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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

Author in the News: Franki Bagdade Article and Podcast

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  Franki Bagdade, author of I Love Myu Kids, But I Don't Always Like Them , recently published an article AND was interviewed on a podcast The article, "Challenging Behavior Challenging You?" was published in the January/February issue of  Metro Parent. Episode 106 of the Parenting in Real Life podcast is an interview with Franki: "Extinguish Behavior Problems in Kids through Sherlock Holming." Read posts about Franki and her book HERE . You can follow Franki and her great parenting advice at www.faabconsulting.com . Read more posts about MSI Press authors in the news HERE .

Guest Post from Franki Bagdade: "Top 10 Reasons I Appreciate My ADHD Brain"

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Glass half empty or is it really half full? Usually, ADHD is considered a problem. Franki suggests that it has some value in and of itself, such as: 1. Multi-tasking! Have you ever tried to pat your head and rub your stomach at the same time? Or maybe it’s the other way around… Well, I can’t do that! I can, however, watch tv/listen and write this blog, sing a song, and pet my dog! **It’s a myth that those with ADHD can’t focus. In reality, most of us struggle with focusing on one thing at a time or on something that isn’t so interesting. For me that’s the laundry. It’s always the laundry. Watch my tik tok to see what I mean! Read the rest of the blog post HERE  to find out the other 9 benefits of ADHD. It was well worth the time. For more posts about Franki and her book, I Love My Kids, But I Don't Always Like Them , including excerpts, click HERE . Note: Franki's book has received 59 reviews on Amazon; all of them are 5 stars. For more posts on ADHD, click HERE .        

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 .

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

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 .

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

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

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 Featured on the Chaos Podcast

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  " Parenting the Great Experiment " is the name of a podcast, taped on June 4, in which MSI Press author, Farnki Bagdade, is interviewed. Watch for the September 25 release of Franki's book, I Love My Kids, But I Don't Always Like Them . Franki is a consult, experienced parenting expert, and a parent of three children. She also provides consultations through FAAB Consulting . For more posts about Franki and her book, click HERE .

Author in the News: MSI Press Author, Franki Bagdade, Interviewd on Form Fit Blog

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  In December 2021 (not so long ago), Franki Bagdade was interviewed for the Form Fit blog on the topic of parenting challenging children: " Parenting Tips to Help Your Child Feel Empowered and in Control ." Franki's 5-star book, I Love My Kids, But I Don't Always Like Them , is available online and at retail stores. Readers can acquire it at 25% discount at the MSI Press webstore , using the code FF25. For more posts by and about Franki and her book, click HERE . Sign up for the MSI Press LLC newsletter.

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

Help for Parents with Challenging Children

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  MSI Press LLC author, Franki Bagdade, offers a variety of helping videos and webinars for parents of challenging children. Check out her youtube channel HERE . Franki's 5-star book, I Love My Children, But I Don't Always Like Them, is available online and at retailers. It can be purchased at discount from the MSI Press webstore , using coupon code FF25. For more posts by and about Franki and her book, click 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 Franki Bagdade (I Love My Kids, But I Don't Always Like Them): The Day I Learned I Was Really Important, Just Not in the Way I Thought

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  Shared from Jackie's blog:  The Day I Learned I Was Really Important, Just Not in the Way I Thought The past week or so has been tough! Blog subject, or maybe book subject tough. On Tuesday I picked up a full mug of coffee and felt a familiar dull ache. This ache sent a panicked message to my brain. Oh crap! I’m getting a flare. My "tell" that a fibro flare is coming is this dull achy hand and wrist pain. So uncomfortable that I can’t wrap my fingers around a glass or even hold my phone without making it worse. I quickly calmed myself with the reminder that I hadn’t had a flare up that lasted more than a few days in over three years. Whatever I was doing, meds, supplements, diet, exercise-ish (being honest here), was keeping my symptoms at bay! For the rest of the day I took it easy on my joints and tried my best to stay calm. Later that my evening my shoulders and neck started to ache but again I reminded myself that it should all be over soon. I thought about how luck