Reviews & praise for Mommy Always Comes Back!
Teachers, parents & psychologists share their thoughts about Penny Schnee-Bosch & her new book
"Fun to read and endearingly illustrated, Mommy Always
Comes Back! is a perfect companion for the child (and his or her Mom!)
that has trouble separating in those early weeks at nursery school. Moms
clear good-bye and Sarahs keeping Mom in mind show how separation
is a two-way street."
"The message that children can conquer their nervousness, and love
both home and school comes through loud and clear. Mommy Always
Comes Back! is a must-read for any child or parent!
going through the separation process." Read
"Mommy Always Comes Back! is a story of redemption and
growth, gaining freedom to play and explore, and the relief of reunification.
The words are simple and direct, served up with colorful illustrations.
Every child will find lasting comfort in the reliability of its conclusion.
I love the book."
"Penny Schnee-Bosch's Mommy Always Comes Back! not only shows
what to expect on the first day of school, it also encourages a child
to experience all the thrills, anxiety, fun and ultimate success of that
special day in the imagination. ... As a tool for assisting in the
separation process -- a critical phase in nurturing a secure attachment
style -- I highly recommend this book." Read
"Penny's effective and compassionate approach is a cut above all
others I've encountered. I'm thrilled that her techniques can now be
shared outside the classroom in her new book, Mommy Always Comes Back!"
"As a new head teacher, I worked with Penny in her classroom throughout
the separation process. ... Under Penny's guidance, every child was
able to separate and begin the process of learning to love school."
"Our son then started singing the magic song, 'Mommy and daddy
always come back' and telling us what happened in school each day. When
our son went back to school last week after 2-week spring break, he just
walked right into the classroom with a smile on his face! ... We are lucky
to have Penny who is an expert on separation but at the same time a truly
nurturing and caring teacher." Read
"I was a little skeptical at first but amazingly, after less
than two weeks of implementing Penny's advice, our son was staying happily
at school and had achieved a successful separation from home."
"Expectations and fears about separation leave many families stumbling
in the dark causing emotional and physical fatigue. Thankfully, Penny
has taken the time and care to fully understand the process and share
it with others." Read more
"Within the first two weeks of school the little ones began singing
the song along with Penny and soon after I could hear them singing it
to themselves sometimes, too. The children and their parents quickly
learned from Penny's wisdom, kind nature and confidence that they were,
indeed, safe at school and that Mommy always does come back!"
"Sending my first and only child to preschool was one of my toughest
experiences. I did not realize how hard it would be to separate from him
and for him to separate from me. ... Penny taught my son some great
tricks to deal with his separation anxiety and he really began to understand
that mommy always comes back!" Read
"Separation can be a very difficult and trying experience for parents.
Leaving one's child with someone they don't know very well can be jarring
for any parent. ... While assisting Penny, I watched as she engaged the
children warmly and playfully in a way that made them happy and comfortable
in the classroom setting. The children were soon racing down the hall
the get to our classroom." Read
"When I started my second career as a preschool teacher, Penny was
my mentor. Under her tutelage, I learned curriculum strategies and classroom
management but most importantly she guided me through the separation process.
Penny taught me that separation is a twofold process. It not only involves
the children but equally the parents." Read