Episode #225 Is My Best Friend a Robot? Talking with children about medically complicated situations
This is an inspiring and fearless conversation with Mandi Franklin, pediatric nurse practitioner and children’s book author. Her new book is called Is My Best Friend a Robot? The book is truly a gift to young children and families. It gives readers of all ages the words to talk about things we don’t understand – whether it’s an insulin pump, other childhood illnesses or any misunderstood differences. It is truly a book about curiosity, differences and what it means to be a true friend! Listen to this conversation and you will hear strategies and tools to talk to young children and also to encourage empathy and playfulness! I recommend this book for every home and every classroom. And I recommend Mandi to be a guest reader and speaker. She is a fabulous resource to families!