AJ Whittenberg student writes book after losing mother to cancer

An Upstate boy has written a book about grief after losing his mother to cancer. Seldon Peden II says he misses his mother, Cathy Peden, every day. He was only 5 years old when she lost her battle with ovarian cancer six years ago. Close to and dear to many, Cathy was chair of the English Department at JL Mann High School. Seldon takes a page from his own book and turns it into a healing tool. He says: “It’s important to know, even if we suffer and hurting is not an excuse, mean or disrespectful or aggressive behavior, that’s why we need to find or create positive ways to let go of our pain and sadness. This is important to to know your ‘good grief.’ 11-year-old AJ Whittenberg student published his first book called “The Good Mourning: A kid’s support guide for grief and mourned death for children, by a child.” It was illustrated by “Whimsical Designs by CJ” of Columbia, South Carolina. “I think pictures can really express how you feel sometimes,” says Seldon s. Seldon is part of a grieving group at his elementary school. He says he likes to remind them: “It will take time to come to your mourning.” He adds, “You don’t want to be mean, disrespectful, or disobedient because it can hurt people you love.” kept his feet and feel that his mother is still with him every day him. Seldon says, “I think she would like how I try to express myself and help other kids.” The book begins with “important words and meanings”, such as “death” and “grief”. things I did and still do to come to my Good Mourning.’ He says he hopes this will help children worldwide and encourage them to become more in touch with their feelings. You can buy your copy of ‘The Good Mourning’ here.

An Upstate boy has written a book about grief after losing his mother to cancer.

Seldon Peden II says he misses his mother, Cathy Peden, every day.

He was only 5 years old when she lost her battle with ovarian cancer six years ago.

Near and dear to many, Cathy served as chair of the English Department at JL Mann High School.

Seldon takes a page from his own book and turns it into a healing tool.

He says: “It is important to know that even when we are suffering and hurting, this is not an excuse, mean or disrespectful or aggressive behavior, therefore we must find or create positive ways to let go of our pain and sorrow. to know your ‘good mourning’.”

This week, the 11-year-old AJ Whittenberg student published his first book called “The Good Mourning: A kid’s support guide for grief and mourned death for children, by a child.”

It was illustrated by “Whimsical Designs by CJ” of Columbia, South Carolina.

“I think pictures can really express how you feel sometimes,” Seldon says.

Seldon is part of a grieving group at his elementary school. He says he likes to remind them, “It will take time to come to your mourning.”

He adds, “You don’t want to be mean or disrespectful or disobedient because it can hurt people you love.”

He says the support of his father and brothers has kept him going, and he feels that his mother is still with him every day.

Seldon says, “I think she would like how I try to express myself and help other kids.”

The book begins with ‘important words and meanings’, such as ‘passing over’ and ‘mourning’.

The book ends with “18 things I did and still do to come to my good grief.”

He says he hopes this will help and encourage children around the world to become more in touch with their feelings.

You can buy your copy of “The Good Mourning” here.

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