West Hollywood, CA (PRWEB) April 5, 2006
The Convention on the Rights of the Child, adopted by the United Nations General Assembly in 1989 and now the most widely ratified international treaty, says that children have the right to express themselves freely. The Convention then goes on to say adults must take the thoughts of children and adolescents into account when making decisions that affect them.
“My wish would be to tell your president that his bombs really hurt us. Maybe he doesn’t know,” claims Laith, age 9, from Iraq when asked if she had one wish what would it be. “My wish would be to help my daddy understand that when he hurts my mommy that it is wrong and it makes everyone sad, even him,” states Hector, age 5, from Mexico. These and many other thoughts are revealed in “Whispers from Children’s Hearts” (ISBN 0977140407) by Lisa Haisha.
“In listening what children have to say, it is very clear that changes are needed in the world to recognize their basic rights,” claims Haisha. “I believe that the thoughts of children are so profound because they are still innocent and forming their ideas about life. I found that regardless of what they have been through they are still open to ideas of others.” Every child everywhere has the right to survive; to develop to the fullest; to be protected from harmful influences, abuse and exploitation; and to participate fully in family, cultural and social life.
“Whispers from the Children’s Hearts” is a book for all ages and cultures. Parents are reading it to their children, teachers are sharing it with their students, adults are reading it for better understanding of other cultures. “Many people have been influenced by the book because one can’t help but be moved by it. Adults are shocked by what they are learning from these children when they previously felt they knew much more about the world and different cultures,” maintains Haisha. “I am happy to say that both gain from the experience. We are now in the process of turning the concept of “Whispers” into a daytime Saturday morning TV series.”
Lisa Haisha is a writer, director, and creative soul coach, specializing in Soul Blazing. She has directed a number of stage plays, including Environmental Buster, which was praised by CNN. Haisha was also a field-producer for the popular BBC documentary series, Saving the Endangered Species. She currently divides her time between LA, Tokyo, Ireland and other hidden corners of the off-the-beaten world path.
“Whispers from Children’s Hearts” may be purchased at any online or local bookstore or from website: http://www.lisahaisha.com/