Elementary Thoughts: notes written to me from the hearts of children

Elementary Thoughts: notes written to me from the hearts of children

by Mindi Lampert MS LMHC

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As I collected, assembled, and compiled this book, even after more than fifteen years of accumulating and reading these notes, there has not been a time when I wasn't filled with an array of emotions. It's the difficult and many times gut-wrenching feelings expressed that are the hardest to digest. The honesty of the children's notes can be most overwhelming to read, especially as parents. There are many books on parenting. This is a different kind of parenting book. I wanted to bring you the voice of the children. This book has, in its most simplistic way, hopefully taught you what children want most from their parents. They want to feel safe, loved, wanted, accepted as they are, and mostly they want your complete and undivided attention, at least some of the time. I also hope that you have a better realization of how smart and deep-thinking elementary-aged children are. They understand much more than you can imagine. They have their own perceptions and beliefs when the family is going through a crisis, even if you don't tell them anything. They have complicated and prolific minds. They long for an attachment and a connection to you, the people that are supposed to love them the most-their parents. With that richness of safety and love, the possibilities are endless. Lastly, for the thousands of children that will forever have a warm and special place in my heart for sharing their "Elementary Thoughts" with me, I will lovingly remember you always.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781504919753
Publisher: AuthorHouse
Publication date: 08/12/2015
Pages: 198
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.63(d)

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"Elementary Thoughts"

Notes Written to me From the Hearts of Children


By Mindi Lampert

AuthorHouse

Copyright © 2015 Mindi Lampert, MS, LMHC
All rights reserved.
ISBN: 978-1-5049-1974-6



CHAPTER 1

Sadness

I love my mom very much but for some reason everytime me or my brother disobey her or do bad things a rain of sadness just like falls on me & I start crying for no reason at all & want to stop. 3/G

Student Request For Counseling with Mrs. Lampert

May I Please Talk To You About ...

How I've been and how I can't find anything good about myself 5/G

I feel like I do not be long here at all. No one likes to play with me at all. All the boy are bullying me. Every day and I do not like that. But not all the boys. When we are in line they think that I am trying to go in front of them. I wish that will stop. Help me I very sad. 3/G

Student Request For Counseling with Mrs. Lampert

May I Please Talk To You About ...

a lot of people are lafing to me. 4/G

Student Request For Counseling with Mrs. Lampert

May I Please Talk To You About ...

I keep on crying cause miss my my mom 4/G

Student Request For Counseling with Mrs. Lampert

May I Please Talk To You About ...

My mom is sad a lot and when she sad I cry. 5/G

Student Request For Counseling with Mrs. Lampert

May I Please Talk To You About ...

People always makes me be sad and angry when they always call me little they make fun at me. 3/B

Student Request For Counseling with Mrs. Lampert

May I Please Talk To You About ...

Me with school and I'm ... just so depressed 4/B

Student Request For Counseling with Mrs. Lampert

May I Please Talk To You About ...

What at People think about my talents and Dreams. They always say I can't do it 3/G

Student Request For Counseling with Mrs. Lampert

May I Please Talk To You About ...

I am feeling a little down every day. 3/G

May I Please Talk To You About ...

Family problem I cry always need help. 5/G

Student Request For Counseling with Mrs. Lampert

May I Please Talk To You About ...

How some times I always feel sad just for small things. 3/G

I have a problem because I started (stutter) a lot and a lot of people is laughing at me and copying me a lot and That make me sad. I am nervous a lot to talk out loud and I don't like to read out loud in front of people.

Please Help me. 4/G

I need Help because I come & cry every day (family). 5/G


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Table of Contents

Contents

1. Sadness, 5,
2. Peer Issues / Bullying, 22,
3. Parents Fighting, 44,
4. Divorce / Separation, 54,
5. Parents Dating / Relationships After Divorce, 67,
6. Family Issues, 76,
7. Death, 104,
8. Siblings, 121,
9. Fear, 127,
10. Anger, 131,
11. Domestic Violence, 138,
12. Parents in Jail / Police Issues, 142,
13. Alcohol & Drug Use by Family, 148,
14. Physical Abuse, 155,
15. Sexual Abuse, 159,
16. Friendship, 165,
17. Sexuality / Gender Issues, 175,
18. Uncategorized Issues, 177,
19. Issues they cannot write, 186,

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Elementary Thoughts: notes written to me from the hearts of children 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is an amazing collection of notes that really provides insight to children's thoughts and feelings about real life issues. Very moving and in some cases shocking... these notes provided me, as a parent, with a true unedited understanding of how children see their lives. What an eye-opener! I have never seen another book like this one and I would 100% recommend this book to any parent, grand-parent, guardian or professional working with children.