*elke / ɛlkə / feminine given name;
origin: Low German & East Frisian

This is me Elke Thompson

"The best way to protect children is with (the best version of) the truth, not by pretending adversity (death, cancer, mental health issues etc.) doesn't happen!"

Elke Thompson, young widow, mum, step mum, breast cancer survivor, author, public speaker & creative

About me

Books

“If a child is old enough to ask a question, they are old enough to hear the answer.”

I write children’s books explaining difficult subjects like death in a gentle, yet honest way, using language very young children can understand. All my books are written from my own personal experience, and from my heart.

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Elke's TEDx talk

Speaking

“You could’ve heard a pin drop…”

I deliver powerful insights into the importance of being honest with children, building resilience, child grief, living after loss, cancer, and following your dreams. Speaking from the heart and from personal experience, my presentations are thought-provoking, emotional, authentic and impactful.

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