The western United States is famous for industry changing entrepreneurs and Mama Marlaine enters the arena of child-rearing blazing with Kissing the Mirror, Raising Humanity in the Twenty-first Century. Boldly blending social commentary with autobiography, she courageously challenges age-old parenting paradigms while illuminating the disparity between the proactive educational process of academics and the passive education of non-academic Life Skills.
Excerpt: “A poem titled ‘Children learn what they live’ is internationally famous. Its popularity among educators and the families they serve is tragic. Why do people around the world readily support children spending decades learning math, sports, and music from third party credentialed instructors, but accept children’s education in [non-academic] Life Skills as being limited to parents’ behavior? What price do we pay for this impoverished narrative for human development?”
Mama Marlaine exposes the relationship between current child-rearing practices and societal ills in simple terms, then proposes a more dynamic curriculum with the introduction of Life Skills Report Cards. At less than 140 pages, Kissing the Mirror hits critical points with speed, humility, and humor. Don’t be surprised if this read leaves you kissing yours. Margaret Ashley, Founder Natural Learning Centre, Host Life Skills for Kids Empowerment Series.
Wisdom of a Western Mom
Prepare for everything you ever thought about parenting to be flipped on its head. Mama Marlaine advocates:
- Retiring “Children Learn What They Live.”
- Retiring Academic Principles of Right/Wrong, Perfect/Imperfect
- Retiring the term “Therapy” for education in interpersonal communication.
- Retiring Normal
- Retiring the view of “Parents Raising Humanity.”
One hundred percent of all proceeds from the sale of Kissing the Mirror are being donated to Parenting 2.0′s community service arm, The Global Presence.
Amazon Bestseller Five Star Reviews:
“Kissing the Mirror is a must read for anyone currently raising kids or thinking about raising kids in the future! It takes everything you think you know about what it takes to raise a child, and completely changes your perspective!’
“Kissing the Mirror is full of wonderful and practical life lessons to inspire all of us. I am taking the wisdom from Kissing the Mirror and will use it as a model for myself and my family.”
“From the moment I started reading this book, I knew I wasn’t going to put it down until I finished it. Kissing The Mirror: Raising Humanity in the Twenty-First Century, is deeply personal and yet global in its scope, and full of transformational insights. This wonderful book is a call to action to embrace a different kind of “report card,” one that emphasizes critical life skills like personal care, time management, and communication and social skills, among others. This is a book for parents and non-parents alike. I admire and applaud author Marlaine Paulsen Cover for blazing the trail as a social entrepreneur and leader. I highly recommend this excellent book!”
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Interviews with Mama Marlaine
- How to Teach Children the Skills They Need to Succeed, Host Meryl Neiman of Playdate Planet
- The Life Skills Report Card Host Margaret Ashley of the Natural Learning Centre
- Stop Raising Einstein – Kids got skills! Host Tara Kennedy-Kline of Stop Raising Einstein
- Inspired Children Host Dr. Rosina McAlpine