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Essential Summer Reading For Parents

By Jim Forgan, Ph.D.,                                             Perseverance by Angela Duckworth. This book explains that        learn how success in school, work, sports, or the arts can be
School Psychologist                                               success in life has a lot to do with the ability to stick with   dramatically influenced by how we think about our talents
	 Many students have a                                            something until it’s finished even when it’s difficult. Many     and abilities. You’ll learn the difference between a fixed
required summer reading list.                                     children lack grit and give up too easily so this book can help  mindset and a growth mindset. This book teaches how great
You can model good reading                                        you learn how your child can develop grit.
habits by having your own                                         	 Help reduce argumentative and defiance in your child by        parents, teachers, managers, and athletes can put this idea to
summer reading list. You can                                      reading The Kazdin Method for Parenting the Defiant Child.
choose one of these quick read                                    It is a guide for parents of kids in elementary and middle       use for great results.
books and brush up on skills to                                   school. If you are consistent and apply this method, you’ll      	 Dr. Forgan is a licensed school psychologist and certified
help your child and family.                                       see results.                                                     dyslexia testing specialist who can evaluate your child for
	 Start with the book Grit:                                       	 Help teach your child the right mindset with Mindsets:
The Power of Passion and                                          The New Psychology of Success by Carol Dweck. You’ll             ADD/ADHD, gifted, dyslexia, and other concerns. Call 625-

                                                                                                                                   4125 or visit JimForgan.com.

Epicuriosity

Happy Father’s Day                                                nana) homemade apple pie. So it was always fitting that          special person in my life. Thanks Dad for being the best
                                                                  we finished with my mom’s pie, topped with plenty of             father a son could ever have. I miss you very much.
By Glenn Sudnick,                                                 whipped cream. I hope you’re getting this story. Mom             	 This article is for all the great fathers who set the bar
Sommelier,                                                        was very busy on our special day.                                for their sons and daughters, period!
TheSudnickWinePress.com;                                          	 This month is not about food and wine pairings, my
(772) 332-4416                                                    wine choices, or my travels. This month is about one very                                                                       Glenn
	 Did you know that
Lyndon B. Johnson issued
the first presidential
proclamation honoring
the third Sunday in June
as Father’s Day in 1966?
Later, President Richard
Nixon signed this into law
in 1972. For me, every year spending this day with my
dad has been very special.
	 Golf, golf, golf is the rallying cry for the day. I always
picked out a Father’s Day card that had a funny golfing
theme like Bob Hope’s classic line, “If you watch a game,
it’s fun, if you play at it, it’s recreation, if you work at it,
it’s golf.” Or what about Gary Player’s famous saying,
“Golf is a puzzle without an answer. I’ve played the game
for 50 years and I still haven’t the slightest idea of how
to play.” After the presentation of the card, the ultimate
Father’s Day gift: three golf balls, all new ones!
	 Then Mom’s breakfast: two eggs any way she wants to
make them, a slab of bacon, well-done rye toast and Dad’s
favorite, Mom’s home fries. Mom could never quite cut
the potatoes evenly, so when she served them the textures
of each slice was a little different, from well-done to well,
shall I say not quite done. It always amazed me how she
could be so detailed about those gnocchis, but the home
fries not so much. Oh, those were the days!
	 Dad and I played a lot of public golf courses. It seems
like yesterday he would tell me the day before, “Now
remember we have a 6:52 a.m. starting time.” I would
think to myself, is the sun up, yet? When we played, every
shot was analyzed and critiqued with compliments along
the way for making that 20-foot putt that took a hard break
to the right. For me it was a time where my dad and I
could “right the world’s wrongs” and while playing the
same hole, discuss
why I got a “C” in
math.
	 After, a great
round of golf we
would settle in front
of the TV and watch
The U.S. Open and
Mom would make
Dad’s favorite
sandwich; ham and
cheese with lettuce,
tomato with plenty
of Hellmann’s
mayonnaise. There
would be a barrel
dill pickle on the
side and never
forget a tin full of
Charlies Chips.
Dad grew up with
his mother’s (my

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