Can I stop my child's next meltdown before it starts?

My three-year-old would throw a tantrum when it was time for lunch, even when I prepared her favorite meal (macaroni and cheese). She didn't want to stop playing! 

Sometimes I would give-in and bring lunch to her, even though I wanted her to learn to eat at the table. 

Other times I listened to the ear-piercing screams, hoping my neighbors couldn't hear them. I was frustrated, tired and unsure of what to do....until I discovered Soothing Sammy.

Yesterday, she was playing with her favorite yellow shovel in the sandbox when I asked her to come inside for lunch. I froze as I saw her nose cringe, knowing the screaming was about to begin.

Out of the corner of my eye I saw Soothing Sammy and thought, "It's worth a try!"  

I said "Sammy Time" and her eyes lit up. Immediately, she took a deep breath and walked over to the Sammy house she built. 

She remembered what she read in the Sammy story and used the items in the box to calm down. She gave the soft Sammy plush dog a big squeeze. 

Magically, a few minutes later she was calm. I could tell that she was thinking. 

She said, "Okay. Can I play in the sandbox again after I eat?"

Shocked, I said "Yes!" and quietly thanked Soothing Sammy for teaching her how to calm down and communicate instead of tantrum! 

This is an example of a story we hear from mothers all of the time!

You see, children aren't born knowing how to respond to their BIG feelings. It is up to us to show them how. 

Your Child Can:

* Calm down (instead of scream). 

* Communicate their feelings (instead of give dirty looks). 

* Solve the problem (instead of stomp away).

With Soothing Sammy, it is possible!

"Before we got Sammy, my daughter became very emotional when she was upset. Then the magic happened... I purchased Soothing Sammy and just by saying "Sammy Time," she calmed down by herself, without me intervening. (As a mom of three this is huge!) It's so wonderful to have more positive interactions with my daughter again!" - Jennifer

"Soothing Sammy" Simple 4-Step Solution:

1. Read Children's Book

In the story, children visit Sammy, a golden retriever who shows them how to calm down using typical household items (such as a ball to squeeze or a washcloth to dampen.) 

2. Build Sammy's House

Use an empty container to construct a "Sammy house" for Sammy, the plush dog. Fill it with items discussed in the children's book that you can find around your home.

3. Create Sammy's Corner

Use the PDF printouts to  create a "Sammy Time" corner for your new Sammy house. Redirect your child to visit Sammy and his home when they need to calm down.

4. Play Feelings Activities

A 200 page book is filled with activities and behavior tips! The playful activities teach children new feelings words while also teaching preschool math, language and motor skills. 


"I've never seen my son calm down so fast. It was a major improvement for us. Thank you!!!

- Amy

What's Included:

1. Children's Book - The colorful photos and simple story is perfect for toddlers, preschoolers and elementary aged children.  

 2. Soothing Sammy Plush Dog (Golden Retriever) -  Meets and exceeds all US safety Standards for children ages 2 years old and up.It's machine washable and measures 11.5" x 3.5" x 10" 

 3. Sammy Music (MP3 Version): Enjoy 3 Sammy Songs that teach your children that Sammy is their friend!

4.Emotions & Feelings Activity Book - Teaches children how to identify feelings in themselves and others through play. It also includes learning games and activities that support positive experiences during everyday routines (shopping, cleaning, eating, etc.)

 5. Soothing Sammy Curriculum E-Book (Digital PDF) -  Introduce Sammy to children in a way they will remember what it is for. Includes Sammy corner print-outs, coloring pages and sensory activities.


"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 not only seen 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 Soothing Sammy Work?

Hi, my name is Jeana Kinne, the author of Soothing Sammy. I received my Masters Degree in Early Childhood Education and have worked with toddlers, preschoolers and their families for over 18 years! As a Preschool Teacher, I know how frustrating it is when your little one boards the train to meltdown city. 

I created Soothing Sammy so children could learn how to manage their feelings in a positive way, in the way they learn the best! Children learn best when they can see, hear and touch something!  Sammy's multi-sensory approach to learning makes it easy for toddlers and preschoolers to remember calm down skills!

When children see and hear the Sammy story, they will remember what calm down items are used for.  When they put their own items in the house, they feel like they are in control of their own calm down techniques. 

For the past 3 years, Soothing Sammy has been used at home and in schools to teach children how to calm down in a positive way by teaching children how to take a break, calm down, communicate their feelings and problem solve. 

Next time your child is upset, ask them, "Do you need some Sammy Time?" and watch their eyes light up as they race to get support from Sammy and his house. 


"Soothing Sammy is such a great idea! I've only had it about a week, but my 3 year old took to the method immediately. 

I also love the resources that complement it. It helps her understand emotions and how to properly express them. 

"Soothing Sammy" is great for EVERY family!" 

- Michelle (mother of 3 year old)

How Does Our Sensory System Calm Kids Down?

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 don'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!

You see.. 

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.

Teaching them simple calm down and problem solving skills is a must. 

More importantly, we need to teach our young kids how to use these skills in a way they understand.

For only $49.99, 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.

 You Now Have A Choice:

You can continue to live on the edge, waiting for your child to have their next tantrum. 


You can buy Soothing Sammy 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 while completing the Soothing Sammy Activity Guide!

What if your child could tell you why they feel upset instead of screaming and crying? 


"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

Are you ready?

About the Author: 

I received my Masters Degree in Early Childhood Education and have spent over 16 years of experience working in a variety of positions within the Early Childhood field. 

I have worked as a Parent Educator, Preschool Director, and currently work with children with special needs. 

My goal is to provide families with solutions to common parenting concerns.

Sammy, a golden retriever, was inspired by my sweet golden retriever, Kona.