Free: Esports in Education

Free: Esports in Education

The intersection between esports and education is a place where innovation and excitement flourish. From a perspective of acceptance and encouragement, parents and educators have the chance to find common ground that can help students excel in a sport they are passionate about. Competitive video gaming today already holds the power to create heroes. Athletes who are admired for their determination and excellence are no different whether they are playing on a field or in a computer lab. The tremendous growth in esports is fueled by the internet, live streaming, and global economic demand. The need for a strong educational support system that can ensure positive student development is imperative.

This book reviews the history of video gaming and sports to uncover how esports have evolved from a teenage pastime to an international stage. Richards brings to light opportunities for technology-related career paths that students and educators are finding in the growing Esports industry. Richards explains in plain English how modern esports games like Fortnite and League of Legends, require players to manage multiple economies, respond with split-second reaction times, and communicate with groups of players like a team of navy seals. Just like Rock and Roll in the 70s, the esports movement may come as a shock to some parents and educators.

Using music and culture as examples to explain esports explosive popularity with our society’s youth, parents and educators are invited to look at games, sports, and human history in a new light. We now live a world where anyone with a high-speed internet connection has an honest chance to compete on the world esports stage. As the Esports and Education systems in place today come together to channel the excitement and energy behind competitive video gaming, there is the opportunity to create an inclusive and productive culture that can embolden today’s youth to take on the challenges our world will face in the decades to come. The good news for parents, educators, and everyone involved with esports is that this movement is a sport.

Sports are deeply embedded in our culture and history. Sports are in many ways responsible for helping generations share their identities. Richards draws on his experience with Broadcast Clubs in education to draw on collaboration and career path opportunities for students. The author draws on a recent esports tournament which included a 100% student-run broadcast team in NYC. Richards teams up with the Center for Educational Innovation Esports program along with a host of other schools to provide real-world perspectives on what is working in esports and education today. As educators continue to embrace the esports movement students will benefit from learning opportunities that are fueled by passion, excitement, and opportunity. Parents of video gamers will enjoy a recurring theme discussed in this book outlining strategies to create common ground between children, parents, and educators. Free on Kindle.

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New Dad Words of Wisdom: Your Roadmap to Success For Taking Care of Your New Baby

New Dad Words of Wisdom: Your Roadmap to Success For Taking Care of Your New Baby
Congratulations!

You are now (or soon will be) a father!

Fatherhood can at first seem like a daunting prospect; after all, you want the very best for your little bundle of joy. Knowing what your new-born needs isn’t always simple but fear not – this book has you covered. New Dad Words Of Wisdom: Your Roadmap To Success For Taking Care Of Your New Baby contains all of the do’s and do-nots of parenting, to give your mini-me the very best possible start in life.

This concise guide, written and compiled by Beau Salts, a male registered nurse, tackles all of the core points of new-born child care. $0.99 on Kindle.

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LISTEN! Helping Your Child Manage Their Emotions

LISTEN! Helping Your Child Manage Their Emotions

This book will provide you with the tools and knowledge on how to help your child to manage their emotions. Managing emotions requires nurturance and cultivation in the presence of another human being; and for your child, that is you. Throughout this book, I will also offer practical applications for common situations faced by parents, as well as some parenting hacks to help you set the stage for your child’s healthy emotional growth. $0.99 on Kindle.

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Free: Spark

Free: Spark
We’re writing books together with our kids. Here’s what some parents had to say about the workshop.

“It has fed a part of my life I didn’t really realize needed feeding.”

“It’s helped me get to know Lewis better and spending protected time with him creating something together, has been absolutely priceless.”

Come join us and “Spark” creativity in your child–and you! Free on Kindle.

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Free: My Truly Most Favorite Fluffy Friend

Free: My Truly Most Favorite Fluffy Friend

A child who is afraid of the dark. A child who is afraid to be alone. The comfort and company of a friend, or two, or three. Take a peek. You may see yourself as a child. You may see your own child. Open the pages to meet Emma and her truly most favorite fluffy friend.

Reader’s Favorite 2019 International book award Honorable Mention Children – Social issues. Free on Kindle.

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Raised Smart

Raised Smart
Parenting with a twist. Raised Smart is not your normal parenting book it is written by a father with his own perspective on how you can raise your daughter to be smart. $2.99 on Kindle


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Hardship and Bliss: Reflections for Mothers Who Seek Connection

Hardship and Bliss: Reflections for Mothers Who Seek Connection
Motherhood can be divinely rewarding but also extremely challenging. “Hardship and Bliss” is a collection of poems revealing the breadth of how it feels to be a mother. Magdalena Sabatino writes about this vulnerable journey, sharing joyful peak moments as well as the valleys of loneliness, exhaustion, and a crisis of identity.

The book is an invitation to consciously parent; to create deep, compassionate relationships with one’s children; and to craft lives full of meaning, joy, and peace. Magdalena’s authentic voice encourages her readers to be gentle with themselves, abandon the desire for perfection, and embrace the pleasures of being present with each other and themselves. $0.99 on Kindle.

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Free: Matt’s Swirly World

Free: Matt’s Swirly World
A darling story about the power of mother’s calm presence and love during a toddler’s tantrum. Conveys an accepting perspective of all big emotions and helps build mindfulness skills for kids and harmony in the home. Free on Kindle.

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Free: A Way Out of Anger

Free: A Way Out of Anger

A darling story on the power of a mother’s calm presence and love in tantrums to reassure children during emotional moments and to build mindfulness skills. Free on Kindle.
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The Family Letter: How to Intentionally Develop a Culture of Honor, Encouragement & Value with Your Loved Ones

The Family Letter: How to Intentionally Develop a Culture of Honor, Encouragement & Value with Your Loved Ones
There is a deep longing in our hearts to be known, loved and celebrated. We want to know what value and uniqueness our life brings to this world. Unfortunately, due to the busyness of life and the impact of social media, we have lost the power of communicating those life-giving words that literally can fill the void in our hearts and our thirsty souls.

If you want to learn how to intentionally develop a culture of honor, encouragement and value with your loved ones, The Family Letter will equip you with a proven method that is both simple and powerful. It is filled with practical steps and strategies to help you understand the power of your words and will help you release them into the hearts and lives of your family and other significant relationships. The Family Letter has become a tradition in our home, and we have witnessed the transforming impact that it has had on our children, our marriage and other significant relationships in our lives. Speak life and you can change a life. It’s never too late! Creating legacy and the richness of empowering another person’s life is all found in the contents of The Family Letter. Free on Kindle.

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Free: Ordinary Parents Raising Extraordinary Children (Book 1 of 2)

Free: Ordinary Parents Raising Extraordinary Children (Book 1 of 2)
We are on a quest in life and if we must achieve success then, we have to rest, know who we are and what we want in life. The journey to ultimate success in life is never an easy one. There are often difficulties and challenges, which are sometimes, insurmountable. Life does not require the most intelligent brains or the smartest minds to succeed but requires the determination to keep going in spite of the aches and the courage to overcome fears, doubts, and those challenges as well. It requires positive thinking. And once you discover who you are, our gifts and talents, and what you want in life, you will almost certainly achieve success.

As a parent of young children, there are two things that you must understand: When a child is born, the subconscious mind is wide open. So, everything the child hears, sees, tastes, smells, and touches are planted in their subconscious mind. This goes on for four to five years until the conscious faculties have time to develop.

Whatever has been presented to the child’s mind will eventually develop since the subconscious mind must accept everything that is presented to it; it has no ability to reject. It is the most important stage in life as it is during this time that the child is being conditioned. The child’s conditioning regarding the his or her confidence, learning ability, relationship building, and concept of health and wealth will determine the child’s future.

Our children are our future. The future of our country and the world in general rests on their shoulders. To help them thrive and take the world further in glory, we must ensure that we teach them how to think and guide them in unleashing their full potential. We must show them a world that is full of hope, and opportunities for everyone to develop their gifts and to have a great impact. To achieve such goals, we too must have a positive mindset. I will be honored to help you develop your mindset and guide you towards developing your children too. Free on Kindle.

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Free: I Can’t Say That!: Going Beyond “The Talk”

Free: I Can’t Say That!: Going Beyond “The Talk”
Gender Identity. Pornography. Hook-up culture. Same-Sex Attraction. Masturbation. Abuse.

These issues are the tip of the iceberg when it comes to what our children are being forced to navigate at increasingly younger ages. As a parent, are you leading your family in conversations, so that your voice is the first one they hear on these sensitive issues? Do you
know what the Bible says—and doesn’t say—on the issues surrounding sexuality and gender?

Do your children know what you believe and why you believe it?

You are not alone if you feel as though you don’t know how and when to have these conversations. Many parents worry about having “The Talk” with their children because they are concerned about bringing it up too early, they are uncomfortable talking about sex, or they feel unprepared to answer questions that their child might ask. In I Can’t Say That!, Dr. Gilbert walks parents through age-appropriate conversations and teaches parents how to create a culture of conversation through micro-conversations.

In his roles as a counselor and professor, Dr. Gilbert has heard repeatedly from young adults that they never had conversations about the complicated issues surrounding sexuality with their parents and they wish that they had. His motivation in I Can’t Say That! is to equip parents with the information they need so that they can, in turn, equip their children to make choices from a biblical sexual ethic.
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Tokens: Teaching Our Kids Each New Sunrise

Tokens: Teaching Our Kids Each New Sunrise
Simple to read! Simple to do! Ten tried and true techniques parents may use to gain positive results and cooperation from their 2 to 6 year old child. $0.99 on Kindle.

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Free: Add THIS to Your Plate!

Free: Add THIS to Your Plate!
Moms are constantly piling new things to their plates; if not in their minds, then literally on our plates — hence the dreaded mommy weight gain! As their to-do lists continue to grow, they always (somehow) find a way to add even MORE to their smorgasbord of stuff. It just never ends.

Once upon a time, it was enough that women ran the household and raised the children —   now they have added so much more to their plates. Women now have more roles than a French bakery!

Juggling it all can be tough, but if you have the right recipe for success, you will be able to juggle it all. Add THIS To Your Plate offers the new mom solutions on how to handle it all.

It provides over 100 healthy recipes, half dedicated to baby and the other half dedicated to the rest of the family. The baby recipes start at ages 4-6 months and continue to grow in age until the baby reaches age one. Recipes for the baby’s plate start with baby’s first cereals, purees, mixed purees, and then end with exciting and flavorful chunky style meals. Once the recipes reach 12 months of age, the baby can then enjoy the next 50 recipes created for the whole family. Family recipes are classic recipes we have all grown up to love but lightened up to add more nutritional value and also aid in weight management.

All recipes have a nutrition based or fun fact to creating for some interesting conversation starters during meal time. Free on Kindle.

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Mother, It’s Hard to Forgive You: Ridding Myself of the Family Scapegoat Mantle

Mother, It’s Hard to Forgive You: Ridding Myself of the Family Scapegoat Mantle
The author’s gripping story of survival and the hard choices she must make to safeguard her future. After breaking free from the chains of her past, Nancy is faced with a choice to revisit her family history or close that chapter forever. $0.99 on Kindle.

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How to Live with a Psychic

How to Live with a Psychic
So they’re psychic. Now what?

The emergence of psychic or healing abilities in one partner often causes anxiety, stress, or confusion for the other. How to Live with a Psychic teaches you not only how to survive this shift but how to thrive and strengthen your relationship when your life has detoured down this unfamiliar path.

You’ll learn how to:

-Differentiate between psychic and psychotic
-Support yourself so things feel under control
-Turn relationship challenges into bonding opportunities
-Help the new psychic bring balance back to their life
-Talk to other people about what’s happening—whether or not they’re experiencing the same paranormal or supernatural phenomena
-Be a key player in your partner’s psychic development

Also included:

-How psychics perceive the world differently than the rest of us
-Explanations of the tools and techniques that psychics, mediums, healers, and empaths use in their work and for protection and grounding
-Comprehensive details about the various types of psychic ability
-and much more! $2.99 on Kindle.

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Finding Your Hero

Finding Your Hero

The following is based on a true story of a lonely young boy who gets sent away from home for behavioral issues. What seemed to be punishment turned into a blessing as the kid meets a man he grows to love as his father figure. This is the heartwarming story of the great memories the two shared before life took them in separate directions. $2.99 on Kindle.

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The Tenth Word

The Tenth Word

Nine meanings that made me a better mentor, writer, ‘mother’—and helped me grow my own ‘A’. Words you say in your mother’s house, you’ll want to enjoy what they really mean. $4.99 on Kindle.

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