Donna Gradstein

I Can Handle It
  • I Can Handle It

  • Susan Jeffers, author of the world-renowned classic of personal development Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway, along with Donna Gradstein, now show parents and care-givers a very effective way of building confidence in children. They present 50 heart-warming stories showing children ages 3 to 7 "handling" many difficult situations that confront children today - such as teasing by other children...or losing a favorite toy...or fear of the dark...or upset about a parent's divorce...and much more."No matter what happens, I can handle it!" is the powerful phrase that is repeated throughout. Ultimately, as the various stories unfold, the child learns that ALL difficulties in life can be handled in a powerful and loving way.

    The I Can Handle It lesson is made even more effective by the excellent guide for parents that Susan presents at the beginning of the book.She demonstrates how the stories can provide a wonderful springboard for creating meaningful communication with our children.At a time when parents are often inundated with contradictory information about what we should or should not be doing, I Can Handle It provides a refreshingly easy way to engage with and empower our kids.And, as an added benefit, as we teach our children they can handle anything that comes their way, we teach ourselves as well. A wonderful lesson to learn at any age!

Donna Gradstein is an author, attorney and mother of five. She currently lives with her husband and her younger children in Santa Barbara, California.

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