Are you getting questions from your child like “Why doesn’t any of my friends have two Daddy’s like me?”, “Why does he have two Mommy’s, and not a mom and a dad?”, “Am I different, because I only have a Mommy?” These are some very difficult conversations to have with adults, let alone a child.
Use our books from our ExtraOrdinary series to assist you in starting the mindfulness conversation needed to answer these types of questions.
In “ExtraOrdinary Family” Skylar just wants to tell everyone how ordinary her life is with her little brother Cole and their two Mom’s. However, Cole just feels like Sky needs a little “Extra” assistance with their ordinary family’s story.
Join Skylar and Cole on their cute and humorous journey on how it’s ok if your family dynamics looks different from others. No matter how your family is made, love, and be proud of your beautiful ExtraOrdinary Family!
How to use this book as a mindful conversation starter:
• Create a calming/positive environment to read the book together.
• Ask discovery questions to assist with seeing where your child’s emotions are on this topic.
o What do you think about the book, and about Skylar and Cole’s moms and uncles?
o Do you know of a different type of family dynamic that’s missing from the book?
• Actively listening to their answers will allow them the confidence and freedom to explore their own thoughts and feelings.
• When the questions are done, provide your emotions/thoughts on the same questions asked.
o Acknowledge and talk through the similarities and differences in your thoughts.
Use the book to focus on the characters and their situations. As a parent you can use that change of perspective to tie in your family’s principles and philosophies.