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  • Feeling Better: A Kid's Book About Therapy

    Feeling Better: A Kid's Book About Therapy

    by Rachel Rashkin

    Using a journal format, 12-year-old Maya chronicles her emotional ups and downs and describes the process of psychotherapy. She begins by describing a change in her feelings and functioning: a lack of interest in things she used to love, difficulties in school, and problems getting along with her friends and family - none of the problems are extreme but serious enough to merit attention and intervention. The problems are portrayed as quite general, in order to reach the widest possible audience. The focus is not about resolving Maya's particular...

  • Making Mummy Better

    Making Mummy Better

    by Denise Scott

    A Child’s experience of postnatal depression. A wonderfully illustrated, large picture book telling the story of Sally, whose mum has had a new baby and is now suffering from post-natal depression. Written for 3-9 year olds whose mother is in the same situation, this book provides comfort and reassurance that, with help, support and time, their mum will also get better again. Denise Scott lives with her 2 children in Canberra in the A.C.T. She suffered antenatal and postnatal depression with her second child. Her work experience has included...

  • My Mom and Dad Don't Live Together Anymore: A Drawing Book for Children of Separated or Divorced Parents

    My Mom and Dad Don't Live Together Anymore: A Drawing Book for Children of Separated or Divorced Parents

    by Judith Rubin

    Some things are easier to say with pictures. When parents decide to separate or divorce, children need ways to sort through all the feelings, thoughts, and worries they are facing. This drawing book encourages kids to explore their inner world through both pictures and words, helping them to understand themselves and feel better during a difficult time of change. A Note for Parents discusses the impact of separation and divorce on the family, and describes the value of art therapy in coping with stressful emotions and experiences.  For children...