10 GOOD Reasons on how this book
can help your child NOW!
1. You'll finally have a good answer to deal with that age-old question: "Mommy/Daddy...I'm Bored."
There is a whole host of activities to choose from in this book, many of them free or at low-cost. All your child has to do is be willing to try them. Remember, studies show that the most dangerous time for kids are between the hours of 3:30pm and 6:30pm when they have nothing to do afterschool. And with so many afterschool activities being eliminated, it's heartening to know that there are still quite a few programs available for your child to explore.
2. Your child will make new friends.
It's great having friends at school or in your neighborhood, church, mosque, etc. But, what if your child doesn't have any friends there? Or, if your child is on "the outs" with current friends? Or worse, hanging out with the wrong crowd? Having your child involved in the positive activities mentioned in this book will increase his/her chances of making new friends. It's always good for your child to meet new people in order to round out his/her social circle and gain new perspectives.
3. You'll make new friends.
More than likely, you'll be sitting around with a bunch of other parents who are there because of their kids. It's a good opportunity for you to expand your own social circle. Be friendly and get to chatting.
4. Your child will uncover hidden talents.
Not all kids are "born prodigies." Nor, are all kids sure of what it is they'd like to do, or want to do. This book provides a "smorgasbord of ideas" to choose from since you never know what activity your child will enjoy. If one activity doesn't work, your child can try another. And another. And another...
5. Your child will meet positive adult mentors.
You know how you can talk until you're "blue in the face" about something to your kid. But then, another adult says the same thing and all of a sudden -- BOOM --your kid miraculously "gets the point" you've been trying to make all along. It's good to know that someone else was reading your mind as was able to articulate those thoughts to your kid. These positive mentors can provide valuable advice and encouragement. Parents need all the help they can get nowadays!
6. Your child will learn discipline, develop confidence and motivation.
It can be tough going to an outside activity in addition to other obligations your child (or you for that matter) might have. But sometimes, whatever activity your child is involved with, that group is generally "counting" on him/her to stick it out. You'll be amazed at how your child will rise to the occasion!
7. Your child will broaden his/her horizons.
I just read this great book, titled "The Innovation Secrets of Steve Jobs" by Carmine Gallo. In it, there's this quote that reads "one must bombard the brain with new experiences." I just love that quote. You never know how one activity can lead to some kind of insight or breakthrough that can have positive effects for your child.
8. Your child might win a college scholarship.
Given these trying economic times, it's critical to explore all options when it comes to your child earning a college scholarship. Having your child involved in different activities, especially in one that he/she starts to excel in, might very well lead to college scholarship offers. Your child will then have a focused attitude regarding potential college majors. This is a very distinct possibility.
9. Your child might get a job OR figure out a career path, sooner instead of later.
Depending on the age and the kind of activities he/she enrolls in, your child could learn valuable skills that could lead to a job offer elsewhere or create the foundation in which to go out and create his/her own job/business! Most employers want people who already know how to "hit the ground running." Having your child get started early allows him/her to learn valuable skills for free or at low-cost. Most adults love giving career advice to young people. This is the time to take advantage of that fact. Better to get a "heads up now" before enrolling at a college and wasting valuable time and money.
10. Now that you've read all the reasons, you should know that this 134-page book is "a STEAL" at only $10 (plus shipping)!
Hopefully, all of the reasons I outlined above will encourage you to go ahead and get this book right now. Remember, other parents will read this list and will hurry up and get this book. Remember in New York, "You Slow, You Blow!" Don't let this happen to you!
As this book continues to expand, there might be more reasons to add to this list. If after you get this book and you come up with other ideas that I could add, please email me using the "Contact Form" link on the menu bar.