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.
In *A Magical Bedtime Story*, the Rainbow Pixie has been developed to help teach children how to relax and meditate and features in our children’s introductory relaxation and meditation range called Indigo Dreaming. Indigo teaches children to become aware of their body and to use deep breaths, visualisation and affirmations to consciously relax each body part. Most children will find it most comfortable and will find it most effective to stay on their back for the whole routine. In this book, Indigo turns from lying on his back to... More info
My Body Rules is an interactive story book aimed at supporting you to undertake protective behaviour education with your child to aid in increasing their safety and protection. The book is designed for parents to read to their children and to discuss and complete activities together. This story follows Sarah and her friends who make a special presentation to their class about safety. They discuss concepts such as ‘kids body rights and rules’ all from a child’s perspective. They also explore some of the challenges kids might face regarding their... More info
Pearl Fairweather, Pirate Captain - Teaching children about gender equality, respect, respectful relationships, empowerment, diversity, leadership, recognizing bullying behaviours and the prevention of violence Captain Pearl Fairweather is a brave, fair and strong pirate captain. She and her diverse crew of twenty-four women sail the seven seas on the good ship, Harmony, looking only for adventure. All is well, until the day Captain Sandy McCross sails into their lives and demands to take over Pearl’s ship! This beautifully illustrated children's picture book explores crucial issues such as gender equality, respect, respectful relationships,... More info