What are the most important 20 minutes of each day with your kids?
How can we as Dads use the power of stories to positively influence, educate and inspire?
In this interview, we’re talking about storytelling and the power it has to connect and move young hearts and minds.
My guest, Andrew Newman, is the author and creator of conscious stories, a series of books that my boys, Tiger and Ocean, absolutely love.
Honestly, I’m not a fan of many kids books. I ask myself, “what’s the point of this story?”
I have a special book shelf in my boys’ room filled with books I’ve personally chosen, because they teach something of value.
Hey, I’m all for being entertained, which certainly has value, and yet the real gold is when my kids are being entertained and learning at the same time.
For years, I was the dad who just picked up whatever book was close by, or whichever one I could get through the fastest (being honest here), but today I’m much more careful about the stories I’m reading, because I’m much more intentional about the young men I’m hoping to empower.
The words we read in the last 20 minutes of the day, become the seeds of consciousness and subconscious behaviors, many of which will be carried into our adult lives.
So to explore this topic of storytelling, I invited one of my favorite authors onto the show this week…
More About Andrew Newman …
Andrew Newman has followed his deep longing for connection and his passion for spiritual development in a 12 year-long study of healing.
He is a graduate of the Barbara Brennan School of Healing and a qualified Non-Dual Kabbalistic healer. Andrew has been actively involved in men’s work through the Mankind Project since 2006.
His portfolio of work alongside his therapy practice includes publishing over 2500 donated poems as the PoemCatcher, volunteer coordination for Habitat for Humanity in South Africa and directing Edinburgh’s Festival of Spirituality and Peace.
Andrew believes that the last 20 minutes of every day are precious.
His latest project, The Conscious Bedtime Story Club, is a culmination of all of these areas of experience, intended to bring parent and child into deeper connection and spiritual union with each other.
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