As adults – we all know the world feels a little scary right now, for children – it is hard to understand this new world or express how they feel during this crazy time, so Fi decided to create a journal just for them!
Writing down thoughts and fears is a great way for parents to understand how their children feel, and a great way of ‘letting out’ the upset. Stress and anxiety can cause major disruption to sleeping patterns, something Fi is familiar with in her role as a Child sleep consultant.
As a mum of two little ones born less than a year apart, Fi Star-Stone knows that parenting isn’t always easy. Her gentle techniques and approachable manner are popular with families and celebrities worldwide. She provides free childcare advice via her website childcareisfun.co.uk and social media, and has helped 1000s of families without charge.
Fi has been working with children and families for over 25 years: her qualifications include a Degree in Childhood and Youth studies, an NNEB in Nursery nursing, and a Diploma in Childhood studies. Her bestselling book ‘The Baby Bedtime Book – Say Goodnight to Sleepless Nights’ and ‘The Wide Awake Kids club’ has been helping parents to give their little ones the gift of happy sleep worldwide and now Fi hopes this journal ‘My Thinky Thoughts’ will help kids communicate, write down their feelings, and feel less anxious and stressed during this tricky time.
Fi says, “As a parenting advisor to parents around the world, one thing I’ve encouraged is getting kids to talk about how they feel, and if they don’t feel like talking – then to write! With this in mind – I created a simple ‘thinky-thoughts’ journal for kids everywhere to write down the good, the bad, and the ugly times of lockdown during this global pandemic.”
Star-Stone now hopes her journal will help kids feel less anxious and stressed during the COVID-19 lockdown, by writing down their thoughts and feelings.
The new book ‘Thinky Thoughts' journal is suitable for children aged between 5 and 12 and is available here from Amazon in print only format, for just £3.99.