Thursday, September 25, 2014

From Head to Tummy: The Simple Truth about Food, Media Messages, Self-worth and True Beauty

Are you and your daughter ready to meet Ashley?
My next book will be out in two weeks!!!!!!
Give your daughter the peace and freedom that come from knowing the truth about food,
self-assurance, and real beauty.
It’s never too early to help your child build a healthy body image.
According to the National Eating Disorders Association
·         42% of 1st3rd grade girls want to be thinner
·         81% of 10-year-olds are afraid of being fat

Your daughter will journey with the adorable Ashley as she’s faced with life’s unavoidable moments that create confusion about food and her body. But soon she will discover the truth and find happiness in learning how to listen to her tummy’s signals, use tools to deal with social pressures, and focus on her true beauty.

From Head to Tummy provides vital tips and assignments for mothers to help build a strong foundation of worth for themselves and their daughters,  as well as help them create a healthy relationship with food in their families.

Why I wrote From Head to Tummy:

    While speaking professionally, I found mother after mother confiding in me with their concerns, not only for their teens, which my book A Future for Tomorrow helps, but for their younger, elementary-aged daughters. As society’s confused messages about dieting and beauty increase, I agree there is a great need to address these issues for a younger audience.  My hope is that this book will be a tool for parents in helping them build a stronger foundation of truth for their young girls, giving them a shield of defense when faced with potentially damaging life situations.
   The last push came when one of my best friends came to me for help when her sweet second grade daughter was being called fat and continuously being faced with weight focused bullying. That's right SECOND GRADE! This precious seven year old was being told she couldn't be friends with a girl because she "had too much fat on her body" and then she was forced to run around the perimeter of the school's playground to "burn the fat off."  (This will have to be for another post but where do you think this girl learned this negative behavior toward weight? Maybe her mother?)   My friend's daughter's situation inspired one of my character's dilemmas in my book.  Which later  in the book Ashley (and the reader) learn tools of empowerment to deal with this situation. And FYI my friend's beautiful daughter is doing much better and her parents have given her great inner strength to help combat this ugly issue which thankfully has occurred less.
I wrote the book but sat on the manuscript for a while then when the timing was right I was blessed to join with the very talented artist Lori Nawyn for my illustrator and Ashley came to life!   
Now, I'm thrilled to have my book published!!!  It will be ready for you to get your hands on in two weeks! You will be able to get it first for a special price on my website and you can pre-order it now!!!!!  or you can get it after Oct 9th on (here's the link)

It's perfect for elementary ages, tweens and even teens!!!
Sneak Peak:
(all artwork on this post is copyright by Lori Nawyn)

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