Special Announcement: New Book Building Cathedrals Not Walls
I am thrilled to let you know about my new book—Building Cathedrals Not Walls.
An architect visited a construction site on his vacation. As he walked around he asked the brick masons what they were building.
''Mister,'' the first worker said as he slopped mud onto a brick, ''can't you see I'm building a wall?''
Every worker he chatted with, no matter if the chore was laying brick, shoveling or mixing cement, told the architect they were laying brick or stacking a wall.
One worker offered a different version of his labors. As he stood upright and smiled, the man said, ''Look. I'm building a cathedral.''
I think if asked what we were doing during our day-to-day toils and trials of parenting and teaching, most of us would probably answer, ''Can't you see I'm busy with the kids!''
I hope this book will help parents and teachers see that we are part of a group that is building humanity, task by task, day by day, generation by generation.When we have a plan and a vision, we understand that, indeed, we are building cathedrals, not walls. The mundane becomes the magnificent. And that can make all the difference.
The 90 Kids Talk™ essays in this book I hope will continue to inspire parents and teachers to see that we are working on something bigger than ourselves. Much bigger.
A perfect stocking stuffer for the cathedral builders in your life.
All the best,
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Kids Talk™ is a column dealing with early childhood development issues written by Maren Stark Schmidt. Mrs. Schmidt founded a Montessori school and holds a Masters of Education from Loyola College in Maryland.
She has over 25 years experience working with young children and holds teaching credentials from the Association Montessori Internationale. She is also Creative Director for a video-based reading series for children ages three to six, The Shining Light Reading Series. Contact her via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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