“The Ottersons’ Eruption” is Dr. Donna Housman’s third book in the book series “ECSELent Adventures with Hemmy and Shemmy” for children ages from 4 through 8 intended to show children that everyone has emotions, and all emotions are valid. We can work actively to manage our strong feelings such as anger, to feel better, and be the bosses of our emotions.
Parents, educators, and caregivers are vital in helping children learn how to express and regulate their strong emotions. Children must and can be taught that to co-regulate and self-regulate their strong emotions..
- Social-Emotional Focus: This book can help children begin to discuss important SEL topics such as appropriate emotion expression, emotion regulation, and causes for emotions like anger.
- Reader Notes, Tips, and Guiding Questions: “The Ottersons’ Eruption” contains tips for readers when talking about expressing and managing feelings of anger with young children and over 20 guiding questions for social-emotional learning.
- Book Series: “The Ottersons’ Eruption” is the third book in the book series “The ECSELent Adventures of Hemmy and Shemmy” and was selected by the Children’s Book Council for their Spring Showcase, 2023.
Dr. Donna Housman has spent her professional career in the world of early childhood development and education. Believing that it is far easier to prevent than repair, Dr. Housman founded Housman Institute, along with its lab school and early childhood development center, based on emotional foundations of learning and cognition and informed by research in neuroscience, child development, and early education. Seizing the opportunity to inform the architecture of the brain in the earliest years, her Emotional, Cognitive, and Social Early Learning (ECSEL) approach promotes healthy brain development and a positive sense of self by fostering the building blocks of emotional intelligence starting from birth.
Dr. Housman has trained thousands of early childhood educators, children, and families in her ECSEL approach while being a consistent source of vital counsel and guidance for families and educators on young children’s social and emotional development.