I am very excited about my second book,
I Am Twee', from my "Between You and Me Series," It launched in October, 2013. The reviews are all 5 stars for both books and they are doing very well.
In her second book, my adorable little character, Twee', is growing but not necessarily wiser. She discovers that the apple trees have special features that they offer as 'gifts' to people. Twee' lacks these features, which makes her feel sad, mad and envious. In desperation she cries and wishes she were an apple tree. She even says, "I have no friends."
Does this sound like any child you may know? Or perhaps, you know an adult who isn't content to be who they are, or with what they have. Maybe they think they have to be 'just like others' to have any friends?
Envy, jealousy and discontent are emotions common to us all. However, rather than look at our differences as deficiencies, we can begin to see them as assets. Every individual is special and unique, with no two identical. Let's learn to treasure what is different about each of us, and especially our children. It is within our differences that we find individual, unique gifts, like Twee' does. Those become the gifts that we can share with each other and our society.
Twee' says it this way:
"I Am Twee',
I don't need to be an apple tree.
I am special too you see.
Now you can be you and I can be me." (from I Am Twee', by Susie E. Caron, c. 2013)
Remember to read aloud with your kids. The benefits can last a lifetime.
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Susie E. Caron
These are from my former life with many current memories and helps for parents.
I retired from teaching, became a psychotherapist treating children and families and an author. After retiring I became a full time artist.
I recently reopened this parenting blog because I believe wisdom is to be shared.
Author of Chidren's Books,
Christian, Wife, & Mother, I want to help you build parent-child relationships, 1 blog, & books at a time.
When I'm not busy creating articles or paintings, you might find me looking for dark chocolate or playing with my Boxer, Josie.
These articles are for educational and self-help purposes only and are not intended as psychotherapy.
If you experience unusual symptoms or discomfort please see your medical or mental health practitioner.
No patent liability is assumed for use of the information contained. The author disclaims any responsibility for loss or risk for use or application of this material.
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July 13 at 7:17pm ·
Just wanted to say that I love your posts about the different ways to connect/relate/understand your child. It has given me a new approach towards understanding my daughter and allowing HER to tell me how she feels instead of me suggesting to her how she should feel. Thanks Susie!