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Reading & Practicing Leadership in Mindfulness

Ages 6-9 years

Thursday 9:30am - 11am (Winter and Spring Quarters)


Stories are the most effective way to teach social emotional skills at an age when children are still forming values.  In this class we focus on developing our reading/ writing/ critical thinking and personal application skills with books that help children infer, contemplate and develop strong social emotional skills.  


Topics will include age appropriate books on self confidence, standing up for oneself and others, the self nurture responsibility, overcoming big emotions, understanding emotions in others, overcoming fears, bullying, diversity, friendship and much more.  This class will offer the opportunity for reading aloud and discussion of these life-essential topics with their peers; providing the essential setting for developing a deeper understanding of individuality, diversity and empathy.  


Books we will read and discuss over Winter and Spring Sessions:

The Way I Feel 

The Giant King

Hey Warrior

The 7 Habits of Happy Kids

How Full is Your Bucket?

We’re All Wonders

There Might Be Lobsters

The Book of Mistakes

The Unbudgeable Curmudgeon

You Will Be My Friend

Enemy Pie

The World and Everything in It

A Chair for My Mother

I Eat Poop: A Dung Beetle Story

Hugo and the Impossible Thing

What Can You Do with a Rock

The Girl Who Never Made Mistakes

Jessica Hartley Garcia is a spiritual guide, beloved teacher, and Relationship Coach.  She holds a Master’s degree in Spiritual Psychology and speaks widely on the topics of Healing Deep Wounds, Communication, Marriage, Relationship, and Conscious Parenting.  She served as a powerful public mentor hosting the “Thriving Relationships” radio Program which aired weekly in 2019 on KHTS, the local Santa Clarita radio station.  Her Leadership classes offer a rare opportunity to learn some of the most important life lessons early on.  Jessica’s warmth exudes as she provides each of her students with a space to feel valued and heard.  She introduces the wisdom of her field in tangible ways for a happy, empowered, and well-lived life.

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