Gaithersburg, MD (PRWEB) September 19, 2005
Parents who want to help their young children transition more easily from school to home have a new resource to help them do just that. The After School Snacks program is the inspiration of Gaithersburg, Maryland, mom, Virtual Assistant, and former teacher. Goldberg's program includes the After School Snacks e-book, a monthly newsletter, and a website filled with resources. It addresses the need parents and children have to create a positive, meaningful -- yet also easy and quick -- daily ritual that can be easily implemented despite hectic schedules.
"I've been doing the After School Snacks thing for four years, and it's been hugely successful," shares Goldberg from her Gaithersburg home office. "I've given it to other parents, and THEY have found it to be effective in their homes. Even my homeschooling friends use it -- their kids need snacks, energy, and a chance to transition just like kids who go to school outside the home."
Research clearly shows that establishing positive routines help children in the present as well as the long run. Children thrive on familiarity and repetition. Goldberg speaks from personal experience as well as over two years of research to prepare this program. "When children have a specific routine that you always (or almost always) follow, then unanticipated events are less traumatic and overwhelming." She also reminds us that when children feel secure and comfortable, they do better academically.
Goldberg's vision is to create a community resource based around the After School Snacks website. Parents, grandparents, babysitters, and nannies will be able to contribute their ideas and questions to create a resource that goes far beyond what Goldberg herself has so far created.
"My real goal is to help parents find ways to enjoy valuable, positive time with their children every day," Goldberg says. "Even a few minutes each day dedicated to enjoying time together can make a huge difference in their children's attitudes and behavior."
Goldberg offers the After School Snacks e-book and resources for $11.95. To learn more, visit http://www.afterschoolsnacks.com.
Goldberg, a Certified Master Virtual Assistant, works by phone and e-mail with clients throughout the United States. She is COO of Assist University and Vice-chair of the SOHO (Small Office/Home Office) Committee of the Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce.
To learn more, visit http://www.virtualangel.biz.
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