In Marcy's Having All the Feels
, counselor and therapist Allison Edwards explores how sometimes feeling so many feelings doesn't feel so good at all. Help children explore emotions and how they can help us understand and control our choices and actions in a positive way. For fans of educational book author, Julia Cook.
Marcy wanted to be happy. Happy is all she wanted to be. But all her other feelings kept showing up at the worst times! There was Frustrated and Angry, Sad and Embarrassed, and even Worried and Jealous. Her feelings were there as soon as she opened her eyes each morning, and they followed her around throughout the day. Some days all these feelings just felt like a little too much and she wanted to hide!
Marcy didn't want to feel angry or jealous. And she didn't like feeling sad or embarrassed. Why couldn't she be happy all the time? Then one day when Marcy's feelings disappear, she learns that her feelings don't have to control her, and they might even have a function.
Maybe having all the feels might not be such a bad thing. And that one discovery? Well, it changes everything!
Author Allison Edwards is a professional councelor and registered play therapist who specializes in working with children and families.