ATLANTA, Aug. 27, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- As the mother of four children, Atlanta-based author Marci Fair has been dealing with "back-to-school" issues for 16 years. In doing so, she has learned the importance of choosing which battles to take on and which ones to leave alone.
Coauthor of an award-winning series of books with her 11-year-old daughter, Elle, Fair knows that making the switch from summer to school can be different for each child within a family. Some handle it better than others.
"I will never forget the year my second child decided she would wear her dress backwards to school every day, insisting she had put it on correctly. I had to decide whether or not to fight that battle with that little person and I decided not to."
Fair's daughter wore her dress backwards for nearly three months and in turn Fair received strange looks and comments from other parents. Then one day her daughter came down the stairs wearing her dress correctly; problem solved. Fair says, "Today that child who could have become quite a rebel, has turned into an amazing, responsible young woman who earned a full ride scholarship to college and has chosen to serve our country in the military. Sometimes the most important battles you go through are the ones you choose not to fight."
In their new book, Ellie Goes Back to School, which comes out in September, Marci and Elle wanted to relieve children of some of the fears about school by taking readers through some school experiences, sharing the fun, humor and learning adventures they can have along the way.
About Marci Fair
Marci Fair and her daughter Elle are the award-winning authors of the children's book series "The Amazing Adventures of Ellie the Elephant." Fair is a realtor whose Atlanta-based nonprofit Kares 4 Kids—in conjunction with Keller Williams Realty Atlanta Partners—does many things to serve their communities. Recently they began donating buddy benches to more than a dozen local school playgrounds. The benches provide a safe spot for children to go to when they are lonely and seeking playmates. Kares 4 Kids was established in 2005 to positively impact the lives of children in need; to date it has provided services to more than 20,000 children. Visit Kares4Kids.com for more information.
To contact Marci Fair, Email or phone 678-310-4543.
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