Books that take a look at issues from two sides to encourage positive and proactive engagement with difficult situations
A positive and proactive book that helps you understand and cope with mental health.
There's two sides to every story. In Mental Health, you will read two sides to the dilemmas, sticky situations or issues that children sometimes have to face at difficult times in their lives. Encouraging you to put yourself in someone else's shoes to see why they have reacted in a certain way or said certain things will help you to understand why different point of view arise in the first place and why your perspective might cloud your judgement or stop other seeing your point of view.
It will help you to find ways to positively and proactively resolve situations, deal with your emotions and maybe even change your mind. Mental Health tackles situations including: academic anxiety, eating disorders, PTSD and self-harming.
The book includes top tips for dealing with your emotions and conflict resolution.
The A Problem Shared series looks at tricky situations and common problems from two sides. The books encourage the reader to not only speak out, but also to listen to what others have to say. Some of the core values of PSHE are empathy, mindfulness and engaging with debate and this series puts the reader firmly in the middle, allowing them to make up their own mind about the scenarios presented and to question their own initial assumptions or bias.
Perfect resources for students of PSHE at Key Stage 2 aged 9+, these books are also useful as opportunities for discussion topics in class or as role play situations.
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Louise Spilsbury is a prolific children's book author. She has written titles on almost every subject, from science and geography through to world affairs, social issues, art, history, and literacy. Louise is married to the author Richard Spilsbury and has two children. She lives and works in Devon.