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Pinkaboos Podcast – Episode 4

Hello Pinkafans and welcome to what he hope is a funny kids podcast, the Pinkaboos Podcast – Episode 4! In this episode Jake finishes off The Pinkaboos: Bitterly and the Giant Problem with chapters 8 and 9. Following the reading is a new segment called, Boo on the Street, in which Jake asks regular people on the street what their fears are and fear expert, Abyssma, offers her advice on how to overcome them!

Since this is a continuing series, be sure to start with episode one and work you way through them because… spoilers! 

More About The Pinkaboos Podcast for Kids

The Pinkaboos™ is a girl-powered adventure series designed to help kids ages 7–10 conquer their fears and self doubt. The Pinkaboos takes place in The Land of Frights, where best friends Bitterly, Abyssma, and Belladonna attend Fright School, a magical academy that teaches young Frights how to enter the dreams of little human girls and help them overcome their nightmares. These strong, independent female characters face issues that girls can relate to, like dealing with bullies and not fitting in.

Want more than just a funny kids podcast? You can also buy the books which are carried in-store at many of your favorite retailers, including Barnes and Noble, and online at Amazon. The authors absolutely love, love, love positive reviews, so if you having something nice to say, say it in an ITunes or Amazon review. They’ll be forever grateful and will fall asleep at night, dreaming of your kind words. Probably.

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Pinkaboos Podcast – Episode 3

Hello Pinkafans and welcome to the Pinkaboos Podcast – Episode 3! In this episode, Pinkaboos co-author, Jake Gosselin, reads chapters 6 and 7 of The Pinkaboos: Bitterly and the Giant Problem. After the reading Jake takes on his most challenging interview ever when he hosts, Maleficent Bagpipes, the spokesperson of the infamous product and sponsor of the Pinkaboos Podcast, FlibberFlam! Or is it FlubberFlam? Who knows!

Since this is a continuing series, be sure to start with episode one and work you way through them because… spoilers! 

More About The Pinkaboos Podcast for Kids

The Pinkaboos™ is a girl-powered adventure series designed to help kids ages 7–10 conquer their fears and self doubt. The Pinkaboos takes place in The Land of Frights, where best friends Bitterly, Abyssma, and Belladonna attend Fright School, a magical academy that teaches young Frights how to enter the dreams of little human girls and help them overcome their nightmares. These strong, independent female characters face issues that girls can relate to, like dealing with bullies and not fitting in.

Want to buy the books? They are carried in-store at many of your favorite retailers, including Barnes and Noble, and online at Amazon. The authors absolutely love, love, love positive reviews, so if you having something nice to say, say it in an ITunes or Amazon review. They’ll be forever grateful and will fall asleep at night, dreaming of your kind words. Probably.

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Pinkaboos Podcast – Episode 2

Hello Pinkafans and welcome to the Pinkaboos Podcast – Episode 2! In this episode, Pinkaboos co-author, Jake Gosselin, reads chapters 3-5 of The Pinkaboos: Bitterly and the Giant Problem. After the reading Jake gets the thrill of a lifetime as he interviews one of the most popular frights from the Pinkaboos books, Abyssma!

If you’re a parent looking for a great podcast for kids, this is a fun ride for many ages! This is a continuing series so make sure you listen to them in order. Start with Episode One here.

About The Pinkaboos

The Pinkaboos™ is a girl-powered adventure series designed to help kids ages 7–10 conquer their fears and self doubt. The Pinkaboos takes place in The Land of Frights, where best friends Bitterly, Abyssma, and Belladonna attend Fright School, a magical academy that teaches young Frights how to enter the dreams of little human girls and help them overcome their nightmares. These strong, independent female characters face issues that girls can relate to, like dealing with bullies and not fitting in.

Learn more about The Pinkaboos authors, Jake and Laura Gosselin, here. Like what you hear? Download and rate the podcast on ITunes or buy and review the books on Amazon.

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Pinkaboos Podcast – Episode 1

Hello Pinkafans and welcome to the Pinkaboos Podcast – Episode 1 – a new podcast for kids ages 6-10! In this debut episode, Pinkaboos co-author, Jake Gosselin, reads the Prologue and first 2 chapters of The Pinkaboos: Bitterly and the Giant Problem. As with each episode you can expect more than just a reading though so come join us and have some fun!

About The Pinkaboos

Meet The Pinkaboos™, a girl-powered adventure series designed to help girls ages 7–10 conquer their fears and self doubt. The Pinkaboos takes place in The Land of Frights, where best friends Bitterly, Abyssma, and Belladonna attend Fright School, a magical academy that teaches young Frights how to enter the dreams of little human girls and help them overcome their nightmares. These strong, independent female characters face issues that girls can relate to, like dealing with bullies and not fitting in.

Like the Pinkaboos Podcast for kids? Check out the book series on Amazon or in-store at Barnes and Noble.

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Do Scary Stories for Kids Lead to Nightmares?

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Sometimes kids love hanging out with their monsters

I’ve long been fascinated by horror, as well as the reasons why we are drawn to it. More recently, as I’ve watched my nearly six-year-old daughter, Molly, become drawn to scary stories, I’ve been wondering, why kids seek frightening tales out and what sort of limits they require. This is partly why I wrote The Pinkaboos. I wanted to explore kid’s relationships with scary stories. I believe it is complicated and worthy of exploration in a series.

Molly, like most kids, is a paradox. She is simultaneously the bravest person I know and also one of the biggest chickens I’ve ever met. Last year we started having regular issues at nighttime with various fears and worries, but we’ve seen those issues recede and I believe that’s because we started allowing her to watch scary TV shows and read scary books. Yes, that’s correct.

I noticed that at night she was scared, but during the day she had a growing interest in things that were scary. My initial instinct was to limit all contact with anything but the cuddliest care bear story. But I noticed that she had an innate hunger for spooky stories, so I let her follow her natural inclinations. I’m glad I did.

One of our favorites is Neil Gaiman’s Coraline. Too spooky even for some adults, Coraline tells the tale of young girl who finds a door to an alternate reality, where her Other Mother lives. The Other Mother encourages Coraline to stay whenever she visits. At first it’s a mere suggestion, but as the story progresses, so does her pressure as well as scariness. It’s a messed up, beautiful tale and I half expected it to give her nightmares, but it didn’t. Neither did the movie, The Corpse Bride. Neither did any of the scary shows and books she went on to consume.

So for all of those parents out there maniacally Googling, “How to Prevent Nightmares in Children,” please think twice about the oft quoted advice to avoid scary stories at all costs. If a child is scared of these stories, by all means, don’t force it on them, but for the ones who are inexplicably drawn to scary books and TV shows, consider that their natural inclinations might just be how they seek to come to terms with concepts that they are already wrestling with.

But don’t just take my word for it. Here’s a fantastic explanation of why kids love and need scary stories and some great additional reading for bonus marks here and here.

If you’re still looking for some good advice for kids struggling with nightmares, Alice Thompson wrote up a wonderful list of 27 ways to help a child overcome their nightmares. There are plenty of great tips in there, but she misses my favorite; get a Fright and learn how to scare your nightmares away. If that sounds like a method your child might enjoy, be sure to check out our series, The Pinkaboos.

 

Stay Scary,
Jake