Josie Maran Enlists Twigtale to Help with Separation Anxiety
"I made this Twigtale book for my daughter Indi to help with separation anxiety," Maran tells PEOPLE.
Whether you’re headed to work, going on a trip or just running to the store, separating from your toddler can sometimes be a heartbreaking challenge.
Trust us: We’ve been there.
Recently, that hard lesson hit close to home for model mama Josie Maran.
After the mother of 2-year-old Indi Joon and 8-year-old Rumi Joon realized she was having a tough time easing her youngest daughter’s worries, Maran enlisted the help of Twigtale, a personalized picture book that helps children understand sensitive situations at an age-appropriate level.
“I made this Twigtale book for my daughter, Indi, to help with separation anxiety,” Maran tells PEOPLE. “I travel so much for work and I wanted her to be assured that when Mommy leaves, it is never for long.”
Fortunately the story — which is written by developmental experts and customized with family pictures — was a success.
“Indi loved seeing photos of herself, and the engagement helped the message stick,” Maran explains.
But spending time away from a parent isn’t the only topic Twigtale covers with their engaging picture books.
Parents can also put together stories focusing on everything from a new sibling and moving to visiting the doctor and battling cancer.
“I think Twigtale is on to something — offering personalized books around all these common childhood issues!” says Maran.
— Anya Leon