ENERGYPARENTING Debuts First Children's Books that Demonstrate the Nurtured Heart Approach

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"Nurture My Heart: Igniting the Greatness in Every Child," and "Teacher, Nurture My Heart: Igniting the Greatness of Every Student," are designed for parents, educators and caring adults in the helping and healing professions to read with children as they implement the positive approach to intensity. Colorful illustrations and rhyming verse connect with children and show adults how to use the approach in everyday situations to transform challenging, ADHD/OCD/ODD children from negativity to positivity and inner wealth. Includes synopsis of the approach and tips for success.

Publisher ENERGYPARENTING today announced two new resources for parents, educators and caring adults in the helping and healing professions: The first children’s books that demonstrate the Nurtured Heart Approach™ in action, a positive approach designed to guide intense, energetic, challenging children toward success.

Nurture My Heart: Igniting the Greatness in Every Child ( is designed for parents and caregivers to read with their children. The colorful images and rhyming verses depict the approach in action between parents, children and siblings in everyday situations at home.

Teacher, Nurture My Heart: Igniting the Greatness of Every Student ( is designed for educators to read with students. Illustrated with the artwork of 3rd graders, it too offers rhyming verses that show the approach in action between teachers, students and classmates in everyday school situations.

Both children’s books are glossy, soft cover 8-1/2 by 11-inches, 40 pages, with a synopsis of the approach in the back consisting of:

  • The Three Stands of the Nurtured Heart Approach™
  • Four Recognition Techniques to Ignite Greatness
  • A Nurtured Heart Reset: The New, No-Fail Time-Out
  • Critical Concepts of the Nurtured Heart Approach™
  • Tips for Success
  • Greatness-Building Vocabulary List
  • Building Inner Wealth in our Children
  • Additional Resources

About the Approach

The Nurtured Heart Approach™ was created by renowned greatness consultant Howard Glasser, author of the best-selling book on ADHD, Transforming the Difficult Child: The Nurtured Heart Approach, used for more than 15 years by parents, therapists, social workers and social service agencies, as well in thousands of classrooms worldwide, to transform challenging children from engaging life negatively to using their intensity to pursue life with positivity and live their best lives.

About the Author

Catherine Stafford, MSW, is a licensed clinical social worker in private practice in Seattle, Wash. She specializes in helping parents transform their family life and educators transform their classrooms using the Nurtured Heart Approach™. She is currently writing a series on Autism. Reach her at

About the Publisher is the online learning center for the Nurtured Heart Approach™ where visitors will find free resources, including articles, teleseminars and an eBook, The Top 2 Biggest Parenting Mistakes.


"Catherine’s books demonstrate how simple it is to nurture a child's heart and transform any situation from negativity to positivity. I am delighted to recommend them wholeheartedly," Howard Glasser, Creator, Nurtured Heart Approach™, Tucson, AZ

"Catherine Stafford has found a path right to the heart of a child and to the soul of their greatness. Such a simple way to teach kindness and resilience to the one group of our population that often get overlooked and often develop negative ways of getting attention just be heard," Dr. Robert Page, Therapist, Monroe, NC

"Catherine Stafford has summarized this approach for educators to allow for quick change in the classroom. She improved my classroom environment in one hour. I saw a change in the way children responded to me and in the way they treated each other. You can change the course of a child's life with this book," Colleen Ferrari, Early Childhood Educator, Mill Creek, WA

"This is a fantastic tool for teaching your children about the importance and beauty of healthy relationships, inner wealth, and giving energy for the positive things children do instead of the negative behavior! I read this book to my daughter every day!," Stephanie Rule, School Counselor, Carmichael, CA


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