Teacher & Writer
I have been a primary school teacher for…(gulp) nearly fifteen years. I became a teacher because I spent most of my time as a child wondering why we behave like we do.
Why did excuses appear in my head when I did something wrong?
Did everybody doubt themselves before taking a test?
Does everyone’s younger sister boss them around?
These were the questions that swirled around in my head that never got answered.
I didn’t have the courage to ask about these things because you don’t when you’re ten years old, trying to be cool, trying to be all ‘adult’. So, I spent years in a confused haze feeling guilty about my thoughts and anxious about… nearly everything.
What I needed back then was to be taught how to be resilient. Lessons about expressing emotion, managing anger and failure, setting healthy boundaries and understanding why taking responsibility for our actions is often the first step to growth.
And that’s what I have tried to do with this book - provide a platform for children (and adults) to discuss the big questions that nobody asks.