When a storm is coming, all other birds seek shelter. The eagle alone avoids the storm by flying above it. So, in the storms of life may your heart be like an eagle’s and soar above.” – Author Unknown

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Articles in this category include a large and growing list of articles. They help those who work with children and parents with various child issues, from helping a child to cope with traumatic events, helping a child become a successful adult, helping a child deal with depression, and raising a child to be a reader. Their ultimate purpose is to enable all children to soar like eagles above life’s storms.

Bobbie J Rae’s vision is insightful and motivating. It brings you a successful and positive outlook on life.

These posts teach strategies to raise healthy, happy, and successful children.

Near a River is a photographic children’s book about two young bald eagles who are eager for their mother to teach them to fly so they may soar over the storms in their lives. Near a River encourages early childhood reading. BJ hopes that every child becomes a strong reader and soars above the storms in life.

Enjoy BJ’s encouraging words on Near a River!

BJ’s children’s common core eagle reading book Near a River is available on Amazon.com and Barnesandnoble.com. Buy BJ’s   encouraging eagle reading book for a child you care about today!


Do you know what the term snowflake feelings means? A tragic event happened on Wednesday, February 14, 2018 in Parkland, Florida. On this infamous day, Nikolas Cruz opened fire on his former high school around 2:19 pm and murdered 17 Read more…


Encouraging you to succeed the Tom Brady way on near a river.

A technique to succeed in reaching every goal in your life. In 2016, the Patriots lost the AFC Championship and the team did not make it to the Super Bowl. So Tom Brady made it his goal to win the Read more…


Encouraging everyone to be an angels on Near a River.

Got pain?  Feeling depressed or anxious?  Let’s be angels! “Are you an angel?”, an Appalachian Trail hiker I was helping yesterday asked me.  I said, “No, I am just someone who loves to help others.”  He replied, “Then you are Read more…


Encouraging everyone to mend relationships with love on Near a River.

Part one in an encouraging series of posts on how to mend relationships. My Grandma only had a second grade education but she was very wise.  She taught me so many things about life in what she told me and Read more…


Encouraging you to mend ANY relationship (Stop proving you are right) on Near a River.

Part two in a series of posts on how to mend any relationship. In part one of this series of posts, I wrote that the first step in mending any relationship is loving the person unconditionally.  First you have to Read more…


Encouraging you to mend ANY relationship with these four steps on Near a River.

Yes, you can mend ANY relationship! In the first three posts in this series, you read the first three steps to mending ANY relationship.  First, you must commit to loving the person.  Second, you must give up your need to Read more…


Encouragement to prevent abuse on Near a River.

Too afraid to cry or speak, I kept thinking to myself, “Don’t hurt me!” When I was a child, I dreaded the months after Christmas.  It was during this time that the abuse in my home was the worst of Read more…


Encouraging you to do your online holiday shopping safely on Near a River.

Make Christmas shopping a bit easier! The past year has flown by so fast–I find it hard to believe that it is already time for Christmas shopping. Here are some more strategies for saving money and shopping online safely. Shopping Read more…


Encouraging you to read this journal for your health on Near a River.

Do you feel unwell? Please read this journal about mold issues. Do you or someone you know have allergies and asthma or other health conditions?  If so, please read this journal. Journal November, 1975 My Mother remarried. Unfortunately, the man Read more…


Encouraging you to think clearly on Near a River.

Two strategies to help you think clearly, accomplish more, and feel happier. As a traumatic brain injury survivor, I often struggle to think clearly.  Some days my brain just does not want to work.  So I went to work researching. Read more…

"Each reader's heart is like an eagle's and can soar above the storms in life..." - Near a River's Author, BJ Rae.

Written with uplifting words of encouragement, Near a River is a photographic children's book about two young bald eagles who are eager for their mother to teach them to fly so they may soar over the storms in their lives. Near a River encourages early childhood reading. BJ hopes that every child becomes a strong reader and soars above the storms in life.

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