Proud Parents' Guide Helps Kids Play , Learn & Thrive

Proud Parent's Guide Garnishes   34  Publishing Awards

       

 

 

 

 

  • International Book Awards- Winner Health and Fitness

  • International Book Awards- Parenting Family Reference

  • International Book Awards-Sports General

  • International Book Awards-Education PreK to 12

  • International Book Awards-Parenting Family General

  • 2010 Mom’s Choice Award – Gold Medal- General Parenting

  • 2009 INDIE Excellence Award- First-Prize Editor's Choice

  • 2009 INDIE Excellence Award-  Best Parenting Book

  • 2009 INDIE Excellence Award- Finalist in Education and Academics

  • 2009 IPPY Independent Publishers Book Awards Gold Medal- Parenting

  • 2009 NABE Pinnacle Award- Gold Medal- Best Parenting Book

  • 2009 Books&Authors.net-  Author of the Year

  • 2009 Books&Authors.net- Book of the Year – Parenting Category 

  • 2009 San Diego Book Award - Winner of Health and Fitness

  • 2009 6th Annual National Best Books Award –Winner Education PreK

  • 2009 6th Annual National Best Books Award –Finalist Health,  Exercise and Fitness

  • 2009 6th Annual National Best Books Award –Finalist Parenting: Family-General

  • 2009 6th Annual National Best Books Award –Finalist Parenting: Family-Reference

  • 2009 6th Annual National Best Books Award –Finalist Sports-General

  • 2009 National Parenting Center Seal of Approval

  • 2009 Premier Book Award- Winner Non-Fiction

  • 2009 Mr. Dad Seal of Approval 

  • 2009 Creative Child Book of the Year for Child Development - Winner Books for Parents

  • 2009 Best Products Call by iParenting Media Awards- Disney

  • 2009 The San Diego Public Library Local Author Award – Winner
  •  2009 Living Now Award Bronze Medal NonFiction
  • 2009 Parent to Parent Adding Wisdom Award- Best Parenting Book

  • 2008 Parent to Parent Adding Wisdom Award- Winner Best Parenting Book

  • 2008 Parent to Parent Adding Wisdom Award- Winner Best Children's Health, Well-Being

  • 2008 Parent to Parent Adding Wisdom Award-  Winner Best Gifts for Mom

  • 2008 Parent to Parent Adding Wisdom Award- Winner Best Gifts for Dad

 

 


 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 


“If you want happy, active, healthy, confident, and coordinated children, Karen Ronney will explain what you need to know and show you how to do it. This book contains everything a parent needs to know to teach a child to enjoy activity and movement. Any parent can coach their children using activities that are light on instruction and heavy on fun.”
Kirk R. Anderson
Director, Recreational Coaches and Programs United States Tennis Association

 

 

 

 

 

Praise for Proud Parents’ Guide

“Karen has written an excellent volume on how children develop and mature physically. She provides recommended age-specific activities to help nurture that development, growth, and good health. It is a must-read for every new parent!”

Allen D. Schwartz, MD, FAAP


“…refreshingly sane and low-keyed. If you want outlandish sports diets, promises of superstardom or guarantees of future athletic scholarships, this isn’t the book for you. Ronney emphasizes the importance of recognizing different learning styles, maintaining realistic expectations and keeping things fun.”

Wayne Wilson
Vice President, Education Services
LA84 Foundation

“Karen has written a great book that encourages safe and fun physical activity for kids and parents to share…sets a foundation for a lifetime of good exercise habits.”

Dara Hunt 
Physical Therapist

 
“What a great resource for parents! You will have fun, bond with your children, and put them on the path to lifelong physical and mental health!”

Mariaemma Willis
Coauthor, Discover Your Child's Learning Style


“An essential read for those parents and educators who truly want to help youngsters of all ages become physically, socially, emotionally, and academically fit while at the same time creating a tremendous amount of positive self-esteem.”

Pete Saccone

Creator, It's "Funner" to Be a Runner program


“The activities, which help build self-confidence and success in sports and life, are easy to incorporate in any family lifestyle. A practical guide all parents should have on hand, especially new parents.”

D. Ross Campbell, M.D.
Lecturer & Author, How to Really Love Your Child
Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Psychiatry
University of Tennessee College of Medicine

“Very practical, quick, and easy to use, Karen’s book serves as the perfect reference tool for any parent. I will recommend this book to my colleagues and to all parents who attend my classes.”

Marina Monta
Associate Professor, Parent Education
San Diego Community College District, Continuing Education

 

The National Parenting Seal of Approval Voted Proud Parents' Guide the Best Parenting Book for 2009

"If you are a parent who is interested in furthering your child's physical well-being (and who isn't?), this book is one that should be sitting in your night stand. The author uses easy-to-understand language and approaches which serve to make it very easy to implement the skills needed to nurture and help make the development of your child's physical skills a fun and positive experience. There is nothing so far reaching that any parent should feel unable to accomplish the goals set out here. The suggestions are practical and parents told us they felt they were very doable. Another big plus that our testers noted was the fact that the book makes a point to include tips for children with disabilities. "

 

An invaluable resource for any parent, the book fills a void of parenting information that is not usually available until children are involved in an organized sport. We wish we'd had this book when we were raising our families!”

Karla Holland-Moritz Glen Campbell,

  Codirectors,  Strings by the Sea

 

“As an educator for twenty-one years I’ve seen the sad faces of children in grades K– 8 who were picked last to participate in a recess game or PE sport. Proud Parents’ Guideis the first step toward ensuring children are not subjected to this kind of isolation by their peers or lacking confidence when confronted with participating in physical activities. This parent-friendly guide provides practical activities that will empower parents.”

LaDreda P. LewisCEO,

40 Acres and A Mind, Inc.,

dba Sylvan Learning La Mesa, Bonita, and Imperial Beach, CA

 

 

"An excellent hands-on book that is practical for every parent and educator, this is a must-read for parents with young children."

Jeff Paterson

 M.A. Educational Administration

Azusa Pacific University President,

California Home School Sports Athletic Director,

Christian Heritage School Physical Education Teacher,

Moreno Valley Unified School District

 

 

“Buy this book, use it, and you will see very positive results. Its potential is limitless…outstanding for your children, your grandchildren, and yourself."

Joseph Nyiri

Artist and Art Instructor,

 San Diego City Schools and San DiegoZoo

 

 

“My parents exposed me to many activities and sports when I was very young. It allowed me to explore, take risks, and develop confidence in myself. Ronney’s book is spot on and should be a must-read for every parent.”

 

LynneJewell Shore

1988 Gold Medalist, Sailing

 

 

“…refreshingly sane and low-keyed. If you want outlandish sports diets, promises of superstardom or guarantees of future athletic scholarships, this isn’t the book for you. Ronney emphasizes the importance of recognizing different learning styles, maintaining realistic expectations and keeping things fun.”

Wayne Wilson ,Vice President,

Education Services

LA84 Foundation

 

“Ms. Ronney has created an easy-to-use yet very helpful resource for parents to strengthen the physical health and ability of their young children with activities that are as playful as they are useful.”

 

Christine D'Amico Author,

The Pregnant Woman’s Companion

The 43rd Annual Local Author Award From The San Diego Public Library