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Raising A Child's Awareness: A Guide to Happier, Empowered Children Paperback – September 10, 2014
"Enlightenment Now: The Case for Reason, Science, Humanism, and Progress"
Is the world really falling apart? Is the ideal of progress obsolete? Cognitive scientist and public intellectual Steven Pinker urges us to step back from the gory headlines and prophecies of doom, and instead, follow the data: In seventy-five jaw-dropping graphs, Pinker shows that life, health, prosperity, safety, peace, knowledge, and happiness are on the rise. Learn more
About the Author
A certified Law of Attraction life coach and a mother, Gretchen M. Fox’s many years of experience in the corporate world include working with both information technology and business to create processes and procedures to guide project managers. These talents have set the tone for her passion today. Fusing her experience with her knowledge of the law of attraction, Gretchen has found a way to help children and adults consciously choose to be happier and empowered.
Gina McCormick has a master’s degree in education and over twenty-five years teaching experience. An educator and a mother, she has worked as a classroom educator and gifted intervention specialist with children from kindergarten through junior high school. Her experience spans a variety of economic backgrounds and special needs. Gina's creative nature and passion has brought out the best in the children she teaches.
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PS I ordered a copy for both of my daughters.
At the beginning of each school year, the children tend to be on their best behavior, but after a few weeks the issues and challenges in their lives start to "rear their ugly heads". I have found it to be helpful each day to take "the pulse of the class" in order to determine how the children are feeling on a scale of 1 (feeling bad) to 10 (feeling great).
It has been well worth the 5 to 10 minutes that have been spent each day to do one of the simple `games' with the children. It puts a smile on their faces and it gets them into a more positive mindset for learning. I love the fact that after a while, the children were reminding ME that it was time to play the `games' and were checking with me to see how I was feeling on a scale from 1 to 10. The students even mentioned how they were using some of the techniques at home. Not only did the children have fun, but it was fun for me as well!
In my heart, I believe using the guide, Raising A Child's Awareness, has impacted instruction and provided for a more peaceful, less stressful day. The techniques may have even affected the Ohio Achievement Assessment (OAA) tests since the scores were much better than projected.
Using this guide gives both children and adults the tools to help them be more aware, and take responsibility for their own thoughts and feelings. It can empower everyone to make better, conscious choices that will help shift lives toward a more positive direction.
I feel hopeful that two brave women had the courage to step out of the normal way we treat our children, especially in the school system, and see the possibility of who they can be. I think many charter and alternative schools have been waiting for a simple guide like this. I know that when I joined a group of inspired mothers to start a magnet school program in Talent, Oregon (the Outdoor Discovery Program), we were looking for this type of guiding material to use as a basis for our respectful, integrated, outdoor, project-based education.
Our small school became a huge success. I know it was due in part to a curriculum infused with positive discipline, anti-bullying classes, talking circles for the children to express their feelings and community-classroom time to create connection. If this book had been published at that time it would have been a cornerstone in our curriculum.
The positive focus achieved using Chapter 5's "Only 68 Seconds" and empowering feelings generated with Chapter 10's "I Am A Creator Box" are a couple of my favorites from the guide. The power in these simple actions will help raise the energy of any classroom or school. The dedication says it all. What more could you want for your child than to have a loving way to guide them, protect them and set them free.
Thank you so much for this inspiring guide. I will be waiting for more from these authors.
Mrs. Lauren Briggs
One of many founding parents of the ODP school in Talent, OR.
Whole foods chef and SRT practitioner.
As a mother of 5 children, I have used some of these processes to help my own children deal with disappointment and upset. I am so grateful to have different ways to approach parenting that reduces frustration levels for all of us.
Do yourself a favour and read this guide. For educators it's a must and for parents, a delight.