Lisa Qualls, Author of 'The Connected Parent'
Kids will see themselves in the pages of this book! And caregivers will find new tools to keep their mornings from falling apart. Riley the Brave Makes it to School is a book children will love and caregivers will read with recognition and relief. Kids will feel understood and supported in their big feelings during transitions. After all, it's even hard for Riley to go to school some days. Parents will be empowered to try new ways of approaching these moments with playfulness, acceptance, compassion, and empathy as modeled by Riley's safe big critters. The Afterword (for grown-ups) is packed with information and practical tools. I highly recommend this insightful, realistic, and encouraging book for kids and caregivers alike.
Kendra Morris-Jacobson, MA, Director of Oregon Post-Adoption Resource Center
We all have rough mornings. Smooth out the wrinkles with Riley the Brave! This story and the educational afterword provide a brain boost of empathy, connection, and fun!
Terry Ball, Executive Director, Maryland Association of Elementary School Principals
A wonderful story tackling real-life issues - this book is a gift for parents and early childhood teachers everywhere.