Newly Published Book
Sonia has found that in her practice in Suffolk many of the problems brought into her consulting room are similar to the issues talked about in her newly published short story for children called THE BLACKBIRD BROTHERS, and the new “Message in a Bottle Series”, a series of 6 short stories so called because each story is a message and suggests a way of helping children think about differing issues that they may face as they grow up. The stories are written for 3 – 7 year olds, and the books set out in simple language how children might think about their issues in a creative way and to help them recognise that they are not alone in their problems. Sonia believes that the books will sit somewhere in the children’s unconscious, and therefore may be useful to call upon at some point. In her new book THE BLACKBIRD BROTHERS she aims to show very young children the power of the ‘can do’ ‘attitude.
Learning to think positively has proved beneficial to millions of people, because our thoughts have the ability to transform how we feel about ourselves.
In this short story Timmy is a very frightened baby blackbird and learns that if he can believe in himself he has the power to do anything.
The moral of the tale is to help young children develop an attitude of positive thinking throughout their lives.
This is one of a number of short stories Sonia has written all aimed at helping children discover different ways of thinking which will enable them not only to cope better at school but develop into self confident and successful adults.
Bullies can NEVER win
The big hairy dog hated cats. He even hated the sight of them. They made him sneeze and wheeze and his eyes water. In fact he felt quite scared of them because as a puppy he was scratched across the face by a stray cat who lived in the shed at the bottom of the garden, and so the big hairy dog had kept away from cats ever since.
The big hairy dog lived with his owner Jane, two doors down from Noggin the cat and Scruff the dog. He liked Scruff and sometimes they played together in the park, but if he saw Noggin he began to feel quite unwell.
And now here was Noggin just sitting outside his front door, – again! He could see Noggin through the glass, licking his paws and then cleaning the back of his ears. As if he had all the time in the world. The big hairy dog felt nervous, his tummy hurt and his mouth felt dry.
This is a story about bullies. It shows that bullies are often very scared themselves which is why very often they puff themselves up to feel bigger and braver.
In this story it shows one way that bullies can be tackled. The story emphasises asking for help and NEVER allowing the bully to win.
If you have young children, grandchildren, nephews and nieces between the ages of 3 – 7 please take a look at my book on Amazon called “The Blackbird Brothers”.