For years, friends and members of the Solari network have urged me to write something in "book" form. I have finally begun this undertaking with, Gifting to the Children We Love.
This 64-page book focuses on gifts designed to help children build the knowledge, habits, and skills they need to understand and participate in our economy and the investment process, and to become financially independent. It also highlights ways in which children can understand and relate to real assets rather than financial speculation and manipulation.
There is no better way to build real wealth than to find ways of raising up the children in our lives. Whether it's the young people in our families, those in our personal networks, or the children in our communities, many opportunities exist to support children in learning, growing, and prospering.
If our economy and democracy are to revive, millions of individuals will need to turn failure into success. This means that if you want to save the world, I vigorously recommend helping members of your family. And that begins with protecting and nurturing the children.
"Wow, what a wonderful book! I am so impressed, and truly inspired. Your book is so important and needed. What a gift!"
— Dr. Elizabeth Medearis
"Catherine has written a most wonderful book for our time. Gifting to the Children We Love gives us a guide toward solutions in a simple yet most profound way. We all love children, whether biologically related to us or not. This book gives support to all children, and a vision for a better world."
— Estelle Foster
"The Gifting booklet is excellent and something really needed by today’s generation."
— Cyril R. Kay
"I breezed through Gifting like it was a breath of fresh air. The pages seemed to turn themselves as I inhaled one valuable idea after another. Thank you so much for transforming your words into a book that could be so easily gifted to others."
— William Kimball
"Gifting not only contains some well thought out and practical advice for children, it is organized and presented in an attractive, readable format. The reader may pick up the book read any chapter at will and absorb its wisdom."
— Dr. William Girouard
"Gifting to children is something we can all do, no matter what our financial circumstances are."
"We should never allow our children to feel powerless to make a difference. Instead, we should guide them to understand the people, enterprises, and systems around them and look critically for opportunities to make a difference."
"Whatever the particulars and opportunities in your family, supporting the children we love invariably requires involving and supporting the whole family."
"Before school curricula were changed to graduate young men and women oriented toward becoming good consumers and corporate employees, children learned a much wider variety of practical skills than they do today. Supplementing school courses with a wide range of experiences and practical skills helps children become more self-sufficient and, therefore, more financially independent. These skills can also help childen be supportive of their immediate family.