No Such Thing as a Bad Kid

The original version of this book was one of the books I recommended to all houseparents.  I can only imagine that the revised version is that much better.  I am in the process of reading this version and hope to have a review posted for it very soon. However, based on his previous version and other books, I am fairly certain this book will be more than worth the purchase price.

No Such Thing as a Bad Kid

Understanding and Responding to Kids with Emotional and Behavioral Challenges Using a Positive, Strength-Based Approach 

Revised and Updated Edition

by Charles D. Appelstein, MSW

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Purchase now, and prior to the books release date, and receive a 15% discount, free shipping, signed copies if desired, and reduced rates for quantity discounts.

Bonus:  Order 25 or more and receive a free copy of our “Power of a  Strength-Based Approach” DVD ($195 value)

We anticipate that the book will be available to the public early in September. It is in the final stages of production.

We accept checks, PO orders, and all major credit cards. School districts or state agencies that purchase with a PO will not be required to pay until the books are received.

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Contact Charlie at   or 877 766-4487

A Great Free Scanning App

It is almost everyday that as a Houseparent you need to scan something and now there is finally an option that is free and from what I have been able to tell so far works great.

Adobe has recently released a new app that is available on both iOS and Android devices. It is called Adobe Scan and used in conjunction with the free Adobe Reader app you can create, edit, mark up and sign documents.  The only downside that I can find is that you are limited to storing the documents on Adobe Cloud.  You can’t save them to your OneDrive or Dropbox, but for the price that is a feature I can overlook,

Here is a link for more information about Adobe Scan: