"Dry Gables" is a unique series of stories centered around the people who live and work in a gold-rush era small town in South Dakota. Each of the characters has their own reason for coming to Dry Gables and each offers an essential ingredient to the town's well being.
Every character embodies a way of being in the world - with unique behaviors, motivations and fears.
Is your child having a defiant, stubborn and overall challenging morning? Well, perhaps she is feeling like Johann, the blacksmith, and needs to feel independent and powerful.
Is your child quietly sitting in the corner during school playtime? Well perhaps he is feeling like Seamus O'Conner, the schoolteacher, who needs to be seen for his unique strengths and talents.
The series includes four introductory stories and then several stories focused on one of the characters of Dry Gables. Every character embodies a way of being in the world - with unique behaviors, motivations and fears. Our aim is to give parents and educators clues into what lies behind certain behavior, and then offer ideas on how to meet the behavior and 'see' the child in a new light.