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Sent on Mormon-News: 22Jan02
By Kent Larsen
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LDS Woman's Website Boosts Self Esteem

PROVO, UTAH -- Anne Bright, a Utah-based LDS Church member, has brought her considerable training and experience to bear in helping children gain self esteem. She has started to produce products that promote happiness in family life, self-esteem, and the ability to use free agency wisely when making life's choices. She hopes to eventually use the website to open a childcare center.

Bright's experience comes in part from her fourth child, Becky, who was born with Cystic Fibrosis. Soon after Becky's birth, her husband left the family, and Anne was forced to work to support the family. Eventually, her daughter's condition worsened to the point that she had to stop work, and seek medical assistance. That led to a difficult choice, "After much prayerful thought," she says, "I felt guided to replace my job with further study. I took a degree in Psychology."

She completed her degree, and eventually started lecturing on social work and child development. Then Becky passed away, and Anne spent a long time healing from her daughter's tragic death. Eventually, as she recovered, "I began to feel guilty for sitting on ideas for products that could benefit the world," she recalls. "It was especially difficult to work on them because it was a reminder that Becky was no longer there to help and enjoy the results. Then I became aware that she, of all people, would want me doing things that would bring happiness to others and myself. So I began again, with the Lord's help bringing to reality those ideas Becky and I had designed together."

Now BZ Learning produces easy to use, books, posters, coloring books, paper dolls and games to help a child's self-esteem grow as he learns, through play, the joy of working and communicating his feelings and emotions with others.


Single Mother of Five Helps Children Gain Self-Esteem 17Jan02 I2
By Anne Bradshaw


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