Small Investment = Big Rewards

I just finished reading a classic in self-help literature – One Minute for Myself – by Dr. Spencer Johnson

The book was published in 1985, but the simple underlying truths put forth are as relevant today as they were then.

According to Dr. Johnson, the one minute you spend taking care of yourself is a small investment with a big reward.

In the same way, the 15 minutes a day you spend participating positively with your child is also a small investment with very big rewards.


  • Read a picture book story with your child.
  • Do an arts and crafts project with your child.
  • Prepare a recipe together.


  • Build your child’s self-esteem.
  • Develop your child’s pre-literacy skills.
  • Improve your child’s school readiness.
  • Create a life-long parent-child bond.


Do you feel overwhelmed by the responsibilities of parenthood?

Take a minute (or a few minutes) for yourself – refresh, rejuvenate, relax.

And then spend 15 minutes with your child – reading, crafting or cooking.

Visit my website to find out more about Show Me How! Build Your Child’s Self-Esteem Through Reading, Crafting and Cooking.  Buying a copy of this award-winning book is a very small investment with a very big reward.  If you have a Kindle, you can make an even smaller investment…just $9.99 at Amazon’s Kindle Store.

Just 15 minutes is enough time to read a classic picture book story.

Just 15 minutes is enough time to make one of the easy craft projects.

Just 15 minutes is enough time to prepare one of the simple recipes together.

Looking for something to do with your young children on Saturday, August 6th?

If you are local to Colorado Springs, please stop by the Family Christian Store at 7560 N. Academy.  I’ll be there from 11am to 1:30pm and there will be two identical presentations for parents and children.  From 11:30 to 12 and from 12:30 to 1pm, I’ll be reading a picture book story that will help young children deal with school anxieties.  Then we will be doing a simple craft that each child will be able to take home.  There will also be a free hand-out for parents on Five Steps to a Smoother School Year.  Parents will also have the opportunity to fill out an entry form to win a craft kit for their preschoolers.

We all want our children to have the best school year ever…whether they are in daycare, nursery or preschool, kindergarten or first grade.  This will be a fun-filled experience for all!  Please spread the word!!

7 thoughts on “Small Investment = Big Rewards

    • Thanks Nancy…you are so right…we all really need to STOP eveny now and then to LOOK and LISTEN…who knows what we would see and hear. 🙂 But we get so busy and caught up in the day to day rush…it’s hard to remember to do that.:)


  1. Hi Vivian, glad to see your posting again. I have subscribed to your blog, but i dont know why i don’t receive an email to let me know about your new post.
    I am totally agree that we need to spend time for both, our selves and our kids.


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