The Frog Who Longed for the Moon to Smile

A Story for Children Who Yearn for Someone They Love
Author: Margot Sunderland
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351687271
Category: Education
Page: 28
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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.

Helping Children Who Yearn for Someone They Love and the Frog Who Longed for the Moon to Smile


Author: Margot Sunderland,Nicky Hancock
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9780863885020
Category: Child psychology
Page: 76
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This practical guidebook, with a beautifully-illustrated storybook, enables teachers, parents and professionals to help children aged 4-12 connect with unresolved feelings affecting their behaviour. Helping Children who Yearn for Someone They Love is a guidebook to help children who: are missing someone too much or suffer from separation anxiety are obsessed with their absent parent yearn for a parent who: has died; seems unreachable, although is right there is loving one minute and indifferent, cold or abusive the next They yearn because they have been taken into care, fostered or adopted. The Frog who Longed for the Moon to Smile features 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.

Helping Children Who Yearn for Someone They Love

A Guidebook
Author: Margot Sunderland
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1351693476
Category: Education
Page: 48
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This is a guidebook to help children who: "are missing someone too much or suffer from separation anxiety"; are obsessed with their absent parent "yearn for a parent who: has died; seems unreachable, although she is right there; or is loving one minute and indifferent, cold or abusive the next". They yearn because they have been taken into care, fostered or adopted.

A Nifflenoo Called Nevermind

A Story for Children Who Bottle Up Their Feelings
Author: Margot Sunderland
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351693689
Category: Education
Page: 32
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A story for children who bottle up their feelings. Nevermind always carries on whatever happens! Each time something horrible happens to him he just tucks his feelings away and carries on with life. Find out what happens to Nevermind and how he begins to understand that his feelings do matter, how he learns to express them and stand up for himself.

The Day the Sea Went Out and Never Came Back


Author: Margot Sunderland
Publisher: Speechmark Publishing
ISBN: 9780863884634
Category: Children's stories
Page: 32
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(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. The titles in this extraordinary series are a vital resource. Nine practical guidebooks, each with an accompanying beautifully illustrated storybook, have been written to help children (aged 4-12) think about and connect with their feelings.These guides and stories enable teachers, parents and professionals to recognise the unresolved feelings behind a child's behaviour and to respond correctly to help.The Day the Sea Went Out and Never Came Back is a stroy 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.

Willy and the Wobbly House

A Story for Children Who are Anxious or Obsessional
Author: Margot Sunderland
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351372289
Category: Psychology
Page: 28
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This is a story for children who are anxious or obsessional. 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. Follow their adventures with the Puddle People who help them break out of their fixed patterns and find far richer ways of living in the world.

Helping Children Who Bottle Up Their Feelings

A Guidebook
Author: Margot Sunderland
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351693611
Category: Education
Page: 56
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A guidebook to help children who: are trying to manage their too painful feelings by themselves; do not let themselves cry, protest or say that they are scared; are living with too many unresolved painful emotions from the past; have had disturbing, overwhelming or confusing experiences, which they have been unable to think through or feel through properly; are full of unexpressed feelings because expressing them feels far too dangerous; and are full of unmourned grief.

Helping Children with Low Self-Esteem

A Guidebook
Author: Margot Sunderland
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1351692968
Category: Education
Page: 96
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This is a guidebook to help children who: "don't like themselves or feel there is something fundamentally wrong with them"; "have been deeply shamed"; "have received too much criticism or haven't been encouraged enough"; "let people treat them badly because they feel they don't deserve better"; "do not accept praise or appreciation because they feel they don't deserve it"; "feel defeated by life, fundamentally unimportant, unwanted or unlovable"; "bully because they think they are worthless or think they are worthless because they are bullied"; and "feel they don't belong or do not seek friends because they think no-one would want to be their friend.

Using Story Telling as a Therapeutic Tool with Children


Author: Margot Sunderland
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1351372319
Category:
Page: N.A
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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 is an essential accompaniment to the "Helping Children with Feelings" series and covers issues such as: Why story telling is such a good way of helping children with their feelings? What resources you may need in a story-telling session? How to construct your own therapeutic story for a child? What to do when children tell stories to you? Things to do and say when working with a child's story.

Helping Children with Loss

A Guidebook
Author: Margot Sunderland
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351693131
Category: Education
Page: 89
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This is a guidebook to help children who: are suffering from the pain of loss or separation from someone or something they love deeply; have had a parent, relative or important friend leave or die; are obsessed with their absent parent; have lost someone they love, but have never really mourned; are trying to manage all their painful feelings of loss by themselves; feel that they have lost the love of someone they love deeply; are suffering from separation anxiety; and are adopted or fostered children who miss their birth parent terribly. Helping Children with Loss Using this engaging story and practical guidebook you can help children suffering from the pain of loss or separation. They may be: grieving for the death of a parent, relative or important friend; obsessed with an absent parent; struggling to mourn a loss; trying to manage all of their painful feelings by themselves; suffering from separation anxiety; and adopted or fostered children who miss their birth parent.

Helping Children Pursue Their Hopes and Dreams

A Guidebook
Author: Margot Sunderland
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1351693808
Category: Education
Page: 40
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This is a guidebook to help children who: have been given too little encouragement to follow their hopes and dreams; are too despondent or defeated to go after their hopes or their dreams; are too busy surviving, so hopes and dreams are a luxury they cannot afford; think that hopes and dreams are just for other people; do not follow their dreams because they are too afraid of failing; are following somebody else's star; and, only dream small dreams for themselves, from a fear of being big.

Ruby and the Rubbish Bin

A Story for Children with Low Self-Esteem
Author: Margot Sunderland
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351701533
Category: Education
Page: 30
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(A story for children with low self-esteem) 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.

A Wibble Called Bipley

A Story for Children Who Have Hardened Their Hearts or Becomes Bullies
Author: Margot Sunderland
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351693352
Category: Education
Page: 40
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A story for children who have hardened their hearts or become bullies. Bipley is a warm cuddly creature, but someone has broken his heart. He feels so hurt that he decides it is just too painful to ever love again. When he meets some big tough Honks in the wood, they teach him how to harden his heart so that he doesn't have to feel hurt any more. Luckily Bipley meets some creatures who teach him how he can protect himself without hardening his heart.

Conversations That Matter

Talking with Children and Teenagers in Ways That Help
Author: Margot Sunderland
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781903269244
Category: Children
Page: 430
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Draw on Your Emotions


Author: Margot Sunderland
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351629379
Category: Education
Page: 110
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Draw on Your Emotions is a bestselling resource to help people of all ages express, communicate and deal more effectively with their emotions through drawing. Built around five key themes, each section contains a simple picture exercise with clear objectives, instructions and suggestions for development. The picture activities have been carefully designed to help ease the process of both talking about feelings and exploring life choices, by trying out alternatives safely on paper. This will help to create clarity and new perspectives as a step towards positive action. Offering a broad range of exercises which can be adapted for any ability or age from middle childhood onwards, this unique book explores a range of emotions surrounding a person1s important life experiences, key memories, relationships, best times, worst times and who they are as a person. This is an essential resource for therapists, educators, counsellors and anyone who engages other people in conversations that matter about their relationship to self, others and life in general. This revised and updated second edition also contains a new section on how to use the superbly emotive The Emotion Cards (9781138070981) to facilitate deeper therapeutic conversations.

Helping Children Locked in Rage or Hate

A Guidebook
Author: Margot Sunderland
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351687689
Category: Psychology
Page: 192
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This is a guidebook to help children who: hurt, hit, bite, smash, kick, shout, scream or who are out of control, hyperaroused or hyperactive; can only discharge their angry feelings in verbal or physical attacks, rather than being able to think about and reflect on what they feel; are angry because it is easier than feeling hurt or sad; are locked in anger or rage because of sibling rivalry; are controlling and punitive; regularly defy authority or are diagnosed with a conduct disorder; commit cold acts of cruelty, hurt animals or do not cry any more; spoil, damage or destroy what others do or make; create fear in others because they have locked away their own fears; do not want to please people, cannot trust, have stopped looking for love or approval or truly believe they do not need anyone; do not really know how to 'like' someone; and, definitely do not know how to love someone or are affectionate only if they want something.

His Natural Life


Author: Marcus Andrew Hislop Clarke,Lurline Stuart,Michael Roe,Elizabeth Webby
Publisher: Univ. of Queensland Press
ISBN: 9780702231773
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 686
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His Natural Life has retained Australian classic status for over one hundred years. Scarcely ever out of print since first written during the early 1870s, it has provided successive generations with a vivid account of a brutal phase of colonial life. The main focus of this great convict novel is the complex interaction between those in power and those who suffer, made meaningful because of its hero's struggle against the destructiveness of his wrongful imprisonment. While much of the story is necessarily grim, Marcus Clarke has used elements of romance, incidents of family life and passages of scenic description to both relieve and give emphasis to the tragedy that forms its heart.

The Glass Castle

A Memoir
Author: Jeannette Walls
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1439156964
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 288
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The child of an alcoholic father and an eccentric artist mother discusses her family's nomadic upbringing, during which she and her siblings fended for themselves while their parents outmaneuvered bill collectors and the authorities.

Weeping Angel


Author: Stef Ann Holm
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1501110713
Category: Fiction
Page: 368
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Sparks fly between a prim piano teacher and a charming saloon owner in this “sweet and sassy, rollicking and rambunctious” romance novel (Patricia Gaffney, author of To Love and to Cherish) from USA TODAY bestselling author Stef Ann Holm. Frank Brody never gives a second glance to the starched and stiff type of woman. But when Miss Amelia Marshall arrives in Weeping Angel, Frank’s stare puts a flush on her cheeks hotter than the sun wilting her prim apparel. She’s come to town to forget a busted romance and make a living the only respectable way she can: by giving piano lessons. When the only piano in town turns up at Frank’s rundown shebang of a business, the Moon Rock Saloon, Amelia must compromise…never suspecting her temporary arrangement with the disarmingly handsome Mr. Brody will lead to a passion more glorious and unpredictable than anything she had dared to imagine…