Listening with My Heart: A story of kindness and self-compassion

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Kindness matters! Especially to ourselves.We talk to kids a lot about how to be friends to others, but not much about how to be friends to themselves. Yet self-acceptance and positive self-talk help them build emotional resilience, happiness and well-being.When Esperanza finds a heart shaped rock, she sees it as a reminder to spread kindness and love in the world. But when the school play doesn’t go the way she’d hoped, will she remember to show it to herself?Listening with my heart reminds us of the importance of being friends to ourselves. It also touches on the universal themes of friendship, empathy and kindness. Includes mindfulness and self-compassion activities.A wonderful addition to any home or school library! Free resources to accompany this book can be found at http://bit.ly/gabigarciabooksheart.(Available in Spanish as: Escuchando con mi Corazón.)

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“This delightful book gets at the essence of how to help children be more self-compassionate – by teaching them to be a good friend to themselves.  With beautiful illustrations, an engaging story, and a few simple self-compassion practices for children, this book is a must for anyone wanting to help children cope with their difficult emotions in a kind, connected and mindful manner.” –Kristin Neff, Ph.D, author of Self-Compassion: The Proven Power of Being Kind to Yourself

Listening with My Heart is a Mom’s Choice Awards® Gold Recipient.

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About the Author

Gabi Garcia is a mama, licensed professional counselor and picturebook author. She spent the last 20 years serving children K-12 as ateacher and school counselor.

Gabi writes books that support parents, educators and caregivers in nurturing mindful, socially and emotionally aware children.

Her books include Listening to My Body: A Guide to Helping Kids Understand the Connection Between Their Feelings and Sensations and Listening With My Heart: A Story of Kindness and Self-Compassion and Mateo Finds His Wow: A story of Wonder and Gratitude.

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Kindness matters! Especially to ourselves.We talk to kids a lot about how to be friends to others, but not much about how to be friends to themselves. Yet self-acceptance and positive self-talk help them build emotional resilience, happiness and well-being.When Esperanza finds a heart shaped rock, she sees it as a reminder to spread kindness and love in the world. But when the school play doesn’t go the way she’d hoped, will she remember to show it to herself?Listening with my heart reminds us of the importance of being friends to ourselves. It also touches on the universal themes of friendship, empathy and kindness. Includes mindfulness and self-compassion activities.A wonderful addition to any home or school library! Free resources to accompany this book can be found at http://bit.ly/gabigarciabooksheart.(Available in Spanish as: Escuchando con mi Corazón.)

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