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I Just Don't Get My Parents' Rules! transports parents and children into the world of parents' rules. This book is written for parents who understand the importance of setting rules at home and who are looking for an imaginative, enjoyable way to explain this topic to their child. Readers take a journey with a boy as he explores his feelings about his parents' rules. Along the way, he imagines life without those horrible rules. Although he is momentarily caught up in the euphoria and amusement of the possibilities, he soon realizes that a house without rules might not be as fantastic as he imagined. The boy acknowledges his anger at the rules and shares fun, practical, and effective strategies for managing his feelings. I Just Don't Get My Parents' Rules! is a valuable resource for parents and their children as well as for nannies, grandparents, teachers, and any other caregiver who wants to encourage the emotional growth of a child.
Dr. Kimberly Lemke is a licensed child, adolescent & adult clinical psychologist in private practice. In addition to the clinical specialties listed under the 'services' tab, she has expertise with a wide range of diagnoses and specializes in anxiety, depression, OCD, behavior change and parenting issues. Dr. Lemke is also trained in CBT-I (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia). She empowers clients by utilizing research based methods that lead to positive change, and allow people to function at their highest potentials.
Dr. Lemke earned her master’s and doctorate degrees in clinical psychology from the Illinois School of Professional Psychology/Argosy University, Chicago Campus, in 2004. She has worked in multiple settings, including several hospitals, outpatient centers, private practices, and she was the director of a school for children with behavioral and emotional disorders. Dr. Lemke is also the author of the charming and treasured children's book, "I Just Don't Get My Parents' Rules!"
Dr. Lemke was appointed and still serves in the esteemed position as the Chair of Continuing Education for the Illinois Psychological Association. She was also appointed to the mental health board for a local township where she served as Secretary of The Mental Health Board and President of the Planning Committee for the Mental Health Board. She has written and delivered many professional workshops and is noted as a dynamic public speaker. She has been quoted in numerous articles and has conducted multiple TV, radio and other media interviews. Dr. Lemke is often used as a consultant for organizations, corporations and schools when a solution is needed to resolve an issue or to help an organization improve an aspect of their environment that might be impacting production or morale.
Dr. Lemke has engaged in multiple volunteer activities, including her present position as a member of the Disaster Action Team and The Mental Health Disaster Team for The American Red Cross. She taught psychology at a local college and consults with area hospitals on mental health issues. Dr. Lemke is a consultant for postpartum depression groups and offers the concepts in “I Just Don’t Get My Parents’ Rules!” to decrease parents’ anxiety about parenting and setting rules as well as running parenting workshops and trainings. She is passionate about educating others on a wide array of psychological topics.
Dr. Lemke wrote and developed Watch O.U.T for Bullying, a school-based violence prevention/intervention program focused on decreasing bullying and teasing in schools. Her program was implemented in grades K–8 at a Chicago public school. In addition, she coauthored T.H.I.N.K. Bully Proof as a training protocol for organizational and workplace issues and bullying