Thursday, February 14, 2008

Giveaway: Just Tell Me What To Say

This giveaway is now closed. Thank you for participating.
The winner is Cindi@hotmail.
Congratulations!

How many times have I wished that my girls came with an instruction manual on how to handle all those verbal and non-verbal situations. Well, now there's Just Tell Me What To Say by Betsy Brown Braun.

From the book:

Parents are often perplexed by their children's typical behaviors and inevitable questions. This down-to-earth guide provides "Tips and Scripts" for handling everything from sibling rivalry and the food wars to questions about death, divorce, sex, and "whyyyy?" Betsy Brown Braun blends humor with her expertise as a child development specialist, popular parent educator, and mother of triplets. Whatever your dilemma or child's question—from "How did the baby get in your tummy?" to "What does 'dead' mean?" to "It's not fair!"—Betsy offers the tools and confidence you need to explain the world to your growing child.

Just Tell Me What To Say is an essential book which provides hands-on, just give-it-to-me-straight guidance so that parents gain the skills and confidence they need to handle the sometimes challenging situations that inevitably accompany raising children ages 2-6 and beyond.


This informative book talks about most of the situations that we parents will eventually face as we raise our children into adulthood. Here are some of the topics covered:
  • Communicating With Your Children
  • Discipline Do's and Don'ts
  • Sibling Issues
  • Children's Eating Habits and Behaviors
  • Manners and Social Graces
  • Day-to_Day Parenting Dilemmas
  • Learning About the Birds and the Bees
  • Talking About Serious Illness
  • Learning About Death
  • Talking With Your Children About Divorce
  • Answering Questions About Natural Disasters, Terrorism, and War
How would you like to win copy of your very own? To enter, just leave a comment before February 20th saying what's the hardest question you've ever had to answer for your children or the hardest question you anticipate. That's it! A random winner will be selected and notified on February 21st.

This giveaway is open to everyone world-wide. Good luck!

25 comments:

Tara said...

this is a great book!

Don and Lisa Osborn said...

I anticipate it will be difficult when I have to talk about abandonment with my adopted daughters. I dread it but know it is all part of what comes with international adoption and pray for wisdom to get through those times...

Thanks!

staceylea said...

Perhaps the hardest thing to help my children understand will be death and dying. I will be able to answer it will from a spiritual standpoint because my own faith is strong, but I hope to help them grasp that well.

Thanks for a great chance.

I don't know if you're doing extra entries - but I'm a subscriber.

brandy w said...

the hardest question was wheres daddy. trying to explain why daddy was gone and what the war was about etc. (he's home now.) that was diffucult. the hardest thing right now being my kids are still young. why brother is different from them
bwalleshauser@yahoo.com

lovedandamazed said...

This sounds like an interesting book! I'm not a parent, but I do have younger siblings who are 15-21 years *younger* than me whom I have a big amount of influence over. I am also a Sunday School teacher with an interest in children's ministry.

The hardest question I have ever anticipated having to answer was when I was seriously considering marrying a man with a child from another marriage, and his ex-wife had deliberately taken the boy and disappeared. My friend had had no contact with his son in 5 years. I could not imagine, if I did marry and have children with this man, having to explain that to my children.

Thanks for the chance to win!
author_erin(at)lycos(dot)com

Queen to my 3 Boys said...

Hardest question? How his brother got out of my tummy.

Shelly said...

I am already dreading the 'birds and bees' talk - and why other children are mean to her.

Tuesday Girl said...

My kids already asked me "how did the bbaby get in yoru belly?". they are only 5 but very curious.

sassy2 said...

I have had the typical question, where did we come from, how did we get out of your belly, but I always change the subject.

windycindy said...

This is an easy question for me to answer. When my two sons reached their teens, I, not their father, had "The Talk" with each of them. My oldest has had a few girlfriend's, but when he and the girl is still with began getting serious, I knew it was time! We were alone in our family room and I said that we needed to talk and proceeded to ask him about his and T's relationship. It went on from there. I have approached my younger son sooner and now he is in a rather steady relationship! Thanks,Cindi
jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

Uniquely Yours said...

My question would be how to explain death to your child. How do you make a toddler understand?

Brandy said...

It will definitely be "the talk" that I will have the hardest time with. How do you explain "that" to a child with Asperger's?

grace said...

The hardest question I've been asked was "Mom, how do you make babies?" -- and she is just 4!

jbubolz-miller said...

I pray that I will have the wisdom to anwer questions about his adoption

Rockin' Mama said...

I think the hardest question I'll have to answer is either why people get hurt or sick or why there is death and destruction in life.

jasonncaryn at yahoo dot com

Ivan Girl said...

this is such a great book to own for us parents out there.

I guess the hardest question or questions for me would that of simplifying the birds and the bees explanation and that of dying...kids these days are very smart.

ivan(dot)manalansan(at)gmail(dot)com

Mary_Freebies == www.internationalfreebies.net said...

The question I hear from my nieces and nephews is: "Why do I always have to obey adults?"

Dooooh!

onangelwings said...

So far their questions have been fairly easy since they are 2 & 4. I anticipate that I will have a hard time trying to explain the differences in what I write on their blogs or in their Love Letters from mom book. I love them equally but different and I think that might be hard to understand until they have kids of their own.

Opening Pandora said...

I think the toughest question I've had to answer so far is "Why can't I go home?" - One of my girls is medically fragile, and has been hospitalized....and it's been hard to explain why she needs to stay in the hospital, and allow certain things to be done to her.

Jay said...

Considering my 5 year old daughter is adopted, I anticipate the hardest question being about her birth mom.

JayMSluyter@aol.com

Mani said...

this book looks really goo to me. Would like to read this.
Thanks

nor_lou said...

the hardest questions are about death, why it happens, when it will happen

The Saunders Family said...

well, my nephew always has really deep questions about God and if I don't have a good answer I usually say, well let's ask uncle Larry...he's the pastor!
mom2maria at hotmail dot com

thediaperdiaries said...

Well definetely the ones about God. "What would happen if God stopped loving me." "Well he wouldn't.""But what if he did?" and on and on...

Not So Anonymous Michelle said...

I think the questions that come up someday about sex, bodies, etc. plus what you say when kids are mean and that kind of thing...that will be hard, I totally gotta have this book! If I don't win, I'm buying it. :)