You may have noticed I am using "Charlie" a lot on my website. He has become my mascot. He is also the main character of my first social skill book. My first book is something I think most everyone can use. Who of us has never had any negative thoughts? I know I am guilty. I love the principles of 'cognitive therapy." I don't like to admit I'm old but okay when I first went to undergraduate school this theory wasn't even taught. Luckily I waited many years to get my Master's and I'm glad because this is my favorite theory. Basically it's learning to change our thoughts. Most of us have negative thoughts that aren't really true and these thoughts actually create negative chemicals in our brain causing depression etc. When we learn how to think more realistically and actually even 'argue' with these negative thoughts we feel much better. That's what I'm hoping to accomplish with my first book. I want to teach this powerful concept to kids at an early age. I have taught adults and children alike this concepts and young kids pick it up much easier than adults. If we as parents, and caregivers can encourage kids to learn this concept we are combatting a major epidemic in our society-negative thinking-especially about ourselves.
I like Charlie. My son actually helped create him. More books are to come with other kids as the main characters learning to combat social skill problems--but I think Charlie's issues are the most universal and too many of us have never learned how to overcome negative thinking. So even though this is written for children...I hope adults will take the time to learn positive thinking also.
On June 18th and 19th people can download the Kindle version of "There's a Big Ant on Me! Get if Off!" for free . The link is http://www.amazon.com/Theres-Big-Friendship-Craze-ebook/dp/B00D914VJI/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1370999239&sr=1-1&keywords=there%27s+a+big+ant+on+me+get+it+off
I am a mother of 3. I have a passion for helping kids feel comfortable in their 'own skin'.