When I first set out to create a blog, my goal was to have 100 friends follow my posts. I had no idea that what I started to build would have a ripple effect.
I now have close to 1,200 followers and receive weekly emails from people all over the U.S. and world. Crazy, right?
Dr. Angela Mackenzie is a pediatrician and pain specialist in Australia, who contacted me last fall on gathering more information on therapeutic positions and medical play. I was happy to share my knowledge about the interventions and the practice of child life.
She, too was in the middle of writing a book, so we passed on encouragement to one another on our journey through that process.
She has recently published her book, entitled Everybody Stay Calm: How to support your young child through medical tests and procedures. I have a copy and have to say it is a beautiful book, that is incredibly well written. This should be added to the libraries of any parent, caregiver, teacher or medical team member working with children.
Dr. Angela Mackenzie took our conversations even a step further and referenced me in her book. How awesome is that? I feel so rewarded knowing that what I am doing is making a difference.
The blog has opened up many doors for me and is always making me set my goals for life a little higher.
So, thank you to all that support Child Life Mommy! I appreciate hearing that the tips I give are working and helpful! Keep sharing with your friends, family and coworkers! There will be more workshops in the future along with stepping out into the private practice.
To learn more about Dr. Angela Mackenzie, you can check out her site at EverybodyStayCalm.com
To order your copy of Everybody Stay Calm, click here