Tag Archives: single parent families

Absent Parents

When parents work away from home or live apart it can be confusing and worrying for young children. Sharing stories about similar situations can put a child’s mind at ease and make transitions and new experiences easier to cope with and more understandable.


Books About Families to Share from Bookstart Bear

For most of us, our family is the one big constant in our lives.  They provide a safe place for us to learn and grow in a loving environment.  But families come in all shapes and sizes.  Our family may be very different to those of our friends.  Even our own family doesn’t always stay the same. […]


The Drowning Girl by Margaret Leroy

Young single mum Grace is drowning.

Her little girl Sylvie is distant, troubled and prone to violent tantrums which the child psychiatrists blame on Grace. But Grace knows there’s something more to what’s happening to Sylvie. There has to be.

Travelling from the London suburbs to the west coast of Ireland, Grace and Sylvie embark on a journey of shocking discovery, forcing Grace to question everything she believes in and changing both their lives forever.