Winner of the Literary Tital Gold Award, I Love My Kids, But I Don't Always Like Them, is the ultimate survival guide for parents living through one of the strangest times in history. This " how to guide" will support you even if you are exhausted and burnt out in improving your child(ren)'s behavior. Written by an expert with 20 years of experience in behavioral observation in the classroom, in overnight camp, and more. Franki's storyteller cadence helps the book to read as if it's a casual conversation and pep talk between two parents over coffee. Franki is raw, authentic, and honest about her own "mom fails" and what she has learned in her own little lab school, as she raises her three children.
Franki is a parenting expert in her own right with a Masters in Special Education and most of a Masters in Clinical Social Work (pandemic purchase!) at the time she wrote this book. However, you will hear no judgement in this author's advice as she lays out methods to help parents with all types of struggles from anxiety, ADHD and sensory difficulties, to raising siblings with competing needs, to learning when to let go and when to reach out to a professional.
Does your child struggle with age expected tasks and have difficulty socially, trouble focusing, managing school, listening to directions or with sibling relations? Is your family struggling because one of your children seems to consume all your parental energy? Are you overwhelmed when your child misbehaves (again)! This book was written to support all parents. Each chapter concludes with key points, in case you read in 5 minute increments between webinars and school pick up lines. Short, insightful, and funny! Because after all parenting can be funny!
Franki Bagdade, a dynamic and creative consultant who is skilled in "problem solving" and out-of-the-box solutions. Franki's approach to parenting was developed throughout her unique career straddling the world of education and mental health. There is no complicated jargon, instead you will find stories, examples and illustrations of her tried and true methods tested in the classroom, in the camp cabin and in her own home. Franki's suggestions are easy to implement, and they work. Franki's structures, systems and strategies will guide you in empowering your child to understand his or her own behavior, strengths and weaknesses. Franki's approach, developed over a 20 year career in the field of children and adolescents with "additional needs" will build your confidence as a parent. While it's expected to feel that, you love your children but don't always like them, this book will help you to enjoy your children more. Stories and examples throughout this book include children from their early school years through their transition to teenagers.
Franki Bagdade (M. Ed.) is an Academic, Behavioral, Mental Health and Inclusion Consultant, Parenting Expert, Author and Speaker through her company FAAB Consulting.