The Big Hug books grew out of letters sent to children and their families after their psychology sessions. Each book has its origins in a real need for a real child with a real problem and offers real strategies from a real psychologist. The heart-felt illustrations and simple words aim to simplify tricky situations and soothe strong emotions. The books aim to give children, and the people who care for them, a way to talk about problems. The Big Hug books acknowledge that some moments in life are tricky and encourage acceptance, problem solving and help-seeking as needed.
Cakes are made from many different ingredients to create something unique, delicious and amazing. A family is a lot like a cake. Families come in all shapes and sizes. They are the people who help us feel that we belong. Families give us help, support and love... even when we are apart from them. When we are with our family, we feel like we are home.
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Shona Innes is a Clinical and Forensic Psychologist. Since the 1980s she have been helping children, teens, adults and other psychologists to deal with challenges that come their way.
Eli knows the difference between pretending and the real facts. Pretending is what he does when he orbits the earth, and the real facts are what actually happen. Sometimes in REAL life, keeping to the facts is hard for Eli. With the help of his parents and the super-deluxe Lie-O-Meter, Eli learns about the consequences of his fibs and the value of telling the truth. To help parents get the facts straight on fibs, lies, and whoppers, included is a Note to Parents by Mary Lamia, PhD, a clinical... More info
Use this playful, read-along story to teach that anger as a natural and manageable part of life. The Anger Ogre visits everybody's lives, just remember to be patient whenever it arrives. When the Anger Ogre Visits gives children symbolic and concrete guidance about how to deal with anger as a natural part of their inner lives. Rather than squelching anger or pushing it away, the book invites children to sit with and observe anger, removing its overwhelming aspects. This playfully illustrated story, written in memorable rhyme, centres on discovering and... More info
My Two Super Mums is the latest edition to the wonderful series written by Bronny and illustrated by our wonderful new illustrator Fleure Vaslet. Fleure is an English born Australian based Artist living bayside and the two met through the primary school where both their daughters attend. What has ensued is not just a beautiful friendship but a marvellous collaboration between two mums who believe families should be celebrated in all their shapes and sizes. 'My Two Super Mums' presents a family of four: two mums and two daughters... More info