Ready for the Day!: A Tale of Teamwork and Toast, and Hardly Any Foot-Dragging

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Ready for the Day! offers families emotionally healthy, lasting solutions to a common daily struggle: getting kids ready to go in the morning. Children will love the fullcolor 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 the morning routine (and other daily transitions) by giving encouragement, offering choices, and validating feelings. The result: you get through everyday challenges with ...
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Overview


Ready for the Day! offers families emotionally healthy, lasting solutions to a common daily struggle: getting kids ready to go in the morning. Children will love the fullcolor 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 the morning routine (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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“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 helps families get through the hectic morning transitions by offering solutions to ease each potential battle. Little Maya does not want to go to school and instead of yelling at her, Daddy affirms her feelings and refocuses her attention to the end of the day, when they can play a game together. Maya is given two choices for breakfast and when she has trouble choosing her Daddy says he will make the choice that time. The parent is also sure to give praise when the child says or does something positive, like saying "please." Because Maya cooperates, she gets to choose what to do with her extra time before they have to leave to go to the school. It is clear that the approach of the story is to encourage cooperation and emotional intelligence. This book is encouraging to parents and caregivers as well and repeated use over time will help both parents and children. There are extra pages at the end of 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. Reviewer: Shelly McCoy
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781575422688
  • Publisher: Free Spirit Publishing, Inc.
  • Publication date: 5/15/2008
  • Series: ParentSmart KidHappy
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 826,817
  • Age range: 3 - 6 Years
  • Product dimensions: 8.10 (w) x 8.10 (h) x 0.40 (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 the Day!: A Tale of Teamwork and Toast, and Hardly Any Foot-Dragging 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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