Connecting With Kids In A Disconnected World

Connecting With Kids In A Disconnected World

by Trevor Romain

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For the last thirty years, award-winning children’s book author Trevor Romain has been working with children from all walks of life. In the last decade alone, he has presented to over a million children across the globe. Connecting With Kids In A Disconnected World is the culmination of Trevor’s life-long work and his mission to help kids become happier, healthier, and more confident.

The book is filled with practical, proven strategies, effective tools, and inspiring stories designed to help adults shape and improve connections with kids. 

Based on his personal experience while working with terminally ill children, former child soldiers, children in orphanages, military children, foster children, and at-risk children, Trevor shares ideas, case histories, and successful techniques to help adults connect with kids, even under the
most stressful and trying conditions.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780578491929
Publisher: The Trevor Romain Company
Publication date: 04/03/2019
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 136
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

TREVOR ROMAIN is a best-selling and award-winning author, illustrator, and motivational speaker who was born in Johannesburg, South Africa and now lives in Austin, Texas. He was the host of a popular television series that has been featured on a number of PBS stations across the United States. Trevor has written over fifty books which have sold more than a million copies worldwide and been published in 22 different languages. For more than 30 years, he has traveled to schools, hospitals, military bases, refugee camps, and orphanages all over the world, delivering stand-up comedy with inspirational self-help messages to over a million children. He was the president of the American Childhood Cancer Organization and is well known for his work with the Make-A-Wish Foundation, the UN, UNICEF, and the USO. Trevor is the co-founder of the Comfort Crew for Military Kids, co-founder of the Trevor Romain Company, and co-owner of Comical Sense.

Table of Contents

  • Introduction 1
  • How Children with Cancer Taught Me How to Connect with Kids 3
  • How My Father Connected with Me 9
  • Too Much Screen Time Can Cause Depression and Loss of Emotional Connection 11
  • Connecting Dos and Don’ts 13
  • We Often Tell Kids What We Think They Need to Hear ... 15
  • Instead of Listening to What They Are Asking For 17
  • Discounting a Child’s Feelings Is the Quickest Way to Disconnect from Them 19
  • Using Art to Communicate 21
  • How a Drawing Helped Me Connect with a Terminally Ill Child 23
  • Learn How to Listen to Kids 29
  • How a Positive Connection with One Teacher Changed My School Experience 31
  • One Very Simple Way to Connect with Kids 33
  • Disconnection Through Fear of Intimacy 35
  • Did You Know That Sharing Stories with Kids Can Actually Improve Their Self-Esteem and Help Them Deal with Stress? 41
  • How an Old Man, a Crashed Bicycle, Disrespectful Teens, and a Simple Story Have Kept Me Connected to Thousands of Kids 43
  • The Benefits of Sharing Personal Stories with Kids 53
  • Using Objects to Connect with Kids 55
  • Discomfort Does Not Have to Lead to Disconnection 59
  • How Books Can Connect Families 63
  • Make a Powerful Connection by Simply Tapping into Things That a Child Is Passionate About 67
  • For a Better Connection with Kids, Turn Negative Talk into Positive 75
  • Connecting Without Words 77
  • Children Are Dependent on Adults for Survival and Sometimes Go to Extremes to Get the Love, Nurturing, and Connection They Need 81
  • How to Respond so Children Will Hear 85
  • Connecting with Written Words 87
  • Sometimes, Connections Are Made Without You Even Realizing It 89
  • Laughter Is a Great Ice Breaker and a Good Connector 95
  • A Simple Way to Connect 101
  • How Total Miscommunication with My Father Taught Us Both How to Communicate 103
  • The Best Gift You Can Give a Child Is Being Present 111
  • How a Silly Phrase Connected Me to My Mother During One of the Toughest Times in My Life 115
  • A Connection with a Child That Helped Formulate the Meaning of My Life 121
  • Connecting Through Visualization 125
  • Never Underestimate the Power of Your Words 129

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