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Stories good for kids

The Girl and the Coronavirus

The girl and the Coronavirus is a story of a girl and her family self isolating at home. She discovers her mother has bought a mound of toilet rolls which she assumes were bought as toys. With her brother she uses them to engage in imaginary play. She learns from a wise old women how to keep connected with people she cares about using virtual hugs. These also involve adaptations of loving kindness and self compassion meditations. Its a story to encourage connectedness and wellbeing in a time of adversity.


The Girl who hated mistakes

This story follows the experiences of a girl who hates making mistakes. Meeting an old woman on the way home from school she complains of not liking to make mistakes. She is offered a way to to stop making them and readily accepts. However, she soon discovers there is a cost to not making mistakes. A cost that before long makes her yearn to make mistakes again. It is a tale designed for children who experience anxiety because of having unrealistic expectations about not making mistakes.

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About the author

Author, Dr Damien Howard is a psychologist who often tells stories when he is working with children. Some of his stories have evolved over many years of telling to many children and some adults. 
The story ‘The Girl who hated mistakes’ was crafted for children who were anxious about making mistakes. It helps make the point that mistakes are necessary in order to learn. The best way to feel better about mistakes is to celebrate the learning they enable.

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