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New Book on Organizational Skills for Children Receives Credentialed Endorsement and Editorial Review.

Clinical Psychologist and best-selling author of the 1-2-3 Magic Parenting Series, Dr. Thomas W. Phelan, endorses Barbies in the Horse Bin, Living Better with Organized Children. He states, “A well written, down-to-earth and user friendly book. Filled with germane stories and disarming humor, Barbies in the Horse Bin will help parents give their kids logistical skills the children can use for the rest of their lives. Very practical!” Thomas W. Phelan, PhD

SANDWICH, MA, April 16, 2015— Author, Lisa Bates announces credentialed endorsement and outstanding review of Barbies in the Horse Bin, Living Better with Organized Children (LB Living Better Publishing, 2015, ISBN:97815030446269, $12.99/$4.99 Kindle http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00SXS1Q5O). The ebook is currently available for only 99 cents for the month of April, a savings of $4.00 off the regular price and $12.00 off the print price.

In addition to the recent endorsement, “Barbies in the Horse Bin” was also a front page feature in the Intelligencer, a West Virginia/Ohio Valley Newspaper. To read the full article please click here: http://www.lblivingbetter.com/in-the-news/

A non-traditional book on organizing, Barbies in the Horse Bin examines what being organized really means, why things constantly become disorganized and, most importantly, how to raise an organized child. This book reads like a conversation with a trusted friend and it informs by utilizing concepts, quotes and personal stories that resonate with readers. This book does not give you lists, ultimatums or before and after scenarios, it helps you look beyond “the mess”, “the forgotten soccer cleat” and the “perfection” to solve problems your way with your family.

Lisa uses her decades of experience working with children and families, her sense of humor and expert storytelling to convey the most important aspects of not only teaching organization to children but also developing their executive functioning skills and self-esteem. ou will never think about “being organized” the same way again. Features include the “Fabulous 15” Organizational Skills and everyday activities for children of all ages as well as unforgettable stories like the one behind the title Barbies in the Horse Bin.

Sample quotes from the author include:

Organization is not about perfection, it is about living better. The only mistake is not to begin.”

                “It does not matter what your system is, as long as you have a system.”

Lisa Bates is a sought after speaker and consultant. She has a Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology, teaching and administrative experience. She has worked for nearly three decades with children from cradle to college. LB Living Better is Lisa’s company providing organizational/educational services and consultations. Lisa lives on Cape Cod with her husband, three teenagers and two ill-mannered, yet lovable Labradors.

For more information, including a full media kit, please visit the author’s website at LB Living Better: www.lblivingbetter.com

Review Copies and Media Interviews: For a review copy of Barbies in the Horse Bin or an interview with Lisa Bates, please contact her at: lisabates@lblivingbetter.com or 508-477-8597. Lisa is available for presentations and consultations on the topics of parenting, organization, and education. If you would like to receive this information as a Word document, please let us know.

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A BIG Mistake Parents Make Every Day and Why They Need to Stop!

It is EASIER to do things yourself! As the parent, you do things, faster, more efficiently and with less mess. If you do things yourself, you do not have to listen to complaining, back talk, and sighing. Moreover, you won’t be the recipient of an overly dramatic eye roll or tantrum. There are a multitude of reasons why it is easier to do things yourself, yet there is just one reason to stop, you are doing more harm than good.

SANDWICH, MA, March 2, 2015— Author, Lisa Bates announces the release of her new book Barbies in the Horse Bin, Living Better with Organized Children (LB Living Better Publishing, 2015, ISBN:97815030446269, $12.99/$4.99 Kindle http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00SXS1Q5O).

A non-traditional book on organizing, Barbies in the Horse Bin examines what being organized really means, why things constantly become disorganized and, most importantly, how to raise an organized child. This book reads like a conversation with a trusted friend and it informs by utilizing concepts, quotes and personal stories that resonate with readers. This book does not give you lists, ultimatums or before and after scenarios, it helps you look beyond “the mess”, “the forgotten soccer cleat” and the “perfection” to solve problems your way with your family.

Lisa uses her decades of experience working with children and families, her sense of humor and expert storytelling to convey the most important aspects of not only teaching organization to children but also developing their executive functioning skills and self-esteem. You will never think about “being organized” the same way again. Features include the “Fabulous 15” Organizational Skills and everyday activities for children of all ages as well as unforgettable stories like the one behind the title Barbies in the Horse Bin.

Sample quotes from the author include:

Organization is not about perfection, it is about living better. The only mistake is not to begin.”

                “It does not matter what your system is, as long as you have a system.”

Lisa Bates is a sought after speaker and consultant. She has a Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology, teaching and administrative experience. She has worked for nearly three decades with children from cradle to college. LB Living Better is Lisa’s company providing organizational/educational services and consultations. Lisa lives on Cape Cod with her husband, three teenagers and two ill-mannered, yet lovable Labradors.

For more information, including a full media kit, please visit the author’s website at LB Living Better website at: www.lblivingbetter.com

Review Copies and Media Interviews:

For a review copy of Barbies in the Horse Bin or an interview with Lisa Bates, please contact her at: lisabates@lblivingbetter.com or 508-477-8597. Lisa is available for presentations and consultations on the topics of parenting, organization, and education.

If you would like to receive this information as a Word document, please let us know.

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