Accidents Happen

Children - Grade K-3rd
46 Pages
Reviewed on 03/02/2024
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Author Biography

Dr. Jennifer E. Stupey: pharmacist | mother | widow | author

Accidents Happen: Navigating Emotions and Discovering Resilience

Accidents are the unexpected threads that weave through the fabric of our lives. They unravel our plans, leaving behind frayed edges and emotions that demand acknowledgment.

I personally experienced this when my late husband and our two young daughters were involved in a fatal car accident; miraculously, our children survived with little physical injuries.

I empathized with the profound trauma and mental burden that accompanies such a harrowing accident, especially when compounded by the heart-wrenching experience of witnessing a loved one's death. My awareness extended to the intricate tapestry of feelings and the distinct lens through which my unborn child might one day view life.

As a result, I delicately and lovingly wrote my first children's book, Accidents Happen, to allow myself, our children, and others explore the moments that shape us, challenge us, and ultimately reveal our strength and the beauty around us.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Philip Van Heusen for Readers' Favorite

Everyone has accidents; some are small and insignificant, while others are large and serious. Most people struggle with the emotions that follow an accident. Jennifer E. Stupey's children’s picture book, Accidents Happen, helps children recognize and learn how to handle those emotions. One may have a bathroom accident or accidentally hit someone else while swinging. A person may feel guilt, empathy, grief, sadness, anger, and more. The big message for children is that all emotions are legitimate but they need to learn how to control and properly express the different emotions. Jennifer points out that it is fine if they do not feel okay. Another important lesson is that there is beauty all around us, and it is easy to see this on good days but one must search for it on bad days.

Helping children explore their emotions is the theme of Accidents Happen by Jennifer E. Stupey. Parents should read this book to and with their children. The concepts are difficult for children to understand, and they must be encouraged to discuss their feelings while learning to accept and control them. One of the most difficult emotions is grief, especially if it is caused by the death of a parent. This event prompted Jennifer in writing this book; she wants children to know that life goes on and can still be beautiful. Knowing how to handle various emotions is vital for the maturity of any child, and this book does a masterful job of teaching different methods to control different emotions. Jennifer approaches this complex subject with sensitivity and compassion. I recommend this book to parents to help children learn that emotions are not the enemy; however, their reactions to emotions must be controlled.