LittleBLUEPRINT books give kids an actionable plan to help them handle a tricky situation. The books cover topics such as dealing with the death of a loved one, the loss of a pet, or the change in routine that comes after your parents get a divorce.
The series was created with the assistance of Dr. Dan Siegel, a world-renowned neuropsychiatrist, best-selling author, and professor of psychiatry.
The littleBLUEPRINT books can be purchased as ready made books or as books that can be customized with photos of your child and special friends or family members.
The personalized books are just $10 more than the ready made books, so I think this would be a nice way to create something meaningful for your child. I can see a book filled with photos of your child and his grandparent being something that could bring great comfort after a loss.
My son is a little too old for these books now, but I think the concept is a great one. I like that the books give specific suggestions for things kids can do to take control of a situation, such as planting flowers in a garden to honor a loved one who has passed or making plans to spend special time with each parent after the divorce.
There’s also a page in the back of the book where the child can write down his own ideas, which further encourages a proactive attitude towards life’s challenges.
Visit the littleBLUEPRINT website to see previews of each book or to order a story for your child. You can also purchase gift certificates in $25, $50, $100, and $200 increments.
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