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The 4-1-1 on Life Skills: Essential Tips on: Home & Money Management; Personal Care & Safety; and More! Paperback – June 16, 2011
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A South Florida "Life Skills expert and mother" offers her definitive survival guide for those preparing to leave the nest.
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MICHELE SFAKIANOS is a wife, mother and grandmother living in Fort Myers, Florida. In 1982, she received her AS Degree in Business Data Processing/Computer Programming. In 1993, she received her Associate in Science degree in Nursing from St. Petersburg Junior College, graduating with Honors. In 1999, Michele received her Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from Florida International University, graduating with High Honors. She has worked her way through the different areas of nursing including Medical/Surgical, Pediatrics, Oncology, Recruitment, and Nursing Informatics. In 2009, she received her Real Estate Sales Associate license. Michele has been previously published in both Poetry Books and a Nursing Journal. She is well respected in her areas of expertise. Her latest book, The 4-1-1 on Step Parenting, was released October 2011.
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The 4-1-1 on Life Skills is broken out into 26 chapters starting with Cleaning Supplies: A Basic List and ending with Boomerang Kids. There is even a chapter on making funeral arrangements!
My favorite chapter was Disaster Preparedness. Growing up in California and living in Washington means being ready for earthquakes. We keep emergency supplies on hand at home, but always worry that our kids living in their own apartments might not have what they need. The Disaster Preparedness chapter lists types of disasters and `what-to-do' advice for several common ones such as earthquakes, floods and tornadoes. The importance of having a plan is discussed and a comprehensive emergency supply list is included. Reading this chapter reminded me of several items we still needed in our emergency kit and gave me a good framework to discuss disaster preparedness with my kids.
For young adults just starting out in their first job, the Finances chapter is a must read. Banking, credit scores, retirement accounts and the all important credit score are explained. And once the kids are ready to move out there is a chapter on Buying a Home/Renting an Apartment including how to manage a move.
We will be attending a college graduation party in a couple of weeks and I have already bought a copy of The 4-1-1 on Life Skills for our young friend who will be striking out on his own. Give it as a gift to a graduating senior or your own child and help launch them into the world with lots of good information.
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