Jerilyn Marler's children's book, "Lily Hates Goodbyes," is a must have for children with a parent in the military and also for elementary school counselors.
Lily's father is in the military and is gone for days. Lily struggles with this and is angry and sad. Lily's feelings are validated by her mother and her mother helps her to cope with her feelings in appropriate ways.
This book is a cute story that is beautifully illustrated that children will love to read. The coping mechanisms that Lily and her mother utilize in the story could be used by the reader or could be great talking points to try and come with coping mechanisms that may work better for the reader. I like how Lily experiences different emotions throughout the story as this can help the reader to identify feelings that he or she may be experiencing and realize that it is not wrong or unusual to be experiencing these feelings.
A great story and great resource to utilize!
*I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for a honest review.*