The Bear Inside
Author: Peter Mortola and Mark Molchan
We all have a bear inside. Sometimes the bear will act in ways that hurts others, biting someone at preschool, hitting our sibling, or using vicious words to attack someone on Facebook. Of course, we want our children to control this aggressive, inner bear. But sometimes, we need our bear to help us. We want our children to be appropriately assertive when confronted by a bully, when they are facing unhelpful peer pressure, or even when they are trying to score a goal in soccer. Clearly, coming to terms with “the bear inside” is important work for any growing child. This book was written to help children, parents, teachers and counselors do just that.
Peter Mortola says: We need to help kids learn that aggressive energy can be both hurtful and helpful. “The Bear Inside” is a new illustrated children’s book which assists parents, teachers, and counselors with this conversation.
Violet Oaklander says: "This delightful book will help children feel a stronger sense of self and learn how to deal with strong feelings."