Dr. Molly Barrow

The Official Dr. Molly Barrow Blog offers educational self help advice about relationships, business, dating, marriage, parenting, teenagers and children, self-esteem, love and romance. Dr. Molly Barrow holds a Ph.D in psychology and is the author of Matchlines for Singles and the self-esteem adventure series, Malia and Teacup Awesome African Adventure and Malia and Teacup Out on a Limb. Dr. Molly is a relationship and psychology expert host on progressiveradionnetwork.com and television guest.

Friday, February 12, 2010

Dr. Molly Barrow’s Malia & Teacup Selected as Orphanage First Books

Dr. Molly Barrow’s Malia & Teacup Series Selected as First Books
for African Orphanage Library

Twenty-two year old, Lillian Tuttle, a Fulbright scholar decided that she wanted to make a difference by establishing a library in an African orphanage school. Lillian traveled to Vihiga Children’s Home, an orphanage in a small village in Kenya, to tutor eighth grade students in preparation for their high school entrance exams. She carried with her only two books to start the library, Malia & Teacup Awesome African Adventure and Malia & Teacup out on a Limb, the self-esteem building adventures created by Dr. Molly Barrow.
The children had never experienced a library, did not know how to care for books nor understand the concept of loaning the books. However, the children were thrilled with the tales of African adventure and emotional challenges that Malia, a young girl who travels to Kenya to find her father, faces in the books.
The Edith Junior Academy School teachers did not expect one particular boy to pass his exams. Yet, after he read about the character Malia, he felt that he could relate to her desire to be better. He made the decision to study hard with Tuttle’s help and he did pass his exams. Books that demonstrate survival in dire circumstances can inspire a child to believe in him or herself and to fight for a better life. The new Lillian Tuttle Library has changed the lives of over one hundred orphaned children.
A journey of self-discovery, Malia & Teacup Awesome African Adventure (ISBN: 978-0-9825109-0-2 7/2009) for ages 9 and up, is a fast-paced and fun book to read with 325-pages and 31 illustrations. Malia & Teacup Out on a Limb (ISBN: 978-0-9825109-1-9) is the younger version for 6-8 year olds. The Florida Sunshine State Young Readers Award Committee has nominated both books for the 2010 children’s book award. The book back pages and web site provide parents and teachers help with challenging discussion topics.
“A spoonful of adventure makes the psychology go down,” according to Barrow, author, Walden University clinical psychology graduate and psychotherapist. Just as Mary Poppins helped children take their medicine with a little sugar, Barrow uses exciting adventure books to embed subtle positive messages about building self-esteem. “Self-esteem is the single most important factor for the safety of a child. How a child values themselves is the first line of defense in dangerous situations against school bullies, predators, and abuse.”
Malia & Teacup books are available at www.maliaandteacup.com, www.drmollybarrow.com, Kindle and bookstores. Discounts are available for groups or schools for underprivileged children from the publisher, Barringer Publishing.



Dr. Molly Barrow holds a Ph.D. in clinical psychology and is the author of Matchlines for Singles, Matchline for Couples, and Malia and Teacup: Awesome African Adventure and Malia and Teacup: Out on a Limb. As an authority on relationship and psychological topics,Dr. Barrow is a member of the American Psychological Association, Screen Actors Guild, and Authors Guild and is a licensed mental health counselor. Dr. Molly has appeared as an expert in the film, My Suicide, documentaries Ready to Explode and KTLA Impact, NBC news, PBS In Focus, WBZT talk radio, and in O Magazine, Psychology Today, Newsday, New York Times, CNN, The Nest, MSN.com, Yahoo, Match.com, Women's Health, Harvard Business School, Women's World, has a radio show on blogtalkradio.com and is a columnist for Menstuff.org.


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