Questions and Feelings about... is a series which tackles tough topics in a sensitive way. The books are a perfect aid to help 7-9 year old children to open up and explore how they feel and steps they can take to help them cope with emotionally challenging situations.
How do you explain to a child what happens when parents separate? This hands on picture book is designed to help children with their questions and feelings about tricky topics that can be hard to talk about. Written with wellbeing experts CHUMS this book offers practical help, tips and advice an well as exploring everyday situations, supported by, exquisite and approachable illustrations to give a comforting story book feel. A perfect aid to help children open up and explore how they feel and steps they can take to help them through a difficult time.
Dawn Hewitt is CEO of CHUMS, a Child Bereavement Trauma and Emotional Wellbeing Service based in Bedfordshire, UK. They are an independent social enterprise with over 45 staff and over 70 volunteers and they provide much needed help and support to children and young people who are dealing with grief and bereavement, amongst other issues. This book is a collaboration between Dawn and her colleagues at CHUMS.
This was a beautiful book dealing with a difficult topic: when children’s parents separate, and how children are affected by it. It focused on the child’s point of view, and the questions or concerns they may feel when their parents are separating. It covered huge feelings that children may feel, such as abandonment, feeling it was their fault, and fear about where to live. There were prompts to ask the children how they felt at certain points in the book, and an exercise that could be completed at the end, along with more resources for children and parents.
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Questions for this book came directly from children in NSW. They were collected over a decade from children aged from 10 to 14 years who participated in Interrelate’s School Services programs. The proceeds from the sale of this and other books go directly to ensuring the valuable programs we provide for our school communities in NSW will continue. The questions in this book have been kept as close as possible to their original wording and spelling to ensure their integrity. We have answered all questions simply and accurately. *Other Interrelate... More info