Jesse is a powerful resource for parents and educators. Jesse True was created to help children learn that all feelings are OK and it's OK to feel. Jesse's "super power" is changing colors. We often associate colors with feelings, such as "feeling blue" or "red with anger." When Jesse feels something strongly, the energy he generates radiates a color that reflects his emotion. Jesse glows different colors based on different feelings.
The message Jesse gives children is that emotions, whether good or bad, are both natural and healthy. Suppressing feelings can lead to long term mental and health problems, such as behavioral issues, anxiety, depression, physical illnesses, and more. Children need to feel comfortable and confident in what they feel, in how to share their feelings, and properly deal with them. With that kind of emotional maturity, children have confidence in themselves and in their identity, and go on to become healthy adults.
Learning how to deal with feelings is critical for proper social and emotional development. Reason and consequence evolve as children grow, and they need guidance, encouragement, and support to help them navigate and develop their emotions.
A color chart is provided at the end of this book. As you read about Jesse's experiences, encourage your child to identify and discuss their feelings to see if they would feel the same. Use Jesse's stories to open a dialogue with your child, so that they can say what they think or feel, in a safe place, with you as a confidant.
FREE coloring pages are included in each story!
Empower your child to take control of their experiences, and to enjoy their feelings.