dbg_001_250x378.jpgI Want It Now
Navigating Childhood in a Materialistic World

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Paris Hilton. . . Nike. . . Tommy Hilfiger. These are the modern-day heroes for many of our children. Unfortunately, countless youngsters today aspire only to superficial goals in a quest to feel special. I Want It Now will help children and their parents to wade through the web of commercialism to discover and value themselves apart from what they own and how they look.

Praise for I Want It Now:

“This book is astonishing…in its scope, in its depth, in its mission. Parents who take to heart the wise counsel of Donna Bee-Gates (buttressed as it is by the solid research findings that she seamlessly interweaves with her own thinking), will change their own lives, their children’s lives, and make the world we inhabit together a better place to be. Bravo!”–April Benson, Editor of I Shop Therefore I Am: Compulsive Buying & the Search for Self

“There is a 600-ton gorilla in the room with every mainstream American parent, only a gorilla would be nicer and more natural. I Want It Now takes it down to size, calls it what it is–materialism–and gives parents the insights to raise healthy, well-adjusted children in spite of it. Donna Bee-Gates brings meaning and simplicity to life in a society trampled by its own stuff.”–Carol Holst, Co-Director, Simple Living America

“One of the most important gifts we can give our children is the gift of wonder, and so often that window to wonder first opens when our children encounter the natural world. As Donna Bee-Gates so eloquently observes, a child’s sense of wonder is most often stimulated by what adults may no longer be able to see. This essential book will help open our eyes.”–Richard Louv, author of, Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children from Nature-Deficit Disorder

“Bee-Gates puts into historical and cultural context the alarming preoccupation Western societies have with their stuff…Exercises and discussion points will help parents find the right words to teach their kids that internal voids – like boredom or insecurity – can’t be filled with external distractions.”–Newsday

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