PARENTING EXPERT AMY MCCREADY SHARES HER RECIPE FOR HOLIDAY & PARENTING SURVIVAL

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‘I WANT THAT’
& HOW PARENTS CAN CHOOSE FUN GIFTS
THAT WILL ENTERTAIN & INSPIRE KIDS

Author of “If I Have to Tell You One More TIME” Provides Timely Suggestions for Great Gifts for Your Kids

Finding fun gifts that will entertain, educate and inspire gifts is a challenge that can stress out parents during the holiday season.  Now, we have the expert the network TV shows call on for advice. Amy McCready is the Founder of Positive Parenting Solutions and the author of “If I Have to Tell You One More Time…,” a book that explains how to get kids to listen without nagging, reminding or yelling.   It’s a revolutionary program that this champion of positive parenting techniques believes will produce happier families and well-behaved kids.  Just in time for the holidays, McCready will also provide positive parenting gift suggestions that kids will love and parents can appreciate.

McCready reaches a worldwide audience with her Positive Parenting Solutions Online parenting course, online and print articles, live webinars, and media appearances.  She is a frequent guest on the Today show and has also appeared on Rachael Ray, CNN, Fox & Friends, MSNBC and elsewhere.  In her most important role, she plays mom to boys – ages 13 and 15.  She has been married to her husband, Dave, for over 20 years and lives in Raleigh, N.C.

A GIFT THAT WILL HAVE A POSITIVE INFLUENCE ON A CHILD
IMG_0255In today’s world, education is an invaluable asset, so parents should consider giving educational gifts such as Rosetta Stone's new reading product for children. Rosetta Stone is the leader in online language learning, and this year they’ve introduced a first-ever kids reading program for kids 3-7. This is for the millions of parents who want to help their kids learn to read well and develop a love for reading at a time when it matters most. About half of all U.S. 4th graders are reading below grade level according to a major recent national study and experts agree getting kids on a good reading track early is a very important way to make sure they read well and do well in school later on.

For More Information Visit: www.RosettaStone.com

TOP GIFT IDEA FOR YOUNGER KIDS
IMG_0253Plush toys that reflect the characters in popular children’s apps.  Check out this new Sago Mini Plush toy line drawn straight out of the Sago Mini Suite of apps for toddlers and preschoolers.  The apps have been growing in popularity with 5 million downloads worldwide and the company is now extending its relationship with fans, giving them a way to play with the adorable characters on screen and off.  The Sago Mini Plush toys are huggable and encourage storytelling and simple, pure play.

For More Information Visit: SagoSago.com

GAMING GIFTS
GameStop is THE PLACE to help holiday shoppers find and purchase their favorite gaming and tech items affordably and simply. GameStop’s great deals on new and pre-owned video games, consoles, accessories and consumer electronics and its buy-back program, PowerUp Rewards credit card, and layaway give gamers and gift-givers the tools they need to help purchase those gifts on your family’s wish list.

IMG_0263New this year, new to the Skylanders Universe, highly-coveted and exclusive to GameStop, is the Eon’s Elite Trigger Happy figure, it’s the ultimate Skylander in shiny metallic armor and three times more powerful! All of the Eon's Elite Skylanders come in a 3D collector display case and with a trading card and sticker sheet. It’s available now and you can pick it up this weekend at GameStop. All U.S. GameStop store locations will be offering various deals and discounts allowing customers to beat the Black Friday rush during GameStop’s pre-Black Friday family weekend.

And we’ll help you choose your other gifts too! GameStop’s highly trained store associates are the most knowledgeable and passionate you'll find anywhere!  Shopping GameStop is also convenient with approximately 4,200 locations nationwide, gamestop.com, and its pick-up at store and web-in-store options, or shop via its newly enhanced mobile app.

For More Information Visit: www.GameStop.com

MAKING A WISH LISTS FROM YOUR FAMILY AND FRIENDS
IMG_0261Nov. 14th was National Nudge Day, so I’m borrowing this idea from Amazon.com. Did you know that almost 40 percent of people don’t tell others the gifts they really want?  But while some people will leave clever hints — and others just hope for the best my suggestion is to nudge people to make their holiday wish lists, by going to amazon.com/nudge start with a search then find your friends or family and nudge them, if you will, to create a wish list. When you nudge someone, amazon will prompt you for their email address and then send a note letting them know you’d like some gift ideas.  You can also add any item from the web to a wish list, along with photos or a personal note.

For More Information Visit: www.amazon.com/nudge