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.
Indigo, The Rainbow Pixie, takes children on an adventure of self-discovery through a magical garden full of affirmations. This empowering story will teach children how to use positive words and thoughts to help create wonderful experiences so they can realise their full potential and be a source of their own happiness. Full of vibrant imagery The Affirmation Garden is children’s a book with over 100 affirmations. There are hidden affirmations featured throughout as well as pages full of practical hints and activities for parents and teachers to help educate children... More info
Dot is feeling a bit underappreciated. After all, Dot is only a dot, and what good is a dot? It looks like Dot could use a reminder of his important place in the world. How could a person see if he only had one dotted eye? And what would a Dalmatian be without all its spots? More importantly, how could children ask for sweet treats without the dot in a question mark? Dot is about to get a big lesson on just how important he is--because there's... More info
Meet Max. Max Archer, Kid Detective. Max helps kids solve problems. Emily has stomachaches. A lot of them! With Max's help, Emily investigates the big three causes of stomachaches: lactose intolerance, constipation, and stress. With a mix of facts and humor, Max puts Emily on the right track towards feeling better. Max Archer, Kid Detective is written by a pediatrician with years of experience helping kids with problems (just like Max!). A Q & A for parents is included with the story. More info