Cyril's story can be enjoyed by parents and children alike, and provides lots of engaging opportunities to spark conversations about feelings, acts of kindness and relationships. Sitting down and encouraging open conversations with children from a young age is a great way to help them to start developing the skills to understand and manage their emotions. Also includes a really useful grown-ups guide to help us adults.
Jane Evans is a trauma parenting specialist, international speaker and freelance trainer. She has worked as a respite foster carer, a domestic violence parenting worker, a registered child minder and a family support worker. Jane recently gave a TEDx talk in Bristol on how children can calm their anxiety, whatever troubles they may have experienced. She is the author of How Are You Feeling Today Baby Bear?: Exploring Big Feelings After Living in a Stormy Home, Kit Kitten and the Topsy-Turvy Feelings: A Story About Parents Who Aren't Always Able to Care and Little Meerkat's Big Panic: A Story About Learning New Ways to Feel Calm, all published by Jessica Kingsley Publishers.