35th Anniversary Edition of The Winning Family
Big news! Book Launch!
More than a book on parenting, The Winning Family: Where No One Has to Lose (Uplift Press) focuses on the personal development of parents along with the development of their children. Originally the editor & partial ghostwriter with my mom, my voice comes to the center in this 35th anniversary edition. A mental and emotional health bible for parents and grown children, this book presents a hopeful model for breaking out of damaging patterns and shaping families characterized by joy and satisfaction, not manipulation and guilt. Mothering Magazine called this book “Uniquely inspiring and non-guilt-provoking,” and one reader called it, “better than years of therapy.”
August 31, 2022 – BUY THE BOOK date! Paperbacks and ebooks on super sale – stock up for all the parents on your list!
The Winning Family: Where No One Has to Lose
Preorder today at Indiebound, Barnes & Noble, or Amazon
ON SALE thru 9/15/22!
Paperback $10 (reg $16.95) | Ebook $1 (reg. $4.95)
Kristen (Baumgardner) Caven, this year’s CWC Writer in Residence at Joaquin Miller Park, educates, entertains, and inspires her audiences with an extraordinary offering of books, presentations, performances, and events. The author of seven books, several plays, and an award winning cartoon collection, she applies positive psychology to her work strengthening communities through uplifting artistic expressions.
Walkin’ with Joaquin
Join me on the third Wednesday of every month in Joaquin Miller Park for Write in the Hights, a writing retreat in the Oakland Hills with the California Writers Club. I’m working on a book about Joaquin Miller and blogging about the history and happenings in this local happy place.
In spite of the uplifting statements of Northeastern University in Oakland about gender and racial equality, they need to be accountable for their actions in destroying a women’s college with a legacy of serving minorities. Watch The Unmaking of Mills College community Zoom meeting I hosted here. Read the lies here. Listen to Mills Voices here. Get involved with Save Mills, Investigate Mills, All4Mills. Here’s a radio interview I did (with Covid!)
I’m working on the 4th edition of The Winning Family with my mom, the famous Dr. Louise Hart. The last time we approached a publisher to bring it back into print, we ended up writing The Bullying Antidote! The message is the same: raising children with positive parenting (we invented that term) is the best prevention for all types of social harm.
excerpt from “Cutural Barriers to Self-Esteem” in
The Winning Family
The book will be released next April. Subscribe to blog, Museletter, or Uplift Press for announcements.