It’s OK To Have Feelings By Aileen Pound and Michaela Robertson Keane – Goddess Fish Promotions

It’s OK To Have Feelings

by Aileen Pound and Michaela Robertson Keane


GENRE: Children’s



It’s OK to have feelings.

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!



Has there ever been a day where you feel as happy as can be?

The sun is shining; the sky is blue… wait,

can you see a unicorn or two?

These are the best days; I definitely agree. When you

feel happy, your smile is bigger, your voice is full of

laughter, and your whole body is bursting with joy.

It’s OK to have feelings xx

On other days, you may feel sad . The sky appears

a little grey; the unicorns have gone away.

You may be teary and quiet, and perhaps you have no energy.

Just remember, though…

It’s OK to have feelings; these feelings of sadness will pass.

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.


AUTHOR Bio and Links:

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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