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What People Are Saying (Press Release)

Press release date: 2010-03-09

What People Are Saying About
The Five Minute Parent

“A fun and lighthearted resource, The Five Minute Parent is ideal for rainy day activities, single parent visitations, family night plans, kids parties, and any time there's a few extra minutes in the day for family bonding with the kids.”
—Wisconsin Bookwatch

“Wonderful, practical ideas for turning the desire for quality fun time with kids into a reality!”
—Anne Grizzle, LMFT-ACP, Family Therapist

“If you want an enriching experience, share the projects in The Five Minute Parent with your child. You will both grow in the process.”
—Jane Jacobs, Program Director, Special Programs Organized Recreational Therapy (S.P.O.R.T.),
City of LaPorte, Texas

“The Five Minute Parent is a book every parent of young children should have in their home. An instant boredom buster that stimulates creativity and learning!”
—Heidi Hoff, Publisher of Preschool Planet

“The interesting thing is that there are activities my 12 year old can do, as well as ones for her younger brothers. My wife and I especially like the cost effectiveness of the activities. The kids have fun, we have fun and everybody is happy!”
—Manuel Cuevas, Father of 3

“This book is a godsend to a homeschooling parent. I love the fact that it reminded me to do fun things with my kids (not just make their schooling fun and interesting) so that I'm also a parent who does cool things with them, in addition to a mom who's teaching them daily.”
—Jannai Phelps, Homeschooling Mother of 4

“Having worked with small children most of my life, I rarely find a totally new idea. This book has plenty of them. Since I currently work with infants and toddlers with disabilities and their (sometimes much older) siblings, I am always looking for ideas that can be adapted to fit multiple age groups at the same time. Smooch Picture, as well as other activities in the book, is great because EVERYONE can participate and have a good time at their own level and pace!”
—Stephen May, Child Developmental Specialist

“A creative complement to homeschool curriculum.”
—Martha Jenke, Homeschooling Mother of 4

“The Five Minute Parent is an excellent resource for easy play which will inspire you to put your children first and connect with them, even if only for five minutes.”
—Magdalena Ball, Editor of Preschool Entertainment

“In my work as a child life specialist and play therapist, I know I will use your activity ideas at various times: as a way to enter the world of a child who is slow to trust; a fun way to encourage eating for the child who is ill; an outlet for expression for a multitude of feelings; and/or an opportunity for normalcy and diversion for the hospitalized child. I also believe that selecting activities from The Five Minute Parent could make a wonderful homework assignment for parents who are in need of connecting with their children. Ultimately time spent engaged in the activities from your book could facilitate change and growth in a parent-child relationship.”
—Kim Fryar, MS, MEd, CCLS, NCC

“As a long-time home educator, I appreciate the easy-to-use ideas in this warm-hearted book. The Five Minute Parent is one of those resources I wish Id had available to me when my own three children were preschool age. How much fun today's parents will have now that Deborah Sheltons book is on the market!”
—Deborah Taylor-Hough, Editor of Bright-Kids Newsletter

“Fun! Fascinating! Fantastic! The only question is who will enjoy these activities more—the parent or the child!”
—Syandra Ingram, Counselor Passmore Elementary, Alvin, TX

“I want to take this book with me to all of my babysitting jobs!”
—Kimberly Romero, age 14

“The Five Minute Parent is an excellent tool to get parents involved with their children.”
—Terri Bruce, Assistant Principal Passmore Elementary, Alvin, TX

“As a play therapist, I appreciate the wide-range of creative activities described in The Five Minute Parent. The projects are fun and simple enough that I can easily incorporate them into my children's groups and, because of the wide variety of activities, it is easy to find one that suits each developmental level of youth.”
—Dawn Bayardo, LMSW Child and Family Therapist

“I wish I had this book when my children were young—but now I have it for when the grandchildren come to visit.”
—Connie Dean, Mother of 5, Grandmother of 6

“So many of the parents tell me about having so little time with their children because of work, homework, etc. Yet, more fun time together is what is frequently missing from their lives. Children need that kind of interaction with their parents/caregivers in order to develop a positive relationship. And parents need to see a playful side of their child. The Five Minute Parent helps to facilitate that regard for each other. “
—Martha Barker, RN, LMSW-ACP

“This is a recipe for fun!”
—Kandace Savitsky, Favorite Aunt of 8

The Five Minute Parent has been excerpted in:
• Washington Families Magazine
• Families First Monthly
• Boise Family Magazine
• Montana Parent
• Ocean State Family Magazine

The Five Minute Parent has been reviewed by:
• Independent Publisher
• Wisconsin Bookwatch
• Ocean State Family Magazine
• Nashville Parent
• Organized Times
• Preschool Entertainment

Deborah has been a guest on:

WBZ-AM The Parent Report Program
KGO-AM The Joanie Greggains Show
KWAV-FM Wake Up Service
WABJ-AM The John Sebastian Show
WIKZ-FM The Rick & Lisa Show
KTRC-AM Good Morning Live

To schedule your interview with Deborah, contact Kate Bandos at KSB Promotions (800) 304-3269.

To request a review copy of The Five Minute Parent, to arrange an interview with Deborah Shelton or for any additional information, please contact Kate Bandos at KSB Promotions • 800-304-3269 • kate@ksbpromotions.com • fax 616-676-0759

The Five Minute Parent: Fun & Fast Activities for You and Your Little Ones
by Deborah Shelton illustrated by Frankie Gordon
184 pages 9" x 6" Line illustrations Family Resource Centers Index
Printed 2 color throughout (blue & black)
ISBN: 1-886298-13-0
$12.95 trade paperback original
Publication date: September 2002

Published by Bayou Publishing; available at bookstores nationwide through all major wholesalers, at online bookstores, by visiting www.bayoupublishing.com or by calling 800-340-2034.

Please send two copies of any review or mention to
Bayou Publishing, 2524 Nottingham, Houston, TX 77005