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09/12/2017 23:51

This season has been filled with many natural disasters which can be more than frightening for young children. Hurricanes, forest fires, flooding, and tornados have been a consistent thing for the past several weeks. As parents it can be difficult to help your child cope when you are in the midst of a crisis especially one that borders on life and death. As a children's writer and nurse I have been overwhelmed with ideas about how to also help children in the weeks and months to come with my words and a good story.


The immediate help children need is to feel safe and secure. The basic need for food, shelter, and comfort must be met. But as a writer who also has used a good story to sooth pains from the past I want to create stories that children can turn to later... after the storm... to help them understand and grow from their experiences.

I want to use humor and characters that children will relate to. Humor is a big part of the recovery from a painful experience and that comes with tears. Returning to experiences where a child has felt scared can be very emotional but learning to accept the past and move on to a happier future is essential to the recovery from the trauma. Developing strong characters and introducing a small amount of humor is a must if I want the story to resonnate for years and to stand as a helpmate to a child who has experienced scary events.


Some lines I am playing with that  may be repeated throughout the Picture Book I am working on are these:


What we Knew, is never more, but What we know is ever more........


This premice is even if you have lost a home, a pet, a toy, or even a loved one..... a time will come out of that experience where you can look at where you have come and  know you have more than enough to be happy.


Wish me luck on translating what it is I want to share into words that children need to hear.



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Terri Forehand RN Writing for children and adults

75 Snyder Road
Nashville, IN 47448

219-384-6477

I am pleased to announce that I have two books and a third soon to be published by Pen It Publications. I want to keep active links to their site and also to some of their authors and their author blogs here for your easy access to great books.

Pen It! Publications,LLC is also accepting submissions. Check out their website for the book shop and current needs for submissions.

Website:www.penitpublications.com

1. Truman Beaver

www.trumanbeaverbooks.com

2. Terri Forehand

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 I have a blog where I review books for children. Carla's Cloud Catastrophe is a funny and imaginative book for children ages 4-8. Carla is missing her birthday party because the clouds are falling from the sky into the town where she lives. Can you imagine if that reallly happened on your birthday? What would you do? It seems silly but oh what fun stomping through the clouds might be.

If mom or dad wants to read more about this fun book by children's author Beth Bence Reinke one click on the link will take them right to it.

 

 

 

https://terri-forehand.blogspot.com/2011/07/book-review-carlas-cloud-catastrophe.html

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