Readers Review “Know Thyself: A Kid’s Guide to the Archetypes” by Kiersten Marek, LICSW

Thanks for all the requests!  Here are some early reviews from readers:

What I specifically like about the book is the non-judgmental approach to all the different facets of our personalities; the positive and simple action steps listed for each archetype (I got some good ideas for myself!); tips for understanding the strengths and weaknesses of each archetype and how to best utilize each facet of our personalities; and finally, the wonderful way you presented each “type” in a simple and completely relatable manner. It’s such a great little book and I have several kids — both young and old! — that I plan on gifting it to.

And here’s another:

I loved your book. Just the right tone to speak to kids, but adults (mom, dad, aunt, uncle…) will benefit too. The drawings are wonderful. It really seems like it will be helpful to its readers as well as just a good read. Who knew Jung could be distilled so well?

And finally:

This is a compact, tween-friendly intro to the Jungian perspective, aimed at empowering kids to recognize and reflect on their subcognitive processes. The writing is straightforward and the simple illustrations capture the essentials. My twelve-year-old came away saying “I get it, archetypes are like unconscious memes,” which tells me the book works as designed. — John McDaid

 

 

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