Imagine it's time for bed and your child is playing with their favorite blocks.
You cringe as you tell your child: "It's time to clean up and brush your teeth."
Your heart skips a few beats as you wait for the ear-piercing tantrum to begin. The screaming, the crying...until your child melts into a ball...all because they don't want to go to bed.
Children aren't born knowing how to process their emotions. Instead, they loose control and tantrum.
To prevent tantrums, children need to learn how to:
Calm down on their own.
Talk about how they feel.
Solve the problem.
How do we teach these skills to children in a way that it will actually work?
There are a million parenting experts teaching a million different ways to teach your child how to calm down.
Maybe you have tried some of them but Johnny is still melting down in the middle of Target because he wants that $1 cookie. You loose your patience, and end up yelling at him. Then you feel awful, embarrassed and annoyed.
Why can't he act like a perfect angel, like the other kids in the store?
Hi! My name is Jeana Kinne, an Early Childhood Specialist. I have a Masters Degree in Child Development and have worked for over 15 years with toddlers, preschoolers and their families.
As a Preschool Teacher, I know how frustrating it is when kids are melting down. The screaming, throwing things and not listening make us feel like we have lost control.
Soothing Sammyteaches young children, ages 3 through 8, how to calm down and problem-solve, so 99% of tantrums can be avoided!
Why is Soothing Sammy different then everything else?
Sammy teaches these skills to children in a way they understand, using a hands-on, engaging and easily implemented approach.
It doesn't just give you parenting strategies (which it does), but it actually teaches our children how to manage their own emotions!
"Soothing Sammy is such a great idea! I've only had it about a week, but my daughter (3 year old) took to the method immediately. I also love the resources that complement it. The additional e-book goes above and beyond in helping your child understand emotions and how to properly express them. Great for EVERY family!" - Michelle H.
1. Children's Book- The colorful photos and simple story is perfect for toddlers, preschoolers and elementary aged children. Sammy, a golden retriever, shows his friends, how to calm down with items he has in his home (such as drinking from a child's cup, using a washcloth to dampen their face, eating a crunchy snack and listening to a calming song).
2. Soothing Sammy Plush Dog (Golden Retriever)-Using an empty box or container, follow the directions in the back of the book to construct a "Sammy house" for this plush dog. Fill it with household items discussed in the children's book. When your child feels upset, redirect them to the Sammy house to calm down (just like the children in the book did).Sammy the plush dog:
Meets and exceeds all US safety Standards for children ages 2 years old and up.
Is Machine Washable
Measures 11.5"L x 3.5"W x 10"H
3. Emotions & Feelings Activity E-Book- These playful activities teach children the vocabulary to describe how they feel.
These activities also teach simple academic concepts that prepare children for Kindergarten.
"Excited vs. Surprised"
"Sunny Side Up"
and so much more!
* All materials to complete these activities are typically found in at home (no need to buy more stuff to complete these activities).
HOW DOES IT WORK?
This three-part Sammy set teaches children (ages 3-8) how to manage their feelings in a positive way.
Like when your daughter wanted to wear the yellow shorts.
The problem was... the yellow shorts had juice spilled all over them and were in the laundry pile.
You take a step back as you wait for her flailing tantrum to start.
Out of the corner of your eye you see the Sammy postcard (that came with the set) and think, "It's worth a try!"
You hold up the postcard and your child's eyes light up.
Immediately, she takes a deep breath and walks over to the Sammy house she built.
She remembers what she read in the Sammy story and uses the items in the box to calm down.
She gives the soft Sammy plush dog a big squeeze.
A few minutes later she is calm.
You can tell that she is thinking of something.
She walks over to you and says: "Okay mom, if I can't wear them now, can I wear them when they are clean?"
Shocked, you say "YES!" and quietly thankSoothing Sammyfor teaching your child how to calm down and problem-solve instead of tantrum!
No more screaming, no more melt downs...
Everyone Needs This Set!
"Parenting is hard work! Children do not come with instructions, so knowing how to handle their emotional needs is so hard. Thanks to Soothing Sammy I am better equipped to help my children through their melt-downs and tantrums. Since grabbing this set I have seen not only a difference in my children but a difference in how I handle them in the hard moments. I definitely recommend this set to every parent." - Stephanie
Why does Sammy work?
Imagine you're at the very end of your workday and you are late picking up your child from daycare. Your boss hands you a file that needs IMMEDIATE attention and he won't take no for an answer.
Your heart starts to race because if you don't pick up Charlotte from daycare in 10 minutes, you will get stuck with the $25 late charge and that dreaded phone call from her annoyed teacher.
You scramble to call your mother-in-law to see if she can pick her up.
You want to scream...but you can't.
When your child has a meltdown, they are feeling the same way.
But .... you didn't yell and bite your boss.
Instead, you were able to come up with a solution. You found someone to pick up your child while sipping your green smoothie in hopes to calm your nerves.
So why is your child flailing on the floor?
Over your lifetime, you learned how to calm down!
Humans are not born with the skills to process our emotions properly.
Did you know that over 90 different emotions have been identified?
A 3 year old has between 300-500 words.
Should we expect our kids to identify and describe all of their feelings? Ninety emotion words is one quarter of their total vocabulary!
And here is the other issue: the part of our brain in charge of problem solving (the prefrontal cortex) isn't fully developed until we are 25 years old!
Children are still learning how to manage their emotions, problem solve and communicate their feelings.
For only $32.95, your child can learn how to calm down without throwing a tantrum!
Yes, you heard that right!
For less then the cost of a casual meal out, Soothing Sammy will teach your child these important skills through hands-on, engaging activities.
Soothing Sammy works like magic!
"I read the Sammy book to my kids every night. When one of them gets upset, they remember the story and grab something from their Sammy house. My son likes to jump on the green square and my daughter chooses to smell our lavender towel. Of course, hugging Sammy helps too!" - Carolina
What if your child could tell you why they feel upset instead of screaming and crying?
Compare the cost of Soothing Sammy to hiring a professional parenting coach.
They are expensive.
Costing you hundreds of dollars a month.
And worse they are never there when you need them.
You Now Have A Choice
You can continue to live on the edge, waiting for your child to have their next tantrum.
Or put off saving money for your child's college education because you're investing thousands in a parenting coach (who your mother-in-law also complains about because she didn't need a parenting coach in her day).
Or you can buy right now, for less than the cost of a new outfit, a program that will teach your child calm down skills that will help them throughout their entire lives!
As a BONUS, your child will learn Kindergarten Readiness concepts by completing the Emotions and Feelings Activities!
"We put together Sammy’s House and I’m so excited to have tools on hand and a plan for my boys when their emotions are out of control. As a matter of fact, just tonight, my 2 year old was getting upset because he was having a hard time climbing onto a chair and felt "stuck." My 6 year old ran over to him with the family photo from Sammy's house and said: "Here brother! Do you want to look at this picture and calm down?"I can already tell this program is going to be a hit!" - Erin
About the Author: Jeana Kinne received her Masters Degree in Early Childhood Education and has over 16 years of experience working in a variety of positions within the Early Childhood field. She has worked as a Parent Educator, Preschool Director, and currently works with children with special needs. Jeana's goal is to provide families with solutions to common parenting concerns.
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