Author Jasmine Fambro poses for photographs inside the Atlanta Voice's offices on July 17, 2023. Credit: Photograph courtesy of Itoro N. Umontuen/The Atlanta Voice.

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By Itoro N. UmontuenJasmine Fambro is a new author of a children’s book, “Mason’s BIG Little Feelings.” It’s a book dedicated to her son, Mason, that encourages children to find their voices, be unafraid to speak up for themselves, instill the importance of emotional literacy and dreams of a world where every child feels seen, heard, and validated. The Lithonia native possesses a Bachelor’s Degree from Bethune-Cookman University and a Master’s Degree in Clinical Health Counseling from Mercer University.During our conversation, Fambro says the importance of therapy has increased over the years because the millennials that are now parents have normalized the practice. Moving forward, she says because that is what makes it okay for the younger ones, because they it was naturally introduced to them.“It wasn’t something that if you go to therapy, you’re crazy,” explained Fambro. “But, when people are like, ‘Oh my God, this person’s angry’ or they’re exhibiting these these type of behaviors and anger is a soft surface emotion, there’s things that are underlying that you kind of needing to unpack and so on the back of the book to the dialogue with the parents as well, because it’s not just about the kids, I feel like parents can learn from this book as well.”

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