Uncle Lightfoot, Flip That Switch: Overcoming Fear of the Dark (for ages 4-8) is a fictional children’s book with cognitive-behavioral techniques embedded into the story itself. It is a lively, entertaining book with games that help the child have fun while overcoming fear of the dark. A parent guidebook is included at the back of the children’s book to provide detailed information on how to use the children’s book and games. Uncle Lightfoot, Flip That Switch was developed through a process of field-testing with dark-fearful children.
“The story is great, playfully provocative. The embedded therapy is extraordinary . . . And the Parent Guidebook is a great work in itself, clearly and practically covering a lot of important material.”
William Mikulas, Professor Emeritus, Psychology Department, University of West Florida
Mary Coffman is a Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC) and is licensed in both South Carolina (Licensed Professional Counselor) and Florida (Licensed Mental Health Counselor). Her career has included counseling, administration, writing, adjunct college teaching, and research. Early in her career...