fantastic! This book provides a comfortable, familiar structure of the ABCs to consider a wide range of feelings, both positive and not-so-positive, with self-talk examples throughout that may help children become more comfortable with emotions. Research is continually pointing us to the important role of feelings—they deserve a book of their own, and this is a great one!”—Christine Wekerle, Ph.D., associate professor of pediatrics at McMaster University

“Feelings come in all shapes and sizes—and so do children! F Is for Feelings is a fabulous resource that highlights diverse feelings and people to help children understand emotions, express their feelings more effectively, and show empathy toward others. F is for fantastic and fundamental—a must-have for parents, professionals, and all caring adults who believe that advocacy happens when children build skills that last a lifetime.”—Brenda S. Miles, Ph.D., author of Imagine a Rainbow: A Child’s Guide for Soothing Pain and Stickley Sticks to It! A Frog’s Guide to Getting Things Done

“As a pediatric speech language pathologist, I look for books that I can recommend to parents in my practice. This book is an excellent example of how to help children learn, understand, and use words that match what is happening on the inside. How refreshing to see feelings that go beyond the often overused ‘happy, sad, mad’!”—Sandra Lane, M.A., SLP, author of The Moment You Were Born

“What a wonderful book for children and their grown-ups alike! As a mother, and as a clinical psychologist who works primarily with post-secondary students, I am keenly aware of the importance of helping people of all ages learn to experience and express their full range of emotions. Emotions are, quite simply, our guiding compass. Teaching children about emotions when they are young is a fundamental building block for good decision-making later in life.”—Dr. Sarah Thompson, clinical psychologist at Ryerson University’s Centre for Student Development and Counselling

“By learning feelings words and discussing the variety of ways to view evocative situations, youth can expand their emotional understanding . . . A round of applause for Millar and Berger—they have provided a valuable resource for parents, teachers, and therapists working with youth!”—Philip C. Kendall, Ph.D., ABPP, Distinguished University Professor and Laura H. Carnell Professor of Psychology at Temple University

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