How we can help our children reach their full potential

When I began to write Sleepy Magic, I knew it was going to be so much more than just a book.

Since starting this journey, it’s been my purpose to empower kids (and grown ups) to have greater self-worth and feel confident in life no matter their socio-economic status. Because when you have that, I believe you can do anything.

A number of friends and family who have tried the Sleepy Magic ritual have told me how they have been noticing an increase in confidence and less angst and worry with a profound sense of self-esteem amongst their children.

I find this incredible and got me thinking imagine if I and the Sleepy Magic community could make an even bigger difference for a lot more children and families!

If you have been reading my blogs, you would know how much I believe reading and literacy is important for building self- esteem. It’s not about being the most intelligent. Reading has a more profound impact than that. It can affect us in all areas of our life helping us reach our full potential.

It’s the story telling, the words, learning how to relate our emotions to experiences, the ability to capture the imagination and learn about new cultures, people and the world around us that help children (and adults) develop who they are and build life long skills that help them reach their full potential that is the most important.

Unfortunately not all children have access to this opportunity. When I learnt about the statistics that if every child received an education, 171 million people would be lifted out of poverty I felt a deep desire to do something about it.

This is why I chose to team up with ‘Room To Read’, a charity dedicated to helping children across the world pursue a quality education, reach their full potential and contribute to the community and the world. Through their education initiatives so far more than 10 million kids have benefited from their work.

And ‘Room To Read’ are helping us reach our dream of building a school in the developing world too. How amazing is that!

As an official partner of this charity, 10% of all proceeds from the book purchases go straight towards achieving this goal.

But there are other ways you can help us help more children achieve their full potential, foster higher levels of higher self-esteem and cultivate strong self- worth.

This is a great opportunity to get your kids involved too! So if you and your children want to get involved in this project, check out the resources here for a full list of great ideas.

And get in touch with me to let me know how you go and so we can feature your story in our blog.  I would love to hear from you.