Movies, videos and books can provide a perfect opportunity to start important conversations with children about a difficult subject. They can be engaging and tell stories from many different perspectives. After reading or watching with your child(ren), you can ask them questions about the story to get the conversation going. Some example questions are:

  • “How do you think that character was feeling when _________ happened?”
  • “What do you think is the main point of this story?”
  • “How would you react if you were in that situation?”

Our Behavioral Health team selected these books, videos and movies to help you spend quality time with your children and get the conversation started.



  • My Friend is Sad by Mo Willems
  • The Color Monster by Anna Llenas
  • A Little Spot of… by Diane Alber - book series of different topics
  • My Many Colored Days by Dr. Seuss




  • The Face at the Window by Regina Hanson
  • Don’t Feed the WorryBug by Andi Green
  • What to Do When You Worry Too Much by Huebner
  • Sometimes My Mommy Gets Angry by Bebe Moore Campbell
  • Just Like a Hero by Vladimir Sainte
  • It Will Be Okay by Vladimir Sainte


  • Wonder
  • Inside Out



  • (Don’t) Call Me Crazy by Kelly Jensen
  • I’m Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter by Erika Sanchez
  • Life Inside My Mind by Jessica Burkhart


  • The Soloist
  • Little Miss Sunshine
  • It’s Kind of a Funny Story