A Strong Foundation of Trust
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A Circle of Trust teaches kids and parents about the importance of creating a safe place for open communication. Why was this an important topic for you?
This book has a dual purpose, to enlighten children on the importance of trust and open communication as well as to educate parents on the vital need to create a safe space for children to open up from a young age. This book is also excellent for strengthening bonds between parents and children as they read it together and implement the lessons learned in the story. I feel it’s so important to build trust and create a safe space, to be able to speak openly with our children. We want children to feel safe and come to us whenever something is bothering them. By starting this practice at an early age, it will come more easily for children to talk without fear, or shame, or worrying about being judged. Building a strong foundation of trust with unconditional love and giving them the ability to speak openly, will play an important role in shaping their core values, which are instrumental for any future relationships whether personal or professional.
What has been your favorite reader reaction so far to your Honeycake series?
Every single reader has told me they wished they had these books when they were growing up, or while they were raising their young children. I feel so honored by the outpour of gratitude by my readers for creating a children’s book series with characters that reflect their household of mixed ethnicities and giving the term “Honeycake” as a way to represent who they are.My favourite reaction is from a reader named Gaby Murillo who lives in Santiago, Chile. “Hi!!! I JUST READ YOUR BOOKS AND LET ME TELL YOU, YOUR BOOKS ARE PURE GOLD! THEY ARE SUNSHINE AND HONEY AND WARMTH AND ALL THE GOOD THINGS IN LIFE IN A FEW PAGES. THEY MADE ME FEEL SO COZY INSIDE! AND TOOK ME BACK TO THE BEST MOMENTS OF MY CHILDHOOD FOR SOME REASON! MY ADVICE: The whole world MUST read your books! This is the kind of books that could help make this world better. I don’t even have kids but I swear I will read them in my class at the church, they are about 4 – 8 years old and I’m sure they will love it as much as I do right now. THANK YOU FOR MAKING THIS WORLD BRIGHTER!”
In this book you introduce the idea of A Circle of Trust with no beginning and no end. Why do you feel this is an important idea for kids?
The circle is a symbol that is recognized around the world, in marriage the exchanging of wedding rings signifies everlasting love. Teaching children the meaning of the circle symbol will help you communicate that your love is unconditional and it will never be broken. You’re also making your child feel safe and secure, and building a strong relationship between you and them. This gives children confidence and security which will lead them to open up freely when something is bothering them. Children’s relationships shape the way they see the world and affect all areas of their development. By building a loving, open, and honest relationship with your child, you’re helping shape the adult they’ll become and give them a strong foundation for the rest of their lives.“With “A Circle Of Trust” there is no beginning and no end, which signifies that your love for one another is endless and will last forever.”
This is getting to be one of my favorite children’s series. What is the next book in the series and when can readers expect it out?
Thank you so much, what a beautiful compliment. I’m truly grateful for your continuous support in the Honeycake book series. Coming December of 2020, Book 5 – “Honeycake: Counting All My Blessings”. This book teaches children the importance of gratitude and how to focus on what matters most in life.Teaching and showing gratitude is also a great way to find balance in the materialistic culture we live in today. Nala’s Uncle JD and Auntie Reilly are celebrating the birth of their newborn son. But when baby Milo receives so many new presents and all the attention, Nala becomes very angry and green with envy. With the help of her grandfather, Nala learns the importance of gratitude and that being thankful for all the wonderful things she has in her life, equips her with a powerful tool to make those icky feelings of jealousy from the “Green-Eyed Monster” disappear.
In the fourth installment of the delightful Honeycake series, Nala goes into her papa’s office without permission and breaks his favourite mug. Nala panics and hides in her bedroom.
With the help of her parents, Nala learns a valuable lesson of trust and how to have an open and honest communication in a safe space.
Nala also learns that trust takes a long to build and can easily be destroyed in a split second!
With A Circle of Trust there is no beginning and no end, which signifies that your love for one another is endless and will last forever.
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Posted on June 6, 2020, in Interviews and tagged author interview, childrens book, education, family, fantasy, kids book, Medea Kalantar, parent, picture book, teacher. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.
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