Block Island Times

‘ABC Essential Tips for Parents’

The Island Free Library will host an interactive presentation on Jane Emsbo’s new book “ABC, Essential Tips For Parents” on Wednesday, August 9 at 4 p.m. A short reception will follow.The introduction to the small book asks: “Why Read This Book?”Parenting is one of life’s greatest joys and challenges. This small book is a very practical source of helpful information and strategies. Even when time is short, parents can skim and read a topic or two. They may find something and think, “Aha! Let me try this,” or gain valuable information about their child.Parents, teachers, and even grandparents at the presentation are invited to hear about the background of the small book and actually try a few of the tips/strategies suggested. Lives have been changed with them. Although many are for younger children, there are also essentials for all ages.Children are Emsbo’s passion – especially those who learn differently than others and who often are misdiagnosed and undervalued. She holds an M.S. degree in Learning Specialties, a Montessori Degree, a fellowship in the Orton-Gillingham Academy and is a certified Learning Disability Teacher Consultant in

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