Heart & Mind: Resident Expert

Vicky Lansky

Vicki Lansky's practical, common sense approach to parenting and household management is familiar to thousands throughout the world. 

Lansky is best known for her books, FEED ME I'M YOURS, GAMES BABIES PLAY and BAKING SODA: Over 500 Fabulous, Fun and Frugal Uses.

According to one parenting newspaper, "If you have young children and you don't use Vicki Lansky's books as a reference, you are working too hard!"

Vicki Lansky's Divorce Book for Parents: Helping Children Cope with Divorce and Its Aftermath received a Parent's Choice Book award and is lauded by therapists, judges and attorneys.  A New York Times review said "It's the one to read through your fears and tears."

This book contains the information she looked for but couldn't find while going through her own divorce when her children were nine and twelve years old. She offers a wide variety of sound information from "breaking-the-news" to dealing with custody issues.

Her children's companion book , It's Not Your Fault, KoKo Bear - also available in Spanish - is perfect for kids 3-7 coping with divorce."  There is also a KoKo Bear 'worry doll' for kids.

KoKo is a unisex bear who learns what divorce means. The book honestly deals with sadness and what it means to live in a family apart but ends on a hopeful note. The messages are conveyed with warmth and a bit of humor. Each page contains practical tips for parents to help them make the divorce transition easier. This books is written for children whose parents both intend to stay involved in parenting after divorce.

Single copies of these books can be purchased by calling 1-800-255-3379 or going to Amazon.com. Lawyers, mediators or counselors who are interested in using either of these books as a handout should call 1-800-255-3379 for discount information.

When Vicki is not traveling, she can be found in her Book Peddlers office in Minnetonka, MN or New York City, or in her home and garden in Deephaven, MN. Vicki takes great pride in her children. Her married son, Douglas, 32, is a travel writer and speaker, her daughter-in-law, Signe, a medical doctor, and their daughter, Sienna is her favorite (and only) grandchild. They currently live in Stockholm, Sweden. Her daughter, Dana, 29, is a Harvard law school graduate.

If you wish to write to  Vicky Lansky, she will do her best to respond in a timely fashion but she's often out of town (sometimes for business and sometimes for her kids as they are doing fun things far away,) and sometimes she's just behind in her paperwork -- be it be it hard copy or electronic.

You can e-mail Vicki Lansky at: DearVicki@aol.com 

Or you can contact her at:
15245 Minnetonka Blvd.
Minnetonka, MN 55345
Phone: 952-912-0036
Fax: 952-912-0105
Web Site: PracticalParenting.com

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