As a positive psychologist, a school psychologist and a former teacher, I began to think, how could I write a book that will spark just everyone? If you are a kid, a tween or a teen, you will feel understood and connected to this fictional girl.  After all, she is like you.  She thinks about many of the things you think about and she makes promises about what she will be like when she grows up, just like you do. 

If you are a woman, it will make you want to dance with yourself and with your inner 10 year old and make her energies a part of yourself again. 


If you are a mom, you will see your child in a much more profound light.  You will want to help her hold on to her wisdom, wit, sense of competency and self-esteem 


If you are a grandparent you will want your child and her child to read the book so that they will both have a chance to develop to their fullest and to stay communicating through all the tough years ahead. 


If you are a teacher you will want girls to read the book so they will feel strong and resilient and see that they can hold on to the best of themselves! 


So the character came alive.  I felt a fictional diary was the way to go.  The girl, as many fictional characters do, helped me write the book.  She shared her frustrations and her competencies, and she even managed to solve a little around how she could hold on to the best of herself as she grew up.  How she solved the mystery is so endearing, but I can’t give it away because I want you to read the book.


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  1. Dear Dr.Holstien,

    Hey its me again. Without school my muse for writing is getting really dim. I go to an all girls camp so i live for school. The girls are cool but without a little testasterone we get a little (ok alot) emotional. So maybe this book that i promise i will send a copy to you is about life as someone with xtreame difficulties and i was talking to teachers who have known me since i was 5 and they said that my writing used to make them cry. I was stunnd i remember a poem i wrote when i was three that was supposed to make my parents stop fighting and focus on the task at hand managing my newborn sister i hope to find that and if your thinking about were did this come from i say a good writer comes from their heart and the experiences that they have had throughout the years. Hope to hear from you soon.

    Yours Truly,
    Ally Valdez

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