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Canadian Children’s Book Centre’s Best Books For Kids & Teens: Fall 2014
Meet Stretch More, a rubber-band character who loves video games and skateboarding, but also has behavior issues that frequently get him in trouble. Stretch is very inflexible!
If you know a child like Stretch—one who has difficulty adapting to changes, handling frustrations, and problem solving—The Adventures of Stretch More can help! The book includes three pick-your-path stories and at key points in each story, you get to pick what happens next, as Stretch learns to solve problems together with his parents and teacher.
This is the first children’s book to demonstrate Collaborative & Proactive Solutions, a therapy method that presumes kids act poorly because they lack the skills to deal with challenging situations. Together, parents and children learn how to defuse the tension and build a more supportive approach to improving behavior. A perfect book for kids ages 8-13 who have ADHD, Tourette’s, OCD, or Asperger’s, and which also includes an information section for parents.
Written by Trina Epstein, Psy.D. & Ross W. Greene, Ph.D.
Trina Epstein is a child and adolescent psychologist in Toronto, Canada. Her work includes helping inflexible children and their families.