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Sunny Side Upbringing
Sunny Side Upbringing

Sunny Side Upbringing

A Month by Month Guide to Raising Kind and Caring Kids


236 Pages, 6 x 9

Formats: EPUB, Spiral (Concealed Wire-O), Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $19.95 (US $19.95) (CA $26.95)

Publication Date: October 2020

ISBN 9781732841871

Rights: WOR

Cardinal Rule Press (Oct 2020)


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Open the page and jump into the fun of parenting with purpose

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's loaded with enriching content thatfosters creative parent-child interactions rooted in the values that matter most to you. With all the research done for you, all you have to do is open the page and jump into the fun of parenting with purpose.


"Sunny Side Upbringing is a glorious compilation of practical, proven and easy ways we can raise kind children. Dismondy's month-by-month format makes her ideas accessible and doable. My hope is that everyone use these strategies and we will make the world a sunnier, happier place for our kids." —Dr. Michele Borba, Ed.D. Author of UnSelfie: Why Empathetic Kids Succeed in Our All About Me World 

"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!" —Julia Cook, Author of bestseller My Mouth is a Volcano, InternationalSpeaker and Parenting Expert 

Author Biography

Guided by her background in research, Maria Dismondy is a trusted leader in the industry, a parent educator, and sought-after public speaker. She changed lives for 10 years as an elementary school teacher, is the author of nine children's books, and is a mother of three. She lives on a little lake with her husband and kids in the heart of Metro Detroit. Connect with her at Sarah Luczak is the owner of Burlap & Pearls Photography. She is a lifestyle family and newborn photographer serving the Metro Detroit and Ann Arbor regions. Sarah has built her photography business by focusing on authentic and emotive images that portray the true connection found in the families she photographs. Sarah's favorite things in life are her husband, two children, dogs, and chips & salsa. You can find her at www.