Ashley Bartley, M.Ed., NCC is a school counselor whose writing has been published in The Joyful Life Magazine and on the Kindred Mom Blog. She earned her B.A. in Psychology from The University of Virginia and her M.Ed. in School Counseling from The College of William & Mary in Williamsburg, VA, where she grew up. She also has a diploma from The Institute of Children’s Literature and is a National Board Certified Counselor. She lives in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley of Virginia with her husband and three young boys.
DIAMOND RATTLES LOVES TO TATTLE
Help children discern between tattling and reporting with my debut children’s book, Diamond Rattle Loves to Tattle! Children will learn to identify the size of their problem in order to determine whether to tell an adult or try to handle the problem on their own.
“Diamond Rattle Loves to Tattle” tells the story of Diamond the rattlesnake, a rule-follower who reports all minor incidents, often interrupting her teacher and inhibiting her ability to make friends. Her teacher encourages her to only report potential for harm, bullying, and danger and suggests strategies for handling small problems. When Diamond’s classmate causes a major problem, Diamond is able to save the day with her unique abilities and initiative-taking. Her teacher channels Diamond’s keen eye into a new leadership role as a safety patrol.
The Joyful Life Magazine
- “From A to Z: 26 Device-Free Summer Activities for Kids” Print magazine article for the Surrender issue (June 2019)
Kindred Mom Blog
- Seeking Solitude in the Midst of Motherhood (February 2019)
- Simple Family Tradition: Fire Pit Night (August 2018)
Running at Disney blog