Children face many changes in life and the anxieties that come with them. Today’s world holds bigger changes and greater fears than ever before. I Hope You Know… Affirmations for Children Facing Big Changes offers a tangible way to deal with whatever your child may face…from disadvantages to disabilities, from heart issues to health issues. Author Zaira Castillo’s calming affirmations bring peace and healing, woven among beautifully mesmerizing illustrations by Kailyn Sissom. Simple affirmations that instill confidence and worth are planted on Keepsake Cards in the back of each book that your child can hold on to. These cards sow seeds that will grow, so when your child needs affirmation the most, they can reach for a Keepsake Card and rise above the challenges and injustices they face. Every parent, educator, and professional should have a copy of I Hope You Know… Affirmations for Children Facing Big Changes.Get the book!
Passionate about fighting against injustice and the exploitation of children, Zaira Castillo believes every child should be loved, protected, and given the opportunity to flourish. “I have worked with and around children for many years, as a Sunday school teacher, in children’s church, as a youth leader, in youth camps, and as an ELL teacher. Children have intrinsic value, and I want all children to know that they are not alone; that there is someone greater who is with them and fighting for them. I want them to know that there is a purpose for their lives, and they were created to do great and wonderful things in this world.”
This is Zaira’s heart and passion and what lead her to write the comforting affirmations found in her children’s book, I Hope You Know… Affirmations for Children Facing Big Changes.
Born in Nicaragua and then immigrating to Canada with her family at age five, Zaira understands the struggles and fears children experience during changing times. Her desire is to help children manage those fears in a healthy way. Simple affirmations that instill confidence and worth are planted on Keepsake Cards in the back of the book that your child can hold on to. These cards empower children in situations that make them feel powerless. “I want the seed to be there and grow, so when children need affirmation the most, they can reach for a Keepsake Card and rise above the challenges and injustices they face.”