Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Resumes for Children- Review and Giveaway


Okay, I have to admit that when I first was contacted by Kris Manley, author of the book, Resumes for Children- 17 Years Old and Under, that I was not really sure what it was about.

I mean, why do kids need resumes?

But I figured it was different and worth a look, right?

I have to say that I am so impressed. This is a spectacular resource that should be made available to every child. It is already being used in several Atlanta, GA high schools and middle schools and by the GA Dept. of Labor career centers. I have no doubt that it will soon be used all over the country.

From the website:
Why Should Your Child Have a Resume?

1. To boost their self esteem and feel good about themselves
2. To outline their capabilities
3. To show how well he or she does outside of the academic arena
4. To show he or she is more than what their report card says they are
5. To praise his or her gifts, talents, abilities
6. To accompany his or her college application

Choosing activities that provide your child with life skills as well as build character is a key element to their success. Documenting those activites is also a key element to their success. Why? Keeping before them an ever present visual of their activities, accomplishments, etc. gives encouragement, pride in what they do and have done, and allows them to see how well they have progressed over the years. In other words, you will assist your child in "behaving" their way to success.

I am sure that you are wondering what type of activities would go on your child's resume. Here are some examples:
* Acting
* Awards
* Camps
* Charitable Donations
* Dance
* Education
* Hobbies
* Home Training
* Life's Challenges/Health Status
* Musical Abilities
* Sports
* Training
* Travel

In this day and age, it is so important to be able to give your child every advantage that you can. I firmly believe that this a great resource to help with that. You can purchase it here or you can try to win it!


FIVE (yes, five) lucky winners is going to win their own copy of Resumes for Children.

To enter:
Head on over to Resumes for Children and leave me a comment letting me know who you would give your copy to if you are the winner. Do not just say "Enter Me", I will delete these comments. Don't forget to leave a way for me to contact you in the comment. If you are the winner, you have 3 days to claim your prize before I pick a new winner, so please remember to check back here.

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There are 6 different ways to enter, please leave a separate comment for each one.

Giveaway ends on February 25, 2009. This giveaway is open to readers in the US only.

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myntric said...

I'd definitely give this to my two older children (both 12).

mverno said...

my children would like to try this

deedleweedle said...

I know my three children would enjoy getting this.

tarabu said...

I think I would probably donate my copy to my local Montessori school library. They go through middle school and that's a great age for being reminded of all you have managed to accomplish (before high school tries to make you feel like a total dork)

Amber said...

I would give my copy to my nephew who is 11. I think he would have a great time putting together a resume for himself and I know he would be so proud to show it to his parents and to me!

Thank you for the giveaway and please enter me :)

Tisa said...

I would give this to my daughter! What a great idea! ~ :) Thanks!

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Heather said...

What a great idea! This is a wonderful way to build confidence in preteens and teens. I would share this with my own children, especially my oldest who is 9.

Andria said...

I would give it to my stepdaughter

Gabriel said...

To my boy.


hminnesota said...

I would give this to my niece who is 12yrs old and ready to apply for some scholarships..this would be great help.thanks

Niki said...

Probably my 10 year old grandson!

Dierdra said...

My 12 year old cousin. She needs a self esteem boost badly.

NesieBird said...

My daughters would LOVE this!

susan said...

this would be great for my daughter... it would really help her.

Melanie said...

This would be great for my nephew!


alissa said...

i would give this to my god-daughter. i think this is a great idea! thanks so much!

alissa said...

i subscribed! thanks.

chromiumman said...

an interesting idea - i'd give it to my niece

Anonymous said...

For my niece Hannah!


Jinxy and Me said...

I would give this to my niece.

Donna M. Clark said...

I would give this book to my sister. She is 13 years old, and just the right age for this book to be helpful to her.

Donna M. Clark said...

subscribed to you.

purango said...

I would give this to my daughter. It would be a great help to her as she prepares for college and her career. garrettsambo@aol.com

purplepassion126 said...

I work for a non-profit organization that works with children and teens, so I would use this book with the youth in our programs. Thanks so much!

purplepassion126 said...

Sunbscribed to feed via google reader

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Following on twitter as purplepassion12

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masonsgranny59 said...

my childsons would heart to try this:)

Heather said...

Hmmmm, I would probably give this to my daughter. She's love it!

lilyk said...

I would give my copy to my friend.


lilyk said...

I signed up for your feed.


Donna said...

I would give it to my daughter.

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Faved you on technorati.

Anonymous said...

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