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Reading Fiction activates the Default Mode Network, with its positive links to eudaimonic states and wellbeing, aesthetics, social responsibility, and the self awareness that necessitates the welfare of the self in future endeavours.
Cli-Fi does not exist to tell children that Climate Change is real. Children already know Climate Change is real. Cli-Fi exists to tell children that Climate Change must be confronted.
Wallaby in a logged and burnt landscape At what age do we start questioning our parents’ honesty? Research tells us that, partly because it is in our best interests to do so, we happily accept the existence of Santa Clause and the Tooth Fairy until the age of eight. And what effect does it have …
“If we could read the secret history of our enemies, we should find in each man's life sorrow and suffering enough to disarm all hostility.” Henry Wadsworth LongfellowThree important web sites documenting Trigger Warnings to be aware of and support - the titles speak for themselves... Lauren Hanna's Book Trigger List Lauren Hannah writes book …
YA Authors take their responsibility very seriously when writing about difficult topics.
Reading fiction helps adolescents navigate personal and emotional development during their teens, and can help to mitigate the disruptive effects of mental health throughout their entire lives.
Developmental Bibliotherapy builds Core Confidence by nurturing our self efficacy, our hope, our optimisim and our resilience.
By introducing young people to the world of fiction, we are enabling them to find their own special place to be reinvigorated throughout their lives simply by picking up the right book.
Developmental Bibliotherapy is an effective technique for empowering young people's lives. The advantages are many and the disadvantages are few.