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  • SubGenre:Parenting / Fatherhood
  • Language:English
  • Pages:24
  • Hardcover ISBN:9781098321758

Dada, dada

A song by Anuja Khemka

by Anuja Khemka

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Dada was written to celebrate the special bond between fathers and their children.

The relationship between a father and a child is foundational. Together, they experience the light and cheery moments of life, while also developing a deep emotional relationship.


My hope for Dada is that families will read the book together, enjoying its lyrical story and vibrant images. It was written to help parents unwind and destress after a long day at work, to instill happiness in their daily interactions with children, and at the same time, to create and verbalize a solid bond. Dada's illustrations invite children to search and discover the animals hidden on each page, stimulating their brains and helping them learn new things.

In my own family, reading time brings us joy and laughs. According to research, it also brings us closer together and supports the mental health and wellness of our children. I hope that Dada also brings that memorable, magical moments to your family.

About the author

Anuja Khemka, MSW, is a New York City-based author, columnist, and philanthropy leader working in education, and mental health and wellness. In 2020, Anuja launched The Campfire Method(TM) to help parents use storytelling to not only connect with their children, but to help them build key strengths and mindsets to take on the unique challenges they will face, such as bullying, self doubt, body image issues, peer pressure, anxiety and overwhelm. The Campfire Method was selected for a weekly column on the preeminent wellness platform, Thrive Global. She has also developed a series of books to help children build a sense of self, a growth mindset, and resilience. In addition to that, Anuja is an active columnist on Forbes, where she shares tips for mom-entrepreneurs tackling work-life balance, anxiety, stress and burnout.

Anuja is currently the Executive Director of Children's Hope India, an organization dedicated to bringing high-quality education, healthcare, nutrition, and skills attainment to the most vulnerable populations in India and New York. From 2017 to 2020, as Executive Director of national mental health equity nonprofit the Steve Fund, she partnered with universities around the country to rebuild their campuses as culturally-sensitive environments and support 2.5 million young people of color. In 2020, Anuja was selected by Crain's New York Business as a 2020 Notable Woman in Healthcare for Mental Health. Anuja has spent 15 years in the corporate sector in senior roles, the Goldman Sachs Foundation, and JPMorgan Foundation. Her work has been featured in Parents, the Huffington Post, Stanford Social Innovation Review, and New York Times. You can follow her on Instagram @thecampfiremethod