Some things are easier to say with pictures. When parents decide to separate or divorce, children need ways to sort through all the feelings, thoughts, and worries they are facing. This drawing book encourages kids to explore their inner world through both pictures and words, helping them to understand themselves and feel better during a difficult time of change.
A Note for Parents discusses the impact of separation and divorce on the family, and describes the value of art therapy in coping with stressful emotions and experiences.
For children aged 8-10 years
Judith Aron Rubin, PhD, once the "Art Lady" on Mister Rogers' Neighbourhood, is a pioneer in the field of art therapy. A past president of the American Art Therapy Association, Dr. Rubin is a therapist, educator, film producer, and the author of several books on the topic.
This brand new collection of 100 creative therapeutic worksheets will help clients to explore common issues and challenges. With activities based around visual diary keeping and self-observation, this resource can help to build self-esteem, cope with change, identify self-development goals and promote wellbeing. *Contents:* Introduction. Theoretical Concepts. 1. Understanding Self. 2. Self-Esteem and Managing Emotions. 3. Reflecting. 4. Journaling. 5. Metaphor. References. *Author Bio:* *Jennifer Guest* has worked in clinical therapeutic practice as a counsellor for 14 years, working with adults, couples and young people in a variety of counselling... More info
Many parents feel they must wait until their child is mobile or able to speak before any real relationship can begin. We know for example that the foetus is prepared for the extra-uterine environment from the beginning of the 3rd trimester. Parents need the opportunity to be aware that their baby is yearning for their love, attention and interest. The first developmental task for the infant for example, is not holding their head up, sitting or crawling but the development of a relationship. The aim of this book is... More info
"This book will help you understand what is happening to your mom or dad who goes to jail..." Ideal for use with children aged 6-11, this is an invaluable resource for supporting the wellbeing of children whose parent is incarcerated. It explains what jail is like and why some people have to go there, while reassuring children that their parent loves them, is safe, and is working hard to come home again. Included are activities to help children manage their feelings, tips for parents and professionals on how best... More info