Smile & Succeed for Teens is the winner of the prestigious Mom’s Choice Gold Award honoring excellence in family friendly products, the IPPY Gold Award recognizing excellence, and the Teachers's Choice Award for the Classroom. Building social skills in teens is the basis of this award winning book.
The Mom’s Choice Awards® (MCA) evaluates products and services created for parents and educators and is globally recognized for establishing the benchmark of excellence in family-friendly media, products and services.
A Mark Of Distinction / A Trusted Resource
Using a rigorous evaluation process, entries are scored on a number of elements including production quality, design, educational value, entertainment value, originality, appeal and cost. Around the world, parents, educators, retailers and members of the media trust the MCA Honoring Excellence sealwhen selecting quality products and services for families and children.
Esteemed Panel Of Judges
An esteemed panel of judges includes education, media and other experts as well as parents, children, librarians, performing artists, producers, medical and business professionals, authors, scientists and others. A sampling of the panel members includes: Dr. Twila C. Liggett, ten-time Emmy-winner, professor and founder of PBS’s Reading Rainbow; Julie Aigner-Clark, Creator of Baby Einstein and The Safe Side Project; Jodee Blanco, New York Times best-selling Author and; LeAnn Thieman, motivational speaker and coauthor of seven Chicken Soup For The Soul books.
The Evaluation Process
The MCA judges are bound by a strict code of ethics which ensures expert and objective analysis free from any manufacturer association. The evaluation process uses a proprietary methodology in which entries are scored on a number of elements including production quality, design, educational value, entertainment value, originality, appeal and cost. Each entry is judged on its own merit. Judges are especially interested in products that help families grow emotionally, physically and spiritually; are morally sound and promote good will; and are inspirational and uplifting.
Once the evaluations are complete, all products submitted for consideration are donated to schools, libraries, hospitals and charities.
Building Social Skills in Teens
Building social skills in teens is the key benefit that Smile & Succeed for Teens provides to young people. These awards are a testament to the hard working teens, moms, grandmas and teachers who so generously provided insight for the book.