Not typical of your one hundred page book addressing all the Freudisms associated with children’s behavior, ‘Please Don’t Yell at We’ takes an elementary, non-threatening and humoristic look at the ins and outs of the many things that children do. Whether you are two or ninety-two, this vibrantly illustrated easy to read book, with a Dear Parents letter sharing the author’s personal story, will make you smile, reminisce about your childhood and reflect on how you and others around you react to the actions of children. With quotes like, “…helps parents to remember to pause and reflect on the fact that as they learn and have fun, kids are simply and sincerely, just being kids.” from child social services worker Elise Cooper and a forward by child psychologist Dr. Terry Henderson, ‘Please Don’t Yell at We’ gets two thumbs up from parents and children alike. Just a sample of what’s to come, author Sabrina Carter not only explores the impact and triggers associated with yelling in her first book, but also seeks to open up the lines of communication between parents and children in the second book, ‘Please Won’t You Listen to Me’ followed by a reality check for us all on who and what’s really important with the third and final book in the series titled, ‘Please Spend a Little Time with Me.’
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About the Author
Sabrina Carter is a wife and mother who currently resides in New Jersey with her husband and two children. Born in Maryland, Sabrina was raised the youngest of two girls to a single mother. In an effort to provide for her children, Sabrina’s mother joined the army, leaving the then 6 year old Sabrina and her sister to live with their grandmother. It was during these early years that she discovered writing as a way to escape her circumstances and express the longings for her mother and the desires for the father that she would never know. Seeking a different kind of escape, Sabrina replaced writing with a love of math and science and in 1995, graduated from Rutgers University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering. Sabrina went on to pursue a career in technology consulting, but her passion for writing would quickly be reignited when in 2004, after returning home from work, she was greeted by her four year old daughter who came home from pre-school and revealed that she hated her hair. Heartbroken Sabrina set out to find a creative way to help her daughter deal with her fragile self image. Starting first with a poem written late one night, she read it to her daughter and to her welcome surprise, it put a smile on her face. Each night as Sabrina read the poem, her daughter seemed to become more comfortable with her hair. After two months of watching her daughter develop a more positive self image, Sabrina and her husband Elliot decided that they needed to do more. She began sharing the poem with friends and family who also encouraged her to tell the story of how simple words spoken by innocent children can impact a child's self image . So the journey began and over the next few months Sabrina began converting her poem into the book, “My Hair is Curly”, the story of a beautiful little girl with curly hair, gray eyes and a magical wish.
Since its publication, Sabrina has had the opportunity to share the book with thousands of parents, teachers and children across the country. She has also written two more books as a part of her new three part series titled, "The Impact of Positive Parent-Child Relationships". According to Sabrina, the greatest blessing of her books, in addition to the development she has seen in her children, has been the positive reaction by so many people from varying ethnicities including interracial, Jewish, African-American and Hispanic families.