Join us live on Parent Talk at 10am EST on Friday, June 29th. If you missed the show, here’s the podcast. Enjoy!
First up, Kathy Johson who was a pageant mom for many years. Her daughter was Miss Vermont in 1999 and Miss Vermont USA in 2001. She has been a local, state and national pageant and talent judge.
Parents today have a nearly impossible job. Negative influences abound on television, the Internet, and in school. For a young girl, navigating the negative peer pressure can be almost impossible. As a pageant mom and family law attorney with 30 years of experience, Kathy Johnson knows how difficult it can be to inspire young girls to stay on the straight and narrow. Which is why she has created the Starlette Universe—a colorful series of books focusing on a tight-knit group of girls who look out for each other and defend against evil.
“The Starlettes deal with all the typical problems of a young girl,” says Johnson. “Important adolescent issues such as low self-esteem, anorexia, gossip, bullying, smoking, drinking, drugs, A.D.D., cheating and shoplifting are covered in the series. Starlette Universe helps youth make good life choices and takes both a witty and serious approach to right and wrong.”
“Generally speaking, teens are lacking values and a good moral foundation,” adds Johnson. “If tween and teen girls begin to embrace the Starlettes’ love of doing good, a more positive peer pressure will be created in the teen community that will make for a more responsible, service-oriented youth culture.”
Kathy Johnson has been a family law attorney for over 30 years and received her Juris Doctor degree from the University of Florida School of Law and her AB from University of Georgia where she was a member of Phi Beta Kappa and Phi Kappa Phi Honor Societies. She has been a local, state and national pageant and talent judge. A short story of hers was published in Chicken Soup for the Soul, Devotions for Women. She is a member of the Florida Bar and attends the First United Methodist Church in Boca Raton.
Next up is Dr. Tara Fairfield, Ed.D. We’re going to talk about how divorce and custody battles affect our children. Dr. Fairfield will also be sharing the warning signs that your child needs help through the process.
It’s natural to worry about what impact divorce will have on your children. How can you as parents look at the situation through the eyes of your children and help them during this time? We’ll explore that difficult question together.
In the meantime, check out Dr. Fairfield’s upcoming book, Makai Queen:
She didn’t normally approach strange men, but he appeared to be drowning when Tessa found him on the beach of Lanai. It was no coincidence. Moho had been expecting her. His eyes locked onto hers for a moment—intense, piercing. His gaze was difficult to break. She felt drawn toward him, as if he had some sort of power over her. Something was definitely not right. Alarm bells went off in Tessa’s head, and she found herself being pulled deep into the tropical waters, away from her island home.
Far beneath the earth’s surface, Tessa discovers the key to her royal destiny in the land of Moku-ola. As a whole new and astonishing world opens up to her, the real question becomes can she survive it?
Be sure to tune in to Parent Talk at 10am EST on Friday, June 29th!