The Magic Is Inside You
Positive Thinking For Confident Kids.
Written by Cathy Domoney
Illustrations by Karen Davis
Madeleine has two secret friends, Maddy and Midge. Maddy’s happy messages make Madeleine feel tall, strong and full of confidence. Midge however, fills Madeleine with worries, troubles and doubt and makes her feel small, scared and alone. Madeleine has found the magic spell so that Maddy’s voice will be all she will hear and Midge will disappear like the ‘Pop’ of a bubble. Madeleine has the power to decide whether to be happy or sad. The question is, what will she decide? Madeleine, Maddy & Midge contains a powerful message of self esteem and confidence for children. It is more than just a story book, it is a literary friend. Complete with parent and teacher activities The Magic Is Inside You is a valuable resource tool.
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The author Cathy Domoney has shared such a great, powerful and much needed message for kids who deal with lack of self confidence. The characters are brought to life in this beautifully illustrated book. Cathy has done a phenomenal job dulling and drowning the negative voices children dialogue internally and bringing up the positive voices that requires encouragement and praise.
This book is an easy and comprehensible read for children. The activities and suggestions Cathy has offered at the end of the book for adults to help children improve their self esteem is invaluable. Anita O.
The message is clear and well delivered and the illustrations are beautiful.
As a parent , I found the notes and advice from the author extremely helpful and encouraging. Kate S.
What really makes this book stand out though is after the story ends the author has included a vast range of ideas & ways to support & encourage children with some excellent information & suggestions, which will help build on from the story.
This is not a book to just read & put back on the shelf, it really does encourage everyone who reads it to find the happiness & confidence within themselves & people around them.
I loved this book. It’s easy for a child—or even adults for that matter—to listen to the negative voices in their head. In this book the author shows how we can tune our thoughts to agree or disagree with those positive and negative voices. I feel this book has something for everyone. Children and adults will learn how to make life a little sunnier for themselves and everyone else too. Miranda.
The message is so important to share that I hope this beautiful book travels far and wide.
The bonus section at the back for teachers and parents empowers one to change a child's life for the better, one kid at a time.
The world is a better place because of this little gem. Lou.
A little girl, Madeleine, is struggling with some negative thoughts until she learns a simple strategy to become the happy girl she used to be. This books has sweet illustrations and some fantastic further suggestions from the author for parents, caregivers and teachers, to teach and encourage the power of positive thinking. Malcolm Garcia.
My family loves it. Peter and Chantal Jong.
1) It is a wonderful story with beautiful illustrations, that children (and adults) can relate to and understand. Even my 15 year old who is keen to look forward to adulthood thought it was a worthwhile read.
2) Cathy Domoney has used simple therapeutic devices to help children build their ability to solve their own issues when they feel that their internal negative voice is getting the upper hand. The story can also be used as a great anchor for parents to subtly remind their children if they forget. As a trained Narrative Psychologist, I work in similar ways with adults.
3) Finally, Ms Domoney has given parents a wealth of great strategies at the rear of the book to help reinforce confidence, self-esteem, and self-reliance in children. These internalised concepts empower children to live happy and productive lives and empower parents by knowing they are contributing to their child's well being with simple steps.
I thoroughly recommend this book as a great story and as a positive tool in kids' lives. Amazon Customer.
Would recommend this book to any parent, grand parent or teacher such a gorgeous book.
Just as the title suggests, this lovely book explores the theme of self-talk - the good or the bad voice (or our private evaluation of our own performance) which goes on inside our minds. This story gives the main character, Madaleine the opportunity to choose between either one or the other, with the encouragement and support of her mother. The book's richly illustrated pictures and subtle story-telling melded perfectly to make a charming story of how to listen to the right voice. It's the sort of book too, that you'd want to pick up and re-read over and over. Harriet Dalrimple.