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Joseph's Journey: When Dad Left and Never Came Back

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As a mother, how do you explain an absentee father to your child without anger, blame or resentment? Empower them! Seven-year-old Joseph shares his story about when he first learns about the POWER of choice he possesses after his father leaves and doesn't come back. His mother teaches him the difference between his father's choices and his own.

Do Joseph and mom become ang
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Kindle Edition, 24 pages
Published December 24th 2015 by Christina N. Smith
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Jack Anderson
Jun 01, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This book has a well-illustrated cover that would also be perfect for a paperback edition. Though it is not your typical bedtime story, it can be read to a child because it is short and well-written. Many children as well as mothers need to hear the message. The author takes a difficult subject for mothers and uses it to empower the child. Unfortunately, I have adult friends who still struggle with the absence of their father in their childhood. If their mothers had read a book like this to them ...more
Rian Nejar
Apr 06, 2016 rated it really liked it
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A pleasant children's book answering a difficult question. The perspective offered within is "Power" and "Choice," and individualism. This approach is meant to empower children to make the right choices while accepting choices others make that they cannot comprehend. Reminiscent of a common prayer in contemporary western culture.

Pop-up text bubbles on images are a helpful touch.

A book received free of cost and reviewed.

Aarti Patel
May 05, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: childrens
Joseph's Journey is very touching and empowering! The illustrations invite the reader in, and it's a sweet and mature book for kids and parents. We can benefit at any age from remembering the power of choice, how to live on and persevere even when we don't agree with other people's actions. This book is brave and champions the individual and kid in each of us. You will learn something from it, I did.
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Christina Smith is an entrepreneur, consultant, mother, and award-winning author. "Joseph's Journey" is her first children's picture book.

Born and raised in the Bay Area, she grew up in a house with 3 children, WITHOUT the white picket fence and no dog! However, there was lots of love and laughs to go around. When she was about 10 years old, she thought she was going to be the "next coming" of Who
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