come equipped for victory. And they’ll
achieve it if we’ll give them the help they need.
Children prove it constantly
as they overcome unbelievable challenges and demonstrate
thrilling resiliency and strength. These “winners”
say, “Believe in us, hold us close, teach us,
show us how to live, and, please, please, please,
keep on loving us. We’ll make it.” You’d
better believe they will!
Invest where it counts:
in family. We’re all making investments--the
question is this: “What are we investing in?”
We can invest our time, energy and money in the family,
or we can invest it elsewhere, often telling ourselves
that “I’m doing this for the family.”
I invite you to listen to a story
about a dad in Florida who learned the distinction between
investing “for” the family, and investing
“in” the family. What a bold and
wise choice that father and husband made! It will pay
off for generations to come.
Here's the story
You’re at the right
place for valuable resources. If you
care about what’s happening to families, with
the resulting tragedy for children; if you ache to see
children viewed as the treasures they are, and to see
renewed respect for families; if you want resources
that will help adults to equip youngsters to reach their
full potential, then you’re at the right place.
This web site is about
kids--big ones, little ones, and precious
teenie-tiny ones; your kids, my kids, and the kids of
others. It’s about the “big people”
who share their world. It’s about inspiration,
knowledge, and tools we can use to make a difference
in the lives of children. It’s about building
and being a part of an exciting network of tens of thousands
of people, a huge “family,” that deeply
cares about kids.
is to equip and inspire
key people: parents, grandparents, brothers,
sisters, teachers, coaches, scout leaders, Sunday school
teachers, and others who can help children reach their
Can we do it?
Can we prepare children to be intelligent, healthy,
and secure? Can we help
them be curious, exuberant, and yet disciplined?
Can they be socially adept and fun to be with—and
more? Sure! With input from
many, including you readers, we’ll make both this
site and the "Every Kid a Winner™ E-zine"
enjoyable, exciting, and helpful.
Watch for the promise
I’ll make to your and your family at the end of
I'm your cheerleader and
colleague, Philip Dale Smith (mostly
known as Dale). I’ve spent a lifetime working
with kids. A children’s picture book author and
novelist, I conduct school programs for children and
Every Kid a Winner™ seminars
for adults. I’ve been with tens of thousands of
children in schools, youth camps, rallies, and retreats.
• Long to
• Need to
believe in themselves
• Hunger for
• Yearn to
feel that they count
• Want boundaries,
order and structure (believe it or not!)
• Hope, almost
desperately, that they have a bright future ahead.
Most adults long to see those dreams fulfilled for their
children. But many don’t have a clue as to how
to make it happen. All struggle with society’s
constant obstacles. This resource site will be a help.
Who makes up our team?
My behind-the-scene partner is Mary Jo,
my wife. Lisa Kay Hauser, associate
editor of this web site and co-author of five of our
books, is a published/recorded singer/song writer, and
professional speaker. Oh, yes—she’s also
our daughter and mother of three of our grand-children!
Through this site you’ll get to know others who
are a part of our super team of collaborators. Many
are specialists. All care about kids! We’re passionate
about teaming up with you and others to make a difference.
There’s a lot to
share! Read each issue of the E-zine
and regularly check out this site’s features such
Do Babies Remember Birth? will thrill, delight
and absolutely amaze you. The implications are astounding.
Top Tips for Big Folks has ideas and insights
for enriching family life. Do you have an idea to submit?
Click the "Guidelines" button.
A Book in the Spotlight highlights a benefit-rich
publication, whether a novel, parenting how-to manual,
or picture book.
Baby’s Diary is a fun-filled feature
that tries to imagine how a baby views and responds
to his or her new world.
A Story Worth Sharing is a nugget of insight
or inspiration nestled in a story you’ll enjoy
and want to share.
Newsletter tells about our monthly “Every
Kid a Winner™ E-zine and what you can
expect each issue to contain.
Main Menu (above) provides information
and help in special areas of interest.
a Speaker? will help you find helpful and entertaining
programs for your school, library, church, civic club,
or other group.
and People leads to our books and their authors
and illustrators. It also has
links to the “Family Store” and to Golden
Anchor Press, our publishing company.
Room is where newspapers, radio and television
stations and others can get in- depth information about
Every Kid a Winner™ people, programs, and products.
Store is your shopping center for books, tapes,
and other materials we have available to enrich your
life and that of your family.
Us provides ways you can get in touch with
us. We want you to know that we are real people and
that to the extent we can be, we’re here for you.
Us has an email form set up for you to use
to send suggestions for future topics you’d like
addressed, including questions you’d like answered.
Would you like to submit stories, articles, or ideas
for us to consider using on this site or in the newsletter?
“Guidelines” provide suggestions for submission
and will help you make your material a good fit.
There's enrichment for
the whole family, not just help for the kids--The
Every Kid a Winner™ concepts will do more than
help children to be winners. Your entire family will
benefit in real and wonderful ways.
make you this promise: If you’ll generously
apply the ideas shared on this site and in the newsletter,
it will make a powerful, long-term difference in your
family. Future generations will feel the impact!
Want to be remembered generations from now? Apply these
ideas and you will be. Positively.
It’s time for action!
Families are hurting. Generations are losing
touch with each other and becoming alienated. Hopes
are fading, dreams are dying. Families are fragmenting
and children are being lost. But together we
can do something about it. We must.
What can you do?
When you subscribed to this site we immediately emailed
you a list: “Good Things Happen When Families
Read Together.” Print it out and discuss with
your family how you can start a “Family Read Together
Program.” Then do it!
Read, absorb, and apply principles and techniques found
in this site’s feature articles. Pick at least
one and put it to work.
Use the “Email Us” feature to suggest questions
you’d like answered or topics you’d like
to have us address in the future.
4. Tell others about this web site and
Perhaps most important of all, don’t forget …
change the world tomorrow, love a child today!
Why, on a site about children and family, do we talk
about Turn Back Time, a novel? For several
reasons: It is delightful historical fiction that underscores
family values. Without any cost, you can read several
chapters online—or print them. Reading together
is one of the most powerful ways to strengthen and bond
families but wholesome entertaining reading material
is hard to find. Based on the response of thousands,
many of whom compare Turn Back Time to Christy
and TV’s “The Waltons,” we’re
confident you’ll love the book and want to read
the sequels. Frankly, we also hope you’ll buy
it because such sales help make it possible for us to
maintain this site and provide the many free materials
to strengthen families. But the sure way you can find
out, without cost, if the book is one you’ll like
is to click here
and read some of this winner of the “Benjamin
Franklin Award for Popular Fiction.” Happy reading!
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