Sam's Big Secret
Story and Tools by Dr. Stephanie Margolese, Ph.D.
Sam has a BIG SECRET. He is embarrassed that a brave turtle, like him, is terrified of water. Whenever he approaches a river, Sam has trouble breathing, his heart pounds quickly, and his body shakes. Sam thinks something terrible is going to happen. So he hides in his shell to calm down. The more Sam avoids the water and makes excuses to his friends, the bigger his fear grows and the worse he feels. Sam realizes he has let FEAR take control of his life. He is determined to overcome his fear. Through his journey, Sam uses different strategies that allow him to gradually face and conquer his fear.
The book includes a detailed section that explains fear and 7 coping tools.
- Full color illustrations.
- 8.5 x 8.5 inches, soft cover.
- Great for class or as a family resource book.
- Simple concepts that can be understood by children 4 and up.
- Practical tools that can easily be introduced at home, school or as part of therapy.
- An amazing gift for all children!
Dr. Stephanie Margolese
Dr. Stephanie Margolese is a clinical psychologist who specializes in assessing and treating children, adolescents, and their families. She has worked in the Child Psychiatry Outpatient Department at the Jewish General Hospital since 2001. Dr. Margolese is an Assistant Professor (joint) (professional)
in the Department of Psychology and the Department of Psychiatry at McGill University. She is also the author of When Monkey Lost His Smile. Other collaborations include A Spot of Blue and The Tiger in My Chest. www.drstephaniemargolese.com
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