by DAVID HELLER, Ph.D. and Jared Heller



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 21/03/2014

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 88
ISBN : 9781493186297

About the Book

The 200 Most Important Things Kids Need To Know About Life is a collection of philosophy, wisdom and compelling maxims about all the big subjects in life. For both parents and children, the experience of reading the book is like taking a course in “Life 101”. Among the salient topics addressed are: love, friendship, the genders, the parent-child relationship, siblings, selfishness, honesty, integrity, compassion, achievement, morality and spirituality, education, competition, making one’s way in the world, being your own person, developing your values, finding your identity, and much, much more. These compelling excerpts reflect the breadth and diversity of subjects that the book embraces: Thoughtfulness to others is a gift you give to yourself. Being flexible is not only a quality of rubber bands; it’s useful for people too. All of the different races and cultures of the world may be nature’s way of drawing and coloring. There is no such thing as excelling at something without practice -- and lots of it. A boy is an aspiring man in search of a roadmap for how to be one. A girl is a woman in the making who needs some help with some finishing touches.

About the Author

David Heller, Ph.D. is a summa cum laude graduate of Harvard and a graduate of the clinical psychology program at The University of Michigan. He received a Senior Clinical Fellowship from The Boston Institute for Psychotherapy, and has been in private practice for seventeen years. Dr. Heller is the author of twenty-one previous books, including the recent IF MY MOM AND DAD HAD SAILED ON THE MAYFLOWER, THAT ‘OL SHIP WOULD HAVE SUNK! (2014) Many of his books have focused on children and their views of everyday life and the world around. These include: DEAR GOD: CHILDREN’S LETTERS TO GOD (Doubleday, Bantam, Perigee), LOVE IS LIKE A CRAYON BECAUSE IT COMES IN ALL COLORS (Villard), THE BEST CHRISTMAS PRESENTS ARE WRAPPED IN HEAVEN (Villard), and A KIDS’ BOOK OF PRAYERS ABOUT ALL SORTS OF THINGS(Pauline Books), along with Elizabeth Heller. Jared Heller has authored original poetry published nationally in Spider Magazine. He has won numerous awards at his school, including a citizenship/character award, highest honors every semester, and multiple awards for basketball and soccer. He has participated in many different sports and theatrical productions. Most notably, as a nine year-old, he was the starting center on the state championship Pop Warner team, and has also been nominated for a National Pop Warner Scholar award. Over the last four years, along with his friends, his lacrosse teams have lost only two games. Yet he understands that sportsmanship is more important winning. His father is very proud of him.