Tag Archives: raising children

In praise of the next generation – and the newest generation

I have been blessed to have had the opportunity to watch many, many young people become responsible, engaging, and impressive adults.  I’ve experienced this with 2 sons, 21 nieces and nephews, children of our friends, and literally hundreds of my … Continue reading

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The Case of the Missing Toys, and conundrums in writing for children

One of my New Year’s resolutions was to write a new children’s story, maybe even a series.  I’ve had an idea for a new story line in mind for some time; it includes at least two children who are recent immigrants … Continue reading

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Diversity and inclusion in books for kids: it needs to be on the radar screen

We’ve become a lot more diverse as a population in one generation in most parts of North America, and far more so in two generations. Speaking as a representative of the grandparent generation, when I was young, outside of big … Continue reading

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5 more advantages of getting old(er)

From comments and reflections from my previous post on 5 advantages of getting old(er), it seems that I am not the only one thinking about this. Let’s try a few more. Again, in no particular order: You have the privilege … Continue reading

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Hugh’s Missing Kitty

Another story for very small children, especially ones who want their kitties to like them.  Slightly older kids can check out Robby Robin stories.   Hugh’s Missing Kitty “Boo hoo,” said Hugh, “what shall I do?           I can’t find … Continue reading

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Hugh’s missing Grandma

Another story for very small children, especially ones who like to play hide-and-go-seek with their grandmothers.  Slightly older kids can check out Robby Robin stories. ———————————————————————————————– Hugh’s Missing Grandma “Boo hoo,” said Hugh, “what shall I do?         I … Continue reading

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Hugh’s Missing Truck, a pre-Robby Robin story

This is my first attempt to write for a grandson too young for Robby Robin. More to follow. ———————————————————————————————————– Hugh’s Missing Truck   “Boo hoo,” said Hugh, “what shall I do?       I’ve lost my truck, the one that’s blue.”

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