Sign Me Up!: The Parents' Complete Guide to Sports, Activities, Music Lessons, Dance Classes, and Other Extracurriculars (Original) (Paperback)

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The Ultimate Parents' Guide to Making Sense of Activity Mania
Acclaimed parenting author Stacy M. DeBroff offers practical advice on dealing with the stressful phenomenon of extracurricular activity overload, helping you figure out:
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About the Author

Stacy M. DeBroff is author of The Mom Book and coauthor of Mom Central: The Ultimate Family Organizer. The ultimate insider for advice, tips, and information, Stacy has won the loyalty of moms across America. She is the founder and president of, a premier website for moms, and publishes the monthly Mom Central newsletter. Prior to becoming a parenting author, Stacy founded and directed the Office of Public Interest as a lawyer at Harvard Law School from 1990 to 1998. The mother of two young children, Stacy lives in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts.

Praise For…

Mimi Doe
author of Busy but Balanced and founder of

In this frenetic day and age when most parents don't have time to brush their teeth, let alone figure out the best sports and activities for their kids, Stacy DeBroff is a parent's dream. Accessible, savvy, and concise, Sign Me Up! is one of the best tools out there for helping familes to create busy but balanced lives.

Brad Sachs, Ph.D.
author of The Good Enough Child: How to Have an Imperfect Family and Be Perfectly Satisfied

In this thorough, well-organized, and highly readable book, parents can learn how to create meaningful balance in their children's lives. Stacy DeBroff guides parents through the maze of extracurricular programs, provides them with solutions to predictable problems and dilemmas, and helps them establish reasonable expectations. Sign Me Up! is a comprehensive reference that every family will find to be relevant, reassuring, and immensely valuable.

Andrée Aelion Brooks
author of the award-winning book Children of Fast Track Parents

An indispensable guide for today's busy parents eager to understand the pros and cons of the profusion of extracurricular activities that are overwhelming our children's lives.

Kathy Peel
author of The Family Manager Takes Charge: Getting on the Fast Track to a Happy, Organized Home

Full of hands-on, practical tips, this book helps parents discover which activities are in harmony with their child's unique personality and talents. A wonderful resource that helps reduce fretting and frustration in every family.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780743235419
ISBN-10: 074323541X
Publisher: Free Press
Publication Date: August 1st, 2003
Pages: 672
Language: English