SACRAMENTO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Local award-winning author and nationally-recognized educator, Dr. Marlena E. Uhrik (www.allwayslearning.biz) received the distinction of Amazon best seller for her newest book, ‘My Family Matters To Me’. It can be downloaded for free for the Kindle user on the following 5 days: December 20-24, 2012.
“My Family Matters To Me is a rich set of exercises and discussion starters designed to increase love and caring within the family unit.”
Uhrik says, “The book was designed to help parents/caregivers spend quality time with their families. Families are so busy today. With the holidays coming up things can be so hectic and stressful that we often forget to slow down and spend meaningful time together.”
“My Family Matters To Me is meant to provide the gift of time for families by promoting communication and connectedness. The research shows the average family spends 240-300 minutes every day watching TV, but only 35 minutes having a meaningful conversation,” said Uhrik.
Transforming communities through education and empowerment---one family at a time
“My Family Matters To Me” is especially designed for children 5-10 years old and is a great way to bring fun and learning together for the entire family. The book empowers parents as their child’s first teacher. Most activities will take less than five minutes and can provide a lifetime of memories. Dr. Jack Benninga, Director, Bonner Center of Character Education and Citizenship, CSU Fresno said, “My Family Matters To Me is a rich set of exercises and discussion starters designed to increase love and caring within the family unit.” The book can be ordered at www.myfamilymatterstome.com for $13.95 plus S&H and is now also available on Kindle.
About Dr. Marlena: Throughout her 45 years as an educator, Dr. Marlena, CEO of All Ways Learning, LLC, has taught aspiring teachers from around the world and has received numerous local, state and national awards for improving the quality of life for children and families. She has been recognized in the United States Congressional Record for her outstanding work and received the 2009 United States Presidential Award for Service. For more information, go to (www.AllWaysLearning.biz) Dr. Marlena’s books include Guidebook for Family Day Providers (McGraw-Hill), My Family Matters to Me (www.myfamilymatterstome.com). For more information about Marlena and her Mom’s Choice award-winning book, In Grandpa’s Hands go to (www.ingrandpashands.com).