Illustrated by Steven Botelho.
Sweet Honey Kisses for An Anxious Bear
is an adorable yet all-to-familiar tale of a young child, in this case Little Bear, feeling anxious and often-afraid of everyday experiences that seemed bigger than him. It also shines a light on how far a Mama Bear's love and gentle words can go, when she herself understands and encourages Little Bear to have a brave spirit and fierce mind as he takes on his day.
Writing Sweet Honey Kisses for An Anxious Bear
was a labour of love for author Christine Fishman, moved by her own son's challenges with paediatric anxiety and driven by her desire to make a difference in the children's mental health field. She hopes the conversations that evolve from this little story will have a meaningful impact both at home and in the classroom, and encourage children, families, and educators to speak openly about children's mental health in a thoughtful and relatable way to foster ongoing healing and growth.