Jacqueline And The Beanstalk
As told in Jacqueline And The Beanstalk ( a tale of facing giant fears) once upon a time, there lived a princess named Jacqueline. The royal knights protected her from danger — even if there wasn’t any! When Jacqueline climbs the beanstalk, she meets a giant who is just as afraid of the knights. In this modern retelling of a classic fairy tale, Jacqueline shows everyone that there’s nothing to be afraid of after all. Includes a Note to Parents and Caregivers with worry-busting strategies and calming tools
From the Note to Parents and Caregivers in Jacqueline and The Beanstalk ( a tale of facing giant fears): So how can we manage worries? Did you notice we used the word “manage”? That’s because humans are wired to experience worry, so aiming for zero just isn’t realistic. But keeping worry to a level where it doesn’t get in the way of everyday life is very realistic.
Here are some strategies to try. Keep as many of them as possible in your worry busting backpack so you’ll be ready to help your child when worries arise!
Explain that everyone worries.
Examine body cues.
Calm physical sensations.
Work on problem solving.
Avoid giving excessive reassurance.
Reduce other stresses.
Take care of yourself.
About the Author:
Susan D. Sweet, PhD, is a clinical child psychologist and mother of two. She has worked in hospital, school, and community based settings and is passionate about children’s mental health and well-being. Susan hopes worries never overshadow anyone’s dreams.
Brenda S. Miles, PhD, is a pediatric neuropsychologist who has worked in hospital , rehabilitation, and school settings. Brenda has conquered her fear of writing, despite the risk of rejections, revisions, and writer’s block. As for her other fears, she is still working on them!
Illustrator: Valeria Docampo’s inspiration for her art is rooted in everyday life: eyes of a dog, the shape of a tree, the sound of rainfall, and the aromas of breakfast. Born in Argentina, she studied fine arts and graphic design at the University of Buenos Aires. She has illustrated several children’s books.