I Can Sleep When The Wind Blows (Paperback Book)
I Can Sleep When The Wind Blows is an Amazon Best Selling book in the US and UK. Author Heather Davis retells this classic story of Jim, a 17 year old boy who applies to work on a farm. His only qualification is that he can sleep when the wind blows. When a terrible storm comes in the night, the farmer learns the value of this unusual skill.
This delightful story helps young children understand how to cope ahead to be prepared to deal with potentially stressful situations and how doing this can help them feel more in control and prepared when difficult times come. Young children who suffer from anxiety can follow Jim's example of planning ahead and believing in themselves and their ability to feel peace even when hard things are happening around them.
This classic folk story has been used in schools, churches, and homes for centuries in many countries to help children understand how planning ahead and working hard can help them feel peace in difficult times. The story of Jim, the young boy who didn't seem to have any special talents or strengths, but is able to save the farm, allows children to understand that everyone has the power to work hard and plan ahead so they can feel safe.
Parents, teachers church leaders and others can use this story to begin the conversation with children about what causes them to feel anxiety and how being prepared by coping ahead can help ease their anxiety and help them feel peace.