What is your child worried about? At times, as adults, we forget what it is like to be children. What occupied our thoughts, our concerns, or what kept us up at night may seem like a faint and distant memory. When we take care of children in our personal or professional lives, we may need some prompting to reconnect with our own childhood. In this way, we can empathize better with the children that are put in our care.
Icey Shaikh's Facing Childhood Fears offers preschoolers who are finding it difficult to sleep at night an avenue to understand and articulate how they feel. For these younger readers, Facing Childhood Fears offers a means to cope with the issues and worries that keep them from getting a good night's sleep. In this book, readers are introduced to a young boy as he struggles through the night worrying about his parent's relationship. It illustrates the thoughts that children have to process when problems at home arise.
Facing Childhood Fears also brings up another common fear, which is the fear of ghosts. The book talks about ghosts in an assuring and humorous way. This gives children and adults a different way of looking at things that bring anxiety and fear.
For young readers, Facing Childhood Fears opens up the conversation about their nightly worries. Fear is a common feeling among children that are sometimes difficult for them to express. The book offers examples that resonate with them and may help them talk about their own worries.
For parents, educators, and caregivers, this book is a useful tool for understanding what children in your care are going through, recognizing signs of fear, and promptly addressing them. Read Facing Childhood Fears together with children to alleviate their worries and form better habits in managing them.
I am a student at FTCC in Fayetteville, NC, majoring in Early Childhood Education. I am also a wife and mother of 5 beautiful children; Keith, Kevin, Elijah, Khadijah, and Khaleeta. My future goals include writing more books, which I hope you will enjoy and teaching preschool or elementary children ages 0 to 8 and become an advocate for children all over the world. I published my book in English, Spanish, and Arabic because I want children to see themselves as they are and not as others would have them to be. I highly respect all cultures and all languages and hope to include other languages in my writings in the future. Thank you for allowing me to share this part of my journey with you.