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Sunny Side Upbringing

A Month-by-Month Guide to Raising Kind & Caring Kids

Sunny Side Upbringing is a simple parenting toolkit designed to make your life easier and more fulfilled by keeping your family values on the forefront of daily life.

Parent educator Maria Dismondy took her greatest advice, research, ideas, activities, and educational resources from over the last 20 years and put them down on paper for us all to benefit from. The result is a month-by-month parenting resource (kind of like “a parent’s best friend”) that is loaded with enriching content that fosters creative parent-child interactions rooted in the values that matter most to you.

Details & Purchasing

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  • Release Date Spring 2020
  • 236 pages, 8x9 Deluxe (hardcover with concealed spiral plus interactive poster included), Softcover (concealed spiral), Ebook, Audiobook
  • ISBN (deluxe): 978-1-7328418-7-1
  • ISBN (ebook): 978-1-7328418-9-5
  • ISBN (audiobook): 978-1-7328418-8-8

Book Reviews

Julia Cook

Parenting is the toughest job on the planet because kids don't come with instructions! Thanks to this amazing book by Maria Dismondy, it just became a little easier. If you want to raise caring, giving, self-assured children, this book is a must have. The creative, hands-on activities and practical, entertaining delivery sets this book apart. It will definitely be on my bookshelf!

Michele Borba, Ed.D. Author of "UnSelfie"

… a glorious compilation of practical, proven and easy ways we can raise kind children. My hope is that everyone use these strategies and we will make the world a sunnier, happier place…

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