– Supporting Blended Families through tricky conversations
This is a heart-rending tale of parent and sibling relationships within a contemporary blended family. Some aspects of blended families can cause big emotions for children, young and old. The Doshel Bond highlights the importance of not shying away from the difficult conversations about these issues and provides caring adults with a gentle vehicle for open communication with children and also for personal self-reflection.
Appropriate prompts and questions are dotted throughout the story to give adults the language to carefully probe emotive issues with children, such as different rules in different houses, expressing challenging feelings and words for new family members. All families have their challenges – love and communication are the key components that pave the way through them.
This book was developed with support from HSE National Lottery funding in partnership with Onefamily.
About the Author:
Dr. Sara Flynn, CPsychol, is a chartered child and educational psychologist who has been working in both the private and public sector for over 10 years. She is the founder, CEO and lead psychologist of Sycamore Psychology – an assessment and intervention service based in Cabra, North-side Dublin
Through her work with children, their families and schools, Dr. Sara has observed the difficulties first-hand that can cause disruption and upset to a young person’s life and her vision for Sycamore Psychology is to provide a highly professional yet friendly service that provides advice and guidance to parents and young people on how to understand the issues they are presenting with and what strategies can be employed to help get around the presenting issue. More information on Dr. Sara and her Services can be found on the Sycamore Psychology Website.
The Doshel Bond was officially launched on Wednesday, 28th September, 2022 in the magnificent Blanchardstown Library building in Dublin 15. A big thank you to the library for hosting the event. The author Sara Flynn spoke about the book and invited guest speakers Geraldine Kelly, Director of Parenting & Professional Training in Onefamily and Anne Staunton, Chief Executive Officer of Rainbows Ireland to speak about their respective invaluable organisations as well as the origins of the book and its features.
Click on the video icon here to watch a recording of the book launch. You can also click on the Poster image to view/download your free copy of the poster given out free at the launch.