Eating Us Up Inside: Confronting Eating Disorders in Our Kids by Gemma Dobson

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It seems that in this day and age our kids are under more pressure than ever before; although critics may argue that children and adolescents have always faced various pressures, but they change with each generation. Well before university our kids must make a life-changing decision about which career path to follow, be it academic or trade-related. Then comes the post-school world and its myriad responsibilities which many teens worry about beforehand. Couple this with peer pressure, holding down a part-time job, maintaining various relationships, achieving satisfactory grades and having little time to truly reflect and develop this transformational time of life, there is little wonder amidst the chaos that some kids get a little stressed out. While we face many similar obstacles in the adult world, we continue to place strident boundaries between our universes, increasing the pressure as well as our inability to connect and understand. But in order to truly be there for our kids, especially those facing mental and emotional struggles such as eating disorders, we must remove this barrier and open our hearts and minds to help them with this often devastating issue. (more…)

Book review – Toes

This delightful book has been produced for children under 11.  Simple to read, its an ideal book to share with your loved ones [amazon_link id=”B007X45CRW” target=”_blank” ]Click here for a link to Amazon[/amazon_link] [amazon_image id=”B007X45CRW” link=”true” target=”_blank” size=”medium” ]Toes[/amazon_image]

Scarlett – by Cathy Cassidy

Review by Honi Pein age 11 Scarlett by Cathy Cassidy At the beginning of this book, Scarlett, aged 12, is expelled from her fifth school in two years for starting a riot in the lunch hall. Unsurprisingly, her mum had had enough. Previously, her mother sent her to live with her grandmother, who then sent her to […]