Laken Folster & Associates

Psychological Services

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Email: laken@counsellingpsychologist.co.za

Online and face to face sessions available. Medical Aid accepted.

Books

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Ravi's Roar

This engaging book in the Big Bright Feelings series is a clever take on temper tantrums. Ravi never minded being the smallest in his family. Until one day, his short arms can’t reach the monkey bars, he can’t find anyone during hide-and-seek, AND he’s too little to ride the big slide.

Meesha Makes Friends

Meesha loves making things … but there’s one thing she finds difficult to make – friends. She doesn’t know quite what to do, what to say or when to say it, and she struggles reading and responding to social cues.

Perfectly Norman

Norman is very surprised to have wings suddenly – and he has the most fun ever trying them out high in the sky. But then he has to go in for dinner. What will his parents think? What will everyone else think? Norman feels the safest plan is to cover his wings with a big coat.

Ruby's Worry

Ruby loves being Ruby. Until, one day, she finds a worry. At first it’s not such a big worry, and that’s all right, but then it starts to grow. It gets bigger and bigger every day and it makes Ruby sad. How can Ruby get rid of it and feel like herself again?

I am Stronger than Anger

Tired of telling your child not to shout or kick things when they are angry? Then this book is the perfect solution for you! When children are angry, they can manifest their anger through bad behaviour.

Mindful Kids: Be Green

A Mindful Kids Global Citizen activity book for young people to colour, doodle and DIY their way to living a more responsible, sustainable life. Use creativity to explore the environmental issues facing planet Earth, discover how you can make a difference, and learn top tips on how to protect the environment for future generations.

Mindful Kids: Be Kind

A MINDFUL KIDS GLOBAL CITIZEN activity book for young people to colour, doodle and DIY their way to a more caring, kinder and accepting world. Use creativity to explore your place in the world, discover the amazing pow er of acceptance, and learn top tips on how to spread joy through being kind.

The Invisible String

That’s where the story begins. A story that teaches of the tie that really binds. Moms (and Pops) feel the tug whenever kids give it; and kids feel the tug that comes right back: the Invisible String reaches from heart to heart. Does everybody have an Invisible String? How far does it reach, anyway? Does it ever go away?

How To Heal a Broken Wing

With the help of his sympathetic mother, he gently wraps the injured bird and takes it home. Wistful and uplifting in true Bob Graham fashion, here is a tale of possibility — and of the souls who never doubt its power.

What Does It Mean to Be Kind

Teaches children about what it means to be kind by discussing the importance of caring, patience, forgiveness and acceptance, giving children and adults alike the opportunity to live more fully and richly.

The Invisible String

Teaches children about what it means to be present by discussing the important gift of appreciation, giving children and adults alike the opportunity to live more fully and richly.

You, Me and Empathy

This charming story uses verse, beautiful illustrations and a little person called Quinn to model the meaning of empathy.

Mindful Kids: Letting Go

Letting Go! is an interactive self-care activity book for children aged 7+ to colour and doodle their way through emotions tied to bereavement and family separation.

Mindful Kids: Online Offline

Online Offline! is an interactive self-care activity book for children aged 7+ to colour and doodle their way to understanding more about living in a digital world and being a good digital citizen.

Mindful Kids: Be Brave

A mindful kids activity book for young people to colour and doodle their way to being happy calm and confident. Use creativity to combat stressful moments, work out worries, and put fear back in its place with the writing and drawing activities.

The Colour Monster

This sensitive book . . . encourages young ones to open up and discuss how they feel, even when their thoughts are confusing.” –Parents We teach toddlers to identify colors, numbers, shapes, and letters–but what about their feelings

Mindful Monsters Therapeutic Workbook

This interactive workbook is filled with over 100 pages of interventions and activities designed to help kids understand and sit with their feelings — even the most uncomfortable ones. Many of the activities in this book are also easily adaptable for home and classroom settings, making it an ideal companion for teachers and parents as well.

Sweep

Ed’s bad mood begins as something really small, hardly a thing at all. But before long it grows, gathers pace, and spreads through the whole town. Can Ed sweep his troubles away?

Happy A Children’s book of mindfulness

We breathe deep and expand like the galaxy, We breathe out many thousands of stars, And if ever we start to feel panicky, This reminds us of just who we are.

I am human: A book of Empathy

At its heart, this board book is a celebration of empathy and compassion that lifts up the flawed fullness of humanity and encourages the child reader to see themselves as part of one big, imperfect family–millions strong across the world.

The huge bag of worries

A reassuring picture book encouraging children to open up about their fears and anxieties to help manage their feelings. The perfect book to soothe worries during stressful times.

Mindful Kids Cards

Make any moment mindful from morning to night with 5 categories of cards, designed to fit into each part of the day. Whimsical full-colour illustrations on both sides of the cards provide easy-to-follow steps for each practice.

The Invisible String Workbook

The Invisible String Workbook allows readers of all ages who have experienced any kind of separation or loss to delve deeper into their relationships, to engage in healing conversations, and to build stronger attachments

What do you do with a Chance?

A story of a child who is not sure what to make of a chance encounter then discovers that when you get brave, take chances, and say yes to new experiences, amazing things can happen. What do chances become? New friendships, exciting opportunities, and daring discoveries. So, what will you do with your chance? Now that is up to you.

The What do you do with an Idea?

What do you do with an idea? Especially an idea that is different, or daring, or a little wild? This is the story of one brilliant idea and the child who helps to bring it into the world. It is a story for anyone, at any age, who has ever had an idea that seemed too big, too odd, too difficult. It is a story to inspire you to welcome that idea, to give it space to grow, and to see what happens next.

The What do you do with a Problem?

What do you do with a problem? Especially one that follows you around and does not seem to be going away? Do you worry about it? Ignore it? Do you run and hide from it? This is the story of a persistent problem and the child who is not so sure what to make of it. The longer the problem is avoided, the bigger it seems to get. But when the child finally musters up the courage to face it, the problem turns out to be something quite different than it appeared.

While We Can’t Hug

A bestselling and heart-warming picture book that shows us ways to be affectionate while social distancing.

The Worrysaurus

Discover the perfect book to help every little anxious Worrysaurus let go of their fears and feel happy in the moment at hand! The Worrysaurus strikes just the right balance of positive, light-hearted, and kid-friendly, with reassuring, rhyming text from Rachel Bright, the bestselling author of The Lion Inside and Love Monster, and charming illustrations from Chris Chatterton. Perfect for any reader who might feel the flutter of an anxious butterfly in their tummy, The Worrysaurus is sure to become a story time favourite!

We All Belong

By recognising differences between cultures and races, and appreciating that everyone is beautiful, children can grow up with empathy – appreciating others around them. ‘We all Belong’ gives young readers a safe space to see themselves and others through a diverse group of characters. The book includes an activity at the end, to help children appreciate how we are all similar in some ways and different in other ways too.

I am perfectly designed

With tenderness and wit, this story captures the magic of building strong childhood memories. The Browns and Syed celebrate the special bond between parent and child with joy and flair.

The Joys of being a little black boy

The Joys of Being A Little Black Boy is a vividly illustrated, history-based children’s book that brings to life Roy, a joyful Black boy. Roy will take your sons, daughters, nieces, nephews, and students on a biopic journey of joy with some of the world’s most notable Black men – who, lest we forget – were all at one time young Black boys. The Joys of Being A Little Black Boy” was written to remind little Black boys who they are and from whom they come.

The Great Big Book of Families

What is a family? Once, it was said to be a father, mother, boy, girl, cat and dog living in a house with a garden. But as times have changed, families have changed too, and now there are almost as many kinds of families as colours of the rainbow – from a mum and dad or single parent to two mums or two dads, from a mixed-race family to children with different mums and dads, to families with a disabled member. Mary Hoffman takes a look through children’s eyes at the wide varieties of family life: from homes, food, ways of celebrating, schools and holidays to getting around, jobs and housework, from extended families, languages and hobbies to pets and family trees – and she concludes that, for most people, their own family is the best one of all! With Ros Asquith’s delightful pictures, this book takes a fresh, optimistic look at families of today.

The Family Book

Represents a variety of families, some big and some small, some with only one parent and some with two moms or dads, some quiet and some noisy, but all alike in some ways and special no matter what.

The Same but Different Too

There’s something about each of us that makes us special. But while everyone is unique, we all have many things in common as well. Explore the ways that we are all the same but different, too, in this joyful and simple celebration of individuality and camaraderie. Filled with children and their animal friends, this rhyming text illuminates the wonderfully different and similar things that make us who we are.

We are One

We may look different you and I, sound different, act different, eat different food and live in different places but when I look into your eyes, I see myself. IsiZulu and Afrikaans translations also available.

My Shadow is Pink

Inspired by the author’s own little boy, ‘Shadow’s’ main character likes princesses, fairies and things ‘not for boys’… he soon learns (through the support of his dad) that everyone has a shadow that they sometimes feel they need to hide. This is an important book for a new generation of children (and adults alike) which exemplifies the concepts of unconditional love, respect and positive parenting.

Julian is a Mermaid

While riding the subway home from the pool with his abuela one day, Julián notices three women spectacularly dressed up. Their hair billows in brilliant hues, their dresses end in fishtails, and their joy fills the train car. When Julián gets home, daydreaming of the magic he’s seen, all he can think about is dressing up just like the ladies in his own fabulous mermaid costume: a butter-yellow curtain for his tail, the fronds of a potted fern for his headdress. But what will Abuela think about the mess he makes — and even more importantly, what will she think about how Julián sees himself?

Julian at the Wedding

The star of Julian Is a Mermaid makes a joyful return – and finds a new friend – at a wedding to be remembered. Julian and his nana are attending a wedding. Better yet, Julian is in the wedding along with his cousin Marisol.

It’s Okay to be Different

Targeted to young children first beginning to read, this book will inspire kids to celebrate their individuality through acceptance of others and self-confidence–and it’s never to early to develop a healthy self-esteem.

Feelings

What you feel is who you are…
Explore a world of emotions with this stunning peep-through picture book. Richard Jones’ enchanting illustrations and the lyrical text make each and every feeling come to life to help children understand the emotions they experience.

Sleep Tight

The encouraging and simple activities and exercises help children explore emotions, behaviour and experiences of resting well and sleeping better; children will enjoy using their creativity to combat negative feelings and learn more about why sleep and rest is so important.

Daisy’s Dragons

Daisy’s Dragons is a mindful metaphor that helps children understand the importance of all their emotions – even the negative ones. It addresses the necessity of difficult feelings and celebrates their capacity for self-preservation, self-esteem and reflection.

The Longer the Wait the Bigger the Hug

Hedgehog is waiting for his friend Tortoise to wake up. But where is he and when will he wake?
Hedgehog’s friends are all very lovely, but they just aren’t as much fun at the beach, or at hide and seek, or at holding hands, or at hugs.
Tortoise begins to stir – the one boulder that Hedgehog didn’t think he could lift to turn . . .
Tortoise has been dreaming of Hedgehog. And the hug that follows is their best yet!

The Crayon’s Book of Feelings

Everyone knows the crayons love to colour, but did you know that crayons have feelings too? Sometimes they are happy and sometimes they feel downright blue.
From the creative minds behind the The Day the Crayons Quit and The Day the Crayons Came Home, comes a fun board book to help young readers understand and express their feelings.

Hair Love

It is up to Daddy to give his daughter an extra-special hair style in this story of self-confidence and the love between fathers and daughters.
Zuri knows her hair is beautiful, but it has a mind of its own!
It kinks, coils, and curls every which way. Mum always does Zuri’s hair just the way she likes it – so when Daddy steps in to style it for an extra special occasion, he has a lot to learn.
But he LOVES his Zuri, and he will do anything to make her – and her hair – happy.

Pink is for Boys

Pink is for boys . . . and girls . . . and everyone! This timely and beautiful picture book rethinks and reframes the stereotypical blue/pink gender binary and empowers kids-and their grown-ups-to express themselves in every colour of the rainbow. Featuring a diverse group of relatable characters, Pink Is for Boys invites and encourages girls and boys to enjoy what they love to do, whether it is racing cars and playing baseball, or loving unicorns and dressing up. Vibrant illustrations help children learn and identify the myriad colours that surround them every day, from the orange of a popsicle to the green of a grassy field, all the way up to the wonder of a multicoloured rainbow.

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