Tag: Mental Health

Why I run Electricity through my Brain: tDCS

‘I’ll let you do that then,’ says hubby as I excitedly unpack my batteries, ready to hook my brain up to electricity. ‘That’s going no where near my brain.’ He looks something akin to horrified. ‘This is for Hana, habibi,’ I say, plugging in the electrodes, ‘I need to try  it out, how can I…

Nurse Naomi on MY CHILD Magazine Blog

Thanks to the fabulous MY CHILD Magazine for publishing this BIO about Nurse Naomi, The Pharaoh Prophecies and Astro Nurse in their blog. I frequently write for MY CHILD answering readers questions as their Nurse Expert but I also contribute feature length articles. Out in the Winter Issue is an article on Gastro (surprise surprise!) and in Spring,…

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…