I Can Sleep When The Wind Blows is a retelling of the classic story of Jim, a 17 year old boy who applies to work on a farm. His only qualification is that he can sleep when the wind blows. The farmer doesn't understand what he means, but he hires him. When a terrible storm comes in the night, the farmer learns the value of this unusual skill.This delightful story helps young children understand how to cope ahead to be prepared to deal with potentially stressful situations and how doing this can help them feel more in control and prepared when difficult times come. Young children who suffer from anxiety can follow Jim's example of planning ahead and believing in themselves and their ability to feel peace even when hard things are happening around them. This classic folk story has been used in schools, churches, and homes for centuries to help children understand how planning ahead and working hard can help them feel peace in difficult times. The story of Jim, the young boy who didn't seem to have any special talents or strengths, but is able to save the farm, allows children to understand that everyone has the power to cope ahead so they can feel safe. Parents, teachers and others can use this story to begin the conversation with children about what causes them to feel anxiety and how being prepared by coping ahead can help ease their anxiety and help them feel peace.
Heather lives in beautiful Eagle, Idaho with her husband and her 8 children. Her journey to become a mom of 8 has been a bumpy one that has included infertility, being a foster parent, adoption, and special needs parenting. She now has a big family of 2 biological children and 6 adopted children. Heather has always loved to read. When she was a little girl, she would read cereal boxes and shampoo bottles when she didn't have a book to read. As a mom of 8 children, she uses books and stories to teach her children. Reading books to her children is special time to her. Sometimes she still pulls out one of their favorite children's stories and her big teenagers all gather around and listen. There's something beautiful about a favorite book from your childhood. It's like reuniting with an old friend.