I am thrilled to announce that the first five books in my children's book series MIMI'S STRATEGY were just released by Waldorf Publishing and available on Amazon.
I was inspired to write the first book, MIMI'S STRATEGY: What to do when your sister takes your toys, after visiting my granddaughters and realizing that my five-year-old granddaughter needed some practical help in dealing with her two-year-old sister. She needed an alternate strategy to "Stop it! Don't grab that toy! You must share! Let her play with it! You are the big sister!" It seemed that everyone was upset after these squabbles. The older child was angry, the younger child was crying, and my daughter was extremely frustrated.
I explained the concept of having an alternate strategy to my granddaughter and even at five years old she understood it, was able to implement it, and marveled when it worked! She was giggling, her sister was laughing, and my daughter was very relieved. The next morning I wrote the story down. It occurred to me that there must be many young families who could benefit from an alternate strategy as well. I continued writing more stories for the series energized by the success of Mimi's strategies and because I have yet to meet the child who would prefer a reprimand to a kiss.
Mimi's strategies are educational and offer young children a universal new way of solving their problems and having their needs met. There are 32 stories in the MIMI'S STRATEGY series to date. The stories are short and simple with the emphasis on the main character's growth outward in concentric circles from her nuclear family setting to her broader school environment. Learning to think strategically rather than reacting emotionally is a valuable problem solving skill that will empower any child throughout his/her life.
Being resourceful, thinking independently, and behaving assertively are American behavior traits that have been deliberately impeded by decades of Leftist public school indoctrination that encourages passivity, collectivism, and groupthink. Common Core is steering another generation of children toward socialism rather than motivating them toward individual thinking, achievement, American exceptionalism, and the fairness of a meritocracy. The Culture War on America begins in elementary school.
I hope you enjoy reading the stories as much as I have enjoyed writing them.
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MIMI'S STRATEGY: What to do about the mean girls
MIMI'S STRATEGY: What to do when the vegetables are green
MIMI'S STRATEGY: What to do when you have a bad dream
MIMI'S STRATEGY: What to do when you want to pick up the baby
MIMI'S STRATEGY: What to do when your sister takes your toys