On the 1st day of Christmas, our true love gave to us…Stacey Shapiro!
📚Title of Book: Jay's Horrible Day
Stacey B. Shapiro is from New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Since 1999, Stacey B Shapiro has been counseling and coaching children, teens, and families. She is a trauma-trained Play Therapist, Social Worker, Energy Practitioner, and Hypnotherapist. Stacey specializes in trauma, anxiety, and people who are highly sensitive and/or empaths. Her extensive work history includes teaching at the University level and in the community. She has two children and was inspired by her younger child to write this book, based on a true story. For more information about her counseling practice visit www.staceybshapiro.com. For more information about her transformational coaching practice visit www.awarenesscoachingllc.com.
Jay's Horrible Day is a children's book about a six-year-old boy who experiences racism and discrimination at his day camp. In the book, Jay shares his feelings after being rejected because of his skin color. Coping skills and caring adults guide Jay as he finds ways to deal with what happened.
This book is designed to help parents, therapists, and teachers explain racism and discrimination to young children. It can be used as a tool to prepare children for similar experiences. In addition, this book helps all children understand that racism exists, even if they do not experience it themselves. Jay's story encourages empathy so children will learn how hurtful discrimination can be. Hopefully, they will begin to think before acting.
"Racism. There. Let's just say it. How many times do we skirt around the issue with kids? In this magical and amazingly useful children's book, Stacey's character experiences the pain and hurt feelings of being rejected because of skin color. She offers real-life useful tools to help. One is within my expertise, of subtle energy. Yes! A child in pain can visualize a loving armor around them. This book is for all kids, parents, and the educational system."
Cyndi Dale is an author of 30 international books about energy healing, including Energy Healing for Trauma, Stress & Chronic Illness.
"Unfortunately, Black and Brown children may experience racism and discrimination from a very early age. This book is a good way to start having some of those tough conversations with preschool and early elementary-aged school children. For children who may have already experienced racism and discrimination, the book offers ways to explore and process their feelings, as well as learn some coping techniques."
Kadesha Adelakun, LCSW, RPT-S, PMH-C, is a Cultural and Racial Diversity, Play Therapy Consultant, International Speaker, and Trainer.
Being Black, Jay’s Horrible Day really hits home for me. This is a “Must Read” in today’s society especially due to the book banning and the removal of true American History. Jay’s Horrible Day brings reality right into the present with many gifts and tools to work with. It’s a wholesome and comprehensive journey into how it feels to be treated as and seen as different. Both children and adults should have this book in their library! I Love It!"
Hanakia Zedek is an International Teacher, Speaker, Guide, and Author who provides cutting-edge training.