When The Wind Blew

Author(s): Jacqui Maguire

Self-Help Skills

Throughout our lifetime we will all experience change and challenge. Common events that impact children include: marriage separation and family breakdowns, relocation, transitions to a new school, and the arrival of new siblings. The current navigation of Covid-19 also highlighting the impact of unimaginable changes.


Whilst we can never erase change from life, learning and maintaining evidence-based wellbeing skills will support children and their families to cope more effectively. When the Wind Blew provides a series of practical psychological tools that can be easily practiced by all. These are easy and affordable home-based ideas that will help teach children coping mechanisms they will be able to use throughout their life.


Wellbeing is earnt through our daily actions. It is critical that children witness desired behaviour from the adults surrounding them, and have those behaviours positively reinforced. Tools like this book support parents with a road map. We can’t expect all adults to know what to do just because they are parents. As a clinical community, we need to be providing accessible evidence-based guidance.’


Beautifully packaged, this enticing story for children is illustrated by New Zealand artist Charlotte Schryvers and is a must-have for any parent, grandparent or teacher wanting to help their child navigate change.


 "The Rona wind blew through all our lives in 2020 and will continue to swirl for many years to come.  When the Wind Blew explains how the “super powers” that Órla draws upon to bring peace and calm into her life during time of upheaval are relevant to us all.  Jacqui’s handy tips, based on clinical best practice are woven into the story and shows how simple well-being practice can be introduced for youngsters.  These are essential life skills that will help children flourish and learn to draw upon their own super powers as the Rona winds come and go throughout their lives.  Use this book to implement well-being practice within your own whanau."                      -  Shaun Robinson, chief executive, Mental Health Foundation of New Zealand.


Product Information

General Fields

  • : 9780473554798
  • : Self Published
  • : Self Published
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Jacqui Maguire