Facing Mighty Fears About Being Apart from Parents

Jessica Kingsley. (Dr. Dawn’s Mini Books About Mighty Fears: Bk. 7). Apr. 2024. 80p. pap. $14.95. ISBN 9781839974649.
K-Gr 3–Babies and children, whether human or animal, have adults who care for them in some way. But how do those children deal when they have to be separated from their caregivers? This book explores the science behind how young humans work through this separation and grow into safe and independent children. Filled with fun baby animal facts, this book is interspersed with passages about how young children can safely practice independence without fearing being alone. There are simple black-and-white illustrations that break up the blocks of text. Huebner covers a gradual stair method of practicing small steps of independence that are manageable. Back matter includes resources such as parent organizations, websites, and books and further reading for children and caregivers. This book could be read independently by a child, but would be best used in parenting collections to be read and discussed with a grown-up.
VERDICT A solid nonfiction title about managing day-to-day separation from parents/guardians that would benefit young children and their caregivers.

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