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Day 3: Creating Role Models for Kids

I’ve been hearing much about “Role Models” for children of late – positive ones, to be precise. As a children’s writer, I want to create characters that become role models and set good examples for young readers.

In the Herbert Peabody series, one thing that the characters have in common is a sense of community. Herbie is an active member in Huffelton, the town which his farm is in. As well as being a farmer, he is a friend, a brother and an uncle. Herbie listens and empathises, and he believes in sharing his thoughts about the magic of growing food in an inclusive manner, for the greater good.

As a child, family and community values were continually bestowed upon me, by my parents and two grand mothers. And at the same time, I was given constructive advice about how I could positively engage in my community in a way that made sense to a four, seven or ten year old.

I think that positive role models counsel us to be our best, and giving something to our family and community nurtures both the people around us, as well as ourselves.

Until tomorrow,


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