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Helping Children with Low Self-Esteem

A Guidebook, 1st Edition

By Margot Sunderland


96 pages

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Paperback: 9780863884665
pub: 2003-11-04
eBook (VitalSource) : 9781315170800
pub: 2017-05-08
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This is a guidebook to help children who:

  • don't like themselves or feel there is something fundamentally wrong with them
  • have been deeply shamed
  • have received too much criticism or haven't been encouraged enough
  • let people treat them badly because they feel they don't deserve better
  • do not accept praise or appreciation because they feel they don't deserve it
  • feel defeated by life, fundamentally unimportant, unwanted or unlovable
  • bully because they think they are worthless or think they are worthless because they are bullied
  • and feel they don't belong or do not seek friends because they think no-one would want to be their friend.


"…an easy read." — Afasic news

"As with other guidebooks in this series, the material is presented accessibly, and contains a richly textured mixture of guidance in understanding children's feelings." �— Care and Health Magazine

"Sunderland's whole series is excellent. I find I recommend each one… Good writing, wonderful artwork, a real impetus to use the material." — Adoption Today

"A vital resource for all parents and child professionals." — Families Magazine

"Margot's books are digestible teaching aids for anyone working with children - a resource that would be beneficial in every school both for qualified and non-qualified staff." — Special Children

Table of Contents

This is a guidebook to help children who: are suffering from the pain of loss or separation from someone or something they love deeply; have had a parent, relative or important friend leave or die; are obsessed with their absent parent; have lost someone they love, but have never really mourned; are trying to manage all their painful feelings of loss by themselves; feel that they have lost the love of someone they love deeply; are suffering from separation anxiety; and are adopted or fostered children who miss their birth parent terribly. Helping Children with Loss Using this engaging story and practical guidebook you can help children suffering from the pain of loss or separation. They may be: grieving for the death of a parent, relative or important friend; obsessed with an absent parent; struggling to mourn a loss; trying to manage all of their painful feelings by themselves; suffering from separation anxiety; and adopted or fostered children who miss their birth parent.

About the Series

Helping Children with Feelings

This is Margot Sunderland’s bestselling series of therapeutic stories for children, each accompanied by a professional guidebook. The practical guidebooks enable teachers, parents and professionals to help children aged 4-12 connect with unresolved feelings affecting their behaviour.

Each guide focuses on a particular feeling, with exercises and ideas to help children think about, express and focus on that feeling to the point of resolution.

The illustrated stories are designed to be told alongside the guide, but can be bought and used independently.

Interested in purchasing multiple sets within this series? Please contact our dedicated Sales Executive Louise Perrier at or call +44 (0) 20 755 19109.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
EDUCATION / Preschool & Kindergarten