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Supply teacher offers emotional support through book

19/08/2009 Joanna
A supply teacher who has watched as parents go off to fight in some of the most dangerous parts of the world has written a book to help young people left behind come to terms with their emotions, it has been reported.

The Darlington and Stockton Times reports that Lynn Miller was working at Catterick Garrison as a supply teacher at the beginning of the Afghan and Iraq wars, when many children saw their parents go off to war and were unsure whether they would ever see them again.

The fictional children's tale is designed to help children think about and discuss their experiences when their fathers go off to fight.

"I wrote the book so the children could see that other kids are going through the same things as them but at the same time it's entertaining too," she told the newspaper.

Meanwhile, a special needs teacher in Scarborough has also written a new book aimed at children.

The Scarborough Evening News reports that retired special needs teacher Pam Young has used her experiences as a member of the school staff to write a book designed to raise the profile of children with special educational needs.
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