Discover common TABOO topics your child might need to know

REAL CONVERSATIONS about what matters to children

These children's therapeutic e-books are digital books designed specifically to support and enhance the therapeutic process for children. They incorporate various therapeutic techniques, strategies, and themes to promote emotional well-being, self-expression, and personal growth in children.

Lydia Sterry, a psychotherapist based in Perth, Australia, has spent the last 25 years working in private practice, specializing in therapy for children and families. Her passion for helping children understand difficult topics shines through in her collection of eBooks, where her uniquely thought provoking voice resonates.

With over two decades of experience in parenting themes, Lydia's writing offers a refreshing and rhythmic style, appealing to both children and parents alike. Her work, rooted in her MA in Psychotherapy and Counselling from London, bridges the gap between therapy and parenting worlds, offering realistic scenarios, quick humour, and ethical messages. With her husband and two children as avid listeners, Lydia's storytelling prowess continues to captivate audiences worldwide.

Here are some key features and characteristics:

~Interactive conversational Content:
The therapeutic e-books include real conversations, fun and laughter that engage children and encourage their active participation.

~Emotional and Social Themes:
These e-books address a wide range of emotional and social themes relevant to children, such as self-esteem, friendship, anger management, anxiety, grief, and resilience. They aim to help children understand and navigate their feelings and challenges.

~Visual Elements:
These therapeutic e-books typically utilize colourful illustrations, captivating graphics, and insightful thought-provoking questions to create an engaging and immersive experience for young readers.

These e-books incorporate psychoeducational components that provide children with information and knowledge about their emotions, mental health, and coping strategies. They tend to help children gain a better understanding of themselves and their experiences.

~Skill-Building Activities:
These e-books include interactive exercises, journal prompts, or reflection questions to encourage children to develop and practice therapeutic skills, such as openness, problem-solving, and communication.

~Accessibility and Portability:
Being in digital format, these therapeutic e-books are easily accessible on various devices, such as tablets, smartphones, or computers. This makes them convenient for use in various settings, including therapy sessions, schools, or at home.


They can can be used by mental health professionals, educators, parents, and caregivers as a supportive tool to promote emotional well-being, stimulate discussion, and facilitate therapeutic conversations with children. They can supplement traditional therapeutic approaches and provide children with additional resources for personal growth and self-expression.

Your child/student/client could be exposed to learning how to pitch in and become more comfortable with universal topics, the same way children eventually learn to reel off their times tables. They can experience, reflect, and come to conclusions together with you about certain hard topics.

What's the targeted AGE group?

These eBooks have been written at times in an amusing, gentle and broad way that most five to fourteen year old's would find attention-grabbing.
These reading experiences are about effectively talking to a young child but also to an older child's younger emotional self. It involves highlighting these topics in a gentle, non-judgemental, and warm way.

This an alternative to crossing your fingers and hoping for the best.

If you're a teacher, health professional, parent, grandparent, uncle, aunty or have children you care about in your life, whether they're five or fourteen, it's never too early or too late to start.

A PERSONAL side note:

These little eBooks were not eBooks from the start. Over the years certain parents and families from my therapy practice have struggled to address certain 'taboo' topics with their children. Through many therapy conversations these topics were addressed head on and discussed with much care and sensitivity.

It was here I assumed these topics would be a 'walk in the park' for my own family. I thought it would be easy to switch between my 'Professional hat' and my 'Mummy hat' so to speak. How wrong I was. As my children started to grow, I realised I was fumbling all over the place when facing these topics.

So, as a family we started 'making up' stories together before bed. We would work out what type of topics, characters, and scenes we wanted, and the story would develop from there. We expressed the topics in a fun, non-complicated way, without being fuelled with fear or with a prejudiced tone. Soon it became one of the more popular activities to do before bed.

I started writing down the really good stories as not all of them were 'hits'. I also wrote down the 'real conversations' we would have about the things that mattered to them and the things they were confused about.

Over time there was so much material that my small, tattered notebook produced many word documents. From there I developed these little eBooks. I think there are about 66 in total so far, with more popping up randomly as my children and my psychotherapy practice grows.

My children have enthusiastically created most of the artwork and have proofread each eBook with a "thumbs" up. Overall, they've been written in a non-urgent manner and in a digestible way for most children/teenagers to absorb. With an open philosophical attitude, each story gives the child the opportunity to wonder. Most of all though they have the potential to satisfy, contain and nurture any child's understanding of "taboo" conversations.

I hope you and your family benefit and enjoy them as much as my family and clients have so far.

EXTRA information:

Once purchased you will be sent an email with a zip file containing the eBooks with instructions on how to open them on your preferred e -reader (iPad, kindle, computer...). The email itself may take between 5 to 30 minutes to show up in your inbox. Please check your junk mail if needed.