Parents and Carers

Our Aim

Is to help families understand their children's emotional world. That doesn't mean telling them how to be a parent, judging them or making them feel inadequate, and we are aware of how daunting it can be to get too much information! It's about holding your hand through the process so you can provide emotional support to your child when they need it most.

Our Books

Have been written by a psychologist who specialises in working with children and families, and have been created to encourage children to explore their feelings in a safe and fun way. Understanding core emotions is key to a child's journey to emotional intelligence and essential for good mental health and well-being as they progress through childhood. 

Lifeland

Each story takes the reader on a journey through ‘Lifeland’, where a main character struggles to understand their emotions and is helped by a ‘sidekick’ to work through their feelings and understand why they are feeling the way they are. Focusing on the six core human emotions of happiness, sadness, fear, anger, disgust and surprise, our stories are beautifully illustrated and written in fun and melodical rhymes.

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Finding Your Way

The books are a great tool for adults to read with their children, encouraging them to discuss how they think the characters might be feeling using the Lifeland map at the front of each book to identify where the characters might be - sad stones, angry arches, disgusting dump, happiness hills, forest of fear or the station of surprise. This in turn will allow children to understand that all feelings are normal and an essential part of life and nothing to be scared of.

Each book includes:

  • A map of Lifeland
  • Fun characters and stories that link together across the series
  • Text written in rhymes, to assist memory and language learning
  • Stories written from a child's perspective 
  • Opportunities to discuss social and cultural issues affecting children
  • Safe introduction to the ‘big' feelings
  • Positive confidant role models 
  • Guidance notes for parents and carers

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