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Hello! My name is Dr.Sara, and I am the author of children’s psychological stories that deal with tricky topics.

These stories fall under the category of therapeutic stories, but they are less therapeutic and more the about day to day raising of children and issues that arise such as sibling rivalry, parents arguing, and pre-occupation with death to name a few.

I am a chartered child, educational and community psychologist and hold a number of degrees in both psychology and science allowing me to know from the inside out what is happening to our children when the world around them is confusing. I am also the mother of a dinosaur and nature loving 6 year old, whom I co-parent with his father.

My experience as a parent and also from over 10 years working as a psychologist allows me to understand the child’s perspective but completely empathise with the parent. I see my books as tools through which a parent or guardian can bring up things in their child’s life which they often want to disucss but don’t know how to bring it up.

Lastly, I cannot write a story without inspiration which I get from my family, my direct work with children and listening to the daily concerns have about their children. All my stories are written from my heart with the intention to help

Therapeutic Stories

The Doshel Bond

This is a heart-rending tale of parent and sibling relationships within a contemporary blended family.

A Quick Overview The Doshel Bond
Sharenting: an issue of consent for minors

Sharenting: an issue of consent for minors

Sharenting refers to the frequent use of social media for sharing information about ones child or their images in photos. Parents in the UK post nearly 200 photos of their under 5s online every year, meaning a child will feature in around 1,000 online photos before...

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Talking to your child about private parts

Talking to your child about private parts

I need this if: I want to talk to my child about private parts or introduce this topic as part of a larger conversation about consent.This can help if: They have autism and they are 4 to 7 years oldWhy is this useful: It gives parents a way to bring up this...

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Teach Consent Early

Teach Consent Early

Teach consent earlyConsent is a buzz word we hear all the time. I’m going to explain what it is and why it’s important for you, the parent to know what it is.What does Consent mean?Consent is a when we give permission for something to happen or we are in agreement to...

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Supporting a child who talks very loudly

Supporting a child who talks very loudly

I need this if: My child or student speaks very loudly or can't control their volume in places such as the bus, in the shop, in the library or in the classroom. This can help if: My child or student has autism and they are aged 5 years or over. Why is this useful:...

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How does emotional literacy develop in our children?

How does emotional literacy develop in our children?

Firstly, Children’s own needs have to be met before they can meet other’s needs Children must have positive, nurturing relationships with the important people in their lives. Challenging relationships can cause stress for children and toxic stress can cause great...

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Emotional Literacy

Emotional Literacy

Emotional literacy (often referred to as emotional intelligence) refers to the ability to read emotions in ourselves and in others. We put huge emphasis on teaching our children to be able to read words on a page, however teaching them to be able to read their own and...

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You will always be your child’s favourite toy

You will always be your child’s favourite toy

Your children adore you!Even though they prance around acting like the master, you the parent are in fact the god. When they are small they just want to play with you endlessly. As they grow older their interests change and how they play changes, but they still want...

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Why is there so much more anxiety today then in times past?

Why is there so much more anxiety today then in times past?

This is a common question I hear. This can be answered a number of ways however from my perspective there are certain things that we are aware of that increase levels of anxiety. First of all it is important to point out that anxiety in small quantities is good for us...

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Parenting is a long game

Parenting is a long game

Parenting children and getting them to comply with your requests is playing a long game. It can be thought of as running a marathon, not a sprint. If you could imagine a friend daring you to “Do/say the same thing over and over, sometimes 10 times a day (or more) for...

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Oakie’s Wise Words

Oakie’s Wise Words

This is a story to support children in identifying and navigating the emotions that coincide with hearing their parents arguing. It aims to inform children that they have a voice and can communicate it. It was inspired by typical arguments that arise in my own and...

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What are therapeutic stories?

What are therapeutic stories?

  Therapeutic stories are stories for children which address a topic that can be considered as challenging for an adult to communicate to a child. Topics such as bereavement, moving house, a new baby, growing up in diverse family units, dealing with emotions, how...

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“Well done” is half a sentence

“Well done” is half a sentence

Focusing on helping parents to be more specific in the praise of their children. When they do this, it is a form of coaching. It helps children to see what skills and behaviours their parents value and want to see more of. From a child’s perspective, they may have...

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What are you modelling for your children?

What are you modelling for your children?

Parents often wonder where they children pick up the behaviours they do. Things like being messy, using bad language, being slow at doing something are the disgruntled complains of parents the world over. More worrying for parents can be when children are overly...

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Children Learn What They Live

Children Learn What They Live

Poem by Dorothy Law Nolte If a child lives with criticism, he learns to condemn. If a child lives with hostility, he learns to fight. If a child lives with ridicule, he learns to be shy. If a child lives with shame, he learns to feel guilty. If a child lives with...

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