Millions of young children live in families with an adult who is struggling due to trauma (ACEs), mental illness (PTSD, depression, bipolar), or addiction. Mama’s Waves and Daddy’s Waves were written to support them and open doors to healing conversations. The Spanish versions are Las Olas de Mamá and Las Olas de Papá.
While the book was written specifically for children whose parents struggle with emotional waves, other children may be helped by Ellie’s story to empathically understand the challenges that too many families are facing.
A parallel Spanish version tailored to children whose fathers struggle with emotional waves is available under the title las Olas de Papá.