‘When Mummy Says No’ is a short children’s book, written and illustrated by Rumbi Chidawanyika. With a degree in Psychology Counselling and Therapies, Rumbi Chidawanyika emphasises the importance of saying the word ‘NO’.
Even though your little ones may be temporarily disappointed, it is vital in the long-term to explain the reasons behind the word ‘NO’. This forms part of the learning theory which explains changes in behaviour by practice. This book encourages conversations with your children to explain the reasons behind what drives the word ‘NO’.
The book concerns a series of scenario’s were a mother will say ‘NO’ to their child out of love. To protect them from harm, teach them to be compassionate and encourage boundaries. This book aims to teach and enlighten children to view ‘NO’ as a protective and loving word not a hasty reaction to their behaviour.
Rumbi Chidawanyika is Psychology, Counselling and Therapies graduate. With years of experience working with young people, in school settings and in the children and adolescents mental health service (CAMHS), she gained a passion to create short stories that help young people understand the why parents say 'NO' to certain things. It is difficult for children to understand the reasoning behind why they are told not to do things. This book aims to provide children an understanding behind why a parent would say 'NO'.