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As seen on the Today Show and in Parenting Magazine 

Now out in Paperback!

Praise for Trees Make the Best Mobiles: Simple Ways to Raise Your Child in a Complex World

“This book is a practical contemplation — a haiku for parents.  Pick it up to calm down and clarify the simple objective of parenting:  to be a present guide in the life of your child.  As the mother of four, I know the pressures that pull us out of the moment.  Jessica Teich and Brandel France de Bravo help relocate the values of listening, seeing, and sharing the discovery of each day with a child.”

–Meryl Streep, actor and mother of four.

“The authors speak with a warmth and clarity that reassures and informs parents just when they need it most. Theirs is a deft, appreciated touch in the shouting match that so often characterizes parenting books.”

–Kyle D. Pruett, M.D., Clinical Professor of Child Psychiatry, Yale University, author of Me, Myself and I: How Children Build Their Sense of Self

“In our fast-paced, high-pressure world, it’s easy to get drawn into a stressful, painstaking form of parenting.  In this lovely little book, Jessica Teich and Brandel France de Bravo remind us that the best parenting is often simple and instinctive — and they give practical ideas for helping parents stay present and see the wonder and connection, even when changing diapers.   A perfect book for new parents who want to break through the clutter and raise their children mindfully.”

–Richard Carlson, Ph.D., author of Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff

“It is a great book for new moms. It’s a small book but has some calming, practical ideas about how to keep things simple, trust your instincts and to not stress about the little things but instead, to just enjoy the process of helping your child grow up.”

–Heidi Klum, model, The New York Observer, 2005

“What a wonderful world we’d have if all children were raised with the sensitivity, insight and wisdom found in this delightful book.”

–Elaine St. James, author of SimplifyYour Life with Kids

“A light and lovely Zen-influenced collection…Their practical advice is peppered with loving reminders that for many mothers, life is too pressured and too fast.”

Fit Pregnancy

“This book encourages parents to do less, buy less, and plan fewer activities. It’s about learning to be with your baby, and letting your baby be.”

–Laura Dern, Actor, Vanity Fair, 2003

Read what the U.K.’s Telegraph Newspaper has to say about Trees and “slow parenting” in Less is more when bringing up baby by Christina Hopkinson.

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