A Registered Nurse, Leading Authority on Life Skills and Parenting, Award-winning Author, and Speaker living in Estero, Florida. I have an AS Degree in Business Data Processing/Computer Programming;a BS Degree in Nursing' and certification as a Legal Nurse Consultant. I have worked my way through the different areas of nursing including Medical/Surgical, Pediatrics, Oncology, Recruitment, and Nursing Informatics. Owner of Open Pages Publishing, LLC. I have been previously published in both Poetry Books and a Nursing Journal. My books include "Useful Information for Everyday Living" (October 2010);"The 4-1-1 on Life Skills" (June 2011); and "The 4-1-1 on Step Parenting (October 2011). "The 4-1-1 on Surviving Teenhood" (October 2012); "Parenting with an Edge" (May 2013); "Teen Success" (June 2013); "Ace Your Life" (June 2014); "Aaron's Special Family" (September 2014); "Aaron Bug" (October 2014); 'Building Leadership through Self-Insight' (October 2015); "Parenting Plan" (November 2015); "The 4-1-1 on Reinventing You" (August 2016); and "Teens Dodging "Bullets"" (June 2018). Michele is also a Life Transformation Specialist and the owner of Take Action with Michele (Michele Anita Sfakianos, LLC) at www.takeactionwithmichele.com.
Who are your favorite authors?
David Baldacci and John Maxwell.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
I had been searching for my passion for years and finally found it in writing, speaking and coaching. I look forward to getting up each day to add value to others. I want to help others reach their full potential through my books, programs and coaching.
When I say the word teenager what comes to mind? If you are like most people, the words rebellion, trouble, unsupervised, and stubborn come to mind. Dodging “bullets” used to mean he/she got a “D” instead of an “F.” Or, a teen who thought she was pregnant and wasn’t. Now it means so much more. It’s time for parents to take back control and equip teens to deal with the situations of today.
There is a lot of chatter today about reinventing yourself, especially after 50. There’s no “magical” age when you find yourself in a difficult situation, whether it be a divorce, death of a loved one, or a job loss, and have to make some tough decisions.
Whether you pretend to be a bug, a tiger, or a pirate, make-believe is critical to your child’s development. Have fun pretending with Aaron Bug. See what other “bugs” your child can come up with. Encourage imagination!
Whether you are moving out for the first time; or going it alone due to divorce or death of a loved one; or starting a family of your own, this information is for you. Pertinent life skills needed for every day living.
A book for Parents and Teens to navigate the issues our teens face. Teens today are faced with drugs, teen pregnancy, texting/sexting, alcohol, peer pressure, bullying, and other dangers. We all know teens will experiment despite our actions to prevent it, but at least we can be comfortable knowing we informed them of the dangers, and hope the knowledge of those dangers outweigh their curiosity.