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.
What an awesome book!! I cannot get enough kids books that teach mindfulness and mantras! They are such a great learning tool. This book shows ideas of how to overcome different situations by “handling” them differently. Some of the ideas had be laughing out loud. I really liked the page in the back that your child can fill out with their name and picture.
Overall it was a very quick read filled with humor, great illustrations and helpful coping methods in the form of mantras!
Where do you get inspiration for your stories?
I have three kids and nieces and nephews, in addition to all my students over the years. There is a load of inspiration all around me. One of my favorite stories from a nephew was about pressing the elevator buttons. I heard about how he’d had a meltdown after not getting to press the button and knew it had to go into a book!
There are many books out there about helping kids deal with worries and anxiety. What makes yours different?
It’s different because it actually works, and doesn’t come off as preachy. Kids enjoy the amusing illustrations and the outrageous possibilities of how they ‘could’ handle their problems. It all rings true for them, because they’ve had the same thoughts so often themselves. Frequently after reading it just once kids start to say the words, ‘I can handle it’, meaning they are realizing they CAN handle it!
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.
In your book there is a page encouraging children to draw themselves, how did that come about?
To be completely honest, my husband suggested that! Initially, I was against it. I’m a rule follower and you shouldn’t draw or write in books! BUT after I thought about a while, it seemed like a really good idea to help cement the idea into a child’s head ‘they ARE able to handle anything!’.
Where do you write?
My office is my mudroom, but I also love to carry my laptop around the house and write on the couchees or rocking chair.
Do you write every day?
I do, but not books. I also work as a freelance email marketer so I write emails all.day.long.
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!
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