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         FALL 2017                                                           
SACHEM PUBLIC LIBRARY:

COLLEGE KNOWLEDGE: 
COLLEGE ADMISSIONS & SCHOLARSHIPS 
for STUDENTS & PARENTS

Tuesday, September 26th  6:30 - 8:30 PM

Registration required: 
http://www.sachemlibrary.org/pages/contact.aspx


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FALL 2017 COLLEGE PLANNING  & PARENTING 
WORKSHOPS FOR PARENTS:

LEARN THE SECRETS OF A SEASONED COLLEGE COUNSELOR!
             

                      


THREE VILLAGE SCHOOL DISTRICT
CONTINUING EDUCATION PROGRAM


October 3, 10, 17
7 - 8:30 PM
WARD MELVILLE HIGH SCHOOL
REGISTRATION REQUIRED
WEEK 1 & 2: College Knowledge: What parents absolutely, positively need to know about college admissions including how to find a great college match, factors of importance and statistics to know at colleges, college resources, how to make your application stand out, how to find scholarships,  and the nuts & bolts of the college application process.
WEEK 3: How to cultivate great relationships with your children during the teenage years and beyond!
Check the website for more details about the programs and registration details:

http://bit.ly/2vafg1E

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COLD SPRING HARBOR SCHOOL DISTRICT
CONTINUING EDUCATION PROGRAM

October 23, 30 & Nov. 6
7-8:30 PM
COLD SPRING HARBOR HIGH SCHOOL
REGISTRATION REQUIRED
WEEK 1 & 2: College Knowledge: What parents absolutely, positively need to know about college admissions including how to find a great college match, factors of importance and statistics to know at colleges, college resources, how to make your application stand out, how to find scholarships,  and the nuts & bolts of the college application process.
WEEK 3: How to cultivate great relationships with your children during the teenage years and beyond!
Check the website for more details about the programs and registration details:
Brochure coming soon

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WEST ISLIP SCHOOL DISTRICT
ADULT EDUCATION PROGRAM

October 19, 26 and November 2nd
7-8:30 PM
WEST ISLIP HIGH SCHOOL
REGISTRATION REQUIRED:
WEEK 1 & 2: College Knowledge: What parents absolutely, positively need to know about college admissions including how to find a great college match, factors of importance and statistics to know at colleges, college resources, how to make your application stand out, how to find scholarships,  and the nuts & bolts of the college application process.
WEEK 3: How to cultivate great relationships with your children during the teenage years and beyond!

Registration required: http://bit.ly/2f36s7m


Bring your questions and concerns!

Jeanmarie Wilson M.S. ED
School Counselor, Author, Private College Consultant






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SPRING 2017 COLLEGE PLANNING  & PARENTING 
WORKSHOPS FOR PARENTS:

LEARN THE SECRETS OF A SEASONED COLLEGE COUNSELOR!
             

                      
HALF HOLLOW HILLS SCHOOL DISTRICT
ADULT EDUCATION PROGRAM


May 1 & 8 (Mondays)
7-8:30 PM
HALF HOLLOW HILLS HIGH SCHOOL EAST
REGISTRATION REQUIRED
WEEK 1: College Knowledge: What parents absolutely, positively need to know about college admissions for students with disabilities.
WEEK 2: How to cultivate great relationships with your children during the teenage years and beyond!
Check the website for more details about the program and registration details:
http://bit.ly/2b3SZuw

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COLD SPRING HARBOR SCHOOL DISTRICT
COMMUNITY EDUCATION PROGRAM


March 13, 20 & 27 (Mondays)
7-8:30 PM
COLD SPRING HARBOR HIGH SCHOOL
REGISTRATION REQUIRED:
WEEK 1 & 2: College Knowledge: What parents absolutely, positively need to know about college admissions including how to find a great college match, factors of importance and statistics to know at colleges, college resources, how to make your application stand out, how to find scholarships, and the nuts & bolts of the college application process.
WEEK 3: How to cultivate great relationships with your children during the teenage years and beyond!

April 20 & 27 (Thursdays)
7-8:30 PM
COLD SPRING HARBOR HIGH SCHOOL
REGISTRATION REQUIRED:
WEEK 1: College Knowledge: What parents absolutely, positively need to know about college admissions for students with disabilities.
WEEK 2: How to cultivate great relationships with your children during the teenage years and beyond!
Check the website for more details about the programs and registration details:

http://bit.ly/2kDnBVJ

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THREE VILLAGE SCHOOL DISTRICT
CONTINUING EDUCATION PROGRAM


March 29 & April 5 (Wednesdays))
7-8:30 PM
WARD MELVILLE HIGH SCHOOL
REGISTRATION REQUIRED
WEEK 1: College Knowledge: What parents absolutely, positively need to know about college admissions for students with disabilities.

WEEK 2: How to cultivate great relationships with your children during the teenage years and beyond!

April 19, May 3 & 10 (Wednesdays)
7-8:30 PM
WARD MELVILLE HIGH SCHOOL
REGISTRATION REQUIRED
WEEK 1 & 2: College Knowledge: What parents absolutely, positively need to know about college admissions including how to find a great college match, factors of importance and statistics to know at colleges, college resources, how to make your application stand out, how to find scholarships,  and the nuts & bolts of the college application process.
WEEK 3: How to cultivate great relationships with your children during the teenage years and beyond!
Check the website for more details about the programs and registration details:

http://bit.ly/2kOHXMu

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WEST ISLIP SCHOOL DISTRICT
ADULT EDUCATION PROGRAM

March 2, 9 & 16 (Thursdays)
7-8:30 PM
WEST ISLIP HIGH SCHOOL
REGISTRATION REQUIRED:
WEEK 1 & 2: College Knowledge: What parents absolutely, positively need to know about college admissions including how to find a great college match, factors of importance and statistics to know at colleges, college resources, how to make your application stand out, how to find scholarships,  and the nuts & bolts of the college application process.
WEEK 3: How to cultivate great relationships with your children during the teenage years and beyond!

March 1 & 8 (Wednesdays)
7-8:30 PM
WEST ISLIP HIGH SCHOOL
REGISTRATION REQUIRED:
WEEK 1: College Knowledge: What parents absolutely, positively need to know about college admissions for students with disabilities.
WEEK 2: How to cultivate great relationships with your children during the teenage years and beyond!
Check the website for more details about the programs and registration details:

http://wi.k12.ny.us/pdf/2017-spring-adult-ed.pdf


Bring your questions and concerns!

Jeanmarie Wilson M.S. ED
School Counselor, Author, Private College Consultant




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December 2016

Radio Interview at SPEAK UP TALK RADIO NETWORK

Check out my interview on Speak Up Talk Radio Network about how we can reach our highest self in parenting and how to remain close and connected with our kids as they grow: http://bit.ly/2h2irkQ


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November 2016

24th Annual Writer's Digest Self-Published Book Awards
Judges Commentary

Such a brilliant insight at the start of the book: “our world is in desperate need of emotionally healthy children.” Author has done a terrific job of engaging the reader’s emotions, pulling at values, and expanding the topic to a global scale. I rarely see that multi-faceted and engaging a concept so perfectly placed at the start of a book, so I appreciated that very much. Author has collected terrific quotes for the chapter starts, and I liked seeing some very fresh ones mixed in with the perennials that are equally valuable for their resonance even if we have seen them before. Author has a good instinct for these chapter accents. Terrific questions for the readers’ self-assessment and exploration, capping off chapters that are engagingly written, with many points of fresh insight about honoring children’s individual paths.

The author’s background comes through with reassurance and a unique blend of inspirational parenting advice with ties to enhancing one’s own life. Author has revealed those common threads that allows a parent more mindful authenticity in all of these lessons. Well done. Author shows an exceptional instinct for creating relatable scenarios, and excels at engaging the reader through unique scenarios. Pace is natural and forward-moving, and author has done a great job of creating a clean, typo-free book that allows the reader to immerse in the material. Well done.

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FALL 2016 COLLEGE PLANNING WORKSHOPS FOR PARENTS


HALF HOLLOW HILLS SCHOOL DISTRICT
ADULT EDUCATION PROGRAM
SEPT. 26  & Oct. 17 (Mondays)
7-8:30 PM
HALF HOLLOW HILLS HIGH SCHOOL EAST
ADULT EDUCATION PROGRAM
REGISTRATION REQUIRED: http://bit.ly/2cdoWPX
WEEK 1: College Knowledge: What parents absolutely, positively need to know about college admissions for students with disabilities.
WEEK 2: How to cultivate great relationships with your children during the teenage years and beyond!

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COLD SPRING HARBOR SCHOOL DISTRICT
COMMUNITY EDUCATION PROGRAM
OCT. 18, 25 AND NOV. 1 (Tuesdays)
7-8:30 PM
COLD SPRING HARBOR HIGH SCHOOL
REGISTRATION REQUIRED: http://bit.ly/2aZ0gfH
WEEK 1 & 2: College Knowledge: What parents absolutely, positively need to know about college admissions including how to find a great college match, factors of importance and statistics to know at colleges, college resources, how to make your application stand out and the nuts & bolts of the college application process.
WEEK 3: How to cultivate great relationships with your children during the teenage years and beyond!

NOV. 15 & 22 (Tuesdays)
7-8:30 PM
COLD SPRING HARBOR HIGH SCHOOL
REGISTRATION REQUIRED: http://bit.ly/2aZ0gfH
WEEK 1: College Knowledge: What parents absolutely, positively need to know about college admissions for students with disabilities.
WEEK 2: How to cultivate great relationships with your children during the teenage years and beyond!

See brochure for more details about the programs and registration details: http://bit.ly/2aZ0gfH

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THREE VILLAGE SCHOOL DISTRICT
CONTINUING EDUCATION PROGRAM
OCTOBER 19 & 26 (WEDNESDAYS)
7-8:30 PM
WARD MELVILLE HIGH SCHOOL
REGISTRATION REQUIRED: http://bit.ly/2aRN5eW
WEEK 1: College Knowledge: What parents absolutely, positively need to know about college admissions for students with disabilities.
WEEK 2: How to cultivate great relationships with your children during the teenage years and beyond!

NOVEMBER 2,9,& 16
7-8:30 PM
WARD MELVILLE HIGH SCHOOL
REGISTRATION REQUIRED: http://bit.ly/2aRN5eW
WEEK 1 & 2: College Knowledge: What parents absolutely, positively need to know about college admissions including how to find a great college match, factors of importance and statistics to know at colleges, college resources, how to make your application stand out and the nuts & bolts of the college application process.
WEEK 3: How to cultivate great relationships with your children during the teenage years and beyond!

See brochure for more details about the programs and registration details.: http://bit.ly/2aRN5eW

Bring your questions and concerns!
I hope to see you there!


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September 2016

I will have a booth at the Sachem Library Fall Festival and Author Fair! 

Saturday, September 17th from 11 - 4 
There will be plenty of activities, crafts and books. See you there!
                                               

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August 2016

Creations Magazine article

Tired of the Same Old Drama?

http://www.creationsmagazine.com/articles/C169/Wilson.html



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June 2016

Creations Magazine article

A Good Father

http://www.creationsmagazine.com/articles/C168/Wilson.html












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May 2016 

B o o k L o v e  
                                                                             


 Review by Mark Jackett

Parenting from Your Soul by Jeanmarie Wilson 

Jeanmarie Wilson has been a high school guidance counselor, and a parent, for over twenty years. She combines the wisdom gained from this experience with the thoughts of a number of spirituality gurus in this delightful book. I’m happy to say that the warm, calm way in which I've heard her speak to students and parents is reflected in the insights she provides in these pages. Wilson organizes the book into over forty short chapters, none more than three pages long. The book progresses nonlinearly, so I’d recommend turning to the table of contents, choosing a chapter of interest, and going straight there.

 As the father of 10- and 12-year-old daughters who suffer from early-onset teenagerdom, one of the first chapters I flipped to is titled simply “Teenagers.” I found myself shouting, “Yes!” at Wilson’s first sentence: “Teenagers can be beastly...” She reminds us not to take our teenagers’ verbal assaults personally, that they do, in fact, love us even when they say they don’t. (Am I the only one who takes a slight satisfaction, or at least breathes a sigh of relief, when a friend says that sometimes it seems like his daughter really hates him?) Wilson compares negotiating the teenage years to teaching our children to ride a bicycle: we “have to practice the delicate art of holding on and letting go at the same time.” If we embrace this challenge, we can meet our children “on the other side” and go on to have a wonderful relationship with them as adults. The balance described above is a great theme throughout the book.

Wilson shows how in so many situations it is okay to have high expectations and push our children to meet them, but that we also need to accept our children for who they are. She writes of a young woman whose parents pushed her so hard academically that she developed a skin condition, and a young man who had had open-heart surgery and yet was still pressured by his parents about his chemistry grade. “These parents were not unlikable or uncaring,” and yet, in their zeal for their children to “succeed,” they were actually harming their children and damaging their relationship. Wilson suggests we allow our children to get off the treadmill rather than pushing them onto it: “The most satisfying feeling in life is knowing we lived it by our rules... If we train our children to live by others’ standards and to look outside themselves for validation, we do them no favors.”

 Other chapters include “Raising Children With Character,” “The Laundry Can Wait,” and “Parenting Our Parents.” Wilson advocates for the essential, rejuvenating power of “Nature” and the belief that being a parent is “The Greatest Gift.” This is the type of book one can take off the shelf again and again for a quick burst of parenting advice and help in remaining focused on giving our children unconditional love. I know I will refer to it for many years to come. 

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FREE Parenting Workshop & Discussion Group beginning on April 9th! Join us to learn how to be the best parent you can be, no matter your children's ages! Our group will be structured and focused with an agenda for each meeting. Here is the group description and sign-up information. You can attend all four sessions or individual sessions. I hope to see you there!

  • Each week, I will discuss a number of principles and topics we encounter as parents. This will be followed by a discussion about how we can apply these topics to our own lives. 
  • Dates:
    April 9th   Panera Bread, Bohemia in the Community Room 2- 3:30    RSVP Date: by April 8th
    Topic: Introduce ourselves and share our parenting strengths, challenges, & questions
    Why did you join this group? What topics are important to you? 
    Who is in your family? 
    How did your childhood affect your parenting choices & styles?
    What are your 3 top parenting challenges? 
    What does your "best self" as a parent look like? We will brainstorm ways to get there!
    April 23rd    Panera Bread, Bohemia in the Community Room  
    2-3:30      RSVP date: by April 22nd
    Topic: Parenting in Difficult Situations
    How do we parent a child who shuts us out or demands a lot of attention?
    What about a child with special needs? 
    How can we be the best parent we can be when we are overwhelmed with life's responsibilities? Why self-care is crucial. 
    Navigating the teenage years. 
    What if our child is failing classes in school or has no direction?
    What can we do when confronted with divorce, illness, addiction, etc.? 
    How & when do we talk with our kids about sex, drugs, at-risk behavior? 
    May 7th    Panera Bread, Bohemia in the Community Room   
    2-3:30   RSVP Date: by May 6th
    Topic: Acceptance & Forgiveness in Parenting
    Accepting our children as they are and as they grow  - what does that really mean?
    Finding that fine line between acceptance & enabling. 
    Imperfection in parenting - why we need to forgive ourselves for our mistakes.
    May 21st    Panera Bread, Bohemia in the Community Room  
    2-3:30   RSVP Date: by May20th
    Topic: How to Get Your Journey Out of Your Child's Journey
    We each have our own path to navigate. What is your child's path? How can you support your child as they grow? 
    How to find this place of support without overdoing it. Ex.: Guiding & supporting vs. enabling & directing. 
    What has your own individual path been? Where do you want to go from here? We will come up with suggestions for you!
    Learning from our children , our partners and others in our lives throughout this journey. We have chosen to be together on this path - let's look at why. 
    How have we grown by being a parent? What have we learned? What is our next step? 
    We could all use help being the very best parents we can be! Let's share & learn from each other on this amazing, yet sometimes, challenging journey  
  • Limited seating - RSVP required: 
Email: info@parentingfromyoursoul.com

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AUTHOR BOOK FAIR with the Long Island Author Group!

Stop in to say hello at the Bay Shore Barnes & Noble on Saturday April 16! I will be there from 10 - 1. The author fair runs from 10AM - 8PM. This joint fundraiser supports the Bay Shore High School Arts Educational Fund and The Long Island Authors Group! You will find a wide selection of great books, fantastic gift ideas and interesting conversation!

                         
                                                     
    


  

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January 2016

Judge, 3rd Annual Writer’s Digest Self-Published eBook Awards


Excellent opener, providing comfort and understanding for readers via the message that parenting is a work-in-progress. Readers step into the book with an open mind and a feeling of being understood, receiving permission to dial down the pressure and see parenting as a fluid process. Well done.

The author’s expertise as a school counselor is evident in the book, bringing nice authority to many points. 
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September 2015


Creations Magazine article


Is forgiveness really possible when someone has done the unforgivable? 

http://www.creationsmagazine.com/articles/C163/Wilson.html





















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September 2015

Our Parenting Spot article:

Creating Healthy Relationships with Your Adult Kids

http://ourmomspot.net/community/index.php?topic=12464.0











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July 2015

Creations Magazine article

Money

http://www.creationsmagazine.com/articles/C162/Wilson.html 

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Sachem Public Library

Local Author Book Fair

Saturday June 20, 2015

11-2
                                 

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Check out my posts & articles on this informative site: 

Our Parenting Spot is a unique online community where parents, teachers, and family service providers from all over the world meet online to discuss parenting challenges, family issues, education, relationships, marriage, divorce, and other topics that families care about.



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Port Jefferson Free Library 
Local Author Fair
May 30, 2015
1-4
             

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February 5, 2015

Creations Magazine article, February/March issue: A Parents Love, page 14

www.creationsmagazine.com/pdf/Feb-Mar-2015.pdf


http://www.creationsmagazine.com/pdf/Feb-Mar-2015.pdf
 



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January 28, 2015

Benjamin Franklin Digital Award SILVER HONOREE!

Parenting From Your Soul eBook
Parenting From Your Soul eBook
Judge's review: I enjoyed the brief, but precise chapters. I thought they provided insight, suggestions, and in just the right amount of text. Also, the exercises at the end of each chapter were a nice touch - a good way to keep the reader engaged, but also a way to suggest they could read 1 chapter at a time (which may be much more manageable for a busy parent or soon-to-be parent.) The content alone is very creative - though above all else, I believe it to be very accessible, which is particularly important for this type of book. The shorter chapters followed by the exercises complement the actual content very well - and even strengthens the overall mission of the book itself.

www.ibpa-bfda.org/winners/parenting-from-your-soul

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December 29, 2014

Book Review: Judge, 2nd Annual Writer’s Digest Self-Published eBook Awards

Parenting from Your Soul is a series of essays by the author on a common-sense approach to the emotional and mental aspects of parenting. Many parents who read it may be surprised to learn that it is not so much about fixing their kids as looking into themselves and modifying their own approach, expectations and self-realization. The author's counseling background is put to good use, and many who read the book will find themselves looking inward and asking questions they've never asked before, or have been avoiding. While one of the chapters is about unconditional love, much of what is covered in the book can come under the same umbrella: allowing children to be who they are, not letting your own baggage affect your relationship with your children, being patient, and understanding. It may seem obvious, but many people don't take the time to understand their role in those behaviors. Once it is laid out in the author's friendly, non-judgmental language, it is easy to absorb. The book would be of value to anyone who wants to understand their relationship with their children better. Very readable and well-written.

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October 21, 2014
Jeanmarie is now a member of the Long Island Author's Group.

http://www.longislandauthorsgroup.org/authorprofile.asp?authorid=137
http://www.longislandauthorsgroup.org/authorprofile.asp?authorid=137

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July 24, 2014

Women Owned Business Club Magazine article
Conscious Parenting - http://wobcmagazine.com/6717/82399/a/conscious-parenting
http://wobcmagazine.com/6717/82399/a/conscious-parenting

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July 22, 2014

Balboa Press Summer Catalog: Parenting From Your Soul on Pg 39 Click Here

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July 4, 2014

Jeanmarie just joined OMTimes Writer's Community: OM Times Magazine is a Holistic Green eZine with a Spiritual Self-growth Perspective for the Conscious Community.

http://omtimes.com/2014/07/conscious-parenting

http://www.omtimes.com

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June 28, 2014 

Parenting from Your Soul was featured at the I Can Do It Conference in NYC in September 2014.

  

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June 15, 2014 

PRWeb Press Release   

New Book from Jeanmarie Wilson Encourages Soulful Parenting