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Don't Miss the Bus is a thoughtful and practical guide that will appeal to today's busy parents. Mary Ann Smialek brings years of experience as a parent and teacher, to the book, as she shares methods and anecdotes from her own home and classroom. The "Stop Look Take Action " section at the end of each chapter gives anxious parents instant mini-lessons-quick suggestions that are effective and easy. The book also features "4 Steps to Good Parenting," "Roadblocks to Motivation," "Homework Tips," "Test Taking Techniques," "Positive Home-School Partnerships," and "Effective Parent-Teacher Conferences." Don't Miss the Bus even teaches parents how to discipline children without the tears. Smialek advocates a win-win approach with a concise action plan to prevent problems before they happen and maintain dignity for both parents and kids. Don't Miss the Bus focuses on children's strengths rather than their weaknesses. The result is a happier, more knowledgeable and resilient parent-child-teacher relationship.
About the Author
Mary Ann Smialek is a consultant for Quest Solutions working in education, health care, and the business sector. Her career as an educator includes professional experience as a Team Leader/Facilitator, Quality Trainer, Parenting Class Coordinator, and Special and Regular Education Teacher. Dr. Smialek lives in Wexford, Pennsylvania, outside of Pittsburgh.