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Tapping Away the Blues is as profound as it is simple. Placing "Energy Tapping" into a framework where parents tap alongside their children brings powerful tools for emotional self-management to the very center of family life. The choice of topics -- from anger and fear to peer pressure and body image -- is highly attuned to the life of your child, the text is engaging, and the drawings are delightful. I highly recommend it.
"This book offers a great tool for parents to work with their children to show them how to feel better about themselves and stay in touch with their true feelings.The "little traumas" of childhood can have a profound impact on us long into adulthood... unless we use a tool like tapping to clear out the stuck feelings from being teased, unable to express honest anger, and being embarrassed... just to mention a few." Rick Wilkes, Childhood Trauma Relief Expert
Great book to have in the classroom to all of the elementary teachers out there!
Jayne's book is really phenomenal, I think it is one thing to reach out to adults for topics such as tapping but it is rather incredible to be able to harness the idea of tapping and teach it in a book to children. I strongly recommend this book to any and all children, even if you don't think your child has problems expressing emotion or dealing with their "blues," it really allows children to fully understand their feelings. This book helps validate feelings and teach us how to cope with some of the feelings that we sometimes find a little more difficult to deal with. Great book to have in the classroom to all of the elementary teachers out there!
Official Apex Reviews Rating: *****
Peer pressure, bullying, academic fears, insecurity about body image - no matter which way they turn, children are faced with a host of daunting challenges to their health, wellness, and peace of mind, many of which often seem insurmountable. Given the myriad difficulties with which they must contend on an ongoing basis, how can they ever learn to transcend their frustrations and overcome their struggles?
In Tapping Away The Blues, author Jayne Ferreira provides a proven, effective solution to all the aforementioned problems and more: tap them away. By "tapping," Ferreira refers to the practice of simulating a karate chop while tapping key areas of the body and repeating an encouraging mantra pertaining to the particular situation. Whether having to speak in public, dealing with a grave fear of the dark, or contending with feelings of general anxiety, Ferreira's tapping technique aims to reassure children - and adults alike - that the situation isn't as bad as it seems, and that with confidence in themselves, they will succeed in fulfilling the task at hand. As such, even though it's ostensibly geared towards a younger audience, Tapping Away The Blues features invaluable life lessons for readers of all ages, and, accompanied by bright, vivid illustrations, is an equally engaging and enlightening read. Highly recommended.
Reviewed By Rhonda Carver,