The Truth is that The Truth (I’m a girl, I’m smart and I know everything), my new book, contains within it the same truths that make up The Enchanted Self. At first you might not believe that, as my first book The Enchanted Self, A Positive Therapy was for women and clinicians. This book is for girls, tweens, teens and moms and women in general. Yet the premise of both books is the same. We must hold on to the best of ourselves as we go through life’s transitions. We must find ways through recognizing what gives us pleasure and what is meaningful to us to hold on to our talents, strengths and potential. A girl of 11 is stuggling to hold on to the best of herself as she moves into her teens. A woman of 50 is still figuring out hold to hold on to the best of herself as she moves into being a young senior. The challenges are life long.
Of course, recently, I’ve been talking so much about my new book and girls and moms. They say a picture is worth a thousand words, so I thought all of you would enjoy seeing me in action with my book. Here I am with the girls from the Mother-Daughter Book Club in Manasquan, New Jersey.
One of the girls, April, had read my Pokies book The Truth (I’m a girl, I’m smart and I know everything) this summer and recommended the book. As you can see by our smiling faces, it was a wonderful night. I was so happy that all the mothers and daughters had read the book and were ready to discuss school, social, family and communication issues brought up in the book.
See the paper heart necklaces I am wearing? Each of them has on it a question that April had prepared so we would have plenty to talk about. Here is a sample of several of the questions: “What are five things you promise to do when you grow up? How would you react if your mom told you you’re too young for a bra but you wanted one? Do you think teachers have an affect on kids emotions? explain…”
The more I work with The Truth I realize how different from other books it is as an educational and motivational tool. The kids fall in love with the girl who keeps such a truthful diary. They read it as fiction. But it opens up so many doors for education, communication and helping girls develop to their true potential. That night the mothers, girls and I could have talked for hours and hours. And that makes sense as the topic is universal.