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Ready for Bed!
A Tale of Cleaning Up, Tucking In, and Hardly Any Complaining
Stacey R. Kaye, MMR, and illustrated by Elizabeth O. Dulemba 
Ready for Bed!

“I don’t want to go to bed!” If you’re a parent of a preschool-age child, you’ve probably heard this before. And you probably know about the crying, fits, and complaining—by both of you—that can follow. Ready for Bed! offers healthy, lasting solutions for a stress-free bedtime routine.

This book, and others in the series, provides a BONUS for parents and caregivers. With honesty and gentle humor, Ready for Bed! shows how to handle typical bedtime 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 bedtime challenges with less stress while building your child's emotional intelligence and your own parenting skills.

Ready for Bed! 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 Bed! 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 bedtime cooperation, it provides a model for kids to follow.

Part of the ParentSmart/KidHappy Series.

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32 pages, illustrated, hardcover, full-color, 8¼" x 8¼", ISBN 978-1-57542-269-5

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
  • “Top Ten New Sleep Products for Kids”

“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: 22695W

Price: $9.99


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Elizabeth Verdick and illustrated by Marieka Heinlen 
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Stacey R. Kaye, MMR, and illustrated by Elizabeth O. Dulemba 
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