Contrast Brings Clarity: The Unexpected Path that Led Me to Homeschooling

Does one size really fit all? As lovely as that might sound, people come in a variety of different shapes and sizes. It is therefore virtually impossible to design a clothing item that can truly fit all people. In reality, the ‘one size fits all’ ideal is actually designed to fit sizes within a specific range.

Much like clothing items, traditional education centers around a ‘one size fits all’ methodology. As a result, a single-core teaching model is used for all students, regardless of their individual learning style. And this applies to teaching styles as well as to student evaluations. So, as a parent, what do you do when your child does not fit into that one core teaching model?

In Contrast Brings Clarity, Teressa answers that very question. Her courageous response completely changed the course of her life — and that of her son. While she struggled to build a suitable educational experience for him, Teressa overcame countless obstacles and, in due course, answered the homeschooling call. Eventually, side by side, mother and son embarked on the adventure of a lifetime.

Along her incredible journey, Teressa learned numerous strategies that helped her son succeed academically — and she would like to share those strategies with you.


Meet Teressa Kennedy

Hello Friends!

My name is Teressa and I am a proud homeschool mom, entrepreneur, and author with a passion for education.

At this point on our homeschooling journey, I feel it’s necessary to share our story with the goal of helping parents, and educators like yourself, work towards building stronger partnerships between schools and families in our mission to educate our children. From my personal experience, children learn best when parents, educators, other family members, and community members work together to encourage and support them along their journey.

As parents, we want the best for our children, but sometimes we stand in our own way by solely relying on our experiences to help educate them. My son gave me gentle reminders to show me that he and I have two different learning styles. As much as I tried to teach him the way I was taught, it was not effective. Also, I came to the realization that I had limitations, and needed others to help support my son and me along our educational journey.

We have an amazing village of fellow parent educators, family members, teachers, and clients who all share the same vision about supporting our children’s unique educational journey.

I hope our story will encourage you.

All the best,
Teressa

Jesus vs. Santa: Christmas Misunderstood

Who influences our children more, Jesus or Santa? Is shunning Santa the Christian thing to do? Is Jesus alone enough to save us from the lure of Christmas? In this edition of The Misunderstood Series, the author takes a closer look at the predicament Christian parents find themselves in each December, when, Jesus lying in a manger must compete with children lining up to sit on Santa’s lap.

Meet Jason E. Royle

Captivated by the spiritual component of life, Jason loves to read everything from the Greek classics to the Sunday comics. Unafraid to tackle topics many people don’t want to talk about, Jason has a concise, lighthearted style of writing about difficult subjects. From the serious to the humorous, Royle weaves stories that make you grin, ponder, and perhaps plunge anew into your own leaps of faith.

Fancy Prison: Calling BS on the Child Welfare Industry

An instinctual pull as old as time – a grandmother wanting to hold her newborn grandchild – bring readers into an unbelievable ordeal. Author Tina Fumo travels to a small town in Canada and finds herself in the most stressful situation of her life. The ‘authorities’ have apprehended her two week old granddaughter. What her and her family go through to get back their baby will absolutely shock you. You’ll wonder if this is really Canada. You will surely cry. You may even laugh. But make no mistake…what you find out in the end will make your jaw drop.


Meet Tina Fumo-Martin

Fancy Prison is Tina’s first book. It’s a memoir and plea to advocate for innocent children, all in one. Tina thinks ALL children are beautiful and deserve the utmost of our attention, energy and care. It comes on the heels of, yet another, multi million dollar, wasteful government election and Canadians have had enough. Rather than wallow in anger over government’s stupidity, Tina’s book is a call to action to solidify what is already so positive and so loving about our country and move forward as one, with our children firmly by our sides.

Back on Bonaire: Rediscovering Diver’s Paradise as a Father

A small Caribbean island. An underwater explorer turned father. Can he rediscover Bonaire through the curious eyes of a child?

Gem-clear water, warm tropical trade breezes, and graceful sea turtles soaring through a brilliant theater of kaleidoscopic coral. It’s the place that avid scuba diver and famed Jurassic Park author Michael Crichton described as “a world of riotous, outrageous color” during his visit here decades earlier. This is Bonaire, and with its protected nearshore reef system and sweeping conservation efforts, the small Caribbean island has earned the title it boasts on its license plates: Diver’s Paradise.

Drawn to Bonaire in his twenties, Andrew Jalbert transformed a passion for travel, scuba diving and the natural world into a career as a writer and underwater photographer. But when he was unexpectedly gifted with fatherhood at age forty-three, he faced the challenge of merging two seemingly incompatible lives. Determined to pass on his appreciation for this tropical paradise, Andrew annually took his son to the place he’d come to love. And over the course of their week-long excursion when the boy was five, the doting dad found the isle’s magic renewed by an insatiably curious child.

Told in lyrical prose, Jalbert recounts both his early days exploring Bonaire’s underwater treasures and the wonders of his kindergartner’s fascination. Along the way, he relates the island’s natural and cultural history, illuminates the critical need for conservation, and realizes life seen through the eyes of the young is among the greatest visions imaginable.

If you like evocative descriptions, exploration, wisdom conveyed with humor, and educational asides, then you’ll adore this expertly woven travel memoir.

Buy Back on Bonaire and discover the book Indie Reader calls a “wise and witty travelogue”.


Meet Andrew Jalbert

Andrew Jalbert is an award-winning photographer, writer, and doting father. Throughout his twenty-five years as an archaeologist, scuba instructor and dive guide he has traveled extensively, publishing work on prehistoric sites, shipwrecks, travel, dive safety, and marine conservation. Jalbert lives in Monona, Wisconsin with his wife Becky and their son Luc.

Mom, Dad…Can We Talk? Helping our Aging Parents with the Insight and Wisdom of Others

Mom, Dad…Can We Talk? is for the tens of millions of people dealing with concerns for aging parents. It is controversial, sometimes humorous, often poignant, encouraging — and always helpful. The book is rich with stories of adult children who have been challenged and rewarded in this final stage of the parent-child relationship. It includes tips for initiating caring conversations like: “Mom, we’re worried about you living alone.” “Sis, I need your help with all this.” And, “Dad has a lady friend!” There are also helpful hints on how to understand and manage the realities of dementia, drinking, depression, and driving. In this newly revised edition, Guest Contributors address new topics like: helping grandchildren understand their aging grandparent; helping families with aging parents who have a special needs adult child; and, adapting to the complications imposed by the sudden intrusion of a reality like a pandemic. Also included is a new discussion guide as a bonus! Mom, Dad…Can We Talk? is the how-to book you need to help successfully manage these challenging times in family life.


Meet Dick Edwards

Dick Edwards has worked closely with older adults and their families for thirty-six years. For the last twenty years he was administrator of the Mayo
Clinic’s highly acclaimed retirement living community, Charter House, in Rochester, Minnesota. Dick’s expertise and leadership in eldercare has been recognized by Mayo Clinic and LeadingAge Minnesota, with its Lifetime Achievement Award.

Dick has traveled across the country extensively speaking with over 130 audiences of appreciative adult children dealing with the issues and concerns of their aging parents. Dick and his wife, Pat, have three adult children and six grandchildren.

Wendell and Wanda Explore the animals of Noitanigami: Draw It Yourself. Illustrated by you.

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Wendell and Wanda Explore the animals of Noitanigami


Written by Christopher Davy

Illustrated by YOU!


PLEASE BE AWARE: This is the eBOOK version.

Only by using certain devices can you download the eBook and print it off.

If you buy the eBook you can still enjoy the story.

Just create your artwork on something else and then copy the story on to it.

There is a PAPERBACK version available.


Wendell and Wanda
Like to sit and ponder
Just like you and me

They live in a place
Noitanigami
There’s lots to do and see

Now with a rhyme
And a pinch of idea
Can you add all the pictures
Make the story appear?


Wendell and Wanda is a special kind of book. It is a D.I.Y. book – Draw It Yourself!

Anyone, of any age, can enjoy creating the artwork to go with the story inside!

When you are done, if you want to, take a photo and share what you have created with the world using:

#wendellandwanda

#noitanigami

A NEW STORY GETS RELEASED EVERY MONTH!

To follow Wendell and Wanda and to stay up to date with future releases please visit:

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Best practices in Toddler Discipline from 1 to 5 without tantrums: Effective Strategies for Developing and Helping your Child

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Best practices in Toddler Discipline from 1 to 5

Do you know your unique toddlers?

This is about them: screams, stomping feet, tears, protests, unwillingness to listen and cooperate… or you just don’t feel your kids? If you want to raise a happiest and respectful child, and do no harm –  this is the best book for you!

This book was created to help parents and their children to grow up and thrive. Here you’ll find other parents’ experience and advice from best modern psychologists and educators as well as teachers of more conventional views. This is not just another book where all the psycho-types of children are thoughtlessly collected. Children’s behavior is very different and it’s impossible to find a simple solution for every situation, you need an effective combination of techniques and strategies. Why our book is different from others and why it’ll help you ?

Why our book is different from others and why it’ll help you ?

  • Brief theory
  • No trivial & superficial information
  • No old-school parenting methods
  • Examples from day-to-day life
  • Practical exercises
  • Age 1 to 5 characteristics

This book is a real guide for raising children!

We studied a lot of questions in our book. Let’s think, what situations do parents face? There are various everyday life situations, so we tried to describe the most popular problems with children aged 1 to 5:

  • Going to bed
  • Mouthing everything
  • Gadgets and TV
  • Helping parents
  • Fight over the table
  • Toilet Training
  • Fights with siblings

and many MORE

We have put a lot of effort into creating that guide and we hope our book will become your real assistant.

Are you still in doubt?

Do you think you can handle tantrums on your own using old methods?

Scroll to the top of the page and select the “buy” button.

Bonus: Buy and look inside the book to get a bonus – 20 real-life situations and solutions for free!!

Two Dads and Three Girls

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One hundred percent made in China, Nick (Yu) grew up in an environment where being gay was not an option. The expectation from his parents and pressure from the society molded him into the “best student” and “best employee.” He made his family proud. But deep inside, he knew that something was missing, and he was different.

In this memoir, Nick (Yu) takes readers on his journey from growing up as a confused “straight” boy from China to today having a lovely husband and three girls through surrogacy. He invites readers to the experiences that he would rather have forgotten – from being sexually harassed by his desk-mate in middle school, through depression and a one-night stand in college, to losing a baby during pregnancy.

With ultimate honesty and absolute vulnerability, Nick shares the happiness and sadness on the journey to come out to himself, his parents and friends; learn about gay culture in America, cherish his Chinese heritage, find his first love, and create a family through surrogacy and the help of many amazing people.

Two Dads and Three Girls is a celebration of courage and love. It challenges each of us to dig deep into our soul to find what matters most to us, gain courage through the stories, and live our lives in truth.

This is a story of one man’s determination to be himself and achieve his goals, in both love and work, told with captivating honesty, vulnerability and humor. It’s also a story very much of our time, when the issues of immigration and gay marriage/family life still roil society. You won’t forget Two Dads and Three Girls.”  – Margaret Diehl

Adulting 101: How to Get Your Sh*t Straight so You Can Succeed

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A self-help book for those who wouldn’t read a self-help book. This book goes down the back alleys of self-help that most writers tend to avoid and makes you confront the scary monsters that live there. With in-your-face writing that verbally slaps you around a bit, Adulting 101 pulls no punches, makes no apologies and completely expects you to get your sh*t straight after reading it.

This isn’t the kind of book you can pretend to read because you want to feel good about other people seeing you holding it. F that. Adulting 101 expects you to do the work. Adulting 101 expects that you’ll think about all the screw ups and have an a-ha moment of “So that’s where I f***ed this up” and then fix it. It is not enough to know you f***ed up, you have to know why and then fix it. Adulting 101 will show you how. All the profanity you grew to love from How Not to be an Asshole is back in full force with very few asterisks to make the language more palatable. Using anecdotes from the author’s life to illustrate the lessons, Adulting 101 will be the go-to guide to determine beforehand if you are f***ing it up. Use now as a handbook for fixing the problems then in the future as a reference guide to keep from making the same stupid mistakes again and again.

This is a powerful book, not for the faint of heart, but for anyone who keeps wondering why their life sucks so much and has an earnest desire to change it for the better. Success is not guaranteed after reading this book but it could help make the path more visible. Adulting 101 could help lift the fog of your ignorance and stupidity and shine a bright light on the way to something better.

Note from the Author: Adulting 101 offers support and acknowledgement of the trials and tribulations of everyday life in America but it also expects that you really want to do something about your depression, anxiety, negative self-talk, procrastination. This book is a basic primer on how the Law of Attraction works. You are already using the Law of Attraction if your life sucks. Adulting 101 will give you the basics of where the errors are happening if you keep attracting bad stuff into your life. Sometimes our parents don’t teach us all we need to know. Sometimes it takes years to learn these lessons, like it did for me. My hope is that you will read this and hear me when I say that I don’t want you to suffer like I did. I spent many years wondering why nothing was going right, why I kept ending up in the same spots even when I tried something that I thought was new, how deep seated experiences and beliefs shaped how I viewed my life. How even your random thoughts that you think don’t matter, REALLY matter! I wrote this book to help. I am currently redoing this book in a less profane way for those that want the message without all the nasty language. I know that is not everyone’s cup of tea. I hope you enjoy the message and if you like it, share it.

Baby Names: Baby Names List with 22,000+ Baby Names for Girls, Baby Names for Boys & Most Popular Baby Names 2017

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Don’t wait; find the perfect baby name today

If you’re tired of getting baby name advice from friends, reading endless baby name lists, and suffering from indecision, don’t worry, your search for the perfect baby name is finally over!

This baby names book has more than 22,000 baby names, from classic to unique, popular to edgy, vintage and time-honored to new and modern.

Discover a new baby name, or discover an old favorite you’ve forgotten. This baby name book includes names from all over the world.

If you buy “22,000+ Baby Names List,” you’ll get:

    • Easy-to-navigate A to Z list of baby names for girls and baby names for boys

 

    • List of Top Baby nNames 2017 for Girls and Top Baby Names 2017 for Boys

 

    • Comprehensive list of more than 22,000 baby names

 

  • Link to the baby name wizard to see baby name popularity over time and baby name meaning

 

This book also makes the perfect baby shower gift or present for any expecting parents-to-be.

The simple and sophisticated design and simple-to-browse lists will put a smile on the face of a pregnant couple.

Don’t wait until the last minute to decide on a baby name; find the perfect name TODAY by buying “22,000+ Baby Names List”