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Are You & Your Kids Ready . . . Just in case??

Kid readyAs parents, we wonder (sometimes constantly) if our kids are ready.  Ready for kindergarten.  Ready to ride the bus.  Ready to be “dropped off” without mom.  With each new stage, comes new questions of “readiness.”  Sometimes we prepare them; and sometimes, they can suddenly prepare us.  Whether we’re ready or not.

Be ready.  Be ready to be their leader, their source of information, their “at that moment” teacher of values.  Some things come quickly with these kids, especially in this rapidly developing world in which we live.  Be ready.  I can help.  I can help your kids too (and have them laugh along the way).

Check out my books.  They’ve helped a lot of parents, caregivers, kids . . . to be ready . . . for so much.  For girls, I suggest a Just In Case pouch.  Yep.  A Pouch.  Just in case.  Read on, check out my books.  There’s that . . . and more . . . awaiting to help you and your middle graders be ready . . .

A New . . . (Back-to-School) . . .Season

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It was dark when the alarms went off.

My soon-to-be 6th grader said it felt like she was getting on an airplane. When else was she up, dressed, and breakfasted by 6:15 am?

My high school freshman was relatively chipper for his typical 14-year old self as he embarked on the world of high school.

Off they went, with the sunrise, to catch the bus.

Gone, for now, are days of the sunlit freedom of summer bliss. Surely they will come again.

For many of us, it’s a new season. A season of new schedules, fresh priorities, revisited goals and values.

For many of you, your child will be embarking on the season of puberty, whether you know it or not (or like it or not!)  Be ready.  Be prepared.  Take a deep breath.  And know it will all be fine.  Check out my books.  They’re here and they’re ready to help.

“You Don’t Need To Tell Me About The Birds & The Bees. I Downloaded It All From The Internet.”

Dad-Son Internet

 

Study after study has shown that kids want to learn about “the birds & the bees” from their parents.  

Grab the reins.  You can do it.  Be the source of information for them.  You’ll be glad you did.  Grab a hold of one of my books.  It will lead the way — and open up some good discussion too.  Check out my books (one for girls & one for boys), along with this latest review:

Our kids are going to learn alot about themselves and this world from the world, and that’s not really a good place to start. I want my children to learn from me so much so that I homeschool them. Have you ever heard the quote, “I have seen the village and I don’t want them raising my child?” Well that is how my husband and I look at this world and all it has to offer. If you want them to know the truth about how things really are whether its the world they live in or the skin they live in, its best coming from us—the parents of said child.

Well apparently the author of my latest review, Terri Shearer Trenchard felt much the same way when she started to teach her son about the facts of life, only to be disappointed by the books she found on the topic. She then set out to create the boy version of this same book, “Bork Reveals the Real Deal About the Facts of Life”, which is a book designed to help boys with that tender subject at the ripe old ages of 9-13 years old. So I was offered the girl version of the follow up book, this book entitled Corky Gives The Whole Scoop On The Facts Of Life (For Girls Only!).

The author has really managed to put together a great coming of age book that is light hearted and full of educational quality directed towards our girls that will engage them. From puberty, pimples, to peer pressure this book mentions it all as well as explains some of those tough topics that are hard for us as parents to talk with our girls about. But the good thing is the conversations don’t have to stop there, this book will help your daughter talk more to us about those things that are of a concern to her.

The book is narrated by Corky, a fun loving young girl that will lead your daughter to a better understanding of her body and hopefully open up the communication with her parents. This is a great book full of good advice for your daughter or that special young girl in your life that is approximately between the ages of 9-13.

(Review by Jaylynn Patterson)

Being A Dad Can Be Hard Work

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. . . especially when it comes to raising those . . . girls . . . and dare I even mention . . . those . . . teenage girls.  I do remember good ‘ole John Gray who taught us (in his ever-so-famous book) that Men are From Mars and Women Are From Venus.  Hence, from what planet comes the teenage daughter?  I imagine this thought has crossed the minds of a few dads every now and then.

I mean, it’s enough being a woman (from Venus) raising a daughter (also from Venus).  But throw in a man — a dad — from Mars.  Yah.  Not always so easy with those teenage daughters.  There are the hormones.  The emotions.  The drama.  The tears.  Those often unexplainable tears.

If this speaks to you (or someone you know), I offer you this:  the Dad of Divas.

As a Dad of Divas, he’s the first to offer anything helpful from fatherhood to dads in the limelight to the ultimate college prep blueprint (he even wrote a book on that).

Check him out.  He does frequent — very frequent — book reviews, appealing to parents of all stages.  He reviewed my latest book, that ever-so-handy guide for all 10-13 age girls.  Thanks, Diva Dad!

 

Don’t Miss Out! Just What Your 5th-6th Grader Needs!

Spring has sprung and so have the family life talks at school!

I have the perfect complement to “all those talks” they are having at school — either in the classroom — or inevitably on the bus or at the lunch table.  Bork and his Real Deal book, along with Corky and her Whole Scoop, give growing girls and boys everything they need to know (but only what they need to know) about puberty and the basics of reproduction.  With rave reviews from moms, you’ll find it a welcomed resource. Including all the basics told in a light-hearted and humorous way, these books “lighten” up and clarify all the information they are getting in school.  Check them out.  You’ll be glad you did!

 

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