Being a kid who feels things deeply can be challenging. There are times when certain problems can be too overwhelming for children to manage. 

In these moments, we, as parents and caregivers, need resources that can support us in bridging the communication gap with our kids and helping them find peace in their hearts in the most difficult circumstances. 

And so, one determined mother from Detroit is doing her part to initiate a starting point for these sensitive conversations to help create an open dialogue that fosters trust and nurtures emotional growth and development in young minds, so that children can find reassurance and affirmation when they need it most.   

Award-Winning Children’s Author, Natcole Staskiewicz, joins our John Masiulionis and Little Forrest for Episode #186 of PR From The Heart’s Children’s Books Spotlight Series (as part of the program’s 5-year anniversary celebration) to share her inspiring story, the release of her three new children’s books (Lacey’s Moon, Dear Child of Mine, and Kindness is My Thing), powerful insights into how she tackles delicate subjects (such as death, compassion, and uncertainty) with grace, how to empower kids by example, the importance of strengthening family bonds, a look inside her upcoming new children’s book, The Great Grandma Buffalo, plus much more.

We encourage you, our fellow neighbors, to support Natcole by purchasing and enjoying these empowering reads with your little ones:

Lacie’s Moon: 

Dear Child Of Mine: 

Kindness Is My Thing: 


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Children’s Books Spotlight Series Episode #186: Natcole Staskoweicz | Lacie’s Moon, Dear Child Of Mine, & Kindness Is My Thing