When I'm Shining With Patience (When I'm Shining With... Series)
'When I'm shining with PATIENCE' explores the idea that sharing and waiting for a turn creates a sense of fulfillment through endurance. Being patient is being calm and content regardless of the outcome of a situation. The social skills in...
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'When I'm shining with PATIENCE' explores the idea that sharing and waiting for a turn creates a sense of fulfillment through endurance. Being patient is being calm and content regardless of the outcome of a situation. The social skills in this story include thinking of others, taking a deep breath and learning to wait calmly, with a smile.
The fruit of the spirit 'Shining with Light' series has been written for young children (ages 3+) in a way that captures a child's sense of wonder and learning, encapsulated in fun rhyme and storytelling. The stories develop life skills such as friendship and social skills that children can relate to and put into practice in their everyday lives and experiences. In this series our helper-light is depicted through a star on the chest of our friend Stellar Bear. 'Stellar' means constellation or star. Stars shine with light and are unique just as we are unique. When we turn on our light our true qualities can shine through. The star reflects the emotions of Stellar, and whispers trusting and true solutions when things go wrong. The star is our companion, our problem solver, our helper to make things right.
Wendy is the Director of Early Learning at an Independent School in Melbourne. An early childhood specialist, she is the driving force behind the development the early years programs. She has been an educator in early childhood settings, TAFE and Primary school for over 30 years.
Wendy is passionate about developing resilience, social skills, and building a strong sense of wonder and curiosity about the world we live in. She loves connecting children with nature and inspiring sustainability practice. She values the uniqueness of childhood and encourages hands on learning through exploration, discovery and play.
Wendy is married to Roger and has 2 adult children.
A counsellor and youth worker for over 25 years, Lisa has extensive experience supporting children, young people and families. A former case worker in the community sector, Lisa found her passion working with 'complex cases' which included assisting and advocating for homeless and disadvantaged children, young people and families.
Lisa currently works as a school counsellor at a K-12 Independent school in Melbourne where she is responsible for the welfare of students, parents and teachers, and she pioneers programs for primary and secondary students. She also works as a Carers Counsellor for a not-for-profit organisation to equip, encourage and empower those who support children on the Autism Spectrum to flourish.
Lisa is passionate about encouraging and developing the potential in children and young people, and their families, and giving them the tools they need to be the best they can be. She believes in the capacity of people to grow and become more resilient one positive choice at a time.
Lisa is married to Steven and has an amazing son. She understands the joys and challenges of raising a child on the Autism Spectrum.