little people big conversations

How you can easily talk to children about very difficult subjects, like death or cancer.

Elke Thompson, children's book author, public speaker, creative, mum, step mum, young widow & breast cancer survivor.

"It's okay to be sad, but it's okay to be happy, too."

front covers for 'Is it still ok to have cuddles?', 'Is Daddy coming back in a Minute?' and 'What happened to Daddy's body?' by Elke Thompson / Elke Barber


“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 breast cancer and 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


“You could’ve heard a pin drop…”

I deliver powerful insights into children’s minds, and will help you understand why the only way we can protect our children through trauma is with - the best version of - the truth. Speaking from the heart and from personal experience, my presentations are thought-provoking, authentic and impactful.

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