A Story from Leanne Rellstab...
"I have a daughter with Dysfunctional Sensory Integration, who started kindergarten this year. The hardest part of her day was leaving home in the mornings to go to school. She was so anxious about being away from me that it completely stressed her out. She sobbed, and begged not to have to go, and rarely made it on time.
Once she got to school, I couldn't go and visit her, because she would have to say good bye all over again. I felt like the cruelest mom ever, just because I made my daughter go to school. Finally, we found a solution.
I bought one of your angel dolls for her. Every morning before school, together, we would reach up, and catch a fairy, and asked the fairy to watch over her. Then we put the fairy into angel doll, and off she would go with the angel and the fairy in her back pack, with enough confidence to know that she would be just fine. It was a God send for us.
Thank you for all that you do."
Jackson Hole Wyoming
A Story from Seana...
Several weeks ago, I spoke to Speaker and Author Caroline Sutherland. One of the things we talked about was comforting children in this stressful world that we live in. Their family could be experiencing a difficulty, such as divorce or an illness. Maybe they need to go into the hospital for surgery, or treatment. Even just the day to day events, like going to school, dealing with friends and homework. Or maybe they just get nervous about doing anything new. What about sleeping, it's hard to get a good nights rest if you are feeling stressed.
Caroline was kind enough to send my children two free Angels, and the "My Littlest Angel Tells Me I'm Special" cd to try out, and review When I told Jack and Gigi these were coming they were so excited and couldn't wait to see them. They tore into the box as soon as it was delivered. They desperately wanted it to be bed time so they could listen to the cd. They even carried the angels around every where and wanted to listen to the cd in the car.
The little angel is a perfect small size, so super snugly soft and comes in a variety of colors. The cd is lovely, there is gentle, twinkling music and Caroline's soft comforting voice telling a story. She takes you on a journey to the stars and back. All the while reminding you that you are safe, secure and peaceful. You even get to envision sprinkling star dust on your friends and loved ones as you fly over their houses.
Kids absolutely love having a special snugly to sleep with and they love bedtime stories. Routine is so essential for getting kids to bed on time and ready for a good nights sleep. It is especially important that they go to bed with good, positive thoughts in their heads. This cd is wonderful because it asks the children to focus on something positive and calming, instead of letting their minds race about everything they are scared of. Which if you are a parent, you know anything that is bothering, or has ever bothered your child shows up at bedtime.
Cd's are great because even if you don't have time to read your children a bedtime story, they can still listen to one. They can take the cd and angel on sleepovers to gramma's or a friends, or if their time is split between mom and dad's house. You could even load it on an ipod or MP3 player, so no one else has to know what they are listening to. No matter where they are for bed time or nap time this would offer comfort and consistency, which kids enjoy and need to feel secure.
These Angels would make great baby shower gifts. Mom could actually listen to it while she was pregnant and then it would be something comforting and familiar for the baby once he or she was born.
You can get more information or order at http://www.angels4kids.com/ They are $25.99 and well worth it in my opinion. As parents comforting, reassuring and making our children fell secure can seem like an overwhelming, full time job. So why not let these little Angels help us out.