Orange County, CA. (PRWEB) April 02, 2014
Generation –EQ, an Orange County, CA-based company is committed to providing solutions to aid in the development of emotional literacy in children. Pocket Full of Feelings (pff) is a tool that was founded by Dr. Ann Corwin Ph.D., M.Ed., also known as 'The Parenting Doctor', and Karin Lombardo, M.A. in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy to teach emotional literacy to children at home.
Emotional literacy is the ability to recognize, understand and effectively communicate how we are feeling. It allows a child to understand why they are feeling angry and teaches them a better way of handling those emotions. Feelings are inevitable and pff teaches children that what is most important is how they deal with their feelings.
“Pocket Full of Feelings was designed to help you, as parents, understand why your children are behaving the way they are and to also understand, as a child, why you feel a certain way and how you can express this feeling in a more appropriate and effective way,” says Karin Lombardo, Co-Founder of pff.
Since its introduction to the market in June 2013, pff has increased awareness of the importance of emotional literacy and the many benefits that come from raising an emotionally literate child, such as increased academic achievement and greater overall health and well-being. Lombardo expands on this, saying, “We have received so many testimonials; from mothers who were struggling with their child’s behavior to educators who saw the need for this tool in the classroom setting.”
With the rise of awareness coupled with the inception of pff, teachers and mothers alike are noticing a big difference in their children’s behavior, both in and outside of the classroom.
Ashley Cook, a mother of two loves the pff tool just as much as her kids, “They are loving it so much, that my daughter wants to bring it to school for show and tell! Also, all the resources are so valuable because it helps us as parents gain the verbiage to speak about feelings and most importantly how to deal with those feelings.”
Miss Dawn, a Preschool teacher at Great 'n Small Child Development Center in Oregon is pleased with how quickly her class (11 children aged three years to four years) is “really taking” to pff and expressing themselves with words. In her Monday morning class, she asked the children what kind of feelings they had at home that weekend, expecting 11 generic responses, she instead received “11 authentic responses that addressed six emotions: sad, angry, mad, frustrated, excited, happy and one child even mentioned two emotions within his narrative.”
Morales Jr. Xavier, a Social Worker with the Department of Family and Children Services in San Jose, CA uses Pocket Full of Feelings with his unit and keeps it handy for community use as well. Xavier has found that not only are the parents finding it extremely helpful in understanding their child’s behavior but the “majority of the group of kids really enjoy this, even the older kids who are ten to 14 years old.”
The usefulness of this pff speaks for itself. It is a gift that will keep on giving long after the children are grown and entering adult life. To purchase Pocket Full of feelings, the missing piece to the parenting puzzle or learn more about the company visit their website at http://www.pocketfulloffeelings.com.
Generation –EQ (GEN-EQ) is an Orange County, CA- based company committed to providing tools and solutions to aid in the development of emotional literacy, thereby affecting positive change for children, families, schools and communities. GEN-EQ strives to raise awareness as to the importance of emotional literacy, to the point that we become a society that prioritizes the teaching and development of emotional intelligence skills from early childhood.