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Children are totally dependent on adults for the fulfillment of their needs especially during the early years of childhood. The dependency makes children vulnerable when supportive adults are not around. As children grow they find themselves facing issues on their own. They have to find solutions on their own. Story books and poetry books for kids have played an important role not just in entertaining children but also in helping them deal with childhood related challenges. Stories and poems help build character and independence.

I write stories and poems that support and empower children by validating childhood experiences, the joys and the challenges. I occasionally write for grown-ups.

New E-Book: I See Things From Where I Am

I See Things From Where I Am: Jimmy and his dad disagree about many things. Jimmy enjoys chocolate chips and cheese in his noodles while his dad is disgusted by the idea ¬ and the list goes on. The good thing is that Jimmy and his dad have agreed to disagree. A fun poem about ‘differences in points of view’. US$2.99

NEW VERSION/Poems that Empower Children

Poems that Empower Children

A random collection of poems for ages 4-12 years that I have written over the years. The poems celebrate the joys of childhood such as getting caught in rain, consider the confusion when a child faces learning differences, speak about the heartache when children lose their anchors, talk about the fun and information that the world of reading provides and raise awareness of little matters such as following rules and being courteous – things that bring order and peace in life. I have written the poems from my heart for my own children, grandchildren and all children. Available as e-book, paper back and hard copy.

 E-Book: Zebi’s Dream

A book about a poor girl who dreams of going to school one day. For 7-9 year-olds. Now with colored illustrations! Download from Amazon. US$ 2.99


squirrel sibling issues, sister teaches herself to do her own thing
NEW A Squirrel in Trouble
3 magic keys are food groups, age appropriate portions, exercise
NEW Three Magic Keys to Good Health

Poems that Empower Children is a collection of random poems for 4-12 year-olds about concepts such as points-of-view, friendship, childhood stresses and joys, and things I wanted my children and all children to be aware of.
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…. an excerpt from the book, Poems that Empower Children


When Emma was a toddler,

darkness bothered her.

“Lights off, its bedtime!,” Dad cried.

“It gets too black!” Emma replied.

Said Mom, “Here’s what I think;

take Teddy to bed—you’ll be asleep in a wink.”

Emma took Teddy

and hurray, her worries flew away!…

… When Emma was a toddler,

doctor visits frightened her.

“But doctors are fun!” the nurse cried.

“I don’t know what she’ll do!” Emma replied.

Said Mom, “Let’s ask the doctor, you and I.

What will she do and the reason why.”

Emma spoke to the doctor

and hurray, her worries flew away!