Hold on to Your Horses exists because my daughter needed a story that helped her visualize and control her impulsive ideas. I wrote the story, but quickly realized that the story needed pictures to really carry the message to a very active 5 year old. More than a dozen artists responded to my online plea. When Angela submitted, I knew I had found what I needed. I couldn't be more pleased that someone with talent of her caliber was willing to take on a small speculative project.
By mutual agreement Angela and I have decided to make this story available for free. We love this story and want others who love it to be able to share it easily. There may be other children out there who will be as benefited as my daughter has been.
For additional resources on helping kids grow or learn, check the links below:
The Power (and Peril) of Praising Your Kids This is a New York Times article that makes a powerful argument that as parents we should be rewarding efforts rather than results. The article cites several fascinating studies with solid statistics. It is definitely worth a read.
Books for ADD Kids and Their Parents This is a list of books that parents and kids can use to understand the experience of living with ADD/ADHD. Each listed book also has a description of why the book is useful.
Why Prodigies Fail This is a Psychology Today article that discusses why child prodigies so often fail to deliver on their early promise.