For quite a few years now I find myself more and more interested in writing. For this purpose I created a dedicated business, HERMES' WRITINGS.
Well, today is the big day: the first Hermes' Writings book is out on Amazon's Kindle! The surprising thing, even for me, is that it is a children's book! And moreover, ALELUKI LOVES NOT TAKING A NAP is part of a series of children books, which describe a toddler's interaction with his parents and the world from the attachment theory perspective.
The concepts of attachment and separation have been interested me for a long time now and I wrote about them in essays and fiction. It is fascinating for me to notice (as a therapist, coach, parent, friend, etc.) the extent to which the way we view life and the way we interact socially is influenced by our patterns of attaching and separating from people, places and things. Social symptoms like:
- anger, agressive and addictive behavior,
- anxiety, phobias and agitation,
- unhappiness, low self-esteem, chronic lack of trust,
- overeating and starving oneself,
can all be traced to insecure attachment and inability to separate from people and objects. The social implication of insecure attachment is extremely vast, leading to the creation of huge businesses, which in turn reinforce these behaviors -- I can mention here just the pharmaceutical industry, or the advertising industry, which promotes objects and services as solutions to (real or perceived) ABSENCES in one's life.
Therefore, my intention is to create children's books that are fun, funny and informative. Books that inspire parents and caregivers to notice how specific emotions, patterns of thought and behavior, are shaped as part of a toddlers' individuality, as a result of their everyday interaction with the world around them.
I created ALELUKI together with illustrator and artist Hana Breitenhoffer, as a series of books addressing common issues that many 21st Century families are dealing with very active children: the afternoon nap, TV watching, going to bed, making friends, living in a multicultural environment.
Our next book will tell the story of ALELUKI IN SEARCH OF HIS FEARS. We look forward to hearing your opinions.
Visit http://www.hermes-writings.cosmingheorghe.net/children.html and send a message to Active Aleluki!