I usually keep this blog strictly about preschoolers and not about me.  Today’s post is a little different.  A couple of people have asked if my blog is basically a post of my book, The Preschool Parent Primer.  Since November is National Nonfiction Writer Month, I thought this is the perfect time to answer that question.

The answer is no.  Although there is and will always be overlap since both are based on my years of working with preschool children and their families, they are quite different. The book does cover some of the same topics on occasion, but goes into much more depth and lists specific resources for each topic. It includes examples of solutions for specific problems such as separation anxiety. The book includes ideas that worked and ideas that did not work along with explanations of the “whys” and it covers how to move forward.

The Preschool Parent Primer is written in a conversational tone, addressing the many issues that concern parents including: what to look for in a preschool; how to develop a positive parent-teacher relationship; what normal behavior for a particular age looks like; the importance of routines, socialization, regular sleep, and more.  Each chapter includes a list of resources; both books and online sites.

The blog is a living, growing, resource and covers topics that I witness or questions I am asked on a weekly basis so even I don’t always know what the next post will be about! Like the book, I generally put in online resources for topics discussed.

The second edition of The Preschool Parent Primer will be available soon. The book launch is Saturday, November 18, at CitySpace on the downtown mall in Charlottesville, from 10am to 4pm. I can hardly believe it’s less than 2 weeks away. As of that date it will be available on my website as well.

Thank you all for your support:)