The Day My Daddy Lost His Temper is a story about Laura, a little girl who witnesses domestic violence. The book is aimed at mirroring the reader’s experiences and provoking increased acceptance and verbalizations of their own feelings and experiences. The book is part of the Empowering Kids Series and meant to be used by parents and mental health providers to facilitate the reader’s healing process and thereby validate their experiences and feelings to reduce feelings of shame and isolation.
Dr. McCleary is a psychologist specializing in clinical work with children, adolescents, and adults in Northern Virginia. Her current clinical interests include mindful-parenting of children with behavioral difficulties, mindfulness-based practices for the enrichment of emotional health and well-being, and psychological testing and evaluation.