Butterscotch’s Tale

A Poodle Puppy’s Struggle to Take or Not to Take Medication

by Mary Osgood Illustrated by Gau Family Studio



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 11/23/2015

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 8.5x11
Page Count : 26
ISBN : 9781503541542
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 8.5x11
Page Count : 26
ISBN : 9781514428993
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 26
ISBN : 9781503541535

About the Book

Butterscotch's Tale: A Poodle Puppy’s Struggle to Take or Not to Take Medication is a charming story that is playfully written, and its vivid illustrations are captivating. Butterscotch’s journey helps children and adults alike to empathize with a child that has poor impulse control, self-regulation, and hyperactivity, which negatively affects his or her relationships and interactions. It also addresses many interventions that can be used as coping tools before resorting to medication. But if medication is needed, it can enable a person to function, build self-confidence in their ability to build relationships, and even thrive. This book is being used in therapy sessions, classrooms, and homes to help people to see the value in using the medication that is prescribed to them and to encourage those they care about to feel understood and loved.

About the Author

Mary Osgood and her husband, Dean, live in a tiny town in rural Wisconsin with their five children, two foster children, and seven poodles. Three of their children were adopted through foster care, and two were adopted after “failed” international adoptions from orphanages in Russia and Ethiopia. Their children’s struggles through foster care and adoption have inspired them to gain therapeutic parenting solutions that enable their family to thrive against many odds. Some of the training and techniques that have been instrumental in their kids’ healing process are working with a trauma and attachment therapist that specializes in foster care and adoption issues, horse and dog therapy, sensory integration therapy, love and logic techniques, establishing a reactive attachment disorder support group, and creating their kids’ healing stories. Creating photo books and reading and rereading their healing stories has made a tremendous impact on helping their children to process their traumatic pasts so that they can move forward and truly heal. When they realized how rare children’s books about adoption dissolution and other poignant adoption issues were, they felt compelled to create stories to help in validating their own kids’ biggest barriers to attachment and healing. These books have proven to be invaluable tools in therapeutic counseling sessions for many children struggling with similar issues.