This must-have collection of behavior tales offers “story medicine” as a creative strategy for parenting, teaching, and counselling. Telling the right story at the right time can help children face challenges and change behavior.
All 42 stories begin with an undesirable or out-of-balance situation. Through metaphor and imaginative story journeys, they lead to a desirable resolution. The stories can lead to nurturing positive values in children.
Following the alphabet from A to Z, each behavior is identified in the story title―angry, anxious, bullying, demanding, fussy, greedy, jealous, loud, obnoxious, quibbling, uncooperative, and so on.
The stories, some humorous, some serious, are especially relevant for children of three to nine years of age, as well as the child in every adult! They are for telling and adapting―turn them into homemade picture books or puppet shows, or even create new tales based on them. Pencil-drawn illustrations by Allmut ffrench accompany each story.
Hawthorn, Ingram, Steiner