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Can I tell you about Loneliness?

Can I tell you about Loneliness?

A guide for friends, family and professionals

Julian Stern, illustrated by Helen Lees

Part of the Can I tell you about...? series

Quick Overview

Jan experiences loneliness. In this illustrated guide, he explains what loneliness is, how it can affect his daily life at home and school and what others can do to help. It is an ideal way to start conversations about loneliness with children aged 7+ and also includes advice on how best to support a child who is lonely.
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Paperback / softback
2017, 8.98in x 6.10in / 228mm x 155mm, 64pp
ISBN: 9781785922435
2017, ePUB, 64pp
ISBN: 978-1-78450-526-4
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Meet Jan. Jan is sometimes lonely. In this illustrated guide, he describes what loneliness feels like and how it affects him at home and school. He explains what he can do to feel less lonely, and how his teachers, family and friends can help him too.

Child loneliness is an area of growing concern. This book is an ideal way to start a conversation about loneliness with anyone aged 7 and above and to help children understand the importance of healthy solitude, as well as socialising. It also includes a useful list of recommended reading, organisations and websites for further information and support.


'Julian Stern has made an invaluable contribution to this remarkable series. The book, based on sensitive conversations with young people, identifies many situations when a young person may feel lonely - but also (most importantly) how parents, teachers and others misunderstand. Therefore, an important read not only for the young people, but also for those who care for them.'
- Professor Richard Pring, Department of Educational Studies, University of Oxford

'Readers interested in the social and emotional development of children and youth will find Dr. Stern's book on loneliness both informative and immensely accessible. The generously illustrated narrative provides useful suggestions and needed recommendations to effectively address the issue both in school and at home. Educators and school-based counselors will find this book especially useful.'
- Christopher Sink, Professor and Batten Chair, Counseling and Human Services, Old Dominion University

'a real winner. Lots of black and white illustrations make it easily read, and it will be good for schools as well as home. Teachers and parents will note that a sad and sometimes difficult child may be experiencing loneliness.'
- Healthy Books


By (author): Julian Stern
Illustrated by: Helen Lees