A is also for Attitudes — many formed when we are young and affecting our happiness over a long life. Positive attitudes to aging and older people are a gift we can give ourselves, our children and our elders, and children’s books can be a vital source of those attitudes. Improving understanding between generations benefits us all.
Welcome parents, grandparents, teachers, librarians, writers, publishers and anyone interested in having more birthdays
C is for Change! Let’s work together to—
• Select books for kids with respect and love for older adults in mind
• Talk with children to normalize aging and changing
• Counter age stereotypes in both text and illustrations
• Highlight the gifts and strengths of older adults as role models
Through my website and blog I will showcase children’s books with positive older characters and share strategies and resources we can all use to strengthen the connections between generations.
My mission is to help all generations see older adulthood as the valid and valuable stage of life it is. To that end I am also writing books for children and actively seeking publishers for my manuscripts.