A Smooth Transition To Middle School.

Lip biting to crying, parents should be prepared for anything, the first couple of weeks of the new school year. I have vivid memories of the first day of middle school. OMG it was frightening! It was the combination lock on my locker that gave me nightmares for not just weeks but months. Checking my class schedule once, twice, three times to make sure I knew where to be and when was anxiety provoking! The scene is set in the middle school hallway. A transition after lunch to

Dyslexia is NOT a Problem of Intelligence.

Educating a kid with dyslexia is a unique journey. All kids are special. Educating them is like receiving a precious gift box wrapped in joyful paper. You tear off the paper, open the lid... whoa! An experience for a life time! In addition to what all kids need, dyslexic kids do require an extra dose of positive. To serve-up an enthusiastic dose, it is best to look at the world through their eyes. How you ask do I do that? With pen in hand, write the words down from a favorit

The Perfectionist Kid. Worry Less & Do More.

Wouldn't we all love to worry less and do more? To possess the superpower to capture time, having more time for the fun stuff. Your perfection child feels the same way. Or, at least they understand how it feels to worry. Ugh! They worry too much and too often. As adults we can help them worry less. Which will magically free-up "worry time" to just be a kid. Get them started on their way to more fun by exposing worries. Help them put words around their feelings. For more about

The Tween & Coping With Conflict.

Conflict resolution is one of the most important life lessons you will teach your child. Learning to live well with others is the key to a happy tween experience. With great skills they will grow into a peaceful adult life. Your tween is at a time in life where they are wondering how the heck they are going manage their world. So, it is critical that you step up to the plate to build confidence! Where to begin? First, the example begins at home. Simply, be what you want to s

Tween Fireworks...

Hey parents, Happy 4th of July! On this 4th, a tip for keeping the fireworks in the sky, and out of our home. Tweens, like adults, need to "chillax." Being a tween kid is challenging, so make sure they have enough down time to just be a kid! Want more tips into managing tween fireworks? Check out an article on the subject at verywellfamily! https://www.verywellfamily.com/tweens-and-mood-swings-3288039 #tween #children #kids #teenager #gagetheflyingwhippet #thescrapper #book

What do Middle Grade School Kids Worry About?

Even with all of the not so good stuff happening in the world, a poll reveals that kids from ages 9 to 13 worry about school grades, looks or appearance, problems at home, and being liked. Hey parents, all kids are born with an uncanny radar that is super sensitive to problems at home. Their tiny yet powerful detectors are always searching for blips that signal possible problems with mom and dad . The solution? Age appropriate dialogue that is sincere and ongoing is the place

The Imagination of the Dyslexic!

Actress Keira Knightly shares intimate insight into the qualities that make the dyslexic child unique. Thank you Keira for sharing your wisdom and heart with the community! Parents looking for related resources check out these Facebook pages. https://www.facebook.com/groups/dyslexiaGastonCoNC/ https://www.facebook.com/madebydyslexia/ #dyslexia #teacher #mom #reading #imagination #education #specialeducation #school #middlegradebooks #childrensfiction #children #kids #childhoo

The Alligator is Celebrating Summer!

Today Thursday June 28th to Saturday June 30th the Argyle Alligator tent sale is on! EVERYTHING is $15.00 or less! This store loves making your kid look great for less. https://theargylealligator.com/ #childrensclothing #children #babycloths #shop #kids #parents #moms #mom #grandma #shoplocal #childrensbook #kidsbook #middlegradebook #gagetheflyingwhippet #thescrapper #thegageseries #story #book #writer #author #dyslexia

Today Is The Day!

The Gage Series book giveaway contest is ending at midnight. Will you be the lucky winner? Don't delay go http://www.thegageseries.com/contact to enter to win today! The winner will be announced tomorrow morning June 21, 2018 between 8:00 and 8:45 a.m. via Facebook live! #contest #thegagetheflyingwhippetseries #gagetheflyingwhippet #thescrapper #childrensbook #kidsbook #dogbook #dyslexia #childrensfiction #giveaway #book #free #summerreading

A Catchy Promo

An exuberant thank you to Queen City Connections for sponsoring a cool enter to win contest! What is Queen City Connections? It is the go to digital space to promo your business and/ or find the best product or service fit for you. Catch my promotion at http://digital.queencityconnections.com/13 today! And enter to win the Gage the Flying Whippet series at http://www.thegageseries.com/contact#contest today! #promotion #digital #advertise #videoadvertising #book #gagetheflying

Hey Mom Let's Color This Summer!

All moms understand the importance of creative learning. Also, how creative play like coloring, entertains the kids for hours. Freeing you up to chip away at the one million things you have on your list to do! This enthusiastic seven year old loved coloring in the Gage the Flying Whippet Coloring Zine! #coloringbook #coloring #learning #mom #teacher #creative #children #kids #imagination #book #childrensfiction #kidsbook #author #dyslexia #reading #summer #gagetheflyingwhippe

Enter to Win The Gage Series!

Don't miss The Queen City Connections Book Giveaway Contest! Keep summer reading for your child on track with this cool enter to win contest! How it works ... ​#1 - Like the Facebook group, Queen City Connections   and comment "Summer Reading Rocks!"  https://www.facebook.com/groups/QCConnections/ ​#2 - Like @GagetheFlyingWhippet on Facebook ​#3- Visit http://www.thegageseries.com/contact and submit your Name and Email to Enter! ​Include a fun message! Good Luck!! Contest Det

Did You Hear The News?

The Gage Series is going to be busy signing books and chatting with kids this Saturday June 2, 2018 at the East Blvd Sidewalk Sale in Charlotte, North Carolina. Shop & Stroll streets lined with the best vendors that the city has to offer! The sidewalks open at 10:00 a.m. and shopping ends at 5:00 p.m. Follow event link to Facebook page for details https://www.facebook.com/events/452984341806240/ #event #thegageseries #gagetheflyingwhippet #thescrapper #booksigning #book #ch

Freedom to Think?

Yes, on this Memorial Day I am thankful for the freedom to think. To create and express thoughts. Without it what would we be? Empty vessels that just receive information. Heck, even dogs think! So, today I feel lucky and thankful for others who have come before me. XXOO #memorialday #whippet #doglover #dog #rescuedog #gagetheflyingwhippet #thescrapper #thegageseries #childrensbook #middlegradebooks #book #author #writer #mom #teacher #school

Let Her Imagination Soar!

Parents, encourage your child to read! They will visit imaginary places they never could have imagined. In children's fiction engaging characters will greet them, tickling their dreams to create new hopes to contemplate and to share with you! #gagetheflyingwhippet #thescrapper #thegageseries #whippet #dogbook #childrensfiction #middlegradebook #dyslexia #book #imagination #reading #author #children #kidsbook #childhood #rescuedog #writer

Beach Trip!

The Lost Dog Cafe at Folly Beach, South Carolina serves it up! Delicious food that is! Along with a variety of tasty choices, the weathered walls of this cafe are lined with pictures of cherished pets. Surrounded by dogs, this customer felt found. The perfect ending to a spectacular beach day! #dogs #whippet #rescuedog #beach #storyteller #book #childrensbook #kidsbook #author #writer

The Visit

Oh, the anticipation of the visit from Grammie and Grandpa! When will they be here? What will we do? Will they bring me a treat like they always do? These local grandparents are bringing a book to their granddaughter very soon. A special story to share among loved ones about a girl, a dog and letting your imagination soar. #thevisit #grammie #grandpa #treat #childrensfiction #adventure #reading #dogslife #summer #funtimes #parenting #childhood #book