This is a book about the basic life skills that are not always taught in school or at home. Did you ever wonder when you were getting ready to leave home for the first time, if your parents had taught you everything you needed to know to survive on your own? Did you know how to do laundry; clean a home; balance a checkbook or cook a meal? Were you aware of the different types of deposits required to either rent or buy a home? If the answers were "yes" - good for the role models that you had! Thank them every chance you get! If the answers were "no" to most of these questions - don't be discouraged - there is help on the way! It is my hope that this book will help those who need it and will be shared with others who can benefit from it. This is not a "be all, end all" book and it is not intended to replace knowledge received from professionals trained in certain areas. As a Registered Nurse, Life Skills Expert and a mother, I want to be able to help out the young adults of today and the next generation to come.
|Publisher:||Open Pages Publishing, LLC|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.35(d)|
|Age Range:||17 Years|
About the Author
MICHELE SFAKIANOS is a wife, mother and grandmother living in Fort Myers, Florida. In 1982, she received her AS Degree in Business Data Processing/Computer Programming. In 1993, she received her Associate in Science degree in Nursing from St. Petersburg Junior College, graduating with Honors. In 1999, Michele received her Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from Florida International University, graduating with High Honors. She has worked her way through the different areas of nursing including Medical/Surgical, Pediatrics, Oncology, Recruitment, and Nursing Informatics. In 2009, she received her Real Estate Sales Associate license. Michele has been previously published in both Poetry Books and a Nursing Journal. She is well respected in her areas of expertise. Her latest book, The 4-1-1 on Step Parenting, was released October 2011.
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The 4-1-1 on Life Skills: Essential Tips on: Home & Money Management; Personal Care & Safety; and More! based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
When I picked up The 4-1-1 on Life Skills, I was surprised at its breadth. This slim volume takes the reader from teenage mom helper through home buying and financial planning to senior concerns about disaster preparedness and funeral preparations. There is a lot of information in between, all squeezed into 133 pages. The trade-off for this breadth is lack of depth. All items are in bullet form and range from a simple overview to suggestions that will lead to an internet search. This is clearly meant as a guide and starting point, not as a comprehensive reference. That doesn¿t diminish its value, however. You will find yourself reaching for this volume again and again and you won¿t be disappointed.