Daisy May & Me: Inspiration and positive living

Teaching Children Self-Objectification

Teaching Children Self-Objectification
Teaching your children body positivity and resilience can have a lasting impact on their self-esteem, self-perception and how they interact with an image-driven culture. It's never to late to empower them with the education and tools they need to succeed.

Elements of Friendship: Helen Keller and Anne Sullivan

Elements of Friendship: Helen Keller and Anne Sullivan

"I would rather walk with a friend in the dark, than alone in the light."

- Helen Keller

 

When I think about epic friendships in history, I think about Helen Keller and Anne Sullivan.

Many know the basic facts about their story, but some of the greatest aspects of their friendship are not as well known: the empathy, camaraderie, and service Helen and Anne shared.

April Family Book Club: Absolutely Truly

April Family Book Club: Absolutely Truly

A new month means a new book for the Daisy May & Me Family Book Club!

We hope you enjoyed last month's book as much as we did, and we think you'll enjoy this one too. April's pick is...

Absolutely Truly: A Pumpkin Falls Mystery by Heather Vogel Frederick

We're talking about family relationships this month and Absolutely Truly is a great example of that. We'll read about Truly, a 12-year-old girl who moves from Austin, Texas to the small city of Pumpkin Falls, New Hampshire. She'll navigate relationships with her parents, siblings, and her aunt, as well as new friendships, all while trying to solve a mystery! And she's 6-feet tall, so that adds a fun element too. 

It's 355 pages and the audiobook is 8 hours and 1 minute.

Reading level is grades 3-7 (ages 8-12) but another one that can be read aloud to younger kids. 

We hope you'll join us. We think you'll absolutely truly enjoy it. ;)

Check out this blogpost for more information and for ideas for your family book club meeting.

Maya Angelou: Be Your Best

Maya Angelou: Be Your Best

“If you’re always trying to be normal, you will never know how amazing you can be.”

We’re starting off #blackhistorymonth with an incredible woman: Maya Angelou. 

Maya was most notably known for her writing - her autobiographies and poetry - but did you know that she was also a singer, a dancer, a streetcar conductor, screenwriter, director, actress, professor, and lecturer? She was kind of incredible, to say the least!

She also experienced some tough things in life, and yet she drew strength from her struggles rather than letting them destroy her. Maya teaches us that we can learn from what we experience in life and we can use it for good and to connect with the world. Regardless of what we go through, we can R I S E. 

In this blogpost, you’ll find more about Maya’s life and a fun writing activity with some discussion questions to talk about with your kid(s). There’s also a list of additional resources to learn more about Maya and some of her works.

Not Your Average Gift Guide for Kids

Not Your Average Gift Guide for Kids
I'm sure you're being bombarded with "gift guides" this time of year... but this one is a little different. Listed below are gifts that foster lea...