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
A book buzzing with ideas, stories and suggestions. Playful and practical solution-finding with children. Warning! Kids Skills is a radical book. Well-known Finnish psychotherapist and TV presenter, Ben Furman, shares the Kids' Skills model for working with children that is influencing parents, teachers, counsellors and policy makers around the world. This is a playful and practical approach to solving difficulties faced by children where practically all problems can be seen as skills that need to be developed. This method invites children to become active participants in skill-building and solution-finding. Converting... More info
In this thoughtful collection of interviews and essays, Michael White extends upon his explorations of the narrative metaphor in therapy. Thorough explorations of the thinking that informs narrative practice are interwoven with stories of therapeutic conversations shared. For those readers who are already engaged with narrative therapy, this collection will provide further food for thought. How does narrative therapy fit within the broader traditions of family therapy? How can therapists assist people to meaningfully re-engage with the histories of their lives? What ethical considerations inform narrative conversations? What have... More info
This book is packed with fun sessions and practical group activities, Work with Young Women presents a multitude of opportunities for young women to build self-esteem, confidence and assertiveness. From art activities to life story work, the author offers ideas for a wide range of projects, games, discussions, drama and role-play to engage and motivate. Issues covered include body image, positive relationships, bullying, keeping safe and healthy lifestyles. This second edition has also been updated and includes a new section on gender and stereotyping. The book features guidelines for facilitating effective... More info