Oops – To Feeling Good:

In Oops -To Feeling Good (Cardinal House Press), Dr. Arorash introduces the lovable character, Boris, who tries his best to follow mommy’s directions but does not hit the mark… resulting in chaos, misunderstanding, frustration, and conflict resolution. The tale brings emotional literacy to young children through a charming story and interactive questions that parents can use to bond with their children.

Dive into this heartwarming story about an exuberant chocolate labradoodle named Boris and his Tass. Your children will learn to encounter their often dysregulated feelings and navigate them with care and competence.

Start building happy memories with your child through the adventures with Boris

Watch in wonder as this book gives you and your child the tools that smooth out the stressful times.

About the Author

Dr. Tina Arorash, Ph.D.

Tina enjoys a thriving child and family clinical practice in the archipelago of Bermuda. She received her Ph.D. from Columbia University.

About the Illustrator

Aleksandra Szmidt

Her love for drawing plants and animals is attributed to her landscape architecture studies. However, she prefers to design magical things often detached from reality.

What Our Readers Say.

This delightful story, seemingly so innocuous, is full of wonderful messages for both parents and children about emotions and intentions gone awry and then repaired.

As I read the story a second time I am struck by the clear prose and the messages conveyed by the prose. This is a book that all parents of toddlers and young children should be reading with their children. This also happens to be a book that I expect to use and recommend to parents of the families I treat because it brings up such important topics about how to express anger, disappointment, love and other emotions. Finally, as a terrific added bonus, the “Note to Parents,” and the “Note to Children,” provide guidance about the story and how to begin a conversation with each other about the story. This truly is a must read book.

Arthur Becker-Weidman, PhD, Diplomate
American Board of Psychological Examiners in Child Psychology

Feeling Cards:


Do you often struggle to dialogue and connect with your child during stressful times?


Are bath times, quick trips to the store, road trips, or bedtime riddled with confusion and overwhelm?

Feeling Cards: The solution that treats challenging emotions like a game and helps your child navigate these times with ease. Help your child share their emotions with others.

Meant to be joined with the Oops – To Feeling Good book as a bundle or used on their own, these bright, cheerful, interactive cards teach your child how to develop and process their emotions like a game. Watch as your child selects their feelings from a menu of options, and learns to correctly identify their experience, paving the way for conscious parent-child interaction, and healthy social-developmental skills that they will use throughout childhood and into adulthood.