A picture story book especially for children who have bad dreams or nightmares. It both entertains and gives children the tools they need to understand their dreams and the feelings that cause them. It also provides parents with loving and effective strategies for responding to children who wake them in the night with bad dreams. The essence of the story is a progression in which Joey, an adorable kangaroo, goes from believing in and being tormented by his bad dreams to understanding that he is their author. By the fourth and last dream, Joey can recognize by himself that certain of the day's events stimulated him to create an unpleasant experience for himself in his sleep. As a result, he goes peacefully and confidently back to sleep without needing to be helped by his parents.
Ages 3 to 10 years
Martha Heineman Pieper, Ph.D., co-authored with William J. Pieper, M.D. The Piepers are co-authors of numerous articles and books. For over thirty years they have conducted clinical research and been in private practice treating children, adolescents, and adults, counseling parents, and supervising other mental health professionals.
Martha Heineman Pieper received her Ph.D. in clinical social work from the University of Chicago. She has served on the editorial board of professional journals such as Illinois Child Welfare, Social Work and Smith College Studies in Social Work. In addition to her clinical writings she has published extensively on the topic of philosophy of research.
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