Create and Connect Side by Side (A Side-by-Side Book)
I try very hard each day to be open and available for my kids. I want them to feel like they can tell me anything, even if it may disappoint me. It helps that I talk openly about things I go through and struggle with (in an age-appropriate manner) because it opens the door to having a relationship that is built on sharing and trust.
The Mom and Me: An Art Journal to Share is a full-color art journal for moms and kids to color and draw together in and is designed to be a sharing experience. Mom and child can write each other letters, draw what scares them, imagine what they want to be when they are grown up, color a scene using only one favorite color, whatever their imaginations lead them to!
Mom and Me: An Art Journal to Share is filled with fun hand-lettering and artwork from Bethany Robertson along with creative prompts from licensed art therapist Lacy Mucklow. Mucklow offers up the best ways to communicate with a child through creating together; how to start an open conversation with your child; questions you can ask that will help generate thoughtful responses; and how to tailor the quality time so it’s still fun and engaging for your child.
About the Author: Lacy Mucklow (MA. ATR-BC, LPAT, LCPAT) is a registered, board certified, and licensed art therapist who has been practicing art therapy in the Washington, DC area since 1999. She has experience working with a variety of mental health populations and settings, including schools, home-based counseling, and hospitals with adolescents, families, and adults. Lacy holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology with a minor in Studio Art from Oklahoma State University, and a Master of Arts degree in Art Therapy from The George Washington University.
List Price: $ 12.99