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Sign Me Up!

The Parents' Complete Guide to Sports, Activities, Music Lessons, Dance Classes, and Other Extracurriculars

About The Book

The Ultimate Parents' Guide to Making Sense of Activity Mania
Acclaimed parenting author Stacy M. DeBroff offers practical advice on dealing with the stressful phenomenon of extracurricular activity overload, helping you figure out:

  • What kinds of activities best suit your child's personality
  • What the best age is to start your
  • child in an activity
  • What the hidden costs and time commitments for each activity are
  • How to deal with a bad sport, quitter, or superstar
  • How many activities your child can really handle

A detailed breakdown of extracurricular activities from sports to music to troops and groups, itemizing the cost, equipment, time commitment, and opportunities for competition or performance, Sign Me Up! features personalized stories and tips from teachers, coaches, and parents from the community. Comprehensive, concise, and user-friendly, Sign Me Up! is an indispensable reference you can turn to again and again.

About The Author

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A dynamic national speaker, consultant, corporate spokesperson, and writer, Stacy DeBroff is President and founder of Mom Central, Inc., a company devoted to providing pragmatic tips and advice to strengthen busy families and enhance the home environment. Stacy is the author of The Mom Book: 4,278 Tips for MomsSign Me Up! The Parent’s Complete Guide to Sports, Activities, and Extracurriculars, and Mom Central: The Ultimate Family Organizer.

Stacy is a renowned parenting guru and has shared her advice on New England Cable News as their in-house expert, producing her own live weekly segment. She has appeared on network television including NBC’s Today Show and the CBS Early Show. She has been a guest on over 500 radio shows, including Daybreak USA and Dateline Washington. Stacy is regularly quoted in such publications as USA TodayNew York TimesWashington PostParentingGood Housekeeping, and Woman’s Day. She also emails a monthly newsletter to more than 15,000 moms around the world.

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Raves and Reviews

Mimi Doe author of Busy but Balanced and founder of In this frenetic day and age when most parents don't have time to brush their teeth, let alone figure out the best sports and activities for their kids, Stacy DeBroff is a parent's dream. Accessible, savvy, and concise, Sign Me Up! is one of the best tools out there for helping familes to create busy but balanced lives.

Brad Sachs, Ph.D. author of The Good Enough Child: How to Have an Imperfect Family and Be Perfectly Satisfied In this thorough, well-organized, and highly readable book, parents can learn how to create meaningful balance in their children's lives. Stacy DeBroff guides parents through the maze of extracurricular programs, provides them with solutions to predictable problems and dilemmas, and helps them establish reasonable expectations. Sign Me Up! is a comprehensive reference that every family will find to be relevant, reassuring, and immensely valuable.

Andrée Aelion Brooks author of the award-winning book Children of Fast Track Parents An indispensable guide for today's busy parents eager to understand the pros and cons of the profusion of extracurricular activities that are overwhelming our children's lives.

Kathy Peel author of The Family Manager Takes Charge: Getting on the Fast Track to a Happy, Organized Home Full of hands-on, practical tips, this book helps parents discover which activities are in harmony with their child's unique personality and talents. A wonderful resource that helps reduce fretting and frustration in every family.

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