The Power of Children's Books To Address Fears and Feelings
June 22, 2017
Hosted by Dr. Suzanne B. Phillips
In this episode Dr. Frank Sileo, award winning children’s author and psychologist, identifies common childhood challenges and feelings and discusses the power of stories to address them. He considers fears, stress, self-confidence, making mistakes, friends, gossip, being different and separation from parents. He demonstrates in the books he writes like, Sally Sore Loser; Don’t Put Yourself Down in Circus Town; Bug Bites and Campfires: A Story for Kids about Homesickness; A World of Pausabilities: An Exercise in Mindfulness, etc. what research has found about the power of books to develop empathy and coping skills. He shares an understanding of how reading takes children out of their world to another place where they see the world through another’s eyes. When that story is shared with a parent, teacher or another child, it is an intimate experience of shared imagination. If you love children and you love stories, listen in to learn how valuable the joy of reading can be.
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Dr. Suzanne B. Phillips
Dr. Suzanne B. Phillips has been a practicing psychologist, psychoanalyst, group therapist and professor for over 30 years. She is the co-author of three books and over 40 articles and chapters. Most recently, she co-authored Healing Together: A Couple’s Guide to Coping with Trauma and Post-Traumatic Stress. She has written and presented on a wide range of topics including couples, marriage, divorce, trauma, teens, pets, midlife, military, managing stress, infidelity, resilience, bereavement and family issues. Her work has been recognized with awards such as The Suffolk County Psychological Association Psychology of the Year Award, The Rutgers University GSAPP Lifelong Distinguished Achievement Award, and The American Group Psychotherapy Association Social Responsibility Award. She also gave testimony before Congress for the needs of military families. Suzanne is a weekly blogger for Psych Central with over 250 original blogs. She has also blogged for This Emotional Life on PBS, has appeared on television programs such as Fox 5 Good Day New York and Good Day Street Talk. She has been a radio guest on many shows including Kelly Connor’s Real Women on Health, Military Mom Talk Radio, Tom Matt’s Boomer Rock and NPR. Since 2013, Suzanne has hosted Psych Up on CoSozo online radio and on WMIQ 1450 AM in Michigan. Her current show, Psych Up Live, airs globally on VoiceAmerica.