Wise Bear Testimonials
Wise and insightful children’s stories can offer wonderful opportunities for your children to learn from their essential lessons and principles. They can help your children make sense of the various challenges and experiences they face along their childhood journey. The lessons and perspectives Wise Bear shares in his stories will help free your children from the mental blocks that could hold them back. These insightful lessons could make the difference between your children living an inspired and vitalized life or one of frustration and anxiety.
So often we learn things later on in life that we wished we had known when we were growing up. The lessons available in The Wise Bear Stories will make sure your children don't have to go through the ageing process to acquire incredible wisdom. They can acquire practical insights and great wisdom now from The Wise Bear Stories.
If your children can learn to master their minds as Wise Bear shows them, they can learn to master their lives and go on to live with ever greater meaning and extraordinary fulfilment.
Dr John Demartini – International best-selling author of The Values Factor
I just love the Wise Bear Stories. Being a filmmaker, I am always excited by writing that delivers hidden messages.
Leo Hughes, Associate Producer Star Wars: The last Jedi
What great books to read in one sitting. They contain an important message and some sound advice from Wise Bear that is made easy for children to understand. The exercises at the end of the books are a great way to allow children to think about their own situations and how they relate to Wise Bear's advice. If only we all had a Wise Bear in our lives.
Lesley Bigmore - Mum
'I think they're terrific. A great balance between gentle story-telling and practical insights for children and their families. They are very calming and allow the reader to feel safe in the care of Wise Bear whilst leaving with some essential tools to move forward in a positive and enlightened way. The exercises at the back I can see would be great in shifting mindsets and providing robust strategies when dealing with difficult social situations and to navigate moments or seasons of self doubt. They are insightful and thoughtful, quick to read and beautifully illustrated. A great addition to any home or school library.'
Adrienne Ferguson - English & Drama School Teacher
The Wise Bear is an intriguing and creative way of giving really good messages to young children. At a time when children are bombarded with messages from all kinds of platforms, this is a great way of parents taking back some of the control using interesting stories that will both entertain and inform their kids.
Adrian Shergold, Film Director, Pierrepoint, Cordelia
I wish these had been available when my children were younger. There wasn’t a single issue in the Wise Bear Stories that as parents we didn’t have to address on some level over the years. The stories are laid out clearly and concisely in language that children will understand and more than anything encourage them to see things in a different light, a different perspective or from the point of view of others. There are plenty of guides on how to be a parent. These are a guide on how to be a child.
Simon Ware-Lane – father of 4 girls
The wise bear stories are beautifully constructed. Scott has done a great job at bringing to life everyday occurrences and turning them into interesting tales from which children can learn and make sense of the world around them.
Peter Richardson, Writer & Director, Founder of ‘The Comedy Strip’
Love this sort of thing! The Wise Bear Stories are a unique way of communicating with kids. Well done Scott.
Kevin Proctor, Film Producer, Funny Cow
I have known Scott Cranfield, the author of the Wise Bear series of books for nearly ten years. Throughout this time, I have admired his incredible understanding of what makes people tick and how to help them unpick the little knots that everyday life presents us. I found the Wise Bear series to be a really insightful coming together of Scott’s many years of experience; delivered in a warm, friendly but empowering message that would be helpful to both parents and young readers alike.
Paul Williams, London
Reading through these wonderful stories, I had tears of inspiration throughout.
Scott has managed to so clearly and simply capture the beautiful universal laws that govern us for children to have access to from a very early age. It is the very thing left out of education and Scott definitely has fulfilled some of that gap by creating these wonderful stories. I love that he has referred to some of the advice coming from Dr D as this is great credit to our mentor Dr John Demartini. Although the books will be for children I know many adults like myself will have just as much fun reading them.
I have no children myself however have many nieces and nephews that I will definitely be gifting these books too and recommending my clients to buy as well. These are a must have story book for all children as it really sets them up for the truth of life not a fantasy of a one sided world that they spend many years trying to achieve.
Well done Scott, a true inspiration to read and I cannot wait for my friends and family to read this too. I’m truly blessed to have crossed paths with such an inspiring soul like you in my life.
Manmeet Kaur Chowdhry- Optimum Thinking
“The Wise Bear stories are an excellent resource to use with children to help them see that the answer to many of the issues which face them, are within themselves. The familiar situations and the careful questions Wise Bear poses really make the children think deeply and come up with solutions. Sharing these stories with an adult who can guide them to the answers will help children come to terms with everyday issues and change they way they think. These accessible stories will develop resilience, independence and good mental health and well being for pupils.”
Anne Swift - Headteacher Goathland Primary School, North Yorkshire & Past President of the National Union of Teachers
I have been fortunate enough to work for Scott Cranfield for 15 years, literally from the day I started coaching. To say I was fortunate to have had such a mentor as Scott from the very beginning of my career would be an enormous understatement. He has been one of the biggest influences on my career and life for a number of reasons. He not only taught me the principles of what it means to be an effective coach, but has also encouraged me and helped me to answer bigger questions that I think we all ask of ourselves. Questions such as; What does a successful career look like for me? What are my highest values? Where do I want my greatest contribution to be? These questions have continuously shaped and guided not only my career but also many of the coaches Scott has come into contact with over the years. It is something for which I’m eternally grateful, and as you read Scott’s incredible book series you will I’m sure find yourself reflecting on these questions and many more. Its really great to see Scott’s rare ability for understanding people expand beyond just golf and now reaching a wider audience. I hope you benefit in the same way I have done.
Steven Orr -PGA Master Professional
"These stories are a wonderful way of delivering some of the greatest teachings from some of the deepest thinkers. Scott has created an opportunity in the form of a book for children and parents to come together and work through some of our daily personal challenges with introspection in a very practical way! I loved reading these stories, they reflect the rules of nature and you can't go far wrong when you look to nature to stimulate thoughts and ideas. I think that these stories are an invaluable experience for our minds"
Christopher Sritharan - Anatomy in Motion
I think The Wise Bear books are excellent for the children of today, a real reminder to value themselves as a unique person. Hopefully these books will empower young children to be strong when they face the pressures from peers and social media.
Well done, what an excellent project!
Rozzy Hyslop. BA Ed PGDipSp.LD EYPS - Principal of Marmalade Schools Ltd
I love the way this valuable and much needed information is delivered in such an easy to digest and relatable way. Both kids and their parents will get a lot out of the shared experience of reading together.
The illustrations are really cute and have that classic feel, and I love that the Wise Bear has a little hipster look to him with the glasses and bow tie.
I LOVE the affirmations and tasks at the end too. I’ve never seen this in a children’s book. It makes so much sense.
Jack Cox - USA
“Parents will love these stories. They are great for posing big questions and helping your child to see the answers lie within themselves. Learning about resilience, independence and how what you say to yourself, your inner voice, can impact on how you cope with life’s challenges both sporting and in general. Helping kids to have balanced minds is surely what every parent wants.”
Peter Myers - PGA Professional
As someone who has worked with children and young people for over 40 years, I am delighted to come across Scott Cranfield’s ‘Wise Bear’ books. They provide a great medium to support parents and other adults in discussing with children the issues that children are troubled by in their everyday lives and which parents often struggle to find an appropriate way of addressing. In an age when social media are exerting huge pressures on children, the more they can be helped to find strategies to confront these pressures, the better. The ‘Wise Bear’ books do exactly that and will help children develop into rounded adults with excellent relationship skills.
Paul Lincoln - Previously teacher, advisor and director of education
I have recently read the Wise Bear stories with my 12 year old son. For many years Conall was an avid reader and writer but as he gets older the lure of modern computers and gadgets has become more appealing to him and his friends
Football, Golf and sport in general have always been a great outlet for him but not always available due to our “ 6 month “ winters !!!
The Wise Bear stories gave both of us a great opportunity to sit down together, read the stories, discuss them and their individual themes whilst also spending quality time
Conall will go to secondary school next year which brings its own challenges, a bigger new school with new faces will naturally bring some apprehension and nervousness
Whilst Conall was reading the stories I could see him stop and take in what he was reading, going through his own thought processes in relation to the various themes
I have no doubt these stories have enabled Conall to think differently in relation to various situations and more importantly how he might deal with them if they arise
I congratulate you on your work to date with Wise Bear and look forward to more instalments as I also have 2 younger daughters. They are not only a fantastic tool for parents as I can only assume they would be invaluable to teachers and educators in general
I wish you nothing but the very best and every continued success with Wise Bear !!!
Yours sincerely - Scott Neville ( Ireland )
Wow this was absolutely amazing! I read the bullying one to my children 4 & 5yrs old and they both found benefits to their challenging situations at school and nursery! It brought a tear to my eye as my eldest child was being bullied at the beginning of the school year and now she has seen the benefits to it. Absolutely fantastic work and I am sure you will have a lot of success with this. Well done!