Author(s): Kerry Francis
A colourfully illustrated, simple story designed as a starting point for discussion with children who have experienced or witnessed some form of domestic violence or hurt.
It aims to honour the painful stories and at the same time give voice to the many other stories that also belong to the relationship. It is not intended to encourage children to only focus on happy memories, or to insist that they 'think positively' about their situation. It is the author's hope that with careful and curious discussion, the many stories that make up a child's relationship can be given space to be heard and grown, and therefore not silenced by overwhelming, negative descriptions of people who have hurt them.
However if a child choses not to discuss a person who has hurt them, and does not want to continue a relationship with them, then it is essential that their decision be respected.