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Love Not Likes, My Daughter, These Three Wise Words are For You – WIN Wise-Ish Words from Book of Everyone

7th December 2017
book of everyone wise-ish words review

Our children are growing up in a completely different world to the one that we grew up in; an unknown territory where they seek likes from strangers rather than praise from family, where socialising is done alone, in a bedroom, on a phone. A scary territory full of trolls and fake identities. A place where cyberbullies prey on innocent people, cyberbullies that they cannot easily escape from, not without disconnecting from their technology, their world.

As parents we can often feel useless, all that we can really do is be there and offer support, and some very wise words. The people over at The Book of Everyone believe that our advice is more important today than ever, and as a result they commissioned award-winning photographer David Boni to take a series of portraits of inspirational people who all work with children. These people were asked a simple question: What are your 3 wise words for kids this Christmas? The answers brought beautiful and contrasting insights into the truths we hold dear for our next generation.

 book of everyone wise-ish words review

The people taking part in the ‘Three Wise Words For Kids’ project hear first hand young people’s hopes, fears, and dreams. They include ITV This Morning’s Dr Ranj Singh, a children’s law barrister, a video game developer, a teaching assistant for severely disabled children, a health visitor, a boxing coach, a special needs tutor, an athletics coach, a paediatrician, a childminder, and a global children’s charity worker.

The photo series was created in collaboration with WellChild with the aim to raise money for
sick children this Christmas. Cat Jones, a WellChild nurse, chooses ‘You are enough’ as her
three wise words. She explains: “Social media is making kids strive to be more perfect, more
beautiful, more of everything. It stops them enjoying being themselves. The obsession with
getting likes on social media doesn’t actually mean anything.”

 book of everyone wise-ish words review

‘3 Wise Words For Kids’ accompanies the launch of The Book of Everyone’s latest personalised book: Wise(ish) Words – a book that allows anyone to package up their tidbits of advice and place them under the tree this Christmas. £1 from every book sold will be donated to WellChild,  the national charity for sick children. More than 100,000 children are living with serious illness or exceptional health needs in the UK. Many spend months, even years in hospital. WellChild, whose patron is Prince Harry, gives seriously ill children the chance to thrive at home with their families. See the portrait series here

 book of everyone wise-ish words review

Wish-ish words is a personalised book aimed at 8-16 year olds to help them make better mistakes. The book is easy to build and there are some truly fabulous quotes to choose from, you can even enter your own if you so wish. I truly believe this is a book that should be read to every child, no matter what age, I intend to drill these quotes into my toddlers head in a bid to raise a fierce, independent young lady. A young lady who lives by my three wise words ‘love not likes’.

Build your own Wise(ish) words book here.

Win a copy of wise(ish) words here!

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  • Reply Margaret GALLAGHER 7th December 2017 at 10:54 pm

    Wisdom honesty and patience

  • Reply Solange 8th December 2017 at 4:39 am

    Brave, confidence and dream.

  • Reply Jen Walshaw 8th December 2017 at 9:12 am

    I am not sure I could just bring it down to three wise words – mine would be “Always be kinder

  • Reply Sonia 8th December 2017 at 9:43 am

    My daughter had one of these for Christmas last year and it is so lovely. Such a gorgeous gift idea x

  • Reply Our Seaside Baby 8th December 2017 at 10:14 pm

    Lovely idea for a book! My three wise wise words would be believe, trust & explore! Polly x

  • Reply Maria Hughes 10th December 2017 at 8:17 am

    Wow what a beautiful book. I would put Always Stay Positive x

  • Reply Rachael Arnold 10th December 2017 at 11:16 am

    3 wise words. Lovely idea. This book would bring out the best in our children x

  • Reply Kim Neville 10th December 2017 at 12:56 pm

    Hope, Trust and Kind

  • Reply Chris Andrews 10th December 2017 at 9:23 pm

    Leave a comment to let me know your three wise words. . . . . please / thank you / love

  • Reply jo liddement 11th December 2017 at 11:41 am

    Lovely book for children. My wise words would be love, hope and confidence

  • Reply Sally Collingwood 11th December 2017 at 2:52 pm

    Patience, empathy, understanding

  • Reply janine atkin 11th December 2017 at 11:18 pm

    always be yourself

  • Reply Ruth Harwood 12th December 2017 at 8:38 am

    Confidence, Morality, Understanding

  • Reply Christina Palmer 12th December 2017 at 9:32 am

    Love, compassion and friendship

  • Reply Rachael Sexey 12th December 2017 at 9:45 am

    Always be kind

  • Reply Kirsteen Mackay 13th December 2017 at 5:37 am

    Calm, Kind, Courteous

  • Reply Tia Simpson 13th December 2017 at 9:32 am

    Respect love and determination

  • Reply Miss Tracy Hanson 13th December 2017 at 12:31 pm

    Patience, honesty and love

  • Reply Jo Hutchinson 13th December 2017 at 4:19 pm

    wishbone, backbone, funnybone.

  • Reply michelle twin mum 15th December 2017 at 11:54 pm

    I’ve seen this book about in a few places now and it looks fantastic. I can’t believe I missed the comp! Mich x

  • Reply Sarah 16th December 2017 at 3:00 pm

    This looks fab – I got the original Book of Everyone for my brother’s Christmas a few years ago but this looks like a great book for kids 🙂

  • Reply Tim 16th December 2017 at 11:25 pm

    I love the idea of this. I think my three words would have to be “just be yourself”.

  • Reply The book worm 7th January 2018 at 8:53 pm

    Looks like a beautiful book!

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