Elishia Basner, M.S.

A school counselor, writer, mother & unwavering optimist dedicated to helping children develop social and emotional skills to become the people they want to be.

In this self-help guide, a school counselor-turned writer cuts through the noise to show us the basics of genuinely becoming better, happier people. 

Weaving quotes, stories, and personal experiences, Mrs. Basner offers a powerful alternative to your best friend’s “wise” advice. In Grown, you’ll explore such profound questions as: Can you learn to control your emotions? What makes a good friendship? What do you do if you feel unsafe? What do you do when you worry too much? What happens if you fail?

The author has spent her career teaching people how to get out of their own way and find their best selves. Told in language we all can understand, Grown will reshape how you think about success and give you the tools and strategies you need to transform your life.