This book was inspired by a much-loved, five year old whose father has been incarcerated most of her life. One day after visiting with friends who have both devoted parents in the home, this little girl blurted out to her mother in frustration, “What is jail anyway, and why can’t my Daddy be at home with us. She needed answers! When the truth is withheld from children they tend to blame themselves for others mistakes and short-comings. It is the author’s firm belief that it is incumbent on each of us to provide age-appropriate facts to young inquiring minds. To do otherwise will be evident in future generations.
What Is Jail, Mommy? not only explains why the parent is incarcerated but
what his/her life is like as an inmate.
What Is Jail, Mommy?
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Knowledge is power
Thank you for writing your book. I am an elementary school counselor and am working with 3 girls whose father was recently incarcerated. I like how you explained that jail is like timeout for grown -ups. You also did a great job explaining what life is like for a person in jail and what visiting day is like. I will recommend your book to others.
Susan Wicks, M.Ed., LPC
Kate Bell Elementary