Emily Grace and the What-Ifs: A Story for Children about Nighttime Fears by Lisa B. GehringBedtime is a trigger for many kids. Fears about going to bed, worries that seem only to appear at bedtime, attempts to sleep with parents, and pleas for a parent to stay until they fall asleep are common.
Having a predictable routine and being available most nights at bedtime is necessary for your childs well-being; however, it is also important for children to learn how to self-soothe. The good news is that children can learn to cope with bedtime fears and fall asleep on their own. This book is a wonderful place to start.
What if a big rhinoceros charges out through my closet door and pulls all my covers off and I get cold and catch pamonia? What if I wake up tomorrow and I am a princess far, far away from home, all by myself?
As soon as Emily Grace gets into bed, her mind starts running with scary What-Ifs, but then she takes a moment to calm down, notices the familiar details of her room, and sees that all is well.
Includes a Note to Parents and Caregivers with more information and strategies for coping with bedtime struggles.
Canadian Astronaut Chris Hadfield Talks About Life in Space
The first Canadian to walk in space, Hadfield has flown two Space Shuttle missions and served as commander of the International Space Station. Hadfield, who was raised on a farm in southern Ontario , was inspired as a child when he watched the Apollo 11 Moon landing on TV. He attended high school in Oakville and Milton and earned his glider pilot licence as a member of the Royal Canadian Air Cadets.
Lisa B. Gehring
When many people think of astronauts , they think of absurdly qualified men and women drifting through the cylindrical modules of the International Space Station , or floating beside its broad, golden solar arrays on an improbably serene spacewalk. The improbable thing about it being not the presence of a living soul in low Earth orbit the ISS has been continuously inhabited for going on two decades , but the fact that anyone falling around the planet at 17, miles per hour can go about whatever it is they're doing with such equanimity. Astronauts owe much of their composure in space to the time they spend preparing here on Earth. In this video, Hadfield, who retired in , describes not only that brief time in space—three missions spanning days—but all the time surrounding and leading up to it that made those excursions possible. People often ask him what astronauts do between spaceflights, "as if we're, like, sitting in a waiting room or lounge somewhere. After becoming an astronaut in , Hadfield, for instance, spent most of his time planetside supporting other astronauts. The time he spent supporting other astronauts prepared Hadfield for his own sojourns in space.
To Col. Chris Hadfield
A moustache can tell you a lot about a man. Chris Hadfield has spent a lifetime living up to that responsibility. On July 20, , when he quietly began his mission towards becoming an astronaut, the gap between being a young boy on an Ontario corn farm and the first Canadian to walk in space was unbridgeable. Canada had no astronaut program, nor would it for the foreseeable future. Chris stuck to it.
With star astronaut Chris Hadfield recently back on planet Earth after five months in orbit, many are wondering what he will do next. Will Hadfield stay with the Canadian Space Agency? Bring his outreach skills to politics or business? Or do something different altogether? We are very good friends, but I've never asked.
Acclaimed for making outer space accessible to millions, and for infusing a sense of wonder into our collective consciousness not felt since humanity first walked on the Moon, Colonel Hadfield continues to bring the marvels of science and space travel to everyone he encounters. In , on Shuttle Endeavour, Colonel Hadfield performed two spacewalks and in , he became Commander of the International Space Station for six months off planet. He is also featured on Ted. Colonel Hadfield is also the producer of the celebrated Rare Earth series on YouTube, and the creator of the on-stage celebration Generator, which combines science, comedy, and music for sold-out audiences. Commanding a spaceship takes superb leadership. The vehicle is complex, the team is international, the crew is on their own and the stakes are the very highest — huge financial consequences, and perpetual life or death. Only one Canadian has ever held that command — Colonel Chris Hadfield.