Strengthening children's social-emotional connections and confidence


Recognize and label feelings


Determine why feelings are occurring


Regulate and restore healthy connections

FeelLinks Dolls and Journal Set

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FeelLinks Journal

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What is emotional intelligence?

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Customer Reviews

I'm an educational psychologist and I highly recommend the FeelLinks dolls and journal. It is wonderful to have at home, in your classroom or in your therapy practice with little ones. At home, I love using FeelLinks to help our 3 1/2 year old daughter process and talk through her feelings. I felt like a lot of other tools didn't tap into her age group as well as I'd hoped, and this really does, while also being a tool that she can grow with. She loves how cuddly and soft the dolls are and she goes to them during or after big feeling moments to help her talk about her feelings. At times, it even calms her just by knowing she can go get one of them to cuddle while she's telling me how she feels. I love having a tool at home that helps her feel confident sharing her experiences and knowing that I'm helping her build emotional intelligence from a young age. Thank you FeelLinks!

Tara, Educational Psychologist, California

We are always on the lookout for exceptional strategies for teaching empathy to children and the FeelLinks team gets it just right. We recently ordered the feelings journal and accompanying feelings plushies for a gift and upon arrival, promptly ordered two more sets. The combination of thinking, writing, drawing, and interacting with manipulative figures is an excellent teaching strategy, whether in the classroom or at home. The set comes beautifully packaged and each piece is well-crafted. Highly recommended!

The EduGiveKids Team

I highly recommend the FeelLinks dolls and journal.  As a school counselor, I use the dolls daily in my individual, small group, and classroom counseling session.  The touch points on the dolls helps reinforce to students that emotions are felt inside of our bodies, as well as seen outside of our bodies.  The journal gives students the opportunity to reflect upon, process, and express their thoughts and feelings in a safe and reassuring way.  Both the dolls and the journal are high quality and can be used to supplement any social-emotional learning and/or applied educational neuroscience curriculum.

Gina S., M.Ed. School Counselor, McKinney-Vento Liaison

What a wonderful resource FeelLinks is for parents, children and educators. The materials are appealing to kids and help make meaning of their feelings (which can seem abstract to kids). These tools give them a concrete way to identify feelings and learn how to regulate them. The journal is wonderful as it provides the opportunity for self-reflection - which is critical to learning and growing!

Anne, Parent and School Counselor

My kids were able to use FeelLinks in a variety of ways to match their developmental levels from learning and practicing emotion words to identifying and describing emotion states and connecting them to personal experiences.

T. Cohen, Psy.D and mom of 3 boys

When I ask O, he says, “It’s helping me to know that the feelings in my head have names.” I think it’s helping him to understand excited or nervous or calm where he didn’t realize those were feelings he could describe.  So far, it has been great for me as I find it hard to know the right thing about how to react in a moment, so all these tools have been helpful for me to think back about situations and try to handle them differently the next time. I think it helps me to listen differently and ask the kids a different type of question when they get upset, like rather than dismissing it, allowing them to express why they are upset.

D. Boone, mom of 2

FeelLinks in the Press

106 The Most Important Thing You Can Do To Stop The Meltdowns with Marcelle Waldman

September 21, 2021 - No Guilt Mom Podcast

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5 tips to help ease back to school anxiety

August 31, 2021 - King 5 / New Day Northwest

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Navigating the big feelings of back-to-school with Marcelle Waldman

August 27, 2021 - Hoffman Tutoring Group

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Learn Smarter Podcast - Emotional Intelligence and FeelLinks with Marcelle Waldman

July 13, 2021 - Learn Smarter Podcast

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The 425 Show – Marcelle Waldman, Author and Creator of FeelLinks

June 1, 2021 - The 425 Show

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Exploring opportunities to support emotional intelligence, resilience and all things youth development.

May 6, 2021 - Upstream Parenting

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The importance of social-emotional learning, a conversation with Marcelle Waldman, creator of FeelLink‪s‬

April 13, 2021 - PG-ish: An Unofficial Parenting Guide

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Success Street Stamp of Approval: FeelLinks Creator Interview

March 2, 2021 - Success Street LLC

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FeelLinks focuses on kids’ social-emotional skills

February 28, 2021 - Mercer Island Reporter

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Local Mom Launches Business to Help Kids Cope With Feelings

February 20, 2021 - Issaquah Daily

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