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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 .        

Book of the Year Award for I Love My Kids, But I Don't Always Like Them

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  Congratulations to MSI Press author, Franki Bagdade. Her book, I Love My Kids, But I Don't Always Like Them: Expert Advice for Parents of Challenging Children  was recently selected as the Book of the Year for the category of Outstanding Parenting/Family/Relationships books in the Independent Authors Network competition.  Franki's book earlier won a GOLD MEDAL in the Literary Titan competition. Read more posts about Franki and her book HERE . Follow Franki on her blog and website, FAAB , 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 .

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

Author in the News: Franki Bagdade Begins a Podcast -- of Her Newletter

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  Yes, now "readers" have a choice of how they get the information in Franki's parenting blog -- by reading or by listening. Read about it HERE , and then listen. Franki is the author of the award-winning book, I Love My Children, But I Don't Always Like Them . For more posts about Franki and her book, click HERE . Sign up for the MSI Press LLC newsletter  here  or on our  home page . Follow MSI Press on  Twitter ,  Face Book , and  Instagram .   Interested in publishing with MSI Press LLC? Check out information on  how to submit a proposal . Interested in receiving a free copy of this or any MSI Press LLC book  in exchange for  reviewing  a current or forthcoming MSI Press LLC book? Contact editor@msipress.com. Want an  author-signed copy  of this book? Purchase the book at 25% discount (use coupon code FF25) and concurrently send a written request to orders@msipress.com

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

From the blog posts of MSI Press Author Franki Bagdade

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  In her recent blog post, Franki talks about out-of-the-box ideas for holiday gifts for children: " The holidays are upon us. I remember when my kids were pre-schoolers and I would race around trying to purge the toys to make space for new ones that would inevitably overwhelm our small house. Don’t get me wrong, I know how privileged we were to have more toys than my children ever needed! I still remember just how much " 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 is approaching 100 reviews on Amazon; all of them are 5 stars. See more posts on Chanukah , Christmas , and gifts Sign up for the MSI Press LLC newsletter Follow MSI Press on  Twitter ,  Face Book , and  Instagram .   Interested in publishing with MSI Press LLC? Check out information on  how to submit a

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 .

From the Blog Posts of MSI Press Authors: Franki Bagdade on Sleepaway Camp

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  Franki Bagdade has dropped two more odcasts and written a post on Sleepaway Camp for parents -- good advice. Take a look at this richness she is sharing: Open in app  or  online New Podcast Episodes Dropped! Two more chapters of "I Love My Kids But I Don't Always Like Them!" audiobook, Podcast Interview Episode 1 with one of my favorite all-time parenting authors AND one of my post popular blogs on audio FRANKI BAGDADE M. ED. LLMSW MAY 26   SHARE   The FAABulous Podcast and Audio Blog Going to Sleepaway Camp for the First Time? Practice these 10 independent Skills Now! For more posts about Franki and her book, click HERE . IAN BOOK OF THE YEAR Sign up for the MSI Press LLC newsletter Follow MSI Press on  Twitter ,  Face Book , and  Instagram .   Interested in publishing with MSI Press LLC? Check out information on  how to submit a proposal . Interested in receiving a free copy of this or any MSI Press LLC book  in exchange for  reviewing  a current or forthcoming MSI Pr

From the Blog Posts of MSI Press Author, Franki Bagdade - Help Her in Her Race to 100

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  In a recent blog post, Franki Bagdade, author of I Love My Kids, But I Don't Always Like Them , asks readers to help her reach 100 book reviews. She has 75 and hopes to breach the gap to 100. Please do help and, well, read her blog post about what she is hoping to do. Like what you see? Follow Franki's blog here . BOOK OF THE YEAR AWARD, OUTSTANDING PARENTING BOOK INDEPENDENT AUTHORS NETWORK LITERARY TITAN GOLD AWARD See 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 .