Book Review: Tell me a Fairy Tale A Parent's Guide to Telling Mythical and Magical Stories

Bill Adler Jr. has done a superb job of providing any parent the skillful tools to allow you to go on a new journey each and every night with your child.

This book is chock full of 63 classic enchanting tales. Most of them you will recognize!

Tell me a Fairy Tale A Parent's Guide to Telling Mythical and Magical Stories is a captivating book to read to your child night after night. The stories can always change along with changing the names of the characters to bring them to life. You can always improvise and add in your child's name, family members or friend names in place of any of the characters.

Each enchanting tale includes a summary, a character list, the plot, and instructions on how to tell the story. 

Enter your name in our contest to win a copy of Tell Me A Fairy Tale and begin taking your children on their own enchanting mythical journeys.

Bill Adler, a writer, has two daughters. His books include Outwitting Squirrels (The Wall Street Journal: "A masterpiece;" Boing Boing: "One of the funniest books I've ever read,") Boys and Their Toys: Understanding Men by Understanding Their Relations With Gadgets, Baby-English: A Dictionary for Interpreting the Secret Language of Infants, and How to Negotiate Like a Child. Adler's website is www.adlerbooks.com, and he tweets at @billadler.

Enter our contest below to win a paperback copy or purchase your own copy now on Amazon.

a Rafflecopter giveaway


Book Review: Mom's Gone and I'm In Foster Care

Mom's Gone .... And I'm In Foster Care touches on a very disheartening subject in our country. There are a quarter of a million children every year that enter into foster care. Quite honestly before we read this book, we had no idea there were that many displaced children. It was a little bit hard for us to digest. We are grateful to Sylvia for bringing this to our attention. 


Interview With Author Caron Goode

In continuation with our author/publisher interviews we bring you Caron Goode.
Caron has published several successful books including, Raising Intuitive Children and Kids Who See Ghosts.
(This is an interview we did in 2011. We wanted to bring it to the forefront of our blog for all those who may have missed it way back when.) Excellent information for parents and for new writers.

1. Hello Caron, can you begin by telling us about yourself and the books you've written? 
I was completing my doctorate, a lifelong goal, in 1983. The achievement was so meritorious in my mind, that the let-down after the expectation was depressing. My future however was determined for me by three out-of-body experiences in one year, which opened psychic talents and thrust me into a future as a medical intuitive, spiritual therapist and healer. The next years were very inspiring and books that I wrote through that period came out in the early 90’s. Then the next set of published books started in 2000 and beyond. And I have always been writing since that year - seminars, e-books, poetry and journals. And I am still creating books for myself and have served as a ghostwriter for 54 projects in 8 years. Can you tell it is a passion?

2. Did you always want to become an author?  I did not grow up thinking that way. I grew up knowing I would be a teacher and help people. Yet i wrote poetry as a junior high student, was encouraged as a creative writer by a high school teacher, won several writing contests in high school, and then shut it down until awakened again in my 30s

3. How did your book Raising Intuitive Children come about?  Tara Paterson, my co-author, had several energy sensitive children, whom I call kids with high intuitive intelligence, far more than intuition. In our talking together, I asked her to share her stories of her children, their talents, how she raised them. Our desires to help alternative and more mainstream parents manifested in this book, subsequent courses and coaching for families. Intuitively, we both knew it was the right time. An agent picked it up and found us a publisher in one week. And the book went on to win the USA National Parenting Book Award. Quite a ride following intuition!

4. Did you self-publish or go the traditional publishing route? A traditional publisher published Raising Intuitive Children

How many books do you have published?
Tangible books with covers – around 15. E-books – probably ten more.

5. I really like how in your book Kids Who See Ghosts ~ How to guide them through fear, you talk about the electromagnetic spectrum. I found it very interesting that most humans see a very narrow band of the electromagnetic spectrum and rattlesnakes see the whole infrared spectrum. You have packed a lot of great information and stories into your book. I'm really enjoying reading your book. This is a topic I'm very interested in. What started you on the process of writing this particular book?   
When Raising Intuitive Children was published, the segment of the population of parents and teens who responded on that book’s blog were asking questions about ghosts, psychic gifts, managing a kids fears, what was real for a child, and what was not real. I spent a year answering every single question and decided a book on the topic would be a better fit than continuing the effort on the blog. A publisher agreed and Kids Who See Ghosts shot up in the amazon rankings in 2010.


Keeping An Eye On Your Kids Social Media Accounts

How much do you know about what your kids are doing online? Do you monitor their usage on their smart devices and on computers? Do you check usage or use filters to keep your kids from accessing information that might be inappropriate? Or do you just have honest conversations with under-age kids about smart online use?

Experts agree that you should be doing all those things and more. That’s because the internet, social media platforms, and smart devices are pervasive ways for kids to access things they shouldn’t be, or for teens to treat other teens in ways they shouldn’t be. They might be arguing online, which leads to fights in person. They might be losing friends or seeing content that is unseemly.

They’re doing that because almost all kids are getting online, each and every day. And nearly three-fourths of them have or have had access to smart phones.

Use this graphic to get to know your kids and the world of smart phones, online access, and social media even better.

We hope this clarifies some ways you can help your children stay safe online.
Click on graphic to enlarge. 

Source: Fix.com Blog


Summertime Homemade Playdough Recipe

Summertime Creativity!

Are the kids bored? They don't have to be.

Look around your kitchen, gather up the supplies you 
need and make some homemade playdough.

Store it in an airtight container for months of fun.
Pull out your rolling pin, cookies cutters and let the creativity begin.


Color Your Chakras Coloring Book

If you've been a reader of ours for awhile, you know we believe in our energy bodies and the importance of taking care of the health of our chakra systems. So when Hasmark Services asked us if we'd like to be part of Dr. Susan Shumsky's launch we said absolutely! We knew you'd want to hear all about her new chakra coloring book. What a great way to learn about your chakras!

Today we are excited to tell you about a different kind of coloring book. 

It's a glorious way to open your chakras and energy flow through color. In Color Your Chakras, Dr. Susan Shumsky, an award winning, best-selling author presents her gorgeous, original chakra illustrations along with explanations about the #chakra system so you can enjoy its immense power. 

Order #ColorYourChakras Right Now and Receive FREE BONUS GIFTS from Susan Shumsky, DD. PLUS, you’ll receive HUNDREDS OF DOLLARS worth of ADDITIONAL BONUS GIFTS from other famous authors! http://chakrascoloringbook.com

Stay tuned for more book launches, parenting interviews and conscious parenting articles. Subscribe to our newsletter and stay connected! 
Namaste, Carol and Stacy