Annie Fox News
  January 18, 2010  

Annie Fox News

Book 3 of Middle School Confidential™ is Here!

''Middle School Confidential, Book 3: What's Up with My Family?'' by Annie Fox, Illustrated by Matt KindtI’m delighted and excited to announce that my latest book, What’s Up With My Family?, Book 3 of my Middle School Confidential™ series was published last week by Free Spirit Publishing. I’ve just received my first shipment!

Every once in a while kids and parents will disagree and siblings will drive each other crazy. OK, it probably happens more often than that, but the point is, it happens… in every family. It’s normal for family members to have trouble cooperating all the time. But “normal” doesn’t automatically mean necessary. If your tweens or young teens could use some new strategies for getting along at home this book is for them!

Help is on the way! As with all Middle School Confidential books, What’s Up With My Family? offers real solutions to real problems. That’s what brings 11-14 year olds back to the series again and again. As one 7th grader said, “I love these books!”

Read an excerpt and some early reviews.

Click here to order a personally autographed first edition copy of What’s Up With My Family?, illustrated by Matt Kindt. Perfect for the 6th-8th grader in your life. $9.99 plus shipping (and tax for CA residents).

''Middle School Confidential, Book 1: Be Confident in Who You Are'' by Annie Fox, Illustrated by Matt Kindt ''Middle School Confidential: Real Friends vs. the Other Kind'' by Annie Fox, Illustrated by Matt Kindt
Also available: The award-winning Be Confident in Who You Are, Book 1 of Middle School Confidential, and Book 2, Real Friends vs. the Other Kind.

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Order all three books for a special Annie Fox email list discount.

Best regards to you and family and best wishes for a happy, healthy 2010!

In friendship,

P.S. If you haven't heard my podcast*, Family Confidential, Secrets of Successful Parenting, have a listen on iTunes, or here at I just posted a new one yesterday, So Sexy So Soon with author Diane E. Levin, Ph.D. Here's a description:

We want our kids to value themselves & others for their human and humane qualities. Marketers have very different objectives for our children. Annie Fox talks about the negative impact of media on childhood with Diane E. Levin, author of So Sexy So Soon: The New Sexualized Childhood and How Parents Can Protect Their Kids (Random House, 2009). More »

*What's a podcast? Click here.


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Parent Coaching

Annie works with parents who long for better communication with their tweens and teens. Via phone consultations, Annie offers unique insights into adolescence so that parents can better understand where their kids are coming from. As parents learn to listen with more compassion and respond to their teens more effectively the result is more respect, cooperation and peace in the family. Annie’s coaching is parent education tailored to your family situation. It is not therapy, nor is it intended as a substitute for family or individual therapy. For more information email Annie.

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Events Schedule

Here are some of Annie’s upcoming parenting workshops and student assemblies. For her complete calendar, click here. To request information on scheduling an event, click here.

Date Description Location
1/22/10 Harker School “Real Friends vs. The Other Kind” student assemblies San Jose, CA
2/4/10 Seven Hills School Parent Education Night Sebastopol, CA
2/10/10 SCBWI of Northern California “Real Friends vs. The Other Kind in Your Writing Career” Sebastopol, CA
2/17/10 Annie is a guest on Diana Fletcher Life Coaching Teleseminar “Too Stressed to Think? Effective parenting Even When Your Teen Drives You CRAZY.” Register here Online
3/3/10 Davidson Middle School — Parent Education Event – “Helping Your Child Learn the Difference Between Real Friends and the Other Kind” San Rafael, CA
3/24/10 Santa Clara High School Parent Education Event — “Why 21st Century Kids Need 21st Century Parenting” Santa Clara, CA
5/24/10 Faria Elementary School “Real Friends vs. The Other Kind” student assemblies Cupertino, CA
6/22-24/10 CHARACTERplus Character Ed Conference Annie will present two workshops at the 16th Annual Character Education Conference St. Louis, MO

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