Madeleine, Maddy & Midge

Positive Thinking for Children

by Cathy Domoney & Illustrated by Karen Davis

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Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 11/6/2012

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 8.5x8.5
Page Count : 36
ISBN : 9781452507613
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 1
ISBN : 9781452508702

About the Book

Madeleline has two secret friends, Maddy and Midge. Maddy’s happy messages makes Madeleine feel tall, strong and full of confidence. Midge however, fills Madeleine with worries, troubles and doubt and makes her feel small, scared and alone. Madeleine has found the magic spell so that Maddy’s voice will be all she will hear and Midge will disappear like the ‘Pop’ of a bubble. Madeleine has a power to decide whether to be happy or sad. The question is, what will she decide?

“This book offers children a clear and accessible story through which greater confidence and self-esteem can develop, and the suggestions and activities offered at the end of the story will be welcomed and used by many adults who support children in a broad range of settings.”

—Sarah Hebe, art psychotherapist

“All children deserve to feel good about themselves, and this book helps them feel just that. The story appeals to children of all ages and will become a much-thumbed favourite. Parents and teachers will find it a useful aid for raising self-esteem through assemblies, circle times and bedtimes. What a way to boost their confidence!”

—Jess Caunter, primary headteacher, BEd (Hons), NPQH

About the Author

Cathy Domoney is a qualified primary teacher of thirteen years and is passionate about self-esteem and confidence work with children. She holds diplomas in Counselling & Psychotherapy and Hypnotherapy, who also has a Bachelor’s Honours Degree in Sociology and History as well as a certificate in Life Coaching.

Cathy discovered early on in her teaching career how vital pupils’ views of themselves and their capabilities were to their academic attainment, behaviour, and happiness. When teaching full time, she held the position of personal, health, social, and moral education coordinator. This allowed her to work directly with pupils and colleagues on self-esteem issues, and she saw how positive thinking could powerfully impact a child’s experience in the world. Cathy’s mission is to raise the confidence of as many children as she can through her stories and help them to achieve the individual greatness that all children have inside of them. She hopes that this pursuit can contribute to a much happier, whole and well-adjusted future generation.

Cathy was born and raised in the beautiful rolling hills in Wiltshire, England. She now lives happily in Adelaide, South Australia, with her husband, and their three wonderful children.