The ideas that many parents want their children to embrace – ideas such as cooperation, kindness, or honesty – may be the most challenging concepts for parents to get across. In a flicker, youngsters spot a lecture coming and are quick to mentally retreat, leaving behind a black expression that nearly every parent recognizes with a sigh.
Fortunately, “in their own back yard,” parents already have a strategy that is fully capable of effectively delivering these messages to ready and open ears. I invite you to rediscover a secret weapon that you have always had – and youngsters have always responded to – the Story.
An Ancient Treasure.”
Remember being a child? Everything was alive. Everything had a heart and soul and books had pictures.
Each and every adult is a former eight-year-old, wide open with yearning and possibility; understanding exactly how troubled the adults around you are, even if they think they are hiding it from you; almost unbearably alert to the world’s wonders and its dangers all at once. And that’s the reason you should listen to this conversation with Kate DiCamillo, even if you’ve never heard of her bounty of books beloved by teachers, parents, and former children who’ve grown up reading her. 
Take a listen, remember, and be inspired.
 https://storiestogrowby.org/the-power-of-storytelling-stories-hold-magic-and-values-for-dren/Until next time, remember,
You are not alone.
You are not your circumstances.
You have everything within you to live a purpose-filled life.