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101 Games for Self-Esteem

 

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Mosely, Jenny|Sonnet, Helen|Sonnett, Helen

Unlock your students’ full potential with this collection of innovative games designed to promote self-esteem. Students will learn how to relate to one another, and feel more positive about themselves while having fun playing these games. These classroom-tested activities are organized thematically (such as games with music or physical activity) and can be played in pairs or groups in the classroom or outside. 144 pages. Search

101 Games For Social Skills

 

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Mosley, Jenny|Sonnet, Helen

This invaluable book for parents and teachers is packed with creative and dynamic games that will help children to develop positive relationships. Part 1: Games that teach looking, listening, speaking, thinking and concentration skills. Part 2: Consolidating the 5 skills area and opportunities for children to apply them in different social contexts. * Collection of inventive games that will enable you to have a positive influence on a child’s complex social journey through life. * All activities have been tried, tested and thoroughly enjoyed! Search

1-2-3 Magic for Kids: Helping Your Children Understand the New Rules

 

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Phelan, Thomas W.|Lewis, Tracy M.|Phelan, Thomas

By presenting the popular 1-2-3 Magic parenting program from a child€™s point of view, this innovative guide provides kids with a thorough understanding of the disciplinary system€”from the counting and time-out methods parents will be using to how better behavior benefits the entire family and leaves more time for play. Storytelling portions are coupled with copious illustrations to help describe the basic tenets of 1-2-3 Magic€”such as positive reinforcement, charting, and the docking system€”while a question-and-answer section outlines common situations, including What if I don€™t go to my room? Will I still be counted if I have a friend over? and What kinds of things can we do for one-on-one fun? Crossword puzzles, word searches, and journal suggestions further encourage children to apply what they€™ve learned about the methods. Search

Adventures in Peacemaking: A Conflict Resolution Guide for School-Age Programs

 

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Kreidler, William J.|Furlong, Lisa|Prouty, IlaSahai|Project Adventure, Inc

Adventures in Peacemaking includes hundreds of hands-on, engaging activities designed to meet the unique needs of after-school programs, camps and recreation centers. The activities teach the skills of creative conflict resolution to school-age children through games, cooperative team challenges, drama, crafts, music and even cooking. The guide includes easy-to-implement strategies and tips for providers to both reduce conflict in their programs and to intervene effectively when conflict does occur. Parent Connection Handouts are also available for purchase through Educators for Social Responsibility. Search

All Kinds of Bodies: A Lift-the-Flap Book

 

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Safran, Sheri|Fields, Sadie|Brownjohn, Emma

Do you like the way you look? Would you rather look like someone else? This delightful lift-the-flap book shows all kinds of faces and bodies to teach that no matter how we look on the outside, under the skin we are all the same and everyone is special. At the end is an informative lift-the-flap skeleton to hang on the wall. Search

Bad Guys Don’t Have Birthdays: Fantasy Play at Four

 

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Paley, Vivian Gussin

Bad guys are not allowed to have birthdays, pick blueberries, or disturb the baby. So say the four-year-olds who announce life’s risks and dangers as they play out the school year in Vivian Paley’s classroom.Their play is filled with warnings. They invent chaos in order to show that everything is under control. They portray fear to prove that it can be conquered. No theme is too large or too small for their intense scrutiny. Fantasy play is their ever dependable pathway to knowledge and certainty.” It . . . takes a special teacher to value the young child’s communications sufficiently, enter into a meaningful dialogue with the youngster, and thereby stimulate more productivity without overwhelming the child with her own ideas. Vivian Paley is such a teacher.”€”Maria W. Piers, in the American Journal of Education”[Mrs. Paley’s books] should be required reading wherever children are growing. Mrs. Paley does not presume to understand preschool children, or to theorize. Her strength lies equally in knowing that she does not know and in trying to learn. When she cannot help children€”because she can neither anticipate nor follow their thinking€”she strives not to hinder them. She avoids the arrogance of adult to small child; of teacher to student; or writer to reader.”€”Penelope Leach, author of Your Baby & Child in the New York Times Book Review”[Paley’s] stories and interpretation argue for a new type of early childhood education . . . a form of teaching that builds upon the considerable knowledge children already have and grapple with daily in fantasy play.”€”Alex Raskin, Los Angeles Times Book Review”Through the ‘intuitive language’ of fantasy play, Paley believes, children express their deepest concerns. They act out different roles and invent imaginative scenarios to better understand the real world. Fantasy play helps them cope with uncomfortable feelings. . . . In fantasy, any device may be used to draw safe boundaries.”€”Ruth J. Moss, Psychology Today Search

Banish Your Self-Esteem Thief: A Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Workbook on Building Positive Self-Esteem for Young People

 

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Collins-Donnelly, Kate

Part of the Reading Well scheme. 35 books selected by young people and health professionals to provide 13 to 18 year olds with high-quality support, information and advice about common mental health issues and related conditions.Build confidence and self-esteem with this fun and effective workbook for young people.Look out – the Self-Esteem Thief is on the prowl! He’s the crafty character who keeps stealing your positive self-esteem from your Self-Esteem Vault, leaving only negative thoughts and feelings about you behind. But the good news is you can banish him for good and this workbook will show you how!Packed with activities and real-life stories, this imaginative workbook will show you what self-esteem is, how it develops, the impact it can have and how all this applies to your own self-esteem. Using cognitive behavioural and mindfulness principles and techniques, this workbook will help you change how you think and act in order to build positive self-esteem, protect your Self-Esteem Vault and banish your Self-Esteem Thief for good!Fun, easy to read and full of tips and strategies, this is an excellent workbook for young people aged 10+ to work through on their own or with the help of a parent or practitioner. Search

Beginnings And Endings With Lifetimes In Between

 

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Mellonie, Bryan|MELLONIE, ROBERT INGPEN BRYAN|Ingpen, Robert R.

A tender and gentle book explaining that everything must die sometime. Search

Behaviour Management With Young Children

 

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Rogers, Bill A.|Rogers, William A.|McPherson, Elizabeth|Rogers, Bill

This will be an essential book for all Early Years students, infant teachers, support staff and school leaders.It explores behaviour management in the crucial early years of schooling in an accessible and practical way. The authors emphasise the establishment phase of a teacher’s relationship with a new class. The essential skills are explored in detail through a wide range of case studies. The authors cover all the major topics, such as: challenging student behaviour; positive discipline practice; behaviour recovery practice; helping students with special behaviour needs; how colleague support can help our day-to-day teaching; and, how to set up and maintain a whole-class behaviour agreement. Search

Behavioural and Emotional Difficulties

 

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Mortimer, Hannah

The series covers all areas of special educational needs .Practical support for identifying and supporting needs .Carefully linked to requirements of new Code of Practice for Special Educational Needs .Practical activity ideas based on the Early Learning Goals .Ideas on working with parents .Time-saving photocopiable sheets .Information on useful resources Search

Best Cat in the World, The

 

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Newman, Lesléa|Himler, Ronald

Even the best cat in the world doesn’t live forever, and Victor is very sad when his beloved cat, Charlie, dies. His mother suggests getting a new cat, but Victor isn’t so sure. Finally, when the vet tells Victor she has another cat that really needs a home, Victor agrees to give the new cat a chance. But the new cat, Shelley, isn’t like Charlie. She doesn’t look like Charlie, or act like Charlie, or like to do the things Charlie used to do. With all these differences, is there any chance that Victor can learn to accept and love Shelley? Leslea Newman’s gentle story honors the full range of a child’s feelings after losing a favorite pet, while Ron Himler’s soft pencil and watercolor illustrations capture Victor’s poignant emotions as well as the playful antics of his new kitten. Search

Beyond The Limit: Children who live with parental acholhol abuse

 

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Childline,

Beyond The Limit: Children who live with parental acholhol abuse Search

Bullies, Cyberbullies and Frenemies. by Michele Elliot

 

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Elliot, Michele|Elliott, Michelle

Are there practical things you can do to stop being bullied – at home, at school and online? What are frenemies and how can you deal with them? How can you learn to make friends and respect yourself? This guide will tell you what bullying is, where it happens, and what you can do about it. Search

Bullies: Understanding Bullies and Bullying, The

 

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Lines, Dennis

Is there a particular type of person who becomes a bully? Why do bullies behave like they do? How can we interpret and understand bullying within relationships?Based on interviews with individuals, The Bullies attempts to get inside the minds of the bully and victim across a wide range of ‘closed’ situations including the home, school, workplace, prisons and the armed services. By listening to the voices of bullies and victims from a variety of backgrounds without making judgement, Dennis Lines provides unique insights into what makes such domineering and aggressive behaviour so complex. He discusses controversial issues such as genetic predisposition towards abusive behaviour, and draws on his experience as a counsellor to provide insights on how to understand and treat bullies to change their behaviour.The Bullies offers a unique perspective on a widespread phenomenon, and will be essential reading for psychologists, counsellors, teachers, social workers, probation officers, sociologists, students and researchers.About the Author:Dennis Lines holds a BPhil Ed (Counselling) and is MBACP affiliated. He has been a youth leader for 12 years, an RE teacher in secondary school for 11 years, and for the past 22 years has worked as a school counsellor in a large secondary school in Birmingham, UK. He has published widely, lectured and conducted workshops on adolescent development and related topics nationally Search

Bullying and Young Children: Understanding the Issues and Tackling the Problem

 

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Macintyre, Christine

What is it that makes some children bully and some become victims?What can you do if despite your best efforts, a child keeps on taunting another?What steps can you take before communicating with parents and what will you say?The practice of bullying endures in all schools today. Despite the implementation of bullying policies, parents and staff can be equally perplexed: not really understanding what they have or haven t done to allow it to happen.Christine Macintyre explores this highly emotive topic, asking why as many as one in 12 school children are bullying victims, and will show in a highly practical way, what can be done to support the children and help staff improve their own practice.This book will provide help and guidance on:enhancing the self-esteem of the affected children, showing how new-found confidence will enable children to offset the effects of being bullied or indeed being a bully.how to tell parents their child is bullying or being bullied, and how to build up a meaningful and mutually supportive relationship with them.creating a learning environment that prevents the desire for children to bully.Based on case studies giving first hand accounts of real-life situations, and evaluations of strategies that have been tried and tested, this book suggests fresh and inspiring ways of tackling a problem faced by many practitioners today.” Search

Child Protection Handbook, The

 

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Wilson, Kate|James, Adrian L.|DipSWK(Sussex), Kate Wilson BA(Oxon)|DASS, Adrian L. James BA MA PhD GDSA|Harkles, |Applegate, Edith J.|Rankin, |Wilson,

This comprehensive sourcebook and reference covers a wide range of practical, theoretical, and legal issues which all health and social work professionals must know and understand to work in child protection. It provides a practical and evidence-based account of key, contemporary developments in child protection practice in the UK, particularly reflecting the most recent Government guidelines and proposals. With media focus so often on the failures of care, this book is intended to provide the care team with the underpinning and practical knowledge to carry out their work with confidence. Search

Children Don’t Divorce

 

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Stones, Rosemary|Spoor, Nicola

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Children’s Unspoken Language

 

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Doherty-Sneddon, Gwyneth

Gwyneth Doherty-Sneddon, a developmental psychologist and the mother of two young children, demonstrates the way in which a young child’s developing personality and intelligence is revealed through non-verbal communication. She shows how parents and other adults have the potential to facilitate a child’s social and intellectual growth through acknowledging and responding to this unspoken language.Taking an in-depth look at four of the channels of non-verbal communication – hand gesture, facial expression, eye gaze and touch – this accessible text follows the development of young children from birth to late primary school age. Using jargon-free language Children’s Unspoken Language is invaluable reading for parents and professionals alike. Search

Circle Time for the Very Young: For Nursery, Reception and Key Stage 1 Children

 

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Collins, Margaret

The book is easy to read, can be dipped into as required and will make a useful addition to the infant school teacher’s resource library’ – \n Education and Health \nCircle Time for the Very Young provides teachers with something very accessible for use with younger children. All the information you need to “get going” is there, and the level of detail should be just right for both school and other early years settings’ – \n Educational Psychology in Practice\nCircle Time is extensively used in primary and increasingly in secondary schools to help young people improve their confidence, speaking and listening skills, and to raise self-esteem. Much of the material suggests games and activities suitable for older pupils, therefore the language and activities do not suit children new into school.We know that Circle Time is best introduced early and this book is full of brilliant activities for very young children. On the left hand page the plan is for 3 to 5 year olds and on the right hand page the same activity is developed for 5 to 7 year olds.There are five PSCHE themes:” friends and friendship” growing up” feelings” keeping safe” citizenship.Margaret Collins is a former headteacher of an infant and first school. She is now Visiting Fellow in the School of Education at the University of Southampton. She researches children’s perceptions of health education topics, writes and co-writes teaching materials for children, books and articles on personal, social, health and citizenship education (PSHCE). Search

Comfort for Depression

 

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Harwood, Janet

Everyone has days when they feel they can’t cope. Sometimes there’s a specific reason — money worries, difficulties with a relationship or problems at work — sometimes it’s harder to put your finger on the cause. It’s all too easy to get caught in a spiral of unhappiness, and to feel there’s no escape. Comfort for Depression gives you sensible advice to help you regain a more positive outlook. It shows you how to put yourself first, without feeling guilty, for long enough to enable you to face the world again. Search

Confident Child, The

 

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Odonnchadha, Reamonn|Donnchadha, Reamonn O.

Are we right in the way we are raising our children? Are we passing on what is best or simply what we know? Are we preparing them for their future?’The Confident Child’ helps parents and teachers to realise their own abilities in the work of enabling and empowering children. Dr Reamonn O Donnchadha points out that the essential skills necessary for living in today’s world are present in our children but by cosseting, over-protection and unconscious fear, we are in danger of extinguishing these skills instead of fostering and guiding them.In this invaluable book, the author looks at important aspects of growing up and suggests flexible ideas and guidelines for parents and teachers to apply both in their own lives and in the lives of those children for whom they are responsible. Useful case studies at the end of each chapter show how the ideas can be put into practice.Other books by Reamonn O’Donnchadha Be Confident!” Search

Coping with Loss for Parents

 

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Elliot, Pat

Loss is very traumatic for children, whether it occurs through death, divorce, losing a friend or losing a pet. Bereavement counsellor Elliot offers parents advice on helping their child deal with loss. Search

Cyberbullying and E-safety: What Educators and Other Professionals Need to Know

 

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Katz, Adrienne

“I’d die without my Blackberry” – one young person’s comment sums up a generation of young people who are increasingly living their daily lives through their phones and the internet. Cyberbullying is rife, affecting one in five 10-19 year olds. It causes anxiety, unhappiness and mental health problems; in extreme cases even leading to suicide.This book provides a compelling and up to date account of the constantly evolving problem of cyberbullying: the different forms it can take, how the impact differs on boys and girls of different ages, and which children are most vulnerable. Drawing on the findings of the author’s survey of over 9,000 children and teenagers, Cyberbullying and E-safety provides a revealing account of the direct experiences and views of children. It describes how a new world where emerging technologies such as smartphones have transformed online social behaviour requires a new, more relevant approach to e-safety and the problem of cyberbullying. The author provides this in the form of a youth-led, age- and gender-appropriate model for cyber-education in the modern world; a 3-tier model comprising universal e-safety education accompanied by targeted and intensive support and advice for children at most risk. She also outlines a school-wide model for preventing and responding to cyberbullying in children, young people and teachers, and provides a wealth of guidance and tools for individuals and schools including templates and lesson plans.Cyberbullying and E-safety is required reading for teachers, counsellors, youth workers, social workers, and other professionals working with children and young people. Search

Dad’s in Prison

 

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Speed, Margaret|Cain, Sandra

Dad’s in Prison tells the story of two brothers whose father is sent to prison. Narrated by the elder brother, the book describes the boys’ experiences and emotions, during and after their father’s arrest, including their first visit to prison. Search

Day the Sea Went Out and Never Came Back, The

 

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Sunderland, Margot|Armstrong, Nicky

The Day the Sea Went Out and Never Came Back is a story for children who have lost someone they love. Eric is a sand dragon who loves the sea very much. Each day, he watches it going out and coming back. His sea is beautiful indeed to him. But one day, the sea goes out and does not come back. Eric waits and waits, but it does not come back. So he falls on the sand in terrible pain. It feels to him as if he has lost everything. After many bleak days, Eric sees a little wild flower. It is dying. Eric knows he must save it. He finds water. More and more flowers appear and so Eric starts to make a beautiful rock pool garden. And as he does, he finds the courage to feel the full pain of his loss, instead of closing his heart. He realises that his memories of his precious sea are like a special kind of treasure in his mind, a treasure he will never lose. Search

Death

 

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Mole, Karen Bryant-

Learn about life and death, and how to deal with the feelings you get when someone close to you dies. Search

Death and Dying

 

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Sanders, Pete

Intended to help young people come to terms with death and loss. The author reassures readers that it is all right to feel frightened about dying or losing members of their family or friends. The book also discusses the importance of remembering the dead. Search

Developing Good Child Protection Practice: A Guide for First Line Managers

 

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Noakes, Sara|Hearn, Barbara|Wonnacott, Jane|Burton, Sheryl

Developing Good Child Protection Practice: A Guide for First Line Managers Search

Dibs in Search of Self

 

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Axline, Virginia M.

A child therapy classic. Dibs will not talk. He will not play. He has locked himself in a very special prison–and he is alone. This is the true story of how he learned to reach out for the sunshine, for life–how he came to the breathless discovery of himself that brought him back to the world of other children. Dibs in Search of Self is a true story by psychologist & author Virginia Mae Axline. It chronicles a year of play therapy sessions with an emotionally crippled boy from a wealthy, highly educated family. In spite of obvious signs he’s gifted, his parents perceive him as mentally defective because he presents abnormal social behavior. He continuously isolates himself, shuns social contact, rarely speaks, physically lashes out at his sister & classmates, has homicidal ideation & displays anti-social behavior. He’s misdiagnosed as autistic. To maintain anonymity, Axline gave him the Dibs pseudonym. She uses play therapy in order to communicate with him. Gradually, he’s rehabilitated & brought back to normal social behaviors. Tested, he was a gifted child with a 168 IQ. Search

Domestic Violence and Children: A Handbook for Schools and Early Years Settings

 

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Sterne, Abigail|Poole, Liz|Chadwick, Donna|Lawler, Catherine|Dodd, Lynda W.

This book describes the impact of domestic violence on children & provides support for education & social care professionals, suggesting practical ways in which education staff can meet the needs of pupils from difficult home backgrounds. Search

Don’t Rant & Rave on Wednesdays!: The Children’s Anger-Control Book

 

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Moser, Adolph|Thatch, Nancy R.|Melton, David

The Emotional Impact Series… Anger can be a powerful and frightening emotion for children to see in others and experience in themselves. In this book, Dr. Moser explains the causes of anger and offers methods that can help children reduce the amount of anger they feel. He also gives effective techniques to help young people control their behavior, even when they are angry. This book will delight both children and adults. It’s informative and it’s bun because Dr. Moser examines the complex feelings of human anger with the proper blend of sensitivity and humor. And David Melton’s colorful illustrations are bright and witty. Counselors, teachers, parents and children who have read and used Dr. Moser’s previous books are sure to welcome Don’t Rant & Rave on Wednesdays! Search

Ears and the Secret Song

 

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Doney, Meryl

A young mouse named Ears survives the destruction of her home in a wheatfield and discovers the meaning of the secret song her mother has taught her. Search

Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties in Middle Childhood: Identification, Assessment and Intervention in School

 

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Chazan, Maurice|Laing, Alice F.|Davies, Diane

Looking In Depth At The Main Issues Of Emotional And Behavioural difficulties of 7-11 year olds, this book draws on recent study material and projects to suggest practical ways of dealing with such difficulties in schools, and to give a clearer understanding of the problems posed by children with EBDs. Key topics covered include educating children with Emotional And Behavioural Difficulties Ebds In Mainstream And Special schools, disruptive behaviour and bullying, withdrawal, anxiety and depression, identification and assessment and how schools, parents and others can help. Search

Emotional Literacy Handbook: A Guide for Schools, The

 

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Park, James|Goodman, Harriet|Haddon, Alice|Antidote,

Demonstrating how schools can reduce conflict and bullying, this title promotes tolerance and stimulates a positive attitude to teaching and learning by creating an emotionally literate environment. Search

Empowering Children to Cope with Difficulty and Build Muscles for Mental Health

 

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Dlugokinski, Eric L.|Allen, Sandra F.|Dlugokinksi, Eric L.

This book provides mental health professionals and counselors with a conceptual understanding and practical suggestions for educating children in skills that can promote their mental health. It focuses on preventive intervention with a science- and research-based conceptualization for children in the school. The authors also provide principles for effective delivery of suggested intervention techniques. Search

Exceptional Children’s Guide to Touch: Teaching Social and Physical Boundaries to Kids, An

 

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Manasco, Hunter|Manasco, McKinley Hunter

The rules of physical contact can be tricky to grasp and children with special needs are at a heightened risk of abuse. This friendly picture book explains in simple terms how to tell the difference between acceptable and inappropriate touch, thereby helping the child with special needs stay safe.Each story covers a different type of touch from accidental to friendly to hurtful and will help children understand how boundaries change depending on the context. It explores when and where it is okay to touch other people, when and where other people can touch you, why self touching sometimes needs to be private, and what to do if touch feels inappropriate.This book is an invaluable teaching resource and discussion starter for parents, teachers and carers working with children with special needs. Search

Exploring Emotions

 

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Bayley, Ros|Hughes, Cathy

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Family Break-up

 

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Powell, Jillian

The texts in this series contain simple text and photographs which help younger readers to understand complicated and sensitive issues. This volume deals with divorce and explores why families sometimes have to split up. Search

Family That Fights, A

 

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Bernstein, Sharon Chesler|Levine, Abby|Ritz, Karen

Henry’s parents fight often and his father sometimes hits his mother, causing Henry to feel frightened and ashamed. Includes a list of things children can do in situations of family violence. Search

Feeling Sad

 

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Best, Charlie|Braithwaite, Althea

Choices is a thought-provoking series that supports the Framework for PSHE and Citizenship at Key Stage 2. In each book, children talk about their emotions, and how they cope with difficult situations. The author was involved in extensive research with children and the text was built around their responses. Difficult emotions and issues are treated seriously, but sympathetically and constructively. In this book, children talk about what makes them feel sad, how they cope with it, and how to help someone who is feeling the same way. Search

Frog Who Longed for the Moon to Smile: A Story for Children Who Yearn for Someone They Love: Volume 2, The

 

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Sunderland, Margot|Armstrong, Nicky|Hancock, Nicky

The Frog Who Longed for the Moon to Smile is a story for children who yearn for someone they love. Frog is very much in love with the moon because she once smiled at him. So now he spends all his time dreaming about her. He waits and waits for her to smile at him again. One day a wise and friendly crow helps frog to see how he is wasting his life away. All the time he has been facing the place of very little, he’s had his back to the place of plenty. Search

Good Practice in Child Protection

 

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Hobart, Christine|Frankel, Jill

One of a series providing students and practitioners with guidance on a range of child-care issues, this is a straightforward and systematic text on child protection. It covers the legal framework and the roles of the various agencies in preventing, identifying and investigating child abuse, and presents a practical approach to working with parents and with abused children. Case studies are included, together with advice on professional practice and activities to enhance the learning process. Search

Good Practice in Child Safety

 

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O’Donovan, Margaret|O’Donovan, Margeret|Dare, Angela

Early years workers have a responsibility for the well-being of children in their care, and it is essential that they understand the principles of child safety. This book addresses the full range of safety related topics. It includes chapters on accidents and accident prevention, safety in relation to child development, the maintenance of a healthy and safe environment, responses to child abuse, and an introduction to first aid. The book also provides coverage of safety issues in the home, nursery and school. It offers a clear aand concise introduction to the relevant legislation, including regular pointers to good, professional practice. Activities and quick check questions reinforce the learning process. Search

Growing Child: Laying the Foundations of Active Learning and Physical Health, The

 

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Stevens, Clair

How do children’s early physical experiences influence their future health and well-being?What are the future consequences of a sedentary childhood on life chances and health?What importance do we place in the UK on sleep, fresh air, good nutrition and movement?”The Growing Child” thoughtfully discusses the key principles of children’s physical development alongside descriptions of everyday practice. It looks in detail at all aspects of physical development including exercise, diet, sleep and how these link to the development of the whole child.The book considers key learning dispositions such as perseverance, determination, confidence, responsibility, courage and curiosity and shows how physical play helps to develop children’s organisational skills, team work, risk management, communication and raise their self-esteem. Drawing on the author’s own experience of running a Forest School nursery, the book aims to help practitioners to:create rich and stimulating play environments that enable children to learn, make connections and explore using their whole bodies;reflect on their own teaching methods to encourage children’s engagement, motivation and creativity through effective observation and planning;engage with parents and carers to help support children’s learning at home whilst maintaining the values of the family;celebrate the uniqueness of each child and provide learning experiences that are appropriate for individuals with particular learning needs, be they physical, emotional or cognitive to ensure that every child has an equal opportunity to succeed.The first seven years of life provide distinct opportunities to lay the foundations for a positive, successful and happy life; it is essential that this is underpinned with a sound knowledge of child development. Emphasising the importance of understanding the theory that underpins children’s physical development, this accessible text shows practitioners how they can use this knowledge to provide learning opportunities that nourish children’s health, learning and well-being. Search

Growing Up

 

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Meredith, Susan

This text describes exactly what takes place in the body at the time of puberty. It contains sections on sex and contraception, food, exercise, hygiene and drugs and other problems both physical and emotional. Search

Harmful to Minors: The Perils of Protecting Children from Sex

 

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Levine, Judith|Elders, Joycelyn

Now available in paperback, Judith Levine’s controversial book challenges American attitudes towards child and adolescent sexuality-especially attitudes promulgated by a Christian right that has effectively seized control of how sex is taught in public schools. The author-a thoughtful and persuasive journalist and essayist-examines the consequences of “abstinence” only education and its concomitant association of sex with disease, and the persistent denial of pleasure. She notes the trend toward pathologizing young children’s eroticized play and argues that Americans should rethink the boundaries we draw in protecting our children from sex. This powerful and illuminating work was nominated for the 2003 Los Angeles Times Book Prize. Search

Helping Children Cope with Bullying

 

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Lawson, Sarah

Today, at least one in four children are involved in bullying. Childcare experts agree that the problem is on the increase, but it is often up to parents to take the initiative. Helping Children Cope with Bullying provides parents with the information and support they need to tackle the problem, whatever form it takes and wherever it takes place. It also explores ways in which parents can help their children to develop the resilience, confidence and skills they need to avoid the bullying trap. This book is full of practical, common sense suggestions that have worked. Search

Helping Children Cope with Divorce

 

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Wells, Rosemary

Divorce is never easy for a child. Many children are hit hard by a sense of guilt and loss when their parents divorce and their self-confidence and relationships can suffer. Helping Children Cope with Divorce offers advice about practical and emotional problems – what the legal terms mean, coping with residence orders, giving a child a chance to have a say in decisions, the possibility of step-parents and step brother and sisters. There is also information on mediation and the Family Law Act. Search

Helping Children Cope with Grief

 

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Wells, Rosemary

Nothing can take away the pain and loss for a child who has lost someone close to them, but there is a great deal that a caring adult can do to avoid the long-term distress which can be caused by hidden fears and anxieties. This book also deals with the problems special to terminal illness or sudden death, and the misunderstandings that can arise from a well-meant remark. Search

Helping Children Cope with Separation and Loss

 

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Jewett, Claudia L.

A clear and practical guide for adults facing the responsibility of helping a child through the pain of separation and loss. Based on years of working with hundreds of bereaved children, this study describes the various stages of mourning and the type of behaviour shown by children at each delicate stage of the grieving process. It describes the many simple techniques that any adult can use to help children through their grief and guide them to its timely resolution. The author uses case histories and sample dialogues between helper and child, which help to explain the long-term impact of separation and loss in a wide variety of situations. This book aims to be helpful to any adult, whether parent, social worker, therapist, counsellor, teacher or friend who is faced with the responsibility of helping a grieving child. Search

Helping Children to Build Self-Esteem: A Photocopiable Activities Book

 

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Plummer, Deborah M.|Plummer, Deborah

Helping Children to Build Self-Esteem offers over 100 simple, practical and fun activities specifically aimed at helping children to build and maintain self-esteem. Based on the author’s extensive clinical experience, these photocopiable worksheets encourage children to use their natural imaginative and creative abilities to consider their relationships with themselves, their world, and their families and friends. Search

Hitting and Hurting: Living in a Violent Family

 

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Pickering, Fran

Intended for children who live in a family where adults are violent towards each other, this book recognizes and empathizes with the sense of fear, isolation and responsibility which they may feel and aims to encourage them to speak out and seek help. It’s sensitive coverage of emotional issues also includes the complex feelings children may experience if they are moved away from home into a refuge, their hopes and fears for the future and advice on dealing with their own anger and frustration. Search

How Do I Feel About Loneliness and Making Friends

 

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Johnson, Julie

From the HOW DO I FEEL ABOUT series, a look at the importance of good friendships, from making friends to making up after disagreements, and coping with feelings such as shyness and jealousy. Search

How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk

 

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Faber, Adele|Mazlish, Elaine|Coe, Kimberly Ann

Here is the bestselling book that will give you the know-how you need to be effective with your children. Enthusiastically praised by parents and professionals around the world, the down–to–earth, respectful approach of Faber and Mazlish makes relationships with children of all ages less stressful and more rewarding.Recently revised and updated with fresh insights and suggestions, How to Talk so Kids Will Listen & Listen so Kids Will Talk is full of practical, innovative ways to solve common problems and build foundations for lasting relationships. Search

How to Talk to Kids Will Listen and Listen so Kids Will Talk

 

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Faber, Adele|Mazlish, Elaine|Adele; Mazlish, Elaine Faber

This is a sensible, lucid guide to practical and effective communication with your children. Using logical approaches to common problems, Faber and Mazlish demonstrate how to improve relationships with children, to make them less stressful and more rewarding. Search

How to Talk to Kids Will Listen and Listen so Kids Will Talk

 

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Faber, Adele|Mazlish, Elaine|Adele; Mazlish, Elaine Faber

This is a sensible, lucid guide to practical and effective communication with your children. Using logical approaches to common problems, Faber and Mazlish demonstrate how to improve relationships with children, to make them less stressful and more rewarding. Search

Huge Bag of Worries, The

 

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Ironside, Virginia|Rodgers, Frank

Wherever Jenny goes, her worries follow her – in a big blue bag. They are there when she goes swimming, when she is watching TV, and even when she is in the lavatory. Jenny decides they will have to go. But who can help her?The Huge Bag of Worries was written by Virginia Ironside, one of Britain’s leading agony aunts, and has sold 140k copies to date.’This book can be read millions of times when you are worried.’ – Books for KeepsA compelling picture book which can be used as a spring board into what worries children today. Search

Ideas to Go: Self-Esteem Age 6-8

 

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Dalgleish, Tanya

The activities in this volume are designed to be used by teachers who want to develop their pupils’ self-esteem. There are over 25 photocopiable activities which should be suitable for use with children between the ages of six and eight years. Search

It Hurts Me Too: Children’s Experience of Domestic Violence & Refuge Life

 

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Saunders, Alex|Saunders, A|Epstein, Carole|Keep, Gill|Debbonaire, Thangam

It Hurts Me Too: Children’s Experience of Domestic Violence & Refuge Life Search

It’s Not Fair

 

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Moses, Brian

Describing what it is like as a child to feel hard done by, this book offers various solutions. It is part of a series which helps children deal with emotions they experience in everyday life. Also includes notes for teachers and parents. Search

It’s Ok to Be Sad: Activities to Help Children Aged 4-9 to Manage Loss, Grief or Bereavement [With CDROM]

 

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Collins, Margaret|Drakeford, Philippa

`Using stories about life events, Margaret Collins focuses on the needs of 4-9 year olds, and the ways in which they can express concerns, anxieties and grief. She also provides helpful advice for children and adults about how to help others when they are experiencing such difficulties€² – SENCO Update When a child faces a problem with health or disability we are quick to offer support or change our expectations. Sadness, distress, anxiety, whether transient or long-term, can have significant effects on every child but they are invisible and the support or adjustments might not be in place. In this great resource Margaret uses stories about 20 different life events to: – illustrate the range of feelings – give permission for the expression of feelings – encourage empathy towards others – demonstrate that loss is a common experience for us all. The work balances an acknowledgement of the need to express sorrow and sadness with an opportunity to consider how to do something that is positive for oneself or helpful to others. Margaret Collins is a former headteacher of an infant and first school. She is now Visiting Fellow in the School of Education at the University of Southampton. She researches children€²s perceptions of health education topics, writes and co-writes teaching materials for children, books and articles on personal, social, health and citizenship education (PSHCE). Search

Jump Starters: Quick Classroom Activities That Develop Self-Esteem, Creativity, and Cooperation

 

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McElherne, Linda Nason

Brief, meaningful, enjoyable activities perfect for 15-to 20-minute periods during the school day–advisory, homeroom, or between times. Includes 260 activities grouped into 52 themes (one for each week of the year), with quotations, discussion questions, affirmations, resources, and more. A Doubleday Select Book Club Selection Search

Learning to Control Your Anger

 

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Shapiro, Lawrence E|Shapiro, Lawrence|Shapiro, Lawrence E.

Ages 5 – 10. In this entertaining storybook, the Stop, Think and Go Bears teach Ryan to control his anger at home, at school and on the playground. The book comes with a sheet of stickers to be used with exercises at the end of the book. Search

Let’s Mediate: A Teachers’ Guide to Peer Support and Conflict Resolution Skills for All Ages

 

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Stacey, Hilary|Robinson, Pat

The book which accompanies the video, gives an excellent and detailed step-by-step guide to setting up a peer mediation system in your own school’ \n – Special \nThis publication provides a comprehensive guide to those who aspire to introduce, teach, support and maintain mediation processes for all young people in school.In a world that fails to manage conflict, those who seek peaceful resolution are urged to promote mediation as a positive solution.Topics covered include:- Circle Time- emotional literacy- affirmation- problem solving- co-operation- conflict resolution- communication- mediation.There are 171 pages and 38 copiable activity sheets, which are suitable for infant, junior and secondary schools. Search

Let’s Talk About It: Stepfamilies

 

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Rogers, Fred|Judkis, Jim

Fred Rogers (“Mister Rogers’s Neighborhood”) opens the door for stepfamilies to safely talk about their good and sometimes not-so-good feelings of their new families. Search

Listening to Children: A Practitioner’s Guide

 

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McLeod, Alison

Product Description: ‘Listening to children’ is one of those feel-good phrases that always features in childcare literature as if it were self-evidently a good thing. Often, however, there is a lack of critical attention to what it really means: How does one listen? How can one evidence that listening has taken place?Starting with an introduction to the policy and practice of listening to children and young people, both individually and in groups, this practitioner’s guide provides a range of practical techniques for effective listening, encompassing observation and communication, seeing things from the child’s point of view, explaining difficult concepts, helping young people to talk about their experiences and express their feelings, promoting participation and eliciting their wishes and views. The book is peppered throughout with good practice checklists, good practice examples, reflective exercises and quotations from children, as well as case studies showing real situations where effective communication has been established with a child.” Listening to Children: A Practitioner’s Guide” is a rich source of insight and guidance for professionals working with children in the fields of social care, health and education, including child welfare protection, pastoral care, educational psychology and counselling, and indeed for anyone working with children. Search

Listening To Young Children: The Mosaic Approach

 

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Clark, Alison|Moss, Peter

How can young children€™s views and experiences become the focus for reviewing services? Traditional methods of consultation with user groups require imaginative rethinking if adults are to respond to the views and experiences of children under five. This ground-breaking report outlines a new framework €“ the Mosaic approach €“ for listening to young children€™s perspectives on their daily lives. The Mosaic approach is a multi-method one in which children€™s own photographs, tours and maps can be combined with talking and observing to gain deeper understanding of children€™s perspectives on the places in their early childhood. It also has potential for use with older children, particularly those with communication difficulties or for whom English is an additional language. Search

Managing the Blended Family: Steps to Create a Stronger, Healthier Stepfamily and Succeed at Step Parenting

 

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Thomson, Kathie M.

Managing the Blended Family You’re about to discover how to manage the blended family Managing the Blended Family: Steps to Create a Stronger, Healthier Step Family and Succeed at Step Parenting is a practical guide to navigating the complexities and difficulties inherent in living as a step family. The book discusses issues that every couple in a step family situation must address before they can come together in a positive way. Being a parent is hard enough, but step parenting offers its own unique challenges. By following the step by step instructions in this book, you can build that new entity that is the successfully blended family. Here Is A Preview Of What You’ll Learn… Understand what it means to be a loving step parent.Learn how to communicate effectively.Handle disputes between step siblings.Find out what to do when the stepchildren’s other bio parent causes trouble.Spend important couple-only time with your mate.Guide the children with fair and reasonable discipline.Blend your family the right way.And so much more!Take action today and download this book if you want to create a stronger, healthier step family and succeed at stepparenting Search

Multi-Agency Safeguarding in a Public Protection World 2015: A Handbook for Protecting Children and Vulnerable Adults

 

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Wate, Russell|Boulton, Nigel

Any practitioner who begins work in the difficult and unique professional arena of public protection feels that they are entering a different world, made up of its own unique processes and guidelines and which, on many occasions, appears to have a language all of its own. This book for the first time gives practitioners of whatever profession an overview of the major and very different areas of public protection practice. It aims to translate the processes, guidelines and language to enable them to have a workable understanding of the varied areas of practice that may impact their own working lives. As well as exploring the law and guidance for each, this book identifies some key learning points and case studies to assist practitioners to better understand the world of public protection in all its guises. This book contains a foreword by Lord Laming, who chaired the public enquiry into Victoria Climbie’s death and conducted a progress report of the project of children in England after the death of Baby P. All author royalties from the sales of this book will go to charity.Russell Wate has chosen to donate his royalties to Embrace Child Victims of Crime and Nigel Boulton will donate his royalties to The Victoria Climbie Foundation. Search

My Big Sister Takes Drugs

 

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Vigna, Judith

When Paul’s family moves to a new city, his older sister, Tina, gets involved with a group of kids who drink and take drugs. Watching Tina withdraw from him and from their family is hard on Paul. Search

My Dad Takes Care of Me

 

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Quinlan, Patricia|Kampen, Vlasta Van

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Nifflenoo Called Nevermind: A Story for Children Who Bottle Up Their Feelings: Volume 1, A

 

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Sunderland, Margot|Armstrong, Nicky

Part of a set, this children’s book is written especially for youngsters who bottle up their feelings. The story reveals to the child that he or she can safely express his or her feelings and not be pushed around by all and sundry. Search

Nurturing Emontional Literacy: A Practical For Teachers,Parents And Those In The Caring Professions

 

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Sharp, Peter

Nurturing Emotional Literacy helps people to recognise, understand, handle and appropriately express their emotions. How we manage our emotions and the positive impact that ’emotional literacy’ can have on improving standards in schools has been overshadowed recently by the attention given to the three ‘Rs’. This handbook seeks to redress this and looks at the importance of the fourth ‘R’ – Relationships. The author offers advice, guidance and support to help people become more successful by managing their emotions effectively. Specific ideas for working with children, teachers, parents and carers, makes this book ideal for all concerned with developing ‘the whole child’. Search

On the Day His Daddy Left

 

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Adams, Eric J.|Adams, Kathleen|Johnson, Layne

On the day his father moves out of the house, Danny’s teacher, friends, and family reassure him that his parents’ divorce is not his fault. Search

Paranoid Parenting: Abandon Your Anxieties and Be a Good Parent

 

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Furedi, Frank

Hardly a day goes by without parents being warned of a new danger to their children’s well-being. High profile campaigns convince us that our childrens health, safety and development are constantly at risk. It is hardly surprising that parents become paranoid, afraid to let their children out of their sight. Even then, they are criticised by one childcare expert or another. It seems that parents can do nothing right. Search

Play Therapy with Abused Children: Second Edition

 

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Cattanach, Ann

Praise for the first edition:’Ann Cattanach writes with enormous empathy and warmth, and with a refreshing lack of sentimentality… [This] is an unpretentious and optimistic book, and a very positive addition to recent publications.’- British Association of Play Therapists’I would recommend the book to anyone working in this field. This is a well presented, clear and easy-to-read book, providing a balanced mixture of factual information and case material.’- British Journal of Occupational Therapy’What impressed me so much about this work was Cattanach’s knowledge of children and their inherent strengths as well as their vulnerabilities. This practical and easy to apply book is recommended for anyone who works with abused children and would like further insight as well as practical and informative advice on healing the traumatized child.’- Trauma and Loss: Research and Interventions’Her accounts of the way in which play is used to make sense of traumatic experiences are full of insight and often moving. All aspects of the work are covered. This is an exceptional volume – goes far beyond a mere text book.’- Therapy WeeklyThis second edition of Ann Cattanach’s highly commended book explores the use of play therapy with abused children as a way of helping them heal their distress and make sense of their experiences through expanding their own creativity in play.The book provides practical ways of starting play therapy with abused children and explains how the child can use this process for healing. Models of intervention are described with consideration given to the particular needs of the child and the work setting of the therapist. Suggestions include short and medium term interventions, individual/group and sibling work. This edition provides new case study material, up-to-date information on relevant legislation on children’s rights and welfare and recent developments in research in the field.This book is essential reading for professionals working with abused children, as well as those interested in the use of creative therapies. Search

Playful Parenting

 

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Champman-Weston, Denise|Weston, Denise C.|Weston, Mark S.|Weston, Denise Chapman

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Potter Pig in Control: Four Stories on Anger Management for Grades 1-3

 

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Kooser, Diane S.|Kooser, Diane S

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Practical Guide to Child Nutrition: Second Edition, A

 

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Dare, Angela|O’Donovan, Margaret

This second edition of this text provides a practical guide for use by students and practitioners working with children under the age of eight years. New material includes information on: food protection issues from; the Food Standards Agency; food, nutrition and the curriculum; information on special diets; contemporary thinking on food and the five food groups; breast feeding in day care; and nformation on BSE. Search

Primary Child Protection Programme

 

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Health, Dept of

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Protecting Children from Abuse

 

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David, Tricia

The themes of this book are child protection in the light of the Children Act 1989 and the need to address multi-professionalism, so fostering mutual understanding among the different agency workers involved. Search

Read Write Inc. Comprehension: Since Dad Left

 

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Binch, Caroline|Miskin, Ruth

A story of separation and reconciliation, celebrating the traveller community. Search

Ruby and the Rubbish Bin: A Story for Children with Low Self-Esteem: Volume 2

 

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Sunderland, Margot|Armstrong, Nicky|Hancock, Nicky

Ruby hates herself so much that she often feels more like a piece of rubbish than a little girl. Children at school bully her. Sometimes Ruby feels so miserable that she wants to sleep and sleep and never wake up again. Then one day, Ruby meets Dot the lunchtime lady, When Ruby feels Dot’s kindness and understanding, something warm happens in Ruby’s tummy. Over time, Dot helps Ruby to move from self-hate to self-respect. In fact Dot’s smile makes Ruby feel like a princess. After a very important dream, and help from Dot, Ruby decides enough is enough. She finds her voice and her anger, and stands up to the bullies. She makes new friends and knows what it’s like to feel happy for the first time in her life. Search

Safeguarding and Child Protection 5th Edition: Linking Theory and Practice

 

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Lindon, Jennie|Webb, Janet|Lindon, Experience Author Trainer and Practitioner Within the Early Years of Field Jennie

Ensure your students link theory with practice with this updated version of the authoritative and accessible series from Jennie Lindon Linking Theory and Practice has helped thousands of students make the right connections between their lectures and the real settings that they go on to work in. This latest edition of Safeguarding and Child Protection provides a useful overview of the subject in straightforward language that allows novices to access the more complicated concepts. Jennie Lindon’s trademark approach provides a trusted and authoritative voice for a wide range of courses, including undergraduate and foundation degrees in Early Years and Early Childhood, PGCEs and BEd programmes. * Includes detailed references for further reading with descriptions of ‘key texts’ for each chapter * ‘Pause for reflection’ feature provides numerous opportunities to think about the impact of their own role. – Provides an essential practical toolkit for anyone who works with children. Search

Saying Goodbye To A Brother Or Sister

 

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Edwards, Nicola

The Saying Goodbye To series aims to help and support children going through the difficult and upsetting stages of bereavement by helping children to understand their feelings and the natural process of emotions of the loss of a loved one. Search

Saying Goodbye to a Parent

 

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Edwards, Nicola

The Saying Goodbye To series aims to help and support children going through the difficult and upsetting stages of bereavement by helping children to understand their feelings and the natural process of emotions of the loss of a loved one. Search

Self-Esteem Games for Children

 

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Plummer, Deborah M.|Plummer, Deborah

In this practical handbook, self-esteem expert Deborah Plummer offers a wealth of familiar and easy-to-learn games carefully chosen to build and maintain self-esteem in children aged 5-11.The selection of games reflects the seven key elements of healthy self-esteem – self-knowledge, self and others, self-acceptance, self-reliance, self-expression, self-confidence and self-awareness – and includes opportunities for thinking and discussion. The book combines physically active and passive games, verbal and non-verbal games and games for pairs or groups, which makes them equally accessible for children with speech/language difficulties or those with physical disabilities. Deborah Plummer shows that the games can be easily adapted and she encourages readers to be creative in inventing their own alternative versions.This is an ideal resource for teachers, parents, carers and all those working to nurture self-esteem in children. Search

Self-Esteem Games: 300 Fun Activities That Make Children Feel Good about Themselves

 

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Sher, Barbara

A delightful way to build children’s self-esteem and self-confidence–from age three to twelve. The key ingredient in children’s development, emotionally, socially, and intellectually, is a strong sense of their own self-worth. The 300 games and activities in this fun book will give them just that. These joyful activities help children learn how to make friends, express feelings, trust others, accept themselves, use their imaginations, and more. The book combines upbeat, positive advice–including tips for better parenting–with step-by-step directions for each activity.BARBARA SHER, MA, OTR (Whitehorn, California) has 30 years’ experience as a teacher and occupational therapist, specializing in pediatrics. Under the sponsorship of the Center for Intercultural Education of Georgetown University, she conducts self-esteem workshops for parents, teachers and children around the world.A delightful way to build children’s self-esteem and self-confidence–from ages three to twelve.The key to children’s development–emotionally, socially, and intellectually–is a strong sense of their own self-worth. The 300 games and activities in this fun book will give them just that. Developed by author Barbara Sher over the course of thirty years as a parent, teacher, and play specialist, these joyful activities require no special preparation or equipment. Families can play a game virtually anywhere, with any number of participants.Combines upbeat, positive advice–including tips for better parenting– with easy directions for positive play.Helps children learn how to make friends, express feelings, trust others, accept themselves, use their imaginations, and more. Barbara Sher, OT (Whitehorn, CA), has 30 years’ experience as a teacher and occupational therapist, specializing in pediatrics. She conducts self-esteem workshops for parents, teachers and children around the world. Search

Sibling Rivalry, Sibling Love

 

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Parker, Jan|Stimpson, Jan

Adorable separately, yet a nightmare when together – having more than one child can be difficult when the inevitable sibling rivalries come to bear. A child’s feelings towards the other sibling can be diverse, extreme and conflicting – sometimes all at once. This down-to-earth, practical book takes the best and latest research – along with practical experience – to help us manage these difficult relationships. Talking parents through the reality, it reveals how best to reduce conflict and frustration and help children attain more positive fulfilling relationships. It deals with issues from the arrival of a new child, to sharing, conflicts and communication. A warm, supportive guide, this book cuts through negativity to provide the best advice available for these most crucial formative relationships. Search

Starving the Anxiety Gremlin for Children Aged 5-9: A Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Workbook on Anxiety Management

 

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Collins-Donnelly, Kate

Help children to understand and manage their anxiety with this engaging and imaginative workbook.The Anxiety Gremlin is a mischievous creature who loves to gobble up your anxious feelings! The more anxiety you feed him, the bigger and bigger he gets and the more and more anxious you feel! How can you stop this? Starve your Anxiety Gremlin of anxious thoughts, feelings and behaviours, and watch him shrink!Based on cognitive behavioural principles, this workbook uses fun and imaginative activities to teach children how to manage their anxiety by changing how they think and act €“ getting rid of their Anxiety Gremlins for good! Bursting with stories, puzzles, quizzes, and colouring, drawing and writing games, this is a unique tool for parents or practitioners to use with children aged 5 to 9 years. Search

Stick Up for Yourself!: Every Kid’s Guide to Personal Power and Positive Self-Esteem

 

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Kaufman, Gershen|Espeland, Pamela|Raphael, Lev

First published in 1990, this perennial best-seller has helped countless children build self-esteem and assertiveness skills.Newly revised and updated, it€™s the ultimate resource for any kid who€™s ever been picked on at school, bossed around, blamed for things he or she didn€™t do, or treated unfairly€”and for any kid who sometimes feels frustrated, angry, powerless, or scared. Simple words and real-life examples show how children can stick up for themselves with other kids (including bullies and teasers), big sisters and brothers, even grown-ups.Kids learn how to build relationships, become responsible, manage their anger, grow a €œfeelings vocabulary,make good choices, solve problems, set goals, and €œstorehappiness and pride. Questions from real kids are paired with answers about how to handle specific situations calmly, confidently, and effectively. A special note to parents and teachers explores the €œself-esteem backlashand explains what self-esteem really is€”and why kids today need it more than ever.A wealth of practical, encouraging, realistic advice, this empowering little book is also recommended for parents, teachers, and counselors.Part of the Bully Free Kids„¢ line Search

Straight Talk about Death for Teenagers: How to Cope with Losing Someone You Love

 

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Grollman, Earl A.

If you are a teenager whose friend or relative has died, this book was written for you. Earl A. Grollman, the award-winning author of Living When a Loved One Has Died, explains what to expect when you lose someone you love. Search

Talkworks 2

 

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Bailey, Andrew|Rgan, Gerald|BAILEY, GERARD EGAN ANDREW

This is the second version of TalkWorks and contains a large amount of new material. This will make it valuable to people who have already read the original TalkWorks as well as to new readers. Although most of the coversations use as examples in this book arte between adults, the cover reminds us that it’s never too early to learn about being a better communicator. Search

Teacher’s Guide to Stick Up for Yourself: A 10-Part Course in Self-Esteem and Assertiveness for Kids : Every Kid’s Guide to Personal Power and Positive Self-Esteem, A

 

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Kaufman, Gershen|Espeland, Pamela|Raphael, Lev

The revised and updated edition of our popular guide reinforces and expands the messages of the Stick Up for Yourself! with a step-by-step curriculum in ten easy-to-use sessions. Includes reproducible handout masters. Search

Teenie Weenie in a Too Big World: A Story for Fearful Children: Volume 2

 

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Sunderland, Margot|Armstrong, Nicky|Hancock, Nicky

One day Teenie Weenie finds himself in a scrumbly screechy place. It is full of noises and crashes and things that swoop and scratch. The worse it gets, the smaller Teenie Weenie feels. After a while, he feels so small that the tiniest insect tries to eat him up. Teenie Weenie feels terrified and desperately alone. But after a while along strolls a Wip-Wop bird who invites Teenie Weenie to come and have a chocolate muffin in his tree house. With the Wip Wop bird and his friend Hoggie, Teenie Weenie learns for the first time in his life all about the power of TOGETHER. He comes to know how very different things look when it’s an US not just a ME. And so after that, whenever Teenie Weenie finds himself struggling alone with something too difficult or too frightening, he goes off and finds some TOGETHER. Search

Telling Tales: How to Use Stories to Help Children Deal with the Challenges of Life

 

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Rowshan, Arthur|Maguire, Peter|Lundberg, Marie-Louise

Written by a successful counselor, this is a step-by-step guide to creating the characters, plot and solution for stories that mirror real-life problems. Search

Too Safe for Their Own Good?

 

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Lindon, Jennie

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Tough Times. by Clare Beswick and Sally Featherstone

 

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Beswick, Clare|Featherstone, Sally

The Tough Times series is designed to help early years practitioners support very young children who are experiencing particular stress or anxiety. This book looks at what the child might be feeling at tricky times such as the arrival of new brother or sister, moving house or simply feeling angry and offers guidance and a lots of practical advice and support . The aim is to equip adults, working with babies and young children who are troubled or distressed, with an accessible resource to which they can quickly refer in times of need. Tough Times has been written by the authors of the very successful Little Baby Books series, both experienced in the early years and with a wealth of experience in helping and supporting young children in a variety of environments and backgrounds. Search

Understanding Children’s Behaviour, 0-11 Years

 

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Lindon, Jennie

This book will provide you with a blend of practical ideas and underpinning theory about how children learn patterns of behaving. This book will enable you to consider realistic expectations for different age groups, the likely perspectives of children, and will guide you to deal with children whose behavior is experienced as challenging. Understanding Children’s Behavior highlights the importance of sustained, personal relationships with children and of effective partnerships between the adults in their life. Discussion of both theory and practice focuses on the practitioner’s role in supporting the development of pro-social behavior. This book is part of Jennie Lindon’s series “Linking Theory and Practice” series. The established approach provides accessible descriptions of relevant theory and research, yet links this information closely to best practice with children and their families. The content and style of the series has been developed to support students on Early Childhood degree programmes, Early Years Foundation Degree courses, practitioners working towards Early Years Professional Status and also experienced senior practitioners extending their professional development and that of their team. Search

Understanding Children’s Challenging Behaviour

 

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Mukherji, Penny|Hobart, Christine|Frankel, Jill

This book will be invaluable for students following S/NVQs in early years care and education, those taking CACHE qualifications (CCE, DCE and ADCE) and the BTEC early years. In addition it will be useful for students in higher education who are on early years or teaching courses. Search

Using Playful Practice to Communicate with Special Children

 

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Corke, Margaret

Playfulness is important; it creates an alternative space where emotional, cognitive and social dimensions can be explored and tested. This highly practical book explores the endless possibilities of using playful, creative and interactive activities to meaningfully engage with children with multiple learning difficulties or autistic spectrum disorders.The author presents playfulness as an experimental frame of mind, and encourages practitioners to play with roles, ideas, words, concepts and objects in order to enhance relationships and interventions. By providing accessible steps to playfulness, this text explores some of the contemporary issues surrounding the education of children with severe learning needs, in particular the use of intensive interaction .This text considers different areas of creative interactive work for practitioners to draw inspiration from, including:MusicInteractive Musical MovementFinger DanceStory and DramaArtworkReflective Circle.The varied array of tried and tested original activities have been devised to encourage the development of social interaction, cognition, play, experimentation and creativity, in particular but not exclusively, for children whose learning needs are more complex. The author also invites teachers working in mainstream, particularly early years and primary education, to investigate the creative possibilities inherent in playfulness and to use the activities in this book to enhance the learning environment.This text offers an abundance of advice, practical strategies and tips for teachers working in special and mainstream early years and primary education. Practitioners such as therapists, care workers, community musicians and creative arts specialists will also find this book useful.” Search

Volcano in My Tummy: Helping Children to Handle Anger, A

 

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Whitehouse, Eliane|Pudney, Warwick

A Volcano in My Tummy: Helping Children to Handle Anger presents a clear and effective approach to helping children and adults alike understand and deal constructively with children’s anger. Using easy to understand yet rarely taught skills for anger management, including how to teach communication of emotions, A Volcano in My Tummy offers engaging, well-organized activities which help to overcome the fear of children’s anger which many adult care-givers experience. By carefully distinguishing between anger the feeling, and violence the behavior, this accessible little book, primarily created for ages 6 to thirteen, helps to create an awareness of anger, enabling children to relate creatively and harmoniously at critical stages in their development.Through activities, stories, articles, and games designed to allow a multi-subject, developmental approach to the topic at home and in school, A Volcano in My Tummy gives us the tools we need to put aside our problems with this all-too-often destructive emotion, and to have fun while we’re at it.Elaine Whitehouse is a teacher, family court and private psychotherapist, mother of two and leader of parenting skills workshops for eight years. Warwick Pudney is a teacher and counsellor with ten years experience facilitating anger management, abuser therapy and men’s change groups, as well as being a father of three. Both regularly conduct workshops. Search

What Do We Think About Alcohol?

 

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Green, Jen|Green, Dr Jen

What is alcohol and how can it affect you? Lots of people drink alcohol because it makes them feel happy. But if you drink too much it can have a bad effect on your health and get you into trouble. Search

What On Earth Do You Do When Someone Dies?

 

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Romain, Trevor

When Trevor Romain€™s father died, Trevor didn€™t know what to feel, say, or do. Shocked, saddened, and confused, all he could say was . . . wow. As he started understanding what had happened, he began writing about his experiences and feelings. His new book€”simple, insightful, and straight from the heart€”is for any child who has lost a loved one or other special person. Trevor talks directly to kids about what death means and how to cope. He asks the kinds of questions kids have about death€”Why? How? What next? Is it my fault? What€™s a funeral?€”in basic, straightforward terms. He describes and discusses the overwhelming emotions involved in grieving€”sadness, fear, anger, guilt€”and offers practical strategies for dealing with them. He also suggests meaningful ways to remember and honor the person who has died. When someone dies, adults are often involved with their own loss and grief and not as available to children as they might otherwise be. This little book, full of concrete advice and expressive illustrations, offers the comfort and reassurance that children need during these difficult times. Written to and for kids, it€™s also recommended for parents and other relatives, educators, counselors, and youth workers. Search

When It’s Hard To Eat

 

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Condon, Judith|Condon, J.

This series will give you an understanding of disabilities and why they happen. In each one you will meet several people and find out about their families and homes, their schools and work, their likes and dislikes. The approach emphasises the uniqueness of each disabled person, but at the same time shows that disabled people have similar likes, dislikes and ambitions as everyone else. In doing so, the series fosters a belief in and an understanding of equal opportunities. Search

When Uncle Bob Died

 

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“ALTHEA”, |Wimperis, Sarah

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Wibble Called Bipley: A Story for Children Who Have Hardened Their Hearts or Becomes Bullies, A

 

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Sunderland, Margot|Armstrong, Nicky

Bipley is a warm cuddly creature, but someone has broken his heart. He feels so hurt that he decides to ever love again. When he meets some Honks in the wood, they teach him how to harden his heart so that he doesn’t have to feel hurt any more. Luckily he meets some creatures who teach him how he can protect himself without hardening his heart. Search

Willy and the Wobbly House

 

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Sunderland, Margot|Armstrong, Nicky

Willy is an anxious boy who experiences the world as a very unsafe, wobbly place where anything awful might happen at any time. Joe, the boy next door, is too ordered and tidy to be able to ever really enjoy life. Search

Wonderful Journey, The

 

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Geraghty, Paul

First published in 1999, this is the story of Sam’s grandma who came to live with his family a long time ago from Africa. But now she wants to return to the land of her birth. Many times, in their imaginations, Sam and Gran have flown to her childhood home, and when the time comes for Gran to leave, she reminds him to visit her in his imagination. Search

Working with Bereaved Children and Young People

 

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Mallon, Brenda

Mallon offers fresh insight into working practices with children and young people who are experiencing the death of a family member, friend, school peer, or member of their social network. Search

Working with Children in Grief

 

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Lindsay, Bruce|Lindsay,

This is a practical handbook aimed at non-specialists. It covers various types/causes of loss and grief, not just death and terminal illness. Search

Worry Box: Managing Anxiety in Young Children

 

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Mortimer, Hannah

A practical framework to help adults provide emotional support to young children aged 5 to 11 Search

You Can’t Come to My Birthday Party! Conflict Resolution With Young Children

 

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Evans, Betsy

Children’s conflicts over toys, space, and friendship create many challenges for teachers and parents. This book presents a six-step mediation process adults can use to support young children at these tense and emotional times. It includes more than 50 actual stories of conflict experiences from preschools, nursery schools, Head Start centers, elementary schools, and homes. Through these stories and the accompanying photos of conflict resolution in action, readers can ‚”see and hear‚” real children resolving disputes successfully, guided by adults using the six-step process. Using this book as a guide, teachers and parents will have the strategies in hand to make the most of these valuable learning opportunities, whether the children they are caring for are toddlers, preschoolers, or school-aged children. Search

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