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Why can't I be good? + Oli and the pink bicycle + My brother Booh has ADHD + Sam's trouble with words

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Why can't I be good?

This short booklet for children is part of a series designed to teach children about a range of health conditions common to many looked after children.

Hanna really wanted to be good. Every morning she promised herself that she would be good all day. But somehow it never worked out that way. By the time she is seven Hanna is very badly behaved, but she wants to change. She is fed up with people telling her off and she wants to show her parents that she is glad they have adopted her. So Hanna makes a plan: she will try very hard to be good one day at a time in one way at a time.

This story about emotional and behavioural difficulties will be helpful for any child aged seven to 11 whose behaviour frequently gets them into trouble, or who knows someone who can’t be good.

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Oli and the pink bicycle

It’s Oli’s seventh birthday – the first one since her new mamma and papa adopted her – and she’s really excited about the present she has been promised. A pink bicycle! But Oli’s special day doesn’t go to plan and she is so angry that she just screams and screams.

Nothing ever seems to go right for Oli. Her first mamma drank too much alcohol and took bad medicine when Oli was just a tiny bump in her tummy. Now Oli finds numbers and spelling difficult, can’t always make her arms and legs do what she wants them to and often loses her temper. Oli is sad and doesn’t know what to do, until the mysterious Aggie Witchhazel sets her a series of challenges to help her discover all the good things about herself.

This story about Foetal Alcohol Syndrome will be helpful for any child aged seven to 11 whose development and behaviour has been affected by parental substance misuse, or who knows someone else who is affected.

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My brother Booh has ADHD

Toby and his identical twin brother Booh were adopted when they were tiny babies. They look so alike that sometimes people can’t tell them apart. But there is one very big difference between them. Booh is always getting into trouble: upsetting other children, fidgeting in class and losing his temper. And as he gets older his behaviour just seems to get worse. What is wrong with Booh?

This story about ADHD will be helpful for any child aged seven to 11 who finds it difficult to stay still or pay attention or whose behaviour frequently gets them into trouble. It will be equally useful for a child who knows someone with ADHD.

This short booklet for children is part of a series designed to teach children about a range of health conditions common to many looked after children.

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Sam's trouble with words

This short booklet for children is part of a series designed to teach children about a range of health conditions common to many looked after children.

Sam has a secret and he doesn’t want anyone to find out what it is. He has trouble reading, writing and spelling and is worried that his new foster family will not want him to stay if they find out. With the help of his carers, teachers and social worker, Sam soon discovers that his secret is a real problem with a real name – dyslexia – and that lots of clever people have the same problem too! Will things get easier for Sam now?

This story about dyslexia will be helpful for any child aged seven to 11 who has difficulty reading and writing, or who knows someone who does.

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