Thursday, July 31, 2008

Local School Finder by State

I recently was made aware of this comprehensive website to help parents find out more about their local schools. Being an educated parent can help you help your child to reach their academic potential.

Visit for a vast amount of valuable information about a large number of schools.

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

The Balancing Act - Lifetime Television

What a fantastic opportunity to showcase my first book, Wit’s End! The response has been overwhelming and I appreciate all the great emails and calls.

Today Kristin Stattel, Author and Youth Advocate, and myself were featured on The Balancing Act - a Lifetime Television Series.

Speaking of my new book, Wit's End! on this segment, Kristin also shared some of her experiences when she was struggling during her youth years. Her upcoming book, It's All Good! will help teens to better understand the pressures of today's society and give them inspiration and hope. Kristin is an amazing young adult who spends her time giving back to others as well as going to college. She is a mentor to so many youths!

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

STOP BULLYING NOW - Why Do Kids Bully?

There are all kinds of reasons why young people bully others, either occasionally or often. Do any of these sound familiar to you?

Because I see others doing it
Because it's what you do if you want to hang out with the right crowd
Because it makes me feel, stronger, smarter, or better than the person I'm bullying
Because it's one of the best ways to keep others from bullying me
Whatever the reason, bullying is something we all need to think about.
Whether we've done it ourselves ... or whether friends or other people we know are doing it ... we all need to recognize that bullying has a terrible effect on the lives of young people.
It may not be happening to you today, but it could tomorrow.
Working together, we can make the lives of young people better.
Learn more - click here.

Monday, July 28, 2008

Beautiful Women Project Book by Nancy Bruno

A wonderful gift book containing additional insights and photographs of the women.

-- Endorsed by the Women's Media Center, Lance Armstrong Foundation, and Congresswoman Kirsten Gillibrand --

Saturday, July 26, 2008

Body Image in Teens

Sarah Maria is a body-image expert and personal empowerment specialist who helps people love their bodies no matter how they look. She leads workshops internationally and works one-on-one in consulting sessions to assist people in overcoming hatred and dissatisfaction with their bodies using holistic healing and spiritual principles. She's a certified meditation teacher, Yoga instructor, and Ayurvedic Lifestyle Counselor. Contact her at Contact her at sarah@breakfreebeauty.

Be sure to sign up for her Newsletters and Radio Show at http://www.breakfreebeauty/ - you won’t want to miss how you can start believing in yourself and empowering yourself and your teen to feel good about who you are.

Friday, July 25, 2008

Inhalant Abuse - Learn More and You Could Save a Life

I know I have Blogged a lot about Inhalant Abuse and I will continue to do so - especially after reading about the recent senseless deaths. Take a moment to read their Blog at - Take the time to learn more and you never know when this knowledge will be necessary.

Thursday, July 24, 2008

You Don't Have to Learn Everything the Hard Way - What I Wish Someone Had Told Me

By Aunt Laya Saul
When I was growing up, I can honestly say that I don't remember ever hearing about "self-help" books for teens. If they were out there, I simply never heard about them, and no one ever pointed me in their direction. Maybe if I had gotten my hands on a book as well-written as YOU DON'T HAVE TO LEARN EVERYTHING THE HARD WAY, I would have had a better guideline to base my choices on. - Aunt Laya
Type the book title in the Amazon Box and learn more!

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

"You're Grounded!" How to Stop Fighting and Make the Teenage Years Easier

Have you ever wondered what really goes on in the mind of a teenager?

In this breakthrough guide to understanding teenagers, author Vanessa Van Petten provides a fresh perspective on the problems encountered in relationships between teens and their parents.
Type the title of this book in the Amazon Box on the sidebar to find out more!

Monday, July 21, 2008

Why Can't My Child Behave by Jane Hersey

Why Can't My Child Behave? is written by Jane Hersey, director of the Feingold Association and editor of the Pure Facts Newsletter. In its 400 pages, this book comprises 30 years of experience in the Feingold Association -- experience helping thousands of new members help their children, and experience being a member and watching her own children grow.

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Teens - National Crime Prevention Council

Growing up in the 21st century provides young people with amazing opportunities. We have access to incredible technology that allows us to communicate instantaneously through email and cell phones. We are the healthiest, best-educated generation in history. We volunteer at an even higher rate than adults do. The level of crime that we face is lower than it has been in 30 years. However, crime rates are still too high. The good news is that there are real things we can do about the problems that plague our communities.
Community Works offers us a way to do something about crime and violence. When we participate in the Community Works curriculum, we can work with our friends, other young people, and adult leaders to learn the facts about crime and violence, how we can help prevent crimes, and how we can become involved in service-learning projects that benefit our community.

Saturday, July 19, 2008

On Time - On Time for Kids - Daily Routines for Kids

I was recently made aware of this website that offers a unique idea and technique to help keep your kids on task and on time.


Helps children with their daily routines
In the morning, getting ready for school
After school, with homework and chores
In the evening, getting ready for bed

Kids build independence & self-esteem
No Nagging! No Shouting! No Stress!

Visit for more information.

Friday, July 18, 2008

9 Ways To Achieve Success at School for Children with ADHD and LD

Yours Free: A Back-to-School Report for Parents of Students with ADHD & Learning Disabilities

Packed with school help for children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADD ADHD) and learning disabilities

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Thursday, July 17, 2008

The Ordinary Extraordinary Boy by Kim Tenant

What an inspirational book for all children. Kim Tenant writes with a passion to help us understand what today's kids are feeling. This book and her book Thin Club are books parents should pick up and read.
Learn more - type the book title in the Amazon Box on the side.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

How to Keep Your Teenager Out of Trouble - What to Do If You Can't

By Dr. Neil Bernstein
The teenage years are tough-for kids, and for parents. Many teenagers are grappling with a slew of overwhelming emotions, and the results can range from not wanting to be seen with a parent in public to reckless and destructive behavior that can destroy a family. Parents despair as a child becomes a sullen, defiant stranger.
Type the title in the Amazon Box on the side for more information.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

The Feingold Program - Learn More

Many learning and behavior problems begin in your grocery cart!
Did you know that the brand of ice cream, cookie, and potato chip you select could have a direct effect on the behavior, health, and ability to learn for you or your children?
Visit for more valuable information.

Monday, July 14, 2008

Your Child's Strengths - Discover them, Develop them, Use them by Jenifer Fox, M.ED

Every action or behavior provides an opportunity to discover a child's unique set of strengths. Yet America's schools focus almost exclusively on remediating weakness. In Your Child's Strengths, Jenifer Fox shows you how to identify your child's strength based on their actions, how to encourage those strengths once you have identified them, and how to help kids implement the strengths they reveal.
Type the book title in the Amazon Box and find out more!

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Inhalant Abuse Tool Kit - Parents Learn More Today - You Could Save a Life

In 2004, the Alliance for Consumer Education launched ITS Inhalant Abuse Prevention Kit at a national press conference at the National Press Club in Washington DC. The kit was successfully tested in 6 pilot states across the country. Currently, ACE’s Inhalant Abuse Prevention Kit is in all 50 states. Furthermore, the Kit is in its third printing due to high demands.

The Kit is intended for presentations to adult audiences. Specifically parents of elementary and middle school children, so they can talk to their children about the dangers and risks associated with Inhalants. We base the program on data from the Partnership for a Drug-Free America. Statistics show that parents talking to their kids about drugs decrease the risk of the kids trying a drug.

The Inhalant Abuse Prevention Kit contains 4 components: the Facilitator’s Guide, a FAQ sheet, an interactive PowerPoint presentation, and a “What Every Parent Needs to Know about Inhalant Abuse” brochure. Additionally, there are 4 printable posters for classroom use, presentations, etc.

Saturday, July 12, 2008

Connect with Kids - DVD's For Parents

At Connect with Kids, our single aim is to help parents and educators help children. Each week we gather the freshest information from experts at universities, research organizations, hospitals, child advocacy groups and parents and kids themselves. We present that information in video news and feature stories that are understandable, compelling and useful.
Visit for more valuable parenting information.

Friday, July 11, 2008

A Relentless Hope - Surviving The Storm of Teen Depression by Gary Nelson

Dr. Gary Nelson was a guest on Parental Power on July 8th. Take a few minutes to learn more about Teen Depression - an educated parent can help prevent potential problems with your teen.
Today’s call was with Dr. Gary Nelson, the author of “A Relentless Hope: Surviving the Storm of Teen Depression”. I found this book to be personal and very informative, with a nice conversational tone. His story is based on his years of counseling experience, as well as his personal experiences with his son, Tom. Dr. Nelson’s insights are valuable to those of us who are trying to understand both teens and depression. You can contact Dr. Nelson through his website,
July 8th Call

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Thin Club by Kim Tennant

I listed this book earlier, and just finished it. I highly recommend it for any parent with pre-teen girls especially. It is all about body image and the peer pressure they (young girls) endure from other kids as well as the media.
It offers parents an awareness to what our girls are going through with all the pressure from TV, Models and the desire to be thin - too thin!
Remember, type the book title into the Amazon Box on the sidebar for more information.

Sunday, July 6, 2008

Parent Survival Training

By David Lustig (as seen on Oprah) and Marvin Silverman

A Complete Guide to Modern Parenting.

Remember to put the title in the Amazon Box and get more information quickly.

"If I were to have a child, I would get this book first." Oprah Winfrey.

Saturday, July 5, 2008

Summer Reading Tips for Parents

It is summer and a time to encourage your kids to read! Help make reading fun for your kids!

Summer shouldn’t mean taking a break from learning, especially when it comes to reading. Studies show that most students experience a loss of reading skills over the summer months, but children who continue to read actually gain skills. During the summer parents can help children sustain (and even bolster) reading skills, strengthen their vocabulary and reinforce the benefits of reading for enjoyment.

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Thursday, July 3, 2008

Parents Universal Resource Experts - Help for Parenting Struggling with today's Teens

Visit for more information.
Is your teen struggling? Not working up to his/her academic potential? Experimenting with drugs/alcohol? Hanging with a negative peer group? Don't be a parent in denial, take action.

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

A Relentless Hope: Surviving Teen Depression by Gary E. Nelson

Author Dr. Gary Nelson was a guest on Parental Power yesterday.
Catch this informational Podcast Next week by Dr. Paul Jenkins:
I had a chat today with some of you on the line with Dr. Gary Nelson, the author of “A Relentless Hope” which deals with teen depression. Unfortunately, our audio equipment was on the blink today so we rescheduled the official podcast episode for next Tuesday, July 8th at 11:30 a.m. mountain time. Hope many of you can join us live for that call, as Dr. Nelson’s insights are valuable to those of us who are trying to understand both teens and depression.
Learn more about this fantastic and inspirational book by typing the title in the Amazon Box on the sidebar.

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Love Our Children USA

Mission Statement

November 2006 marked Love Our Children USA’s eighth year as the national nonprofit leader in breaking the cycle of violence against children. It has become 'the go-to prevention' organization for all forms of violence and neglect against children in the U.S.

Love Our Children USA works to eliminate behaviors that keep children from reaching their potential. It redefines parenting and creates kid success by promoting prevention strategies and positive changes in parenting and family attitudes and behaviors through public education. Love Our Children USA honors and respects children and works to empower and support children, teens, parents and families through information, resources, advocacy, and online youth mentoring. Its goal is to keep children safe and strengthen families -- Its message is positive ... one of prevention, empowerment and hope.