ERIC Number: ED243584
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: 0
How Is a Moving Van like a Camel? Creative Strategies for Helping a Child Deal with Anxiety.
Mancus, Dianne S.; Mancus, Philip M.
A student of affective education describes how she helped her 8-year-old son express and discharge negative feelings resulting from the family's relocation to a new home in an unfamiliar city. Together mother and son made a book about the move. The mother designed a sequence of exercises stimulating right hemispheric, creative, and intuitive thinking; the son responded verbally, and his mother recorded his words. The exercises focused on fantasizing, brainstorming, making analogies, making metaphors, and freehand drawing. This paper mainly records the boy's response to the exercises and discloses his positive adjustment to the experience of moving. Directions for conducting the exercises are provided. (RH)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A