(EBOOK) [The Princess and the Fog]
As an adult that s lived with depression since i was very young i can say I was very young I can say confidence that this is by far one of the most accurate descriptions of depression and how to deal with it that I ve ever read It covers how radually a bad bout sets in So slowly that nobody really noticed at first and side effects such
as not being able to do the things that are usually enjoyable However my favorite part was when the princess not being able to do the things that are usually enjoyable However my favorite part was when the princess figures out how to talk about the fog and her parents take her to the castle Druid who brews some potions for her to try they also visit the wise elder who teaches her about the fog and helps her talk about it ie couseling This is such a Fifty Ways To Be Your Lover great way to normalize medication that helps with depression For years I feltuilty to take medication because of the stigmas attached to it I wish someone had normalized it for me when I was much youngerWhether you have a child that lives with depression or you re an adult that lives with depression I would highly recommend adding this sweet little book to your personal library It is reassuring to know that picture books about tough issues can be done and done well The Princess never named a subtle writing techniue to be inclusive had everything a little irl would want until the fog came Nobody noticed the fog until I used this book as a read aloud in an elementary classroom and it was spectacular ALL kids can relate to this book It really helped the kids to visualize problem solving the fog being the problem For example the King and ueen were desperately trying to help the Princess but they were shown in the illustrations trying to erase the problem blow it away blowing over and buying her presents As a society we DO try to fix our problems this way Students were able to see that this method of problem solving does not work In addition to iving students an opportunity to explore mental health by exploring what the fog is and why it is following the princess my students worked through methods for approaching problems and extend these methods into our classroom practice Talking about feelings and emotions with children is hard sometimes If children aren t sure where their
Feelings Come From And With Depression It come from and with depression it impossible to tell there s no easy way to help There are books upon books to help children deal with simple emotions like anger or Wyoming Strong (Wyoming Men, grief but nothing like this The Princess and the Fog casts no judgment on children or adults with depression it simply provides some manageable advice to help a child climb out and it does so beautifully There was a littleirl who lived in England not any little Arabian Nights girl though she was a princess The daughter of the King and ueen but she only knew them as mum and dad The princess had everything a littleirl could ever want and she was always happy She loved her friends Once upon a time there was a Princess She had everything a little irl could ever want and she was happy That is until the fog cameThe Princess and the Fog is picture book to help sufferers of depression aged 5 7 cope with their difficult feelings It uses vibrant illustrations a sense of humour and metaphor to create a relatable enjoyabl. ,
May see how symptoms might appear and how they can helpDisclaimer I received free copy from NetGalley in exchange for
An Honest Review The Most review the most book i ve seen thus far for children to clearly explain what depression is like a Really excellent depiction of depression Accurate and easy for kids to understand My favorite part is that the story doesn t end with her etting better her depression improves but it still returns from time to time The difference is she knows who to turn to for help now Loved the different depictions of methods to help with the fog sunshine outdoor activities and small achievable Wild Nights with Her Wicked Boss goals via the Adventurers medication via the Druid and therapy via the 1000 Year Old Wise Woman Plus the love and support of friends and family3 Very simple very excellent explanation of depression its causes or lack thereof and what can help to make it better I don t think I ve seen a better description that doesn t use sarcasticifs What I loved about The Princess and the Fog The metaphor of the fog for depression inexplicable not simply removable and external to the princess The princess parents want to just make the fog just Midsummer Night (Lady Julia Grey, go away and they are powerless to force it away The fog snuck in soradually that no one really noticed it at first not even the princess The book covers how the fog changes the princess energy levels mood concentration and ability to complete tasks The upward spiral for the princess includes fresh air exercise setting challenges for herself medication talking to wise counsel and time with friends The fog still comes back And the fact that the fog comes back does not negate all the ood of the actions of the upward spiral What I didn t love The princess is pretty rude to her friend who keeps coming back and inviting her to do things Given that THIS IS FOR SOME CHILDREN THEIR is for some children their depiction of a character with depression it s unfortunate that it suggests that a friend with depression might be rude or dismissive and that invitations to do things aren t helpful or will be received negatively For me being included by a friend to do something is very helpful even if my mood is still low when I do it The princess starts to et better when one friend asks her to talk and she talks and talks and talks and talks with lots of people For many people talking about their depression just keeps them in a rumination cycle and it doesn t help relieve the symptoms of depression I would have loved to see one page at the end showing the reaction of the princess s loved ones when her fog returnsnot only that she knows where to turn when the fog returns but that they know that she is not the fog and they will keep loving her and being her friend through the fogDespite not loving a few elements of the story I love love love that this book exists in the world. And carers by clinical paediatric psychologists Dr Melinda Edwards MBE and Linda Bayliss this book will be of immeasurable value to anyone supporting a child with or affected by depression including social workers psychologists psychiatrists counsellors arts therapists pastoral care workers and school staff as well as parents and carers.
Lloyd Jones · 7 ReadHe loved school she loved playing oing outside and even doing homework She loved to do all of these things that were all part of her everyday life until the fog came The fog came slowly not all at once Not many people noticed it at "first not even the princesses friends or her family But the process knew something was not " not even the princesses friends or her
family But the process knew something was not within her She But the process knew something was not within her She to dislike all of the things she usually loved to do playing with friends oing outside watching shows reading books and even having fun all seemed like no fun to the princess when the fog was over her By this point the king and ueen and the princesses friends had all begun to notice something was off with their princess so they began to talk about it with her At first the princess couldn t find the right words to say when they asked her what was wrong or how they could help her Eventually she found those words and even though talking didn t take the fog away completely talking to people about it helped the princess to feel much better When she talked with her parents about the fog they assured the princess that many People In The Kingdom Had in the kingdom had like hers so they took her to a castle where she could meet someone to help with her fog At the castle the princess learned that fogs happen to all sorts of people for all sorts of reasons and sometimes for no reason at all She learned that the she talked about her fog the better she felt and before she knew it the princess had started to loose the fog just as uickly as it had come to her Some of the major themes in this story are childhood obstacles courage depression the ability to overcome obstacles and hope I would highly recommend this book because it sheds bright light on a topic that is not only stigmatized but not often discussed among sufferers and their family members This book demonstrates the importance of talking about things when they aren t Lucy Carmichael goingreat teaching children to cope with things they are struggling with isn t always what makes those things better and this book provides multiple ideas of what to do for sufferers of childhood depression I personally wish I had read this book earlier in my life so that I could have had a heightened awareness about how to handle friends of mine who might have been struggling with something like childhood depression and or other mental illnesses It begins as do many ood stories Once upon a time there was a Princess This Princess was happy loved and content until the fog cameThis is a reat book for promoting understanding and for explaining depression in a way that children can relate It shows parents and teachers things to watch out for and will encourage children to talk about their feelings without judgement or fear of being thought sillyThe story is followed by a short One-Click Buy guide for parents and carers which tells them things they. E story that describes the symptoms of childhood depression while also providing hope that things canet better with a little help and support The story is also a Redeeming Claire great starting point for explaining depression to all children especially those who may have a parent or close family member with depressionWith an essentialuide for parents.