The Adventures of Gleeson and Cormac: Why Do People Cry?

During my many years of nursing I observed countless tearful reactions to good news, tragic news and sad news. Crying can be very confusing, especially to children. “The Adventures of Gleeson and Cormac” can be used as a guide for parents, teachers and other adults to have meaningful discussions with young children (3-7y.o.) about three reasons for crying, as presented in the book. Children can learn how to turn sad tears into happy tears by doing something special for someone. Happy tears can mean good news so there is no need to worry any longer. Tears of fear can be caused by a rude person or a bully and a lesson can be learned to treat others with respect and kindness. Sad, happy or tragic events can be understood more easily and remove the confusion around “Why People Cry.”

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The Adventures of Gleeson and Cormac: Why Are People Bullied?

Gleeson and Cormac are two curious frogs that are joined in their continuing adventures by their friend, Rachel. The first story in the series was The Adventures of Gleeson and Cormac: Why Do People Cry? This book Why Are People Bullied? has the two frogs and their friend, Rachel, watch a class that is studying bullying and hearing stories told by students. Gleeson, Cormac, and Rachel use their iPhones to read the difference between teasing and bullying. They also remember what they learned about crying during their last adventure. After a break, the class discusses what they could do to help someone who has been bullied. After the class ends, Rachel shares her own story with her two friends about being bullied and how her friends helped her feel better. As they head toward Main Pond, they see an older girl bullying a younger girl. What should they do? What would you do? “Sure to become a go-to book for parents, educators, and others who work with children in addressing the topic of bullying. Real-life scenarios and the emotions faced by those who are bullied are handled in a compassionate way. The practical advice on how to help others provides encouragement to all.”- Brenda Williams, M.Ed, CCC-SLP, speech-language pathologist, Wellington, Florida School District “To have this resource available in a format that is clear, impactful and fun is an amazing gift. Gleeson and Cormac belong in the hearts and minds of all of us and should be a resource in every home, classroom and clinical office.” – Bob G. Stice, LPCC, psychotherapist and clinical director, Albuquerque, New Mexico

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