Children and Deployment + Perilous Math + Bratproofing + Raising Geeks

Jill Biden, author of Don’t Forget, God Bless Our Troops.
Topic: The Second Lady of the US talks about being the mother of a deployed soldier and the effects of deployment on children.

Sean Connolly, author of The Book of Perfectly Perilous Math.
Topic: Death-defying challenges for young mathematicians.
Issues: How to defeat vampires using algebraic equations; destroy and out-of-control asteroid using geometry; escape an enemy spy using ratios and proportions; plus killer tornadoes, deadly spiders, zombies, and more.

Lewis Solomon and Janet Stern Solomon, coauthors of Bratproofing Your Children.
Topic: How to raise socially and financially responsible kids.
Issues: Protecting children from potentially negative influences of parents’ wealth; protecting your wealth from being destroyed by children and grandchildren.

Marybeth Hicks, author of Bringing Up Geeks.
Topic: How to protect your kid’s childhood in a grow-up-too-fast world.
Issues: Redefining “geek” in positive terms (Genuine, Enthusiastic, Empowered Kids); freeing children from cultural conditioning while instilling important values; pursuing passions instead of fashions; resisting peer pressure and destructive behavior; supporting the love of learning that helps kids excel in school.

Homework + The Homework Trap + Employment for Military Spouses

Kenneth Goldberg, author of The Homework Trap.
Topic: How to save the sanity of parents, students, and teachers.
Issues: The science behind homework difficulties; what homework looks like from the student’s perspective; understanding the reasons behind children’s homework problems; why the suggestions and solutions you’ve been offering may be doing more harm than good.

Neil McNerney, author of Home Work.
Topic: How to help your child without freaking out.
Issues: Recognizing your personal strengths (and weaknesses) and using harnessing them; identifying the individual ways your child deals with homework and other stressors; learning to use three powerful leadership techniques to help your child achieve success.

CAPT Brad Cooper, Executive Director of Joining Forces.
Topic: Employment programs for military spouses and veterans.
Issues: Ensuring the professional licenses will be accepted nationwide; job training for returning veterans; ensuring that high school AP coursework will be accepted even if the student transfers mid-year; and much more.

Seeing Autism as a Unique Way of Being Human + The Grammie Guide

Barry M. Prizant, author of Uniquely Human.
A different way of seeing autism.
Issues: We usually see autism as a checklist of deficits. But in this groundbreaking book, one of the world’s leading experts in the field portrays autism not as a tragic disability but as a unique way of being human.

Jan Eby, Laurie Mobilio, Lynn Noel, and Cindy Summers, coauthors of The Grammie Guide.
: Activities and answers for grandparents today.
Issues: Indoor and outdoor activities; reminders on child-development ages and stages; safety guidelines; grandparenting at a distance; music, books, and art for young children; and more

10 Days to a Less-Defiant Child + The “Me, Me, Me” Epidemic

Jeffrey Bernstein, author of 10 Days to a Less Defiant Child.
The breakthrough program for overcoming your child’s difficult behavior.
Issues: Grasping why your child acts defiantly; understanding your defiant child; avoiding the yelling trap; rising above power struggles; reinforcing positive Changes in your child; discipline without desperation; and much more.

Amy McCready, author of The Me, Me, Me Epidemic.
A guide to raising capable, grateful kids in an over-entitled world
Issues: Signs that you may have an entitlement problem in your home; how to hand over age-appropriate decision making; how to cut back on giving in; offering real-life support to your kids; and much more.

100 Lessons for Joey + Raising Kick-Ass Kids + Blue Chip Kids

R.J. Licata, author of 100 Lessons for Joey.
100 things to teach your son (or daughter)
Issues: A collection of heartfelt advice on the importance of following one’s dreams and being a person of high character. This book is not only a loving tribute from a dad to his son, it is a thorough and timeless guide that will inspire a person of any age or walk of life to become the absolute best they can be. It serves as a reminder to us all that life is what we make it, and that there are no limits to our potential—except those we place on ourselves. Motivating and moving, “Lessons for Joey” will make you laugh, it will make you cry, and it will help you to realize that there is but one thing in this world more powerful than any other: love.

Robert Zeitlin, author of Laugh More, Yell Less.
A guide to raising kick-ass kids.
Issues:Dr. Robert Zeitlin has dedicated the last 20 years to raising his kids, helping the children under his care, and working with parents to raise the children that the future needs. With his wife Betsy, Robert has raised two amazing teens who are kicking ass and taking names. Working in schools, with parents in his community, and through his clinical practice, Robert has maximized his background in Clinical Psychology to create family and school cultures that produce courageous leaders and communicators.

David Bianchi, author of Blue Chip Kids.
What every child and parent should know about money, investing, and the stock market.
Issues: What is money? different ways of paying for things; the difference between stock markets and stock exchanges; stock options; funds; analyzing companies; borrowing money; net worth; taxes, and much more.

Heroic Parents + Can-Do Kids

Brad M. Reedy, author of The Journey of the Heroic Parent.
Your child’s struggle with mental illness.
Issues: The need to understand yourself before you can helk your child; breaking free from guilt and setting healthy boundaries; understanding the difference between control and influence; why being right won’t solve the problems at hand; learning to understand your child.

Richard Rende, coauthor of Raising Can-Do Kids.
Giving children the tools to thrive in a fast-changing world.
Issues: The importance of allowing time for unstructured, pretend play; getting children involved in chores on a regular basis; letting kids be samplers instead of specialists; reframing failure; emphasizing learning over grades; and much more.