Marc O’Brien: How to use children books to build trust with a child | Podcast Interview

Marc O’Brien is today’s guest on The Segilola Salami Show podcast. Marc shares how he hopes his latest children’s book Peter the Peteeatrick Panda would help parents and nurses build trust with a child when they are about to get vaccinated. As vaccinations are a hot topic in the mainstream media, it is important to Marc that children feel relaxed during this time when things may hurt. I assure you, you need to click play now to listen to this most intriguing conversation with Marc O’Brien.

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About Marc O’Brien

podcast guest cover image cover art Marc O'Brien: Using Fiction To Distribute Information online radio talk show Marc O'Brien: how to use children's books to build trust with a childIt has been over ten years since Las Vegas resident Marc O’Brien was sitting writing his retired nursing executives Mother’s newsletter that went out to her professional peers and he came up with the idea of Peter the Peteeatrick Panda.

After testing the idea out the pair decided to put the character into a self-published children’s book and down the street from Cape Canaveral at Blue Note Publishing the peteeatrick panda found life in literature.

“It has been a wonderful addition to my professional portfolio of work,” said the author of “Peter The Peteeatrick Panda’s Playground” who has gone on other self and create space publishing efforts along with a work “The Final Fence: Sophomores In The Saddle” being distributed internationally by Austin Macauley, UK, “self-publishing was the perfect format for the idea, the product was professional as was
the illustrations done by Catherine Wicks.”

In the text Peter finds himself in over his head and after falling needs to go to the hospital in a panda mobile. Then later he is adopted by the nurses and they give him a volunteer job as a pandy striper.

“Reading to a child builds a trust worthy atmosphere,” Author Marc O’Brien said, “It was my goal to create an atmosphere that allowed nurses to calm a child so they could do their job.”

After the creation of this character the Barry University Communication graduate has done library and school readings in Florida as well as New Jersey. Added to that Peter has visited Patrick Air Force Base Christmas parties for children whose parents were being deployed.

“Starting dialogue of health care in these situations prepare a child just in case they have to go to the hospital,” said the author.

With the vaccination issue out in the mainstream media Peter the Peteeatrick Panda feels like he is prepared and wants to be visible to make sure that children feel relaxed during this time when things may hurt, and trust is needed.

“When there are needles, Peter needs to be there in spirit,” said Author Marc O’Brien, “he is there to break tension and give the child a secure feeling.”

Other works published by Marc O’Brien include “Peter the Peteeatrick Panda and the Pandy Chip Pancakes, A Special Person to Ride, The Legend of The Pixie Piper and Midnight Christmas Miracle.”


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