Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Sue Scheff: Parenting Resources - More4Kids

Another great website of educational and informational articles, tips and more for parents! Take the time to explore More4Kids!

Parenting Golden Rule: "Treat your child as you would like to be treated if you were in the same position."

Thank you for stopping by! More4kids is a Family resource devoted to parenting and education. Children are our most precious gift, and as proud parents and business owners, we are dedicated to publishing quality parenting information parents can use to help their children succeed and grow up happy.

We want to provide a valuable resource for parents, future parents, grandmothers and grandfathers, and caregivers. We are dedicated to building the best online community of parents and educators on the internet as we learn from each other.

News: We are constantly looking for news and events to share. If you are a writer, or if you have something that may be of interest, contact us with all the details.

Learn more: http://www.more4kids.info/

Monday, June 29, 2009

Sue Scheff: Mommy Perks!

People that know me, know I always share parenting ideas, articles, books, websites and more. Today, well, it is more! It is Mommy Perks! I am sure there are many mom's and dad's out there that would enjoy being part of a parenting network - check this out!

Meet Shara Lawrence-Weiss, owner of Mommy Perks:

Prior to purchasing Mommy Perks, I was a Mommy Perk Rep. I then become co-owner and later, sole owner. Over the last few years I have researched, read, studied, watched and compared a variety of marketing and networking trends. I have modified the way that Mommy Perks runs based on those changes and the needs of small business owners.

Many mom-owned sites are now selling advertising space. In my experience, these ad spots almost never turn sales. From time to time they do but not often. What does turn sales for a small business? Especially a niche business? Well, word of mouth is a big part of the equation. As a Mommy Perks client, I will personally buy your product (if possible) and test it, use it, blog about it and more. I will do this in order to truly understand what you do and how you do it. I can then refer to you others honestly and without reservation.

Research shows that 3rd party endorsements are far more effective than self-plugging. Of course you’ll say your own product is terrific, right? That will quickly go over many heads. If someone else is promoting you, though, the chances that your product or service will gain more attention are far higher.

I know this to be the case based on numerous factors. One of those factors is my other business: Personal Child Stories. When I first signed up with Mommy Perks as an advertiser (back in 2007), my graphic ad was placed on the website. Nothing came. Nothing happened. I got visits to my website but no sales. Since that time, I have built relationships with people – through the Mommy Perks site. Lots of book sales have occurred based on those relationships; the networking, marketing, word of mouth, having others refer me out and so on. By working together as a team far more has been accomplished. Newsletter sign ups, book sales, new friends made.

That is my ultimate goal with each business that I serve and help. To help them plant seeds and to teach them to water those seeds. It all takes time. Nothing grows over night (other than bacteria but let’s not go there).
Patience and perseverance, I always say. Slow and steady wins the race. Why spend money on flat ads being placed on a website with no PR to back your money? Other sites charge even more than Mommy Perks just to place your graphic on their site. Why not spend the money more wisely?

Welcome to the Mommy Perks way of thinking! http://mommyperks.com/
Click here to see what others are saying about Mommy Perks.
Join today - it's free! http://www.mommyperks.com/join.php

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Sue Scheff: Power Moms Unite- Empowering ADHD families to celebrate

What is a Power Mom?

Power Moms are moms working to successfully balance the needs of child, family, and self. Some work outside the home, balancing a career with the needs of their child, family and personal self. Other moms are working from home, managing families while managing a small home-based business or managing large families and a homeschool.

There are a wide range of us- all power moms- looking to do our best at our many hats as mom- be that nuturer, coach, educator, cheerleader, psychologist, disciplinarian, party arranger, role-model, etc. The roles are vast and numerous, the balance often difficult to strike. This site hopes to empower these moms by providing timely, valuable and informative resources for celebrating family life and successfully managing ADHD.

Candance McLane offers a fantastic, engaging and informational website about parenting and what it takes to be a "power mom" - read more: www.powermomsunite.com

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Sue Scheff: The Big Book of Parenting Solutions - Coming Soon!

The Big Book of Parenting Solutions" is a comprehensive resource packed with real life parenting solutions that you can really trust!”– Bobbi Conner, host of the nationally syndicated public radio show, The Parent’s Journal and author of Unplugged PlayThe only parenting book you'll need for kids 3-13.
This down-to-early guide offers advice for dealing with children's difficult behavior and hot button issues including biting, tantrums, cheating, bad friends, inappropriate clothing, sex, drugs, peer pressure and much more. Each of the 101 challenging parenting issues includes specific step-by-step solutions and advice that is age appropriate.
Pre-order today and be guaranteed the lowest price and immediate deliver when the book is released.
Find it on Amazon fast - type the title in the Amazon Box on the side bar.

Friday, June 26, 2009

Sue Scheff: Helping with your Troubled Teen

Helping Your Troubled Teen: Learn to Recognize, Understand, and Address the Destructive Behavior of Today's Teens and Preteens
By: by Cynthia S Kaplan, Blaise Aguirre, Michael Rater
Destructive trends among today's youth are growing, making life very different from when their parents were growing up. The primary four self-destructive behaviors in adolescence today are excessive alcohol and substance abuse, promiscuity, self mutilation (ie: cutting and burning), and eating disorders.
These will be covered in detail, along with other issues like Internet addiction and suicide. These problems are not only detrimental to teens' mental and physical health, but the legal consequences for injurious behavior have also changed.
Identification and prevention are the most important aspects in stopping teenage self-destructive behavior. This book offers a comprehensive look at teens self destructive behavior and gives parents solutions for dealing with it.
Helping Your Troubled Teen instructs parents on how to identify an at-risk adolescent and discuss warning signs of injurious behavior, before the problem(s) become severe enough that a child is in crisis and/or legal actions are taken against them. Personal anecdotes and testimonials from both parents and their teenagers who have been confronted with and have engaged in self-destructive behavior are also included.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Sue Scheff: Partners in Education

The Army National Guard's (ARNG) Partners in Education website has information about the many freeschool programs the Guard offers to teens in public and private highschools. Programs include the YOU CAN School Program (with presentations ontopics like drug and alcohol abuse, study techniques, and paying forcollege), the HUMVEE school program, programs specifically designed forat-risk youth, and more.

Sue Scheff: Helping Teens Who Cut: Understanding and Ending Self-Injury

By Michael Hollander PhD

Discovering that their teen “cuts” is absolutely terrifying for parents. Without a clear understanding of what motivates cutting, many worry their teen may be contemplating suicide.
Michael R. Hollander, a leading authority on teen self-injury, gives parents the straight facts about this alarming behavior--and explains what they can do to make it stop. Drawing on years of clinical practice and the latest research, Dr. Hollander shows how overwhelming emotions lead some teens to hurt themselves, and how various treatments--chief among them dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT)--can provide effective routes to wellness.
Parents learn what to look for in a therapist, how to talk to their teen about cutting without making it worse, and practical strategies for helping their teen cope with extreme emotions in a healthier way. Helping Teens Who Cut also provides much-needed suggestions for reducing stress and improving family communication and problem solving.
Learn more and buy today - type the book title in the Amazon Box on the side bar.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Sue Scheff: Parenting Teenage Girls Today

Having raised both a daughter and a son, my experience is girls were much more challenging in their teen years, as opposed to the angel in her younger years.

Jennifer Austin Leigh, PsyD, known simply as, “Dr. Jenn,” is an award winning author, speaker and consultant to the world’s teen girls and their mothers.

Learn more from Dr. Jenn!

Welcome to the community of people committed to helping parents raise their teen daughters in the “Girls Gone Wild ” culture. This site started on http://www.drjennforgirls.com/. But so many parents had questions, I knew they needed their own site so we cloned the old one to start this one. You may still see some signs of the old site here, please bear with us. We are still knocking down, tearing out and adding.

BTW, I’m Jennifer Austin Leigh, PsyD, known simply as, “Dr. Jenn.” I’m an award winning author, speaker and consultant to the world’s teen girls and their mothers. My doctorate is in psychology. It is my mission in life to help teen girls navigate their way through the turbulent teen years with as little trauma as possible. I want them all to become wonderful women! I know parents need new tools to use in today’s world; I’ve got them for you. I’ve also got a lot of other great experts here to share their knowledge. I hope you’ll check in often and get the help you need. Any questions or concerns you’d like to see answered here, let me know. We are all here to help and support you do the toughest job on the planet… parent a teen daughter.

Learn More: http://www.parentingteengirls.com/

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Sue Scheff: Positive Parenting

Parent-Child Communication

Developing good communication where both you and your child get to listen and talk is one of the most important parts of parenting, but definitely not an easy one. It requires ongoing attention and time. But you can do it! Even in small ways, taking time to talk with and listen to your child every day will help create a stronger bond between you and her—and make the job of parenting a bit easier.

Monday, June 22, 2009

Sue Scheff: Love Your Body, Love Your Life

By Sarah Maria
Coming Soon! Pre-order today!
Sarah Maria is a body-image expert who can help you discover the beauty that you already are so that you can create a body and a life that you truly love. Read Sarah Maria's story of Transformation

She combines ancient wisdom with modern science and shows you, step-by-step, how to pacify your mind, heal your heart, befriend your body, and transfrom your life.

CLICK HERE TO BE NOTIFIED as soon as Sarah Maria's Life-changing book Love Your Body, Love Your Life is available for purchase.

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Sue Scheff: My Sister's Keeper - A Novel

By Jodi Picoult
As I am half way through this book, it is one of the most amazing stories I have read in a long time. I had not heard of it until I saw the previews for the movie coming out next week.
This is a story of love, family bonds, sibling, parenting and so much more. For any family that has experienced and lived through the stress and pain of that no-so-funny word called "cancer" you will be able to feel these emotions. However for those that haven't been through this, you can get a feeling for what these struggles are up close and personal.
A book for many parents to take in and think twice about their lives and their families.
Type the book title in the Amazon box and learn more.

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Sue Scheff: Feingold Seminar 2009 - Change Behavior by Changing Your Grocery List

As a parent of an ADHD child, I have always been aware of the Feingold Program. Although I wasn't able to use the diet for my son, I know many success stories and believe that parents should be aware of all alternatives.

WHAT: Free seminar on dietary options for children (and adults!) with learning, behavior, and other health problems,AND a hands-on activity in which you can find out for yourself just how much food dye it takes to create those pretty colors of frosting on a cupcake.

WHEN: Thursday, June 25, 2009 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

WHERE: Marriott SpringHill Suites Hotel 899 Elkridge Landing RoadLinthicum, Maryland (near BWI Airport)(410) 694-0555

SPONSOR: The Feingold AssociationTel: 800-321-3287 or 631-369-9340

Friday, June 19, 2009

Sue Scheff: Making the Internet Safer for Families and Children

Enough is Enough (visit for more information)

Tips on Talking to Your Child Openly and Honestly about Cyberbullying

What can parents do?

Tell your children they do not have to accept any online activity that is meant to intimidate, threaten, tease or harm them or anyone else. Giving bullies attention is exactly what they want, so ignore them as much as possible.

•Your children should never open, read or respond to messages from a cyberbully.
•Do not erase or delete messages from cyberbullies. Your children do not have to read the messages they receive from bullies, but they (or you) do need to keep messages as evidence. To report cyberbullying, it is really important to save as much info as you can. The more you save, the easier it will be to track down the people that are bothering your child. (Save the email, email address, date and time received, copies of all relevant emails, screenshots, etc.).
•Use software to block bullies if they encounter them through chat or IM and use privacy settings on social networking pages.

Encourage your children to talk to you if anybody says or does something online that makes them feel uncomfortable or threatened. Stay calm and keep open lines of communication with your children. Make sure you or your children tell their school if the bullying is school related or involves another student. If you or your children are threatened with harm, contact your local police.

Watch out for warnings signs, such as reluctance to use the computer, a change in your child's behavior and mood, or reluctance to go to school.

Tell your children to guard their contact information. Children should assume that people will use the information on their profile to cause them harm. Tell your children that they should not put anything online that they wouldn't want their worst enemy to find out about. Remind your children that the people they befriend online have open access to all of their posted content and information and they can forward or use any of that information against them.

Remind your children that those who bully want to make their victims feel as if there is something wrong with them, but victims should know that there is nothing wrong with them; it is the bullies who have the real problem.

Thursday, June 18, 2009


Love Our Children USA
The Issue of BullyingBullying is a problem that affects millions of students of all races and classes. 1 out of 4 kids is bullied and 42% of kids have been bullied while online. Child and teen Bullying and Cyberbullying are at an all-time high. Some kids are so tormented that suicide has become an alternative for them. It has everyone worried. Not just the kids on its receiving end, but the parents, teachers and others who may not understand how extreme bullying can get. Love Our Children USA is working aggressively to prevent these issues and to help the kids and teens affected by it.

Some feel that bullying is a normal right of passage in growing up. It isn’t!! There will always be conflicts between kids, but bullying is intentional cruelty, harassment, and emotional, physical and sometimes sexual abuse. This behavior can set the tone for a lifetime of intentional cruelty or worse. And the consequences to the victim can seriously affect them for the rest of their lives.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Sue Scheff: Great Parenting Practices


Hear free, live teleseminars with parenting experts who will cover every possible issue, or listen to audios in our replay library and confirm that the expert has the information you want, before investing major time and money.

Get recognition that you are your child’s parenting expert, and you need options so that you can choose parenting tips that reflect your family’s uniqueness.

Learn more: http://www.greatparentingpractices.com/

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Sue Scheff: The-Shutdown Learner

One of the worst feelings a child can have is being discouraged in school. The sense of hopelessness that pervades can become almost insurmountable. This is the emotional experience for the child called the “Shut-Down Learner.” The Shut-Down Learner: Helping Your Academically Discouraged Child, describes a common, but poorly understood constellation of characteristics. Referred to in the text as "Lego kids" or "high spatial children," such kids thrive with hands-on tasks that "load" on visual and spatial abilities. They excel in so many areas, yet when it comes to the core skills necessary for success in school, they are often quite lacking. This leads to the “Shut-Down Learner,” a child who is discouraged and disconnected relative to school. As a result, parents do not know what to do. They become tense, frustrated, and frantic, feelings of which are conveyed to the child.

I am looking forward to reading this book this summer. To get your copy, order through Amazon in the Amazon Box on the sidebar.

Monday, June 15, 2009

Sue Scheff: Love & Limits: Achieving a Balance in Parenting

By Ron Huxley
Parents in today's society need the right tools for the job...of blending a family, managing a single parent home, dealing with a teenagers anger, or dealing with grief and loss. Love and Limits offer parents the practical advice they need to rebuild their family relationships and find a balance to parenting. Specific chapters focus on nontraditional family life, grief and anger, and parenting styles. A quick problem reference guide and over 100 parentings tools listed by parenting style, age, and problem make this a much needed book for parents.
Order today through Amazon - use the Amazon Box on the bar.

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Sue Scheff: Understanding My ADHD

By Kara Tamanini
Understanding my ADHD, is written as an introduction for children who are being evaluated for ADHD or who have recently been diagnosed with ADHD. The book is a story about a child named Tommy, who is struggling in school and who always seems to be in trouble. The author's story explains the symptoms of ADHD in kid-friendly language and offers hope and encouragement to a child that with work things can get better.
Order on Amazon today - use the sidebar Amazon box to order fast.
Visit http://kidsawarenessseries.com for more information!

Sue Scheff: Book Therapy: A High School Reading List

Source: Education.com (Follow them on Twitter @education_com)

We've all heard the stereotypical lines about teenagers: they have it easy, they're spoiled, irrational, troubled... Sometimes it's hard to look at the multi-pierced, text messaging, iPod listening, PDA toting people our teens have become and see the kids underneath. But, under the armor of high-couture and high-tech are young adults with real fears and concerns unique to their generation. And, while the last thing on their minds might be reading, it may actually be the best way for our youth to find some comfort and support.

Mark Twain once said, "Books are for people who wish they were somewhere else." In the halls of our high schools, you'll find scores of people who wish they were somewhere else. You will also find a generation in need of literary heroes. The 60's had Catcher in the Rye's Holden Caulfield, the 70's had Go Ask Alice's Alice and the 90's had Girl, Interrupted's Susanna Kaysen as bibliotherapeutic role models; our kids need some too.

As long as there has been engaging literature, young adults have been engaging in developmental bibliotherapy. That is, teenagers have picked up books, identified with the character and his plight and, through that connection, gained some emotional insight into their own lives. Ideally they’ve also learned and grown from the experience. However, with the exception of school assignments, teenagers choose their own reading material. So how do we guide them toward bibliotherapy without encroaching on their independence?

To start with, parents and teachers need to work together to make sure high schoolers have bibliotherapeutic encounters with literature. Teachers can help by turning to current, well-written young adult fiction as classroom tools. Parents need to provide an appropriate home library and lead by example. Parents who turn to books to learn productive ways to cope are likely to have children who do the same.

Teenagers certainly have tough issues on their minds. Substance abuse, hyper-sexualization, academic pressure and violence are daily pressures our young adults face. Luckily, there are many good novels and non-fiction books that teens can pick up to know they are not alone. Here are some suggestions:

Drugs and Alcohol

•Smashed: Story of a Drunken Girlhood by Korin Zailickas. Zilicakas' story of beginning to use alcohol to self-medicate at 14, and her struggle to give it up at 23.
•The Beast by Walter Dean Myers. A teenager tries to save his runaway, drug-addicted girlfriend.
Academic and Life Pressure

•Catalyst by Laurie Halse Anderson. A high school senior loses control over her life as she deals with college acceptances and other life issues.
•Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul on the Tough Stuff by Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen, and Kimberly Kirberger. Short inspirational stories for teenagers, focusing on difficult issues.

•Breathing Underwater by Alex Flinn. A 16-year-old boy’s story of his abusive relationship with his girlfriend.
•Bang! by Sharon Flake. The effect of gun-violence on a teenager and his friends.
In the end, books aren't a panacea for the trials of high school. But they can certainly serve as non-judgmental and informative friends to our worried teenagers.
Take a moment to review both parent and teen books here: http://www.helpyourteens.com/books.php

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Sue Scheff: You're Empowered! The Secret to Raising Teens is Communication

Author of Please Stop the Roller Coaster! New Audio Program
The Secret to Raising Teens is Communication!

In this three-hour audio program we'll tackle the big issues you face in parenting your teens. Using a communications framework, we'll give you the tools you need to be an empowered parent and enhance your relationship with your ever-changing child.
This CD set or downloadable program allows you to listen at home or on the go.

28-page Companion Workbook guides you as you consider your own issues and ideas, and makes it easy to review what you learn.


what's behind teens' behavior - why do they act the way they do?
the three most common communication mistakes parents make and how to avoid them;
the key to improving communication with your teen;

three communication strategies you can put into effect today;

the personality types and influences that make a difference in teens' involvement with alcohol and drugs;

what you can do to keep your teen from getting involved with risky behavior.

Friday, June 12, 2009

Sue Scheff: You' Be So Pretty If.... by Dara Chadwick

By Dara Chadwick

I grew up listening to my mom bemoan everything from the size of her thighs to the shape of her eyes. So you can imagine my dismay the first time someone exclaimed, 'You look just like your mother!'

So begins You'd Be So Pretty If...: Teaching Our Daughters to Love Their Bodies -- Even When We Don't Love Our Own (Da Capo Lifelong Books, May 2009), former Shape magazine columnist Dara Chadwick's guide to breaking the mother-daughter cycle of bad body image.
With humor and compassion, Chadwick uses her own story -- as well as those of the women and girls she interviewed -- to reveal everything from what girls learn when mom diets to the trigger words that can set off a body image crisis.
You'd Be So Pretty If... offers fresh and useful strategies to help you build a strong body image foundation for your daughter -- even if your own body is far from what you'd consider "perfect."
Learn more on Amazon (type book title or author in Amazon Box) or visit Dara Chadwick at http://www.youdbesoprettyif.com/

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Sue Scheff: Middle School Confidential - Teen Summer Reading

Real Friends vs. the Other Kind
By Annie Fox
I just received and finished this amazing, colorful and educational book. Middle School kids would definitely benefit from reading this. It is a very easy read and offers first hand advice, tips and feelings from other teens. The illustrations keep you turning the pages and the comic strip characters are probably people your kids can relate to.
Learn more about the Middle School Confidential Book Series at http://anniefox.com/
To order, go to the Amazon box on this page and type the book title in.
It's summer - kids go to the beach - with the sunscreen, be sure they pack a book!

Sue Scheff: Stop Medicine Abuse

Welcome to the Five Moms: Stopping Cough Medicine Abuse Campaign
Learn about teen cough medicine abuse.Share information about abuse.
First launched in May 2007, the Five Moms Campaign has reached over 24 million parents with these basic messages to parents about preventing teen cough medicine abuse.

When the campaign launched, teen cough medicine abuse was on the increase. Now, nationwide statistics point to a slight decrease. That’s great news, but more work has to be done to eliminate this type of substance abuse behavior among teens.

CHPA brought together five moms—a pediatric nurse practitioner, an accountant, a D.A.R.E. officer, an educator, and an author—from different backgrounds and from all over the country to encourage parents to get involved in stopping cough medicine abuse. And now Five Moms is part of the StopMedicineAbuse.org effort.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Sue Scheff: A Parents' Guide to the Middle School Years

By Joe Bruzzese
I loved this book! Why? Not because I have middle school kids (I have young adults, but I wish I had this book and advice back then), but I am anxious to pass this on to my sister since my niece will be entering Middle School next year.

What I am saying is - if you have a child entering Middle School this fall, this book is an educational and valuable book that can help you prepare for the changes your child is about to confront.

From peer pressure, to "sex talk", to bullying and much more - the Middle School years can be the most challenging.

As the Founder of Parents' Universal Resource Experts, I receive calls from parents daily that are struggling with their teens, usually in High School already, and I can't help but think if parents had this book prior Middle School, many of the problems kids face in High School could be limited or at least handled with ease.

Purchase or learn more by entering the book title in the Amazon Box!

Sue Scheff: PG Key - Helping Keep Your Kids Online

PG Key - Plug in. Protect. Parent.
Just plug it in... it's that simple

* Control when and how long the computer is used

* Allow kids to safely search online

* Know what your kids are doing online

PG Key is a breakthrough for parents...

...or anyone worried about the dangers kids face online.

It's so easy to use, that any parent or grandparent can just plug it in, and in seconds, have peace of mind that the children they care about are protected.

Visit http://www.pgkey.com/ for more details and a free 30 day trial period!

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Sue Scheff: Laid or Loved? The Secrets Guys Wish You Knew About Being a Dream Girl Instead of a Just-in-his-Jeans Girl

Laid or Loved? The Secrets Guys Wish You Knew About Being a Dream Girl Instead of a Just-in-his-Jeans Girl
Laid or Loved? is a groundbreaking new self-help book that explores the uncharted territory that young adults face in today’s society. With the advent of new technology and an excess of provocative messages in the media, tweens, teens and their parents are more confused than ever when it comes to dealing with issues from sex to bullies.

Award winning author and speaker, Jennifer Austin Leigh, PsyD (”Dr. Jenn”) includes replies collected from hundreds of young men from around the world who share their secrets of what girls do that gain their love and respect. Their replies may surprise readers of all ages. Dr. Jenn utilizes the latest research in neuroscience, communication and psychology to give girls a clearer understanding of how to gain self-respect in order to make better choices in love, and in life.

Dr. Jenn adds her insights into the unique characteristics of social networking, email, and text messaging and describes how these channels of communication can unintentionally distort the progress of respectful, open-hearted relationships, especially as teens come of age in today’s “anything goes world”.
Find out more information on Amazon - click on the Amazon Box and enter the title!

Monday, June 8, 2009

Sue Scheff: Teen Ink - What Matters

Written by Teens - Telling it like it really is...
Teen Ink: What Matters is an uplifting book of hope, reflection and inspiration that will resonate with teens.
With eloquent prose, insightful poetry, art and photography, these teens present timeless values through their own experiences and explore principles such as, "It's better to give than to receive," "If at first you don't succeed . . ." and "Honesty is the best policy." In Teen Ink: What Matters, you'll find fresh and honest interpretations of these and other ideals that we all try to live by. In addition, teen authors and artists journey into waters filled with forgiveness, generosity, courage, love and bravery through personal expressions about tough challenges, family, friends and everyday events.
Check it out on Amazon - click in the Amazon box on the sidebar.

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Sue Scheff: WiredMoms.com Helping Keep Kids Safe Online

Wired Moms is an online community of people that are dedicated to keeping our kids, and all kids, safe online. This site is your virtual back fence - a place where you can come and meet with other moms to share stories and learn different ways to navigate through the latest technologies that our kids seem to know intuitively. Register today, stay involved, meet new people and have fun at the same time. We look forward to hearing from you!

Visit http://wiredmoms.com/ for more information.

Sue Scheff: Health Communication Books, Inc (HCI)

Celebrate with up to 30% off all inspirational, and best selling books from Health Communications, Inc. (HCI).

Visit http://hcibooks.com

Summer is here, a time for relaxing and reading great books. Why not check out some of the most inpirational and motivational books on shelves (and online) today.

Whether you are struggling with a teen or simply want a feel good book, HCI offers a wide variety of books for every age. Oh, don't forget to invite Ziggy! He can always make you smile.

Friday, June 5, 2009

Sue Scheff: Parenting Dad By Lance D. Shaw

Creatively Influencing Leadership Values

How do you teach children to become effective leaders and good parents in the future? Make them the Mom or Dad of the house!

Divorced parent Lance D. Shaw proposes a radical and creative way of bringing up kids to become effective leaders, which he eagerly shares in this greatly informative book, Parenting Dad (&/or Mom).

While in the thick of dealing with the child custody concerns of divorce, Shaw discovers a way of teaching his two kids to become responsible good leaders elect them to become the parent!
He saw this as the perfect way to train his children's creativity, initiative, use of judgment and decision-making skills, all the while following his belief that learning and influence between parent and child should be a two-way street.

Harnessing his insights from working as an engineer and a businessman, Shaw came up with this innovative idea to help prepare his kids to be ready and equipped in pursuing their futures by designing and installing shock absorbers, as he puts it, for the unavoidable rough spots that comes with having only one parent at home.

Shaw shares their fun and valuable experiences during their idea safaris, which involved creativity dividends, reward systems and other incentive-driven strategies that motivated his children to be game for anything he threw at them. As Shaw happily shares, his unconventional methods have helped his kids develop the crucial abilities of a leader something parents can now do through this book.
Learn more and order today: http://www.parentingdad.com/book.htm

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Sue Scheff: Mothers Against Predators on the Internet

Mothers Against Predators is a non-profit corporation whose mandate is to promote legislation and education to facilitate the creation on an effective defense against Internet predators. Through outreach programs and advocacy groups, M.A.P. will educate children and parents on effective ways to be protected from Internet predators, and how to properly report inappropriate or illegal behavior. M.A.P. works in partnership with local and national elected officials and law enforcement to create effective legislation and laws to provide a defense against Internet predators.
Visit their website today and learn more: http://www.wearemap.org/index.html

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Sue Scheff: An ADHD Life

Hunter in a Farmer's World An ADHD Life
We are a family coping with ADHD, Depression, Anxiety Disorders, Asperger's Syndrome and other coexisting conditions. Frustrated by a lack of understanding, by most of the people we meet each day, our calling was clear. We wanted to create greater understanding, advocacy and support for ADHD and for those effected by ADHD.
Our Mission
Hunter in a Farmer's World will dedicate itself to painting a picture for those who can't see our ADHD world, teaching those who want to understand and help, and supporting those who feel alone in their efforts to cope with ADHD. We will accomplish this through the sharing of our own, very personal experiences and introducing resources that we feel have been helpful to us. Lastly we will create a place for community: sharing our hopes and fears, successes and failures, and love and support for each other.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Sue Scheff: A Teen's Guide to Weight Management

A Teen's Guide to Weight Management
Do you need to lose a few pounds? Are you overweight? Or are you just built differently from the "Barbie-doll" (or "Ken-doll") shape? Sometimes it's hard to tell. In a culture that insists we all have to be model-thin, it's hard to judge. Dieting is a big business that sells books, magazines, and food products. In the midst of so many conflicting messages, it can be hard to sort out fact from fiction.
We all want to look our best and at the same time, we all hate to deny ourselves our favorite foods! Healthy weight management is all about achieving the weight that's right for you, and this book will give you the facts you need to determine what is right for you. Your ideal weight will depend on many factors, your height, your body type, your gender, or your age, but there are at least two common factors for successful weight management: regular exercise and a balanced diet.
Forget "diets" and focus instead on a lifetime of healthy habits. In the long run, weight management is not about denying yourself. It's about providing your body with what it truly needs, and this book will tell you how.

Monday, June 1, 2009

Sue Scheff: Middle School Confidential - Books for Teens

Real Friends vs The Other Kind
Jack, Jen, Chris, Abby, Mateo, and Michelle are back. But their tight circle of friends looks like it’s breaking apart. What’s going on? The very popular Monique might be using one of the girls to get to one of the guys, and never noticing that one of the other guys is in love with her! Now everyone is either feeling mad, hurt, jealous, or pulled in two directions at once. Yeah, it’s complicated! Friendships often are.
Yesterday I posted a parenting book, today I am introducing you to a great educational teen series, especially for those teens starting Middle School.
Click into the Amazon Box on this page and find her complete series of Middle School Confidential!
My God-daughter turns 13 this July, guess what she is getting for her birthday? She loves reading and I am confident this will be the perfect gift!