The Hanna Perkins Grandmothers, authors of “Timeless Advice for Parents of Young Children,” will discuss parenting challenges at two upcoming events:
- Thursday, April 18, from 7-8:30 p.m. at the Coventry Village branch of the Cleveland Heights-University Heights Public Library, 1925 Coventry Road in Cleveland Heights. The event is free; registration is not required. Books will be available for signing, and a children’s activity will be offered simultaneously by library staff. Details here.
- Monday, May 13, from 7-8:30 p.m. at the Main Branch of Shaker Library, 16500 Van Aken Blvd. in Shaker Heights. The event is free, but registration is required. Books will be available for purchase and signing, and supervised children’s activities will be held at the same time by the Early Childhood Enrichment Center. Registration opens April 13. Details here.
Published by Hanna Perkins Center, the book offers insight for understanding a young child’s behavior and how to respond effectively in dozens of situations – from tantrums and picky eating to meeting the new baby and starting school.
Cover blurb: Children don’t come with an instruction manual, but this book is about as close as you can get. Written by a group of wise early-childhood development experts, it’s an easy-to-read behavioral guide to what’s going on in your young child’s mind in almost any situation – from public tantrums to noticing people with disabilities to preparing for the first day of preschool. Whether you read it cover to cover, or reach for it when the going gets tough, it will help bring out that loving, nurturing, patient and resourceful parent that lives in all of us.
The Grandmothers are Early Childhood Consultants with long-standing connections with Hanna Perkins Center. Collectively, they have decades of experience and have helped several thousand children lead happier lives. They are (l to r): Maria Kaiser, M. Ed; Ginny Steininger, M. Ed; Georgianna (Gann) Roberts, M. Ed.; Kathy Smith Baker, M. Ed.; and Barbara Streeter, Hanna Perkins Education Director and project consultant.