Melbourne, FL (PRWEB) August 9, 2009
With school days just a few short weeks away, a Melbourne, Florida, mom suggests a new item for the back-to-school checklist - a comfort doll.
Comfort dolls can ease separation anxiety for pre-schoolers and kindergarten-bound children," says Lori Reader, president of Loveable Look-a-Like, which manufactures customizable dolls.
Psychologists agree. "Holding a doll with a familiar face is one way to relieve stress and promote comfort. When a child can tuck a soft-cotton doll with mommy's or daddy's face imprinted on it into a backpack, or hug it at nap time, the child is more likely to feel reassured by the sense of a parent or loved one," says Dr. Diane Kramer, founder of PeakSkills Learning Systems, Inc. (Melville, NY).
Linda Martin, PhD, adds that "Loveable Look-a-Like dolls are a novel and creative solution to the age-old problem of separation anxiety."
"If you've ever seen the anguish on a mother's face when she has to peel a crying child off her body and leave him at daycare or kindergarten, you'll understand why I invented Loveable Look-a-Likes," adds Ms. Reader, who drew on her own mothering experience to create a line of soft, personalized dolls. When Ms. Reader's four children were little, they all wanted her to snuggle with her at bedtime. As she moved from bed to bed, they always begged for more time. One day inspiration struck, and the first Loveable Look-a-Like doll was born.
"Having a personalized doll with a familiar face helps ease separation anxiety, as well as bedtime tears and fears," Ms. Reader explains. "It also offers an added level of reassurance to children in times of divorce, parent business trips, hospitalization, adoption, military deployment and loss of a family member." For added comfort, these dolls also may be customized with a re-recordable voice chip allowing parents to add a special message, such as "I love you," or "Have a great day," in their own familiar voice.
To learn more about Loveable Look-a-Like Dolls, please visit http://www.Lovablelookalike.com, or call 321-288-3873 for additional information. Reporters are welcome to call publicist Donna Anselmo at 321-622-4138.
Contact: Donna Anselmo