Bibliotherapy is use of books in the therapeutic process to foster healing. When talking to kids especially, the use of books is very relatable and help describe experiences that they may otherwise find difficult discussing.
Everyone can relate to someone else who has a similar experience. It is sometimes easier to speak in 3rd person and discuss an event that happened to another person. Using books in therapy can be a beneficial way of communicating to a child who may otherwise find it difficult to talk.
Both books, Just Kick Rocks and When Daddy's Gone both deal with heavy topics that kids have a difficult time just talking about. They may not even have all of the words and it can be very frustrating. But reading a book about someone else's experiences helps kids to easily relate and discuss some of their situations.
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