A useful picture story book for sharing with children who are living with step families.
Living apart from a parent can be a hard adjustment for kids. And, if that parent remarries and has stepchildren, things can get really confusing. Told from a young boy's point of view, Do You Sing Twinkle? sensitively addresses many feelings and questions that children may have while adjusting to remarriage and a blended family after their parents' divorce.
An extensive Note to Parents by Jane Annunziata, PsyD, is included to help parents learn easy ways to stay connected with their kids and to talk to their children about common but difficult emotions that can come with divorce, remarriage, or blended families.
Sandra Levins lives in Burlington, Iowa with her husband, Jim. Their diverse family includes five sons, their partners, and five adorable grandchildren.
She is the author of award-winning books such as
Eli's Lie-O-Meter: A Story About Telling the Truth
This book is beautiful and moving. The illustrations are cute and fun, there's very little text, just one or two sentences on each page under the drawing. In simple beautiful words the author takes her daughter from her birth to the day when she will be a mother herself, and ultimately be old and cherish the memory of her Mom. It is amazing how such simple illustrations and words can convey such strong emotions. This is a book that every Mom will treasure. Reading it will likely bring tears... More info
A delightful story, created by Aboriginal students from the south coast of New South Wales, it tells of the lives of the Bittangabee tribe. Beautifully illustrated with the help of local primary school children, the story follows Ninima and his family on their long summer journey into the mountains to collect Bogong moths, and then home again to the sea. The story highlights the importance of family and kinship in Aboriginal culture, and beautifully captures the intimate knowledge of plant and animal relationships that Aboriginal people possessed. The story... 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