This book offers a structure and an outlet for the many difficult feelings which inevitably follow when someone dies. It aims to help children make sense of their experience by reflecting on the different aspects of their grief, whilst finding a balance between remembering and having fun. This book is a useful companion in the present, and will become an invaluable keepsake in the years to come.
Every year, thousands of young people face life after someone important to them has died. Created by Winston's Wish, Out of the Blue is a collection of tried and tested ideas to help young people remember the person who died and help them express their thoughts and feelings about that event. This book was written and designed specifically for teenagers. Its aim is to help support them through the bereavement process using a range of activities. This is a companion volume to the popular Muddles, Puddles, and Sunshine, the activity book for bereaved children. By adding photos, drawings, and words, the workbook will become a lasting personal record of a loved one. Each activity features the words and stories of those who have experienced bereavement, reinforcing the message that "I'm not alone." Out of the Blue can be completed by a teenager alone, with the help of a family member, or with the appropriate professional. Contents: Calendar of Memories Memory Stones Telling Your Stories Memory Box Lighting a Memory Candle First Aid Kit Memory Jar Life Record Top 10 Tips
the Genius of Play addresses what play is, why it matters, and how modern life endangers children's play. Here is an outspoken Children's Play Charter for parents and teachers, which celebrates the playful spirit of childhood.
Children love family storytelling and parents can learn this practical, magical art. Here are methods, tips and resources to enable you to: create a listening space, use the day's events and rhythms to make stories, transform old stories and make up new ones, bring your personal and family stories to life, learn stories by heart using pictures, inner theatre, walk-about, singing the story and other methods, and find the tale you want from Nancy's rich story-cupboard.
This treasury of 101 new healing stories addresses a range of issues - from unruly behaviour to grieving, anxiety, lack of confidence, bullying, teasing, nightmares, intolerance, inappropriate talk, toileting, bedwetting and much more. The stories also have the potential for nurturing positive values.
The death of a parent marks an emotional and psychological watershed in a person's life. For children and teenagers, the loss of a parent if not handled sensitively can be a lasting trauma, and for adults too, a parent's death can be a tremendous blow. When Parents Die speaks to bereaved children of all ages. Rebecca Abrams draws on her personal and professional understandings of parental loss, as well as the experiences of many other adults, teenagers and children, to provide the reader with an honest, compassionate and insightful exploration of the experience of losing a parent. The book covers the entire course of grieving, from the immediate aftermath of a parent's death through to the point of recovery, paying particular attention to the many circumstances that can prolong and complicate mourning, including sudden death. An indispensible aid to the bereaved and the many professionals who work with them, this book is written in a clear and sympathetic style. It has been fully revised for this third edition to take recent research into account.
Hayley's an extraordinary girl -- Kylie Minogue Hayley just lights up a room. She's so full of happiness -- Lorraine Kelly Hayley Okines is like no other 13-year-old schoolgirl.In Old Before My Time, Hayley and her mum Kerry reflect on her unusual life. Share Hayley’s excitement as she travels the world meeting her pop heroes Kylie, Girls Aloud and Justin Bieber and her sadness as she loses her best friend to the disease at the age of 11. Now as she passes the age of 13 – the average life expectancy for a child with progeria – Hayley talks frankly about her hopes for the future and her pioneering drug trials in America which could unlock the secrets of ageing for everyone...
A guide for understanding how a young child learns to play, speak, think, and relate; how language and the senses develop; when a child is ready to learn to read; the difference between the ways boys and girls learn; and simple tests for school readiness. Both authors are consultants in teacher training in England and have written numerous articles and books on Waldorf education.