I Just Don't Get My Parents' Rules

by Dr. Kimberly Ann Lemke



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 4/9/2013

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 8.5x8.5
Page Count : 36
ISBN : 9781481732963
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 36
ISBN : 9781481732970

About the Book

I Just Don’t Get My Parents’ Rules! transports parents and children into the world of parents’ rules. This book is written for parents who understand the importance of setting rules at home and who are looking for an imaginative, enjoyable way to explain this topic to their child. Readers take a journey with a boy as he explores his feelings about his parents’ rules. Along the way, he imagines life without those horrible rules. Although he is momentarily caught up in the euphoria and amusement of the possibilities, he soon realizes that a house without rules might not be as fantastic as he imagined. The boy acknowledges his anger at the rules and shares fun, practical, and effective strategies for managing his feelings. I Just Don’t Get My Parents’ Rules! is a valuable resource for parents and their children as well as for nannies, grandparents, teachers, and any other caregiver who wants to encourage the emotional growth of a child.

About the Author

Dr. Kimberly Ann Lemke is a licensed child and adolescent clinical psychologist in private practice. With expertise in working with children, adolescents, adults, and families, she specializes in parenting issues and runs parenting workshops and trainings. Dr. Lemke earned her master’s and doctorate degrees in clinical psychology from the Illinois School of Professional Psychology/Argosy University, Chicago Campus, in 2004. She has worked in multiple hospital settings and was the director of a school for children with behavioral and emotional issues for several years. She consults with schools and is passionate about educating others on the social and emotional needs of children. Dr. Lemke was appointed to the mental health board for a local township to help educate and be a resource for others. She taught psychology at a local college and consults with area hospitals on mental health issues. She has written and delivered many professional workshops and presentations and has engaged in multiple volunteer activities. Dr. Lemke is a consultant for postpartum depression groups and offers the concepts in I Just Don’t Get My Parents’ Rules! to decrease parents’ anxiety about parenting and setting rules.

Dr. Lemke wrote and developed Watch O.U.T for Bullying, a school-based violence prevention/intervention program focused on decreasing bullying and teasing in schools. Her program was implemented in grades K–8 at a Chicago public school. In addition, she coauthored T.H.I.N.K. Bully Proof as a training protocol for organizational and workplace bullying.
Dr. Lemke is a native of the Chicagoland area and still resides in the suburbs. She grew up in a loving family with supportive, compassionate parents. She adores her friends and feels blessed to have married her extraordinary husband and life’s soul mate. Dr. Lemke strives to be a wonderful example of love and kindness for their precious twins. She utilizes the concepts in her book in her own family as well as with her clients. She believes that every person—whether a child, adolescent, or adult—deserves a life filled with happiness, laughter, and peace. Dr. Lemke is grateful every day for the multitude of blessings that God has placed in her life.