Book Review: Our Endless Numbered Days by Claire Fuller

Tweet Eight-year-old Peggy’s father is obsessed with being able to survive in a disaster. She has to practice packing a rucksack and being ready to flee in minutes in case the need arises. Peggy’s mother is a renowned pianist from … Continue reading

Book Review: Teenagers 101 by Rebecca Deurlein, Ed.D.

Tweet As a teacher for many years at both public and private schools, Rebecca Deurlein has seen her share of teenagers. And while some people may wonder at how she could spend years in a classroom dealing with teen behavior, … Continue reading

Book Review: Home for Dinner by Anne K. Fishel

Tweet Anne Fishel believes in the positive impact family dinners can have on parents and children. She’s so passionate about the idea that she cofounded The Family Dinner Project and wrote a book called Home for Dinner: Mixing Food, Fun, … Continue reading

Book Review: Parenting With a Story by Paul Smith

Tweet Often the best way to help our kids learn something we think they should know is to tell a story that helps them see how others faced life situations. The trouble is, we often can’t think of relevant stories … Continue reading

Book Review: The God of Sno Cone Blue by Marcia Coffey Turnquist

Tweet When Grace thinks back on her childhood, she sees it split into two: the time before her mother got sick and died, and the time after, when the letters her mother wrote to her started to arrive. Before, even … Continue reading

Book Review: Close by Erika Raskin

Tweet The Marcheson family is slowly coming undone. The parents are divorced, and Kik, the mom, is afraid she’s about to lose her teaching job. The oldest daughter is skipping school, doing drugs, and angry most of the time. The … Continue reading

Book Review: A Survival Guide to Parenting Teens by Joani Geltman, MSW

Tweet If you are like most parents, talking to your teens about touchy subjects liked sexting, drinking, drugs and other risky behaviors ranks even lower on your list of things to do than getting a root canal. You know it’s … Continue reading

Book Review: Undecided. Navigating Life and Learning After High School by Genevieve Morgan

Tweet If I could hand students in high school one book to help them figure out what they want to do when they graduate, it would be Genevieve Morgan’s Undecided: Navigating Life and Learning After High School. As a volunteer … Continue reading

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