Seven Times the Sun

Guiding Your Child Through the Rhythms of the Day

“What a balm for the too-often bewildered child of today! What a tool for the too-often hurried and confounded parent of today!”

James Starzynski, M.Ed. Reading and Learning disabilities
Seven Times the Sun by Shea Darian Front Cover

Sometimes the ordinary events in a child’s life can be difficult – a child who resists going to bed, fusses over food, or dawdles at picking up toys. Seven Times the Sun is a one-of-a-kind book, full of ideas, reflections, and practical advice offering a fresh view of daily life in the home and family. Weaving songs, stories, family rituals, and verses throughout, Darian shows how to bring joy to such daily events as mealtimes, going to bed, chores, naps, and playtime.

As a counselor, I found this book to be a very valuable tool for deepening the intimacy between parent and child… So many clients I’ve worked with are hungry for sacred connection in their lives. Darian’s many suggestions provide creative, structured guidance for opening to receive this inspiration.

Wendy Jo Johnson, M.A., Counselor

Parents seeking to strengthen family life through a more conscious attention to rhythm will find this book a tremendous resource. Filled with songs, verses, stories, and suggestions for family activities… Shea Darian encourages readers to awaken their own creative possibilites.

Signe E. Schaefer, Waldorf Educator

Seven Times the Sun Companion CD

53 songs from Seven Times the Sun: Guiding Your Child Through the Rhythms of the Day by Shea Darian… to grace your home and family with a greater sense of joy, hope, love, peace. $15.95 USD

“Shea Darian is an accomplished musician with a voice that must cause angels to bend nearer to earth.”

Nancy Parsons, Reviewer and former owner of

This companion CD is a collection of songs from Shea’s well-loved book, Seven Times the Sun: Guiding Your Child Through the Rhythms of the Day. For parents and caregivers to learn by ear simple songs to sing with children throughout the day – morning, mealtime, play, work, quiet time, healing, family time, bedtime and personal renewal.