My articles on relationships and emotional and spiritual growth have appeared in many national magazines over the past twenty-five years, including Parents, Working Mother, The New York Times Magazine, and Cosmopolitan. My book Something More was named a Parents Magazine Best Parenting Book of the Year. I’ve also written for YourTango, The Good Men Project, Beliefnet.com and the Episcopal Cafe.
On Something More:
“Jean Fitzpatrick has written a wise, loving, and very useful book. I recommend it.” Rabbi Harold Kushner, author of When Bad Things Happen to Good People
“This is terrific! A much-needed positive resource for nurturing our children’s souls.” — John Bradshaw, author of Homecoming
“Something More is a book I want to give all my friends who have young children. It is fresh and wise….Above all, it is a loving book.” — Madeleine L’Engle
A Parents magazine Best Parenting Book
“An excellent resource for parents.” — Publisher’s Weekly
Once Upon a Family
“Fitzpatrick offers traditional tales from many cultures and abundant ideas for leading children to engage with the stories on their own terms. Her advice is pleasingly spiritual and decidedly noncookbook; she calls devotion to child-rearing guides that offer systems and tips ‘virtual parenting.'” — San Jose Mercury News
“Fitzpatrick’s discussions stimulate readers to review their own lives and show them how best to transmit the lessons they’ve learned to the next generation.” — The Washington Post Book World
On Small Wonder
“A wonderfully penetrating book that insightfully addresses the real questions that kids want to discuss in lucid, understandable language.” — Rabbi Earl Grollman, author of Talking About Death: A Dialogue Between Parent and Child.
From the Ashes
by Beliefnet, Neal Donald Walsch, Desmond Tutu and others includes a chapter by me. For more on life in these challenging times read comments by me in “The New Normal: Gas Masks, Insomnia, and Civility” in the Christian Science Monitor.
Articles and book excerpts by Jean
Care of the Soul