It’s OK to Have Feelings
by Aileen Pound and Michaela Robertson Keane
Everyone has feelings. Happy, sad, and angry are feelings we all have felt at one time or another. As you grow up, you start to feel other feelings. Can you guess what some of them might be?
What happens to our bodies when we start to feel these feelings? When you’re happy, you feel like the sky is blue, the sun is out and you can see unicorns and rainbows. Your smile is bigger, and your eyes have a sparkle in them. What happens to your body when it’s a feeling you’ve never felt before?
Come along and join in with all the other children learning how to identify feelings and what happens to their bodies when they feel those feelings.
Remember, it’s OK to have feelings!
Have you ever felt scared ? Perhaps you’ve seen something scary on T.V. Maybe you have to go to the doctor’s office for an injection you know is going to hurt.
It’s not nice to feel scared, is it? Your body tenses, your heart races, and your eyes widen like saucers.
Just remember, though…
It’s OK to have feelings; this feeling of being scared will pass (and usually rather quickly).
Have you ever been talking to a friend and they just won’t listen?
Has someone ever kept following you in the playground even when you’ve asked them to stop? You start to glare, your voice becomes gruff, and your face becomes warm. You are feeling angry .
Just remember, though…
It’s OK to have feelings. It’s ok to feel angry. In fact, it’s normal to have this feeling. Your anger will go away.
Tomorrow is another day.
A Note From Aileen Pound
When I had my daughter I promised myself I would do anything I could to help her accomplish anything she wanted to in life. I also wanted to show her that anything is possible.
So when we started talking about our feelings during COVID lockdown and she said she would like to help other children with their feelings I asked her if she would like to write a book about feelings.
When she said yes that was it we started writing the book and while it seemed to take an age from writing the book to getting it published the look of pride on her face when our copies came to the house was worth it all.
Our aim was to help children identify their feelings, help them with what happens to their bodies when they have those feelings and most importantly to let them know that it is Ok to have all these feelings. They are important for growth and development and our mental health.
More and more since COVID started not only adults but children too are struggling with their feelings and mental health so it’s so important to let our little one’s know they aren’t alone and that these feelings that they have are normal. Hopefully this is what Michaela and I have been able to do with our book.
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Aileen Pound and Michaela Robertson Keane are a mother and daughter team.
Michaela, who is six, is Aileen’s only child, and they spend a lot of time doing lots of fun things together: going on adventures, creating and being imaginative at home. So last year, when they were housebound during COVID, they started talking a lot about feelings, especially ones that Michaela had never felt before. So they decided to write a book together to help other children with their feelings.
Aileen and Michaela spent a long time talking about what feelings to put in the book, and Michaela provided Aileen all the examples that are in the book. As with everything, they wrote this book together, and Michaela had a very clear image of how she wanted the illustrations to look.
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