What's Under Your Cape? Superheroes of the Character Kind
Superheroes of the Character Kind
We all want to raise kind, compassionate kids and that task seems to be more daunting than ever before. Enter What's Under Your Cape? Superheroes of the Character Kind by Barbara Gruener. If you've not heard about this book by now, you're going to be pleased you heard about it today! It's amazing and and a not-to-be-missed book for school counselors, educators, therapists, parents, scout leaders and the like.
What's Under Barbara Gruener's Cape?
Before we get to the goods on What's Under Your Cape? Superheroes of the Character Kind, let's just establish what's under the cape of its author, Barbara Gruener...HEART. A huge heart, at that. Barbara's enthusiasm for all things kindness, character and service just leap off the pages and inspire you to encourage the same in those around you, particularly the younger generation.
I was immediately drawn in by the ease with which Barbara conveyed her amazing ideas. Barbara's style is comfortable and warm, like a visit from an old friend. I've never met her, yet I could feel her genuine compassion through her words. The values and virtues she embraces are come by honestly and it's clear that this is one lady who practices what she preaches. You'll learn about Barbara's formative years on a farm in the Midwest (ironically, a town well known to me) and how those experiences laid the groundwork for her future profession. While the book is not a memoir, she weaves personal anecdotes into the prose, that give insights into what drives her passion for the work she does with today's youth.
Character Building Chapters
There is so much to love about this book and the ideas Barbara shares. The book is organized in a straightforward manner that highlights several character traits that build solid, caring, productive members of society. It's laid out in the following fashion:
S is for Service
U is for Unconditional Love
P is for Perseverance
E is for Empathy
R is for Respect
H is for Honesty
E is for Enthusiasm
R is for Responsibility
O is for Obedience
E is for Encouragement
S is for Self-Discipline
The book is brimming with ideas, activities, chants and jingles that inspire kids to think bigger, live generously and expand the dimensions of their heart. There are so many nuggets of wisdom in this book, you'll need to read it more than once. Underline, highlight and dog-ear the pages. You're definitely going to use this book as a resource for years to come. Even seasoned counselors and educators will find this book of tremendous benefit!
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And, Barbara...as I read this book, I found myself feeling like we were curled up in comfy chairs, sipping a tall glass of iced-tea, and you were enthusiastically sharing these amazing ideas in real time! Thanks for the "visit"!
Now, I've got my own cape to gather up and tie on...there's lots of work out there to be done. I'll be starting in my little corner of the world. Won't you join me?
You can grab a copy of "What's Under Your Cape" right HERE!
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Wendy Young, LMSW, BCD, is the founder of Kidlutions and co-author of BLOOM: 50 Things to Say, Think and Do with Anxious, Angry and Over-the-Top Kids. She is the creator of numerous workbooks and resources to help from the preschool through the teen years.
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