Diane and Julia Loomans are a mother and daughter team who are convinced that "self-esteem is like good nutrition — the more our children have it, the healthier and stronger they become." They have gathered a wide-ranging and impressive compilation of 100 ways to nourish this all-important quality in young ones.

We were glad to see some of our spiritual practices in these activities: The Paying Attention Game, The Gratitude Attitude, Imagine That!, One Minute Love Connections, Play Night, Teachers of Peace, and Exploring the Wonders of the World. The Loomans are also to be commended for their top-drawer batch of quotations and their advocacy of conflict resolution, a wellness lifestyle, a global perspective and a spiritual point-of-view.