The 1st Family Feeling Guide

1st Family Feeling Guide
1st Family Feeling Guide


The 1st Family Feeling Guide by Maree Watkins is a book unlike the normal books that I have read. It goes through the  different emotions  that a child may experience like – Anger and disappointment and gives suggestions on how he can cope with his feelings.

There are many different feelings that one goes through on a daily basis. These feelings can be very overwhelming for an adult what more for a young child!!

To let the parent/ adult have a better understanding of how they can assist the child in dealing with the emotions they are facing.

The different types of feelings  which one may experience are categorized from A to Z . Starting with Anger and ending with Zero Tolerance.

For each feeling there is a story which depicts one or more members of the freaky family  in a scenario highlights the given emotion and what they do to resolve the problems they face.

The story is read aloud to the child and questions are  asked to create a dialogue with the child to express his feelings.  The child has to learn how to express himself so that he will not suffer from repressed feelings which may lead him to feel hopeless and even in the worst case scenario lead to manic depression.



My thoughts

This guide by Watkins shows the reader the importance of teaching the child how to internalize and understand the various different feelings that he may experience.  It teaches the child how to think through logically and approach the problem that he has on hand.

By using the members of freaky family Watkins makes it easier  the child reading the book with the parents to relate to the emotions associated with the  characters inside the book.

It also give the parent the chance to show the child how to deal with each feeling properly by teaching them the coping skills.

Do pick up a copy of the 1st Family Feelings guide  to read more about how to deal with the different types of feelings.


Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book for review. All opinions are 100% mine.

7 thoughts on “The 1st Family Feeling Guide”

  1. Being a mom and raising kids is not easy. We really need help and guide in understanding kid’s feeling. This book looks nice, I will check on this one.

  2. The book seem nice. Mukhang may mapupulot ako. Minsan, ang hirap to teach your child how to handle different emotions e. ang ending they just throw tantrums tuloy because thats the only outlet they know.

  3. This reminds me of the movie Inside Out. 🙂 I’d love to read this book to my two sons. I believe that teaching young kids about emotions is vital to help them understand themselves and other people they encounter.

  4. This seems to be a nice read. Initially, I thought of the movie Inside Out because of the different emotions you’ve mentioned. I like to read this and surely I will learn from the author.

  5. Motherhood is very challenging, being a mother we need this book to guide us and we need to teach our children different emotions and it effects. Looking forward to read this book soon.

  6. It sounds like a nice book. Nate’s different feelings and how he reacts to things around him is one of the most challenging phase for me right now. When he’s mad, he slaps the person right away, I think it’ll be a great guide for us.

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