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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.
Friendship is Like a Seesaw explores the ups and downs that occur in friendships, or indeed, in many other kinds of relationships. This book acknowledges that even the healthiest of friendships can have their tricky moments.
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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.
*A funny and reassuring story for children who have occasional worries of their own!* The usually happy Jenny has started to have lots of worries until they grow into a huge bag of worries that follow her everywhere. They are there when she goes swimming, when she is watching TV, and even when she is in the lavatory. Jenny decides they will have to go. But who can help her? Also Available: The Huge Bag of Worries (Shared Reading Size)[http://www.lighthouseresources.com.au/bookshop/books/families/children/the-huge-bag-of-worries/] More info
A new children's picture book aimed at preschool and early primary children explores different family structures and makes clear they take many forms. This picture book, by Belinda Nowell and Misa Alexander, introduces Alex, a young boy who has a new foster sister. A bully at school tells Alex his family isn't normal so his mum takes a trip with him through the class photo to try to help him find 'a normal family'. 'Are we normal?' he asked. Mum gave Alex her brightest smile. 'Absolutely NOT... but why don't... More info
Mindfulness is experiencing a renaissance as a conscious and considered approach to life, beckons us to do more than just survive the stresses of daily life. It calls us to thrive and live happily. This pensive and peaceful book encourages children to slow down and become deliberate with their day-to-day actions and thoughts. With gentle rhythms and soothing imagery, kids may be guided toward a quiet self-awareness and mindfulness. And when a day feels stressful or topsy-turvy, kids can use such self-awareness to calm down and feel better. Kids... More info