Friday, July 1, 2011

Author Clayton Paul Thomas and his book, “Tantrums, Troubles, and Treasures: A Parent Guide to Parenting in the 21st Century”

Do your kids ever drive you crazy? Do you wish they would have better behavior? Do you want your kids to make better grades in school?

If you answered "yes" to any of these questions, then this is the book you might be looking for!

In this book, author Clayton Paul Thomas, shares with you an insiders point of view on how to work with kids who can be challenging. Thomas has worked with a lot of difficult children for many years. He believes we all can be better parents and I hope this book will help you take the next step.

Clayton Paul Thomas dedicates this book to all parents and teachers who are trying to help their children be the best they can!

Tantrums, Troubles, and Treasures: A Parent's Guide to Parenting in the 21st Century
Written by: Clayton Paul Thomas

ISBN Number: 978-1-257-05609-5
Publication Date: April 2011

Book Blurb:
Tantrums, Troubles, and Treasures is a book meant to help great parents become even better. The book covers a variety of topic such as presence with children, handling arguments in the home, bullying, and reflection. Each chapter starts with a quote that sets the tone and end with a small assignment to reinforce the point of the chapter. By the time the book is finished, the reader will have a lot more tools to use at their discretion in their parenting tool belt.

"This book is intended for anyone who ever wanted a helping hand with raising children. I'll caution you though. There is not one correct way to do this." ~Clayton Paul Thomas 

Stories for Children Publishing will be touring Author Clayton Paul Thomas and his book, “Tantrums, Troubles, and Treasures: A Parent Guide to Parenting in the 21st Century” all month long in July 2011. 

Clayton Paul Thomas has worked with kids for about 16 years from three different settings. The first was at St. Joseph Children’s Home. This was a place abused kids went after being permanently separated from their parents. Most of his parenting skills were developed here. The kids Clayton worked with ranged from ages 3 to 15.

Afterwards, Clayton became an elementary public school teacher. He taught for 7 1/2 years from 1st through 4th grade. Finally, Clayton has two boys (Cameron age 7 and Luke age 3). He has been married for 9 years to his beautiful wife Lauren. Though his parenting skills were learned at St. Joseph, his wife’s has been the inspiration to writing Tantrums, Troubles, and Treasures: A Parent Guide to Parenting in the 21st Century” and sharing insights with all of you. To her, Clayton is eternally thankful.

You can find out more about Clayton Paul Thomas’s World of Ink Author/Book Tour schedule at There will be giveaways, reviews, interviews, guest posts and more. Make sure to stop by and interact with Clayton Paul Thomas and the hosts at the different stops by leaving comments and/or questions. Clayton Paul Thomas will be checking in throughout the tour and is offering an additional giveaway for those who leave comments throughout the tour.

In addition, come listen to Blog Talk Radio’s World of Ink Network show: Stories for Children at The hosts VS Grenier, Kris Quinn Chirstopherson and Irene Roth will be chatting with Clayton about his book, parenting tips, writing, the publishing industry and experiences with virtual tours. Clayton will also be sharing writing tips and trials, and tribulations of the writer’s life.

The show will be live July 4, 2011 at 2pm EST (1pm Central, 12pm MST, and 11am PST). You can tune in at the World of Ink Network site at You can listen/call in at (714) 242-5259. (Note: if you can’t make the show, you can listen on demand at the same link.)

To learn more about the World of Ink Tours visit Stories for Children Publishing at:

Book Giveaway Rules:
One entry for each comment left per author virtual blog tour stop. (Must leave a real comment about the author, tour or book. Saying “this is cool” or “I love your book” will not count.) Make sure to include your safe email so we can contact you if you are the winner. Example: vsgrenier AT storiesforchildrenpublishing DOT com.

        Ask a question – get a bonus entry per author virtual blog tour stop.

Book Giveaway ends July 31, 2011

~World of Ink Schedule for Clayton Thomas~

July 4th
BTR’s World of Ink Network show: Stories for Children
Live Radio Interview at 11am MST (10am PST, Noon Central and 1pm EST)
or call in to listen or ask questions (714) 242-5259.
You can also listen on demand after the show airs!

July 5th
The World of Ink Network Blog – Author Spotlight

July 6th
MomnBaby Network – Book Spotlight & Giveaway

July 7th
Home School Blogger – Book Review

July 8th
Families Matter Blog – Book Review


  1. This can be the best gift which I can gift to my brother. He is gonna have a little baby within a month.

  2. What a great book Clayton has. It will help all parents become better parents.

  3. Hi everyone! I wanted to stop by and thank Virgina for all the work she has done to promote Tantrums, Troubles, and Treasures. I'll check back in periodically to answer questions. Until then, have a wonderful 4th of July weekend!!!


  4. Thanks everyone for stopping by and Clayton, I'm excited about hosting you and your book this month. I really love it.

  5. This sounds like a great book for parents. Thanks for sharing about it.