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Kids Can Choose Series
by Elizabeth Crary, M.S.

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Feature stories:
Parent educator takes a "how-to" approach to teaching problem-solving skills
Children's expressions inspire illustrator Susan Avishai

Teaching children problem-solving strategies

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About the Author
Elizabeth Crary, M.S.

Elizabeth Crary

Elizabeth Crary, a parent educator for more that 25 years and the mother of two grown children, is the author of such well-respected books as Without Spanking or Spoiling: A Practical Approach to Toddler and Preschool Guidance, Love & Limits: Guidance Tools for Creative Parenting, and Pick Up Your Socks . . . and Other Skills Growing Children Need! She has also created children's books to help kids of all ages develop social skills and handle their emotions.

She teaches parenting with North Seattle Community College and independently. She is a frequently requested speaker for parenting and professional groups across the United States and Canada. She has a gift for presenting solid, practical information in an enjoyable way.

A theme running through all her work is "the more ways a person has to handle a problem, the more likely they will find something that will work well for all involved" whether that person is a grownup or a child. This philosophy is evident in her new series "Kids Can Choose." In these choose-your-own-ending books she offers children a variety of ways to handle some common childhood frustrations.