From divorce and parents arguing to feeling lucky and learning gratitude SOCIAL WORKER/COUNSELOR’S NEW CHILDREN’S SERIES TACKLES TOUGH ISSUES WHILE CELEBRATING LIFE’S MANY JOYS
Through the eyes of a child, everything is fresh and new and the world is full of possibilities. Take a walk with a four year old, and you’ll never look at the world the same again. Every little bug, crack, stick and leaf takes on new meaning as they look up at the adult at their side and ask, yet again, “Why?”
Answering questions about trees, bugs and flowers can be tricky enough to explain to a young child, but as they grow and ask harder questions, adults can be left speechless. Rebecca Perlman Coniglio, in her new children’s series Lily’s Little Life Lessons, can help make the task a little easier. With a Master’s degree from the Columbia University School of Social Work, certified as a school social worker and guidance counselor, and in private practice with children and adolescents, Coniglio helps share some of life’s lessons even the youngest of children can understand.
Book 1 of Lily’s Little Life Lessons introduces Lily and the gratitude she feels for the people in her life who are her greatest teachers. The second part of every book teaches a lesson, and in book one the lesson revolves around Lily’s lucky daddy. In Book 2 Lily shares the daily fun she has with her Nama, and how Lily and Nama make her Mommy feel like the luckiest girl. Lily learns a lesson about divorce in the second part of the book as she hears why her Nama and Papa don’t live together.
Lily’s Little Life Lessons shares teachable antidotes about:
• Father-daughter relationships - fathers, or a positive male role model, can help a young girl grow into a confident young woman
• Grandparents - they can be a source of love, trust and fun for children and gift to the parent as they watch the relationship grow
• Divorce - even young children can begin to understand some parents are married and some are divorced and if handled carefully the child doesn’t have to suffer consequences
• Feelings - learning to be thankful for what you do have instead of focusing on what you don’t
“I want to provide children with a strong character both boys and girls can relate to,” says Coniglio, “and empower them with the life lessons I’ve learned working with children and through the eyes of my own child.”
Rebecca Perlman Coniglio received her Master’s Degree from the Columbia University School of Social Work. She is a licensed clinical social worker in private practice and works with children, adolescents and young adults, ages 5-25, who are facing such issues as loss, anxiety, divorce and depression. Coniglio has also worked as an elementary guidance counselor and has served on several child study teams. She lives in New Jersey with her husband and their very lucky little girl, Lily.
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Lily’s Little Life Lessons is available in select Barnes and Nobles Book Stores, on www.barnesandnoble.com , www.amazon.com and http://www.mascotbooks.com/childrens-books/lilys-little-life-lessons .