Hello! I’m Janet Coco, creator of Storytime with Annie & Rocco and these are my two favorite boys in the whole wide world. When these sweet, innocent, adorable boys were toddlers, naturally their high energy sometimes turned to madness. When the madness became infectious, I knew something had to change.
That something had everything to do with the way that I personally handled MY emotions.
I discovered our collective need for emotional regulation and focused all of my efforts on making our days less chaotic, more fun and uplifting. I learned that in order to help my children manage their emotions, I had to commit myself to mastering my own.
I took my kids on a journey of self-awareness and they in turn taught me about self-acceptance.
We would read picture books, meditate (I might have enjoyed this more than them), write songs, design puppets and perform puppet shows, which eventually led to the birth of our emotional support puppets and favorite teachers, Annie & Rocco!
They continually coach us on importance of self-awareness and help us incorporate techniques that help with emotional regulation. They’ve helped us connect with each other as a family and they’ve taught us so much about the value of self-expression and creativity.
We hope that you find our content helpful on this amazing journey that we share of parenting, teaching, loving our kids and guiding them always towards joy, self-love, self-acceptance, empathy and a true love for learning.