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Childminders

Staying with a childminder for the first time can be a worrying new experience. Sharing stories about other children in a similar situation can help put a child’s mind at ease.


Bed Wetting and Day Wetting

Wetting the bed can be upsetting and embarassing for everyone involved. Sharing stories on the subject can put a child’s mind at ease and make it easier to cope with.


Coping with Death

When someone a child loves dies it can be very difficult for them to understand what has happened. Whether they have lost a parent, grandparent, sibling, friend or pet, the emotions may be overwhelming. Sharing a story about someone else dying can help to explain things in a less frightening way, and cuddling up with a book can be very comforting for both grown-up and child.


Comforters

Many children have a favourite toy, blanket or comforter that they are strongly attached to. They may find it worrying if it has to be washed, gets damaged or are told it is time to give the comforter up. Sharing stories about other people in similar situations may make things a bit more manageable.


Bath Time Battles

Bath time is not a fun time for some children. Sharing stories about bathing can put a child’s mind at ease and make the experience easier to cope with.


Babysitters

When a child is left with a babysitter for the first time it can be worrying. Sharing stories about babysitters can help put a child’s mind at ease. Stories can make the experiences easier to cope with and more understandable.


Dealing with Dementia

Changes can always be difficult to deal with, but when someone you love starts to change their behaviour and may not always remember your name it can be scary and bewildering, especially for young children. Sharing books about other people in similar situations can make it easier to understand and help develop coping strategies.


Autism

Autism can be hard to understand for children, parents, family and friends. Sharing stories autism can put a child’s mind at ease, make the experiences easier to cope with and more understandable.


Asthma

Breathing difficulties are scary for those experiencing them and for those looking on. Sharing stories about asthma can put a child’s mind at ease by making the condition easier to understand and manage.


Allergies

It can be scary and frustrating when a child’s body reacts in ways they have no control over and it can be distressing when children are unable to eat or do things that their friends can. Sharing stories about difficult situations can put a child’s mind at ease and make things easier to cope with and more understandable.