Children's Book: If You Understood My Feelings
by Simone Finnis
Children's Book: If You Understood My Feelings Kindle Edition...Also Available In Paperback.
Expressive balloon faces, simple rhyming, and diverse child characters are shown in daily life situations, which help children explore and express their feelings. Skills for coping are also introduced fostering resilience, creative problem solving and self- acceptance.
Simone is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist practicing in sunny South Florida. As a mom herself, she has a passion for working with children, teens, and young adults. Her areas of focus include, self-image, self-esteem, and behavioral challenges. She has been very successful in helping children and their families achieve positive changes in their lives.
Simone's goal has always been two-fold. To help a wider audience of parents gain skills to help their children and for children to feel motivated, empowered, and inspired to be the best they can be!
If You Understood My Feelings, came 'out of the blue', so to speak, one morning two years ago, "as I was getting ready for my day. I had no choice but to stop and jot down the words immediately.
I have always pondered how to help more parents outside of my practice learn how to honor their child's feelings. In my work I consistently notice parents inadvertently block communication with children especially around feelings."
Many parents may resonate with responses like "you shouldn't feel that way, or you'll get over it, etc." Being very busy Simone put aside the idea of the book for a long while but after a recent battle with cancer she decided it was time to get it out there. One of her mantra's is "its never too late!"
In her downtime you will find Simone spending time with her teenage daughter-(yes it's true!), enjoying nature, reading mystery novels, watching PBS, and anything that involves adventure, including trying strange new foods!