Additional information - Standard Hardcover

Publisher: Spiral Up Media
Language: English
Print length: 120 pages
Publication Date: September 2023
Dimensions: 21.1 x 1.1 x 26.2 cm
ISBN-10: 0-6457747-5-7
ISBN-13: 978-0-6457747-5-7

Includes matte varnish on hardcover.

Spiral Up to Empower Resilient Kids

An illustrated, mindful parenting toolkit to build your children’s awareness, confidence and joy

by Kim Ellisten

Standard Hardcover - $34.99 AUD

Spiral Up to Empower Resilient Kids is a refreshing collection of mindful parenting ideas and learnt gems of wisdom to help your family thrive through the early years and beyond.

As a graphic designer, and parent of two young girls, Kim Ellisten found when it came to explaining life concepts to her kids, drawing a picture really helped. Her metaphorical drawings and ideas became popular amongst other parents, so she decided to put them together in a book as tools to help people start meaningful conversations with kids on life’s challenges.

This unique, “from one parent to another” parenting book offers busy parents and caregivers accessible, practical insights on how to talk to kids about issues affecting them through simple, relatable illustrations with guided talking points.

Ideal for children aged 4 to 12 (but helpful for all ages!), this beautiful book offers easy-to-understand, illustrated topics to discuss, including:

  • The benefits of positive self-talk
  • Releasing built-up emotions and feelings
  • Tackling fears and anxieties
  • Detached ways of dealing with conflict
  • Discipline and learning self-responsibility
  • Appreciating differences and individuality
  • Letting your true self shine
  • Ways to create a calmer, more balanced life

...and many more!

Ideas on growing gratitude within your family, encouraging sensitivity, fostering kindness and compassion, opening up about problems, confidently being yourself in the world, and dealing with adversity, as well as creating family rituals and connections, are also offered through engaging and insightful reflections from the author’s life.

Praise for Spiral Up to Empower Resilient Kids

“This book has the foundations of the most important social and emotional learning strategies we can teach our children to navigate their world. The use of beautiful, relatable metaphors and visuals help both parents and children to grasp the most essential skills they need to grow up as their unique and strong selves. This essential reading is a godsend for parents – one of the most practical books I have read, both gentle but also powerful in its illustrated concepts. I felt hopeful reading this book...”

Georgina Manning – Director of Wellbeing for Kids, Peaceful Kids/Parents Programs

“This book is a beautiful opportunity for parents and children to connect and lean into some wonderful ways to navigate the challenges of life.”

Lael Stone – Speaker, educator and co-author “Raising Resilient and Compassionate Children”

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