Children’s Book Teaches Communication Skills and Respect For Others!

Watch The Video Valuable Communiction Skills My “Family Fairy Tale” which is entitled Princess Shayna’s Invisible Visible Gift was written for children, teachers, and parents and to teach communication skills and respect for others What Do Children Learn? Children discover the valuable lessons to respect people’s differences and similiarities, and achieve cooperation and understanding to…

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“Kindness Is A Lifestyle”

A Helpful Quote This morning, I received a “Daily Does” email from Joe Fermano. The message read; “Kindness is not an act.  It’s a lifestyle.” The quote  is from Anthony Douglass. Princess Shayna’s Invisible Visible Gift This quote immediately made me think of my children’s book Princess Shayna’s Invisible Visible Gift. My family fairy tale is…

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Discover how you can create more kindness, empathy, and understanding of others in your community!

I keep reading and hearing about people wanting to create more kindness, empathy, and understanding of others in their communities. Each time I am reminded of why I wrote Princess Shayna’s Invisible Visible Gift in 1997. I wrote my “Community Parable”  because children rarely are offered opportunities to identify their own personality traits and talents.…

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Fairy Tales Can Teach You How to Get Along with Other People!

For centuries, all over the world, children have grown up listening to or reading fairy tales. These magical, engaging, and imaginary tales teach children and adults meaningful, relevant, and significant life lessons, which help them develop their self-image and how relate to other people, be honest, kind, strong, smart, and understanding of individuals who are…

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A Happy 22nd Birthday for My Children’s Brain Color Fairy Tale!

Last Saturday, on February 2nd, my children Brain Color Fairy Tale celebrated her 22nd birthday. The first edition of Princess Shayna’s Invisible Visible Gift  was published in 1997 and the 2nd edition was published in 2011. Princes Shayna is the fairy tale version of What Color Is Your Brain?. 10% of the royalties from Shayna’s Invisible…

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Students Love Learning and Sharing their Personality Discoveries!

Last Friday, I enjoyed a color-filled Princess Shayna Author Visit with a group of 3rd graders, who read my Brain Color fairy tale this past semester for their enrichment program. My friend Laura Newcomer, who is an  Instructional Coach, and her colleague Kim Miller, who is the Information Literacy & Enrichment Teacher, arranged a grand…

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Is there a little “Evil” in you?

There can be a little “evil” in all of us when our Brain Colors become “shadowed” and we feel as if we are living a Forest of Fear. The character to the left is Meevillain, the Princess of the Forest of Fear in my family fairy tale, Princess Shayna’s Invisible Visible Gift, which is the children’s…

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5th Grade Enrichment Student’s Discover their “Praiseworthy Gifts” during my 3rd Author School Visit

Last Friday, January 24th, I enjoyed my 3rd Author School Visit to the Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Elementary School in Buffalo Grove, Illinois. I was looking forward to working Laura Newcomer’s 5th grade Skills Block (Enrichment) class because they have read the first third of my children’s Princess Shayna’s Invisible Visible Gift for their novel/book study…

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