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I Love My Kids But I Don't Always Like Them (Bagdade) Earns Recommended Rating by US Review of Books

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US Review of Books recently reviewed Franki Bagdade's book, I Love My Kids, But I Don't Always Like Them , and gave it a RECOMMENDED rating.   Gere is an excerpt from the review: " This book is full of enlightening ideas on how to best approach parenting at its most difficult moments. However, what stands out in Bagdade’s writing is her insightful approach to parenting each child in the home differently. Bagdade emphasizes that because all children are different, they should be parented differently according to the structures and expectations that work best for them. Although this idea sounds overwhelming, the author explains how to achieve this in a way that leaves parents feeling confident and hopeful" Read the remainder of the review HERE . Read more posts about Franki and her book HERE .                                         Sign up for the MSI Press LLC newsletter                           Follow MSI Press on  Twitter ,  Face Book , and  Instagram .

New, Excellent Book Reviews for I Love My Kids, But I Don't Always Like Them (Bagdade)

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  Congratulations to Franki Bagdade for continuing wonderful reviews of her book, I Love My Children, But I Don't Always Like Them .  As a parent of two kids and also a psychologist, I have read MANY books on parenting over the years and this one is by far the absolute BEST one I have encountered. It is the perfect length - parents do not have time to read, and this one is manageable, easy to wade through and a pleasure to read. I Love My Kids But I Don't Always Like Them is a brilliant guide to parenting ALL types of children, including our more difficult ones.  Sharp, insightful and solidly based in psychological science, this book is chock full of easy-to-use practical advice, with illustrative, highly relatable and colorful examples. Reading it feels like you are sitting down over coffee with the author herself or a fellow mom (a really smart one!) Franki Bagdade really understands children AND really understands parents, helping bridge the divide between the two. This boo

Author in the News: Franki Bagdade Is Cited in Two Blog Posts of ADHD Online

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  Franki Bagdade, author of I Love Mu Kids, But I Don't Always Like Them , has recently been cited by two blogs posts. ADHD Online cites Franki in its post, "Summer Survival Guide: Top Tips for ADHD Parents" and in a post on trips for ADHD families. For more posts about ADHD, click HERE . For more posts about Franki Bagdade and her works, click HERE .                                         Sign up for the MSI Press LLC newsletter                           Follow MSI Press on  Twitter ,  Face Book , and  Instagram .

Daily Excerpt: I Love My Kids, But I Don't Always Like Them (Bagdade) - "Carma's Story" from "Right-size Your Expectations"

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  Excerpt from I Love My Children, But I Don't Always Like Them Carma’s Story Every family has to figure out the expectation game and how each child may respond to surprises, frustration, disappointment and even too much excitement. As children grow up, and their behavior evolves, their capacity to handle change and respond to unwelcome triggers may also vary, depending on a number of factors. Every family must deal with this process. The Greens came to me because their daughter kept embarrassing them at family functions. Both parents had four siblings, and everyone lived nearby, so they came together to enjoy a meal at least once a week. Carma’s parents considered this a blessing, but their daughter wasn’t so appreciative. As she turned 12, she often tried to get out of family events by crying and begging to stay home alone. I facilitated a parent-child meeting with them (see Chapter 6). After some open-ended questions, Carma was able to verbalize that she felt nervous being with

Five Stars from Literary Titan for Bagdade's I Love My Kids But I Don't Always Like Them

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  Literary Titan has award I Love My Kids, But I Don't Always Like Then 5 stars. In part, the reviewer wrote, This is a critical resource for parents that will help parents re-evaluate their parenting style and promote conversations on parenting and how there is no one-formula-fits-all in raising different children even within the same family. With quirky humor and a free-spirited tone, Bagdade has written an engaging parenting book that is colored by her experience as a mother and consultant educator. She details easy-to-follow approaches to parenting that will help parents enjoy their children, even during their worst times. Read the rest of the review HERE . Connect to other reviews of this book HERE . Read more posts about Franki and her book, including excerpts,  HERE .                                    Sign up for the MSI Press LLC newsletter                           Follow MSI Press on  Twitter ,  Face Book , and  Instagram .

MSI Press Author in the News: Franki Bagdade (I Love My Kids, But I Don't Always Like Them) Interviewed by Voyage Michigan Magazine

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Franki Bagdade, author of I Love My Kids, But I Don't Always Like Them , a 5-star Amazon "hot new book," was recently interviewed by Voyage Michigan Magazine . You can read the interview HERE . Go ahead and meet Franki a little more personally, check her availability for consultation, read her blog, and learn her highly experienced thoughts on parenting at her blog, FAAB Consulting . Read more MSI blog posts about Franki and her book HERE .

Author in the News: Franki Bagdade Contributes Advice on Children's Challanging Behavior to Metro Parent

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  Franki Bagdade, author of I Love My Kids But I Don't Always Like Them recently contributed an advice column to Metro Parent magazine on the topic: "5 Ways to Fix a Child's Challenging Behavior."  Read the article for enlightenment. Read more posts about Franki and her book HERE .                                     Sign up for the MSI Press LLC newsletter                           Follow MSI Press on  Twitter ,  Face Book , and  Instagram .

Guest Post from FAAB Blog: MSI Press Author, Franki Bagdade, Writes about Writing Woes

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In one of her latest posts, Franki Bagdade writes about writing homework: Holy Cr-- my kid has writing homework! Can someone please cue the Jaws theme song? When schools went virtual for the first time (I can't believe that I have to distinguish that), any time my son had to write anything it came with a side of tears. This is Mr. 9, Mr. Happy Go Lucky, Mr. Chill 3rd Child! When he has a meltdown, I find my mind goes completely blank. Even though I teach, speak and write about meltdowns for a living, I have no clue what to do! This is because this kid is so zen that he barely has them. Therefore, I don't have a tool box in my memory full of strategies that work the way I do with the other two. Instead, I start to sweat and swear in my head (at least I think it's always in my head...). Somewhere in the third week of the pandemic I decided to approach this the way I would if it happened in the classroom or if a parent in therapy asked me for advice for their child. As

Literary Titan Gold for I Love My Kids, But I Don't Always Like Them (Bagdade)

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  Author Franki Bagdade has just been informed that her book, I Love My Kids, But I Don't Always Like Them , has been selected as a gold award winner by Literary Titan. See other Literary Titan award winners . See other posts about Franki and her book .                                    Sign up for the MSI Press LLC newsletter                           Follow MSI Press on  Twitter ,  Face Book , and  Instagram .

The Nightmarish 9's: Guest Post from the Blog of Franki Bagdade (I Love My Children, But I Don't Always Like Them)

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  From FAABConsulting.com (Franki Bagdade) The Nightmarish 9's (or 8 1/2 or maybe even 10!) First of all, I’m sorry. Thoughts and prayers, sorry. It’s going to be ok. Really, they will come back to you, before they hit tween and then teenager land. Let me tell you a story about the first time 9 joined our family. My easy as pie first child hit 9 and turned into a nightmare. She argued about literally everything. She was 9 going on 19 and no that is not funny or cute. To read the full post, click HERE . To read more posts about Franki and her book, click HERE . Get 25% off Franki's book with couon code FF25 HERE .

Announcing Kindle Release of I Love My Kids, But I Don't Always Like Them (Bagdade)

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  Posted today to Amazon -- the kindle version of I Love My Kids, But I Don't Always Like Them by Franki Bagdade. For more posts about Franki and her book, click HERE .

Introducing MSI Press Author, Franki Bagdade

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The author of I Love My Kids, But I Don't Always Like Them , Franki Bagdade graduated from Michigan State University with a BA in Elementary Education. She received her MA in Special Education from Wayne State University. She is currently enjoying her largest “pandemic purchase” and is half-way through earning her master’s in clinical social work at University of Kentucky. She has spent more than 20 years specializing in the world of children with extra needs, including non-traditional learning environments, camp settings, and everything in between. Her traditional mainstream educational experience includes all types of general classroom teaching, running a special needs resource room, consulting for pre-school through high school resource programs, and conducting training sessions for professional development. Most recently, she was the assistant director of Tamarack Camps, one of the largest overnight camps in North America. Franki is the owner and founder of FAAB Consulting, wh

Guest Post by Franki Bagdade: Self Care Strategies That Won’t Make You Roll Your Eyes!

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From Franki Bagdade, author of I Love My Kids But I Don't Always Like Them. Taking care of myself, the dreaded "self-care" topic has been on my mind a lot this week. I say dreaded, because if you are anything like me, sometimes when I hear "self-care" I groan. Self-care can feel like another item on my to-do list that I never seem to get to. It can feel like a burden. I believe this is closely connected to my tendency to have "all or nothing thinking." For example, "a productive workout should raise my heart rate and should last at least an hour. I don't have an hour a day to dedicate to that, so I won't work out at all..." This sounds a lot like negative self-talk, doesn't it? I'm guessing if this "find your calm" challenge appealed to you, you may struggle with all or nothing thinking as well or maybe a child in your home or professional role does. So how does this pertain to self-care? Ex. "I don't

Author in the News: Back to School for Neurodiverse Students - CCT Interviews Franki Bagdade

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  Franki Bagdade, author of   I Love My Kids, But I Do Not Always Like Them , was recently interviewed on CCT-TV on the topic of neurodiversity -- those kids whose learning preferences do not match those of others, (Actually, we are all different to some extent, right?)  Here she makes suggestions for inclusion for neurodiverse children who are often unintentionally excluded or excluded because teachers and parents are unaware of how to help them. Listen to the episode HERE . For more posts about Franki and her book, click   HERE .                                                Sign up for the MSI Press LLC newsletter                           Follow MSI Press on  Twitter ,  Face Book , and  Instagram .

MSI Press Author in the News: Franki Bagdade Featured in The Detroit Jewish News

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  Franki Bagdade, author of  I Love My Kids, But I Don't Always Like Them , a 5-star Amazon "hot new book," was recently featured in a story in The Detroit Jewish News . You can read the interview  HERE . Go ahead and meet Franki a little more personally, check her availability for consultation, read her blog, and learn her highly experienced thoughts on parenting at her blog,  FAAB Consulting . Read more MSI blog posts about Franki and her book  HERE .

Author in the News: Franki Bagdade Pens Article on Mental Health for American Camping Association Amagzine

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  "Can We Do Even Better When It Comes to Mental Health?" ask Franki Bagdade, author of I Love My Kids, But I Don't Always Like Them , in an article by the same name in American Camping Association Magazine.  She writes: "Running a camp is one of the world’s most awesome responsibilities. Awesome, because what’s a cooler job than running a camp? Also awesome because the responsibility is so big that it can be overwhelming. When I served on the team of directors of one of the largest residential camps in North America, having made it to midsummer, I often found myself standing in one of the most beautiful spots in camp and finally taking a deep, restorative breath — the one everyone practiced in the great mindfulness workshop during staff training. And l felt relaxed — while also starting to reflect on how we could do even better the next summer." Read the rest of the article here :  Read posts on Franki and her book,  I Love My Kids, But I Don't Always Like