Ann Bennett - Boltinghouse
Ann Bennett-Boltinghouse, speaker, former elementary teacher, and
author of YolandaBaby, “A Pooch Finds Her Purpose” says,
“Open communication between children and parents/grandparents
about feelings is essential to developing confidence and self-esteem
in young children.”
have Jo Ann speak to your group or organization?
* Educate parents, teachers and other professionals
* Motivate your audience to action
* Cause behavior change in families and classrooms
and Workshop Topics:
Opportunities for Classrooms or Children’s Groups:
* Reading to kids (grades K-3)
* Young Writer’s Workshop (grades 4-6)
* Library Reading Appearances
Opportunities for Adult Groups and organizations:
* Parent and Service Clubs: “A Twelve Step Program for
Growing Great Kids”
* Teacher and other Educational Groups: “Changing the
World—One Student At A Time”
* Corporate and Business Organizations: “Goals, Motivation
and Accomplishment—Why and How Do I Do It?”
With Jo Ann’s passion for building families, helping children
have a feeling of positive self-esteem, and her background in
education, she will move your audience to make the changes they
deem necessary for their growth.
A Self-Esteem Advocate, Jo Ann’s mission in life is “to
help people be better at what they do, no matter what that may
be.” Se is an educator, trainer, speaker and a grandmother.
She resides in Iowa with her husband, Earl and YolandaBaby. When
Jo Ann isn’t teaching or writing, she can be found curled
up with a great book and a bowl of popcorn, enjoying world-wide
travel with family and friends or creating new ideas for interacting
with her grandchildren.
Professionals Are Saying...
“YolandaBaby is the fun, whimsical tale of a greyhound
(dog) whose experiences are those any child can identify with.
This book is a wonderful asset to my therapy practice, as it identifies
feelings of low self-esteem, the experience of bullying, and identity
-Lisa A. Pattison, PhD., Licensed Clinical Psychologist NE
“In this story Jo Ann shares with her readers the lesson
that in the race for success, only our own negative self-image
can defeat us. The most important thing you can do for your children
or grandchildren is to offer them stability, guidance, and support
while they explore and learn to realize the unique potential self
which is unfolding within them.”
-Lou and Diane Tice, authors and business coaches, The Pacific
Institute, Seattle, WA
This book is a “must read” for children
of all ages. They identify feelings of:
These feelings are reflected in background colors that change as
YolandaBaby’s happiness grows.