In Celebration of National Parenting Day, Viva Editions Offers Parenting Tips from Jump-Starting Boys and More
Half of the population is falling behind in school, but nobody has been talking about it - until now. Pam Withers and Cynthia Gill have just released Jump-Starting Boys, a book that helps parents get their reluctant learners more excited about school. When 3/4 of middle and high school students can't write proficiently (NAEP, 2012), it's clear that something needs to change. Parents concerned about their children's success in school will love the practical, hands-on, and unique advice that Pam and Cynthia offer in Jump-Starting Boys.
Top national parenting expert Dr. John Duffy also provides a wealth of useful advice for the parents of adolescents. When teens are more interested in texting than anything else, it can be difficult to engage them in meaningful conversation. In fact, the average parent has just three and a half minutes of real conversation with their child per week (Jump-Starting Boys 2013). Duffy's The Available Parent sheds light on how to best communicate with adolescents, and has been featured on The Today Show and Steve Harvey's popular show.
For parents of younger children, Blythe Lipman's Help! My Toddler Came Without Instructions will bring relief, with tips on everything from teething toddlers to how to stay sane as a busy mom. Blythe also hosts her own radio show, Baby and Toddler Instructions, where she answers questions from mothers in need of some guidance.
Viva Editions are books that inform, enlighten, and entertain. The very name, "Viva!", is celebratory. And while Viva Editions is a line of books that are as fun as they are informational, the intention behind Viva is very serious-these are books that are truly helpful and intended to enhance people's lives. Viva Editions was founded at a pivotal point in time, as the stock market plummeted, the economy softened, and businesses tightened and cut back. Viva focuses on expansion, courage, and joy in life. In short, Viva is about the very best in the human spirit.