Helping kids to calm and center
These 6 books are a great resource to help children who struggle with anger and rebellion. The stories teach children about the importance of communicating their feelings in a kind and respectful way.
They provide children with ways to express their frustration without resorting to anger and aggression.
These stories also help to reduce feelings of shame and guilt, by emphasizing the importance of self-acceptance and empathy.
Each book starts with the Snuggle Breathing Meditation, four simple breaths to settle in, calm and connect at story time.
The loveable characters model the tools of self-regulation when some of these difficult feelings come up.
At the end of each story, you can explore activity pages designed to start conversations and deepen the core lesson at the end of the day.
The books and their core lessons are:
- The Little Brain People - Giving kids language and tools to help with yucky brain moments.
- The Girl with Waterfall Eyes- Helping children to see beauty in themselves and others.
- The Bee who Could not Choose her Flower - Supporting children to make clear choices and be happy.
How Diablo became Spirit - How to connect with animals and respect all beings
The Laughing Witch -Teaching children about sacred space and honoring nature
- The Sunburnt Polar Bear- Helping children understand climate change and feel empowered to make a difference.
Available as a 3 Book or 5 Book bundle.
THE LITTLE BRAIN PEOPLE
Giving kids language and tools to help with yucky brain moments
This imaginative book for ages 4 to 8 follows the adventures of our Little Brain People - Serotonin, Dopamine, Adrenaline, and Oxytocin as they face a big fright. This starts a panic, throwing them into a yucky brain moment with survival reactions of fight, flight, and freeze. See how they reset and return to a state of calm, by breathing, moving, and re-connecting with each other.
Wonderfully illustrated and part of the Conscious Stories collection, this one-of-a-kind story will help children understand how their brain functions to help and protect them. The book ends with a detailed activity page with real-life tips on how to better manage yucky brain moments. Perfect for parents seeking conscious parenting tools!
“A child's developing brain and body needs one thing most in the world…safety.
As both a clinician and a parent I am grateful for the safety and love this story offers us.”
Dr. Jerome D. Lubbe
Author, The Brain-Based Enneagram
“Our brains are pattern-seeking and survival-oriented, and these beautiful stories are a safe place for families to connect and thrive."
International Conscious Discipline® Certified Instructor
THE GIRL WITH WATERFALL EYES
Helping children to see beauty in themselves and others
A dreamlike, fantasy tale of a young girl who walks on the earth, spreading light and happiness through her eyes. When night comes she loses her balance and falls off the planet, tumbling through the universe, past black holes and galaxies, before returning safely home at dawn.
The book ends with an Eye-gazing exercise, teaching children how to create connection and intimacy by looking into each other's eyes.
“An unforgettable journey into the universe. A brilliant story with gorgeous illustrations, compelling language and imagery, that will awaken your soul!”
Tererai Trent, Ph.D.
Author of "The Girl Who Buried Her Dreams In A Can"
“A stunningly beautiful story that is sure to usher the reader deep into their own heart and soul, inviting them back home... again and again.”
Michelle Gale M.A
Author of "Mindful Parenting in a Messy World"
THE BEE WHO COULD NOT CHOOSE HER FLOWER
Supporting children to make clear choices and be happy
This beautifully crafted rhyming bedtime tale for kids ages 4 through 8 takes us on an adventure with Bee, a little hero who struggles with indecision.
Bee must learn to trust herself to make choices, which improve her life and her happiness. Imaginatively illustrated, this book is a sure-fire winner for parents seeking conscious parenting tools that help children recognize and manage the process of making the many daily choices with which they are constantly presented.
The book ends with Choosing Time, a set of questions to help young listeners and readers to recognize the choices they made each day, and to become more aware of and comfortable with that process.
"Wow, What a story! It's so sweet and great"
Brenda Carter Blessing, Lead Teacher at A Society of Souls.
HOW DIABLO BECAME SPIRIT
How to connect with animals and respect all beings
Based on a true story, this wonderful bedtime tale for kids ages 5 through 12 tells of the difficult journey of Spirit the black leopard, told from his own point of view. An animal communicator helps Spirit to change his life, which also changes the lives of those who care for him.
Spirit’s amazing story has been viewed over 7 million times on YouTube. Beautifully illustrated, this book is a sure-fire winner for parents seeking conscious parenting tools. This book will help children recognize and appreciate all life forms, including animals, as the sentient beings that they are.
How Diablo Became Spirit ends with Spirit’s Secret Steps for communicating with animals. This reflective activity page leads the reader through the process of opening up and connecting to their favorite animal.
"Brilliant! A must read for everyone adults and kids alike. I am a Humane Educator and my dog and I teach Animal Kindness. This will be a MAJOR help to us as we teach kids why and how to connect with animals! There are even kid friendly steps on how to tune into your heart and communicate with animals. WOW! The pictures are beautiful too! :) Just magnificent!!!
S. Spring. Humane Educator
THE LAUGHING WITCH
Teaching children about sacred space and honoring nature
This lovingly crafted bedtime story for ages 4 to 8 follows the adventures of The Laughing Witch as she prepares her pot with the fruits of the forest she loves. Learn how she lives hand-in-hand with all of nature and how she creates sacred space to honor those she loves and cares for. This book will help children to become aware of and appreciate, honor and bless their connection to the natural world around them.
The book ends with The Bedtime Bubble spell, a short exercise to help children to create a safe and loving atmosphere in which to fall asleep.
"A delightful reminder of the beauty of nature"
The Animal Communicator
"The energy of Andrew's storytelling Makes me go to that magical place in which anything is possible"
Susan Enderle -'totally rocking aunt!'
THE SUNBURNT POLAR BEAR
Helping children understand climate change and feel empowered to make a difference
Polar Bears are in trouble. The earth is getting too hot and Polar Bear moms are very worried about the warm weather. It is affecting their homes and their food supply and they are going to need our help. This climate change story gently introduces young readers to climate change and helps them feel like part of the solution.
It includes special educational pages outlining
- Climate change basics for young kids
- Top tips to help the polar bears thrive
- Step-by-step guide to writing a letter to politicians demanding change.
Even though you are a kid, you can stand out and make a difference. Change needs to happen now. - Gretha Thunberg
The truth is our planets alarm is now going off, and it's time to finally wake up and take action - Leonardo Di Caprio