September 28, 2009 –Parenting books can be as controversial as they can be comforting. So, the Summit Series for Families 2009 (www.summitseriesforfamilies.com) is giving parents and educators the chance to talk with authors of some of the most influential parenting books on the market today. The live talk-back “Book Club” series allows anyone interested in child development to e-mail or call in questions as a participant in the live discussion.
Authors who have agreed to participate in this unique series cover a variety of parenting subjects. From the importance of letting small children play to a teenager’s perspective on parenting, the topics cover a wide spectrum of child development. One author has tips for step-parents. Another author takes a look at the particular challenges of raising boys.
Lenore Skenazy, a syndicated columnist and mother, wrote “Free Range Kids: Giving Our Kids the Freedom We Enjoyed without Going Nuts with Worry.” Skenazy is the author on the hot seat for the next discussion September 29th at 8:00 PM EST. In the first week of the series, Dr. David Elkind talked with readers about his influential book “The Power of Play” which addresses the importance of unstructured play and the negative results of over-scheduling children’s time. This fall eight authors will participate in the series.
Readers can join at any point in the Summit Series for Families 2009 by signing up at www.summitseriesforfamilies.com. Audio versions of any missed discussions can be e-mailed to any new participants. There is no charge to become a part of the book club community. Readers who sign up will receive an e-mail with instructions on how to call-in to the discussion. Then they will be able to participate in this FREE series by either e-mailing or calling the forum live.
The book club books and authors participating in the 2009 series are:
? The Power of Play, Dr. David Elkind, Discussion available in audio feed
? Free Range Kids, Lenore Skenazy, Tuesday September 29, 2009 8:00 PM EST
? You’re Grounded!, Vanessa Van Petten, Tuesday October 6, 2009 8:00 PM EST
? So Sexy So Soon, Dr. Diane E. Levin, Tuesday October 13, 2009 8:00 PM EST
? The Package Deal, Izzy Rose, Tuesday, October 20, 2009 8:00 PM EST
? Parenting is a Contact Sport, Joanne Stern, Tuesday October 27, 2009 8:00 PM EST
? The Trouble with Boys, Peg Tyre, Tuesday November 10, 2009 8:00 PM EST
About Summit Series for Families
This is the first Summit Series for Families. It is hosted by Julia Kennedy. A sales and marketing professional, she is also a mom who lives in Alpharetta, Georgia.
12541 Danesfeld Dr
Alpharetta, GA 30004.