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  • A Terrible Thing Happened - A story for children who have witnessed violence or trauma

    A Terrible Thing Happened - A story for children who have witnessed violence or trauma

    by Margaret M Holmes

    Sherman Smith saw the most terrible thing happen. At first he tried to forget about it, but soon something inside him started to bother him. He felt nervous for no reason. Sometimes his stomach hurt. He had bad dreams. And he started to feel angry and do mean things, which got him in trouble. Then he met Ms. Maple, who helped him talk about the terrible thing that he had tried to forget. Now Sherman is feeling much better. This gently told and tenderly illustrated story is for...

  • Complete Guide to Children's Drawings: Accessing Children's Emotional World Through Their Artwork

    Complete Guide to Children's Drawings: Accessing Children's Emotional World Through Their Artwork

    by Michal Wimmer

    This indispensable guide for both parents and professionals offers fascinating ways to better understand the emotional world of children and what is important to them as represented by their drawings. It presents cases of children and adolescents coping with a variety of life challenges and clinical issues by way of interpreting their artwork. Parents, educators, clinicians, and doctors will find this practical guide highly beneficial for understanding children's strengths, weaknesses, and the reasons for their behaviour in cases of ADHD, fears and anxiety, coping with divorce, stubbornness and power struggles,...

  • Distressed or Deliberately Defiant? Managing challenging student behaviour due to trauma and disorganised attachment

    Distressed or Deliberately Defiant? Managing challenging student behaviour due to trauma and disorganised attachment

    by Dr Judith Howard

    It is not unusual for educators today, whether in the early childhood, primary or secondary sectors, to be confronted with severely challenging student behaviour - students who fly into unexplained violent and oppositional outbursts with little warning; who respond poorly to tried-and-true behaviour management processes. Such behaviour has considerable impact on the delivery of teaching and learning programs and the emotional wellbeing of the teachers themselves as well as raising safety risks for the entire school community. This book explains the basis for such behaviour as the neurological, physiological and...

  • Friendship In a Jar® 101 Quotes & Comments About Special People

    Friendship In a Jar® 101 Quotes & Comments About Special People

    by Free Spirit

    Quotes and comments about good friends—the friends who stand by us, put up with us, and let us be ourselves. A whole lotta friendship in one little jar Use your in a jar® cards for: Conversations and discussion starters Warm-ups and ice-breakers Learning games Brain teasers Life lessons Positive affirmations Writing and storytelling prompts Thought or activity of the day Learning interesting facts Challenging and creative thinking Reinforcing learning Daily insights and support for positive personal development Fun at home, in school, at the office, and on long...

  • Laugh and Learn Series: Bullies Are a Pain in the Brain

    Laugh and Learn Series: Bullies Are a Pain in the Brain

    by Trevor Romain

    Bullies are mean. Bullies are scary. Bullies are a pain in the brain—and every child needs to know what to do when confronted by one. This book blends humour with serious, practical suggestions for coping with bullies. Trevor Romain reassures kids that they're not alone and it's not their fault if a bully decides to pick on them. He explains that some people are bullies and describes realistic ways to become "Bully-Proof," stop bullies from hurting others, and get help in dangerous situations. And if bullies happen to read this...

  • Making Mummy Better

    Making Mummy Better

    by Denise Scott

    A Child’s experience of postnatal depression. A wonderfully illustrated, large picture book telling the story of Sally, whose mum has had a new baby and is now suffering from post-natal depression. Written for 3-9 year olds whose mother is in the same situation, this book provides comfort and reassurance that, with help, support and time, their mum will also get better again. Denise Scott lives with her 2 children in Canberra in the A.C.T. She suffered antenatal and postnatal depression with her second child. Her work experience has included...

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