These resources are best utilised in conjunction with individualised sessions in which the child is able to learn strategies to develop and enhance resilience.
The Invisible String – by Patrice Karst
This book explores the connection between parents and their kids through “The Invisible String” that reaches from heart to heart.
The Lovables in the Kingdom of Self-esteem – by Diane Loomans
This is a beautifully illustrated book which explores self-esteem through the animals in the kingdom.
All Dogs have ADHD – by Kathy Hoopmann
This book uses photographs of dogs to explore a variety of traits that are typical of a child with an ADHD diagnosis, such as being restless and excitable, getting easily distracted, and acting on impulse.
All Cats have Asperger Syndrome – by Kathy Hoopmann
This book uses photographs of cats to bring to life the familiar and unique characteristics of a child with Asperger’s Syndrome, such as sensitive hearing, scampering at the first sign of being stroked, and particular eating habits.
The following are websites that provide useful information for parents and carers of children:
This is an Australian Government website aimed at providing information to parents and families about raising children from newborns to teens.
This is the website for The Australian Psychological Society. It provides a selection of useful resources and information for parents and families, under the “Community Information” tab.