Young Siblings, New Book “How to Deal With Kids”

Young Siblings, New Book “How to Deal With Kids”

9-YEAR-OLD AND 6-YEAR-OLD BROTHERS RELEASE A NON-FICTION PARENTING BOOK ENTITLED “HOW TO DEAL WITH KIDS: A GUIDE FOR ADULTS BY A KID”

Jojo and Miles Yawson, authors of How to Deal With Kids

“How should we deal with kids?” It is the million-dollar question that many parents, teachers, and other adults are asking. For generations and generations, we have had books that have attempted to help answer this baffling question. Titles include Dr. Spock’s Baby and Child CareThe Conscious Parent, 1-2-3 Magic, and many more. But what has been glaringly absent from this literary dialogue is a child’s perspective.

Child author and kidpreneur Jojo Yawson is seeking to change this situation. At the age of six, he wrote his guidebook for adults who interact with children. He cleverly titled it How to Deal With Kids. The charming book contains ten tips for dealing with a multitude of issues, including time-outs, recreation, lectures, and more. Unlike many authors, Jojo did not have to engage in a long search for a publisher. His mother, Ama Yawson, has a publishing and training and development company called Milestales. Through her company, she and other professionals teach storytelling in schools and publish anthologies of students’ stories. However, Jojo had to advocate for over two years to get his project in the pipeline. His mother was busy working on other books and projects.

“I loved Jojo’s book, and I was committed to publishing it at some point. But, I was super busy on other projects. It was not until I decided to homeschool Jojo and his little brother Miles that I made the publication of the book a top priority. His book would become part of our homeschool curriculum. Through publishing it, my children are learning one of the most important educational lessons of all; they can actualize their ideas, become creative entrepreneurs, and have an impact on the world.”

Ama Yawson

Jojo’s little brother, Miles Yawson, wanted to support his brother’s literary ambition by illustrating the book. Miles drew the original sketches that illustrator and graphic designer Boris Cvekic used to create the final images in the book.

“Illustrating the book was so much fun! The ideas for the illustrations just came easily to my mind,” says Miles Yawson.

Jojo is very proud of his achievement.

“I hope that parents will read the book and learn how to treat kids better. Most adults mean well, but sometimes they treat children terribly without even knowing it,” says Jojo.

The book provides many vast talking points that should open up a dialogue for parents and kids so that parenting and education process can be more collaborative.

For more information and/or to purchase the book, visit Amazon.com

For more information about Milestales Publishing and Education Consulting, go to www.milestales.com

5th Annual Kidpreneur Expo to Feature Big Prizes and Kheris Rogers, founder of “Flexin’ in My Complexion”

5th Annual Kidpreneur Expo to Feature Big Prizes and Kheris Rogers, founder of “Flexin’ in My Complexion”

On Saturday, November 17 from 9:30 AM – 2 PM, Capital One and  St. Philip’s School and Community Center will present the 5th Annual Kidpreneur Expo and they are doing it big this year! This unique event – offered FREE TO THE PUBLIC – was initiated five years ago to provide a platform and support for budding young entrepreneurs, ages 6 – 16. Over the years, it has blossomed into a dynamic annual event that is helping to produce successful kidpreneurs in the D/FW area.

Pre-teen Kheris Rogers, founder of the “Flexin’ in My Complexion” brand, will serve as the keynote speaker and one of the celebrity judges for the popular KID TANK session where up to 20 kidpreneurs will pitch their products and businesses in front of a live audience. The stakes are high this year, as MONETARY PRIZES will be awarded to 1st – 3rd place winners in each age level category – from $250 to $1,000. Additionally, a GRAND PRIZE TRIP to Silicon Valley will be awarded to one lucky kidpreneur and their family! 

The 2018 KID TANK judges are Mark Moussa – Founder and Creative Director at Arteriors, Omar Negrete – Google Engineer, Kheris Rogers – Keynote Speaker, along with returning judges Manas Agarwal – Young Professionals Network, Jared Johnson – Dallas Black Chamber of Commerce, and ShaShank Vinay Kumar – Young Professionals Network.

KID TANK will take place from 9:30 AM – 11:00 AM, followed by Kheris Rogers’ Keynote address and Q&A at 11:30 AM. The Expo will take place from 12 noon – 2 PM with up to 30 booths featuring an array of products and services provided by kidpreneurs – just in time for holiday shopping.  To register your business (only 30 spots available!) and to RSVP for event entry, please visit www.stphilips1600.org/kpe2018.cfm.

About Kheris Rogers:
Kheris Rogers is an entrepreneur, motivational speaker, model, actress, dancer, and designer/CEO of the widely known brand “Flexin’ in My Complexion.” Born in 2006 in Los Angeles, California, Kheris started Flexin’ in My Complexion after years of bullying in school because of her dark skin. She is now partnered with Nike and Lebron James to help promote change, and was named by Lebron James as one of the 16 strongest women that inspired him to create the strongest Nike shoe ever (Lebron XVI), which was launched in September 2018.

About St. Philip’s:
St. Philip’s School & Community Center is a private Christian school in southern Dallas serving 235 students, grades PK2 through Sixth Grade (ages 2 – 12), AND a comprehensive community center, providing numerous athletic, educational and social services to 3,000 children, youth, and adults annually.

About Capital One:
Capital One Financial Corporation, a Fortune 500 financial company headquartered in McLean, Virginia has branches primarily in Texas, New York, Louisiana, Virginia, New Jersey and the District of Columbia. Its subsidiaries include Capital One, N.A., and Capital One Bank (USA), N.A.

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