Tag: Dying

‘I want to go back to where the Angels are.’ The day my Daughter told me she wanted to die.

The day my 8 year old daughter told me she wanted to die, was quiet. She was sitting at the table working on her mindfulness colouring book. I knew her headache was bad, that was why my five year old Maryam was playing in the fairy garden in the late afternoon sun, but she was…

The Price Young Brain Cancer Survivors pay for a Second Chance – Blog for “Cure Brain Cancer”

My daughter Hana is a brain cancer survivor, but her survival has come at a price. Every day I witness her suffering as she pays this price. Here is a piece I wrote about the cost of surviving paediatric brain cancer for the “Cure Brain Cancer Foundation.” ‘You can’t say that!’ My husband says, aghast.…

Time to Write the Violence OUT of Kids Books: Article for Generation Next Community

Below is the link to an article I wrote for Generation Next Community. It covers the issues raised in Violent Death in Kid’s Books and The Problem with Adults Choosing what Kids read and puts it in the context of my own writing. It also refers to the Hunger Games Trilogy, but it is worth noting that the Hunger…

The Problem With Adults Choosing What Kids Read. Or: The Desensitization of the Gatekeepers

I suggested in an earlier post that Authors, who are in a unique position of power, have a moral duty to ‘Do no Harm’ to their young audiences by thinking very carefully about what they choose to write about. My main concerns are the increasing amount of violence and graphic descriptions of violent and gruesome…

Violent Death in Kid’s Books: Authors “should” aim to Do No Harm to Young Readers

I have a problem when the words KILL, CHILD, ENTERTAINMENT, are uttered in the same sentence. I have a problem with those words uniting to form a story. I particularly have a problem with those words uniting to form a story for children to read. To learn from. To be entertained by. I read a…