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Gryphon House Releases Enjoying the Parenting Roller Coaster

Lewisville, N.C. – Parenting isn’t always the joy it’s made out to be. On the contrary, many parents are struggling to maintain their sanity and control of their young children’s behaviors. Using the latest early childhood research, authors Marie Masterson, PhD, and Katharine Kersey, EdD, offer parents a positive path forward. Enjoying the Parenting Roller Coaster: Nurturing and Empowering Your Children through the Ups and Downs, offers realistic, practical advice for parents who want to put the joy back in parenting.

Instead of getting bogged down in negative cycles, the book will help readers leave those behavior struggles behind and turn children on to cooperation and respect. The book will also help adults model their “best self” and show children how to live.

“Most parenting books focus on problem behaviors or parental well-being,” Masterson said. “This book is power-packed with tools and resources to help you recharge your energy; boost your skills; and give you words, actions, and activities to put into use right away.”

Enjoying the Parenting Roller Coaster  is available now for pre-order. To request a free excerpt or e-galley copy, contact anna@ghbooks.com.

ISBN 978-0-87659-048-5; 216 pp.; PB; $19.95.

About the Authors

Marie Masterson, PhD, is director of quality assessment at McCormick Center for Early Childhood Leadership and former professor of early childhood education. She is a national speaker, child behavior expert, researcher, and author. She is an educational consultant to state departments of education, schools, childcare centers, and social-service and parenting organizations. Dr. Masterson is a Fulbright specialist and former early childhood specialist for the Virginia Department of Education.

Katharine C. Kersey, EdD, is former professor of early childhood education and director emerita of the Child Study Center at Old Dominion University, Norfolk, Virginia. She served as chairperson of the Department of Early Childhood, Speech Pathology, and Special Education for twenty-two years, and is an author, national speaker, child-behavior expert, and parent educator. 


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