Book Review - Party Princess
PARTY PRINCESS, the second book in the well-received Teach Your
Children Well series (Child & Family Press/April 2005/$8.95/ ISBN
1-58760-038-2), finds Madison celebrating her sixth birthday with her
friends. When Madison uses her mom’s makeup to transform herself into
the perfect birthday princess, she soon finds herself in a messy
situation! (Vanita Braver, MD, is the Psychiatric Medical Director at Bonnie Brae, a residential treatment center for troubled youth. She lives in Warren, NJ, with her husband and three daughters. )
PARTY PRINCESS gives young children the opportunity to watch Madison
resolve her own dilemmas with the support of her mother and her stuffed
owl, Wisdom. Dr. Vanita Braver’s insightful and entertaining story for
children ages 4-8 demonstrates the valuable lesson that true beauty can
only be found within.
The Teach Your Children Well series is a unique tool to help young
children develop moral values and confidence through self-reflection
and decision making. Children will relate readily to Madison, a
realistic and lovable protagonist on whom they can model their own
behavior, and through the characters of Madison’s mom and dad, Dr.
Braver offers parents positive and appropriate responses for turning
childhood’s troublesome scenarios into teachable moments.
According to Dr. Braver, “character and morality are not innate gifts,
but assets we develop through modeling. After all, character is
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