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review 2021-08-20 10:57
Book Review: Please Explain Alzheimer's Disease to Me: A Children's Story and Parent Handbook About Dementia by Dr. Laurie Zelinger
Please Explain Alzheimer's Disease to Me: A Children's Story and Parent Handbook About Dementia - Laurie Zelinger

Book Review: Please Explain Alzheimer's Disease to Me: A Children's Story and Parent Handbook About Dementia by Dr. Laurie Zelinger "A blanket of support is how I feel this book would feel to readers who are going through this, both young and old" Beck Valley Books


"As an adult watching a loved one decline is heartbreaking, adding Alzheimer's to the mix brings even harder emotions as you try to deal with and understand what is happening all at the same time. Imagine how a child must feel, that's why I strongly believe that this book is such an important tool and brings a gentle way to broach the subject with young children.


The author creates a lovely, relatable, and touching story about Seth and his grandmother who begins to suffer from Alzheimer's. With wonderful and helpful illustrations you follow Seth as he begins to understand and devises ways he can help.

The second half of the book is a really helpful handbook for parents/caregivers which includes information on Alzheimer's, tips, support, and references to help carry you through.


A blanket of support is how I feel this book would feel to readers who are going through this, both young and old, or even know someone who has a loved one suffering from this disease and wants to offer help when needed."

Our rating
5 large stars!
Kindle: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B097LSMDCK 
Nook: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/please-explain-alzheimers-disease-to-me-laurie-zelinger/1139699063?ean=2940162198215 
GPlay: https://play.google.com/store/books/details/Laurie_Zelinger_Please_Explain_Alzheimer_s_Disease?id=4Rg0EAAAQBAJ 
Paperback: https://www.amazon.com/dp/1615995919 
Hardback: https://www.amazon.com/dp/1615995927 
Please Explain Alzheimer's Disease to Me introduces the condition to children in a colorful, sensitive and gentle story, followed by a parent/caregiver section that supplies comprehensive information that adults can use to understand and plan for the course of the disease affecting their loved one. Dr. Zelinger, a board-certified psychologist for children, presents the situation to children in a warm, developmentally appropriate way using appealing characters of diversity, child friendly language and familiar scenes they can relate to, as well as scripts that parents can use when speaking to their child. This book is more than a helpful guide-it's the only book you will need if you have a child who is asking, "What's wrong with grandpa?"
Children will:
- Enjoy the story and illustrations and will identify with the main characters
- Get answers to their questions
- Grasp the nature and reason for a grandparent's changes
- Learn basic biological information about brain function
- Understand why a grandparent will require more care
- Feel empowered and find ways they can be helpful
Parents and caregivers will:
- Have word-for-word scripts available to answer their child's questions
- Learn about the progression of the disease
- Understand their role and the nature of care that is required
- Gain information for decision-making in areas of medical, emotional and daily care
- Know they are not alone in this difficult journey
From the Please Explain series at Loving Healing Press

Source: beckvalleybooks.blogspot.com/2021/08/please-explain-alzheimers-disease-to-me_20.html
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What is Global Warming?

Global warming is the heating up of the planet, with average temperatures rising due to the greenhouse effect of heat-absorbing gases in the atmosphere.

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text 2019-06-03 11:28
Please Explain Time Out to Me: A Story for Children and Do-It-Yourself Manual for Parents by Dr. Laurie Zelinger and Fred Zelinger
Please Explain Time Out to Me: A Story for Children and Do-It-Yourself Manual for Parents - Laurie Zelinger,Fred Zelinger
Please Explain Time Out to Me: A Story for Children and Do-It-Yourself Manual for Parents by Dr. Laurie Zelinger and Fred Zelinger

"Huge thumbs up to this great book in which Dr. Laurie Zelinger and Dr. Fred Zelinger explain to parents, caregivers and children about time out. It very clearly explains the process and idea behind discipline. Children will have an understanding of time outs and parents, caregivers will have the knowledge and tools they need for effective discipline." Kissy G & Luvvy M Blogs

"This Please Explain is once again filled with colourful illustrations and packed with helpful information for parents regarding the concept of time out. I recommend this book to families who may be struggling with the time out concept as it will help with understanding the benefits of a time out and its effectiveness." Ebook Addicts UK

"The perfect tool for all parents who want to be more effective and build stronger relationships with their children. The illustrations are fun and the story is simple enough to be easily understood by younger children. " The Faerie Review

Available on the following sites...
Amazon - https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07PGBZR9F
Barnes and Noble - https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/please-explain-time-out-to-me-laurie-zelinger/1130947758?ean=2940161262634
Kobo - https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/please-explain-time-out-to-me
GPlay - https://play.google.com/store/books/details/Laurie_Zelinger_Please_Explain_Time_Out_to_Me?id=W0-NDwAAQBAJ
Paperback - https://www.amazon.com/Please-Explain-Time-Out-Yourself/dp/1615994157
Hardback - https://www.amazon.com/dp/1615994165

Time Out is a dignified and effective method of discipline, endorsed by the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Psychological Association. This book, written by parenting experts, explains the Time Out process and provides step-by-step instructions for its proper and effective use. Please Explain Time Out To Me is two books in one: an engaging story with colorful illustrations and a parent section which describes the Time Out process in detail, as well as the advantages and pitfalls of other methods of discipline.

Children will: 
- Enjoy the story and illustrations
- Understand how Time Out works
- Empathize with the characters in the book
- Be treated respectfully when given a consequence
- Experience the benefits of Time Out as a mechanism of behavior change

Parents and caregivers will: 
- Develop a plan for supplying responses to their child’s unacceptable behavior
- Understand the rationale behind Time-Out as a management technique
- Learn how to use Time Out effectively
- Better handle behavioral issues wherever they occur
- Learn that physical forms of punishment do not work

Read more on the #book, and author here...https://beckvalleybooks.blogspot.com/2019/04/please-explain-time-out-to-me-story-for.html
Loving Healing Press


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review 2018-10-11 14:56
Men Explain Things to Me: A Ranting Review
Men Explain Things to Me - Rebecca Solnit

I'm a firm believer in the rights and empowerment of women.  I'm actually a firm believer in those things for any human which is why this "new classic" of feminist literature rubs me the absolute wrong way.  It is everything that I fear about modern feminism which is to say that it strays so far into generalizations that it devolves into men bashing. It actually doesn't stop there and goes on to bash entire political parties.  While it makes some legitimate points and has a plethora of statistics, they are not worth the effort to wade through the hatred that seems to bleed off every page.


Intellectually, I don’t understand how the new feminist movement has strayed so far from the original.  Take, for example, the three most oft cited legacies of the women’s movement: the Triangle Shirtwaist Fire, suffrage, and prohibition.  Rose Schneiderman, who perhaps gave the most rousing speech regarding the Triangle tragedy in 1911, talked not specifically about women but about the atrocities of all factory workers, including men, women and children. It would help usher in labor reform in the US that still stands today.  The right for women to vote? It was actually initiated by a man in 1878. It was only 40 years later when women banded together (with men!) to make it a reality. And prohibition, perhaps the historical event most frequently attributed to women, actually started as religious reformation by rural Protestants.  When women took up the banner of prohibition, it was not merely for their own sake but for the sake of the the family unit as a whole and the perceived degradation of American moral values. My point being that feminism, in its original carnation, was about the rights and empowerment of all. Men and women worked together to impart changes that have altered the entire history of our country and changed the fabric of society into what we know today.  To forget that basic tenet is to cause a gender division that divides nations rather than accomplishing a lasting legacy that benefits all.


To generalize the genders as this book does only adds fuel to a simmering fire without offering any suggestions for solutions. Men are not all evil.  Women are not all saints. Respect for individuals and the empowerment of all individuals seems to have been forgotten in this new crop of feminist literature (including this book very specifically) and, sadly,  it's our society as a whole that will pay the price for that apathy.

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review 2018-09-10 04:22
Oh, the Thinks You Can Think! - Dr. Seuss

Everyone can think up anything if you open your mind and try! I would use this book to talk about certain vocabulary words (ex: -ink). The students could also be given an animal/object and have to write what it looks like, sounds like, feels like and what it eats.

Lexile: 360L

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