Meet Shanna Truffini
Raising Emotionally Empowered Kids!
Dig into a new mindset to help children identify, communicate & manage their emotions through an empowering process!
Shanna Truffini’s children’s book and platform, You Are a Gardener®️ uses gardening vocabulary to help kids identify strong emotions and turn them into empowering and positive solutions.
The #PullYourWeeds® Blog
The evolution of the #PullYourWeeds® Blog started in February of 2019. Truffini's intention was to create a destination for families and educators to learn more about the values of adapting positive Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) skills and tools for children at home and in the classroom.
The blog features 2-3 new posts a week all rooted in empowering children with tools to hep their gardens grow healthy and strong.
Featuring: crafts, healthy recipes, inspirational stories, free resources, mindfulness activities, videos and more!
Hello Gardeners® & Camp Hello Gardeners® Video Series
One of the first programs to sprout was Truffini's video series, Hello Gardeners®. This idea came from Shanna Truffini's daughter, Anna when she was only 8 years old. She had the idea to create a show where every episode Anna and her brother Aidan would help other children 'pull their weeds and turn them into seeds', plus feature a fun craft or mindfulness activity. They filmed their fist episode in their grandparent's greenhouse in the fall of 2018 along with the talents of their videographer Kelsey DeLaney, who is also the illustrator of You Are a Gardener®. Since then they have filmed over 20 episodes and also created a spin off series this summer called Camp Hello Gardeners®.
#PullYourWeeds® SEL Workshops & Assemblies
(For Ages 4-11)
Connecting with children and spreading the You Are a Gardener® seeds is something Shanna Truffini is extremely passionate about. Her SEL program includes a book reading and discussion of her You Are a Gardener™️ children’s book, an interactive SEL workshop and a fun group craft or activity.
The #PullYourWeeds® program is rooted in social emotional learning (SEL) skills, growth mindset tools, self-empowerment, confidence building, conflict resolution skills and mindfulness activities.
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