Welcome to my blog! It feels good to be back after taking a
leave from posting to work on some writing projects.
You may have noticed that all of my books are
geared toward the very young child, roughly in the 3-7 year age group…see my books page.
mission is to impart an age appropriate moral in each short story that I
publish, such as the power of a smile, positive thinking, determination and
even win-win anti-bullying strategies. I
hope to continue along this trend so that parents, guardians, educators and
other caregivers will embrace and trust my stories as recommended reading for
their little ones.
(from l to r, myself, me at 1 yr. with sister 3 yrs., my mother at 17 - only photos available).
Today, I’m taking a step back from my usual topic matter to
address some lighter thoughts. Just a
week or so ago, your children or grandchildren, stepped outside of those big
ol’ school doors for the final time this
season, to embrace a lengthy vacation
known as the summer break or summer holidays.
Parents usually plan well ahead for such occasions by making special
care arrangements, if they are working parents, plan summer camp or day camp
outings, arrange family vacations, make plans to attend special events and
anything at all that will make these breaks especially memorable for the child
and parents alike.
Now this is a broad subject if there ever was one. It is every parent’s #1 priority to keep
their little ones safe, both indoors and especially when they first venture out
beyond that great big door of curiosity.
When you think about it, we actually begin to teach safety at a very
early age, perhaps as early as crawling when baby is able to access numerous
objects to taste and explore, with the ever present danger of swallowing. We start with the ‘no no’ and numerous other
methods of making the object unattractive to the baby but surely there are an
endless number of effective solutions that you, as a parent, have employed
Once again, I find myself exploring
the values that make little kids tick!
Happiness for me will be in gaining your insight, all of which will add
to my experience as I attempt to write meaningful storybooks for future release.
It would seem that socialization of
children begins immediately after birth.
I say this because we witness how our new little bundles interact with
Mommy and Daddy and their older siblings when they have them. And then, we cannot overlook all of those loving
relatives and friends who flock in to visit the new addition to the family at
the earliest opportunity.
Now that my site has been up and running for several weeks, it is time to refresh my blog topic. I hope to engage your interest and participation so that we can learn
from each other on a casual and friendly basis. It has been suggested that I use this forum to explore the
topic of bullying among young children and I am quite happy to do this. Let me be clear though, I am not an expert on
this or any other matters involving childhood behavior and solutions, but as a
parent and auntie to many little ones, I do have opinions and a desire to
contribute my thoughts and recommendations on the matter.
As a new
children’s book author, I decided to establish an on-site blog to enable
meaningful communication between ourselves.
Starting out, I thought I would keep it simple and engage your thoughts
on four levels – so here goes!
would mean a lot to me to know your opinion on what factors define an EXCELLENT
children’s book for the young reader – let’s say between 3 and 7 years of age.
what social values do you hope that your child will derive from reading short