Eileen Kennedy-Moore, PhD

AUTHOR, PSYCHOLOGIST, SPEAKER

What About Me?

12 Ways to Get Your Parents’ Attention (Without Hitting Your Sister)

Eileen Kennedy-Moore
& Mits Katayama (illus.)
(Parenting Press, or for ages 3-8)
ISBN: 978-1884734861

About the Book

When a young boy sees his parents preoccupied with his sister, the baby, and daily chores, he wonders, “What About Me?” This charming and compassionate picture book offers children positive choices for coping with feelings of jealousy or being left out. It deftly handles the issue of sibling rivalry by showing how every child can learn kind, helpful, and creative ways to get loving attention. For parents, it’s also a gentle reminder to catch kids “being good.”

Awards

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Teacher Guide (pdf)   Author Interview

Praise from Experts

“I loved this book as it teaches parents and children alike that communication is the key to a healthy relationship..” - Nanny Deb from Nanny 911 “A charming, rhyming invitation to children to consider new ways to become helpful members of the family team.” - Adele Faber & Elaine Mazlish, authors of How To Talk So Kids Will Listen “A pure joy--and also quite instructional without seeming to be so.” - Edward Hallowell, MD, author of Delivered from Distraction “This book will help a child learn empathy. We are happy to recommend it.” - Dr. William and Martha Sears, co-authors of The Discipline Book

Praise from Reviewers

“An ideal addition to child counselor, family, school, and community library collections…very highly recommended for all little readers and parents hoping to instill responsibility in their children’s character and conduct.” The Children’s Bookwatch, Midwest Book Review “A fun book with a serious message for kids... a book to read over and over... It's a must-have.” Parents and Kids: A Guide To Smart Parenting From Baby To Preteen, Boston, MA "Such a great tool…to use to conquer sibling rivalry.” Red Tricycle: Pint Sized News for Savvy Grown-Ups "The core message of this book: to equip the children with options to express their needs without resorting to undesirable/unpleasant/unacceptable behavior simply because they didn't know how else to go about it. I liked the clear, practical, and straightforward actions suggested for the kids which they can start incorporating immediately,…After the very first read, my five-year-old was confident about the effectiveness of the suggested approaches through her interactions with us. And, the two-year-old is beginning to get the message..” The Joy of My Life Blog

Praise from Readers

“The main character is cute but mischevious, like a real kid! My boys love this book. But what's really impressive about "What About Me?" is that it teaches children an important life skill without ever lecturing or preaching." “A really useful and entertaining book for children of all ages. My 2-year-old is captured by the rhymes and rhythm on each page and enjoys the illustrations as well. She "reads" the book to herself, using the illustrations to remind her of the "right" ways to get my attention.”  

What About Me?

12 Ways to Get Your Parents’ Attention (Without Hitting Your Sister)

Eileen Kennedy-Moore
& Mits Katayama (illus.)
(Parenting Press, or for ages 3-8)
ISBN: 978-1884734861

About the Book

When a young boy sees his parents preoccupied with his sister, the baby, and daily chores, he wonders, “What About Me?” This charming and compassionate picture book offers children positive choices for coping with feelings of jealousy or being left out. It deftly handles the issue of sibling rivalry by showing how every child can learn kind, helpful, and creative ways to get loving attention. For parents, it’s also a gentle reminder to catch kids “being good.”

Awards

wam_awards

Teacher Guide (pdf)   Author Interview

Praise from Experts

“I loved this book as it teaches parents and children alike that communication is the key to a healthy relationship..” - Nanny Deb from Nanny 911 “A charming, rhyming invitation to children to consider new ways to become helpful members of the family team.” - Adele Faber & Elaine Mazlish, authors of How To Talk So Kids Will Listen “A pure joy--and also quite instructional without seeming to be so.” - Edward Hallowell, MD, author of Delivered from Distraction “This book will help a child learn empathy. We are happy to recommend it.” - Dr. William and Martha Sears, co-authors of The Discipline Book

Praise from Reviewers

“An ideal addition to child counselor, family, school, and community library collections…very highly recommended for all little readers and parents hoping to instill responsibility in their children’s character and conduct.” The Children’s Bookwatch, Midwest Book Review “A fun book with a serious message for kids... a book to read over and over... It's a must-have.” Parents and Kids: A Guide To Smart Parenting From Baby To Preteen, Boston, MA "Such a great tool…to use to conquer sibling rivalry.” Red Tricycle: Pint Sized News for Savvy Grown-Ups "The core message of this book: to equip the children with options to express their needs without resorting to undesirable/unpleasant/unacceptable behavior simply because they didn't know how else to go about it. I liked the clear, practical, and straightforward actions suggested for the kids which they can start incorporating immediately,…After the very first read, my five-year-old was confident about the effectiveness of the suggested approaches through her interactions with us. And, the two-year-old is beginning to get the message..” The Joy of My Life Blog

Praise from Readers

“The main character is cute but mischevious, like a real kid! My boys love this book. But what's really impressive about "What About Me?" is that it teaches children an important life skill without ever lecturing or preaching." “A really useful and entertaining book for children of all ages. My 2-year-old is captured by the rhymes and rhythm on each page and enjoys the illustrations as well. She "reads" the book to herself, using the illustrations to remind her of the "right" ways to get my attention.”