Twigtale Cover Stories

Twigtale Cover Stories

by Twigtale

One of the perks that comes with publishing personalized books is seeing the wonderful book covers families create. Look, we're just going to say it - each one tells a story. A meaningful, wonderful story. We are honored that you chose to tell it in our books. Our founder Carrie Southworth is thrilled to present two delightful covers from Colleen and Briege.

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I'm an Outgoing Mom with a Shy Daughter

I'm an Outgoing Mom with a Shy Daughter

by JESSIE KNADLER

A couple of months ago, I took my 5-year-old to a birthday party hosted by one of her classmates at a local karate studio. My daughter knows the birthday boy well. They’re friends. They see each other at school every day. All of the other kids at the party were classmates, too. Everyone knew everyone.

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How Do You Talk to Kids About Sharing?

How Do You Talk to Kids About Sharing?

by Twigtale

Sharing is a skill many parents encourage their kids to cultivate. However, we know there are a lot of different philosophies on how to talk to children about it and what guidelines to follow. Since preschool teachers must frequently decide how to approach sharing discussions and dilemmas, we asked for their feedback. We are incredibly grateful they took the time to respond and excited to share their expertise below! 

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This Is "Mommy Time"

This Is "Mommy Time"

BY MICHELLE HORTON

I went 20-some years not knowing a fundamental truth about myself: I have boundary issues.

Like many people (women especially, it seems), I had a hard time knowing where my responsibilities ended and another person’s began; I immediately resorted to “helper” mode, wanting to take care of everyone in my life. I didn’t know how tonot absorb other people’s emotions, how to not take responsibility for other people’s feelings.

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Telling Your Family's Summer Story

Telling Your Family's Summer Story

by Sara Garrity, MSW

Our books tell a great story - your story. And it is a privilege to write it with you.

Summer shifts most of our narratives. It can bring a surge of excitement - a vacation, trips to the beach, reconnecting with people you love. It can also bring chaos - a daily routine with less structure, telling your child they will be separated from you while you travel, saying goodbye when a sweet visit ends.

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Is Your Child Starting School? Our Personalized Book Prepares Children for a Fantastic Year!

Is Your Child Starting School? Our Personalized Book Prepares Children for a Fantastic Year!

by Twigtale 

Starting school can be a monumental day for your child. A quick poll around the office revealed some amazing first day of school memories.  For example, Sara fondly remembers the London Fog jean jacket and new pink backpack slung over her shoulder. 

And just like Sara’s fashion preparedness got her off on the right foot, Twigtale’s I’m Starting School book is designed to prepare your child for a great start to the year.

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Teaching Your Toddler About Feelings

Teaching Your Toddler About Feelings

by Twigtale 

Is your family coping with a loss or a difficult transition? Young children may have a particularly hard time expressing their grief. Sadness and anger are normal after a loss, but most toddlers haven’t developed the language skills necessary to verbalize their feelings.

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