Creating conversation about grief and sadness and social media

Waking to find a screen addicted prince in her bedroom was shock enough. Now Sleeping Beauty has to adjust to the idea that 100 years have passed...and she isn't happy about it.


If only she knew why...

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MORE ABOUT 'The Lost Years'

"I felt this huge ache and I finally see

 I'm mad 'cause I'm sad,

      and as sad as can be."

When a social media-addicted prince discovers a palace of sleeping royals, he posts his discovery on social media. Soon every TV channel in the world is covering the news, while the Prince's 'Sleepers TV' has gone viral.


While most of the royals embrace their exciting step into the future, Sleeping Beauty doesn't. And as Prince Jack relishes his growing fame, Sleeping Beauty finds herself experiencing sadness she can't explain.

Journey with Sleeping Beauty as she works through her sadness and Prince Jack as he comes to realise what is most important. 

'The Lost Years' is a light-hearted story that will kickstart a healthy conversation about sadnessgrief and social media use


Story Extras

Chat more about grief and social media use by:

READING Sleeping Beauty's Fairytale Journal (beware spoiler alert!)

READING Prince Jack's Fairytale Journal (beware spoiler alert!)

CREATING a Mood-Switch Chart

DISCUSSING Questions to keep the conversation going

Check out our resources and tools section for general tips for getting more out of conversations with your kids. 



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