In this conversation with Vicki Hoefle, founder of Parenting On Track™ we speak with Heather Shumaker, Author of Its Ok Not to Share and Other Renegade Rules for Raising Competent and Compassionate Kids about her new book.

Heather Shumaker is a journalist who’s been writing professionally since 1996 for radio, print and online magazines. Her publications include Organic Gardening, Parenting, Pregnancy, Swarthmore College Bulletin, Traverse, Wisconsin Natural Resources and others. She was a radio script writer for Earthwatch Radio, a nationally syndicated program which also aired internationally on Voice of America.

As a mother, author and speaker, Heather has expertise and passion for the early childhood years, ages two to six. For more about Heather visit or

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