Are We There Yet? Traveling more responsibly with your children

Do you love to travel but are worried about the negative impacts of travelling? Are you unsure if you can still travel now that you have children, and actually have fun? Do you want to travel more sustainably, but are overwhelmed and are not sure where to start? This book will help you make responsible and sustainable choices before, during and after your trip. It will also help you to navigate travelling with children and will give you tips and inspiration for how to raise resilient, responsible kids who will grow to love travel as much as you do! With detailed advice about all kinds of travel and over 100 stories from parents and grandparents around the world, this book is a step-by-step guide to how to travel more responsibly with kids. It is essentially a blueprint for making travelling with kids both enjoyable and responsible. Included in the book are advice, resources, lists, and facts, as well as many stories from parents, grandparents and others who remember their travels as, or with, a child. The stories are aimed at helping and informing parents and grandparents how to keep children happy, amused and informed while travelling and enjoying their destinations. Travel is a wonderful opportunity for children to experience new places and cultures and this book will help them do that, while helping them protect the world they are visiting, as well as their world at home.

Meet Rachel Dodds

Dr. Rachel Dodds is globally recognized as an expert in sustainable tourism. Rachel is a professor at Toronto Metropolitan University (formerly known as Ryerson University). She has travelled to over 80 countries across six continents, and has seen first-hand the joys and delights of travel as well as the devastation that tourism can bring. Rachel understands the challenges that different destinations face and what we, as travellers, can do to help alleviate them. She has a young daughter, who has already travelled to over 18 countries and is developing the same love of travel that Rachel has. Rachel is passionate about trying to make the world a better place, and hopes that through the love of travel we can all become more responsible travellers. Dr. Richard Butler has studied the field of tourism since the 1960s, is an international writer and researcher, and has published over 23 books on tourism and related topics. With his background in geography and his experience in teaching resource management and conservation, he understands the complexities of sustainable development, and environmental issues in general, particularly in the context of travel and tourism. Richard has travelled widely, often with his children and, more recently, grandchildren, and is keenly aware of the excitement and delights of travel and of introducing the next generation to new countries, and is also aware of the value (and challenges) of aiding young people to become more responsible for the world around them. In 2016 he was awarded the United Nations World Tourism Organization’s Ulysses Prize “for excellence in the creation and dissemination of knowledge”. He is an emeritus professor (University of Western Ontario), now retired and living in Prince Rupert, British Columbia, Canada. Dedication: To Zoe, my daughter, you changed my life – for the better. To Caroline, Richard, and Antonia for the joy (and grandchildren) you have brought.

You Matter, Too: Self-Care for Moms of ADHD Boys

Are you so consumed with raising an ADHD son that you have nothing left in your tank? Dealing with the extra concerns that come with ADHD can be challenging. As a mother, you may be putting your self-care on the back burner. Worry, self-doubt and overwhelm become everyday occurrences. Dealing with judgment and exclusion, and being bombarded with parenting advice wears you down. You’re not the only one struggling, and luckily, there are solutions to the challenges you are facing and tools to help you understand the importance of self-care. If you want to help your son, and manage his needs, then you have to be on top of your game. That’s where You Matter, Too: Self-Care for Moms of ADHD Boys comes in. Through relatable real-life stories and examples, you’ll learn that taking care of yourself must always be part of the equation. The tools provided will help you be the best parent possible for your son. You Matter, Too: Self-Care for Moms of ADHD Boys is the perfect resource for any mother who needs support to keep her head above water while raising her ADHD son.

Meet Maree Davis

Maree Davis (BSc., Dip.Herb.Med.) has over 15 years of experience as a natural health care practitioner. She is also the mother of two children, one of whom doesn’t fit inside the box. Navigating the challenges of parenting a neurodivergent child was not without its difficulties, but her background in holistic health, alongside comprehensive research, enabled her to prioritize her son and her own self-care. Maree believes that positive mental and emotional health is an integral part of raising happy and healthy children. By sharing her experiences, she hopes to encourage other parents who are on similar journeys to understand the importance of making self-care a reality.

Social Skills for Kids 3 to 10

The things your kid learns in childhood can determine the type of adult they will become. Take this opportunity to teach them the necessary skills to thrive as adults. Are you constantly worried that you’re not preparing your child enough to face the real world when they grow up? Are you concerned that they don’t seem to be interacting with others and making friends easily? Do you want to help your child develop socially without putting too much pressure on them? Children between the ages of 3 and 10 are at a point in their lives when they have already started socializing with people. Whether it’s making friends, starting conversations, or sharing toys, your child needs to learn how to get along well with others. Having these skills will not just help your child do well in school, but it will also give your child a great foundation for life. With the right guidance, your child can learn how to properly conduct themselves in various settings. This book offers useful skill-building activities for your child while also making it fun and exciting. Take this chance to teach them what they need to know to eventually become successful adults in the future. In this practical guide, you will discover: * 90+ effective, fun, and engaging activities that will build essential life skills and promote important values * The world of social skills – how to help your child develop this crucial set of skills that is critical to success in all aspects of life * The power of communication and listening – gain the knowledge on how to properly teach your little one the right way to converse with others * The importance of body language so they can learn the major differences between good and bad gestures * The art of sharing and self-control – uncover the secrets of staying calm and getting closer to kindness and friendliness * How to teach your kids empathy so they can understand the true meaning of emotional intelligence * The tools children need to make friends and practice good manners with incredible tips, tricks, and activities * Problem-solving skills that your kids can learn to turn them into fully-functioning adults with their own independent outlook on life And much more. Even if your child is naturally shy and introverted, they can still learn to become more sociable and confident. They just need constant practice and exposure to social situations to help them get comfortable and keep them building their skills. And with the activities they’ll be doing in this book, they’ll be enjoying themselves so much that they won’t even realize they’re learning at the same time.

Meet Kate Herm

Benny Controls His Anger: Anger Management for Kids and Parents

FREE on Amazon Kindle till February 25th! “Benny Controls His Anger: Anger Management for Kids and Parents” For kids: It is a funny and engaging story. For parents: Professional anger management strategies. The book introduces strategies that consist of simple, proven Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) practices based on Dr. Jonathan Kushnir’s years of experience in treating hundreds of children and adults. Get it now for FREE here: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B09RQS429L

Meet Dr. Jonathan Kushnir

FREE on Amazon Kindle till February 25th! “Benny Controls His Anger: Anger Management for Kids and Parents” For kids: It is a funny and engaging story. For parents: Professional anger management strategies. The book introduces strategies that consist of simple, proven Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) practices based on Dr. Jonathan Kushnir’s years of experience in treating hundreds of children and adults. Get it now for FREE here: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B09RQS429L

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.

Wendell and Wanda Explore the animals of Noitanigami - ASIN B087W2T9CK

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

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