Tuesday, June 9, 2015
Helping With a Problem
Kids with any kind of special needs tend to get ignored or bullied in school.
I've cared about children like that since I was a child myself when I was sent to a convalescent home because of my asthma and met lots of kids with various disabilities. (Yes, I know that term isn't politically correct anymore but I was a child long ago.)
I wrote Signs of Trouble to help today's children understand what it's like to have a learning disability and, hopefully, to realize that kids who have special needs aren't necessarily very different from everyone else.
Since the kids in the book use what they've learned about safety rules to solve their problem, all youngsters can benefit from that reminder.
At the end of the book I included suggestions for parents and teachers to help children learn how to be safe and to understand others who have learning disabilities.
I hope that book will make a positive difference by doing that.