A boy experiences a traumatic event. It changes everything. He can't stop feeling the pain. He desperately wants his life to be how it was before. He decides the best thing to do is to find a world without people as people hurt him so badly. He remembers a derelict children's home over a little bridge. He plans to go and live there, smash up the bridge, so no-one can hurt him anymore. On his way, he meets a soldier who tells him that the only way to stop the pain is to talk about what happened, to someone he trusts. Ignoring this advice, the boy continues on his way and lives in the people-less place. But soon he is overwhelmed by a terrible loneliness. The soldier comes back, and the boy tells him the story of his traumatic life event.
The latest book by Dr Margot Sunderland, offers a wealth of tools and techniques to empower practitioners and parents to connect to children and teenagers through conversation, in life changing ways. Packed with creative possibilities, and illustrated with numerous ‘conversations’, this book can be returned to again and again whilst helping children and teenagers work through any painful life issue, past or present. The book also contains photocopiable worksheets. A ‘must-buy’ for any adult who want the conversations they have with children and teenagers to genuinely help, and to matter.
Helping Teenagers to Talk about their Feelings.
This book aims to empower people to have thoughtful, reflective conversations with teenagers about their life experiences. The book is full of tools and techniques for what to say and how to be when talking to teenagers, underpinned by the latest research, psychology and neuroscience in adolescent development.
The incredible effects of Love, Nurture and Play on your child's development (original title – The Science of Parenting)
This is the first practical parenting book to give you the facts, not the fiction on the best way to bring up your child, essential for any parent. Based on over 700 scientific studies into children’s development, award-winning author and child psychotherapist Dr. Margot Sunderland explains how to develop your child’s potential to the full.
This manual contains a series of structured, easy to do picture exercises to help people of all ages express, communicate and deal more effectively with their emotions in everyday life. Providing a series of photocopiable illustrations, the book is a source of effective readymade material.
This book is designed for professionals to help children, teenagers and adults alike to explore, communicate and learn more about themselves in light of their relationships and so to improve their quality of life by improving their relationship life. Many children, teenagers and adults never sit down to reflect on their relationships. As a result, they can endlessly repeat destructive relationship patterns, pick people who are bad for them, stay in deadening relationships, or destroy the lovely relationships they do have.
This practical handbook begins with the philosophy and psychology underpinning the therapeutic value of story telling. It shows how to use story telling as a therapeutic tool with children and how to make an effective response when a child tells a story to you. It covers issues such as:
(Edited by Margot Sunderland)
This book is a vital resource for all professionals and parents who seek to reach and help teenagers who struggle with anger, anxiety and low self-esteem. It contains vital theory and practice, tools, techniques and case studies from eminent contributors with extensive hands-on experience of working with troubled teenagers.
This guidebook is designed to help children who hurt, hit, bite, smash, kick, shout, scream or who are out of control, hyperaroused or hyperactive; children who can only discharge their angry feelings in verbal or physical attacks, rather than being able to reflect on what they feel, children who are controlling and punitive and regularly defy authority, children who have been diagnosed with a conduct disorder and children who commit cold acts of cruelty, cannot trust, have stopped looking for love or approval The book will be a vital resource for any child professional who works with children locked in rage or hate, to understand underlying causes and so to engage with the child from an informed empathic position.
This guidebook is designed to help children who don't like themselves or feel there is something fundamentally wrong with them have been deeply shamed or bullied at home or at school, feel defeated by life, fundamentally unimportant, unwanted or unlovable. The book designed to enable teachers, parents and professionals to understand and acknowledge the child’s painful feelings and to respond effectively.