Writer offers a guide for parents

Brenda Fisher-Barber has taken her 35 years of experience in early childhood education and turned it into her first book

Brenda Fisher-Barber will be at Vernon Teach & Learn Sept. 12

Brenda Fisher-Barber will be at Vernon Teach & Learn Sept. 12

After a two-year absence, Vernon Teach and Learn is pleased to announce the return of Brenda Fisher-Barber to the written page and to the store on Saturday for a book signing.

Well-known in the Okanagan for her “Dear Ms. Barber” column in the Penticton Herald, Fisher-Barber has consolidated 35 years’ experience into her first book, Dear Ms. Barber Managing Children’s Behavior Volume I.

“This first edition in a planned series of four books addressing childhood behaviors will be an excellent reference guide for adults managing the emotional and social development of young children,” said Lynella Henke, who owns Vernon Teach & Learn with her husband, Trevor.

Having worked as an early childhood educator, preschool teacher, curriculum developer, StrongStart facilitator and college instructor and with a grown child of her own, Fisher-Barber brings a wealth of knowledge, understanding and practical solutions to the bookshelf.

Managing Children’s Behaviors offers real-world strategies and tools in the handling of issues such as temper tantrums, the ever controversial “to spank or not to spank” dilemma, how much screen time is too much and why can’t siblings get along.

Using real-world examples from her popular advice column, Fisher-Barber helps parents understand their children’s behaviour and respond with love, logic and compassion.

She will share how children develop, explores how parenting styles influence their children’s behaviour and provides sensible, healthy and positive strategies for solving every-day parenting dilemmas.

Over the years, Fisher-Barber has developed her own unique philosophy on parenting and early learning, and has had many opportunities to apply that philosophy — this book is a direct result of her experiences.

“Using a plain language approach with guidance and insight, Dear Ms. Barber Managing Children’s Behavior will surely be a must in the classroom or the home,” said Henke.

Vernon Teach and Learn invites you to attend the book signing with Fisher-Barber on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the store, 3015-30th Ave.