This week HuffPost Live featured a video interview with Judy Blume who speaks about parenting, losing her dad when she was fairly young, and gives some tips to parents-to-be.
Firstly, I hope you had a childhood filled with some or if not all of her books, and if not, give them to your kids to read. Her books speak to kids in a way that no other books do, and it’s from her that we all felt “normal” with issues such as teasing, moving house, divorce, death, developing, and just “growing up”.
My favourites were Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing, Deenie, Are You There Gd, it’s me Margaret, Tiger Eyes (coming out as a movie soon, which is directed by her son Lawrence), and Forever. I’ve re-read some of them during adulthood, and they are still as current and wonderful as they were when I was a tween.
But the main point of this post is to share this video of my childhood (and current) hero, Judy Blume.
PS: Judy also demonstrates the “I must, I must, I must increase my bust” exercise that Margaret does in “Are You There Gd”.
Click here to watch the video.