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.
Each guidebook focuses on a key feeling and is written in very user-friendly language. The exercises, tasks and ideas for things to say and do are specifically designed to help children think about, express and process the feeling to the point of resolution. Helping Children Pursue Their Hopes and Dreams 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
Only dream small dreams for themselves, from a fear of being big.
Dr Margot Sunderland is Director of Education and Training at The Centre for Child Mental Health London, Honorary Visiting Fellow at London Metropolitan University and Integrative Child Psychotherapist, Supervisor and Trainer with over two decades of experience in working with adults, teenagers and children. She is a First Prize award winning author, with 20 books in child mental health, published in nineteen countries.
Reviews "Sunderland's whole series is excellent. I find I recommend each one... Good writing, wonderful artwork, a real impetus to use the material" Adoption Today "A vital resource for all parents and child professionals" Families Magazine "Margot's books are digestible teaching aids for anyone working with children - a resource that would be beneficial in every school both for qualified and non-qualified staff". Special Children