Guiding Children to Live with Compassion: How Educators Can Teach Universal Love and Acceptance with Craig Pomranz & Ariane DeBonvoisin

Original Air Date Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Children who are kind to themselves are kind to others. And, most people agree the world would be a better place with a little more kindness. But, how can parents and caregivers guide children toward acceptance and love when they themselves may not have the tools for their own self-acceptance? How can educators support children who want to try on different skins as part of their self-discovery process or
nurture children toward respecting and embracing their own diverse characteristics? Reading children’s books that include life lessons about
authenticity, worthiness, gender-positive roles, acceptance, and the human experience is a good place to start. To reach a deeper level of understanding about how we can liberate ourselves, Positive Psychology Podcast Host, Lisa Cypers Kamen speaks with two authors who spread messages of diversity in culture, spirit, and love. Craig Pomranz based his children’s book, Made by Raffi on his godchild’s experience with self-discovery and his integration of both his masculine and feminine characteristics. And, Ariane DeBonvoisin wrote her series of spiritual life lessons for children to promote universal love and empower grown-ups and children alike.


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Craig Pomranz — We All Deserve to be Loved:
  • Craig describes the inspirational real-life character behind his book, Made by Raffi. [1:29]
  • Self-discovery in our own time is key to proper development, no matter what the media pushes on us. [7:56]
  • Craig shares examples of how the subject matter of his book crosses cultural boundaries and celebrates diversity. [11:25]
  • Understanding our worthiness of love is liberating. [14:24]
  • The importance of parental support without judgment and unconditional love in relationships. [17:05]

Triple threat entertainer Craig Pomranz is an internationally known singer/song-stylist, actor and author. He has played to sold-out nightclub crowds and lent his voice to countless commercials, studio work, and voiceovers. Recently, he added children’s author to his resume with his debut “Made by Raffi” has published in 8 languages and 11 countries.

Book: Made by Raffi



Craig Pomranz Website
@MadebyRaffi on Twitter
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Ariane DeBonvoisin — Fulfilling the Spirit:
  • Ariane says her series books of books are about love, optimism, acceptance, humor, and spiritual lessons. [29:05]
  • Educating and empowering children and adults with the skills of humanity. [32:34]
  • Ariane shares real-life examples of interactions with children her books have impacted. [39:38]
  • Children can remind grown-ups of essential joy, the beauty of being themselves, and the pleasure of being silly. [41:55]
  • Ariane has been giving the book away to public schools who may not have the money to buy it because she believes the children deserve to hear the message. [47:19]

Ariane de Bonvoisin is a bestselling author, speaker and has previously worked in the varied fields of consulting, big media, Venture Capital and startups. A global soul, she has lived all over the world and fluently speaks four languages. She is a graduate of the London School of Economics and holds an MBA from Stanford. She splits her time between New York and Cape Town.

Book: Giggles and Joy: Spiritual Life Lessons for Kids


Ariane de Bonvoisin Website
Giggles and Joy Website
@ClickAriane on Twitter
Ariane de Bonvoisin on Facebook

This episode of Harvesting Happiness Talk Radio is sponsored by:

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“Support is making the tools and resources available that nurture and nourish our children’s interest without force feeding it.” @LisaKamen on @HH_TalkRadio Click To Tweet“Authenticity, self-mastery, and self-regulation are the tools that lead us to a happy life.” @LisaKamen on @HH_TalkRadio Click To Tweet“So much of what we are seeking as human beings is a resource that is already within us we have forgotten about.” @LisaKamen on @HH_TalkRadio Click To Tweet“My grandson asked me if there was such a thing as a Tomgirl?” @MadebyRaffi on @HH_TalkRadio Click To Tweet“It’s a good thing to try on different skins.” @MadebyRaffi on @HH_TalkRadio Click To Tweet“Everyone should be able to find out, in their own way, who they are.” @MadebyRaffi on @HH_TalkRadio Click To Tweet“One of the most interesting things one learns in life is to know that you are allowed to be loved.” @MadeByRaffi on @HH_TalkRadio Click To Tweet“The point of parenting is to guide and let go.” @MadeByRaffi on @HH_TalkRadio Click To Tweet“Love is not something we verbalize enough to people.” @MadeByRaffi on @HH_TalkRadio Click To Tweet“Grown-ups struggle with what happened or didn’t happen in our childhoods.” @ClickAriane on @HH_TalkRadio Click To Tweet“If you are having a bad day have a conversation with your child about what it is like to have a bad day.” @ClickAriane on @HH_TalkRadio Click To Tweet“A child who is kind toward themselves will naturally want to be kind to others.” @ClickAriane on @HH_TalkRadio Click To Tweet“Grown-ups let your child heal you.” @ClickAriane on @HH_TalkRadio Click To Tweet







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