Monday, August 31, 2009

Sue Scheff: BRAVE - Be Ready and Victory's Easy (A Story about Social Anxiety)

By Marjie Braun Knudsen and Jenne R. Henderson
Great review from Dr. Michele Borba, Parenting Expert and Today Show Contributor on Parenting.
A story about a boy learning to manage his fears of social situations and criticism. He uses the acronym BRAVE, which stands for be ready and victory's easy; to plan ahead for difficult situations at school and home.
Back Cover: Danny, a fifth grader, is bombarded with real and imagined problems. As if school itself wasn't stressful enough, a long speech is required, which feels impossible to him. The only way to get out of giving the speech is to win the science contest. When he's paired with Jack, the goof-off kid in class, he's doomed. Bus stop terrors, lunchtime woes, and dealing with his mean older brother add to his stress. Then disaster strikes! His usual coping strategies are no longer working. What will he do?
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Follow Author Marjie Knudsen on Twitter @MarjieKnudsen

Sue Scheff: Imagination Soup - Creative Ideas and Classes for Children

What an amazing, educational, engaging website for parents of children today! Check out the informational articles, tips for fun activities for your kids and much more!
Creative Ideas and Classes for Children
Created by Author, Melissa Taylor
I started Imagination Soup’s blog for you. I post easy (emphasis on easy) ideas to do with your kids that involve fun, learning, and creativity – if at all possible, independent of an adult! I’m no Martha Stewart, nor do I aspire to be. But, I do believe playing, reading, drawing, writing, dancing, and thinking are the best ways to spend one’s time.
If you’re with me, check back every day or sign up for my RSS feed. I hope you find something here for you.

Writing fulfills the part of me that nothing else can. It makes me happy. –Even those really bad first, second or . . . darn it . . .third drafts.

After all, how would I know myself or what I’m trying to say, if I didn’t process it on paper?
Because of my love for writing and teaching background, I’m offering writing classes through Imagination Soup. My main goal is to get your child to LOVE writing and to believe in himself or herself. The rest is gravy and will come with time, training and practice.
Follow Melissa Taylor on Twitter @ImaginationSoup

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Sue Scheff: Signing Families DVD Set

Signing Families created the Baby, Toddler, and Preschool Sign Language DVD with families, daycare providers, educators, child communication specialists and children in mind! This instructional DVD has a montage of children signing, followed by English sign language instruction and then sign language paired with spoken Spanish. Included are over 100 signs, the ABC’s, Numbers 1-10 in English and Spanish. Children with different learning needs or who are from bilingual homes will benefit from the clearly demonstrated signs presented by Louise Sattler and her young friends!

Baby, Toddler, and Preschool Sign Language incorporates in a fun and interactive way signs for daily tasks such as mealtime, getting dressed and leisure activates. Also included are signs to help a child with transitions from one activity to another (“TIME FOR…”), establishing cooperative play skills (SHARE, TAKE TURNS) and safety issues (STOP, CAREFUL, PAY ATTENTION). The bonus features include the alphabet, numbers and signed words with spoken Spanish.

Signing Families is a company owned by Louise Sattler, a nationally certified School Psychologist. She offers popular Baby Sign Workshops throughout the Mid-Atlantic region. Furthermore, Louise created this DVD to be developmentally sound, user friendly, fun and for a wide audience of people who wish to learn sign language.

Join Signing Families on a wonderful sign language adventure!
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Follow Louise Sattle on Twitter @LouiseaSL

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Sue Scheff: Thinking Organized - Helping Kids Get ORGANIZED

Thinking Organized for Parents and Children: Helping Kids Get Organized for Home, School and Play
By: Rhona M. Gordon
To teach children new strategies that will help them better plan and complete everyday tasks without stress, Gordon developed the Thinking Organized approach. After helping hundreds of students in her private practice, she compiled her time-tested strategies into a book.
Thinking Organized For Parents and Children offers six hands-on planning tools: organization of materials, time management, study skills, memory tools, note-taking, and written language.
Each chapter is a step-by-step guide for parents and their children to learn and practice these key skills, which give students the tools to independently manage their personal and academic obligations, laying the groundwork for a successful life. Includes helpful glossary of terms, extensive, detailed resource section.
Learn more - order on Amazon today!

Friday, August 28, 2009

Sue Scheff: Help stop the sexual abuse of children

Our Mission
Stop It Now! prevents the sexual abuse of children by mobilizing adults, families and communities to take actions that protect children before they are harmed.

Our Vision
Adults engage in respectful, caring behavior with children and other adults to create safe, stable and nurturing relationships for all children. Children grow up free of trauma from any form of violence including sexual abuse and exploitation.

Our Philosophy
Stop It Now! was founded on the belief that adults are in the best position to keep children safe from sexual abuse. By adults, we mean parents, survivors, family members, law enforcement, and professionals of all types. We also believe that people who might sexually abuse a child have an important role to play in prevention. No other prevention program has ever directly challenged all adults to take full responsibility for ending sexual abuse.

Challenging individuals to hold themselves accountable is an important and bold first step towards stopping the sexual abuse of children. But it is not enough. We must broaden the notion of adult responsibility to inspire families and communities to push for a corresponding change in societal attitudes and government policies. As a society, we can’t identify effective solutions until we have the courage to face the real problem—people we care about who have lost control.

Our Approach
Stop It Now! relies on the public health model to create programming. Using a combination of research-based public education materials and social marketing campaigns, we seek to change the social climate and foster the prevention of child sexual abuse.

In past public health campaigns, advocates have successfully demanded change in our communities by challenging societal attitudes ("friends don't let friends drive drunk"). Communities have demanded effective public policies which will promote the public health (regulations which prevent smoking in public places). Individuals and communities also have a role to play in preventing the sexual abuse of children.

We believe that sexual abuse of children is preventable. We believe that the best hope for preventing child abuse is by enacting the following policies in our communities:

•Promoting accurate information
•Enhancing services to children who are victims of sex abuse
•Providing specialized treatment programs for sex offenders
•Offering timely sexuality education
•Improving our understanding of behaviors that make children vulnerable
Using the results of interviews and focus groups with survivors, people who have abused children in the past, and the family members of both, we have been developing:

•Sharply focused prevention education materials
•Media messages
•Training tools
•Community-based program strategies
These tools are designed to motivate and support adults to step forward, to speak up, and take action to protect children. With the help of all adults, we have been working to identify, refine and share ways that adults and communities can effectively intervene to protect children and get help for everyone involved.

Stop It Now! has established community-based programs across the US. Together with our sister organization, in the UK & Ireland, Stop It Now! successfully tested the idea that adults will act to prevent the sexual abuse of children IF they have accurate and balanced information, practical resources – and access to support.

Stop It Now! provides a place for adults to voice questions and concerns about child sexual abuse and gives them and their communities the resources to take action. This includes sharing nformation about setting standards for respectful behavior in our families, with friends and in our communities that promote healthy behaviors that protect children.

Follow StopItNow on Twitter @StopItNow

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Sue Scheff: Vision 20/20 Safe Driving and more

What a fantastic way to track your teens and more! I am not in any way implying this is invading privacy, it is about being a responsible and educated parent!

The Vision 20/20 P.O.M. Pilot is one of the smallest real-time GPS tracking devices available. Waterproof, highly sensitive, 5-10 day battery life, and able to operate in extreme temperatures, this A-GPS locator is GPRS/GSM compatible, and comes equipped with a panic button, GeoFencing features, and remote control.

Compared with most other GPS tracking devices, the P.O.M. Pilot is good looking, and feels rugged and well made. Measuring just 2.5-inches long, and 3/4th's of an inch thick, this device is one of the smallest real-time tracking devices available.

Read more about "Peace of Mind - The Mission"

Vision 20/20’s mission is “To positively impact 20 million people by the year 2020 by perpetually promoting peace of mind and prosperity to all”. The company will accomplish this mission by offering its Peace of Mind products built on state-of-the-art technologies, through a vast number of Independent Representatives via a network marketing/direct selling business model. These products give people the tools necessary to foster additional awareness of their surroundings and the whereabouts of those for whom they care about most--their family and loved ones.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Sue Scheff: Parent Teachers Organization

The Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) is similar to the Parent Teacher Association (PTA). PTOs are found at all types and levels of schools - public, private, parochial, charter, elementary, middle school, HS, etc..
About the PTO:
We have tons of resources to help you and your parent group do your work even better: articles, message boards, programs, tools, document sharing, and more. In fact, we have so many ways to help that sometimes it can be a little intimidating to find just the right piece of advice. That’s why we categorized all our resources by topic area.
Follow PTO on Twitter @PTOToday
Follow PTA on Twitter @PTAeditor

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Sue Scheff: Mommy Perks Launches New Website

Wow, I just love the new layout of Mommy Perks!
You will find fantastic articles, products, tips, Blogs, books and so much more regarding parenting your kids today.
Don't forget to Follow them on Twitter @MommyPerks as well as their great Fan Page on Facebook.
Whether you are a parent, grandparent, educator or anyone that works with kids - this is must bookmark for you!

Sue Scheff: The National Council for Spirit Safety and Education

After running the article on Dangers of Cheerleading, I was contacted by The National Council of for Spirit Safety and Education. They offer excellent tips, advice, and educational resources to help keep your child and their sports healthy and safe. Learn more:
The National Council for Spirit Safety and Education is an association of companies serving the international cheerleading community who share a primary mission: to provide comprehensive safety training and certification programs for the educational development of spirit coaches and advisors through an international council of unified industry leaders.
Visit: for more great information.

Monday, August 24, 2009

Sue Scheff: Bing Note - Inspiring Children - Building Self Esteem one Child at a Time

I just received some great items from BingNote including the book - That's Bingzy - Busy Building Self-Esteem! as well as the CD. I am quite impressed with all the fantastic learning and inspirational products they have to offer. The website is full of colorful treats, articles, gifts, and more. Take the time to learn more about BingNote today!
Every child is unique, bearing different strengths and weaknesses. It is the special traits of individuals that make our society beautiful and interesting. Unfortunately, kids often prey on the differences of others, making fun of peers that are too smart, too slow, too thin, too fat, too light, too dark, too short--any difference is magnified making development even more painful.

Nearly every child is bullied at one time or another and is left feeling insecure. Though we can not grant our children control over their genes, we can offer them a sense of their intrinsic value as unique individuals.

You can protect your child from the effects of harsh words or playground abuses by providing them with tools to withstand it. The Bing Note team has developed products and resources to help build self-esteem in children, starting from when they are toddlers. From the picture book and CD That's Bingzy!, to activity sheets focusing on real issues, to everyday merchandise emphasizing "I Can", to helpful advice from experienced teachers... together, we can build self-esteem one child at a time.
Follow BingNote on Twitter at @BingNote
Become a fan on Facebook!

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Sue Scheff: Internet Safety for Parents


It is not easy to be a parent these days. Most children from the age of 10 and up communicate on-line via social networking sites. Currently, the most popular sites are Facebook and MySpace.
It is difficult to keep up with who your child is interacting with on these sites. However, now there is an easier way. YouDiligence automatically tracks your child's social networking sites for inappropriate content and sends an email alert in real-time when it finds something.

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Sue Scheff: Kid Critic USA - 12 Year Old Kid Wonder!

Take notice, 12 year old Lane is an Entrepreneur - here to help you and offer fantastic reviews, articles as well as does his homework! This young man is a one-man-show! He has created his own website and does all his own writing and design. He will give you a "kids" point of view with intelligent opinions. Check his website out at and follow Lane on Twitter at @KidCriticUSA
12 year old, Lane S. founded Kid Critic in January 2009 opening his website to the public on January 1st.

Lane’s website has now grown so much with many reviews. His idea was to share his thoughts and reviews on places he’d been to so kids and families can go to the site and check out the latest Kid Critic chosen hotspot in town. And, since he loves writing what better way then to share it with others in the area looking for places to go and things to do.

Lane runs the website all by himself, a one man productions working to write and post the reviews, updating and editing the site and being the supervisor of all operations.
Reviews are written as time permits in between homework and other activities. So, When the Critic is not writing, he is on his computer designing graphics (like the Kid Critic logo) or finding his niche with entrepreneurialism and business, at school learning or reading. His dream when he grows up is to be the owner of a big business empire in the technology industry.
Be sure to visit today!
Lane - I believe you will become all you want to be and more! You are an inspiration to kids and adults too, never give up on your dreams!

Friday, August 21, 2009

Sue Scheff: Queen Bees Wannabes - Helping your Daughters survive Cliques, Gossip, Boyfriends and the New Realities of Girl World

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When Rosalind Wiseman first published Queen Bees & Wannabes, it fundamentally changed the way that adults look at girls’ friendships and conflicts. From how they choose their best friends, how they express their anger, their boundaries with boys, and their relationships with parents—Wiseman showed how girls of every background are profoundly influenced by their interactions with each other.

Now, Wiseman has revised and updated her groundbreaking book for a new generation of girls and explores:

-How girls’ experiences before adolescence impact their teen years, future relationships, and overall success

-The different roles girls play in and outside of cliques as Queen Bees, Targets, and Bystanders, and how this defines how they and others are treated

-Girls’ power plays—from fake apologies to fights over IM and text message

-Where boys fit into the equation of girl conflicts and how you can help your daughter better hold her own with the opposite sex

-Checking your baggage—recognizing how your experiences impact the way you parent, and how to be sanely involved in your daughter’s difficult, yet common social conflicts

Packed with insights on technology’s impact on Girl World and enlivened with the experiences of girls, boys, and parents, the book that inspired the hit movie Mean Girls offers concrete strategies to help you empower your daughter to be socially competent and treat herself with dignity.
Follow Rosalind Wiseman on Twitter @RosalindWiseman

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Sue Scheff: Girls Leadership Institute

GLI awakens girls to the full potential of their authentic selves. We work with girls, their families, and school communities through our camps, after-school programs and in-school resources.
Check out this great website full of tips, articles, advice and more!

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Sue Scheff: Youths and Great Non-profits

Check this out!
We have just over 100 nonprofits reviewed with about 800 reviews.There are awards for different sized nonprofits and different regions. Winners will get recognition on GreatNonprofits, GuideStar, and VolunteerMatch.
GuideStar is the premiere site for donors and the winners will be featured on its homepage as well as in its newsletter to its subscribers. The contest ends September 30th, but the reviews and the ability to review won't go away!

Sue Scheff: Teenage Girls - Teen Body Image

What a fantastic website and resource for teenage girls!
Fitsmi is a place for teen girls who want to make some healthy and lasting changes in their lives. Our approach is that healthy doesn’t have to be boring (right?).

The idea for Fitsmi came from a mom who struggled with her own weight as a teen. (Read her story here.) She realized that solutions like “eating less” and “exercising more” weren’t solutions at all. So, she met with the experts: doctors, clinicians, moms, and, most importantly, teens. Her conclusion? A teen is going to choose a healthy lifestyle when she’s ready. No threats or tough love from anyone make a difference. She has to want it for herself. And once she wants it, she’ll approach it in her own unique way.

This awesome truth formed the website you’re visiting today. (Welcome, by the way!) Currently, we’re in closed beta, which means that we’re only open to a select group of teenage girls. Testing will be happening throughout the site, so if you see some wonky things, feel free to let us know and we’ll try to fix it. Our non-beta subscription site will be coming soon!

Fitsmi offers an ever-growing menu of healthy choices so a girl can find what she likes. Maybe it’s a new style, recipe, routine, or different way of thinking. Whatever she chooses, Fitsmi has tools like personal trackers and expert blogs to help her embrace change and make a difference.
A major part of this experience is Fitsmi’s community of teens, mentors and experienced voices who are always there to cheer her on.

Over time, a teen will know what’s right for her. If she grows tired of the choices she’s made (and who doesn’t?) Fitsmi offers alternatives. New ones every day.

Best of all, Fitsmi is a celebration. No wagging fingers. No lines in the sand. No lectures. There’s a funny side to this, and that’s where you’ll find Fitsmi. After all, change doesn’t have to suck.
If you want to send us feedback on how to make Fitsmi better during our beta stage, you can email us!
Visit FitsMi at and follow them at Twitter at @FitsMi

Monday, August 17, 2009

Sue Scheff: Early Release of Google Bomb!!!! Order now!

Amazon has the books ready for delivery and already the demand is high!
Online vs Offline - are they equal to who you are?
When Revenge turns to E-Venge? Do you know how to protect yourself?
Free Speech does not condone Internet Defamation!
Rise above Internet Defamation - learn how to take your online image back and how to maintain it!

Sue Scheff: A Way Through - The Female Friendship Experts

Do you have a daughter that may need some extra help? A Way Through is a wonderful wealth of inspirational and educational information for you.
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We’ll Personally Guide You and Your Kindergarten – Grade 8 Daughter Through the Maze of Painful Friendships… Put Your Daughter in Control of Her Own Experiences. She’ll Learn to Successfully Build Thriving Friendships and You’ll Learn to Coach Her Behind the Scenes
From: Jane Balvanz and Blair Wagner, the Female Friendship Experts
Dear Parents of Girls Hurting from Painful Friendships:
Do you need some help in guiding your daughter through hurtful friendships?

It’s Tough to Know What to Do When Your Daughter Is Being Hurt by Other Girls
As a parent, do you feel:

Angry when your daughter is being excluded, gossiped about, or given the silent treatment?
Sad seeing your daughter being hurt by her “friends”?

Frustrated due to your daughter’s on-again / off-again friendships?

Unable to help your daughter when school, sports, or social activities seem like a girl war zone?
Devastated when your daughter is too scared to go to school?

Whether You Are Feeling Angry, Hurt or Helpless at What Is Happening to Your Daughter, We Want You to Know That There Is a Way Through This Form of Bullying

Many parents have found hope through learning more about the dynamics of Relational Aggression (RA). In turn they have equipped their daughters with skills with which to assert themselves in RA situations. Their daughters have experienced relief and used their personal power to create friendships which serve them.
Follow Jane Balvanz on Twitter @JaneBalvanz

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Sue Scheff: Great Schools....

What a fantastic website! Whether you are searching for the perfect school for your individual child or looking for information on how to improve your school, Great Schools has it all! Offering advice on learning differences, academics and activities, and help you be an educated parents is what Great Schools has and more!

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Sue Scheff: Connect Safely - For Parents of Kids and Teens

Don't miss this website! It is a full of fantastic tips, advice and an education every parent needs if they have kids online or have a cell phone.
ConnectSafely is for parents, teens, educators, advocates - everyone engaged in and interested in the impact of the social Web. The user-driven, all-media, multi-platform, fixed and mobile social Web is a big part of young people's lives, and this is the central space – linked to from social networks across the Web - for learning about safe, civil use of Web 2.0 together. Our forum is also designed to give teens and parents a voice in the public discussion about youth online safety begun back in the '90s. ConnectSafely also has all kinds of social-media safety tips for teens and parents, the latest youth-tech news, and many other resources.

Friday, August 14, 2009

Sue Scheff: Please Stop the Roller Coaster (Parenting Teens)

A Guide for Parenting Teenagers… and a Parent Discussion Group Program in a book

Is your teenage son or daughter puzzling you? Do you wonder what kinds of rules you should be promoting? Are you trying to figure out if her/his behavior is within "normal" bounds? Parents do better when you don't do this alone....let us help.
After receiving this, I was completely in awe at how comprehensive this book and the DVD's are.
Order today on Amazon.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Sue Scheff: Teen Truth Live - Helping teens today

Recently I received an email introducing me to TEEN TRUTH LIVE films.
As school is opening, I encourage parents, teens, teachers, guidance counselors, therapist and everyone that works with today’s teens to watch these films.
They cover teen drug abuse, bullying, teen body image, peer pressure and much more. An education that everyone can benefit from.
About Teen Truth Live:

TEEN TRUTH was created to give students a voice, motivate them to think, and empower them to make a difference.TEEN TRUTH LIVE: BULLY and TEEN TRUTH LIVE: DRUGS & ALCOHOL are interactive, multi-media presentations that incorporate motivational speeches with student created documentary films. The award winning films, TEEN TRUTH: BULLY and its follow up TEEN TRUTH: DRUGS & ALCOHOL focus on social issues that can lead to school violence and drug or alcohol abuse while the personal speeches challenge students to think about how their reactions to these issues impact the lives of those around them. Ultimately, TEEN TRUTH LIVE challenges the audience to have a positive impact on their peers, in order to make school a safer, healthier, happier place

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Sue Scheff: Parenting the Wired Generation

Future-Proof your Child - Parenting the Wired Generation
By: Nikki Bush and Graeme Codrington
'Stop the world, I want to get off!' is the regular refrain of many of today's time-pressured parents. 'Give me an experience and I'll promise you a relationship,' is the mantra of their children. The world has changed. The future has changed. Childhood is changing. Raising children has never been more challenging – or potentially rewarding. It is increasingly obvious that the world into which our young children will enter as adults, somewhere between 2020 and 2030, will be nothing like the world their parents grew up in, or even the world we currently inhabit.
We need a better understanding of the world of the future in order to prepare our children and to 'future-proof' them. Future-proof your Child is a very different kind of parenting book. While it contains many useful practical hints and tips, it also focuses on the context for parenting and child development today. It convinces 21st-century parents of the need to change their approach to parenting future generations.
This title will help you to create a framework for your parenting experience as you embark on the highly personal adventure of raising children who will thrive in the future. It is relevant, accessible, practical and inspirational. It will take you back in time and forward into the future to help you make the best choices for your children now! Future-proof your Child highlights the critical importance of making choices, having conversations, and consciously connecting with tomorrow’s children today.
Learn more - click here. Order on Amazon today!

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Sue Scheff: How Much is Enough?

Everything You Need to Know to Steer Clear of Overindulgence and Raise Likeable, Responsible and Respectful Child
How Much is Enough? is a book about overindulgence written for parents, parent-educators, and other professionals. This book is unique because it is written for parents while supported by our research findings.
Visit for more information, research and great tips! You can also visit Amazon to order today!

Monday, August 10, 2009

Sue Scheff: Twice the Love - Stories of Inspiration for Families with Twins, Multiples and Singletons

Twice the Love: Stories of Inspiration for Families…with Twins, Multiples and Singletons, published in conjunction with TWINS magazine, is a compilation of inspiring stories written by parents and other family members about the joys and challenges of raising multiples.
These true tales reflect a variety of topics, such as thespecial bondbetween multiples, typical crazy days in the life of a family with twins, challenges encountered in pregnancy or childhood, humorous situationscreated by multiples, adopting twins, and much more.
If you’re the parent of twins or triplets, you’ll love these heart-warming andencouraging stories. This book also makes a great gift for those who are expecting or raising multiples!
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Sunday, August 9, 2009

Sue Scheff: Internet Safety - Keeping Kids Safe Online

Another great resource for parents to help keep kids safe online. Visit and learn more! is one of the oldest and most enduring sites for Internet safety. It’s creator, Larry Magid, is the author of the original 1994 brochure, “Child Safety on the Information Highway” and is also a technology journalist.

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Sue Scheff: Parent's Operational Manual

Sending Your Child to College
By Marie Carr
Your Child Will Be Heading Off to College! Are You Ready?
March is typically when high school seniors breathlessly wait for college acceptance letters to arrive. Suddenly it becomes very real to parents that their child will be leaving soon to start the next chapter of his or her life. There is a lot the student needs to do to prepare for that next step, and usually the college will send incoming students a thick package of useful information. But there is also a lot that parents need to do and know before they wave goodbye at the airport or dorm.
Thankfully Marie Carr, one mom who kept careful track of everything she learned the hard way as her three daughters went off to college, has assembled lots of important and smart tips in a helpful handbook that all parents of a college-bound student will want to have - both for the getting ready phase and for quick reference later. Prepared Parent's Operational Manual: Sending Your Child to College covers everything from student banking and dorm life to health insurance, class schedules and support services.
There are forms, checklists and helpful tips, including not only what students can take to school but also what they should leave behind. Prepared Parent's Operational Manual: Sending Your Child to College will help parents deal with the nitty-gritty details of sending their child off to college.
Visit Amazon to order and learn more!

Friday, August 7, 2009

Sue Scheff: Hand in Hand - Nurturing the Parent-Child Connection

What a great website with a wealth full of information for parenting. Visit:
About Hand in Hand
Our MissionWe foster healthy parent-child relationships that will last a lifetime.
Our ApproachParenting by Connection is Hand in Hand’s approach to fostering close, responsive relationships between parents and children.

This approach is based on the principles of respect, listening, leadership development and the importance of interpersonal connections. We help parents and professionals gain perspective on their work and give them tools to build stronger connections within their families, in their work and in their communities.

Parents face many challenges throughout their parenting careers. Parenting by Connection addresses these key issues, and gives parents the tools they need to overcome these obstacles.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Sue Scheff: The Complete IEP Guide - How to Advocate for Your Special Ed Child

The Complete IEP Guide: How to Advocate for Your Special Ed Child
By: Lawrence M. Seigel
The acclaimed book for parents whose children have special education needs.

Your special needs child needs a special education, and as a parent, you face a number of obstacles as you work with your school district to develop an Individual Education Plan (IEP): Lots of steps, complicated paperwork and intimidating procedures may seem like too much to take on...

...but you can do it, and The Complete IEP Guide can help.
The Complete IEP Guide offers vital information, useful strategies and -- most importantly -- encouragement as you secure your child’s education, step by step. It includes everything you need to:

understand your child's rights
untangle eligibility rules and assessments
collect all school records
draft goals and objectives
pinpoint specific problems
develop a blueprint of program and services
research school programs and alternatives
prepare for IEP meetings
resolve disputes with your school district
The 6th edition is completely updated to reflect the latest -- and major -- changes to federal regulations concerning your special education student. Plus, you'll get the latest facts on judicial rulings regarding IEPs.

Whether you're new to the IEP process or entering it once again, this user-friendly guide is your outline for an effective educational experience for your child.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Sue Scheff: Cyber Safety Book - Maintaining Morality in a Digital World

By Ken Knapton
Emails, blogging, facebook, texting,... technology is great except when it puts your family in danger. With so many new outlets to tempt today s children and teens, you need to teach your loved ones know-how to use technology safely and effectively. Cyber Safety is a modern resource for high tech families.
Ken Knapton draws on a career in the computer industry to teach you how to: avoid cyber bullies and identity thieves interpret television and video game ratings keep yourself far away from the poisonous effects of pornography and much more With up-to-date research and entertaining anecdotes alongside instruction from our modern prophets, this book is an essential item for any family with a TV, computer, or cell phone. Cyber Safety will keep your family safe in the dangerous online world.
I was honored to review this book and found it very "user friendly" and offers excellent advice, tips and resources for parents keeping their children safe in cyberspace.
Pre-order today and learn more on Amazon.
Follow Ken Knapton on Twitter at @CyberSafetyBook and @KenKnapton

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Sue Scheff: Parenting/Childrens Book - Trying to Get Kids to Eat Healthy

Shirt for Dessert
By Jayne Bonilla
Shirt For Dessert tells the tale of Marley Barley, who sucks on her clothes. Why does she do it? Nobody knows! This rhyming children’s book tells the story of a little girl who would rather climb the jungle gym than the food pyramid! Illustrated by Janis Dougherty, Shirt for Dessert is a funny romp about a unique girl with a common problem.
This children's book is a funny look at the universal parenting problem of trying to get our kids to eat healthy.
This book will be available in September 2009, place the book title in the Amazon Box and learn more!

Sue Scheff: ADHD At School

ADHD at School: New eBook for Parents & Teachers of Students with Attention Deficit and Learning Disabilities

Start off the school year right with this exclusive ADHD at School eBook - 99 pages of expert advice available for download nowUse this ADHD at School eBook to...
Work with teachers to secure the right school accommodations

Build better math, reading and writing skills
Study smarter and finish homework on time
Organize backpacks, desks, and calendars
Fix classroom behavior problems and follow class rules

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Sue Scheff: KeepingTeens and Kids Safe Online

LMK (Let Me Know) is an online safety campaign that aims to keep teens and parents informed and ahead of safety issues on the web. We are happy to announce the LMK Online Safety Sweepstakes from the “Let Me Know” partnership with Girl Scouts of America and Microsoft Windows.

You can enter today and be in the running to win a brand new desktop computer! There is no purchase necessary to enter the sweepstakes (see rules for details). Sweepstakes ends Monday, September 7 and the online entry form and official rules are found on the Web site: .