Success!!! My little book about group mentoring with girls and young women and led by volunteers is finally finished and published. Please click above to learn more.
As I stand back and read it as a woman, wife, mother, sister, daughter, professional woman and someone actively involved in doing things that can make a positive impact on the lives of girls and women, I see what you will see.
Stepping back from being the author sharing about real world experiences that I and others had over a four year period gives me the luxury of really just reading the book like you would.
In addition to use by volunteers, I can see how home school parents/teachers could use some of the resources mentioned or provided. Those from Sean Covey are good for students and adults!
Grandparents and parents can gain a different perspective of what young people are encountering these days out in the world and at school; the good and the not-so-good. Community leaders who really want to do something transformational and not just a one-time activity which seems more charitable than it is life changing could use it.
Some of you may have perfect lives with perfect children, grandchildren, friends, and other family members. We didn’t and don’t. Our brilliant and independent son had what I call an adventurous youth. I tell people that behind the facade of this suburbanite mom is a woman who has learned a lot of street smarts along the way because of our son’s adventures. It all worked out, but it was work.
Over time I became the neighborhood coach for how to handle home-schooling (at the high school level) and gave support to parents who found their lives turned upside down by massive changes in their child’s behavior. Good kids with good parents. Both just needed a little information, care, and coaching. Later in life these experiences gave me some confidence as a group of community volunteers started a group mentoring lunchtime activity in a public school for pre-teen and teen girls/young women.
When you are shopping for a gift for yourself and others, please consider making this little book your choice
Thanks for landing on the author blog for Debra Hadsall. It seemed time to gather all the bits and pieces of my writings and list them in one place. I have learned that some of you don’t enjoy jumping from website to website to track down a book or an article by a writer.
When writing a book or an article, there is often a tendency for the author (and editors) to go back over the material like it is a never-ending project. In the quest for perfection,there are always ways to make something sound better (in one person’s opinion), or to tweak something which means other pages have to be changed, and on and on. I see writing as taking a snapshot and just getting it out there in an acceptable and meaningful manner. It doesn’t have to be perfect to be effective.
So, this is the first version of this website and blog. Information will be added and changed as time goes on.
Enjoy and please keep coming back to learn more about women, money, and other things which are of interest to women—and even men!