Monthly Archives for February 2010

Q and A session with a HS in Albany, New York

I am often asked many queston on the radio, in a school, or libarary about the many aspects of writing, the book itself, the characters etc. I decided to share a Q and A emailed to me which I had with a HS in Alabany. My answers are after the numbered questions short and sweet but I share my sincere opinion as an Artist and Author to everyone below these questions-especially aspiring writers.

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Advice, Books, Children's Author, Children's Book, Childrens' Literature, Interviews, writing
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Mom’s Talking About 6-Year-Old Handcuffed and Committed in School

Times have been slowly but surely changing and it is stories like this that really can hit home as to the NEED for teachers and school officials to have some of their control taken into account. As a mother of three, and American citizen and a humanitarian I can not believe acts like this can not only occur but that they are. This is a story for every parent to read and every family to understand.

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Advice, Children's Health, family, humanitarian, moms, Research, schooling
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Encourage Social Skills in Children: Danny the Dragon Author Offers Tips

      One of the ways parents can increase involvement is by supporting their child’s education and helping him achieve academic success. An important part of this, which parents don’t often think about, is teaching your kids the social skills they’ll need to succeed in school. Here are some tips for parents on how they can send their child to school with the social skills they need to successfully interact with teachers and other students.

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Advice, Children's Author, Children's Book, Children's Health, Education, family, Family Time, Helpful Tips, moms, parenting
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Children Need Good Literature

     The fact that kids need good literature is not a new one. Just look at the number of awards available in the United States alone to reward authors for superb children’s literature. The long list of such awards includes the Newbery Medal, Caldecott Medal, Coretta Scott King Award, and Laura Ingalls Wilder Medal. With such an extraordinary effort made to celebrate good children’s literature, there must be something important about it.

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Advice, Children's Author, Children's Book, Childrens' Literature, Education, family, Family Time, Helpful Tips, humanitarian, Library Visits, literacy, Media, moms, Research, television, writing
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Helpful Tips to Encourage Learning in Your Children

     First of all, read to your children! Studies show that reading to your child can begin before the age of six months, as soon as they’re able to enjoy the images and pictures inside of their books. Children have varying attention spans and you should keep in mind not to push too far past these limits and not to force them to read, as children tend to dislike things they are forced to do when it’s not on their own determinism. You can read to your child or have them read you, or take turns.

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Advice, Children's Author, Children's Book, Childrens' Literature, Education, family, Family Time, Games, Helpful Tips, Library Visits, literacy, moms, Research
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Getting Involved in Your Child’s Education

     First, make sure your child is well-rested and well-fed. A well-balanced diet, with nutritious meals at breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and healthy snacks after school, has been shown to improve academic performance in children. Kids also need to be well-rested in order to focus during the day.

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A Mother from Nigeria Reviews Danny the Dragon Meets Jimmy

Full time mother and business woman Consolata Ugboko from Nigeria took the time last month to post a review about  Danny the Dragon Meets Jimmy.

And a pleasant review it was!  I do hope you’ll visit her site to read the review and leave her a comment.  Click here and scroll down to the blog entry from January 21st 2010.

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3rd Edition of Show Biz Kids Guidebook Available

MY 3rd Edition of my Show Biz Kids- East Coast Guidebook is released and available for purchase to help you or your friends in the exciting area of children’s Show Biz and Modeling. You may read reviews as well.

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Home-Schooler Travels 50 States with Skateboard and Dad

Home-schooled 12 year old Logan and his dad Matt Winkler are traveling all 50 states during Logan’s 6th grade year and skateboarding wherever they go.

This weekend they are staying at Bobbi Burger Brunoehler house in the Los Angeles area. They still have the following states to go to:
HI, AK, OR, WA, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Utah, Colorado, Kentucky, W Va and Va.

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Secret Tip On how to Avoid GMOs at the Grocery Store

 

Many of us are eating Genetically Modified Foods (GMOs) whether we realize it or not.  Do you know how to tell the difference?

It turns out that you can easily tell whether the produce you purchase at the grocery store is a GMO simply by reading the PLU (price look up) code.

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