Suggested Reading | Autism, Depression, ADHD and other Children’s Illnesses

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Dinosaurs Divorce (A Guide for Changing Families) (Paperback)


Dinosaurs Divorce Will Help you Understand: * Divorce Words and What They Mean * Why Parents Divorce * What About You? * After the Divorce * Living with One Parent * Visiting Your Parent * Having Two Homes * Celebrating Holidays and Special Occasions * Telling Your Friends * Meeting Parents' New Friends * Living with Stepparents * Having Stepsisters and Stepbrothers.
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Standing on My Own Two Feet: A Child's Affirmation of Love in the Midst of Divorce (Hardcover)


Addison is a regular kid whose parents are going through a divorce, but he knows that no matter what happens, his parents will always love him. The text in this beautifully illustrated picture book is inspiring, gentle, and uplifting, and teaches kids that having two homes to live in can be just as great as having two strong feet to stand on.
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When Dinosaurs Die: A Guide to Understanding Death (Dino Life Guides for Families) (Paperback)


The authors explain in simple language the feelings people may have regarding the death of a loved one and the ways to honor the memory of someone who has died.
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Why Are You So Sad?: A Child's Book About Parental Depression (Paperback)


This text is aimed at children coming to terms with parental depression.
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An Elephant In the Living Room The Children's Book (Paperback)


An illustrated story to help children understand and cope with the problem of alcoholism or other drug addiction in the family.

An illustrated story to help children understand and cope with the problem of alcoholism or other drug addiction in the family.
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Repair for Kids: A Children's Program for Recovery from Incest and Childhood Sexual Abuse (Paperback)


R.E.P.A.I.R is Recognition, Entry, Process, Awareness, Insight, and Rhythm

Enter a Six-Stage Program with your child to cross the Bridge of Recovery and make available a whole new world of hope:

  • Uncover and acknowledge feelings by discovering emotion
  • Build self-esteem and optimism with the "Magic Mirror"
  • Discern healthy and unhealthy messages
  • Learn self-soothing skills with "Dear Diary" letters to the inner-child
  • Reveal inner states with picture drawing
  • Break free from the confines of false shame
  • Cultivate self-care skills and practices
  • Learn about boundaries and bodies
  • Return to the natural rhythm and flow of life

Therapists' Acclaim for REPAIR for Kids

"REPAIR for Kids provides a comprehensive, honest and passionate approach for children recovering from sexual abuse. Children will benefit from this book, and be encouraged to continue on their recovery journey." -Jill Osborne, Ed.S, author of Sam Feels Better Now

"I wish I had had something like this a long time ago for my sad and shamed 'little girl' within. I can't think of anything I'd change. You have covered it all and with wonderful sensitivity, perfect timing and terrific repair exercises. I love the cartoons and the colorfulness of your book as well." -Marcelle Taylor, MFT

"I found this book to be well thought out and written, and one that would be helpful for any child who has known the pain of sexual abuse. I wish a caring adult had shared this book with my siblings and myself, it would have helped ease our pain and sorrow." -Michael Skinner, musician and child mental health advocate

Please visit the survivors peer-support group at www.TheLamplighters.org

from Loving Healing Press www.Lovinghealing.com

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Please Tell: A Child's Story About Sexual Abuse (Early Steps) (Paperback)


Written and illustrated by a girl who was sexually molested by a family member, this book reaches out to other children by carrying Jessie’s message “It's o.k. to tell; help can come when you tell."

Written and illustrated by a young girl who was sexually molested by a family member, this book reaches out to other children in a way that no adult can, Jessie's words carry the message, "It's o.k. to tell; help can come when you tell."This book is an excellent tool for therapists, counselors, child protection workers, teachers, and parents dealing with children affected by sexual abuse.Jessie's story adds a sense of hope for what should be, and the knowledge that the child protection system can work for children. Simple, direct, and from the heart, Jessie gives children the permission and the courage to deal with sexual abuse."Please Tell! is a beautifully simple book with a profoundly important message for children who have been sexually abused: the abuse wasn't their fault. Written and illustrated by Jessie, herself a pre-teen survivor of sexual abuse, it tells kids just what to do to get the help they need." Kristin A. Kunzman, abuse therapist and author of The Healing Way: Adult Recovery from Childhood Sexual Abuse
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When My Worries Get Too Big! A Relaxation Book for Children Who Live with Anxiety (Paperback)


The thought of losing control can cause major problems for children who live with anxiety. Now, parents, teachers and children have a helpful tool that gives young children an opportunity to explore their own feelings with parents or teachers as they react to events in their daily lives. Engaging and easy to read, this illustrated children s book is filled with opportunities for children to participate in developing their own self-calming strategies. Children who use the simple strategies in this charming book, illustrated by the author, will find themselves relaxed and ready to focus on work or play!
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A Friend Like Simon - Autism / ASD (Moonbeam childrens book award winner 2009) - Special Stories Series 2 (Volume 1) (Paperback)


This is a special education childrens picture books that introduces autism. When an autistic child joins a mainstream school, many children can find it difficult to understand and cope with a student that is somewhat ‘different’ to them. This story encourages other children to be mindful and patient of the differences that exist and to also appreciate the positive contribution that an autistic child can make to the group - See more at: http://www.specialstories.net/autism/#sthash.x5rX5mVz.dpuf
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The Feelings Book (Revised): The Care and Keeping of Your Emotions (Paperback)


This invaluable companion to The Care & Keeping of You received its own fresh update! The Feelings Book will help you understand your emotions, and deal with them in positive ways. You'll get tips on how to express your feelings and stay in control, plus get sensitive advice on handling fear, anxiety, jealousy, and grief. Learn how to stay in the driver's seat of your own emotions!
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It's Not Your Fault, Koko Bear: A Read-Together Book for Parents and Young Children During Divorce (Lansky, Vicki) (Paperback)


This easy-to-understand children's story and parenting guide is intended for families where both parents plan to stay active and involved in their child's life. "It's Not Your Fault, KoKo Bear" revolves around a lovable bear who doesn't want to have two homes. KoKo's experience will help children learn what divorce means, how family life will change, and understand that the divorce is not their fault.
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How to Take the Grrrr Out of Anger (Laugh & Learn) (Paperback)


Anger is a part of life. We can’t avoid it, we shouldn’t stuff it, and we can’t make it go away.

Kids need help learning how to manage their anger. This book speaks directly to them and offers strategies they can start using immediately.

Blending solid information and sound advice with jokes and funny cartoons, it guides kids to understand that anger is normal and can be expressed in many ways—some healthy, some not.

It teaches them how to recognize anger in themselves and others, how to handle situations and emotions (loneliness, guilt, frustration, fear) that lead to or mask anger, and how to deal with the anger they feel.

Young readers learn that violence is not acceptable and there are better, safer, more positive ways to resolve conflicts.

They also discover what to do when people around them are angry, how to get help, and how to locate other resources (books, hotlines, school groups) when they need more support.
 
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