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Target Audience:
  • Young Children (7-11 yrs old)

Picture Book, Anxiety, Family, Childhood fears, Mindfulness, Coping strategies, Imagination

Free To Be... I Rely on Me... Marlo the Island Girl
by Beth Poirier

Follow Marlo the island girl through her hopes and dreams as she swims amongst the orcas, sea lions and otters. Join her as she flies on fairy wings with the humming birds and dragon flies as she conquers her worries and fears. Let Marlo help you conquer your worries and fears too.

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BETH POIRIER recently retired after thirty four years as a child youth and family counsellor. She graduated from the University of Victoria with a BA in Child and Youth Care (Faculty of Human and Social Development). She has worked with vulnerable families who have experienced trauma on Vancouver Island facilitating and co-facilitating many groups with an emphasis on parenting support. She has assisted many parents and the children they love find coping strategies to help them realize their own capacity to help themselves. she is known as Lola Beth to her Grandchildren. She currently lives with her husband Lee, her son Brett and her dog Rosie overlooking the sea.


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