I Don't Want To Go
Niki Burton, Julie Sneeden
(Pure Heart Kids Books, Sept. 10, 2012)
Bereavement and Grief Recovery. Divorce, Separation, Time Spent With Children, Custody. Access Visits. The tale of a child who comes to realise that regardless of his family dynamics: he is loved by both of his parents."Clae is a brave nine year old boy who wishes his parents would reunite. Every school holiday he travels to stay with his Dad. Before each visit Clae is sad, excited, anxious and happy – all at the same time. He loves and misses his Dad; but he doesn’t want to leave his Mum. Both Clae’s parents love him but everyone is affected by the family’s separation."Book for children, parents, families, educators and other professionals. Suitable for ages 0-100! Great for adolescents and older children. Very healing for all ages including adults. The text is emotional but simplistic - allowing the older audience to independently read the text - effortlessly laying the foundation for further discussion. Perfect implement for educators and other professionals. A communication tool for parents, guardians and family - to process grief and assist children in their grief recovery.Resource for parents, families, educators and other professionals.Counteracting the effects of grief associated with grief.Early intervention tool which gives our children positive perspective, coping strategies and hope.Books which are not gender, race, culture or religion biased.Powerful link between classrooms and homes.Assisting educators in addressing grief recovery appropriately in curriculum.Fun resource which addresses serious and prevalent issues.Facilitating discussion of difficult subjects.Enabling teachers to pinpoint potential ‘at risk’ children who may require additional support.Facilitating comradeship within children, classrooms, schools, families and the wider community.Allowing parents, families and educators to become more aware of children's perspective and give children a sense of being understood.Supporting and facilitating healthy relationships, positive interactions and communication.Empowering children in realising they are not alone - that there are others with the same experiences and feelings.Recognising that we do not always have control over situations and family dynamics.Highlighting that children are loved regardless of their circumstances.Developing compassion for others.Subtle way to help children through the grief recovery process.Guided Discussion sections aimed at maximising the reading experience. Transforming our books from stories to comprehensive 'healing' resources. Assisting children to consider probability versus possibility of circumstances changing.Enjoyable, meaningful reading experience for reader and audience.