How to Recycle Your Feelings: the Children's Book
Sometimes, we all end up with too many emotions,
Or emotions we don’t have a use for anymore…
But that doesn’t mean you have to throw them away.
Because no emotion is ever really a waste.
About the Book:
How to Recycle your Feelings is a book about reducing, reusing and recycling your emotions. It translates therapeutic techniques into imaginative tools, which children of all ages can use to deal with big feelings. It also has a dual purpose: the books aims to reduce anxiety for any grownup reading it aloud to a child too. Because #togetherweheal
Who Can it Help?
When Australia went into lockdown, How to Recycle Your Feelings saw a surge in sales, as families felt the emotional impact. The book has been used by parents, childcare centres, schools, counsellors & paediatric wards to:
help children with sleep
help families cope with transitions
prepare for the start of school or preschool deal with sibling rivalry, divorce or separation
support children coping with grief & illness
help young abuse survivors with trauma; and
help families to discuss feeling together.
Healing for Grownups Too:
Amy Molloy was inspired to write How to Recycle your Feelings after the birth of her second child, when her first born started having night terrors and she experienced postnatal depression. "So many evenings, I’d read a bedtime story with tears in my eyes, doubting my capabilities and whether I could ever be enough,” she says. "I wanted to write a children's book that reminded me and my children how resilient we all are and allowed us to heal together as a family." Watch a video on the making of the book here.
Support & Praise
Recommended by Playgroup Australia, the book has also won first prize in the Purple Dragonfly book awards by Story Monsters — the Literary Resource for Teachers and Librarians — in their Health and Growing Pain categories (books that help children to adjust to changes as they mature)
Dimensions: 210mm x 210mm