How would it have felt if your parents had said....
"Your anger is important to me, tell me about your pain." or "Your sadness is sacred, what do you need right now?"
How might that have shaped you differently? Who might you have become if your feelings -especially the dark ones- had been welcomed instead of shunned.
A human being is a human feeling. I feel therefore I am.
To learn from a young age how to navigate emotional terrain is the most important skill a child can have. This is what creates a resilient and successful adult. Teaching a child to notice, identify & map their feelings is the greatest contribution we can make to their well being.
This is where SuzieQ comes in...
...because kids can't run or hide their BIG feelings and those feelings have the power to affect your child's happiness and sense of self.
After all, feelings determine whether kids try out for the team, put their hands up in class and take a chance in life.
Feelings decide if kids argue and disconnect from friends and family or find ways to reconnect and restore.
Feelings affect how kids handle disappointment, do they give up or keep going in the face of adversity.
Feelings affect if kids rage, tantrum and suffer inside or speak up and ask for what they need.
SuzieQ is an Emotionally Intelligent Learning tool for Kids, Parents, Teachers and Therapists.
Research shows, there is a small window of opportunity for us to build an emotional foundation for our kids, a critical timeframe when the neural pathways are being formed.
All of us have felt shame, disrespect, frustration and anger. Think about how hard it was to move past those feelings. How stuck you felt. What would have meant to YOU and those around, if you could move past the feeling without emotionally shutting down, yelling or aggression?
When I personally learned how to tap into what was going on inside me, a shift occurred. I was no longer controlled by a feeling.
It became a game changer in MY life, for MY clients (big and little) and those in closest relationship to me.
How does SuzieQ work?
- SuzieQ's face is fully manipulatable. You can change the direction of his/her eyebrows and mouth to create a large variety of facial expressions so kids can visualize, communicate and discuss their feelings with you.
- SuzieQ comes with a backpack filled with 20 rich emotional words. Not basic words like happy, mad and sad but words like disappointed, afraid, lonely, left out and embarrassed. Words that help kids build a descriptive and robust emotional vocabulary.
- SuzieQ's emotional words are designed to stick to the part of the body the feeling resides. Feelings are somatic so in order to identify and process our feelings we must go into our body, not our head. This helps kids tap into their unconscious mind.
- SuzieQ comes with a 50 page beautifully illustrated book, the ultimate emotional guide for kids and parents alike. It's easy to read and supports a child's emotional awareness. The book ends with simple but powerful breathing exercises and meditations designed for kids.
SuzieQ was created for anyone who feels putting their emotions to the side is ok....'cause it’s not.
Because underneath our blanket at night, when we are alone, an inner voice speaks to us and it whispers.... "You can't do this...You're not smart enough...or good enough." it tells us "Pretend....they won't accept you as you are." or "Keep busy, distract yourself and whatever you do, don't feel. It hurts there."
We can find proof on every corner to support our disempowering feelings.
That’s why I’m asking for you to support this Kickstarter Campaign for SuzieQ.
This isn’t just a doll, it’s a movement...and if we stand together in this movement so that we can be real with what we feel, we will have a new world in front of us...and we will mirror a world that is a healthy for our kids ....and we will mirror a life that is amazing and free.
We all deserve that.
Please join me. Support this venture by choosing an option to your right that excites you and share this with anyone who wants to create a brave new world.
With Love and Reverence, Rhea
SuzieQ is Trademarked and has a Patent Pending
Risks and challenges
We have narrowed down manufacturers who will create the quality we need for a doll that can last a lifetime.
The final doll may have slight variations in the look, however nothing that takes away from the beauty, functionality or visual appeal of the doll.
Our final doll will become even more beautiful once it has been professionally created. Our goal is to have this doll in production and out to you in early part of 2018.
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