Heart to Heart: Three Systems for Staying Connected: A Manual for Parents and Teachers

Heart to Heart: Three Systems for Staying Connected: A Manual for Parents and Teachers

by Gina Simm


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Heart to Heart is written as a manual and meant to be used. Although some narrative is provided, there are charts, bullet points, lists, and templates to enable the creation of systems for the home and classroom. The purpose of these systems is to maintain our heart-to-heart connections. Our doubts as caregivers are inevitable. When those doubts kick in and we know we have a system to refer to, we can relax. We can relax because all the thinking, planning, preparing, and heartfelt wisdom that went into the creation of the systems beforehand is available to us now. With this manual at hand, when doubts and confusion arise in situations of conflict, we don’t have to think it all through in the moment; that work has already been done. We can simply be available, with our open hearts, to the situation.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781951568009
Publisher: Small Batch Books
Publication date: 10/29/2019
Pages: 120
Product dimensions: 7.99(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.33(d)

About the Author

Gina Simm has been an early childhood educator for over thirty years. Her background in Montessori education and children's theater launched her into the world of public teaching, where she has spent most of her career as a first-grade teacher. One of those years, Gina spent teaching English in China. Most significantly, her knowledge of Nonviolent Communication has transformed her classroom into a place where systems of the heart create a child-centered environment for moving through conflict. Gina lives in the Pioneer Valley Cohousing Community in Amherst, Massachusetts.

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