Cindy and Cristabelle are two little fainting goats with big worries. After all, while life at Lil' Steps Farm seems happy and safe, it could change at any moment! Yet no matter how cautious they are, their worries and fears keep growing, and soon Cindy and Cristabelle don't know where to turn. Lucky for them, they have a friend in Wilbert the Pig. He'll teach the goats that when you take a moment to appreciate the world around you, you'll realize there's a lot of reasons to feel as happy as happy can be! Cindy and Cristabelle's Big Scare tackles the subject of childhood anxiety disorders in two stages: the storybook and the workbook. This approach helps adults to learn more about anxiety and how to manage it together with their child. Adults and children alike will love joining the animals of Lil' Steps Farm in learning more about worries and fears, and how to overcome them!... About the Author LUCY SLOAN is a counsellor and the owner of Lil' Steps Miniatures & Wellness Farm in St. Malo, Manitoba. After a terrible head injury turned her life upside down, Lucy learned firsthand the debilitating effects of anxiety. Two miniature horses proved crucial to her recovery, and from this experience the dream of Lil' Steps Farm was born. She has been providing children and teens with animal-assisted counselling ever since. "Each animal on the farm has a story to tell. I wanted to share their stories with other children with the hope of helping them to learn about mental health challenges and how to overcome them," says Lucy. Lucy lives with her family and her animal co-workers at Lil' Steps Farm, where together they play, explore nature, and enjoy being in the moment together.... Co-author to Activity Booklet: JOANNE LARIVIERE is a mental health counsellor for children and youth and has held various positions in the counselling field for the past 12 years. Her passion for working with children developed from her personal struggle with anxiety at a young age and wishing there would have been more supports available to her. Joanne believes that early intervention and education are key in helping children and youth who are experiencing mental health struggles. Joanne lives in St-Malo with her three children and enjoys spending time exploring and playing with them. She loves to garden, read, cycle, and go for walks in her spare time. Becoming a mom has been one of Joanne’s greatest joys!
Cindy and Cristabelle's Big Scare - Children's Story and Activity Booklet