First, I wanted to say thank you to my editor, Tia Bach, formatter, Jo Michaels, proofreader, Mollie Turbeville, all of Indie Books Gone Wild (also see the IF I COULD FLY giveaway on their blogspot http://indiebooksgonewild.blogspot.com/)! They are a fabulous team and I am so grateful for them. Second, I want to thank Daryl. A. McCool of d.a.m. Cool Graphics who did an amazing job on my cover, I love it! (find Daryl at http://www.damcool.com/) I’d like to thank Tia from Mom in Love with Fiction (http://etjrmbach.blogspot.com/), Jaci and Leanne from Us Girls & A Book blog site (http://usgirlsandabook.blogspot.com/), and Amanda from Taking Life by the Books (http://takinglifebybooks.blogspot.com/) for reviewing highlighting my books on their blogs! You guys rock! I’d like to thank my advance copy readers! I so appreciate your early reviews!
To my friends and family who shared my IF I COULD FLY release posts, thank you! It means the world to an indie author to get shares and reviews on social media, so thank you! I am so grateful to each of you!
So, turkey day is next week! I’m looking forward to kicking back with family and enjoying some R & R. Holidays can be fun but they can also be a stressful time for families. When kids have a break from school or are returning from college there can be different expectation. Even with my thirteen year old I already see it. I’m excited to spend time with her and she is excited to spend time with her friends. If you’re a college student at home for the break it may be hard to adjust to the family’s routine and parents may have a hard time letting the student be an adult.
How can you navigate these challenges?
1. Plan ahead. Parents, think about needs of students. Students, be empathetic of parents’ need to spend time with you. Talk about what the expectations and what everyone wants.
2. Discuss house rules and how they may be amended now that the student is more independent. Make compromises.
3. Students prepare parents in advance if your grades aren’t going to be up to expectations. Establish the grade-topic is off limits so the student gets time to relax.
4. Make sure to relax and rejuvenate so you can return to school and have a successful academic year.
Whatever your holiday plans I wish you health and happiness! Happy Thanksgiving!