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The Spiritual Dimension of Childhood

The Spiritual Dimension of Childhood

Kate Adams, Brendan Hyde and Richard Woolley

The authors outline exactly what is understood by contemporary spirituality, and discuss the importance of context in a consideration of spirituality. They explore key issues in understanding children's spirituality under three broad headings: children's voices, children's worlds and children's lives. more »

2008, Paperback: £18.00/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-602-9, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 160pp

Keywords: child psychology, counselling, education, parenting, practical theology, spirituality, theology

Big Steps for Little People

Big Steps for Little People

Parenting Your Adopted Child

Celia Foster

Drawing on the hard-won wisdom gained in her own family life, Celia offers a thoughtful account of life with adopted children and examines the issues that many adoptive families encounter, including the development of children with attachment problems and how to tackle behavioural difficulties. more »

2008, Paperback: £13.99/ $21.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-620-3, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 216pp

Keywords: adoption, child protection, child psychology, children, counselling, families, fostering, looked after children, parenting, social work

Extreme Parenting

Extreme Parenting

Parenting Your Child with a Chronic Illness

Sharon Dempsey

This book is a guide and a source of support for parents of children with long-term illnesses. Sharon Dempsey argues that by helping parents to cope with their child's condition we are ultimately helping the child. The guide is packed with practical advice, models of exploration and lists of action points. more »

2008, Paperback: £15.99/ $25.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-619-7, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 208pp

Keywords: cancer, child protection, children, counselling, families, health care, parenting, psychology, social work, trauma

Grief in Children

Grief in Children

A Handbook for Adults
2nd edition

Atle Dyregrov

This fully-updated second edition of Grief in Children provides an overview of children's understanding of death at different ages and outlines how the adults around them can best help them cope. The author provides guidance on handling loss and bereavement at school and discusses the value of bereavement groups and support for child and caregiver. more »

2008, Paperback: £14.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-612-8, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 208pp

Keywords: bereavement, child protection, child psychology, children, counselling, death, education, families, grief, palliative care, parenting, social work, trauma

Grief in Young Children

Grief in Young Children

A Handbook for Adults

Atle Dyregrov

It is a common misconception that pre-school children are not capable of experiencing grief in the same way that older children do. Grief in Young Children challenges this assumption, demonstrating that although young children may not express grief in the same way as older children, they still need to be supported through loss. more »

2008, Paperback: £9.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-650-0, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 96pp

Keywords: bereavement, child protection, child psychology, children, counselling, death, education, families, grief, palliative care, parenting, social work, trauma

What is Dyslexia?

What is Dyslexia?

A Book Explaining Dyslexia for Kids and Adults to Use Together

Alan M. Hultquist

This book is designed to help adults explain dyslexia to children. It provides information about the most common types of dyslexia: trouble with sounds, remembering how letters and words look, finding words, and mixed dyslexia. He deals with the basic facts and adopts a style which is accessible to children without talking down to them. more »

2008, Paperback: £9.99/ $15.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-882-5, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 96pp

Keywords: children, dyslexia, education, inclusive classroom, parenting, special education

ADHD - Living without Brakes

ADHD - Living without Brakes

Martin L. Kutscher MD
Illustrated by Douglas Puder, M.D.

This concise book contains everything that parents and professionals need to know about ADHD. The author describes the spectrum of ADHD, the co-occurring symptoms, and common difficulties that parents face. The rest of the book focuses on solutions. The concluding chapter summarizes the information covered. more »

2008, Hardback: £29.99/ $34.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-873-3, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 192pp
2009, Paperback: £12.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-816-2, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 192pp

Keywords: ADD, ADHD, challenging behaviour, inclusive classroom, occupational therapy, parenting, special education

Families of Adults with Autism

Families of Adults with Autism

Stories and Advice for the Next Generation

Edited by Jane Johnson and Anne Van Rensselaer

The book is a collection of real-life stories of people on the autism spectrum growing up, as told by their families. Accounts explore the challenges that families of people with autism have faced, and the techniques they have used to improve the quality of their children's lives, from vitamins and dietary changes to intensive interaction. more »

2008, Paperback: £15.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-885-6, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 192pp

Keywords: adults, Asperger syndrome, autism, counselling, disability, employment, families, health care, memoirs, occupational therapy, parenting, supported living

Understanding Controversial Therapies for Children with Autism, Attention Deficit Disorder, and Other Learning Disabilities

Understanding Controversial Therapies for Children with Autism, Attention Deficit Disorder, and Other Learning Disabilities

A Guide to Complementary and Alternative Medicine

Lisa A. Kurtz

Offering a balanced overview of complementary and alternative therapies, this book will be useful for parents of children with autism, ADD or other learning disabilities. The book covers a wide variety of mind-body interventions and manipulative techniques, as well as energy therapies, biologically based methods, and alternative medical systems. more »

2008, Paperback: £13.99/ $22.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-864-1, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 208pp

Keywords: ADD, ADHD, arts therapies, Asperger syndrome, autism, child development, children, inclusive classroom, occupational therapy, parenting, reference, special education

Can't Play Won't Play

Can't Play Won't Play

Simply Sizzling Ideas to get the Ball Rolling for Children with Dyspraxia

Sharon Drew and Elizabeth Atter

This book is full of practical information, tips and hints to enable children with DCD to access and enjoy activities that other children take for granted. From football and rugby to swimming, skipping and skating, the advice covers all the regular childhood activities as well as games to improve physical organization and social skills. more »

2008, Paperback: £13.99/ $21.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-601-2, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 176pp

Keywords: children, dance and movement therapy, developmental coordination disorder, dyspraxia, families, inclusive classroom, occupational therapy, parenting, play, play therapy, special education

Children and Spirituality

Children and Spirituality

Searching for Meaning and Connectedness

Brendan Hyde

This book provides ways in which schoolteachers and parents can nurture and foster these particular characteristics of children's spirituality. It also considers two factors, material pursuit and trivialising, which may inhibit children's expression of their spirituality. It will be of great interest to educators, policy makers, and parents. more »

2008, Paperback: £19.99/ $34.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-589-3, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 192pp

Keywords: child psychology, education, parenting, practical theology, spirituality, theology

Create a Reward Plan for Your Child with Asperger Syndrome

Create a Reward Plan for Your Child with Asperger Syndrome

John Smith, Jane Donlan and Bob Smith

John Smith, Jane Donlan and their son Bob, who was diagnosed with AS at age eight, explain the importance of keeping a reward plan positive, specific and challenging enough to be stimulating. Helping your child to learn about positive behaviour while gaining a sense of achievement, a reward plan increases self-esteem, confidence and independence. more »

2008, Paperback: £13.99/ $21.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-622-7, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 112pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, autism, child development, children, families, high functioning autism, occupational therapy, parenting, social policy, speech and language therapy

Help your Child or Teen Get Back On Track

Help your Child or Teen Get Back On Track

What Parents and Professionals Can Do for Childhood Emotional and Behavioral Problems

Kenneth H. Talan, M.D.

This book offers self-help interventions and a wide-ranging, practical discussion of the types of professional help available for a child with emotional and behavioural problems as well as guidance and ideas to help parents distinguish between normal disruption and that which warrants professional treatment. more »

2007, Hardback: £35.00/ $55.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-870-2, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 288pp
2009, Paperback: £16.99/ $23.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-914-3, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 352pp

Keywords: adolescence, child psychology, children, counselling, emotions, parenting, self esteem, youthwork

Inside Anorexia

Inside Anorexia

The Experiences of Girls and their Families

Christine Halse, Anne Honey and Desiree Boughtwood

The authors use the stories of individuals and their families as a point for understanding the issues associated with anorexia including: physical effects, the effect on siblings and parents, related psychiatric problems, causes and treatment. Each story provides an overview of current knowledge from a variety of disciplines into anorexia nervosa. more »

2007, Paperback: £13.99/ $21.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-597-8, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 208pp

Keywords: anorexia, child psychology, eating disorders, families, health care, parenting, PSHE, psychology

Kids Need...

Kids Need...

Parenting Cards for Families and the People who Work With Them

Mark Hamer

Kids Need... cards present a creative approach to exploring children's needs and parents' knowledge. The cards are designed to be flexible and adaptable, and can be used to encourage general discussions, as therapeutic tool, or as an aid to the assessment of parenting skills. more »

2007, Card Set: £21.83 + VAT = £26.20/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-524-4

Keywords: ADD, ADHD, Asperger syndrome, autism, child development, child protection, child psychology, children, counselling, emotions, families, high functioning autism, parenting, psychoanalysis, psychotherapy, self esteem

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