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EP39: Momma, Can I Sleep With You Tonight? By Jenny Delacruz

Read With Carylee Podcast

“Momma, Can I Sleep With You Tonight?” By Jenny Delacruz The Read with Carylee Show brings the love of literature to children and gives a peek behind the scenes by evoking the joy of reading, helping children interact with authors, and displaying the hidden talent of these authors who may be living in your community.  In this episode, we are going to read “Momma, Can I Sleep With You Tonight?” by Jenny Delacruz. ✅ ABOUT THE STORY: How do you talk to your child about their big feelings while dealing with your own? How do you encourage hope as you hear devastating news every day? On nights when you can't sleep, and neither do your little ones —  here's a book that's worth reading:"Momma, Can I Sleep With You Tonight?" by Jenny Delacruz. This book provides a comforting conversation dealing with frustration and fear in these challenging times. “Mama, can I sleep with you tonight? My whole life feels like a bad dream. I feel too many feelings. They're all twisted up”.  For parents and guardians, the book expresses that it is okay to tell children that it is natural to have these feelings but what is more important is to have them understand that they are supported and are not alone. “I'm still in shock. Our lives changed so quickly. The world we knew just stopped. But now we have to work together to live in this new one”.  You can find a helpful resource for mental health tips towards the end of the book, where the author, also as a licensed counselor, talks about the stages of grief and free tools that you can access online. This book is also available in Spanish and French.  ✅ ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Jenny Delacruz is a licensed professional counselor of over 10 years of experience.  She has an M.S in Counseling and minored in African & African American Studies.  Her desire to have the freedom to create diverse books led her to start Cobbs Creek Publishing. She believes that providing unique and relatable literature will empower children to make meaning about themselves and grow up to make a difference in the world. Her book  Momma, Can I Sleep with You Tonight? tells her own experience of helping children deal with their grief and coping with COVID-19. You can also check out her first book, Fridays with Ms. Mélange: Haiti. She has a YouTube channel called Storytime with Ms. Mélange where she reads diverse children's books aloud. Get in touch with Jenny: Facebook: Cobbs Creek Publishing LinkedIn: Jenny Delacruz Instagram: @cobbscreekpublishing Website: www.cobbscreekpublishing.com


22 May 2021

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Helping Children Cope During the Pandemic: An Interview with Jenny Delacruz

Mom Enough: Parenting tips, research-based advice + a few personal confessions!

None of us could have imagined what 2020 would be like. Between the global pandemic, the killing of George Floyd and the uprisings in response to his wrongful death and persistent racism, it has been a year that has challenged parents and children alike. How can we help our children cope with the uncertainty of this time? What can we do to help our children process their emotions?The answer to these questions came late at night for Haitian-American writer and licensed counselor, Jenny Delacruz. As she considered how to support her son through this difficult time, she was flooded with ideas and began writing. What came of her late-night creativity were the ideas for her recently released books and the desire to start a publishing company, so she could print the books her children needed. She is now the CEO of Cobbs Creek Publishing and the author of three books, Momma Can I Sleep with You Tonight, Fridays with Ms. Mélange: Haiti, and How Was Your Summer?Delacruz joins Marti and Erin this week to discuss the stages of grief, concrete ways to support children and what to expect as our children navigate this difficult time. Join us to hear her inspiring story of creating the books her children needed and how she is giving back to her community.HOW WILL YOU HELP YOUR CHILD COPE DURING THESE UNCERTAIN TIMES?In what ways have you noticed your children move through the stages of grief during the pandemic? How might you validate your child's experiences and emotions? If you were going to write the story your children need right now, what would you write about?WANT TO LEARN MORE ABOUT HELPING YOUR CHILDREN (AND YOURSELVES) COPE DURING THE PANDEMIC?❉ STORY TIME WITH MS. MELANGE. Check out Jenny Delacruz's read-aloud YouTube channel that shares diverse children's picture books with anyone, anytime, and anywhere.LET’S PLAY THROUGH THIS! TIPS ON COPING WITH THE PANDEMIC THROUGH PLAY. Get expert insight from Kinderberry Hill's Education Coordinator, Sara Reichstadt. She shares creative insights for adding play into your daily life!❉ HELPING PARENTS COPE WITH THE PANDEMIC. In the face of an unprecedented global crisis that requires children to be home from school, whether they are in preschool or college, and results in a 24-hour news cycle with overwhelming and sometimes terrifying messages, it’s no wonder many parents are feeling stressed, overwhelmed, or sad. So, how can we cope as we adjust to new routines, financial challenges, and the risk of infection from the novel coronavirus? Dr. Erin Erickson, co-host of the weekly podcast Mom Enough®, offers tips to help you stay positive and actively address the range of emotions that most parents are feeling during this pandemic.❉ HELPING FAMILIES COPE DURING THE PANDEMIC. We are all reading about it and listening to stories on the news. Our children are hearing about it too, and they are feeling the impact as they are kept at home and adjusting to new ways of learning. So, how can we stay happy and healthy as we hunker down and protect our families – and those most vulnerable – from COVID-19? Read these practical tips to help your family cope, and make the most of your time together, from family nurse practitioner and parenting coach, Dr. Erin Erickson.❉ 10 NATURE ACTIVITIES TO HELP GET YOUR FAMILY THROUGH THE PANDEMIC. Our friend, author, Richard Louv wrote this excellent article on nature activities you and your children can do during the pandemic.

16 Nov 2020

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122- How to help kids cope with the impact of COVID-19 with Jenny Delacruz

The Elementary Music Teacher Podcast: Music Education

In this episode, Jenny Delacruz talks about how to help kids cope with the impact of COVID-19.  During our conversation, we discuss not just COVID, but also how books can help kids process trauma of all kinds.  She explains how to incorporate books into the music room and why it's so crucial we continue reading to kids. Jenny Delacruz is a Haitian American Writer, a wife, and a mother of two boys. She was born and raised in New York. Growing up, she was aware of the importance of diversity and how each person has a story that weaves back to generations. Jenny is also a licensed professional counselor specializing in family conflicts, anxiety, depression, grief, trauma, and parenting issues. Her counseling career has helped her in her writing because it has allowed her to realize the importance of promoting the emotional intelligence and self-awareness of children in books. As a counselor, she has observed how the books children read help them have a more meaningful understanding of themselves and the world around them. Her passion for teaching her children about world history and current events led her to pursue writing and launch her own educational children's book series. If you want more of Jenny Delacruz's work, check out her first book, Fridays with Ms. Mélange: Haiti. She has a YouTube channel called Storytime with Ms. Mélange where she reads diverse children's books aloud. You can also visit her online at www.cobbscreekpublishing.com. She is now launching her next book "Momma, Can I Sleep with You Tonight? Helping Children Cope with the Impact of COVID-19." Sites: https://www.cobbscreekpublishing.com/  &  https://www.restorativetherapy.info/ YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/c/StoryTimeWithMsMelange IG: @storytimemelange Twitter: https://twitter.com/storytimewithm2 FB: Diverse Kids Books (https://www.facebook.com/StoryTimeWithMs.Melange/) Join the Elementary Music Teacher Community Facebook group to continue the conversation. I'd love for you to leave a rating and a review of the podcast on I-tunes, be sure to share the podcast with any music teacher friends who would find it helpful and be sure to tag me on Instagram or Facebook.


14 Oct 2020

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Episode #11- Interview with Jenny Delacruz, author of Mommy Can I sleep With You Tonight?

Little Colors of Love Book Talk

This is an insightful interview with Jenny Delacruz, the author of Mommy, Can I Sleep With You Tonight? which focuses on coping mechanisms for Covid -19.


23 Sep 2020

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Ep19-Knowledge Drop-Jenny Delacruz and Sharing Time With Our Children


Jenny Delacruz is an author, publishing company CEO, YouTube channel star, and counselor. Her Philadelphia-based publishing company, Cobbs Creek Publishing, specializes in children's books that "promote emotional intelligence and critical thinking skills." In this episode, co-host Matt Downing talks with Jenny about her work and how things have changed because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The conversation touches on Jenny's newest book: Momma, Can I Sleep with You Tonight? Helping Children Cope with the Impact of COVID-19, her Story Time With Ms Melange YouTube channel, and how being of Haitian descent launched her work as an author and storyteller. Music by Scott Holmes.


4 Aug 2020

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161. Trauma, Anxiety and Depression During COVID-19 with Jenny Delacruz

Brunch and Slay Podcast

Racial Injustice. Quarantine. Protest. Riots. Covid-19. It’s been a tough 2020. While many of us are looking for ways to cope with everything, what are we doing to help our little ones? How are they coping? Anxiety and depression specialist, Jenny Delacruz, dips deep into the number one thing we need to do… to help our kids make it through these tough times. Jenny also shares the importance of support tools like meditation as a treatment for anxiety and stress. She enlightens us on many methods to release built-up tension and frustration. She leads the way to build a positive headspace during times of change and uncertainty.Links:https://www.youtube.com/StoryTimeWithMsMelange https://www.cobbscreekpublishing.com/ https://www.instagram.com/storytimemelange/ https://www.facebook.com/StoryTimeWithMs.Melange https://www.restorativetherapy.info/ https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.moodtools.cbtassistant.app&hl=en_US orhttps://apps.apple.com/us/app/cbt-thought-diary/id1010391170


28 Jul 2020

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Jenny Delacruz

The Behavioral Corner

When things go bump in the night how often have you heard a small voice ask “ mommy, can I sleep with you tonight?” When Jenny Delacruz heard her small child ask that question the result was her latest book, “Mommy Can I Sleep With You Tonight, Helping Children Cope with the Impact of COVID-19.” Jenny’s with us this time on The BehavioralCorner. You’re invited too.


21 Jul 2020

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#24 with Jenny Delacruz

All Things Good

Jenny is a licensed professional counselor with over 10 years of experience. She has provided counseling services to individuals and couples while working in with a wide range of concerns including PTSD, Depression, OCD, Anxiety, Career Challenges, ADHD, Intimate Partner Violence, and relationship issues. Most recently, Jenny has written a children's book to help aid kids understand the current struggles surrounding COVID-19. You can find "Momma, Can I Sleep With You Tonight?" on Amazon and many other book selling sites. 


6 Jul 2020

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Ep. 153: Big Emotions In Grief - Jenny Delacruz, LPC

Grief Out Loud

Jenny Delacruz is a family therapist and author who specializes in working with children and families. Her newest book, "Momma, Can I Sleep With You Tonight?" is about the big and overwhelming emotions that so many children are experiencing during the COVID-19 pandemic. We discuss how Jenny sees grief show up in her clients, related to COVID-19, the media coverage of the murders of Black people, often at the hands of police, and the ongoing traumatic effects of racism and racist violence. Jenny provides some easy to implement strategies to support children in processing the grief and other emotions connected to these events. To learn more about Jenny's work:Writing: https://www.cobbscreekpublishing.com/ Momma, Can I Sleep With You Tonight? Counseling practice: https://www.restorativetherapy.info/  StoryTime with Ms. Melange on Facebook, Instagram, & YouTube


17 Jun 2020

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Peaches’ Read Aloud Featuring Guest Reader Jenny Delacruz

Reading Aloud with Peaches

Today’s episode features Mrs. Jenny Delacruz. She is a licensed counselor specializing in family conflicts, trauma, and parenting issues. She’s also a philanthropist who advocates for human rights; her work focuses on promoting diversity. In this episode she reads an excerpt from her new book due for release June 1, 2020: “ Momma, Can I Sleep With You Tonight? Helping Children Cope With the Impact of COVID-19. You may find more of Jenny’s work at www.cobbscreekpublishing.com or on her YouTube Channel : Storytime with Ms. Melange--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/robin-muldor/message


14 May 2020