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My Dearest One
By Monisha Vasa, M.D.
Bedtime stories are sharing times between the reader, whether they are a parent, grandparent, or other caregiver, and the child. They allow room for new words, discussion of the story and new concepts which may be presented by the story. They provide a dedicated space of time to share together. This children’s book is intended to facilitate those interactions. Vasa encourages the discussion of living intentionally and using self-reflection as a tool to help children develop healthy emotional lives. As the parent elephant said to the little elephant, “Blessed are we to share this day, Present with laughter, joy, and love, Each moment with you is a gift I say, As I thank the heavens above.” What child wouldn’t want to hear that!
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