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Kids Are Bullied—And So Are Adults!
2:33 pm , August 9, 2016 0

Kids Are Bullied—And So Are Adults!

Kids are bullied for too often and so are adults, although adults understand why it happens, know their options, and can cope better than any child can. We have all become aware that bullying is on the increase at every age level. Physically strong and dominant people—adults and children—and people in authority with power over {Read More}

Solve the Mystery of How to Teach Kids To “Keep Calm”
2:58 pm , July 7, 2016 0

Solve the Mystery of How to Teach Kids To “Keep Calm”

Practice staying calm even when you are upset, and teach kids the techniques they can use to remain calm and let them know about the dividends of self-control.

Why Some Adults Are Culpable In Bullying Kids Is No Mystery
2:37 pm , April 21, 2014 0

Why Some Adults Are Culpable In Bullying Kids Is No Mystery

When children eventually understand that some adults actually bully or instigate bullying, the reasons for it and the techniques used cease to be a mystery to them. Solutions, however, may not be very obvious or even workable. This is a terrible situation for children of any age. When it become obvious that an adult is {Read More}

Here’s A Summary Of The Press Release For My New Kids’ Mystery
6:45 pm , March 26, 2014 0

Here’s A Summary Of The Press Release For My New Kids’ Mystery

Children will benefit from the critical thinking prompted by ‘Someone’s Trapped,’ a soccer-themed whodunit for kids 8-12 in this second book in the Viking Club Mystery series by Maureen Grenier.

Fiction Writers Desperately Need The Power Of Positive Thinking
8:51 am , November 13, 2013 0

Fiction Writers Desperately Need The Power Of Positive Thinking

Fiction writers usually write because they want to write, have to write, or feel compelled to tell a story; however, without the power of positive thinking—the belief that someone, somewhere, somehow will want to read what they write—they would give up their attempts after a few years. It would be the sensible thing to do, {Read More}

I’ll Solve Your Mystery; You Solve Mine
7:15 am , August 28, 2013 0

I’ll Solve Your Mystery; You Solve Mine

What mystery can I solve for you?  I can help you with the mystery of how to provide meals for your athletes when they can’t be with the family for dinner.  What mystery can you solve for me?  You can help me with the mystery of how to get reviews for my book, which is {Read More}

Do Children’s Classic Mystery Writers Sell In Today’s Market?
7:21 am , July 23, 2013 0

Do Children’s Classic Mystery Writers Sell In Today’s Market?

Do you sometimes wonder if the mystery books you enjoyed as a child would be considered as much fun to read by children today as when you discovered them in your youth? There is no question that there are a lot more books from which to choose today when you are selecting reading material for {Read More}

A child’s reading problems may lead to a false ADHD diagnosis
8:33 am , June 18, 2013 0

A child’s reading problems may lead to a false ADHD diagnosis

Parents who have a child with reading problems or other learning difficulties should not accept the diagnosis of ADHD (attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, originally called ADD), dyslexia, slow learner, or lazy without arranging for in-depth vision testing. Vision problems can present symptoms that are identical, or similar, to those of learning disorders, lack of ability, or {Read More}

Help Your Child Read – And There Are Many Ways To Do It
8:04 am , May 2, 2013 0

Help Your Child Read – And There Are Many Ways To Do It

Busy parents often feel guilty about not doing enough to help their children learn to read. However, even though you can’t sit beside a child every night to listen and help sound out the words, it doesn’t mean you can’t help. Sometimes helping means letting a child learn how to help himself – which is {Read More}

Do You Know How To Create An Enthusiastic Reader?
6:10 am , April 16, 2013 0

Do You Know How To Create An Enthusiastic Reader?

I read my first book – a mystery story – when I was seven and nearing the end of grade two. My reading vocabulary was still very limited, but my desire to read was overwhelming. Why? I saw my sister and father reading every minute of their spare time, and so I knew it must {Read More}