Seattle Book Review on “Please Explain Vaccines to Me”

This book is designed to help parents explain the importance of getting vaccinated. The first part of the book is written for children; it begins with a simple rhyming story about a girl that is terrified of getting a shot. Laurie Zelinger uses age-appropriate language to talk about how vaccines fight off harmful germs to build immunity against infectious diseases. She speaks honestly about the anxiety and fear that shots can cause, while offering powerful visual representation that can alleviate the fear of getting vaccinated. In addition to these illustrations provided by Richa Kinra, this book includes heart-felt drawings from real children.

The second section of this book is intended for adults. Dr. Zelinger provides educational information so they can answer any questions that children may ask regarding immunizations. She uses her psychology background to explain the needle related fear. By providing adults with the physical and psychological symptoms of needle phobia, parents will be able to understand their symptoms and help guide them through their anxieties. The author also uses examples of play activities that can be used to help alleviate shot related fear for children of all ages.

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Author Laurie Zelinger
Star Count 4/5
Format Trade
Page Count 44 pages
Publisher Loving Healing Press
Publish Date 01-Nov-2021
ISBN 9781615996124
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Issue January 2022
Category Children’s

Please Explain Divorce to Me!

Because My Parents Are Breaking Up
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Product Details
UPC: 978-1-61599-780-0
Brand: Loving Healing Press
Binding: Paperback
Audiobook: Audible, iTunes
Edition: 1st
Author: Laurie Zelinger
Pages: 44
Publication Date: 01/01/2024

Because divorce or separation in cohabitating relationships is a family event, this book was written for both children and adults. Gently telling their children that they will be getting a divorce, a mother and father share their family story: the journey from their happy wedding day, through the conflict at present and into the near and reassuring future. The book's second half highlights important tips and insights for parents.

Children will:

  • Learn about the divorce process
  • Find out that their own parents' divorce is not their fault
  • Discover that parents divorce each other; they do not divorce their children
  • Be comforted knowing they are still part of a family who loves them
  • Understand what it is like to have two homes

Parents will:

  • Have a framework for telling their children they are getting a divorce
  • Hear the common questions children ask
  • Learn the DOs and DON'Ts regarding their own behavior
  • Improve the likelihood of creating a healthier divorce
  • Understand their children's reactions and support their emotions

"Dr. Zelinger expertly navigates the sensitive topic of divorce, providing young readers with a compassionate and understanding perspective. The book's engaging storytelling, complemented by vibrant illustrations, encourages open dialogue and empowers children to navigate, with resilience and comprehension, the emotional complexities of divorce." -- Sarah Becker, MD, Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist, Premium Health Center, Brooklyn, NY

"The message of Dr. Zelinger's book echoes our primary goal as divorce mediators--to assist divorcing couples to create a healthier, non-adversarial divorce for the entire family. In a gentle - albeit direct - manner, Dr. Zelinger provides a thoughtful, well-planned approach for parents to prepare their children for the news of their divorce." -- Maren Cardillo, Esq., Divorce Mediation Professionals

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