Review by: Nancy Lorraine, The Midwest Book Review- MBR Bookwatch April 2010 - April 1, 2010
"Keeping Your Smile: Caring for Children with Joy, Love, and Intention" is a self-help book for professional child caregivers with many practical and inspirational suggestions, tips, and helpful ideas. The basic premise of "Keeping Your Smile" is to address the common issue of planning and providing care and maintenace for the caregiver, which is you, the adult reader. Not surprisingly, many caregivers exhaust their resources in a total commitment to caregiving demands that leaves them depleted, unhealthy, tired, and resentful/ "Keeping Your Smile" is all about finding proven ways to prevent that burnout and keep caregivers' batteries recharged and working well. As its title indicates, "Keeping Your Smile" is a joyous work of love and intention, with many useful strategies and exercises to simplify and organize a busy caregiver lifestyle so that the valuable work they contribute can continue at its best.
Review: May 2010 Book News Inc. - May 1, 2010
In this sequel to Finding Your Smile Again: A Child Care Professionals's Guide to Reducing Stress and Avoiding Burnout (2207), a vereran child care provider offers tactics, tips, and tools for providers to take care of themselves so that they can approach their work with more smiles than frowns. The guide features self-assessments about areas including life purpose and mind-set. (Annotation 2010 Book News Inc. Portland, OR)