Your Happy Heart

How Helping Others Helps You, Too

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SKU: D134-Net

A Story from the Heart…

Fifth-grader Javon has the big responsibility of being a Book Buddy to a kindergartner named Richard. But when he meets Richard for the first time, he isn’t so sure he’s up for the challenge. Richard won’t talk to Javon or even look at him. He seems sad, but Javon quickly realizes that Richard reminds him a whole lot of himself at that age, and Javon is determined to help his new friend.

Both boys learn a lot that year, but what Javon learns from Richard is the most important lesson of all: that helping someone find their happiness can make your own heart happy, too.

Children need to be taught they have unique gifts they can be proud of and that make them special. They need to know how to cope when the world feels like a big, scary place, and they need to be reminded of the things that make them happy so when they are sad, they can remember those things. With these tools in their tool belts, children can grow in self-confidence and learn to thrive in their world.

Written by Amie Dean
Illustrated by Susan Keeter
Paperback ISBN 9781937870560
Grades 2-6
32 pages
Release Date February 19, 2019

Additional information

Format

Paperback

Language

English

Publisher

National Center for Youth Issues

Amie Dean

Amie Dean, M.Ed., B.A. has worked in education since 1993. She has experience teaching at all levels, and has taught both special and general education. She was with Fulton County Schools (GA) for ten years, four of which she provided support to teachers and students as the Student Support/RTI Coordinator for her middle school. She holds a Master’s degree in Education and is Nationally Board Certified as an Exceptional Needs Specialist. With decades of experience as an educator and a professional consultant, Amie has worked with thousands of teachers, counselors and administrators in over 250 districts to improve best practices in behavior support, student engagement, and differentiated instruction. Amie has trained with Dr. Rick DuFour, Dr. Kay Burke, Dr. Spencer Kagan, Dr. Ruby Payne, and many others.

Amie Dean

Amie Dean, M.Ed., B.A. has worked in education since 1993. She has experience teaching at all levels, and has taught both special and general education. She was with Fulton County Schools (GA) for ten years, four of which she provided support to teachers and students as the Student Support/RTI Coordinator for her middle school. She holds a Master’s degree in Education and is Nationally Board Certified as an Exceptional Needs Specialist. With decades of experience as an educator and a professional consultant, Amie has worked with thousands of teachers, counselors and administrators in over 250 districts to improve best practices in behavior support, student engagement, and differentiated instruction. Amie has trained with Dr. Rick DuFour, Dr. Kay Burke, Dr. Spencer Kagan, Dr. Ruby Payne, and many others.

A heart-warming story about the power of helping others, Your Happy Heart illustrates how all children face challenges which are made easier through caring relationships.

Marilyn Price-Mitchell, PhD

This book is a gift to the next generation, as it shows kids the light at the end of the tunnel. Amie Dean has created an amazing tool for any parent or teacher to nurture happiness in the young people they know and love!

Pat Quinn
Educational Consultant and Author of Motivating the Unmotivated Student

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