Recommened Books, Perfect Gifts for Parents and Children
by Michelle LaRowe
This book offers a large dose of healthy parenting advice with secrets for raising happy, secure, and well-balanced babies and toddlers. Michelle is the former International Nanny Association Nanny of the Year. A career nanny specializing in caring for twins, Michelle has over a decade of nanny experience. Her column Real Advice for Real Life from the American Nanny is a readers favorite here at Families Online Magazine./>Michelle is an active member of the nanny community. She is the founder and president of Boston Area Nannies, Inc. She is called on by the media as a nanny and parenting expert, and has been affectionately dubbed America’s Nanny. To learn more about Michelle and to get your parenting tip of the day, please visit .
Books That Work!
By Sharon Scott. Sharon is the author of eight award-winning books including four on the topic of peer pressure.
The guide for parents/educators on how to peer-proof children and teens is Peer Pressure Reversal: An Adult Guide to Developing a Responsible Child, 2nd Ed. Order Here
Parenting a Child with Sensory Processing Disorder by Christopher R. Auer, A Family Guide to Understanding and Supporting Your Sensory-Sensitive Child provides parents with specific strategies and practical solutions to the daily challenges faced by these special children and their families. be sure to read his column Exceptional Families with Exceptional Kids . Chris is the Board President of the KID (Knowledge in Development) Foundation, founded by Dr. Lucy Jane Miller, Ph.D.,OTR and was appointed by the Governor of Colorado to the Interagency Coordinating Council , which oversees disability services to children birth to three throughout the state.special needs children column/>He is the parent of three incredible children, one of whom is diagnosed with ADHD and Sensory Processing Disorder. Chris is also a sibling to person with an autistic spectrum disorder. Visit his website at www.spdresources.com/.
Food and Cooking
Little Grapes on the Vine…Mommy’s Musings on Food & Family Witty, substantive, and heartfelt essays about becoming a grown-up and raising children all centered around food as a method of communicating as well as a metaphor for all things worthy of being passed on, be it a recipe, tradition, or story./>Stories told from behind the apron, recipes that reveal food as a vital and natural element of life…all embraced with gusto.
Little Grapes on the Vine Mommy’s Musings on Food & Family has the juicy spirit of a beachside café, and the soul of many generations gathered at the global table. www.samanthagianulis.com
by Geraldine Jensen – Child Support Expert .Geraldine is a child support enforcement expert. She was appointed to the U.S. Commission on Interstate Child Support by Congress. She is the author of How To Collect Child Support.
She has appeared on Good Morning America, Larry King Live, ABC Primetime Live, Fox News, CBS Morning Show and the Today Show just to name a few. Her life story was an ABC movie of the Week special presentation.
tangerine Sky Poetry Book by Jamie Opielski – Work At Home Moms, WAHM’s Jamie is a Writer, Poet and Copywriter. She lives in Universal City, Texas. She is a Virtual Assistant managing the help desk for Kindersigns.com.
She is now the Director of Operations for Kindersigns.com and the Support Manager/Asst to the President of Bizymoms.com. Jamie also creates Character Letters for children. In 2007 she published her first book Tangerine Sky- a book of poetry and short stories. www.texaspoet.net
Baby – Children – Teens
Zoom Spoon and Finicky Philip the Picky Eater Makes feeding time fun! From Margie Manion parenting expert and Child Development Columnist. She graduated from Northwest Missouri State University with a double major in Elementary Education and Early Childhood Development. She taught for several years. Then went on to marry her college sweetheart. They have two beautiful boys who are the the center of their world. Margie taught in the classroom for 4 years until he quit to stay home with her two boys./>During this time, as a parent educator with the Parents As Teachers program she did a local parenting segment, weekly, with WDAF Fox 4 in Kansas City. She is currently back in the classroom teaching 3rd grade in Liberty, MO, as well as promoting her invention and book (Zoom Spoon and “Zoom Spoon and Finicky Philip the Picky Eater” which can be found at www.zoomspoon.com ).
by Barbara Bietz – Children’s Books and Movies ReviewsLike A Maccabee – This middle-grade chapter book tells the story of Ben, a 10-year-old boy who is gearing up for a championship soccer game while adjusting to the changes in his family that have occurred since his grandfather moved in. Ben faces challenges at school, including the bully from the opposing soccer team, and frustrations at home. Her work has appeared in numerous publications.
Middle School Book
Barbara’s New Book, LIKE A MACCABEE, Order Now!.
Her popular book for teens, How to Say No and Keep Your Friends, 2nd Ed., empowers kids to stand out-not just fit in! A follow-up book for teens, When to Say Yes! And Make More Friends, shows adolescents how to select and meet quality friends and, in general, feel good for doing and being good.
Sharon Scott also has a charming series of five books for elementary-age children each teaching an important living skill and “co-authored” with her savvy Cocker Spaniel Nicholas who makes the learning fun. Their book on managing elementary-age peer pressure is titled
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