“With compelling wisdom and compassion, Michelle Mitchell has lifted the curtain on self-harm.” Collett Smart – Psychologist, educator and author.
If you have a child who is struggling with self-harm, I want to remind you that you are your child’s greatest advantage. What you do and how you respond matters. This book was written for you and your family. Michelle Mitchell.
Non-suicidal self-injury (NSSI) is a global mental health concern with studies conservatively indicating 10% of young people experiment with self-harm. The ways in which young people selfharm are wide and varied, and a challenge many families now have to face.
It remains distressing and difficult for parents and caring adults to understand, as it seems to go against every innate instinct of self-protection and survival.
In this book, award-winning speaker, author and educator Michelle Mitchell has combined her 20 years’ experience, with the latest research, interviews with experts and stories from professionals and everyday families, to give parents and teachers fresh insights into how-to prevent, understand and respond to self-harm.
Full of evidence-based strategies, this unique resource will provide parents with the facts, practical help and comfort they need.
Michelle Mitchell is an author, award-winning speaker and educator who has presented to over 200 000 people in her career to date.
Michelle started her career as a primary school teacher. Her passion for life skills education very quickly led her to specialise in the health and wellbeing sector. In 2000 Michelle left teaching and founded a charity, Youth Excel that delivered small group support programs for girls ‘at risk’.
For the next 18 years Youth Excel continued to grow and expand until it serviced over 50 schools 120 families each week with psychological, counselling and mentoring services. Her work extended to the Department of Child Safety as well as numerous alternative learning centres. Michelle’s multidisciplinary team delivered individual and small group therapy and holiday programs to young people aged 6 – 18.
Michelle became well known for successful outcomes with teenagers who did not flourish under more traditional forms for therapy. As a result, she had the privilege of working alongside of psychiatrists, social workers and psychologists to help young people and their families overcome significant challenges.
Michelle’ work has been featured on The Today Show, Today Tonight and Channel 10 Morning News, as well as countless print media including The Age, The Courier Mail and Dolly magazine. She is a regular contributor to Get Ahead Kids, Prime Time Radio and 96.5fm. It is endorsed by leading parenting experts such as Maggie Dent, Dr Justin Coulson, Sharon Witt and Collett Smart.
Michelle is also a speaker who presents to parents, students and professionals in schools and educational conferences including Generation Next, No to Bullying and The Resilient Kids Conference. As a speaker, Michelle is down to earth, energetic and passionate. She was recently awarded Inspirational Speaker 2013 by the state government.
As an author, Michelle has incorporated years of grassroots experience into her book, “What Teenage Girls Don’t Tell their Parents”, “Parenting Teenage Girls in the Age of a New Normal”, “SELF-HARM: Why Teens Do It and What Parents Can Do to Help” and “Everyday Resilience: Helping Kids Handle Friendship Drama, Academic Pressure and the Self-Doubt of Growing Up.” Michelle has also authored a series of five life skills programs utilised by schools nationwide.
Michelle’s honest and hope-filled approach has seen her help countless teenagers transition successfully into adulthood. She is a registered teacher and lives with her husband and two teenagers, in Brisbane, Australia.
#1 New York Times bestselling book The 5 Love Languages® has sold over 10 million copies, helping countless relationships thrive. Simply put, it works. But do the five love languages work for teens, for their relationships with parents, siblings, friends, teachers, coaches, and significant others? Yes!
Introducing A Teen’s Guide to the 5 Love Languages, the first-ever edition written just to teens, for teens, and with a teen's world in mind. It guides emerging adults in discovering and understanding their own love languages as well as how to best express love to others.
This highly practical book will help teens answer questions like:What motivates and inspires me?What does it mean to be a caring friend?What communicates love to my family?What is the best way to get along with the opposite sex?
Features include:A straight-forward overview of the 5 love languagesA profile/assessment instrument specifically geared to teensPractical examples/tips for how to apply each language in a teen’s contextGraphics that drive home key concepts
Teens' relationships matter, and these simple ideas will help them thrive.
Eleven year old Adam is taken in by Casey, following his mother’s car accident which left her with a broken pelvis. Casey is told that Adam is not in the best of health and he attends regular medical appointments for an unknown ‘sickness', but isn’t fazed. Casey takes Adam in, believing all will be well and back to normal, reassuring him as well as herself.
Every evening Adam visits his mother and Casey gives them ‘private time’ respecting his and his mother’s time to be alone. Soon enough a pattern begins to emerge as Adam’s health continuously deteriorates after every visit. The level of distress worries Casey who ends up stumbling across the real relationship Adam has with his mother, and Casey finds it’s more sinister than she had known.
In the early 1800s, Nicholas Santa discovered an ancient race of elven.
Short, fat and hairy, they have lived peacefully on the North Pole since the Ice Age but Nicholas is quickly swept into the colony’s first and only fracture. The elven known as the Cold One has divided his people. His name is Jack. And Jack’s tired of hiding. Why should they live in a shrinking ice cap when humans occupy the rest of the world?
It’s just not fair.
There’s no stopping Jack from world domination until Nicholas Santa, the only human to enter the elven colony, joins helium-bladder reindeer, artificially-intelligent snowmen, and a merry band of big-footed elven to bring peace back to the North Pole.
And becomes a legend.
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