The Parent Backpack Released!

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It’s here!

The Parent Backpack for Kindergarten through Grade 5 is now available wherever books are sold – in print or ebook.

Here’s what other authors of parenting books are saying:

“This is a smart, wise, and practical book every parent of a young child should own. Read this beautifully composed trove of well sorted advice and enjoy with confidence your child’s elementary education.”

–Edward Hallowell, MD, best selling author of Driven to Distraction and The Childhood Roots of Adult Happiness

“ML Nichols has given parents a long-overdue map through the ‘minefield’ of elementary education: where to turn and what to say and do (in and out of school) to become an effective advocate for your child.”

–Jim Trelease, best selling author of The Read-Aloud Handbook

“The Parent Backpack is full of concrete strategies that empower you to build strong partnerships with teachers and tap your child’s natural motivation to learn. As a psychologist and parent of three elementary-age children, I highly recommend this book!”

–Dr. Donna Pincus, author of Growing Up Brave

If you’ve ever wondered . . .

What your child learns at each grade level. . . you’ll find the answers on pages 11-18

What your child’s temperament and learning style are . . . see pages 20-22

How to advocate effectively for what your kids need . . . pages 90-99

How to get your child ready for Kindergarten . . . pages 85-88

How classes are really formed  and how to get the best teacher for your child . . . page 142 – 143The Parent Backpack, by ML Nichols

What to do when your child needs more support . . . pages 168 – 174

What it takes to get your kids to love reading . . . pages 112 -123

Why praising effort instead of grades makes a difference . . . page 159

And more – including Top Ten Takeaways at the end of each chapter.
I wrote this book to share what I’ve learned over the past decade so other parents don’t have to figure it all out themselves.

Can you help me spread the word – especially with parents who have elementary or pre-school age kids – that there’s now a book to help parents navigate schools and education?

And if you bought the book, I’d be even more thrilled! You’ll find it at your favorite bookstore – or order a copy at one of these outlets for yourself or someone you know.

I’ll be launching a book tour from Boston to Cape Cod in the next couple months and hope you can join me at one of these locations:

laughing photoWestwinds Bookshop in Duxbury, MA on Friday August 9th at 7:00pm – Launch Party!

The Atheneum, in Nantucket MA on August 23rd at 6:30pm

Storybook Cove in Hanover, MA on September 12th at 4:00pm

Buttonwood Books in Cohasset, MA on September 16th at 7:00pm

Mansfield Public Library in Mansfield, MA on September 23rd at 6:30pm

Titcombs Bookshop in Sandwich, MA on Sept 26th at 7:00pm

The Book Shack in Kingston, MA on October 1st 6:30pm

Harvard Bookstore in Cambridge, MA on October 7th at 7:00pm

Barnes and Noble in Hingham, MA on October 16th at 6:30pm

Cary Memorial Library in Lexington, MA on October 21st at 7:00pm

Wishing you and your kids a great journey through their elementary years. And thank you for all your support throughout my journey to getting published!





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