The Light Giver
Stories & Lessons to Help Raise Emotionally Healthy Children
By Teacher &
Peggy D Sideratos
The Light Giver Stories Collection is just the tool you need to achieve these goals.
Today's children and teens are hurting and broken. As adults we feel compelled to try and fix the problem but are unsure how to prepare children to handle the challenges.
In over fourteen years of experience as a teacher, I realized how beneficial it was to expose children to lessons on self-esteem and good character and to teach them coping strategies to handle disappointment, anxiety and fear. Social Emotional Learning (SEL) helps to build their confidence, foster empathy, and improve their communication and decision- making skills. Personal and peer relationships are healthier, their academic performance is improved, and most importantly, there is an undeniable and noticeable inner contentment that develops. One of the most effective ways to teach children social emotional skills is through storytelling and shared experiences, but I often found it difficult to find written materials to support my efforts.
This led me to create The Light Giver Series. The Light Giver and Other Stories to Raise Emotionally Healthy Children, is a collection of twenty-two children's stories that address a variety of social/ emotional topics. The Light Giver Stories Workbook is a series of follow up lessons and fun activities that cover the topics in more depth. This series was created to be an easy tool for parents and teachers to use at home or in the classroom.
The Light Giver Stories address issues such as: facing discouragement, fear, disappointment, envy and presents helpful coping strategies. Others teach the tenets of good character as children learn about: patience, kindness, compassion, and the personal fulfillment that comes through helping others. Also covered is the importance of striving to become your personal best without expecting perfection or competing with others.