Oh my goodness. If you haven’t seen this book yet, go check it out.
The Little Tree by Loren Long is about a tree that wants to hold on to its leaves.
There are a lot of things that we want to hold on to and it shows up in our bodies in a not great way.
The word that Loren Long uses over and over again is, “tight,”
That’s how it feels. Your back? tight. Your neck? tight. Your body? tight.
We know that it isn’t healthy for us to hold on to this and to create this tension so teaching this idea at a young age is genius. We can show our kids how tight feels and how letting go feels.
When you get to the part where little tree lets go, watch your child. Watch how things float away. Watch their body and watch how it melts.
Get this book and read it. It will help you as well!