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Parenting: Honorable Mention in DIY Book Awards

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Coaching Parent Coaching Child book used to be called…. Engaging The Textured Parent! Within, Karrie Ross, is an Award-Winning Finalist in the Non-Fiction category of the DIY Book Festival 2008 Awards”

LOS ANGELES (December 26, 2008) _ The 2008 DIY Book Festival has chosen the winners.


WINNER: Maggots In My Sweet Potatoes: Women Doing Time – Susan Madden Lankford


World Slavery: The Bigger Picture – Robert Soper
DIY: The Rise of Lo-Fi Culture – Amy Spencer


  • How To Have Fun and Not Die – Eddie Einbinder
  • Unlocking The Mystery of Skin Color – Thienna Ho, Ph.D
  • Secrets From The Sofa – Dr. Kenneth Herman
  • Sleep, Interrupted – Steven Park
  • Doggy on Deck: Life at Sea With a Salty Dog – Jessica H. Stone
  • World Voyagers – Shelton & Wood
  • Los Angeles Attractions – Borislav Stanic
  • Adventure in Boreno – Jolan Durrah
  • Searching For A Clean Bill of Health – Susan L. Jamieson
  • Make A Joyful Noise – Chariss K. Walker
  • Stop The Stress Habit – Dr. Leslie Torburn
  • Pressure Cooker Confidence – Lt. Colonel Kevin J. Sweeney, USAF (ret)
  • Engaging The Textured Parent –  Karrie Ross HONORABLE MENTION:
  • Feather River Country Adventure Trails – Tom DeMund
  • A Peace of My Mind – Diane M. Berry/Terry J. Berry
  • White Lies Dark Truth – Mony Singh


Parenting: Finalist in The National Best Books 2008 Awards

Coaching Parent Coaching Child (previously titled: Engaging The Textured Parent!)  is an Award-Winning Finalist in the Parenting category of the National Best Books 2008 Awards, sponsored by USA Book News”

This title will be listed live on USABookNews.com for an additional six (6) months. Kareen “Karrie” Ross is available for radio interviews. Please contact us for interview topics and questions at the contact page listed above. There were a total of 40 entries to this category.

A complete list of winners and finalists in each category can be found at: http://www.americanbookfest.com/aboutuscontactus/bbaawardarchive.html

NOTE: the book title has CHANGED from  Engaging the Textured Parent Within by Kareen Ross

Check out THE BOOK page in the top menu for more information about purchasing this book.

Remember, Parenting begins from the inside out!

Karrie Ross


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Parenting Tip: Helping your child become more Observant

We teach children how to see, to observe, to watch, all the time. Then somewhere in this process, learning gets lost and left at whatever place they stopped with learning colors or putting names to items. Identification leads to an awareness of observation, a “what to think about” when making choices, which toy to play with or crayon to color with.

When children learn how to consciously observe the world around them, they will always have something to do… Be watching! This can show up in activities such as watching clouds, listening to sounds outside, watching how a car is fixed or a cake is baked and the watching will be especially absorbed when they get to help.

When the thoughts and actions that we take for granted are brought in to our awareness with a why question, they take on a new form, a texture, and become a substance that is observable and therefore moveable!

And you thought you’d had enough of why questions from your two-year-old! Just wait until you reacquaint your self with the magic of Why.

Remember, parenting begins from the inside out… and getting to know your energy begins now!

Karrie Ross

Parenting Tip: How do we “get” Parenting? What’s its URL & keyword?

No, parenting isn’t a flu, or something we buy at the store. It also doesn’t have a bunch of salespeople who knock on our door at dinner time AND there is no renewable license! So what is the how and what of parenting?

My coaching is about energy, so lets start there as a how…yes, stretch your mind into this… it will be fun. For the purpose of this conversation, lets imagine parenting being attention. Oooooh sounds good doesn’t it?

If the saying “energy flows where our attention goes” can be considered correct, then when we place our attention on the action of parenting, we are creating the energy, passion, Continue reading