Tending the Family Heart Wins Young Voices AwardPsych Central is pleased to congratulate Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker, author of our first e-book, Tending the Family Heart on receiving a Gold “Young Voices Foundation Award” in the parenting category. This prestigious award is handed out only once a year, and Dr. Hartwell-Walker was the only winner this year in the parenting category.

The Young Voices Foundation is the sponsor of the Young Voices Foundation Awards, which honors books and media that inspire, mentor and educate young people and their families. Judging is based on content (emphasis on strong family values and suitability for the specified age group), originality, design, and production quality.

The judging panel for the award includes published authors, editors, publishers, educators, young readers, parents, and family counselors.

The Young Voices Foundation is a non-profit dedicated to mentoring creative young people and encouraging a life-long love of the written word.

Tending the Family Heart is an e-book available exclusively for the Amazon Kindle and the Barnes & Noble Nook e-readers. “Tending the Family Heart explains how everyday simple acts and gestures prepare our children to cope with life’s challenges and model the skills they will need to create loving families of their own someday,” notes the author, who is also a long-time contributor to Psych Central.

Each chapter of the book outlines common areas of family life that can be opportunities for developing a family’s heart. These parenting tasks — from making and keeping traditions, to giving back as a family, to teaching responsible use of technology — build and support warmth and connection within the family. Stories and tips in each section provide suggestions that are feasible for even the busiest parent.

“I’m very pleased that our very first e-book garnered such an award by the Young Voices Foundation,” noted Psych Central founder and publisher, Dr. John Grohol. “It is an honor to have Dr. Hartwell-Walker’s engaging writing recognized as an important contribution to the field of parenting.”

The book has also garnered a 5-star rating on both Amazon.com and Barnes & Noble.com.

Tending the Family Heart is available now.