Heart To Heart, by Elyse April & Jeff Goelitz, illustrations by Laura Stagno
This is a book about conscious and conscientious childraising. Heart to Heart shares inspirational and yet practical information to help parents and caregivers of young children to lessen their stress and establish healthier communication in their relationships with the children they are responsible to, and love. Uniquely, designed as a children’s book, it encourages adults and children to consider together how they can deepen their bonds of love through care, active listening and genuine attention. Picture books as a medium for parenting education are particularly useful, as they are fast and easy to read, and generally light-hearted, a fact most appreciated by busy and over stressed parents.
Co-authored with Jeff Goelitz of the international Heart Math Institute, this book addresses issues that are integral to a child’s sense of acceptance and security. In an age when bullying in the playground and at school assail our kids, and terrifying news reports bombard their lives, the need has never been greater for parents to commit themselves to giving the highest quality of care and attention to their children as is possible. Children need the sanctuary, the safety, that conscious parenting invites.