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Parent at the Helm’s September 2011 Book Giveaway!

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First, happy, hearty congratulations to Carol A! She is the lucky gal who won our September, 2011 Book Giveaway, the updated hardcover edition of Don’t Know Much about History by Kenneth Davis. We’ll make arrangements for Carol to receive her book as soon as possible from the publisher. Congrats, Carol!

Many thanks to everyone who entered the giveaway! Please don’t be disappointed that you didn’t win because you now have another chance for a great book in Parent at the Helm’s September, 2011 Book Giveaway!

For September, 2011, we’ve got another book for you and the kiddos to enjoy together. Author Alisa Weinstein explains: “Putting this project together was right up my alley: 16 years’ experience as an Advertising Copywriter taught me how to translate client-speak into language that, well, anyone could understand. As you’d imagine, transforming the Earn My Keep Experts’ real-life experiences into kid-friendly tasks suited me just fine. And for everything that fell beyond my realm of professional and personal experience, I was only too happy to lean (incredibly heavily) on the expertise, passion and generosity of an entire city of folks, all thanked in Earn It, Learn It.”


Earn It, Learn It

by Alisa T. Weinstein


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About the Book

Allowance that's anything but a chore

Instead, let’s put four-to-twelve-year-olds in some real-people shoes. As Paleontologists. Astronomers. And Investigators! Because when our little ones become real professionals, they’re exposed to benefits far beyond traditional allowance programs: promotion of a lifelong love of learning, seamless incorporation of subjects like science and art, even quality family time (to name just a few).

The end result is a better, more concrete understanding of how the real world works—an effective tool in battling the oh-so-popular “But I waaaaant it!”

Here’s how it works: you and your child select one of 50 amazing careers, then a kid-friendly task from the career’s profile. Your kid completes the task within an agreed-upon amount of time and ta-da! Allowance is earned. It’s simple, cheap, quick, authentic—and fun!

Parents say:

“Earn My Keep is not only effective, it’s creative, fun, and easy too!”

“I couldn’t believe how my child took to this. It boosts his self-confidence and gets the whole family involved.”

“…it couples responsibility and accountability with discovery and experiences, just like a real career.”

Don’t wait! Register to win today!

Contest Details

CONTEST DEADLINE: September 30, 2011; 11:59PM (EDT)



HOW TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS CONTEST: To enter, please “like” Parent at the Helm on Facebook, follow parentatthehelm on Twitter, subscribe to our irregular newsletter with the link near the top of the page (this gets you a little something extra each month!), or sign up for e-mail or RSS feeds (on the left side of the homepage). Then, submit a comment on the PARENT AT THE HELM September Book Giveaway blog article which you can always reach by clicking on the book title at the top of the page. In your comment, please let us know which of the above steps you took, and anything else you’d like to tell us! If by some chance you had already previously covered all of the above steps, please let us know that in your comment (and accept our deepest thanks! [g])

You are allowed one entry per book, with the exception of BLOGGERS: I know your pain! [g]! Blog about this giveaway, include the link to your post in your comment, and you will receive an extra entry in the contest as a thank you for all of your hard work!

PARENT AT THE HELM is not responsible for errors, omissions, interruptions, deletions, defects in part or whole, delays in operations or transmission, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to or alterations of entry materials, or for any technical or non-technical network, telephonic, electronic, computer, hardware or software malfunctions of any kind, or inaccurate or partial transmission of or failure to receive entry information by PARENT AT THE HELM on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet, at any Web site or at any combination of these.

WINNER SELECTION: The winner shall be selected using’s “Randomizer” on or about the morning of October 1, 2011.

ODDS OF WINNING: You’ve got great odds! Odds are determined by the number of entries received.

OBTAINING YOUR PRIZE: We will contact winner by email only. PARENT AT THE HELM will make a reasonable effort to contact you on the day you are determined as winner, but we are not responsible for misdirected notification because of problems with the e-mail address you provide to us. If we cannot reach you, you may be disqualified, with an alternate winner selected. In addition, a winner who does not comply with the Official Rules will be disqualified and an alternate winner will be selected. Return of any prize or prize notification as “undeliverable” will result in disqualification and an alternate winner will be selected.

CONDITIONS: Your participation binds you to these official rules. By participating, you waive any right to claim ambiguity of said rules. All decisions regarding this contest, including, but not limited to, selecting winners, will be made by PARENT AT THE HELM. That decision is final. As winner you are solely responsible for any applicable federal, state and local taxes.

ANNOUNCING THE PRIZE WINNER: We’ll let you know in a blog post who was the lucky winner after the October 1, 2011, drawing.

Remember, you can’t win the book if you don’t enter the Book Giveaway!

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Reader Feedback

11 Responses to “Parent at the Helm’s September 2011 Book Giveaway!”

  1. michelle cooke says:

    i follow on twitter, like on facebook, and signed up for emails
    mouster71 at gmail dot com

    hopefully i did this right.

  2. caroljalexander says:

    Thanks so much, Linda. I'm thrilled to have won the book on history. My kids will love it!

  3. Desiree Alonso says:

    Hello Linda!! I would looooooove this book for my children. I admit I need a little help in this department. I am already following Parent at the Helm on Facebook, Twitter and I just subscribed. Thanks for all the work you do!


  4. Cheri McElroy says:

    We've been struggling with our kids' allowance and how to make that work. Thanks for all the book giveaways!

  5. Abby says:

    This sounds like a great book for our family. Thank you for the monthly giveaways and for spreading the word about these great books. I follow you on email and read your newsletters regularly. I 'like' you on FB but rarely log onto FB anymore.

  6. keela says:

    Let's see….I'm a fan of your facebook page, I get the newsletter, and I'm subscribed to the RSS feed. (I don't twitter anymore). Looks like an interesting book…

  7. Dawn says:

    I like on Facebook, and am signed up for the email. I love this site and would love to win this book. Thanks!

  8. Dawn Gilcrest says:

    I follow you on Twitter and Facebook, and already get your newsletter and look forward to it each month!! Would love to win this, it is an going struggle at our home as to what and when to do regarding allowance.

  9. Nona R says:

    This sounds like one to pick up.

  10. Melissa says:

    I signed up for the newsletter and LIKE you on FB.

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