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.
Life is like the Wind focuses on the complexities around death, loss and grief. It acknowledges the range of feelings associated with losing a loved one whether human or non-human. This book aims to help children not to be frightened of their reactions, but to explore their beliefs, acknowledge that others may have different ideas and then work out the ways they want to acknowledge their loss and their feelings.
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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.
All my friends are different. But that's okay. Because we all LOVE the same thing! “I run around the park and Emily zooms around the park in her wheelchair. – We are different. But that’s okay because we both like to play video games!” Softcover Full colour 30 pages More info
Our modern world is fast-paced, unsettled and rather stressful. Stress is a normal part of a child’s everyday life, however if the level of stress outweighs a child’s ability to cope, then it becomes a problem. Our children need to develop skills and strategies to be able to cope with stress in their lives. In this beautifully illustrated picture book, Oofoo - the anxious and crazy magpie, introduces us to some of the most common symptoms of stress in children and how to counteract them in a fun, light-hearted... More info
Specifically written to address children's fear of being apart from the ones they love it teaches that people who love each other are always connected by a very special string, made of love. *The Invisible String *is a very simple approach to overcoming the fear of loneliness or separation with an imaginative flair that children can easily identify with and remember. Teaching children that we aren't ever really alone and people who love each other are always connected by a very special string, made of love. Even though you... More info