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Posts tagged “book review

“How To Raise A Wild Child” book review

Posted on April 21, 2016

Growing up in NYC I didn’t have many opportunities to be out in nature except for going to the park nearby our home or visiting Central Park on a weekend, however ever since I could remember I have always felt drawn to nature. I still remember when the street I grew up in was all concrete and there wasn’t a tree in sight. As a young girl I didn’t know anything was missing, but then one day some people from an organization (perhaps a beautification organization) came and planted trees up and down my block. I was so excited because suddenly my block looked so pretty. That was over 25 years ago. Today those trees have grown big, strong and beautiful. Whenever I return…

Book Review: Your Child’s Strengths

Posted on January 25, 2012

If you are a teacher, a parent or work in some capacity with children and teenagers then Your Child’s Strengths by Jenifer Fox is an excellent book to put on your “books to read” list. For more than 25 years Ms. Fox, an educator has been interested in not only discovering a child’s individual strengths, but on what makes a child feel most alive. In her book not only is it important for students to do well academically, but also just as imperative is the need for children to feel a sense of fulfillment in their lives. What I like about this book is that it isn’t your typical educational book focusing on children that are struggling in school (those book are just as…

Book Review: “This Life Is In Your Hands”

Posted on December 15, 2011

Interested in how it was like growing up in Maine during the 70’s? Are you traveling over the holidays and need something to read on the plane? Perhaps you are into the whole organic food movement.  If any of the three things I just mentioned caught your attention then you should read This Life Is In Your Hands by Melissa Coleman.  When I came across this book I had no idea what it was about, but after reading the first few pages, I knew I had to buy it and take this book home with me.  It didn’t disappoint. A beautifully written memoir, Melissa Coleman writes about growing up in rural Maine in the 70’s on what was to become a famous organic farm.…