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.
How to be a Friend: A Guide to Making Friends and Keeping Them -The perfect tool for parents and professionals working with children to build social confidence and explore playground politics. *Find out:* Who can be your friend How to show someone you would like to be friends How to handle bosses and bullies The best way to be friend and ways NOT to be a friend Ways to settle and argument with a friend More info
Externalising is a way to objectify problems that are causing difficulties for us. Separating the problem from the person can empower people to eliminate the power of the problem over their lives. In Go Away Mr Worrythoughts Brayden’s life is being affected by constant “worrying” until he decides to take action against “worrying” and stop its influence on his life. Go Away Mr Worrythoughts is a wonderful example of the effectiveness of the externalising process and makes a great book to read to children illustrating that they have... More info
Sometimes Sophie worries — not during the day when she is busy with family and friends, but at night when everything is calm and quiet. Her family all try to help, but somehow they just make her worries worse. Until her mother thinks of a new approach … that might just involve an elephant or two! But wait, don’t think about purple elephants, whatever you do! Whimsical and humorous, this little girl’s story of finding a way to ease her worry resonates with children and parents everywhere. Don’t Think... More info