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Ready for Bed!: A Tale of Cleaning Up, Tucking In, and Hardly Any Complaining

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Ready for Bed! offers families emotionally healthy, lasting solutions to a common daily struggle: getting kids ready for bed. Children will love the full-color pictures and tender story, and parents and caregivers will learn the language of positive parenting. With honesty and gentle humor, this book shows parents how to handle bedtime (and other daily transitions) by giving encouragement, offering choices, and validating feelings. The result: you get through everyday challenges with less stress while building ...
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Overview


Ready for Bed! offers families emotionally healthy, lasting solutions to a common daily struggle: getting kids ready for bed. Children will love the full-color pictures and tender story, and parents and caregivers will learn the language of positive parenting. With honesty and gentle humor, this book shows parents how to handle bedtime (and other daily transitions) by giving encouragement, offering choices, and validating feelings. The result: you get through everyday challenges with less stress while building your child’s emotional intelligence. Includes tips for parents and caregivers.
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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

iParenting Media Awards Outstanding Product

Gold Mom's Choice Award® winner in the Children's Picture Books—Growing Up category

“Essential techniques for positive parenting.”—The Post & Courier

“ParentSmart/KidHappy is a lifesaver for any stressed parent (do you know one who isn’t?) who wants to ease daily battles and raise an emotionally healthy child.”
—Dr. Michele Borba, author of No More Misbehavin’ and Parents Do Make a Difference

"Do you have stubborn children like myself? If so, the ParentSmart KidHappy™ series of books from Free Spirit Publishing is something you need in your house...Each of the books in this series tackles the battle of wills that we all encounter in our homes."
—LisaReviews.com

“How often can you pick up parenting tips and suggestions while reading an engaging story to your children?”—Chasing Supermom blog

“Practical advice for real-world situations that we as parents deal with every day. It’s like having a parenting seminar in the back of a great children’s book.”—Chasing Supermom blog

Children's Literature - Shelly McCoy
This story begins with the nightly affirmation of independence heard at my house when neither of the kids wants to get ready for bed. Mommy validates Marco's feelings in the story and gives him the choice for which fun way to make his way to the bathtub. More choices follow in the bath and when Marco says "Please" he is rewarded by his Mommy noticing. When Marco does not want to get out of the bathtub because he is playing, Mommy understands and gives him five more minutes. Because Marco does so well getting ready for bed, he gets an extra story before bedtime. The story nicely ends with an "I Love You" and good night. This title is encouraging to parents as well and repeated use over time will help both parents and children. There are extra pages at the end o f the book that explain that the different-colored text on most pages symbolizes examples of ways that parents can either validate feelings or examples of encouragement, or offering choices. Read this book to learn and share using simple text, familiar situations and kid-friendly illustrations. A great book for preschools and public libraries, but best of all at home. Reviewer: Shelly McCoy
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781575422695
  • Publisher: Free Spirit Publishing, Inc.
  • Publication date: 5/15/2008
  • Series: ParentSmart KidHappy
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 1,110,974
  • Age range: 3 - 6 Years
  • Product dimensions: 8.10 (w) x 8.20 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author


Stacey R. Kaye, MMR, is the mother of two young children and a self-described “Parenting Lecture Groupie.” As her first daughter grew into a feisty toddler, Stacey searched for a language she could use to discourage tantrums and meltdowns while at the same time encouraging her daughter to explore, gain confidence, and build emotional intelligence. Dozens of parenting tomes, lectures, and courses provided great theory, but not the language. That’s when Stacey began writing ParentSmart/KidHappy books. She’s done the research so you don’t have to.
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    A Mom's Choice Awards Recipient!

    Ready for Bed!: A Tale of Cleaning up, Tucking in, and Hardly Any Complaining is a recipient of the prestigious Mom's Choice Award. The Mom's Choice Awards honors excellence in family-friendly media, products and services. An esteemed panel of judges includes education, media and other experts as well as parents, children, librarians, performing artists, producers, medical and business professionals, authors, scientists and others. A sampling of the panel members includes: Dr. Twila C. Liggett, ten-time Emmy-winner, professor and founder of PBS's Reading Rainbow; Julie Aigner-Clark, Creator of Baby Einstein and The Safe Side Project; Jodee Blanco, New York Times best-selling Author; LeAnn Thieman, motivational speaker and coauthor of seven Chicken Soup For The Soul books; and Tara Paterson, Certified Parent Coach and founder of the Mom's Choice Awards. Parents and educators look for the Mom's Choice Awards seal in selecting quality materials and products for children and families.

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