Book Tours: Book Excerpt Pearls and Tools of Wisdom for Parents & Children


Book Excerpt

Chapter Six – Just WORK

Biblical Explanation:

Hey everyone, it’s Dr. Donna again. This time around we are talking about the importance of working. Work, work, work. Why is work so important? Is it simply to earn an income so we can pay bills, have a place to live, and food on the table? Or is there more to it? God wants us to work because it provides opportunities to learn the skills of persistence, diligence, time management, and even attention to detail. And guess what creature he uses to explain the value of work? God uses the ant – an insect that is small and appears unimportant. However, God demonstrates with the ant’s life that success comes when we faithfully work. One thing to remember, though… We work – not to greedily collect wealth but because work allows us to use our blessings to show God’s goodness and to help others.

Here are a few about how and why God wants us to work:

  • Diligence will lead to riches, not only material wealth but spiritual abundance – Proverbs 10:4
  • We should work hard so that we can reap the benefits – Proverbs 10:5
  • We should work but not because of greed – Proverbs 25:16


Dr. Donna’s Everyday Lesson for Parents:

Parents, do you foster a good work ethic in your children? If yes, great job! If not, no worries – there’s no time like the present to begin teaching them the value of working hard. We need to guide our children to know that blessings are given to those that work for them. However, don’t forget our children also learn by watching us! So be sure to model for them a good work attitude!

Dr. Donna’s Everyday Lesson for Kids:

Kids, you watch your parents go to work every day, but did you know work is not only for adults, there is also work that children do! You work in school, you work when you complete your household chores, and you may even work on a project at church or in your community groups.

About the Book

coverTitle: Pearls and Tools of Wisdom for Parents & Children

Author: Donna Gardner

Genre: Children’s Book

Do you want to raise a child that is WISE?

As adults we are charged with protecting our most precious commodity… our children. The greatest protection we could offer them is to provide them with guidance on attaining wisdom. Within the pages of this book you will read the pearls of wisdom offered in God’s word. As well as learn tools that you and your child can apply to everyday life. May Pearls and Tools of Wisdom for Parents and Children be a blessing for you and your family as it provides guidance on the importance of listening, praying, learning, being positive, being good, working, and persevering.

Author Bio

Dr.-Donna-GardnerDr. Donna Gardner earned her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Binghamton University, and Master’s and Doctoral degrees in School Psychology from the Pennsylvania State University. She is in possession of a Georgia certification in School Psychology and a Georgia license in Psychology. She has over 15 years experience working in Pre-K -to-12 schools, and other clinical settings such as foster care and community based mental health agencies. Her areas of expertise include assessment, intervention, consultation, and counseling.

In addition, Dr. Gardner has over 8 years experience teaching undergraduate and graduate level courses for institutions such as Long Island University, Argosy University, University of Phoenix, Saint Leo University, and Iona College. She has published several articles in peer reviewed psychological journals and has presented at various national conferences. Dr. Gardner is a native New Yorker, now residing in Atlanta Georgia.

Currently, Dr. Donna is in the process of publishing two additional books: the first a memoir/self-help book on coping with mood disorders, the second a children’s book on multicultural resiliency.

When not engrossed in psychology or writing, Dr. Donna enjoys dancing, practicing Bikram Yoga, traveling, sampling new restaurants, doing community service activities with her sorority, and spending time with family & friends.

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