Explaining family separation to young children
Separation is hard enough for parents but explaining it to young children can be really challenging. Shona Innes is a clinical psychologist and a children’s book author. Her Big Hug series aims to help children navigate some tricky emotions. Love is Like a Tree is a book that helps children understand that while things might change, the love for them remains the same. Shona explains why understanding the child’s perspective of separation is so important, and how a tree metaphor helps them to understand the process.
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