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(Last updated April 28, 2012)
Parent Educators Get Introduction to Temperament
Children are different—even children in the same family can be very different. You’ll get an introduction to temperament in Working with Your Child’s Temperament, a Qwik Sheet that’s complimentary this month to registered parent educators. It’s regularly priced at $2.95. (Not registered yet for a complimentary Qwik Sheet each month? Click here and it’s as easy as 1-2-3.)
(May 15, 2013)
Specials Not Currently Available
Due to Parenting Press’s warehousing and fulfillment now being handled by Independent Publishers Group (IPG) in Chicago, we are temporarily unable to process any specials, including collections and libraries. If you have a code for a special but are unable to use it on the shopping cart, that offer is currently not available.
(May 6, 2013)
Feelings Books Top April Sales
Helping kids identify and manage their feelings was the topic of most of Parenting Press’s April bestsellers, with two sex abuse prevention titles also popular.
Janan Cain’s hardback picture book, The Way I Feel, and its board book edition—as usual—led sales. We continue to receive praise for this title’s value with children with special needs such as autism; scroll on down to see it in American Sign Language.
Other popular titles about feelings are several in “you-choose-what-happens-next” format:
The Self-Calming Cards also reached “bestseller” status in April.
It’s MY Body, a picture book that gently explains to very young children that they can refuse unwanted touch, and The Trouble with Secrets, which helps children understand what they should tell adults about, were the most popular personal safety titles for April.
(May 6, 2013)
Video Shows The Way I Feel Being Signed
Our award-winning picture book, The Way I Feel, is featured in several YouTube videos, including one with a most expressive sign language interpreter, youtube.com/watch?v=dbGQeBhSfpA. She is shown as an inset on the pages of the book, so all of Janan Cain’s illustrations can clearly be seen.
Another current YouTube video shows a 6-year-old girl reading the book, showing the pictures and commenting, especially on the attire of the character who demonstrates “proud.” See youtube.com/watch?v=JnQZ5szkjVg.
The Way I Feel continues to be Parenting Press’s most popular title. April sales for this book, its Spanish translation, its board book edition and the companion book, The Way I Act, make Mrs. Cain the most popular Parenting Press author this month.
(May 4, 2013)
Sugar Addiction, “Sneaky” Art in May Newsletter
What’s fruit and what’s fruit-flavored sugar? Click on through to the May issue of our News for Parents and you’ll find out why a spoonful of sugar is not always the best medicine.
Besides our review of the easy-to-read but shocking “Beat Sugar Addiction Now! For Kids,” you’ll find ideas for quick art projects and making musical instruments with throwaways in this online newsletter.
Remember that we archive a year’s worth of issues and reprinting articles from them for your blog, newsletter or web site is absolutely free, as long as you credit Parenting Press.
(May 1, 2013)
Note to e-mail subscribers: Several copies of the e-mail edition are rejected by bulk mail (“spam”) filters each month. If you subscribe to the e-mail edition and did not receive your copy, this may be the reason. If your mail server permits, put “ezine@ParentingPress.com” on the list of senders you will always accept.
Web Site Ordering Works Again
We’ve updated the web site to allow ordering from our new distributor, Independent Publishers Group (IPG). Please let us know if you encounter any problems. Email the webmaster with details.
(March 26, 2013)
Overindulgence Workshop Offered in June
Jean Illsley Clarke, author of the How Much is Enough? Leader’s Guide, invites parent educators to sharpen their skills and network with other professionals at a leadership workshop June 17–21 in Minneapolis. The five all-day sessions and four evening sessions will:
(February 26, 2013)
More Praise for The Biting Solution!
“[A] useful guide for parents of very young children, highly recommended,” writes Midwest Library Review about The Biting Solution: The Expert’s No-Biting Guide for Parents, Caregivers, and Early Childhood Educators by Lisa Poelle, M.A.
(January 28, 2013)
New! Leaving Child Care Gracefully
Got a child who just can’t leave child care without a struggle? We’ve got answers! A new downloadable, Leaving Child Care Gracefully, provides practical suggestions for an all-too-common situation. Based on Elizabeth Crary’s STAR Parenting Tales and Tools, this Qwik Sheet is $2.95. Available 24/7.
(January 27, 2013)
Elementary Counselor Suggests How to Use The Way I Act
We at Parenting Press are delighted with the practical tips from Barbara Gruener of Westwood School, Friendswood TX on how to use The Way I Act in school discipline situations.
As she writes in her blog, The Corner on Character, The Way I Act is “like a charACTer dictionary for kids with behavior words and explanations that are simple and easy to understand. I used it just this week to help a third-grade student who was in the office for discipline set behavior goals.
“I asked him what his favorite page was, and after he showed me, I invited him to predict which was my favorite and asked him to explain why. He picked ‘responsible’ as likely my favorite because ‘kids with character are good at doing the right thing.’ While I agree with him that this is a very important page, I’d have to say that [it’s] a tie between ‘compassionate’ and ‘trustworthy’ for my two faves!
“The perfect follow-up ACTivity would be to encourage students to make their own The Way I Act books by picking out traits that they consider strengths as well as selecting a few attributes that they could work on and improve upon in their own lives.
“Oh, and as a bonus in the back of the book, there’s a ‘Note To Parents’ from the author and illustrator that’ll give you five concrete ways to help kids turn these traits from simple words into actual actions.”
(January 23, 2013)
Cain, Wurtele Books on Your Mobile Devices!
The Way I Feel by Janan Cain is now live in the iTunes store—and two important books by Sandy K. Wurtele are available for the Kindle.
Brendan Threadgill, son of Parenting Press publisher Carolyn Threadgill, created the iTunes edition of The Way I Feel, a Parenting Press favorite since it was published in hardback in 2000. If you read this new edition, let us know what you think. We’ve already received praise from the parent of a child with autism.
For the Kindle, editions of two recently published guides to keeping kids safe, Out of Harm’s Way: A Parent’s Guide to Protecting Young Children from Sexual Abuse, and Safe Connections: A Parent’s Guide to Protecting Young Teens from Sexual Exploitation, were also created by Threadgill. Of course, we’d also appreciate your thoughts about these two new editions!
(July 30, 2012)
Yes, You Can Get Your Child to Sleep!
If you can’t believe that your baby will ever sleep through the night, or that your child will ever climb into bed cheerfully, you’ll want a copy of our newest printable QWIK Sheet, Establishing Sleep Routines. Available free to those who have registered for our Parent Educator Corner, it retails for $2.95. Full of information you can use right now to develop bedtime rituals, routines. . .and responses to the inevitable, “Just one more. . .” requests.
You’ll find this and many other valuable and easy-to-read QWIK Sheets listed at qwik-sheets.html. Just $2.95 each, and available 24/7!
(June 15, 2012)
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