Using Books to Help Build
a Child’s Coping Skills
Bobby’s Books is a program that uses books to help children and adults deal with difficult issues. Using children's literature as a springboard for conversations will give kids the chance to express their feelings and tell their own stories.
A Porcupine Named Fluffy
A porcupine named Fluffy is happier with his name after he meets a similarly misnamed rhinoceros.
This book discusses the feelings of self-esteem and coping. Being different isn't bad, it's just different. If your child is the first one to lose his/her teeth in the class, they are the first one to get glasses, etc. Teasing can have a dramatic effect on a child and the development of self worth. You can help your child embrace what make them unique instead of trying to "fit in."
November 10, 2014
Special Times Always Remembered
Blanchard Valley Hospital, Findlay, OH
Because we support children over spans of years in many cases, we find that Bobby's Books can be used not only for grieving but for self-esteem building, self realization and general life skill development.
Pauline King, APRN, BC,
Director, Healing Journey for Children
The James Cancer Center