New Zen-Themed Children’s Book “Still There?” Released

Following the award-winning release of the children’s book, “Maybe (A Little Zen for Little Ones),” author Sanjay Nambiar’s second book in the series, “Still There? (A Little Zen for Little Ones)” is now available.

“Still There? (A Little Zen for Little Ones)” reinterprets a Zen story of a wise boy who helps a girl even though she isn’t very nice to him. While his friend becomes upset about the situation, the wise boy simply lets it go and moves on to playing again. The story captures Zen concepts such as being in the present moment, doing something nice without expecting anything in return, letting go of an unpleasant experience, and not lingering on negative thoughts.

“I am very excited for this next book in the A Little Zen for Little Ones series,” said Nambiar. “I hope these stories can spark interesting discussions between parents and children. After all, if we can introduce kids to beautiful Zen concepts at an early age, we’ll all be better off for it.”

The next title in the series, “Remember the Stars (A Little Zen for Little Ones)” will be released in November 2012.

“The Mindful Child” by Susan Kaiser Greenland

Susan Kaiser Greenland left a successful law practice behind to create a program called InnerKids, which is affiliated with the Mindful Awareness Research Center at UCLA, teaching children mindfulness practices. Based on this program, she wrote the book “The Mindful Child: How to Help Your Kid Manage Stress and Become Happier, Kinder and More Compassionate.”

The Mindful Child offers skills for children four to 18 years old, and includes age-appropriate exercises, songs, games and fables that the author developed to help build kids’ inner and outer awareness and attention. This can positively affect their academic performance, and social and emotional skills, such as making friends, being compassionate and kind to others and playing sports.

The book also provides tools to manage stress and overcome challenges such as insomnia, overeating, ADHD, hyper-perfectionism, anxiety and chronic pain.

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