I’ve been typing away for a few hours and thought that before I get into it too deeply I should test the market! This is the overview/introduction/theme of the book (first draft). Please read it and feel free to be as honest as you can about it. Is there a need for the book? Has someone already done it? Who would read/benefit from it? I have my thoughts but would be very interested in yours so please spend the time to message me with them.
So… here it is!
In an age where we seem to be developing and improving faster than ever before, could it be time to stop a while and make sure we are not missing something simple? The human race have become masters of solving problems with the use of industry and technology with ever easier ways to communicate, shop, clean, travel, spend and earn money. As well as enjoying many of the positive outcomes of these developments I am left with a deep feeling of concern. A concern that we are developing so quickly that we are starting to lose sight of some of the most simplistic and effortless aspects of being a human.
I remember Whitney Huston singing, “I believe the children are the future” (be glad that you are not here listening to me trying to sing it). It’s true; and it is all our responsibility as adults to nurture and support them so that they are able to live in a ‘better’ world that we do. This is the way of evolution.
This book aims to take a closer look at what children really need and want and our role as adults in supporting these needs and wants. Parent, social worker, teacher, community worker, foster parent, religious leader; regardless of how you support children, there are some simple approaches and strategies that if used consistently will allow you to build meaningful and significant relationships with the children in your care. It is this relationship that is at the very heart of a positive future for our children and young people.