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Ready for the Day!
A Tale of Teamwork and Toast, and Hardly Any Foot-Dragging
Stacey R. Kaye, MMR, and illustrated by Elizabeth O. Dulemba 
Ready for the Day!

Getting a preschooler out the door in the morning can be a frustrating battle of wills complete with crying and complaining—by parents and kids alike. Ready for the Day! offers healthy, lasting solutions for a stress-free morning routine.

This book, and others in the series, provides a BONUS for parents and caregivers. With honesty and gentle humor, Ready for the Day! shows how to handle typical morning routine struggles by modeling three parenting techniques using color-coded text to teach the language of positive parenting:

  • Giving encouragement
  • Validating feelings
  • Offering choices 

These techniques are explained in detail in a section at the end of the book that is just for adults. The result: you get through morning routine challenges with less stress while building your child's emotional intelligence and your own parenting skills.

Ready for the Day! features:

  • An engaging, realistic story that will ring true for parents and kids alike
  • Easy-to-use techniques and positive language highlighted in color-coded text
  • A section just for adults that explains the language of positive parenting
  • An easy, fun way to improve parenting skills—by reading with your child

Ready for the Day! is part of the ParentSmart/KidHappy series, the only parenting books intended for grown-ups and kids to share. Reading this book not only teaches adults effective techniques for encouraging cooperation, it provides a model for kids to follow.

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32 pages, illustrated, hardcover, full-color, 8¼" x 8¼", ISBN 978-1-57542-268-8

F&P: Grade 1/Ages 3–6/I
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  • Gold Mom's Choice Award® winner in the Children's Picture Books—Growing Up category
  • iParenting Media Awards Outstanding Product

“Practical advice for real-world situations that we as parents deal with every day. It’s like having a parenting seminar in the back of a great children’s book.”—Chasing Supermom blog

“The stories are written in such a way that kids don’t even realize they’re learning from them—always a bonus.”—Kate Winn, This Mom Loves blog

“Essential techniques for positive parenting.”—The Post & Courier

"Do you have stubborn children like myself? If so, the ParentSmart KidHappy™ series of books from Free Spirit Publishing is something you need in your house...Each of the books in this series tackles the battle of wills that we all encounter in our homes."

“ParentSmart/KidHappy is a lifesaver for any stressed parent (do you know one who isn’t?) who wants to ease daily battles and raise an emotionally healthy child.”
Dr. Michele Borba, author of No More Misbehavin’ and Parents Do Make a Difference

Item No: 22688W

Price: $9.99


Related materials:
Ready for Bed!
Stacey R. Kaye, MMR, and illustrated by Elizabeth O. Dulemba 
Ready to Play!
Stacey R. Kaye, MMR, and illustrated by Elizabeth O. Dulemba 

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What People Are Saying

Ready for the Day’s nurturing father resonated with my Head Start classroom and provided a positive role model for the children we serve. This is a great book!”—Shante’ Teal, education manager, Greater East Texas Community Action Program (GETCAP) Head Start