Child background:

The child is a 11-year-old Caucasian male who lives with his parents. he has 5 siblings and they are currently living within the same household. This child has ADHD. His attention problem may relate to his lack of motivation. He often feels bored and then shit his attention from his schoolwork to something else. And his personality is shy and passive.


The child should be the main character in the story, typically depicted as a mythical creature or animal. The elements of your story should include an introduction to the main character, their culture, and their family, introduction of a challenge, integrate parent feedback, and encourage behavior, change, or intervention based on information. Fables should be at least 2 pages in length.


Once there was a young camel named Cameron who lived in the desert. Cameron was a kind-hearted camel and was very funny. He was also one of the strongest and fastest of all the young animals. Many of the desert animals only had one family, but Cameron the Camel had two families. Cameron’s mom lived by the Watering Hole and Cameron’s dad lived by the Great Cactus. Cameron loved his two families, and he loved spending time at the Watering Hole and at the Great Cactus.

One day at the Great Sahara Elementary School, Cameron was worried about his math test. Cameron was so worried that his humps felt

very, very heavy. He tried to concentrate but the heaviness in his humps was making them very sore. He fidgeted around and tried to get comfortable, but they kept bothering him. Cameron had a hard time sitting in his chair. He didn’t finish the test in time, so his teacher made him stay inside during recess. Cameron felt sad and his humps felt even heavier. When he got back to the Watering Hole after school, Cameron was

exhausted from carrying around heavy humps all day. He was playing in his room when his mom came in and asked him to clean up his

room before dinner. Cameron tried to clean but he couldn’t concentrate because his humps were heavy and sore and itchy. Cameron was

playing camel-ball in his room trying to distract himself from his humps . . . and he accidentally knocked over his lamp. His mom came in and saw the lamp and the mess. She said, “Cameron, why are you playing camel-ball? I asked you to clean your room and now you broke the lamp I gave you.” Cameron said, “I’m sorry, Mom. I didn’t mean to.” He really meant it. He felt so bad that he disappointed his mom, and his humps grew heavier still.

When Cameron was at the Watering Hole that week, his mom again asked him to clean up his room before dinner. Cameron’s humps were

heavy and sore and again he couldn’t concentrate on cleaning. He ran around and played camel-ball in his room trying to distract himself

from his sore humps. His mom came to check on him and saw him playing. She was just about to tell Cameron that she was upset with him when

she remembered what the Understanding Tree had told her. It had said that Cameron might sometimes have a hard time paying attention and

following directions if his humps were too full of unhappy feelings and that he might need some time when he didn’t have to think about

feelings at all. She realized that if she got upset it would only make Cameron’s humps heavier. She said, “Cameron, why don’t we go

outside for a few minutes and play camel-ball together before dinner?” Cameron loved camel-ball and he said “Okay!” Cameron and

his mom played camel-ball and his mom tried her best to help Cameron get his mind off of great big heavy feelings. She talked about how good he was at camel-ball and smiled every time he scored. Cameron felt better after their game and his humps felt a lot lighter.

Cameron went to the Great Cactus to visit his dad that weekend. Cameron was in the living room running around again. He yelled to

his dad, “Hey dad, watch how fast I can run!” Cameron’s dad was just about to tell Cameron to finish his reading and then go outside and

run, when he remembered what the Understanding Tree had told him. It had said that he could help Cameron get rid of some of his great big

heavy feelings just by spending time with him and letting Cameron know how proud he was. Cameron’s dad said, “You’re a super-fast

runner, Cameron! Let’s go outside and run together!” Cameron and his dad ran around outside, and his dad told Cameron what a great

camel he was. Cameron felt happy and his humps felt a lot lighter. When they went inside, Cameron’s dad helped him with his reading.

Cameron was a great reader. His dad thought so, too. That night as Cameron was falling asleep, he thought about the reading test he would have at school on Monday. He was a little bit worried about the test, but his humps were only a little heavy. He thought about how his parents had helped him by understanding how sometimes his humps were bothered by unhappy feelings. They helped him learn how to get his mind off of great big heavy feelings and they gave him some happier, lighter feelings to fill his humps with. Cameron imagined himself doing well on his reading test and finishing in time to go to recess with all the other animals. And his humps felt better.