My 4 year old granddaughter has big feelings often and takes a long time to get over those feelings. After reading The Little Brain People a couple of times, she has begun to self regulate her feelings and tells me she had a “yucky brain moment”.
As a Mental Health clinician, I have to say this book is beautiful, easily digestible, and chalk for of knowledge to give both kids and adults a common language. The emphasis on connection is key to helping create and maintain this language. When parents AND kids know the how and why, they are more compassionate, less reactive and less afraid. This book is essential in every classroom!! It has been added to my resource list when I train teachers and I have yet to have a talk where they are not blown away. I love having kids make a menu of the ways that they release oxytocin so that they can refer to it when their brain feels hijacked by their amygdala.
Carron Montgomery, LPC, RPT
My Daughter is 11 years old and loves the book. I thought it was quite an interesting way to teach children how negative thoughts can affect our relationships. Thank you Andrew
It's pretty magical to learn something from my kids' books. This is a great illustration of the very important chemicals that reside within us.
Love this book! My 7yo son is already better able to identify and manage his emotions.