Through stories from her own childhood and over forty years of teaching and consulting, Dr. Anne Perrah shows parents how a few clear, grounding principles and healing stories can be powerful tools for living and parenting successfully. There are stories we tell ourselves about our past and stories we are already telling ourselves about our future. In each case, we are the storytellers, the meaning-makers. ‘Taken to Heart’ offers the gift of awareness that we are always free to “choose again” a healing story. People are born hard-wired for story-telling. This warm, wise book offers readers the creative freedom to change their life stories for the better, while empowering their children to live their best-case scenarios. If you have a child, if you have ever been one – or if you care about the future of at least one child, there is something in this book for you. ‘Taken to Heart’ is supported by companion services on the PreciousChild web site www.preciouschild.net, a blog on takentoheart.net and by a Reader’s Guide for Book Clubs and Reading Circles.