Hi Everyone,

I can’t believe summer is almost over. When I was younger I couldn’t wait for the new school year to begin. Now it seems that even the longer days are never quite long enough. But you can do a few things today to make your days less frenetic over the coming months.

I have created an infographic to share with you on important routines that you can create with your children right now to make your year go more smoothly. Feel free to download it and post it on your “fridge” and please share it with your friends and colleagues. If you spend just a little time now to set up routines it will pay off when your days get more hectic toward the holidays.

I also want to remind everyone that my book, Will My Kid Grow Out of It? from Chicago Review Press will be out October 1, 2014. You can pre-order it now on AmazonBarnes & Noble, or IndieBound. Please contact me directly at bonforrest@aol.com if you would like me to come to speak to your parent or school group on mental health, or another topic in the Fall.  I am arranging my schedule now to promote the release of the book and look forward to hearing from you.

Finally, please remember to join our community at Goodreads and on Twitter (@DrBonnyForrest) and Facebook (Dr. Bonny Forrest).

Have a great last few weeks of summer.

Dr. Bonny

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