16: Bring Out Moments Of Joy With A Book!

Kids these days face a myriad of problems that rob them of their happiness. We see students on the spectrum with anger issues or suicide ideation. How do you exactly get in their head, see the world in their perspective, and bring them joy?


In this episode, I am chatting with a very special guest whose books I love, Julia Cook. Julia is a nationally recognized, award-winning children’s book author and parenting expert. Her books have been referenced in countless journals in the likes of Parent’s Magazine, The New Yorker, Green Child Magazine, and The Huffington Post. 


Julia has created impact through her powerful books that touch on issues in a way that kids resonate with, regardless of age. Let’s talk about the power of stories and how they are the best tools for you to help your students discover the joy in learning.




In this episode you’ll discover: 


  • How a gap in resources lead Julia to write her first book
  • Why Julia wants more books in parents’ hands
  • How Julia’s books create an impact on students
  • Why education should be a people-building business first
  • Creating moments of joy in kids’ learning journey
  • The proper perspective when creating books for kids



Joke of the Week


What did the mama tomato say to the baby tomato?

Answer:  Catch up!


Resources Mentioned: 


My Fantabulous Brain: Learning Helps Me Grow!

The Judgmental Flower (Building Relationships)

A Flicker of Hope

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