The title of this book came about from often having to visit a family member who was incarcerated.
One day, I took my little one (toddler) to visit his father. After the visit, he asked me why his father could not come home with us. As I searched for an answer that he could understand and that would not be too emotionally heavy for him to absorb. The picture of a time out chair came to mind. So I explained to him that his Daddy was in “big people time out” for breaking the rules but would be home soon.
As “my little one” and I walked back to our vehicle, I could tell he was processing this info. As I was buckling him into his car seat, he said in a very serious voice; “I do not like time out.”
To which I said, “Neither does your daddy.”
My little one just brightened up with a big smile on his face.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This book chips away another layer of dealing with a child's heart when a parent is incarcerated. A difficult, sensitive matter handled honestly, yet in child-like simplicity! Let's continue advocating for our kids by giving their parents and guardians useful tools!
As the illustrator for this book, Sunshower Rose, I'm very aware of its contents. I'm very excited for the author, Debra Titus - as we worked closely on this project. Congratulations to you, Debra -- and much success in 'helping others' through similar processes.