Enter to win a copy of Growing Up Mindful: Essential Practices to Help Children, Teens, and Families Find Balance, Calm, and Resilience, by Christopher Willard, PsyD.
Giveaway begins June 23, 2016, at 12:01 A.M. PST and ends July 23, 2016, at 11:59 P.M. PST.
This book will appeal to middle grade readers who like spunky protagonists, are dealing with difficult family situations, and who like learning about earlier eras in America, (in this case the depression in the 1930s).
Esther Ehrlich’s debut novel, Nest, is an arresting story of an eleven-year-old girl named Chirp Orenstein, whose life becomes acutely sharp and complicated as her mother’s illness overtakes the family
Crystal Godfrey LaPoint is an accomplished composer and artist. For over three decades she has suffered from the dark legacy of depression. A survivor of domestic violence and sexual assault, Crystal is now a tireless advocate for survivors of relationship violence and for destigmatizing mental illness. She currently resides in Fitchburg, Massachusetts with her husband.
TCBR: I’m of the understanding that you are an accomplished composer and artist. Can you share a little on your background and how you became a children’s book writer?
Author Translates Personal Struggles into a Tender Tale of Mutual Understanding
BOSTON – A parent is supposed to comfort their child when they are sad, wipe away their tears and tell them that everything is going to be alright. But what happens when the parent is the one who is crying?
When My Mommy Cries by Crystal Godfrey LaPoint is a unique children’s book to help parents talk with children about sadness. The semi-autobiographical tale is told through the eyes of a little girl trying to understand her mother’s chronic depression. Through mutual understanding and respect, the mother and daughter are able to confront the sadness and focus on the love that prevails.