Outlining a new, optimistic way to understand autism, this concise and accessible book offers practical ideas to help children on the spectrum grow.
The Polyvagal Theory suggests autism is a learnt response to early stressors - the result of a child being in a prolonged state of 'fight or flight' while their nervous system is still developing. This book explains the theory in simple terms and incorporates recent developments in brain plasticity research (the capacity of the brain to change throughout life) to give parents and professionals the tools to strengthen the child's brain-body connection and lessen the social and emotional impact of autism.
Holly Bridges runs a therapeutic consultancy - License to Think and was nominated for the “Excellence in Personal and Community Support’ category of the Australian National Disability Services 2015 Support Awards. She lives in Perth, Western Australia.
*STOP the BULLYING! is about:* why bullies bully why bullied kids don’t tell their parents how bullied kids can make a stand. *It is about:* how parents sometimes create bullies how to tell if your child is being bullied what parents can do about bullying what schools can do about bullying bullying in the workplace preventing suicide how bystanders can help. STOP the BULLYING! is about teaching kindness. *Author Bio:* *Andrew Matthews* is one of the world’s most widely read self-help authors, His books are best-sellers... More info
This book draws on a wide range of evidence to explore the facts about the relationship between substance misuse and domestic violence and their effect on children, and examines the response of children's services when there are concerns about the safety and welfare of children. It reveals the vulnerability of these children and the extent to which domestic violence, parental alcohol or parental drug misuse impact on children's health and development, affect the adults' capacity to undertake key parenting tasks, and influence the response of wider family and the community.... More info
Children deserve to live a life that is safe from exploitation and harm, but are we failing in our duty to protect them? Childhood today is big business - it is impossible for any child growing up to avoid pervasive and intense marketing from companies. Whether it be for fatty foods resulting in childhood obesity, expensive franchised toys which encourage tension within families and stigma among friends, or 'pornified' role models who pervert children's ideas of sexuality, research clearly shows that commercial pressures are having a direct impact on children's... More info