Pamela chronicles her journey to parenthood

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A teaching assistant who took her first career steps through a Telford College course has chronicled her journey to parenthood.

Pamela Thomas, from Lawley, began studying a Level 2 supporting teaching and learning course, and is currently in the second year of a Level 3 course.

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She has now published a book, called The Trials and Tribulations of Being a Parent.

“The book is a diary of the time I initially fell pregnant. I didn’t want to miss a thing so I started to write a journal of the experience,” she said.

“When I had a miscarriage, I felt that journaling was a cathartic experience, so I carried on and the book spans from 2009 to 2021.

“I wanted to be able to look back and see my own healing process through the words I was writing, and I think this book was important to write.

“Discussing a taboo subject like miscarriage, how I was feeling, and how I’m getting on years later, I hope will help a lot of people.”

Pamela continued her journal while she

 went through IVF, but that was unsuccessful and so she and her husband became adoptive parents to a son and daughter.

“Everything I’ve been through with my children has inspired me to help other children and that’s why I started the course at Telford College.

“My classmates and tutors have been a real support in publishing the book, and my only goal with the whole process was to help others who may be struggling.

Pamela’s success at Telford College meant she was quickly snapped up by a local secondary school, where she now works full time as a teaching assistant at Telford Langley School.

“I am particularly enjoying the Level 3 course as it’s more in depth and delves more into the psychological side of child development. I’m also picking up tips on how to support children in the best way which is fundamental in my job.”

Pamela’s book is available on Amazon, or through the publishers authorhouse

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