Author(s): Emma Waddington
Learn how to: * Talk to children * Develop and harness your child's curiosity * Address questions about diversity with confidence This revolutionary series, written by two child psychologists, provides the perfect platform to explore a broad range of family issues and questions that children have as they grow up and try to make sense of the world around them. Each illustrated spread poses important, commonly-asked questions around diversity and cultural identity, such as "Why are people different colours?", "How come she is in a wheelchair?" and "Why does Grandma have wrinkles?", which help children to discuss their feelings and understand others as they become aware of people of different ages, cultures and appearance. Includes explanations and advice for parents and carers throughout.
CHRISTOPHER MCCURRY, Ph.D. is a clinical child psychologist in private practice in Seattle, Washington. He received a Master's in Developmental Psychology in 1985 from San Francisco State University and a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Nevada. Chris is the author of two books, one for parents and one for clinicians; Parenting Your Anxious Child with Mindfulness and Acceptance (2009) from New Harbinger Publications, and Working with Parents of Anxious Children (2015) from W.W. Norton. EMMA WADDINGTON has a PhD in Psychology and an MSc. in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT). Over the last 19 years Dr Emma Waddington has worked and studied in the field of mental health. During her time in the UK she worked as a clinical psychologist and CBT psychotherapist in local services, hospitals and in the private sector. Her work has always been primarily focused on children and families. She is a registered Clinical Psychologist with the British Health Professions Council and is a chartered Psychologist with the British Psychological Society. Currently, Emma lives in Singapore with her husband and her two two young boys, and is an Associate Professor in the Psychology Department of National University Singapore. LOUIS THOMAS graduated from Gobelins, Paris and Calarts, Los Angeles in 2012. He then worked full time in Californian animation studios, before returning to France. Louis currently lives and works with his cat Pipo in his art studio, which can be found between the Pantheon and the Luxembourg Gardens.