San Francisco Book Review on “The Joy Thief” by Sean McCallum

The Joy Thief is an inspirational tale about overcoming one’s fears. The author, a firefighter and crisis intervention specialist, tells a story about a girl who becomes traumatized by a seemingly ordinary experience. The terrifying day began with a spider jumping on the little girl’s face. When the girl reacted (by screaming), her mother arrived in a huff, insisting that she keep down the noise. When she left, the door slammed behind her, causing the girl to feel an overwhelming amount of fear. This social-emotional rhyming story proves children can experience events that alter their way of thinking.

The girl’s “joy thief” (which is visually represented as a spider) follows her wherever she goes, reminding her of the fear she felt that day and preventing her from experiencing heightened feelings of happiness. She is finally able to talk with her mother and opens up about how she’s felt controlled by her fear lately. Adults may not realize that a certain event can contribute to a heightened state of panic that can continue to grow, making it difficult to participate in daily activities. The author encourages open communication by providing a guide for adults to stay present and open with children.

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Author Sean McCallum
Star Count 5/5
Format Trade
Page Count 32 pages
Publisher Loving Healing Press
Publish Date 01-Apr-2022
ISBN 9781615996667
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Issue June 2022
Category Children’s
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Pilates for Parenting

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UPC: 978-1-61599-487-8
Brand: Loving Healing Press
Binding: Paperback
Edition: 1st
Author: Holli Kenley
Pages: 86

Pilates For Parenting: Stretch Yourself & Strengthen Your Family is a personalized workout regime for parents, guardians, those contemplating parenthood and all who are open to assessing their parenting attitudes and adjusting their approaches as they strive to build stronger parent-child relationships. When it comes to implementing healthy roles and tackling heavy responsibilities of being a parent, Pilates For Parenting targets five strategic areas. The goals of the Warm Up, 3 Workouts and Cool Down include:

  • Increasing awareness regarding the importance of parenting
  • Strengthening the skill of being present for your children
  • Fortifying the skill of doing what is best for your children
  • Honing the skill of meeting your children's needs
  • Increasing accountability as you become purposeful in your parenting

"This is not your normal 'how to' parenting book. Pilates For Parenting helps us, as caregivers, get to the heart of parenting, take time to evaluate what to do and become more in tune with our children. I will be using the parenting workouts myself and with my clients."
--Jill Osborne, EDS, LPC, CPCS, RTS, Author, Same Feels Better Now!


"In the digital age in which we live, we are often too distracted by our smartphones, social media sites and television screens. Pilates For Parenting just might be the best method for reconnecting with your children and developing stronger relationships."
--Thomas Kersting, MA, LPC, Author, Disconnected: How To Reconnect Our Digitally Distracted Kids


"The text, workouts, activities and guiding exercises in Pilates For Parenting will equip readers with their own personalized, practical, effective game-plan as they navigate the ups and downs of becoming nurturing, protective and wise parents."
Judy Herzanek, Changing Lives Foundation, Co-author, Why Don’t They Just Quit? Hope for families struggling with addiction


Learn more at www.HolliKenley.com

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