Some people never get over teddy bears. And why should they? Teddy bears
are about security, comfort and non-judgmental friendship. While kids
have known for decades that teddy bears offer therapeutic comfort, the
professionals are finally catching on:
Six out of
ten adults surveyed for Emotional Health magazine said that they own or
wish they owned a teddy bear.
Some police, fire and paramedic departments routinely issue teddy bears
to its officers because they're a useful tool in reaching scared, lost,
and traumatized children.
the lead of a famous old Norman Rockwell painting, earlier this year,
the Children's Museum in Boston helped calm kids' fears of hospitals by
having them bring in their teddy bears for a free checkup by trained medical
To provide therapeutic
comfort to someone suffering from illness or trauma, let him/her hold
a Teddy WarmHeart that emits four hours of "human-like warmth,"
after being popped for a few minutes into a microwave oven (the teddy
bear, that is, not the traumatized person). For more information, call