Get these 3 Conscious Bedtime Stories that help kids to feel safe.
ELLIE JUMPS A MILE
Teaching kids to recognize fear and calm themselves
This charming story for ages three to eight features our beloved Ellie the Elephant, known for her gentleness. Ellie faces her fears when frightened for the very first time. Things look scary until her friends Cheetah, Monkey, and Snail share their experiences and Dragonfly-Fairy helps them all understand the power of calming themselves.
This beautifully illustrated book is designed to encourage children to pause when feeling afraid. It teaches kids to slow down, take a deep belly breath, and focus on what is around them.
The book starts with the Snuggle Breathing Meditation™ and ends with Ellie’s S.T.A.R. Breathing, an activity page that helps families practice calming and self-regulation skills so they can recognize fear and calm themselves.
Ellie helps children see that all of us—even the biggest, toughest creatures—sometimes feel afraid. She guides children in understanding fear a bit better, and then she and the Dragonfly-Fairy model deep breathing exercises so children are more prepared to calm themselves the next time they encounter a big feeling like fear.
As a lifelong educator and expert in social-emotional learning, I’m absolutely thrilled that Conscious Discipline’s S.T.A.R. breathing is a part of Andrew’s inspiring children’s literature.
Dr Becky Bailey Founder, Conscious Discipline
THE HOME FOR SENSITIVE BUTTERFLIES
Gently inviting sensitive souls to settle at home on earth
This beautifully-crafted bedtime story for kids ages 3 through 8 takes us on a flight with Luna the butterfly, our hero who struggles with landing and feeling safe. Come along as Luna learns to settle right where she is, trusting both Heaven and Earth.
The Home For Sensitive Butterflies is perfect for parents seeking to help the most sensitive of souls to find their place.
This book helps children recognize that they are safe to explore the world at large as well as settle into themselves, at home on Earth. The book ends with a ‘Non-Activity Page’ carefully crafted for kids and parents to do nothing together for a nourishing moment of grounded calmness.
“Offering bedtime safety to frightened children, this story is a tender invitation to re-connect with the Earth and snuggle into her lap. Your child will love it.”
Steven Kessler, MFT Author, The 5 Personality Patterns
“A story for the new generation of energetic sensitives. This book empowers kids with a positive pathway to recognize how they are feeling and give language to their emotions.” Laura Styler, Energy Medicine Practitioner Author, The Little Book of Aura Healing
THE LITTLE BRAIN PEOPLE
Helping children return to their true selves when they forget who they are
This imaginative book for ages 4 to 8 follows the adventures of our Little Brain People - Serotonin, Dopamine, Adrenaline, and Oxytocin as they face a big fright. This starts a panic, throwing them into a yucky brain moment with survival reactions of fight, flight, and freeze. See how they reset and return to a state of calm, by breathing, moving, and re-connecting with each other.
Wonderfully illustrated and part of the Conscious Stories collection, this one-of-a-kind story will help children understand how their brain functions to help and protect them. The book ends with a detailed activity page with real-life tips on how to better manage yucky brain moments. Perfect for parents seeking conscious parenting tools!
Each book now includes a page of core lesson stickers serving as reminders of the lesson of the story. In this story, the core lesson is I BALANCE MY BRAIN.
“A child's developing brain and body needs one thing most in the world…safety.
As both a clinician and a parent I am grateful for the safety and love this story offers us.”
Dr. Jerome D. Lubbe
Author, The Brain-Based Enneagram
“Our brains are pattern-seeking and survival-oriented, and these beautiful stories are a safe place for families to connect and thrive."
International Conscious Discipline® Certified Instructor