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For all the kids who wonder how the jigsaw puzzle pieces of their newly combined family will ever fit together,' MacGregor has created another warm and understanding resource for children of divorce. Jigsaw Puzzle Family helps kids realize they're not alone - many, many other kids are dealing with a new stepparent - new rules in the house - new stepbrothers and/or stepsisters - living somewhere new. Readers will find engaging stories of children facing the same issues, dozens of practical and helpful suggestions for making stepfamily life better, gentle guidance in understanding the mixed feelings that go with fitting into a blended ('jigsaw puzzle') family, and lots of reassurance that time will help.
Cynthia MacGregor is the author of 50 books for parents and kids, many with a focus on helping kids through difficult situations. Cynthia lives in South Florida, where she teaches adult evening courses in creative writing and public speaking. Her hobbies are writing haiku and cooking. A divorced mother herself, with many divorced friends, Cynthia brings real-life experience to the subjects of her books
Nail biting. Thumb sucking. Hair twirling. Scab picking. Shirt chewing. Do you have a habit that’s hard to stop? A habit that embarrasses you or gets you in trouble? If so, you’re not alone. Lots of kids have habits they wish they could lose. But habits are stronger than wishes. They lock on, holding you tight. Even if you want to break free, you can’t. Unless you have the keys. What to Do When Bad Habits Take Hold guides children and their parents through the cognitive-behavioural techniques used to treat... More info
Modern society has made sitting still a near impossible task with its constant mantra of being connected. Our brains never get a break and the result can be increased stress, anxiety, insomnia and left unchecked, even depression. But there is something you can do – *nothing!* Matthew Johnstone’s new book, a follow-up to his bestselling black dog series, is a simple, accessible, step-by-stop guide on how to mediate. Stripping back the mystical concepts that often put meditation in the too-hard basket for many of us, Johnstone’s book utilises his trademark... More info
* Over 500,000 copies sold!* Andrew’s bestselling pocket book, featuring his most popular quotes… Humorous and easy to read. Features 40 of Andrew Matthews’ cartoons. *Contents:* Happiness in a Nutshell deals with the issues we all deal with: overcoming disappointment depression difficult relationships eliminating worry embracing change setting and reaching our goals finding peace of mind. Says author Andrew Matthews, “We don’t always need NEW information. We just need to be reminded about things we already know!” “Happiness is not an accident. It is a decision we make.” Happiness in a... More info