Toronto, ON -- (SBWIRE) -- 07/02/2014 -- While coming of age is somewhat innocent and care-free, children aged five to twelve are at a vital stage where life’s many social issues can impact their health and happiness. This problem is further compounded by children’s’ natural animosity toward being ‘preached’ to. In a ground-breaking new children’s book series, author Rolanda Russell strikes the perfect balance between story and salvation; equipping all young readers to fight these social issues with gusto.
Aptly titled ‘My Mommy and Daddy Loves Me Too Much’, the growing collection of books fuses faith and fact to steer each child’s development in the right direction, while also making them aware of what to avoid as they find their place in the world. Two published books are currently on the market and making a tangible difference to those reading them.
‘S.T.O.P. Bully’ - My mom and dad taught me we should never make fun of people no matter how they look; the world would be dull and boring if we all looked the same. Being comfortable about who you are and accepting others for who they are is the best thing you can do to help make the world a better place.
‘Self-Esteem-Love Yourself; Don't Hurt Yourself’ - My mommy and daddy told me it is important that we have a good relationship with each other from the ground up that way we can talk about any and everything especially the most difficult ones. They said that there will be ups and downs, difficult times of life and that is just how life is but children should never e.v.e.r keep the most difficult issues they are facing from their parents. Whatever it is, parents, teachers and authorities are there to help.
“Many existing books simply tell children what to do and what not to do, but this directly conflicts with their growing tenacity and confidence,” explains Russell. “So, I give a more well-rounded approach to good character development. I want my young readers to grow to be good people in all areas of life, rather than simply giving them a set of ‘do and don’t’ rules.”
Continuing, “Of course, commitment to faith can provide lifelong direction, so God plays a vital role in each story. However, the secular audience will also take lots away from each book; they really were written for children from all backgrounds and walks of life.”
To support her books, Rolanda has recently launched a line of branded products. The expanding range currently includes clothing, drinkware, posters, artwork and even home décor. It’s all a part of the author’s commitment to supporting the development of young people long after her books have been closed.
‘S.T.O.P. Bully’ and ‘Self-Esteem-Love Yourself; Don't Hurt Yourself’ are available now: http://www.mymommyanddaddylovesmetoomuch.com.
Two new books titled ‘I Am a Stranger And What Should You Do?’ and ‘Safety First’ are due for release later this year.
About the author, in her own words:
As a mother of three children, I want what every parent should want for their children, safety and empowerment to help them protect themselves by making them aware of the social issues such as bullying and lack of self esteem that they may be faced with. I have decided that publishing some of my work can help my children and many other children as they deal with the aforementioned.