Children always seem to know how to express emotion when it comes to things they don’t like, such as vegetables, or bedtime, and they can say very simply that they like having playtime, and love an extra bowl of ice cream!

But do children know how to talk about more complex emotions? Would they understand what they are? Would they know how to ask for help, or how to deal with tough situations until it's over?

Parents can understand difficulties in finding ways to teach your child about sensitive topics and helping them understand the weird things they’re feeling when something goes wrong.

Luckily, we've found a range of captivating and emotive children’s books that will give your child words to describe how they’re feeling, how to overcome some issues, and encourage them to open up. After all, a problem shared is a problem halved!



My Garden of Gates – James Stringfellow – Self Help & Education