Little People, Big Feelings Book Launch

Emmy Samtani

Emmy Samtani

Emmy is the founder of Kiindred and mother to 3 little ones. Over the last 4 years, she has worked with some of the most credible experts in the parenting space and is a keen contributor on all things parenthood.
Updated on Jul 11, 2024 · 4 mins read
Little People, Big Feelings Book Launch

What a thrill it was to be part of the launch of Little People, Big Feelings by Gen Muir, who was able to celebrate this achievement alongside LEGO® DUPLO® and their fresh-off-the-press set - LEGO® DUPLO® Buildable People with Big Emotions.

If there’s an example of the perfect collaboration, it would be Gen and LEGO DUPLO. Not just because we have partnered with them both over the years, but because of the values that are so very aligned with both Gen’s advice and the values of LEGO.

I remember meeting Gen very early on and hearing all about her kids’ custom-made drawers that house the family’s LEGO DUPLO sets. This was (and still is) a go-to regulation tool in her home for those moments when you just need to get on the floor with your kids and build LEGO DUPLO to slow down and reconnect. 

Included in the latest range from LEGO DUPLO are sets that talk to the emotions and routines of our kids, is the perfect tool to align with all of the connection strategies you will learn from Gen in her new book. They aren’t just super cute to look at, they are visual cues for you to use to support your child through their evening routine, toilet training or navigating those all-important feelings. 

The sets were clearly a hit with all who attended the LEGO DUPLO x Little People, Big Feelings Book Launch. Perhaps it was the fact that the crowd was filled with devoted Gen fans who could see the true value in these sets and how they support our little people with the tools they need.

If you have been following along for a while, you would know just how much we lean on the advice and tips from Gen when it comes to managing our kids and their big feelings. The thing we love most is that her advice is delivered in a non-preachy, relatable, and practical way so that you can walk away with golden nuggets to support your kids through their emotional needs, no matter how big or small. 

Little People, Big Feelings is unlike any other parenting book. You will feel like Gen is right there in your corner, sharing her words of wisdom which come from raising her very own four kids, along with her experience as a social worker who works directly with new families in the hospital. 

She will help you understand that some of the biggest learnings will come from understanding what is really going on behind those big feelings, and supporting our little ones to feel seen and heard. We don’t need to fix everything all of the time and often, just acknowledging their feelings can completely change the game. 

I challenge you to try this next time your child has a meltdown over a broken banana. Gen says you don’t need to try and fix the situation by suggesting alternatives, but rather simply acknowledge that they are upset because their banana broke. Game-changer!

According to Gen’s advice, you don’t need to get it right all of the time (collective exhale, right?). Forgetting to pack a lunch box or losing your cool doesn’t make you a bad parent. You only need a 30% ‘success’ rate, and that’s a relief in itself.

Parenting is a tough gig and the last thing we need is to feel shame or disappointment in ourselves when we are all trying our best. Gen’s words will teach you how to have self-compassion, giving you the strategies and language to set firm and kind boundaries that help your kids feel safe. 

And if there is anything I can promise you, it’s that after reading this book you will feel much more confident in how to support your child’s emotional needs which will only see your relationship with your child flourish.

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