Courageous Parents, Confident Kids Could Be Yours for Free!

Tue, March 9, 2010

Moms & Politics

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

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

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 by Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner, co-founder and Executive Director of

It Takes a Motherhood by Cooper Munroe and Emily McKhann, co-creators of the award-winning online community,

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!

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9 Responses to “Courageous Parents, Confident Kids Could Be Yours for Free!”

  1. Anita Says:

    Thanks for the mention PunditMom! You know we appreciate it!


  2. Becky Says:

    Me, me, me! OK, I’ll send you an e-mail. But I’d love to read this book. Congrats!

  3. PunditMom Says:

    Got you, Becky! :)

  4. Daisy Says:

    I’d love to get a copy; I’ll read it as teacher and as aunt to a brand new niece.

  5. Debbie Owensby Moore Says:

    I can’t wait to read the book. Please place me on your list. Thanks

  6. Noelia Lopez Says:

    I can’t wait to read this book and let the principal at my school read it too.

  7. Kelly Says:

    Tittle is very striking… who wouldn’t want confident kids but it is soooo difficult to let them go without “what if’s”

    Will definitely read this book for my child’s sake!

  8. Menchie Says:

    Hi! Congratulations on you book! I am a new mom and I must admit, I need tips to raise my child. I hope I can get hold of the ebook! thanks!

  9. Zoe Says:

    Nice title.. courageous parents… confident kids. I have kids of my own. I sometimes gets too strict with them thinking what might go wrong if i don’t. I’d read it when it comes out. Maybe there are helpful guides inside there that would fit me.

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