Just like adults, children can have bad days too. The good news is that, just like adults, children can better cope with stress by learning and practicing mindfulness. Through simple exercises that help strengthen concentration, decrease stress levels, reduce anger and impulse issues, and aid in better self-awareness, seasoned therapist Deirdre Pecchioni Cummings provides poetic perspectives on life and its struggles that encourages children to focus on imagery, positivity, and the important message that with each sunrise comes a chance to begin again. In this inspirational picture book, little ones learn how to reflect and meditate in order to discover inner-peace despite their daily challenges.
Molly loves her favorite dress. But one day when she twirls too fast and falls on the cement, Molly’s dress tears and goes right in the trash. Molly is so sad—until her mother comes to the rescue and teaches her a valuable lesson. When Billy rides his bike to the store to buy chocolate, he is very disappointed and mad when he realizes the store is closed. Billy must close his eyes and think things through, before he loses his cool. Carrie always cries and stomps her feet when she does not get her way. But when she discovers she is losing all her friends, Carrie must change her ways. Think of it Like This! is the inspiring and educational tale of three children’s challenges and subsequent life lessons as they become mindful of their triggers, develop a plan, and make the best of what life has given them.
A smart and curious little girl asks her grandmother what she hoped to be when she was growing up. From there, another little future Bennett Belle is born. After her grandma begins sharing the story of how she became the woman she was meant to be, the young girl learns all about the mission of Bennett College in Greensboro, North Carolina: to instill self-respect, confidence, compassion, pride, and preparation to compete as a professional in an ever-changing world, in every single one of its female students. As the little girl falls in love with the spirit, sisterhood, and legacy of Bennett College, she discovers it is never too early to think about higher education or becoming the best woman she can be. In this endearing children’s story, a young girl learns all about Bennett College and its mission from her grandmother, a proud Bennett Belle.
Little Anthony’s dad is a man of few words. When Anthony asks him about his job, he answers that his work is counseling children in school, but his real job is to teach Anthony how to be a man. As Anthony grows older, this message stays with him. He often wonders just when will this training begin? Anthony is not aware until he is much older that his dad is teaching him everyday through his actions. As his father demonstrates daily how a man takes care of his family, Anthony learns how to do the same. My Dad’s Job shares a powerful message about the value of parenting with love, direction, purpose, modeling, and consistency as a boy learns how to become a man.