Category Archives: Parenting

SELF-HARMING


SELF-HARMING by young girls   This is a copy from The Guardian’s article about mental health in the UK and the trend of young girls for self-harming: Quarter of Young Girls in UK have self-harmed. My novel Guardians’ Betrayal came … Continue reading

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CHILD SEPARATIONS


CHILD SEPARATIONS Separating children from their parent or their caregiver is in the news a lot. For most people to take away a child from their parent doesn’t sound like a good idea, although the true impact is not well … Continue reading

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THE THREE SOCIAL TABOOS: Religion, Sex, Politics


THE THREE SOCIAL TABOOS: Religion, Sex, Politics (This is a post without photos. I don’t want to exploit the misery of others. No photo of this crying little girl in a red top and red shoes. Fox took the opportunity … Continue reading

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DIA DE LA CRUZ


DIA DE LA CRUZ Dia de la Cruz is a holiday for the Mexicans in which they celebrate the construction workers with a ritual that has been going on literally for centuries. There are a lot of myths about the … Continue reading

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PRINTED AND DIGITAL BOOK LIVE NOW


GUARDIANS’ BETRAYAL is now LIVE Just this week I received my author copies of the new book about a fictitious family in crisis. The story is about an adoptive family and starts seven years after the adoption of the two … Continue reading

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SELF-HARMING IN TEENS


SELF-HARMING IN TEENS My new novel GUARDIANS’ BETRAYAL deals with the issue of self-harm, among others.  This post delves into this issue a bit deeper, as many children nowadays deal with emotional injuries that may lead them to self-harming. The … Continue reading

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GUARDIANS’ BETRAYAL


Kelowna, British Columbia Local author writes book about teens and adoption. Kelowna resident Johanna Van Zanten released GUARDIANS’ BETRAYAL, a novel for adults and teens about a fictional family with adopted children whose difficulties threaten to tear them apart. Johanna … Continue reading

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GUARDIANS’ BETRAYAL


Photo credit: Vladimir Velociraptor Vukmirovich GUARDIANS’ BETRAYAL. My next book is about ready for publishing and in the next month Bookbaby will produce, design it, and publish digital and printed versions. It is generally recommended to put a manuscript aside and … Continue reading

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ECHO OF WAR


Canadian troops entering a small town, liberating the Netherlands (in Dalfsen) Seventy years after the end of World War II at the height of summer, the Van Noorden family got together on a typical Dutch day with rain drops and … Continue reading

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CRANKY OLD WOMAN?


CRANKY OLD WOMAN? Last fall I moved into a condo complex, consisting of three separate blocks of town houses. No, it is not a gated community, because I do not like to be fenced in or keep visiting friends out, … Continue reading

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