I’m counting the days until Courageous Parents, Confident Kids comes out in hard copy! I was excited to write a chapter about mothers online finding their political mojo, if you will, as part of this project launched by Amy Tiemann of MojoMom fame. The inspiration for the book came from Amy’s desire to put together a book that would share concepts and skills on how to parent in a more courageous way, and not just when it comes to limiting television time or managing playdates!
This book is an amazing source with advice from many women I know you’ve probably heard of in these parts, including Cooper Munroe and Emily McKhann from The Motherhood and Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner from MomsRising! And the exciting news is that Amy and the other authors, including myself, are offering a free (yes, I said free!) e-book version will be available for a limited time before the paperback version of the book is released in April. The chapters in the book include:
Introduction by the Editor, Amy Tiemann, Ph.D., author of Mojo Mom: Nurturing Your Self While Raising a Family.
Part 1: The Courage to Invest in Your Own Development
The Transformative Power of Self-care by Renee Peterson Trudeau, life coach and author of The Mother’s Guide to Self-Renewal.
Tools for Career Reinvention by Kella Hatcher and Maryanne Perrin, founders of Balancing Professionals.
Part 2: Developing Your Own Courageous Parenting Style
The Courage to Let Our Kids Solve Their Own Problems by Maya Frost, international lifestyle design expert and author of The New Global Student.
The Courage to Become Your Own Parenting “Expert” by Melissa Stanton, author of The Stay-at-Home Survival Guide. Visit Melissa at www.RealLifeSupportForMoms.com
The Power of Personal Significance for Kids of All Ages by Amy McCready, parent educator and founder of Positive Parenting Solutions.
I’m Worried I Worry Too Much, But How Do I Stop? by Jamie Woolf, leadership expert and author of Mom-In Chief.
Part 3: Real-world Safety Skills for All
Kidpower: Skills for Safety, Skills for Independence by Irene van der Zande, co-founder and Executive Director of Kidpower, Teenpower, Fullpower International.
How to Say Yes to Your Kids’ Online Activities by Linda Criddle, internet safety expert and creator of iLookBothWays.com
Part 4: Finding Your Voice and Raising It for the Community
Becoming a Political Parent: PunditMom on Mothers Raising Their Voices Online by Joanne Bamberger, journalist and founder of PunditMom blog (that’s me!)
Building a Family-friendly America: Challenge and Progress Through the Eyes of MomsRising.org by Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner, co-founder and Executive Director of MomsRising.org
It Takes a Motherhood by Cooper Munroe and Emily McKhann, co-creators of the award-winning online community, TheMotherhood.com
If you want to get a free e-version of the book, send me your name and e-mail address to joanne (at) punditmom (dot) com no later than April 15, and I’ll make sure you receive an E-mail with the information to access the E-book on April 19!