Healing Stories for Challenging Behaviour, Paperback Book

Healing Stories for Challenging Behaviour Paperback

Part of the Early Years series

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Healing Stories for Challenging Behaviour brings together the fruits of Susan Perrow's work in storymaking.

It is richly illustrated with lively anecdotes drawn from parents and teachers who have discovered how the power of story can help resolve a range of common childhood behaviours and situations such as separation anxiety, bullying, sibling rivalry, nightmares and grieving.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Hawthorn Press Ltd
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Paediatric medicine
  • ISBN: 9781903458785


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The first half of this book talks about using stories to counter behaviour problems such as pinching, being untidy, being shy etc. Perrow gives guidelines for writing your own stories using suitable metaphors. The second half of the book contains a number of stories written to address particular problems. She also includes storytelling suggestions and a helpful form for evaluating storytelling. Although the principles espoused seem sound, none of the included stories particularly appealed.