The Procrastinating Child: A Handbook For Adults To Help
Children Stop Putting Things Off
- Was the first book published totally devoted to helping
children stop procrastinating
- Includes true stories and strategies-that-work from
some of the 673 people that Rita interviewed about children
- Helps parents learn how to work as a team with children
to coach them out of the putting-off habit
- Teaches a simple, quick strategy to take the STING out
of feeling overwhelmed
- Has been used as a fundraiser at grade and high schools
and combined with the first book, is published in over 32
Here is what people are saying about
The Procrastinating Child:
A Handbook For Adults To Help Children
Stop Putting Things Off
(Walker & Co. 2002)
There is so much patient kindness in it -- towards both adult
helper and child procrastinator. I have yet to find one accusatory
or blameful comment. Not a hint of a "tsk, tsk, tsk". It's all
encouragement! That is wonderful!
Jo-Anne Knight, Toronto, Canada
The book is aimed at helping parents determine when a child
is procrastinating and when they're just being children, and
how to achieve balance between being too controlling and being
permissive. Emmett's lighthearted style makes this an easy-to-read,
helpful resource for parents.
Vanessa Bush, Booklist, American Library Association.
Rita, your book gave me the formulas, tips and advice to
connect and influence my children like never before! Your wisdom
has already positively impacted the lives of my children, and
will continue for years to come! I've recommended this to my
entire e-mail address book! Thank you!!!
Pete Walkey, Indianapolis, IN
The author advises how to encourage a child, get him organized
and keep him on the right track, whatever his age. Helpful for
dealing with both sluggish underachievers and anxious overachievers,
the book uses witty anecdotes and clever guidelines to educate
both parents and teachers. Neither group should put off putting
its lessons to use.
Jon Warech, New York Daily News
Rita, Your book is wonderful! I love the practical information
that can be applied immediately. The Procrastinating Child Ö
will be great for both parents and teachers in helping children
to succeed. Itís also fun to read
and easy to follow.
Debra Kimbrough, Child Care Consultant, ABC Workshops
Rita, your chapter on clutter is wonderful! My students and
I are using your ideas to help them get organized at school
and at home. Good-bye messy desks and (hopefully) bedrooms -
the place where homework is most
Nora Bennett, Teacher, Lakeside Middle School, Millville,
Rita, Leave it to you to write such a priceless treasure:
Simple, and easy to apply. We'll be sharing this with all our
As parents of three girls (twin 3 yr. olds, and a 6 yr. old)
and a 12 yr old son, this book not only addresses the procrastination
problems we face as parents, it solves them!!! We took it immediately
to the childrenís staff at our church. You are a blessing.
Kevin J and Lisa Stolicny, Tulsa, OK
Lighthearted and rewarding, The Procrastinating Child is
an invaluable resource.
Your head will bob up and down as you read through these
pages. Yes! Yes! But, what to do? Not a problem. The book is
full of advice and counsel, including "Ideas to Discuss" and
"Ideas in Action" at the end of each chapter. They're presented
as a teamwork process; this is something you do WITH your child,
not TO your child. This book is small (5.5 by 8 inches), but
powerful. You can make a difference with the knowledge you gain
in these pages-for your child and for yourself.
Roger Herman, Reviewer, Midwest Book Review
An adult ... like me... can easily say,,, "yeah, I can do
me too". Totally unthreatening, because it addresses kids, so
stop me trying it? This book is soooo simple. no psychology,
just gentle prodding ideas that encourage kids, even BIG
ones, to go do it!
Robert Jordan, Dublin, Ireland
Want to use Rita's book "The Procrastinating Child"
as a fundraiser for your school?
A Handbook For Adults To Help Children Stop Putting
The publisher, Walker & Co. (NY), has agreed to allow
this book to be used as a fund-raiser for schools, and
any organizations that promote the welfare of children,
and is offering a generous discount so that these groups
can make a significant profit per book. Click to see:
- a 2 page
proposal explaining the fund-raiser
- the cover letter
that explains how to obtain a complimentary copy
book and how to have your school or organization
participate in this fund-raiser
- Testimonials - what
people have to say about this book
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