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Babies come equipped for victory. And they’ll achieve it if we’ll give them the help they need. Children prove it constantly as they overcome unbelievable challenges and demonstrate thrilling resiliency and strength. These “winners” say, “Believe in us, hold us close, teach us, show us how to live, and, please, please, please, keep on loving us. We’ll make it.” You’d better believe they will!

Invest where it counts: in family. We’re all making investments--the question is this: “What are we investing in?” We can invest our time, energy and money in the family, or we can invest it elsewhere, often telling ourselves that “I’m doing this for the family.” I invite you to listen to a story about a dad in Florida who learned the distinction between investing “for” the family, and investing “in” the family. What a bold and wise choice that father and husband made! It will pay off for generations to come.
Here's the story

You’re at the right place for valuable resources. If you care about what’s happening to families, with the resulting tragedy for children; if you ache to see children viewed as the treasures they are, and to see renewed respect for families; if you want resources that will help adults to equip youngsters to reach their full potential, then you’re at the right place.

This web site is about kids--big ones, little ones, and precious teenie-tiny ones; your kids, my kids, and the kids of others. It’s about the “big people” who share their world. It’s about inspiration, knowledge, and tools we can use to make a difference in the lives of children. It’s about building and being a part of an exciting network of tens of thousands of people, a huge “family,” that deeply cares about kids.

Our mission is to equip and inspire key people: parents, grandparents, brothers, sisters, teachers, coaches, scout leaders, Sunday school teachers, and others who can help children reach their full potential.

Can we do it? Can we prepare children to be intelligent, healthy, and secure? Can we help them be curious, exuberant, and yet disciplined? Can they be socially adept and fun to be with—and more? Sure! With input from many, including you readers, we’ll make both this site and the "Every Kid a Winner™ E-zine" enjoyable, exciting, and helpful.

Watch for the promise I’ll make to your and your family at the end of this letter.

I'm your cheerleader and colleague, Philip Dale Smith (mostly known as Dale). I’ve spent a lifetime working with kids. A children’s picture book author and novelist, I conduct school programs for children and Every Kid a Winner™ seminars for adults. I’ve been with tens of thousands of children in schools, youth camps, rallies, and retreats.

I’ve discovered that children:
      • Long to be loved
      • Need to believe in themselves
      • Hunger for affection
      • Yearn to feel that they count
      • Want boundaries, order and structure (believe it or not!)
      • Hope, almost desperately, that they have a bright future ahead.

Most adults long to see those dreams fulfilled for their children. But many don’t have a clue as to how to make it happen. All struggle with society’s constant obstacles. This resource site will be a help.

Who makes up our team?
My behind-the-scene partner is Mary Jo, my wife. Lisa Kay Hauser, associate editor of this web site and co-author of five of our books, is a published/recorded singer/song writer, and professional speaker. Oh, yes—she’s also our daughter and mother of three of our grand-children! Through this site you’ll get to know others who are a part of our super team of collaborators. Many are specialists. All care about kids! We’re passionate about teaming up with you and others to make a difference.

There’s a lot to share! Read each issue of the E-zine and regularly check out this site’s features such as...
       Do Babies Remember Birth? will thrill, delight and absolutely amaze you. The implications are astounding.
       Top Tips for Big Folks has ideas and insights for enriching family life. Do you have an idea to submit? Click the "Guidelines" button.
       A Book in the Spotlight highlights a benefit-rich publication, whether a novel, parenting how-to manual, or picture book.
       Baby’s Diary is a fun-filled feature that tries to imagine how a baby views and responds to his or her new world.
       A Story Worth Sharing is a nugget of insight or inspiration nestled in a story you’ll enjoy and want to share.
       Newsletter tells about our monthly “Every Kid a Winner™ E-zine and what you can
expect each issue to contain.

Main Menu (above) provides information and help in special areas of interest.
      • Need a Speaker? will help you find helpful and entertaining programs for your school, library, church, civic club, or other group.
      • Books and People leads to our books and their authors and illustrators. It also has
links to the “Family Store” and to Golden Anchor Press, our publishing company.
      • Media Room is where newspapers, radio and television stations and others can get in- depth information about Every Kid a Winner™ people, programs, and products.
       • Family Store is your shopping center for books, tapes, and other materials we have available to enrich your life and that of your family.
      • Contact Us provides ways you can get in touch with us. We want you to know that we are real people and that to the extent we can be, we’re here for you.
      • E-mail Us has an email form set up for you to use to send suggestions for future topics you’d like addressed, including questions you’d like answered.
       • Guidelines Would you like to submit stories, articles, or ideas for us to consider using on this site or in the newsletter? “Guidelines” provide suggestions for submission and will help you make your material a good fit.

There's enrichment for the whole family, not just help for the kids--The Every Kid a Winner™ concepts will do more than help children to be winners. Your entire family will benefit in real and wonderful ways.

I make you this promise: If you’ll generously apply the ideas shared on this site and in the newsletter, it will make a powerful, long-term difference in your family. Future generations will feel the impact! Want to be remembered generations from now? Apply these ideas and you will be. Positively.

It’s time for action! Families are hurting. Generations are losing touch with each other and becoming alienated. Hopes are fading, dreams are dying. Families are fragmenting and children are being lost. But together we can do something about it. We must.

What can you do?

1. When you subscribed to this site we immediately emailed you a list: “Good Things Happen When Families Read Together.” Print it out and discuss with your family how you can start a “Family Read Together Program.” Then do it!

2. Read, absorb, and apply principles and techniques found in this site’s feature articles. Pick at least one and put it to work.

3. Use the “Email Us” feature to suggest questions you’d like answered or topics you’d like to have us address in the future.

4. Tell others about this web site and E-zine.

5. Perhaps most important of all, don’t forget …

To change the world tomorrow, love a child today!

-- Dale Smith

P.S. Why, on a site about children and family, do we talk about Turn Back Time, a novel? For several reasons: It is delightful historical fiction that underscores family values. Without any cost, you can read several chapters online—or print them. Reading together is one of the most powerful ways to strengthen and bond families but wholesome entertaining reading material is hard to find. Based on the response of thousands, many of whom compare Turn Back Time to Christy and TV’s “The Waltons,” we’re confident you’ll love the book and want to read the sequels. Frankly, we also hope you’ll buy it because such sales help make it possible for us to maintain this site and provide the many free materials to strengthen families. But the sure way you can find out, without cost, if the book is one you’ll like is to click here and read some of this winner of the “Benjamin Franklin Award for Popular Fiction.” Happy reading!

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