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Children at Their Best

Understanding and Using the Five Elements to Develop Children's Full Potential for Parents, Teachers, and Therapists

Karin Kalbantner-Wernicke and Bettye Jo Wray-Fears
With Thomas Wernicke

Understanding child development through the prism of the Five Elements adds an exciting new dimension to western thinking on the nurture of children. It can not only explain patterns of behaviour in a new and helpful way, but suggest approaches and methods to help children, and groups of children, become more balanced and therefore happier, more resilient, and more open to learning and new experience.

2014, Paperback: £18.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-118-1, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 344pp

Keywords: alternative therapies, anxiety, child development, children, Chinese medicine, complementary medicine, complementary therapies, five elements, meridians, movement, parenting, pastoral care, psychiatry, psychology, Qi, qigong, self esteem, traditional Chinese medicine

Coming soon! Autistic Logistics

Autistic Logistics

A Parent's Guide to Tackling Bedtime, Toilet Training, Tantrums, Hitting, and Other Everyday Challenges

Kate Wilde

A practical guide to parenting children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). It covers all the key problem areas including sleep, food avoidance and tantrums, and is full of tried-and-tested strategies drawn from the author's extensive experience of working with ASD children. It also has exercises for parents and caregivers. more »

December 2014, Paperback: £12.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-779-0, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 240pp

Coming soon! Parenting OCD

Parenting OCD

Down to Earth Advice From One Parent to Another

Claire Sanders

A must-read for any parent or carer of an OCD child, Sanders talks with honesty and humour about her son's illness, providing practical advice and insight. She covers everything from getting a diagnosis and what to expect in therapy, to how to cope with panic attacks, how it might affect the rest of your family and how you might feel as a parent. more »

November 2014, Paperback: £12.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-478-2, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 240pp

Keywords: adolescence, anxiety, bullying, challenging behaviour, child psychiatry, child psychology, children, cognitive behavioural therapy, counselling, depression, eating disorders, education, educational psychology, families, mental health, mental illness, obsessive compulsive disorder, parenting, pastoral care, psychiatry, psychology, school phobia, self esteem, teenagers

Coming soon! The Unofficial Guide to Adoptive Parenting

The Unofficial Guide to Adoptive Parenting

The Small Stuff, The Big Stuff and The Stuff In Between

Sally Donovan

Witty and compassionate, this is a savvy adoptive parenting guide like no other, written by award-winning columnist and adoptive parent Sally Donovan. more »

November 2014, Paperback: £12.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-536-9, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 256pp

Keywords: adoption, attachment, child development, child protection, child psychology, parenting, resilience, social care, social work, trauma

Coming soon! Seeds of Hope Bereavement and Loss Activity Book

Seeds of Hope Bereavement and Loss Activity Book

Helping Children and Young People Cope with Change Through Nature

Caroline Jay
Illustrated by Unity-Joy Dale

This activity book uses nature as a gentle way of helping children aged 5+ understand change, loss and death. Through creative activities such as making a paper memory tree, writing and drawing about feelings, and looking closely at nature, children learn about natural changes and how to cope with and express feelings of grief. more »

October 2014, Paperback: £14.99/ $22.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-546-8, 279.4mm x 216mm / 11in x 8.5in, 84pp

Keywords: adoption, bereavement, cancer, children, counselling, death, divorce, education, emotions, families, fostering, grief, looked after children, parenting, pastoral care, PSHE, resilience, social work, youthwork

Coming soon! Forever Fingerprints

Forever Fingerprints

An Amazing Discovery for Adopted Children

Sherrie Eldridge

Forever Fingerprints is an uplifting children's picture book about an adopted child who realises that her fingerprints alone give her a special connection to her birth parents. more »

October 2014, Hardback: £9.99/ $15.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-778-3, 260 x 208, 32pp

Keywords: adoption, child psychology, counselling, families, fostering, Key Stage 0, Key Stage 1, looked after children, parenting, pastoral care, social care, social work

Coming soon! Love and Mayhem

Love and Mayhem

One Big Family's Uplifting Story of Fostering and Adoption

Dr John DeGarmo

Love and Mayhem gives an insight into the inner-workings of a large family with fostered, adopted and birth children. John Degarmo, describes the highs and lows and complete chaos of his family life with warmth and sincerity. more »

October 2014, Paperback: £12.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-775-2, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 208pp

Keywords: adoption, children, fostering, looked after children, memoirs, parenting, social care, social work, spirituality

Coming soon! Online Safety for Children and Teens on the Autism Spectrum

Online Safety for Children and Teens on the Autism Spectrum

A Parent's and Carer's Guide

Nicola Lonie

Children and teens with autism are particularly vulnerable to online dangers and this practical handbook explains how you can help your child to navigate websites, chat rooms and social media safely. Advice is given on key concerns such as parental control, social networking, grooming, cyberbullying, internet addiction and hacking. more »

October 2014, Paperback: £12.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-454-6, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 128pp

Keywords: addiction, adolescence, Asperger syndrome, autism, autism spectrum disorders, bullying, carers, children, communication, families, high functioning autism, life skills, parenting, safeguarding children, social skills, teenagers, youthwork

Coming soon! The Autism Fitness Handbook

The Autism Fitness Handbook

An Exercise Program to Boost Body Image, Motor Skills, Posture and Confidence in Children and Teens with Autism Spectrum Disorder

David S. Geslak

A new edition of a popular program by a well-known autism fitness specialist, this book contains a wealth of innovative exercises to boost body image, motor coordination, posture, muscular and cardiovascular fitness and overall health and wellbeing in children and teens on the autism spectrum, and is ideal for use at home or at school. more »

September 2014, Paperback: £16.99/ $26.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-998-5, 279.4mm x 216mm / 11in x 8.5in, 176pp

Keywords: adolescence, Asperger syndrome, autism, autism spectrum disorders, child development, children, education, high functioning autism, inclusive classroom, movement, occupational therapy, parenting, special education, teenagers

Coming soon! A Place in My Heart

A Place in My Heart

Mary Grossnickle

Charlie the chipmunk was adopted by a family of squirrels and he now wonders about his birthparents he has never met. Although this upsets him, he feels better after talking to his mother. Simple and charming this illustrated picture book is for children aged 2-5. more »

August 2014, Hardback: £9.99/ $15.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-771-4, 260 x 208, 36pp

Keywords: adoption, children, counselling, fostering, Key Stage 0, looked after children, parenting, pastoral care, social care, social work

Coming soon! Starving the Anger Gremlin for Children Aged 5-9

Starving the Anger Gremlin for Children Aged 5-9

A Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Workbook on Anger Management

Kate Collins-Donnelly

The Anger Gremlin is a naughty creature who loves to feed on angry feelings, and the angrier you get, the bigger he gets! Packed with fun, simple activities and games, it will help children aged 5-9 understand why they get angry and how they can control their angry feelings to make the Anger Gremlin go away. Suitable for parents and practitioners. more »

August 2014, Paperback: £12.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-493-5, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 168pp

Keywords: anger management, children, counselling, education, emotions, fostering, Key Stage 1, looked after children, parenting, pastoral care, PSHE, residential care, self esteem, social work

Coming soon! Starving the Anxiety Gremlin for Children Aged 5-9

Starving the Anxiety Gremlin for Children Aged 5-9

A Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Workbook on Anxiety Management

Kate Collins-Donnelly

The Anxiety Gremlin loves to eat anxious feelings, and the more anxious you feel, the more he eats and the bigger he gets! Learn how to get rid of the Anxiety Gremlin with this fun workbook for children aged 5-9. It's packed with puzzles, games, colouring and drawing activities to help children understand their anxiety and how to control it. more »

August 2014, Paperback: £12.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-492-8, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 144pp

Keywords: anxiety, children, counselling, education, emotions, fostering, Key Stage 1, looked after children, parenting, pastoral care, PSHE, residential care, self esteem, social work

New! Building Self-Esteem in Children and Teens Who Are Adopted or Fostered

Building Self-Esteem in Children and Teens Who Are Adopted or Fostered

Dr. Sue Cornbluth

In Building Self-Esteem in Children Who Are Adopted or Fostered Dr. Sue offers useful advice and outlines proven techniques for those supporting children aged 7+ to help them grow up to be confident and successful. more »

2014, Paperback: £12.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-466-9, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 160pp

Keywords: adolescence, adoption, attachment, child psychology, children, counselling, fostering, looked after children, mental health, parenting, residential care, resilience, self esteem, social care, social work, trauma

New! Executive Function "Dysfunction" - Strategies for Educators and Parents

Executive Function "Dysfunction" - Strategies for Educators and Parents

Rebecca A. Moyes

From bestselling author Rebecca Moyes, this book is the perfect primer for parents and educators of children with executive function difficulties. Rebecca describes what the executive functions are, how executive function difficulties may manifest, and offers a wealth of strategies for supporting children with these difficulties at home and school. more »

2014, Paperback: £13.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-753-0, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 128pp

Keywords: ADD, ADHD, advocacy, anxiety, Asperger syndrome, autism, autism spectrum disorders, challenging behaviour, child development, child psychology, children, developmental coordination disorder, education, educational psychology, high functioning autism, homeschooling, inclusive classroom, intellectual disabilities, obsessive compulsive disorder, parenting, pervasive developmental disorder, sensory issues, social skills, tourettes, transitions

Coming soon! The Kids' Guide to Staying Awesome and In Control

The Kids' Guide to Staying Awesome and In Control

Simple Stuff to Help Children Regulate their Emotions and Senses

Lauren Brukner
Illustrated by Apsley

From breathing exercises and pressure holds to noise-reducing headphones and gum, this illustrated book is packed with simple strategies and tools to help children with emotional and sensory regulation difficulties aged approximately 7 to 14 years to stay cool, calm and in control. more »

July 2014, Hardback: £12.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-997-8, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 112pp

Keywords: ADD, ADHD, anxiety, Asperger syndrome, autism, autism spectrum disorders, child development, child psychology, children, education, emotions, high functioning autism, inclusive classroom, occupational therapy, sensory issues, special education

New! All About Drugs and Young People

All About Drugs and Young People

Essential Information and Advice for Parents and Professionals

Julian Cohen

From the effects of drugs and drug laws to how best to support young people, this book is packed with information and guidance to help you understand drugs and how and why young people use them. As well as practical advice and up-to-date information, the book has a drugs glossary which includes the newest drugs such as legal highs. more »

2014, Paperback: £16.99/ $26.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-427-0, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 304pp

Keywords: addiction, adolescence, alcohol, counselling, drugs, parenting, pastoral care, probation, PSHE, social work, substance abuse, teenagers, youthwork

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