The purpose of each page’s content is to stimulate talk about feelings and thoughts that are difficult and sometimes avoided. These feelings and thoughts can fester until one learns to deal with them.
Read each page together and ask questions. Examples would be “Do you sometimes feel that way?” “Can you think of a good thing that can come from that?” The objective is to view problems with an attitude that “Every cloud has a silver lining’ or at the very least, “This too shall pass”, or “It’s only a thought and a thought can be changed.”
All are empowering concepts that build a foundation for not letting “a loss” of something important to devastate. You can help your child be strong through difficult problems inevitable in life. Think of this situation as a, “teachable moment”. Use it and take advantage of it.