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This story is like a comfort blanket of love, warmth and reassurance. I bought it for my daughter following the sudden and unexpected death of my husband. My 7 year old was struggling at nighttime when all the distractions of homeschool, play, TV, and music were gone and her little mind was overcome with grief. I read this story to her, and it was as though something clicked inside her. It was the last night she fell asleep crying. I highly recommend it to anyone, not just as an aid in dealing with the loss of loved ones, but a reminder of human connection and compassion in general.
The book is really good, it explains that no matter how far away we are from people we love, we are still connected by invisible string made of love. The only issue I had was that it's an American book so it says Mom instead of Mum. But that's not really a big deal. In fact it started a conversation about different languages etc. It's definitely worth purchasing. My daughter is 4 and really enjoyed it and understood it.
This book was recommend to me to read to my daughter after her brother was born sleeping. She was only 3 at the time but very bright and "old for her years". She struggled with the situation as expected and in turn we often found it difficult to explain things to her. This book has been a godsend for us because kids just "get it". She often talks about the invisible strings between her and her brother (and every other family member at that!) It's been fantastic for us and helped with the grieving process. It's beautifully written and is perfect for children who have lost loved ones or who miss their parents whilst at school/work etc
Definitely loved by my foster child, would totally recommend this one especially when they are first taken into care. This could work well for children with separation anxiety too and for bereaved kids.
Wonderful story and really has helped my daughter overcome her fear of being alone. She used to hate going to school and me going to work but not anymore! Now she uses her ‘invisible string’ to let me know she misses me and she feels me ‘tug’ back to reassure her that we are still connected. She’s recommended the book to her friends who are also very anxious at school!
This book is just so heartwarming. I read it to my 6 year old a lot. He struggles with separation anxiety and was having a really hard time accepting a family bereavement, I really like the message in this book and really recommend it.
My son went through a phase where he just couldn't be separated from us, school was the worst, even going to his aunties for a day became very stressful. This then led onto him thinking about what would happen if mum or dad wasn't here.
We were recommended this book by his teacher and it has really helped. We took our time reading through this book with him and it allowed him to see separation in a different way. Obviously it wasn't just this book, we had help from school also but he gradually overcome this worry and if he ever starts to worry we remind him about the heart strings and that puts him at ease.
Even though this book is American, I think that's irrelevant as it's the substance that counts and this book has helped our child overcome separation issues, does it really matter which country it's from just as long as it works?
Our nearly 5 year old is becoming increasingly aware that we don’t last forever. One of the hardest parts of parenting so far for me is trying to reassure him and ease his worries about us all one day not being here together. The idea of the invisible string works on so many levels. Being nervous alone in bed, going to school, being apart at any time including touching briefly on when somebody you love passes away. We are always attached by our invisible strings. He asks a lot of questions and just doesn’t want it to happen to anyone, understandably. And as a mum not being able to protect him from this happening one day breaks my heart. Am sure I’m not alone. This has really softened the worries for him and he has really taken to the last page where everyone is holding hands at night time under the big heart in the sky - it stays open propped up at the end of his bed. A really beautiful calming image. Highly recommend.
A lovely story with great illustrations. Helped my 4 yr old when he started school (terrible separation anxiety) and also when his father and I separated. He is now 6 and I've had to buy a replacement because we lost the original copy. He still loves the story and ties his invisible string onto me if I go out, and last thing at night.