Judy H. Wright
Who is Judy H. Wright
aka Auntie Artichoke?
What’s with the Artichoke?
Judy is a parent educator, family coach, and personal historian who has written more than 20 books, hundreds of articles and speaks internationally on family issues, including care giving. Trained as a ready to learn consultant, she works with Head Start organizations and child care resource centers. She also volunteers time writing end-of-life stories for Hospice.
She and Dwain, her husband of 40 years, have six grown children and seven grandchildren. They consider their greatest success in life that their children like themselves and each other. The honorary title of “Auntie” is given in many cultures to the wise women who guide and mentor others in life.
The artichoke also became a teaching lesson when Judy, with her young family, moved into military housing in California to find Artichokes in their yard. Given that it takes two years for the vegetable to flower, the original gardener never got to see the seeds of her labor. Many times, our actions and reactions in life are felt by people we will never meet, but we plant the seeds of kindness anyway.
The symbol of the artichoke has great meaning in her teaching and writing. As she works with families, she sees frequently only the outer edges are exposed and can be prickly, hard to open and sometimes bitter to the taste. They are closed to new ideas or methods. Many families prefer the known over the unknown, even when the old patterns and skills are not serving them well.
But, as you expose the artichoke and people to warmth, caring, and time, gradually the leaves begin to open and expose the real treasure—the heart.
You will enjoy Judy's approachable manner, wonderful storytelling and common-sense solutions gleaned from working with hundreds of families and organizations just like yours. Your encounter with Judy will leave you feeling inspired, entertained and especially motivated. Visit Judy's website for excellent references and a full listing of books, workshop topics, tele-classes and testimonials.
To make arrangements for your group or organization to enjoy having Judy present a keynote address, workshop or training session, please contact her at:
Judy H. Wright aka Auntie Artichoke, the Storytelling Trainer
(406) 549-9813, Email: Judy@ArtichokePress.com
www.ArtichokePress.com “Finding the heart of the story in the journey of life.”
Free eBook at www.UseEncouragingWords.com
“Visiting with Judy is like having a cup of tea with a loving auntie.”
"We are all grateful for the incredible work you do to birth these stories."
Where to find Judy H. Wright online
Where to buy in print
Building Self Esteem and Confidence
One of the most important skills for improving the relationship between parents and children is encouragement. Focus on the strengths of your child to build self-confidence and self-esteem. Parents who encourage their children help them to develop the courage to be imperfect.
How To Raise Resilient Bounce Back Kids
How does your child handle disappointment? What happens when they don’t win the game, election or friend? Are they resilient? Do they want to quit the team when they are not chosen for play? Can they bounce-back from disappointment or failure and find new ways to become empowered?
How do you handle discouragement and crisis? What happens when you face adversity?
Raising Smart & Kind Kids: The Preschool Years
Raising Smart and Kind Kids: The Preschool Years
Raising Smart & Kind Kids – Preschool
Too many parents ask “how smart is my kid?” when the real question should be, “how is my kid smart?” Every child is smart in his or her own way. Some children are physically agile while others are agile problem solvers.
Raising Smart & Kind Kids: The Toddler Years
While many parents will find these tips common sense, Wright’s experience has shown that common sense is not that common. Many parents were not parented themselves and so need suggestions of what to do in teaching and nurturing situations.
As a village, we need to share our resources, ideas and assistance to make sure all children receive the opportunity to blossom.
Raising Smart & Kind Kids: The Baby Years
Raising Smart & Kind Kids: The Baby Years are the most productive time to connect, communicate and create a smart and kind kid. Infant development experts (and I am one) believe that the first years of a child's life are prime for learning and grasping concepts that will enhance the rest of their lives.
77 Ways to Get Your Kids to Help at Home
We want our children to grow and prosper but we also want some cooperation and help in keeping the house and chores done. Our children may very well think that our only goal is to get them to clean the laundry room and keep them from going to the mall. But in a parent’s mind, we see our goal as raising a responsible, trustworthy human being who will be able to stand on his own two feet in life.
Text Bullying - Is Your Child Being Bullied Online?
Most adults don’t know how to prepare their children for the ever increasing issue of bullying both on and offline. They may remember incidences from their past where they were the victim or target and the panic they felt. They may also remember a time when they were the bully or ringleader of a group who were mean to another. Learning to deal with bullies is an important part of growing up.
The Cyberbully Report - 7 Tips to Teach Children Internet Safety
Studies show that between 15-25% of U.S. students are bullied daily. One study reported that the bullying had lasted six months or longer. Even though each child is different, those who bully others share some common characteristics.
This report contains the Who, What, Where, How, When, Why, and What's next of bullying. Learn to be proactive as a caring parent.
Smashwords book reviews by Judy H. Wright
- The Self-Publishing Manual, Volume 2
on July 25, 2011
Hello from Montana,
Thanks Dan for telling me about Smashwords. It is always a pleasure to learn with you.
Looking forward to reading this in the car on our vacation.
Judy Helm Wright
- The Self-Publishing Manual, Volume 1
on Aug. 15, 2011
Hello from beautiful Montana,
I have heard Dan speak many times, and yet I always learn something new. I could not find my original book and so when I heard him say Smashwords and on sale, I jumped on it.
This is a terrific site and great bargain on excellent information. I will be back. Not only to buy, but to list my own info-products.
Thanks Dan, for your helpful tips and techniques.
Judy H. Wright, author and keynote speaker