Introducing Children's Author Robbin Miller
Robbin Miller is a licensed mental health counselor and an Adjunct Faculty Instructor. She has written four picture books: Playgroup Time for young babies and toddlers; Three Best Friends for children ages 6-9 years old; Breaking Barriers: A Girl's Dream to Play Little League with Boys for children ages 8-11 years old, and she co-wrote The Stray with her son, EJ who was only 9 years old in 2019. Robbin also likes gardening and spending time with her family and therapy dog, Woody.
Maria: 1. Welcome, Robbin! Thank you for joining us today! Why did you decide to write Children's Books?
Robbin: I wanted to make a difference and empower children to achieve their dreams when they face obstacles and barriers in their community and from other children. Children need to learn to be resilient and able to get up again when they fall down. We can teach our kids that learning to rise again from failure or from an obstacle can be our greatest life lessons throughout the life span.
Maria: How wonderful that you are teaching this lesson at such a young age. If not giving up is learned at an early age, then children are more likely to grow up and become successful adults.
Maria: 2. What kind of picture books have you written so far? Can you summarize what the main themes are and messages you hope to communicate to readers?
Robbin: Playgroup Time: Promoting inclusion and diversity at an early age. Going to a structured early intervention playgroup is a wonderful opportunity for babies to make new friends with and without disabilities.