Diana Loomans provides another great book to help
parents connect with and lovingly raise their
"If every child grew
up loved by parents who had read this book
and practiced its
wisdom, the world would not be experiencing wars!"
~Dr. Bernie Siegel, author of Love, Medicine
"Diana Loomans' work
is inspired. She is one of the brilliant,
relevant author of our
~Mark Victor Hansen, author of the Chicken
Soup for the Soul series
nourishment for the family soul. Diana's wise
insights and practical ideas will transform
millions of families!"
~Marci Shimoff, author of Chicken Soup for the
"What a breath of
fresh air to find authors who believe we must
listen to the children themselves. This book
is a vehicle for unconditional love, the most
powerful and empowering force in the universe."
~Elisa Medhus, MD, author of Raising
Children Who Think
"This book is a superb
how-to manual for the most important profession in
the world! It offers parents the needed
skills to transform the spirit inside of every
child, and propels tomorrow's leaders into their
~B.J.Dohrmann, president of The
International Learning Trust
"This is the kind of
parenting book you'll refer to time and time
again. It's a simple yet profound guide
~Holly Bea, author of God
Believes in You
What the Children are Saying:
"I love the poem cause
what kids really want!"
"I like the letters
from children to their parents at the end of the
chapters, and hope that moms
and dads really listen
"My mommy plays with
more and is nicer to
she read the book!"
"Wow - I am so glad I
am reading this book BEFORE I have a baby!"
Everybody love's Diana's newest book. . .
WHAT ALL CHILDREN WANT
THEIR PARENTS TO KNOW
to Raising A Happy
do children most want their parents to know, and what do
they need to grow into thriving adults? If kids could
speak from the depths of their hearts and instruct their
parents on how they wanted to be raised, what would they
say to the people who will influence them more than any
one else in the whole world?
celebrated book, written by best-selling author Diana
Loomans and her daughter, Julia Godoy, addresses these
vital questions from a child's perspective. It offers
twelve powerful keys to raising a happy child,
Teach by Example
Use Positive Discipline With Respect
Spend Quality Time Daily
Allow Room to Make Mistakes
Practice True Listening
Live Your Values
Share Laughter, Play & Affection
Give Unconditional Love
chapter is filled with relevant stories and ideas that
are designed with the busy family in mind, including
hands-on exercises at the end of each chapter, and a
message from the voice of all children, addressed to
their parents and guardians.
Parents have a deep desire to do what's best for their
children, but kids aren't born with instruction manuals,
and most parents received less-than-ideal role modeling
from their own parents. This book serves as a
parenting how-to manual to provide parents with
techniques that really work, and to provide kids with
what they most desire and need - one small step at a
taking the time to read this book, parents will learn to
focus on what's most important, and to create more
special moments. Many of a child's most impactful
experiences happen in these small, memorable moments.
of the 12 chapters in the book are based on the popular
poem below, by Diana Loomans & Julia Godoy:
WHAT ALL CHILDREN WANT
THEIR PARENTS TO KNOW
Teach me to love and care for myself
Through your own positive example.
I'll learn from all of your actions,
And grow to have good self-care.
Notice me often,
Taking joy in my very existence.
I'll grow up knowing I'm special,
And help others to feel the same.
Listen to me with empathy,
Have an open and loving heart.
I'll know I'm seen and heard,
And grow to be a good listener.
Acknowledge me often,
And tell me what you appreciate.
I'll know that I am worthy,
And learn to acknowledge others.
Laugh and have fun with me often,
Be affectionate every day.
I'll play and enjoy my life,
And bring more joy to others.
Teach me to be disciplined,
And correct me with kindness.
I'll lead a life of dignity,
With the pride of self-respect.
Allow room for me to grow,
To make mistakes & have opinions.
I'll learn to be independent,
And trust in my own judgment.
Stay interested in learning,
And following your dreams.
I'll pick up your enthusiasm,
And be inspired to do the same.
Be honest and authentic,
And live your highest values.
I'll learn from your experiences,
And grow to have integrity.
Teach me to be of service,
And honor the differences in others.
I'll learn generosity of spirit,
And embrace all walks of life.
Focus on what's going right,
Have faith in troubled times.
I'll learn to be optimistic,
With gratitude for each new day.
Love me without condition,
Throughout my ups and downs.
I'll know that I am cherished,
And bring more love to the world.