Early Childhood Book from D.C. Publisher Promotes Attachment, Breastfeeding, and Science Education

Beautiful addition to children’s literature celebrates the bond between parent and child with gentle text and gorgeous illustrations of animal babies

What a gentle book! It nurtures a child’s empathy for others and opens their eyes to the world of nature. Very sweet and educational.”

— Dr. Harvey Karp, FAAP, author, The Happiest Baby on the Block

WASHINGTON, DC, UNITED STATES, September 24, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Platypus Media announces the release of a beautiful new children’s book, Cuddled and Carried.

With warm paintings of animal mothers tending to their cubs, pups, calves, and chicks, Cuddled and Carried introduces the reader to a variety of animals and their behavior. Written by Dia L. Michels, the simple text and supplemental back matter will help parents, librarians, educators, and healthcare providers creatively describe how babies are cared for. The book introduces a range of early science concepts including habitats, family systems, and survival instincts. The book has already won a Purple Dragonfly Award and a Top Choice Award from Baby Maternity Magazine.

The images, depicting animal mothers as they lend a paw, wing, or flipper to care for their young, model attachment, breastfeeding, and caretaking. Dr. Sarah Reece-Stremtan, a pediatrician based in Washington, D.C., writes, "My two boys love this charming book. I really appreciate how it normalizes the nurturing relationship between parents and their children. It makes cuddling during story time that much sweeter!"

“Scientific study has shown that physical closeness has lasting positive effects on the relationship between parents and their babies; this is what this book shows very successfully,” explains Jack Newman, M.D., author of The Ultimate Breastfeeding Book of Answers. “Cuddled and Carried models many ways parents nourish their children and help them feel secure.”

A 5-Star Review from Readers’ Favorite states, “Short lines and amazing illustrations make it easy to extend children’s joy of the material through questioning, and also through the use of the material in the back of the book.”

The accompanying Teacher’s Guide is also an excellent resource for continuing the discussion, available for free download at PlatypusMedia.com. It includes additional content and hands-on activities to develop cognitive skills, introduce early science concepts, and improve literacy.

“This book shows that animal families are not so different from human ones,” explains Michels, who is also the author of If My Mom Were A Platypus: Mammal Babies and Their Mothers. “I want children to think about how each species matures, survives, and what their communities look like—whether pride, flock, or family. Showing children this type of attachment in the natural world fosters empathy, kindness, and compassion.”

Cuddled and Carried will be released simultaneously in hardback, paperback, and eBook formats. The bilingual (English/Spanish) edition, Cuddled and Carried / Consentido y cargado, was released in June 2018.

The book will be available in a two-book set with another new release, Babies Nurse. Together, these books about care and bonding create a foundation for healthy growth, introduce science topics, and promote breastfeeding and attachment. Both titles are part of Platypus Media’s new Beginnings collection.

Dia L. Michels is an internationally published, award-winning science and parenting writer who is committed to promoting attachment parenting. She has authored or edited over a dozen books for both children and adults. She can be reached at Dia@PlatypusMedia.com.

Mike Speiser’s beautiful images of mother and baby animals have appeared on the cover of National Geographic’s Wild Animal Baby magazine. His work can be seen at the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum in Wausau, WI. He can be reached at Mike@PlatypusMedia.com.

Platypus Media is an independent press that creates products with a broad appeal to diverse families who believe in the importance of close family relationships for the full and healthy development of children. The publisher is committed to the promotion and protection of breastfeeding, and donates a percentage of profits to groups that work in this field.

Platypus Media products are available for direct purchase. They are distributed to the trade by National Book Network. Library bound editions are available from Children’s Plus. Review copies available upon request. Sample pages, cover scans, and Teacher’s Guide available at PlatypusMedia.com.

Cuddled and Carried
Platypus Media • October 2018
Written by Dia L. Michels • Illustrated by Mike Speiser
English • Ages 0-4 • 8.5” x 11” • 32 pages
Hardback ($14.95) ISBN 13: 978-1-930775-99-2
Paperback ($9.95) ISBN 13: 978-1-930775-98-5
eBook ($8.99) ISBN 13: 978-1-930775-97-8

Anna Cohen
Platypus Media
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At The UN They All Talk +2 While Back Home They All Indulge In -2 Behavior.

Identify with the mind and with it heal the brain.

Emotional intelligence comes from emotional health.

Create your pure self by healing your brain through brain education.

Stop letting your emotional baggage rule your life.

Brain education is about actualizing your full emotional health power.

Wisdom education is brain cleaning education.

If I show the path to a +2 World Order will our world leaders review my proposal? At individual and country levels Sweden is already +2 and so can all countries

Country after country keeps creating a -2 group-country self-image and wonders why it is not producing + 2 results. Can -2 ever equal +2?”

— Sajid Khan

NEW YORK CITY, NY, USA, September 20, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — The laws for wise behavior are the same for groups and countries as they are for individuals. Human nature for groups and countries depends on the same fundamental factor of self-identity. The basic reason why we have so many wars, bloated defense budgets, and rivalry amongst nations instead of cooperation and peace is that the group image of every nation is macho (-2). As machoness is ignorance almost all nations install an ignorant country self-image in their citizens.

The most important question that every individual, group, tribe, and country needs to answer wisely is, 'Who am I?'

There are approximately four levels of the self-image as follows:

1) I am all important, the only one above the law while everyone else is below the law. I am all that counts. An insanely self-centered self-image. (-2)

2) I am not as important as I deserve to be yet but I will be by hook or by crook. A corrupt self-image. (-1)

3) We are all equal but I am the best. An egoistic self-image. (+1)

4) We are all one family. Everyone deserves the best. A humble and selfless self-image. (+2)

While individuals continue to be raised variously at one of the above four levels when it comes to groups and countries every one of them is nurtured into an insanely self-centered group-image! It boils down to cultivating a -2 group-country image. So with this -2 group image wired into their brains, national leaders come to meet at the UN and they all pretend to be +2 and show how they are all behaving +2 while their rivals are the ones behaving -2.

Cultivating a -2 group image has a negative effect on all life. As a consequence defense budgets are bursting at the seams taking away scarce resources from health, education, infrastructure etc.

Not only is there a chance for a Wise World Order there is a chance to create immense wealth, happiness, prosperity and peace through a new Wisdom Industry.

Wisdom 3.0

A very simple paradigm shift is all that is required to change the current chaotic world mess into an authentic wisdom powered world of harmonious order. The current world mess clearly stems from a nonlinear definition of wisdom. All that is required is to change the current fuzzy definition of wisdom to a predictable phenomenon. Let’s just change the definition of wisdom from being a philosophy to being a science. Wisdom and emotional intelligence are one and the same. They both stem from emotional health. The simple trick is to define wisdom as emotional health. Emotional health is as scientific a phenomena as they come. Focusing on emotional health will generate wisdom effortlessly.

A plan to create emotional health will replace the ills of society with a massive positive change that will mean not just successful sustainability but a super #full-means-ability. Combined with the effects of a wise society the creation of a Wisdom Industry will create massive jobs in all corners of the world which will result in huge economic gains. Just imagine a free Wisdom Land franchise with branches all over the world. Just imagine a whole new profession of Brain Healers, WisdomSeminar Leaders, Wise Parenting Coaches, Jail Instructors, Leadership Coaches, Happiness Coaches etc.

Every country, region, corner of the world can all be equal partners in such entities as Wisdom Day, Wisdom Land, Wisdom Hall of Fame, Brainpower Club, Shypower Club, Happiness Clinics, Divorce Clinics etc. I also have a ‘green flours’ idea (expired patent). Vacuum Power Generators. (Vacuum power is the fulcrum of wind power).

Some of my projects include toys that teach wisdom, a script for a movie,’The Story of Wisdom’, a sitcom on wisdom, a talk show on wisdom, The Wisdom Express, The Star of Wisdom Award, seminars on wisdom, happiness, love, deep brain relaxation etc.

Imagine what emotionally healthy brains on a massive scale will do to the world.

We Must Find the Path to a Wise Society by Any and Every Means Possible. The world is in chaos because we continue to produce emotionally challenged brains in the majority of mankind, not just at the individual level and even at the group and country levels.

There are extremely simple, crystal clear and effective tricks to creating a wise society.

Define wisdom not by its qualities and attributes but by whatever generates wisdom. Thus define wisdom as emotional health.

Identify emotional health as humility because it is humility that transforms every attribute of wisdom into wisdom!

As wisdom is the smoke where emotional health is the fire focus on lighting the fire instead of trying to create smoke on its own. To create emotional health create emotionally healthy brains by ensuring emotional baggage free brains. Thus define wisdom education as wise-parenting for the young and brain-therapy for all others.

'Wisdom education is not about teaching the attributes of wisdom to the mind. Wisdom education is about healing the egoist self-image into a selfless self-image. It is about replacing selfishness with selflessness/humility.' We create an insanely egoistic country image instead.

Please google, ‘sajid wisdom’ to get a further idea of my work.

Sajid Khan
4th R Foundation
2014508098
email us here

The universe is based on numbers and so is life. Life can now be lived by numbers.


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What’s Up Moms Co-Founders Share Their Story At M2Moms® – The Marketing to Moms Conference

marketing to moms

Meg Resnikoff & Elle Walker, What’s Up Moms Co-Founders

How & Why They Created and Built The #1 Parenting Channel on YouTube

Elle and Meg are certainly two of the biggest stars in the marketing to moms universe.”

— M2Moms® Producer Nan McCann

NEW YORK, NEW YORK, USA, September 17, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Co-Founders Elle Walker & Meg Reskinoff will tell the story of What’s Up Moms success, at the 14th Annual M2Moms® – The Marketing to Moms Conference, Oct. 2 & 3, NYC. What’s Up Moms is the #1 parenting channel on YouTube with over 2.2 million subscribers and 60 million views per month. M2Moms® is designed to help brand marketing executives improve their overall results with today’s moms.

According to Walker and Resnikoff, the question that led them to start What’s Up Moms was, “In a world where there were a million videos on how to apply mascara, why were there none on how to fly with a toddler?” During their session at M2Moms® they’ll discuss how they’ve succeeded, with very little budget, in forging connections with millions of moms – even when large corporations with budgets to match have fallen short.

“I’m sure Elle and Meg’s session will be an eye-opener for all the marketers in the audience who would love to build that kind of connection with today’s moms for their brands. It’s definitely ‘don’t miss’ for every exec who markets to moms,” said M2Moms® producer Nan McCann. “It’s a great example why M2Moms® is so important to attend. M2Moms® is packed with sessions on everything from experiential marketing to location-based mom tech and all the latest research and techniques. It’s structured to help brands improve and evolve their marketing efforts in a rapidly changing communications environment.”

“That’s why every year M2Moms® is attended by a comprehensive and diverse list of brands including Microsoft, Johnson & Johnson, Evenflo, IKEA, Abbott Nutritionals, GM, Allstate, Heinz, Symantec, Hasbro, Procter & Gamble, Wyeth and Coca-Cola,” according to McCann. “M2Moms® attendance typically sells out.”

The 2018 M2Moms® proudly supports Save the Children. Sponsors include: Presenting Sponsor: Google; Associate Sponsors: AARP, What’s Up Moms, WongDoody; Showcase Sponsors: GfK, Fosina Marketing Group, Sylvan Learning, MOPS International, Famifi, Destination Maternity, BabyPage, Ask Patty, Strottman, Hillside & Knox, Foursquare, PlayWell TEKnology, Response Media, GreyHealth Group, Raising Dragons, Marketing to Mums, Smarty Pants, Kids II, The Motherhood and Simon Property Group. Media Sponsor: MomTrends Media. Video Content Resource Sponsor: Snippies.

For M2Moms® information: www.m2moms.com or 860.724.2649 x13. M2Moms® is produced by PME® Enterprises LLC, 912 Silas Deane Hwy., Suite 101, Wethersfield, CT 06109.

Nanci McCann
PME Enterprises LLC
8607242649
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An Open Letter To The UN Secretary General And Our World Leaders.

Know the Level of Your brain You Are Living From.

Know and Harness the Difference Between Your Brain and Mind.

Brain education is about actualizing your full emotional health power.

Wisdom education is brain cleaning education.

Wisdom Education is Brain Health Education; Where Wisdom Land is a Start...

Our Education System Has Cutting Edge Mind Education While Brain Education Is Under the Radar Screen.

To Achieve Far More Than Just The UN Goals Focus on Changing Minds By Healing/Changing The Self-Identity Of Individuals, Groups And Countries.

If minds have to be changed the brain and mind need to be placed/defined firmly in the domain of science and the brain and mind have to be identified as two separate entities.”

— Sajid Khan

NEW YORK CITY., NY., USA>, September 16, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Once again the world leaders are going to gather at the UN. Once again brilliant minds with a genuine desire to eliminate poverty, hunger, disease, to promote cooperation and bring peace will be trying for a new world order. Once again nations will be persuaded to change minds with inspiring speeches. Once again at the end of it all, there will be little success towards the UN goals.

From the ancient times till today the same old tried, tested and failed formula to change minds will be used and this time too, the results will be the same as before, failing to achieve any real progress. There is a very simple reason why in spite of all the genuine efforts for progress and cooperation the goals will remain unachievable because the mind itself is a mystery! And even worse, the brain and mind are lumped together as just the mind. Consequently, brain education and mind education that are two different subjects are bonded together as just mind education.

The mind itself is a symptom of the brain, it is a secondary entity. The mind is the smoke where it is the brain that generates this smoke. Thus the quality of the mind is determined by the quality of the brain. In order to change the mind, the brain has to be changed(healed). It is exactly like our leaders' efforts are directed towards changing the quality of the smoke instead of changing the quality of the fire.

There are 44,000 books on happiness and not one makes you happy. It is because these books try to teach the mind happiness but when the brain is wired for generating unhappiness then what can the mind do? The UN speeches have the same effect when attempts are made to change minds, and so nothing changes. What our leaders need is a simple paradigm shift. We need to identify and define the brain and mind as two separate and interdependent entities where brain education is defined as emotional health education and mind education is defined as the three Rs of education.

Every effort towards progress is about optimizing life. Nothing matters more than optimizing the brain. Yet the brain is below the radar screen of our experts.

The brain is like a movie projector that projects a self-conscious self-image. An emotionally challenged brain continuously projects an emotionally challenged self-image and current wisdom education is like instead of repairing the projector/brain the projected self-image is taught to educate itself into wisdom. It is like the movie projector is projecting a black and white image and attempts are made to change the image into color through educating the self-image! Say if the self-image is physically red; can it be educated into becoming blue by itself? It is very clear that creating wisdom has little to do with educating the mind and has everything to do with healing/changing the brain; the source of the mind.

Emotional health is wisdom and in order to create a wise world what the UN needs to create is emotionally healthy brains.

Emotional health and wisdom are determined by self-identity. It is self-identity that is it is the self-image that determines the emotional health. If humanity is to really change and if nations are to have real peace, happiness, health, and prosperity then the individual self-images have to be selfless. Even more significant for the UN country and group self-images have to be made selfless.

So if the UN wants to change minds and bring real progress the focus has to shift to healing the self-images of individuals, groups, and countries into becoming selfless. To change minds change the self-image!

There are whole new areas for generating wealth across the world. Here is one:
Mindfulness is the journey where mindlessness is the destination. Mindfulness is a 55 billion dollar industry and we can create a much bigger mindlessness industry.

I have a simple formula for wisdom that has huge real mind changing properties and there is even a whole new wisdom industry that stems from this formula.

Wisdom 3.0

A very simple paradigm shift is all that is required to change the current chaotic world mess into an authentic wisdom powered world of harmonious order. The current world mess clearly stems from a nonlinear definition of wisdom. All that is required is to change the current fuzzy definition of wisdom to a predictable phenomenon. Let’s just change the definition of wisdom from being a philosophy to being a science. Wisdom and emotional intelligence are one and the same. They both stem from emotional health. The simple trick is to define wisdom as emotional health. Emotional health is as scientific a phenomena as they come. Focusing on emotional health will generate wisdom effortlessly.

A plan to create emotional health will replace the ills of society with a massive positive change that will mean not just successful sustainability but a super#full-means-ability. Combined with the effects of a wise society the creation of a Wisdom Industry will create massive jobs in all corners of the world which will result in huge economic gains. Just imagine a free Wisdom Land franchise with branches all over the world. Just imagine a whole new profession of Brain Healers, WisdomSeminar Leaders, Wise Parenting Coaches, Jail Instructors, Leadership Coaches, Happiness Coaches etc.

Every country, region, corner of the world can all be equal partners in such entities as Wisdom Day, Wisdom Land, Wisdom Hall of Fame, Brain Power Club, Shy Power Club, Happiness Clinics, Divorce Clinics etc.

Wisdom education is not about teaching the attributes of wisdom to the mind. Wisdom education is about healing the egoist self-image into a selfless self-image. It is about replacing selfishness with humility.

Sajid Khan, President
4th R Foundation
2014508098
email us here

Emotions can be measured and life can now be lived by numbers.


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Charlene Savoie of Peace Within Me and Peaceful Families to be Featured on CUTV News Radio

MONCTON, NEW BRUNSWICK, CANADA, September 13, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — People are multi-dimensional. There's no one quick fix for everybody. Different ideas speak to us differently and resonate with us differently. If a practitioner can be open to different modalities, they have a better chance of finding what's right for the client and making the difference they’ve set out to make.

Charlene Savoie is a naturotherapist, parenting and family coach, and founder of Peace Within Me and Peaceful Families, where she helps individuals and families release trauma, anxiety, depression.

“I've always been attracted to helping individuals,” says Charlene. “I wanted to work with families because family is where everything starts. working with families is really how you change your self and society and help people live a happier, more peaceful life. Don't we all want those Hallmark moments?”

As a naturotherapist, Charlene approaches her clients from a holistic perspective.

“We're talking about how to encourage your kids to do basic things like brush their teeth and chores and homework to how to positively and therapeutically discipline your child,” explains Charlene. “But we all have experienced trauma, big and small. That affects our parenting. We can be triggered by our past very easily by our children. In fact, children will trigger things we didn't even know were inside us. So we have to figure out how we’re going to release it. How you are taking care of yourself mentally? How you can take care of yourself therapeutically? How can you give to others and still fill yourself up?”

Still, Charlene says, you're the expert of your child. So no matter who she’s working with, it’s all about understanding what their value system is. As a Naturotherapist Charlene is trained in NLP, hypnotherapy, timeline therapy, reality theory and choice theory, but says the most profound modality has been Emotional Freedom Technique, or EFT. Charlene is an accredited, certified EFT practitioner.

“EFT is fabulous for most of my clients,” says Charlene. “Most people don't want to deal with uncomfortable feelings. Uncomfortable feelings trigger our insecurities. So I want people to leave my office with more peace within, but also with a tool that when life flares up, they can take control of the situation and keep themselves out of the terrible spiral people often get themselves into.”

CUTV News Radio will feature Charlene Savoie in an interview with Jim Masters on September 17th at 12pm EDT.

Listen to the show on BlogTalkRadio.

If you have a question for our guest, call (347) 996-3389.

For more information on Peace Within Me and Peaceful Families, visit www.peacewithinme.ca

Lou Ceparano
CUTV News
(631) 850-3314
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An Open Letter to Mayor Bill de Blasio.

Identify with your mind and with it master your brain.

You are the mind and your brain is a limb like your hands.

The brain is a box full of emotional problems that must be dumped.

Brain cleaning should be as common as brushing teeth.

Looking for pure happiness, make your brain free of all emotional baggage.

Healthy brains are the foundation of a wise society.

How do we develop healthy minds and brains when we do not even know what the mind is? How do we fix the ills of society, when we do not know what needs fixing?

Emotional-intelligence/wisdom is the smoke where emotional health is the fire. Will you continue to try to create smoke without lighting the fire? Lighting the fire will generate smoke effortlessly.”

— Sajid Khan

NEW YORK CITY, NY, USA, September 10, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — The new school year has started, but there will be hardly anything new about the education system. The mess in education and in society will continue just as before. The education system will be based on the same old system of tried, tested and failed knowledge of the past.

The mind and brain will remain lumped together as just the mind and as a result mind education and brain education will amount to just mind education and brain education will remain not only neglected; the brain will continue to be miseducated.

Education is like a bicycle which consists of the very visible mind wheel and the hidden brain wheel. Even though in the majority of students the brain wheel for no fault of their own, is punctured instead of trying to fix the puncture we punish the students by grading them as failures.

As long as our experts do not take action on the fact that the brain has to be recognized as a separate entity and brain education is introduced as a separate subject the mess in education and in society will continue.

Wisdom 3.0

A very simple paradigm shift is all that is required to change the current chaotic world mess into an authentic wisdom powered world of harmonious order. The current world mess clearly stems from a nonlinear definition of wisdom. All that is required is to change the current fuzzy definition of wisdom to a predictable phenomenon. Let’s just change the definition of wisdom from being a philosophy to being a science. Wisdom and emotional intelligence are one and the same. They both stem from emotional health. The simple trick is to define wisdom as emotional health. Emotional health is as scientific a phenomena as they come. Focusing on emotional health will generate wisdom effortlessly.

A plan to create emotional health will replace the ills of society with a massive positive change that will mean not just successful sustainability but a super#full-means-ability. Combined with the effects of a wise society the creation of a Wisdom Industry will create massive jobs in all corners of the world which will result in huge economic gains. Just imagine a free Wisdom Land franchise with branches all over the world. Just imagine a whole new profession of Brain Healers, WisdomSeminar Leaders, Wise Parenting Coaches, Jail Instructors, Leadership Coaches, Happiness Coaches etc.

Every country, region, corner of the world can all be equal partners in such entities as Wisdom Day, Wisdom Land, Wisdom Hall of Fame, Brainpower Club, Shy Power Club, Happiness Clinics, Divorce Clinics etc. I also have a ‘green flours’ idea (expired patent). Vacuum Power Generators. (Vacuum power is the fulcrum of wind power).

Some of my projects include toys that teach wisdom, a script for a movie,’The Story of Wisdom’, a sitcom on wisdom, a talk show on wisdom, The Wisdom Express, The Star of Wisdom Award, seminars on wisdom, happiness, love, deep brain relaxation etc. Applications in art, music, and sculpture.

Imagine what emotionally healthy brains on a massive scale will do to the world.

We Must Find the Path to a Wise Society by Any and Every Means Possible. The world is in chaos because we continue to produce emotionally challenged brains in the majority of mankind, not just at the individual level and even at the group and country levels.

There are extremely simple, crystal clear and effective tricks to creating a wise society.

Define wisdom not by its qualities and attributes but by whatever generates wisdom. Thus define wisdom as emotional health.

Identify emotional health as humility because it is humility that transforms every attribute of wisdom into wisdom!

As wisdom is the smoke where emotional health is the fire focus on lighting the fire instead of trying to create smoke on its own. To create emotional health create emotionally healthy brains by ensuring emotional baggage free brains. Thus define wisdom education as wise-parenting for the young and brain-therapy for all others.

Please google, ‘sajid wisdom’ to review my work.

Sajid Khan
4th R Foundation
2014508098
email us here

Life can be lived by numbers.


Source: EIN Presswire

Happy Grandparents Day Tips For Special Needs Grandmothers and Grandfathers

Celebrating Special Needs Grandparents

Having A Good Life With Your Special Needs Child

Author Deanna Picon Offers Back-To-School Tips For Grandparents of Special Needs Children

Grandparents can play a vital and proactive role in their grandchildren's lives. Their unconditional love, hard-earned wisdom and years of experience can make a huge difference”

— Deanna Picon

NEW YORK, NEW YORK, US, September 7, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — National Grandparents Day offers a wonderful opportunity for special needs children to spend some quality and fun time with their grandmothers and grandfathers. Whether it is going to a movie, visiting an aquarium, preparing a meal or doing a few arts and crafts projects at home, it’s a time to enjoy being together and creating fun memories. Taking pictures of the day’s activities on a cell phone is a great way to remember the happy occasion.

And with the school year starting, the relationship between grandparents and their grandchildren can grow stronger by working together. Grandparents can help ease their special needs grandchildren back to school and offer support throughout the year.

"Grandparents can play a vital and proactive role in their grandchildren’s lives. Their unconditional love, hard-earned wisdom and years of experience can make a huge difference. They can be wonderful teachers and guides for their granddaughters and grandsons,” said Deanna Picon, founder of Your Autism Coach, LLC and author of The Autism Parents’ Guide To Reclaiming Your Life.

A new academic year is an exciting and stressful time for most students, including special needs children. With new teachers, classmates, subjects and activities, they can benefit from the extra support and attention from their grandparents.

Grandparents can apply these tips to help their grandchild have a productive school year.

• Be part of the team. Talk with your son or daughter and find out what are the best ways to work with your grandchild. They can give you personal insight into your grandchild’s likes, dislikes and behavior triggers.

• Set up a mutually convenient schedule. Offer to help your grandson or granddaughter on a regular basis during the school year. Most children with special needs benefit from routines and structure. By spending personal time, even once every week or two for a few hours, you can reinforce the work being done in school with teachers and therapists.

• Manage your expectations. Even though you spend time with your grandchild, “working” together on specific goals and tasks may be a different story. It’s important to remember your grandchild’s disorder affects normal brain function, altering cognitive, communication and social skills as well as physical abilities. This condition may limit your grandchild’s ability to process information, understand his/her surroundings, and learn new things quickly. He/she may have a short attention span. Non-verbal children may find it difficult to express their needs and wants and become frustrated.

• Be patient and don’t get discouraged. Be loving and know that you’re making headway, even if it’s not as fast as you might have hoped. Your grandchild will learn at his/her pace.

• Start small and slowly. Find out what they’re working on in school and which areas they need help in. Most teachers and therapists don’t have much time to work individually with students, so the time you spend will benefit your grandchild greatly. Begin with a small project, broken down into little steps, to gain a sense of what works best. Reading is a good way to engage young children. Have them point to pictures or words in a book to test their understanding. For older children, colorful, animated iPad apps are a fun, interactive and effective way to learn new subjects and skills.

• Don’t forget the basics. Special needs children often need assistance with daily living skills. Helping your grandchild become self-sufficient and independent is key to a successful life.

• Be a “GRAND”cheerleader. Keep in mind that every achievement, no matter how small, is something to rejoice about. Focus on what your grandchild can do and praise him/her constantly. Reward your grandchild with a favorite snack, toy or gift. Be proud and pat yourself on the back for being such a wonderful grandparent!

Your Autism Coach, LLC provides personalized guidance, comprehensive support programs and seminars that address the issues and concerns of parents of special needs children. Now on Twitter (@yourautismcoach), look for the latest parenting tips and advice from Deanna Picon. She shows parents how to overcome the challenges of raising a child with special needs, while building a rewarding life for themselves. Deanna is the recipient of the 2015 “Top Life Coach Writer” Award from Autism Parenting Magazine.

Deanna Picon
Your Autism Coach, LLC
347-869-4705
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Dad To Be Presented “MomFirst Award” At M2Moms® – The Marketing to Moms Conference

marketing to moms

Kurt Workman, Co-Founder and CEO of Owlet Baby Care

Owlet Baby Care’s Kurt Workman Honored

In a departure from tradition, for the first time this year’s award will be given to a dad, Kurt Workman, of Owlet Baby Care, inventors of the award-winning Owlet Smart Sock Baby Monitor.”

— M2Moms® producer Nan McCann

NEW YORK, NY, USA, September 6, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Kurt Workman, Co-Founder and CEO of Owlet Baby Care will be given the “MomFirst Award” at M2Moms® – The Marketing to Moms Conference, Oct. 2 & 3, NYC. www.m2moms.com “Nine years ago,” M2Moms® producer Nan McCann said, “we introduced The MomFirst Award which is given to a woman who started something new, when in her own role as a Mother, she saw a need and filled it, first as a Mom at home and then in the marketplace to make a difference in the lives of others.”

“In a departure from tradition, for the first time this year’s award will be given to a dad, Kurt Workman, of Owlet Baby Care,www.owletcare.com inventors of the award-winning Owlet Smart Sock Baby Monitor. Using pulse oximeter technology, this is a break-thru approach to monitoring babies while they sleep that has redefined the category. Kurt has been an advocate for infant health since starting Owlet in 2013. But it was a personal story that started everything.”

Workman explains, “The moment my wife and I decided to have kids, I was concerned about the potential of a hereditary heart condition that could impact our children. Because when my wife was an infant, she was found lifeless in her crib and was rushed to the hospital for lifesaving, open-heart surgery. Her mother’s intuition to go to the nursery saved her. I knew I didn’t want to rely on my intuition alone. With the advances in today’s technology, I believed there had to be a better way to watch over our infants while they slept. It blew my mind that we had the technology to tell me practically everything, except for what was most important to me as a parent. Is my child okay? During the last five years, I’ve dedicated my time and energy to creating a safer world for infants and a better quality of life for parents.”

“Owlet has been recognized by Forbes “Next Billion-Dollar Startup” list, Entrepreneurs “100 Brilliant companies” list and a finalist in Fast Companies “2017 World Changing Ideas Awards.” In the past year alone,” McCann continued, “The Owlet Smart Sock has been awarded by top parenting media including: BabyCenter Moms' Pick Awards, The Bump Best of Baby Awards, Babylist Best Baby Products, and What to Expect Best Baby Awards. Owlet is currently a finalist in the Extreme Tech Challenge (XTC), the world’s largest startup competition.”

And now, Owlet is the 9th winner of the annual award that has traditionally honored an innovative mom who has made a difference in parenting. The recipient is a loving, innovative dad whose work is helping families worldwide. Kurt lives in Lehi, Utah with his wife, two children (ages 4 and 2), with one on the way and says “Thank you so much for this opportunity. I am very honored to be the first dad to receive this award.”

“McCann added, “Every year M2Moms® is attended by a comprehensive and diverse list of brands including Microsoft, Johnson & Johnson, Evenflo, IKEA, Abbott Nutritionals, GM, Allstate, Heinz, Symantec, Hasbro, BBC, NBA, Procter & Gamble, Wyeth and Coca-Cola. M2Moms® attendance typically sells out.”

The 2018 M2Moms® proudly supports Save The Children. Sponsors include: Presenting Sponsor: Google; Associate Sponsors: AARP, WhatsUpMoms; Showcase Sponsors: GfK, Fosina Maketing Group, Sylvan Learning, WongDoody, MOPS International, Famifi, Destination Maternity, BabyPage, Ask Patty, Strottman, Hillside & Knox, Foursquare, PlayWell TEKnology, Response Media, GreyHealth Group, Raising Dragons, Marketing to Mums, Smarty Pants, Kids II and Simon Property Group. Media Sponsor: MomTrends Media. Video Content Resource Sponsor: Snippies.

For M2Moms® information: www.m2moms.com or 860.724.2649 x13. M2Moms® is produced by PME® Enterprises LLC, 912 Silas Deane Hwy., Suite 101, Wethersfield, CT 06109

Nan McCann
PME Enterprises LLC
8607242649 x13
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Seven Back-To-School Tips For Special Needs Parents

Author Deanna Picon's Complimentary Back-To-School Tips Guide Offers Help For Parents Of Special Needs Children

This free guide offers proven strategies to help special needs parents, not only survive and manage the school year, but look forward to one with less stress, more fun and better results for everyone”

— Deanna Picon

NEW YORK, NEW YORK, USA, September 4, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — During the hectic and stressful back-to-school season, mothers and fathers of special needs children are often overwhelmed with the challenges of educating their child. Many feel that navigating the special education system and advocating for their son or daughter is a full-time job in itself. The tasks and responsibilities can seem never-ending at times.

"This free booklet provides ten proven strategies to help special needs parents, not only survive and manage the school year, but look forward to one with less stress, more enjoyment and better results for everyone," said Deanna Picon, founder of Your Autism Coach, LLC and author of The Autism Parents' Guide To Reclaiming Your Life. The guide is available at no cost, by downloading it, at www.yourautismcoach.com.

Parents can apply these and other tips from the "Having A Great School Year With Your Special Needs Child” guide:

• Get involved. One of the smartest and most effective things you can do for your child’s education is to simply be part of it. Get to know teachers, paraprofessionals, therapists and administrative personnel early in the school year. The teaching staff can offer advice on appropriate academic activities and lesson plans for your son or daughter. Therapists may help you develop some easy and practical activities you can do at home that will reinforce their work.

• Form a winning partnership. Your child's educators will be more helpful and involved when you come forward as an engaged partner. Tell and show them you want to collaborate. Be open, honest and approachable and they will be the same. Discuss best practices for communicating on a regular basis and building a successful team. Set realistic goals based on your child's abilities and needs. Meet periodically throughout the year to stay on top of everything.

• Network. If possible, participate in some school activities and events, attend PTA meetings and parent workshops. These are great ways to meet other parents and build a support team. You can make some new friends and may even find some potential “play dates” for your child.

• Know your rights. Your son or daughter is entitled to a good and appropriate education. If, for any reason, you're not satisfied with the IEP and other goals set for your child, you can seek to change the situation. Speak with the teaching team, school principal or other administrative staff to resolve these issues.

• Be the head cheerleader. Make sure you celebrate your child's achievements, no matter how small. Praise your son or daughter constantly and tell him/her you're proud.

• Have a good time with your child. Like any child, yours deserves to be a kid – to have some fun, enjoy the experiences of life and just relax sometimes. And you know what? You deserve that too. Don't spend every waking moment analyzing your child's behavior or trying to modify it. They get enough of it in school with constant observation and therapy. So have a good time. Do some arts and crafts. Take a day trip to the museum or go see a movie. Remember, every experience can create new learning opportunities.

• Remember, you’re human. No one’s perfect. You’re allowed to make mistakes, get angry, frustrated, resentful or even be a little sad at times. So cut yourself some slack every once in a while.

Your Autism Coach, LLC provides personalized guidance, comprehensive support programs and seminars that address the issues and concerns of parents of special needs children. Now on Twitter (@yourautismcoach), look for the latest parenting tips and advice from Deanna Picon. She shows parents how to overcome the challenges of raising a child with special needs, while building a rewarding life for themselves. Deanna is the recipient of the 2015 “Top Life Coach Writer” Award from Autism Parenting Magazine.

Deanna Picon
Your Autism Coach, LLC
347-869-4705
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Lisette Melendez Releases New Record "Rise"

Rise

Nene Musik

Lisette Melendez Releases New Record "Rise" Which Focuses On Domestic Violence

PORT ST. LUCIE, FL, UNITED STATES, August 30, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — • On average, nearly 20 people per minute are physically abused by an intimate partner in the United States. During one year, this equates to more than 10 million women and men.

• 1 in 5 women and 1 in 71 men in the United States has been raped in their lifetime.

• 19.3 million women and 5.1 million men in the United States have been stalked in their lifetime.1 60.8% of female stalking victims and 43.5% men reported being stalked by a current or former intimate partner.
• 1 in 15 children are exposed to intimate partner violence each year, and 90% of these children are eyewitnesses to this violence.

• Women abused by their intimate partners are more vulnerable to contracting HIV or other STI’s due to forced intercourse or prolonged exposure to stress.

• Studies suggest that there is a relationship between intimate partner violence and depression and suicidal behavior.

These stats are the call of action for International Recording Artist: Lisette Melendez and the focus of her new sure to be hit single “Rise.

Lisette who continues to perform at major venues both domestically and internationally has heard the voice of her fans. Some men, some women, some children, some of alternative lifestyles, some of single parenting, some of poor economic growth who have all told her stories of domestic violence. They have thanked Lisette while in tears and have told her that her music is an inspiration for them and helps them forget their problems so they can move on. Lisette has heard these voices and decided it was time for her and her fans to “Rise”.

“Rise” is Lisette Melendez first single in 10 years. In order to work on this single and with her strong fan support, Lisette boldly created https://www.gofundme.com/lisette-melendez-today. “Rise” was produced by The Santana Twins and features remixes by multi-platinum producer/remixer Charlie Babie (Tune Adiks), Tim Schommer and Industry legend; Albert Cabrera. “Rise” is a song for all fans who have been, are, or know someone who has been in violent situations. Like the ROCKY character, Lisette Melendez has put on the boxing gloves, has raised her hands high and wants people from all over the world to “Rise” to delete all violence.

Label: Lady Bug Records
UPC: 859727515843
Physical UPC: 192112714293
Release #: LB0001
Artist: Lisette Melendez
Title: “Rise”
Written by: Lisette Melendez, Ernesto Santana, Luis Santana
Published by: Melvilla Productions (ASCAP), Santana Twins Music (ASCAP)
Produced by: The Santana Twins
Mixed by: Carlos Berrios
Edits by: Santana Twins
Additional Keyboards: Mike Lorello
Backgrounds: Jessie Wagner
Remixes by: Charlie Babie for Tune~Adiks, Charlie Babie for Tune Adiks & Tim Schommer, Albert Cabrera for One Rascal Production, TST for Santana Twins Music.
Mastered by: Norty Cotto for Northcott Music

Project Consultant: Ruben Dario Martinez – Nene Musik Productions, Llc. – www.nenemusik.com
Artwork by: Ricardo Rodriguez
Photo: Matt Kay

Official Music Video: Rebolution – Robert E Barrera – www.rebolution.org

Itunes Link:
https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/rise/1425924978

Amazon Link:
https://www.amazon.com/Rise-Lisette-Melendez/dp/B07GDPV4FK/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1535670926&sr=8-1&keywords=lisette+melendez+rise

Lisette Melendez who was born and raised in East Harlem, New York continues to be a groundbreaking artist whose music has helped to define the Latin freestyle/pop music scene in the early 1990's. Her single “Together Forever” sold over 400,000 units and featured the hits “Together Forever,” and “A Day In My Life (Without You). Her follow-up album, “TRUE TO LIFE,” spawned the hit single “Goody Goody” as she became one of only two American artists in the early 90's (five years after Mariah Carey) to garner a coveted Best New Artist Japanese Grammy Award for the album “TRUE TO LIFE” which sold over 800,000 copies and a Triple Platinum feat in Japan. Lisette’s albums and singles have all met similar acclaim in Asian countries such as South Korea, Indonesia, and Singapore.

Lisette also recorded a Latin/Tropical album, entitled “UN POCO DE MI,” for Sir George Records, a division of WEA Latina which spawned the Salsa hit “Algo De Mi”.

During her illustrious career, Lisette has performed on “SHOWTIME AT THE APOLLO,” “SOUL TRAIN,” “CLUB MTV,” Disney/Telemundo, “BET TEEN SUMMIT”, “THE ARSENIO HALL SHOW”, PBS special “IN THE MIX”, was featured in a Coca-Cola commercial, and was a guest anchor on Channel One News.

Lisette is calling on all Celebrities, World Leaders, DJ’s, Radio Stations, Television, Print Magazines, Newspapers and the world of Social Media to stand up with her and “Rise” for this call of action for a better human society…

Follow Lisette Melendez:
www.lisettemelendez.net

Ruben Dario Martinez
Nene Musik Productions, Llc.
7728827029
email us here

Lisette Melendez “Rise” Official Video


Source: EIN Presswire