Why do I have to? A book for children who find themselves frustrated by everyday rules.
Contributor(s): Montaini-Klovdahl, Luisa.Publisher: London Jessica Kingsley Publishers 2008Description: 77 p. : ill. 25 cm.ISBN: 9781843108917.Subject(s): CHILDREN | BEHAVIOUR MANAGEMENT | JUVENILE LITERATURE
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Preface for children|Preface for adults|Rules that may be frustrating at home|Rules that may be frustrating about friends|Rules that may be frustrating about school
"Looks at a set of everyday situations that provide challenges for children at home, with their friends and at school... empathizes with children's wish to do things their way, explains clearly why their way does not work, and provides a list of practical suggestions for how to cope with these challenges and avoid feelings of frustration. This is the ideal book for children who have difficulty coping with the expectations of daily living, as well as for their parents and the professionals who work with them." - BOOK JACKET
Written with children in mind, this straightforward book is full of useful advice regarding everyday situations that can prove difficult and annoying for any child, but particularly for those with Asperger’s syndrome.
Laurie has used examples from the “Friends Program” that she was involved in, to develop the strategies, advice and goals in this book. The examples are fitted into 3 groups; at home; at school; with friends and the same format is used throughout. A situation is defined, possible ways of coping explained, with reasons as to why behaviour patterns are expected. At the end of each section the child is invited to suggest their own ideas as to how to improve their enjoyment of a situation. The book ends up with a goal chart.
Laurie has used a practical approach to solving problems with an obviously clear understanding of the way children think and feel, especially their need to be involved in all discussion and decision making. This book will be useful for families and carers working with children.