Living and parenting in an age of chronic stress anxiety and distraction what does it take to raise children to thrive not just survive? Through the metaphor of flowers as children the story of The Garden is a powerful and poignant parable about the essential process of tending trusting and growing strong roots. A story told with resplendent illustrations The Garden shows us how to reclaim and cultivate the transformative power of relationship and reminds us to enjoy the process through exploring our own stories fears and expectations and marvel at our children's growth as we learn to hold let go and respect each child's unique nature..
Illustrated by Tanya Leonello.
Lu Hanessian is an author an award-winning writer newspaper parenting columnist and feature writer educator speaker and television host. She is the author of acclaimed book "Let the Baby Drive: Navigating the Road of New Motherhood" (St. Martin's Press) former NBC co-anchor of Real Life correspondent for Unsolved Mysteries and Discovery Health Channel host of Make Room for Baby and Total Family Health. For five years she hosted The Science Show syndicated in 110 countries. She is currently co-host of a dynamic educational television program called Liberty Treehouse on The BlazeTV network in New York.
Lu's essays and articles have been published in The New York Times Mothering Parenting Fit Pregnancy and Redbook. She has been a guest on CNN NPR FOX News MSNBC Life & Style and the Today Show.
Lu is the founder of Parent2ParentU.com and WYSH Wear Your Spirit for Humanity a socially conscious initiative offering inspirational apparel books educational workshops and events for all ages. WYSH opened its first flagship studio in 2012 and recently received a "Best of South Jersey 2013" award.
Timeless wisdom and universal truths gently delivered to uplift the soul of every parent. With this majestically illustrated parable Lu Hanessian takes you by the hand and shows you how to reclaim the transformative magic that dwells in your relationship with your children. This gem of a book is full of sweetness challenge and depth. It is a spiritual journey for parents.-Robin Grille psychologist author of Parenting for a Peaceful World and Heart-to-Heart Parenting
"A beautiful depiction of the struggle and miracle of parenting and of allowing the natural unfolding of development to happen. A wonderful gift that will resonate with all parents!"-Tina Payne Bryson PhD co-author of The Whole-Brain Child
"Emotional security is all about love caring guiding helping when needed and delighting in the wonder of Life found in each individual child. Attunement to the child's inner world helps us know what is needed for each unique child to grow develop feel known and become his/her naturally expressed secure self. Lu Hanessian's wonderful book "The Garden " gently points us to the inner attunement needed to grow 'each flower' and helps us to accept the beauty of the life given to us to love care for guide and securely as Lu says "fasten to the earth."-Ruth P. Newton Ph.D. Author of The Attachment Connection
This book is magnificent! It nourishes the heart and soul and reminds us of what's true and real in family life.-Carrie Contey PhD author of CALMS: A Guide To Soothing Your Baby.
The marvelously poetic text and exquisite illustrations in Lu Hanessian's book take us on a magical journey into discovering the wisdom of mother nature if we will learn to observe listen and trust. The Garden: A Parenting Parable reminds us of the joy inherent in witnessing life expressed through our children. Nourishing our gardens nourishes us along the way with all its beauty and unexpected metamorphoses. -Lysa Parker and Barbara Nicholson co-founders Attachment Parenting International co-authors of Attached at the Heart