When I was a kid, daydreaming was almost a punishable offence. “STOP WASTING TIME, PAY ATTENTION, SIT UP STRAIGHT! LEARN TO SPELL, LEARN TO COUNT – YOU’LL NEVER GET ANYWHERE IN LIFE IF YOU’RE OFF WITH THE FAIRIES!!” But now we realise how important daydreaming and imagination are in helping to problem solve and think … Continue reading Why it’s more important than ever to let kids daydream
Pretend you don’t know it all. Be like a kid again and look at the world with awe and wonder, be curious with the little things and how things work. Suspend your judgements. If something isn’t going your way, just step back and avoid getting mad and frustrated and think to yourself, ‘there’s something … Continue reading 5 Ways to Trust the Universe
Is it all pigtails, glitter and rainbows? Rainbows yes in my case, but there is also blood, sweat, tears and copious amounts of wine involved. I’m going to take you on a behind the scenes pictorial journey of making my second children’s book, It’s OK to Feel the Way You Do’, and show you what … Continue reading What really happens when you write a kid’s book (in pictures) + update
It's OK to Feel the Way You Do Josh Langley Big Sky Publishing Reviewed by Meg Whelan Released October 2017 Paperback ISBN 9781925520965 RRP $14.99 Category: Younger readers It’s OK to Feel the Way You Do is a gentle journey through the emotions that everyone feels at some point—happiness, anger, sadness, loneliness, pride, fear and … Continue reading Review by Books and Publishing Australia
The rate of suicide and depression in this country is staggering and I hope can help in some small way to address the issue. I'm not an expert in the field, but I know from personal experience that every little bit of self understanding helps and being able to talk openly about what's going on … Continue reading Suicide and depression
This is me at 3 and bit.. I was a curious kid, always asking questions and exploring. Mum said I was a hugger too, always going round hugging people. I daydreamed, made up stories and played with my dinky cars. I also wanted to be loved. To show love and to be loved. Simple … Continue reading How to stop abusing your inner child
How do you prepare for 'back to school'? Young Emma has been reading Being You is Enough, especially her favourite page as a way of getting into the zone for the new school year! Pic courtesy of her mum, Shelley.
Just before Christmas I was lucky enough to be interviewed for the great Children's Book Blog, Just Write for Kids Australia. JANUARY 19, 2017 BY JUST WRITE FOR KIDS #InterviewByBook with Josh Langley Title: Being You is Enough and other important stuff Author: Josh Langley Illustrator: Josh Langley Publisher: Big Sky Publishing Genre: Illustrated Kids Book Age … Continue reading Interview with Just Write for Kids