Michelle received her undergraduate degree in Speech-Language Pathology
and Audiology in 1993 and a masters degree in Communication Disorders in
1995 from the University of Texas at Dallas. She completed her
internship at Medical City Dallas Hospital and earned her Certificate of
Clinical Competence (CCC) in 1996 from the American
Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). Her most memorable case of
therapy involved "Kay" - a two year old found a the bottom of a swimming
pool. Seeing the dedication of Kay's mother to the recovery of her
severely brain damaged child, Michelle developed an early and profound
respect for all Mothers. In 2000, Michelle took a break from working to
start her own family, having three girls in five years. Immersed in all
things "Mommy", Michelle decided to write a book dedicated to people
just like her: confused, amazed, exhausted, guilt-ridden, and baffled on
what-to-do-next. Journey with her as she writes with empathy ("..while I
write this very sentence, my child is trying to tear her crib apart in a
raging, screaming, fit..."), dedication to getting tough ("Throw that
guilt monster out the window, girlfriend!") and a professional eye for
what really works in toddler discipline. Teaming up with Dr. Rita
Chandler, a Nationally Certified expert in behavior, Michelle decodes
the technical aspect of steps to improving problem behavior, but stays
devoted to teaching discipline techniques with the emotions of
caregivers in mind.
This humorous and colorfully illustrated book is loaded with stories, cartoons, diagrams, and more to help parents maintain their sense of humor throughout the emotional outbursts, potty training troubles, and regular showdowns that are part and parcel of toddlerdom.
Gina's no-nonsense quick and easy parenting tips will help you to:
- understand why children have tantrums
- learn ways to prevent a tantrum when you see it coming
- calm a toddler in the middle of his tantrum
- learn how to stay calm yourself
This handy guide is full of practical, sensible advice to help parents, and toddlers, cope with tantrums.
I am NOT going to raise my kids the way I was raised!!
If you are trying to be the parent you always wanted and didnt get, Irene will teach you why it is more effective that you be the parent your children need not the one you needed. How to separate what belongs to your history and what belongs in your present life is some of the rich, practical advice you will take away from Not Like My Mother.
In the early distribution of Not Like My Mother readers reported they couldnt put the book down. It reads like a compelling novel with a human and spiritual insight that makes you feel a part of the conversation.
YOU WILL WANT THIS BOOK FOR ALL YOURFAMILY AND FRIENDS!!!!!
In The Contented Baby's First Year Gina takes you through your baby's first year in a month-by-month guide. From physical and mental development through to changes in feeding and sleeping patterns, this wonderful book is packed with practical parenting advice. There's information here on soothing, breastfeeding, weaning and bathing your baby together with suggestions for encouraging key developmental milestones: holding a toy, rolling over, sitting up and crawling. Additionally, for each month there is a handy Q&A that offers reassuring solutions to particular problems that can occur at each stage in your baby's development. Beautifully illustrated with stunning photography, including step-by-step guides to caring for your little one, The Contented Baby's First Year is essential reading for guaranteeing a contented little baby in year one.