Emotional Discussions with Picture Books
When a difficult experience occurs in a child’s life, adults may not know where to start the conversation. Turn to works of fiction and non-fiction at the picture book level to provide a framework for the conversation.
For example, when Caroline Wright learned of her terminal illness, she was at a loss for how to explain the situation to her children. So she wrote them a picture book that spoke honestly about what was happening while sharing that they are loved. She beautifully explained how her thinking shifted and her motivation for writing this book in essays for Medium, People, and Working Mother.
Books like LASTING LOVE can be a great place to start conversations about tough topics and emotions.