|When Staying Home Is Not An Option A Working Mom’s
Guide to Creative Time with the Young by Roberta Chad, 112 pg.
perfect bound, $9.95 plus $4.00 P&H, ISBN 0-9716113-1-9 is a practical
guide for the parent who has to work but also desires to spend quality
time with the children. This book is geared towards the working mother
or parent, who is pressed for time, but with some guidance regarding available
resources, would make the effort to participate in activities with the
children. To order send check or money order to: Achievers Technology Resources
Inc., PMB#455, 442 Route 202-206N (at Hills Drive), Bedminster, NJ 07921-1522
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“I wish we had this book two years ago, now I know I can really balance work and family.”
About the Book
This book’s unique advantage is that it does not argue either side of the debate on whether a mother should or should not stay home. What it does is, accepts that the mother works and then goes on to suggest activities that can be sought and participated in during the “off” hours. The information presented is intended to be a stimulus to invoke further thought and possible actions, it is not a one size fits all, and as such may not be everyone’s solution, but hopefully all will find some helpful tip-bits that were not thought of before. The activities suggested in the book are stimulating, and were selectively chosen to encourage the love of learning and to develop a thirst for reading. Although the activities are predominantly geared toward the toddler and smaller children, the general principles should and can be applied to the older child. Specifics are provided on how to make bath time, mealtime and everyday activities fun. Readers will realize that it does not have to cost a lot to educate their children, and, while working they can also spend valuable time with them. What the book does not do is suggest parenting techniques or strategies for discipline, that it up to the parents; it just presents different options for activities that could lead to sharing more quality time; time that parents may not even have known they had.
The author Roberta Chad lives in New Jersey and is the mother of two children. She is a computer professional who writes books for her children in her spare time. She is an avid child advocate and has given speeches to school and church groups on the topic of raising children to be achievers.