Children's author to speak here about emotional intelligence

Cornelia Spelman

Cornelia Spelman, author of the popular children’s book series “The Way I Feel,” will give a talk titled "Taking Care of Our Emotions—So Kids Can Take Care of Theirs" at 2 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 21 at The Hanna Perkins Center For Child Development, 19910 Malvern Road, Shaker Heights.

The free talk, offered in cooperation with Cleveland Heights's Appletree Books, will be followed by an informal discussion and book signing.

Spelman, a clinical social worker and therapist for children and families, will discuss how a child's ability to manage emotions is influenced by the way his or her parents learned to manage their own emotions.“How does what we learned from our parents—our emotional legacy—continue to affect us today?” asks Spelman, whose goal is to empower attendees to decide if what they learned is what they want to pass on to their children.  

The talk coincides with the opening of the Cleveland Children’s Museum “I Feel” exhibit, inspired by Spelman’s book series. 

Reservations are recommended. For information and online reservations visit

Bob Rosenbaum

In addition to being a longtime Observer volunteer, Cleveland Heights resident Bob Rosenbaum is affiliated with The Hanna Perkins Center as a contract provider of communications services.

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