Parenting and educating your children can be more fun
when you learn why they respond to life as they do.
When we learn what makes our children tick, overcoming the challenges they experience can turn into loads of fun! The Parent’s Guide to Understanding What Motivates Your Child identifies those challenges and gives parent’s suggestions for overcoming them.
That’s why identifying your child’s motivational gift(s) should be added to the top of your list of topics to teach; a part of training your children in the way they should go.
I love Proverbs 22:6 in the Good News Bible: Teach children how they should live, and they will remember it all their life. What this means is, teach them what they were created for.
Anna’s Friends Children’s Book Series
Anna’s Friends is a registered trademark learning program created for parents and children to discover and develop their God-given motivational gifts in a fun and engaging way. The foundation of the program is a series of 8 children’s books written from the perspective of children, each one with a different motivational gift found in Romans 12:6-8.
The stories in each book show the interaction between each of Anna’s Friends in a multitude of life scenarios that children will be able to relate to, and how they would respond to one another based on their gift. You may find your child connecting with a character that most resembles them, thus enabling them to learn what motivates and inspires them as well.
You will meet: Anna (the facilitator/administrator with the jump rope), then (left to right) Maria (the giver), Sarah (the teacher), Daniel (the prophet), Cayden (the merciful), Hiro (the exhorter), and Jesse (the servant).
Here are a few comments from parents
Janice: Anna’s Friends is an amazing series of books. At first glance it seemed interesting and then Yvonne Williams description really whet my appetite. The real delight came when I began to read the first book…My twin 8-year olds were mesmerized…They LOVED IT! They could not get enough…they totally related to the characters and were doing a lot of thought processing to see how they were similar or dissimilar to the characters. I was also amazed at how much these books drew ME in. They really got me thinking and wanting more. Our reading time increased because we all wanted more. We have since read the entire series of books and have enjoyed them so much…we are bugging the author for the next one…Please Yvonne. I have recommended these books to tons of families with confidence that they will enjoy and grow. Thank you Yvonne for a lovely, REAL, series for an often overlooked age and topic.
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NEW ITEM added to the Anna’s Friends educational collection
Written through the eyes of children, this story helps Anna and her friends understand bad things happen to some of their friends. (Since the average age of human trafficking victims is 12-13, this timely book is a look at sexual exploitation and abuse of children, written with integrity, humor, and compassion.)
Hi everyone! It’s me, Anna!
My mom took me, Maria and Daniel to watch a movie about a little girl who wanted to be a ballerina dancer, but some older people made her do really terrible things. I told Miss Yvonne, the lady who made the movie, that I was going to bring all my friends to watch the movie and that we need to know about this.
In this book, Sophie is going into the second grade. She has a secret that nobody knows about except her brother, Joshua, who is in fifth grade. He’s one of our friends.
Sophie really wants to talk about what happened to her, but is afraid to, so she doesn’t talk at all, except a little bit at home. I think me and my friends can help her, and other school kids that are being hurt like Sophie.
I want you to read Sophie Has a Secret with your mom’s or a trusted adult. That way they can explain some things to you that we won’t really talk about in this book.
Purchase Sophie Has a Secret in Anna’s Store