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Book Title: I Can Handle It! (Mindful Mantras) by Laurie Wright
Category: Children’s Fiction (Ages 3-7), 32 pages
Genre: Children’s Picture Book
Publisher: Laurie Wright
Release date: August 2016
Content Rating: G. This children’s book is for everyone.
Your child will incorporate the idea of ‘I Can Handle It’ almost immediately after reading this book, even in our current uncertain times. After reading this book, they will have great ideas for how to ‘handle’ tough situations! When they are tired of having to stay home, they will think ‘I can handle it’! When they are missing their friends, they will think ‘I can handle it’! When they are feeling worried about the future, they will think ‘I can handle it’! Even if they aren’t saying the words out loud, this mantra will become a part of their self-talk. Over 300 5-star reviews say so! Positive self-talk is vital for improving and maintaining strong mental health which is exactly what the world needs right now. Help your child feel emotionally strong along with Sebastien, and provide a tool to help them get through these challenging times. And because parents have such a difficult and important job, this book includes updated free resources.
How did you do research for your book?
I was a kindergarten teacher for ten years, and every day in the classroom was like research for me. Later on, I’d observe my own kids, frequently with notebook in hand.
In your book you make a reference to kids being bored at home, how did you come up with this idea?
This spread was added last summer, after the pandemic hit. Kids need to know they are capable of handling boredom, and not seeing their friends. It’s hard of course, but it’s invaluable life learning. We can use this opportunity to show them how to be resilient!
What advice would you give budding writers?
To GO for it! The publishing landscape has evolved tremendously over the past ten years. All the barriers to getting published have disappeared and there’s no reason not to write and publish a book.
Do you have another profession besides writing?
I do! After writing 9 books in the series, I really fell in love with the marketing aspect of being an indie author. So now I help other authors market their books too.
Do you ever get writer’s block? What helps you overcome it?
I do! I try to take Elizabeth Gilbert’s advice from the book ‘Big Magic’. I do something creative that doesn’t take a lot of brain power or time, and it really gets the creative juices flowing.
Children’s author and book marketing coach, Laurie Wright is a silly but smart, busy mom of three who laughs at her own jokes just a bit too much. The minivan is her sanctuary, and the only place she can sing out loud without being shushed. She’s known for her short term memory and extreme love of chips and dip. Usually on her best behavior, watch out when her filter wears off! Never without her laptop and a notebook. Trust her with your kids and your books, but not your coffee!
connect with the author: website ~ twitter ~ facebook ~ instagram
Children may be small but they have grown-up size feelings. They get frustrated, angry, sad, and all the other feelings that adults feel. The difference in them and adults is that they don’t yet understand how to deal with their feelings.
Children need to be taught good coping mechanisms in order to handle all the problems that life throws at them. The best way to teach them is by stories that relate to their real-life situations. This book does that.
I loved the book and think that it’s a great teaching book. But, it’s also fun and has some great humor. I love all the references to his little sister. The artwork is great, too. The illustrator captures many of the expressions that children regularly make.
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