I read this the other day and my thoughts went back to Lilly in KINDERGARTEN when almost the same thing happened. She was only six to seven years old. Lilly wasn’t officially charged, as was this boy who is nine. (How do you arrest an under-sized Kindergarten girl?)
Our educators need to be trauma-informed, because this type of thing surely comes from trauma. The National Institute for Trauma and Loss in Children has loads of information to help educators so I’ve included their link so you can check it out or pass it on. They have some great resources!
Chasing Lilly Readers,
You may not be aware that I have two Middle Grade Mystery books completed, and that’s no joke! Maybe you didn’t know that I have books for kids, and that includes a book about Dementia for children? Here are more Nealie Rose books that are available through Amazon:
(Please leave a review for me on Amazon. Good reviews are so helpful…I love my readers and appreciate you!)
The Portal in the Attic, Revel Street Mystery #1
The Skatepark Kidnapping, Revel Street Mystery #2
Grandpa When, a book about Dementia for elementary ages
Bella the Dancing Beetle, for elementary age kids who always try to please everyone
The Z Book (Pure silliness!)
Travis Woke Up His Father -A Week Early! (What happens when a hibernating bear family has a cub that wakes up too early?)
And don’t forget that Chasing Lilly is available on AUDIBLES, too!
There’s a basic Curriculum and Discussion Workbook to go with the college and university use of Chasing Lilly.