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Welcoming your little one into the world can be scary. Get answers to all of your burning questions from the many books that offer advice on parenting. Ask your friends for recommendations or read online reviews to help choose the ones best suited to your situation and parenting style.
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From the authors of international best-selling marriage book The Love Dare comes The Love Dare for Parents, a 40-day journey of ?d...ares? challenging one or both parents to understand, practice, and communicate Christ-like love to their children. Easy to read and work into a busy schedule, The Love Dare for Parents is designed to ?turn the hearts of parents to their children and turn the hearts of children to their parents? (Malachi 4:6) so that moms and dads can more fully enjoy and delight in their children while maximizing the positive impact they have on their lives long term. Each day brings a promising key verse from Scripture, a biblical principle about love that applies to parenting, a specific challenge the parent does for the sake of their child, and space to journal thoughts and reflect on what happened that day. The Love Dare for Parents even includes access to a FREE online parenting assessment, helpfully keyed to select material in the book. Parents, take the dare! Read More

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Right after "Is it a boy or a girl?" and "What s his/her name?," the next question people invariably ask new parents is "Are you g...etting any sleep?" Unfortunately, the answer is usually "Not much." In fact, studies show that approximately 25% of young children experience some type of sleep problem and, as any bleary-eyed parent will attest, it is one of the most difficult challenges of parenting. Drawing on her ten years of experience in the assessment and treatment of common sleep problems in children, Dr. Jodi A. Mindell now provides tips and techniques, the answers to commonly asked questions, and case studies and quotes from parents who have successfully solved their children s sleep problems. Unlike other books on the subject, Dr. Mindell also offers practical tips on bedtime, rather than middle-of-the-night-sleep training, and shows how all members of the family can cope with the stresses associated with teaching a child to sleep. "...a child psychologist explains how parents can teach their baby or toddler to fall asleep and how parents and other members of the family can cope with the stresses a sleepless child can create." Read More

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You ve just had a baby. Everything is perfect. Then the hospital sends you home without an instruction manual?. Baby expert Gina ...Ford comes to the rescue with her newly revised hour-by-hour, week-by-week guide. One of Great Britain s top parenting experts, she draws on more than twenty years of experience researching and studying the natural sleep rhythms and feeding patterns of babies to ease the stresses and worries of new parents. In this new edition, you ll find everything you need to know to get your newborn to sleep through the night. In addition, Ford shares her expertise on feeding schedules, colic, crying, teething, illness, pacifiers, separation anxiety, and setting up the perfect nursery. With this easy-to-follow guide, Ford will have your whole family sleeping through the night happily and peacefully in no time. Read More

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Leading family psychologist and personal therapist to Jaycee Dugard, Rebecca Bailey tells parents how to keep their children safe ...in this accessible, must-have guidebook, with a foreword by Terry Probyn, Jaycee s mother. The acclaimed family psychologist, Dr. Rebecca Bailey, tells parents how to keep their kids, toddlers to teens, safe. Whether their children are six or sixteen, whether they live in a rural town, suburb, or a bustling city, all parents worry about threats from cyber-bullying to exploitation and abduction. What should they tell their children and when? What practical steps can they take to reduce the risks and keep their kids safe? Dr. Rebecca Bailey, with the assistance of her sister and registered nurse, Elizabeth, gives easily understood, easily followed answers. Safe Kids, Smart Parents builds on Dr. Bailey s years of experience as a family psychologist helping real families deal with real situations. From abduction to abuse, Bailey explains how parents can speak to their kids about troubling topics while building their self-esteem and teaching them how to protect themselves. A smart, comprehensive, and easy-to-read resource, Safe Kids, Smart Parents is the most important book a parent can own. Read More

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Bracingly candid, sweetly indignant, and writing with an unchecked sense of entitlement, the Internet s wildly popular Honest Todd...ler delivers a guide to the parenting techniques he deems acceptable (keep the cake coming and the apple juice undiluted). The toddler stage can be a rude awakening for parents, whose sweet infants morph, seemingly overnight, into tyrants ready to turn simple errands into hellish and humiliating experiences. Trying to convince your defiant darling to do something as simple as put on her shoes can feel like going to war. It s not all blood, sweat, and tears, though. Toddlers can be charming little creatures, with their unfettered enthusiasm, wide grins, and ready hugs. In fact, what makes toddlers so fascinating is their unique blend of cute and demonic behavior. A toddler will take your hand and say "I love you," then slap you in the face. Now, The Honest Toddler provides an indispensable guide to parenting that places the toddler s happiness front and center. Who better to instruct parents on the needs of toddlers than a toddler himself? In a voice that is at once inimitable and universal, The Honest Toddler turns his sharp eye to a wide range of subjects, including play date etiquette, meal preparation, healthy sleep habits, and the pernicious influence of self-appointed experts and so-called doctors. The result is a parenting guide like no other, one that will have moms and dads laughing through tears as they recognize their own child in the ongoing shenanigans of one bravely honest toddler. Read More

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In recent years, numerous studies have shown that bright, charming, seemingly confident and socially skilled teenagers from afflue...nt, loving families are experiencing epidemic rates of depression, substance abuse, and anxiety disorders rates higher than in any other socioeconomic group of American adolescents. Materialism, pressure to achieve, perfectionism, and disconnection are combining to create a perfect storm that is devastating children of privilege and their parents alike. In this eye-opening, provocative, and essential book, clinical psychologist Madeline Levine explodes one child-rearing myth after another. With empathy and candor, she identifies toxic cultural influences and well-intentioned, but misguided, parenting practices that are detrimental to a child s healthy self-development. Her thoughtful, practical advice provides solutions that will enable parents to help their emotionally troubled "star" child cultivate an authentic sense of self. Read More

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For more than a decade Letting Go has provided hundreds of thousands of parents with valuable insights, information, comfort, and ...guidance throughout the emotional and social changes of their children s college years from the senior year in high school through college graduation. Based on real-life experience and recommended by colleges and universities around the country, this indispensable book has been updated and revised, offering even more compassionate, practical, and up-to-the-minute information. When should parents encourage independence? When should they intervene? What issues of identity and intimacy await students? What are normal feelings of disorientation and loneliness for students and for parents? What is different about today s college environment? What new concerns about safety, health and wellness, and stress will affect incoming classes? Read More

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Emergencies: when to call your child s physician immediately -what to do in case of burns, bites, stings, poisoning, choking, and... injuries Common Illnesses: -when it s safe to treat your child at home -step-by-step instructions on dealing with fever, infections, allergies, rashes, earaches, croup and other common ailments Behavior Problems: -proven strategies for colic, sleep disturbances, toilet training problems, thumbsucking, and the video game craze -no-nonsense discipline techniques for biting, temper tantrums, sibling fighting, and school refusal Health Promotion: From Birth Through Adolescence: -essential advice on newborn baby care, nutrition, cholesterol testing, immunizations, and sex education -ways of preventing spoiled children, picky eaters, overeating, tooth decay, accidents, and homework problems Read More

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This important and compassionate new book from the creator of the successful God Allows U-Turns series will help parents and grand...parents of the many adult children who continue to make life painful for their loved ones. Writing from firsthand experience, Allison identifies the lies that kept her, and ultimately her son in bondage and how she overcame them. Additional real life stories from other parents are woven through the text. A tough-love book to help readers cope with dysfunctional adult children, Setting Boundaries with Your Adult Children will empower families by offering hope and healing through S.A.N.I.T.Y. a six-step program to help parents regain control in their homes and in their lives. S = STOP Enabling, STOP Blaming Yourself, and STOP the Flow of Money A = Assemble a Support Group N = Nip Excuses in the Bud I = Implement Rules/Boundaries T = Trust Your Instincts Y = Yield Everything to God Foreword by Carol Kent (When I Lay My Isaac Down) Read More

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Parents in our post-modern world tend to be committed to but anxious about their child-rearing responsibilities. They ve tried the... countless parenting books on the market, but many of these are strident, fear-based books that loving parents instinctively reject, while still searching for direction. Now Dr. Tim Kimmel, founder of Family Matters ministries, offers a refreshing new look at parenting. Rejecting rigid rules and checklists that don t work, Dr. Kimmel recommends a parenting style that mirrors God s love, reflects His forgiveness, and displaces fear as a motivator for behavior. As we embrace the grace God offers, we begin to give it-creating a solid foundation for growing morally strong and spiritually motivated children. Releasing in an affordable trade paper edition, this revolutionary book presents a whole new way to nurture a healthy family. Read More

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From distinguished researcher/clinician Russell A. Barkley, this treasured parent resource gives you the science-based information... you need about attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and its treatment. It also presents a proven eight-step behavior management plan specifically designed for 6- to 18-year-olds with ADHD. Offering encouragement, guidance, and loads of practical tips, Dr. Barkley helps you: *Make sense of your child s symptoms. *Get an accurate diagnosis. *Work with school and health care professionals to get needed support. *Learn parenting techniques that promote better behavior. *Strengthen your child s academic and social skills. *Use rewards and incentives effectively. *Restore harmony at home. Updated throughout with current research and resources, the third edition includes the latest facts about medications and about what causes (and doesn t cause) ADHD. See also Dr. Barkley s bestselling Taking Charge of Adult ADHD. Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT) Self-Help Book of Merit Read More

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Today s busier, faster society is waging an undeclared war on childhood. With too much stuff, too many choices, and too little tim...e, children can become anxious, have trouble with friends and school, or even be diagnosed with behavioral problems. Now internationally renowned family consultant Kim John Payne helps parents reclaim for their children the space and freedom that all kids need for their attention to deepen and their individuality to flourish. Simplicity Parenting offers inspiration, ideas, and a blueprint for change: ? Streamline your home environment. Reduce the amount of toys, books, and clutter as well as the lights, sounds, and general sensory overload. ? Establish rhythms and rituals. Discover ways to ease daily tensions, create battle-free mealtimes and bedtimes, and tell if your child is overwhelmed. ? Schedule a break in the schedule. Establish intervals of calm and connection in your child s daily torrent of constant doing. ? Scale back on media and parental involvement. Manage your children s "screen time" to limit the endless deluge of information and stimulation. A manifesto for protecting the grace of childhood, Simplicity Parenting is an eloquent guide to bringing new rhythms to bear on the lifelong art of raising children. Read More

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Over the past thirty-five years, Between Parent and Child has helped millions of parents around the world strengthen their relatio...nships with their children. Written by renowned psychologist Dr. Haim Ginott, this revolutionary book offered a straightforward prescription for empathetic yet disciplined child rearing and introduced new communication techniques that would change the way parents spoke with, and listened to, their children. Dr. Ginott s innovative approach to parenting has influenced an entire generation of experts in the field, and now his methods can work for you, too. In this revised edition, Dr. Alice Ginott, clinical psychologist and wife of the late Haim Ginott, and family relationship specialist Dr. H. Wallace Goddard usher this bestselling classic into the new century while retaining the book s positive message and Haim Ginott s warm, accessible voice. Based on the theory that parenting is a skill that can be learned, this indispensable handbook will show you how to: ? Discipline without threats, bribes, sarcasm, and punishment ? Criticize without demeaning, praise without judging, and express anger without hurting ? Acknowledge rather than argue with children s feelings, perceptions, and opinions ? Respond so that children will learn to trust and develop self-confidence In Between Parent and Child, renowned psychologist Dr. Haim Ginott offered a prescription for empathetic yet disciplined childrearing that put an emphasis on good communication skills, an approach that influenced many subsequent experts in the field. In this new edition, clinical psychologist Alice Ginott (the wife of the late Haim Ginott) and family relationship specialist H. Wallace Goddard usher Between Parent and Child into the new century while retaining the book s positive message and Haim Ginott s warm, accessible voice. Among other skills, parents will learn how to: -- Praise children for their actions, not their existence -- Criticize a particular act rather than generally denigrating a child -- Avoid threats, bribes, and sarcasm to improve parent-child communication Read More

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It s instant relief for when your 2-year-old is on the floor of the toy store, pitching a fit. Or when brother and sister discover... that they can t stand each other. Or when your son can t say no to video games. The Pocket Parent is, literally, a pocket-size book of tried-and-true advice, common sense, parental wisdom, and sanity. Written by two professionals who ve reared six children between them and made a career out of helping others with parenting issues, this handy book will be a lifesaver for every parent of a 2-to-5-year-old. It begins with an overall view of the Pocket Parent approach to discipline. Based on unconditional love but firm limits, and aimed at keeping the child s dignity and self-esteem intact, here are strategies that include "I" statements, modeling, family meetings, and "one word" requests. Once the ground rules are set, the guide moves to an A-to-Z compendium of common problems. Just look it up-Anger, Bad Words, Biting, Chores, Doctor Visits, Fears at Night, Lying, Separation Anxiety-and find the "Sanity Savers" list of suggestions, easy-to-follow bullets, anecdotes, and more. For the bag, glove compartment, backpack, or shelf in the kitchen, it s there for you whenever you need it. Read More

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Are boys and girls really that different? Twenty years ago, doctors and researchers didn t think so. Back then, most experts belie...ved that differences in how girls and boys behave are mainly due to differences in how they were treated by their parents, teachers, and friends. It s hard to cling to that belief today. An avalanche of research over the past twenty years has shown that sex differences are more significant and profound than anybody guessed. Sex differences are real, biologically programmed, and important to how children are raised, disciplined, and educated. In Why Gender Matters, psychologist and family physician Dr. Leonard Sax leads parents through the mystifying world of gender differences by explaining the biologically different ways in which children think, feel, and act. He addresses a host of issues, including discipline, learning, risk taking, aggression, sex, and drugs, and shows how boys and girls react in predictable ways to different situations. For example, girls are born with more sensitive hearing than boys, and those differences increase as kids grow up. So when a grown man speaks to a girl in what he thinks is a normal voice, she may hear it as yelling. Conversely, boys who appear to be inattentive in class may just be sitting too far away to hear the teacher especially if the teacher is female. Likewise, negative emotions are seated in an ancient structure of the brain called the amygdala. Girls develop an early connection between this area and the cerebral cortex, enabling them to talk about their feelings. In boys these links develop later. So if you ask a troubled adolescent boy to tell you what his feelings are, he often literally cannot say. Dr. Sax offers fresh approaches to disciplining children, as well as gender-specific ways to help girls and boys avoid drugs and early sexual activity. He wants parents to understand and work with hardwired differences in children, but he also encourages them to push beyond gender-based stereotypes. A leading proponent of single-sex education, Dr. Sax points out specific instances where keeping boys and girls separate in the classroom has yielded striking educational, social, and interpersonal benefits. Despite the view of many educators and experts on child-rearing that sex differences should be ignored or overcome, parents and teachers would do better to recognize, understand, and make use of the biological differences that make a girl a girl, and a boy a boy. Read More

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Being a parent is usually all about giving of yourself to foster your child s growth and development. But what happens when this i...sn t the case? Some parents dismiss the needs of their children, asserting their own instead, demanding attention and reassurance from even very young children. This may especially be the case when a parent has narcissistic tendencies or narcissistic personality disorder. From the author of Working with the Self-Absorbed and Loving the Self-Absorbed, this major revision of a self-help classic offers a step-by-step approach to resolving conflict and building a meaningful relationship with a narcissistic parent. Children of the Self-Absorbed offers clear definitions of narcissism and narcissistic personality disorder to help you identify the extent of your parent s problem. You ll learn the different types of destructive narcissism and how to recognize their effects on relationships. With the aid of proven techniques, you ll discover that you re not helpless against your parent s behavior and that you needn t consider giving up on the relationship. Instead, realistic strategies and steps are suggested for learning to set mutually agreed upon behaviors that can help you fulfill your needs and expectations. Read More

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With its 101 stories from other parents and experts, this book will comfort, encourage, and uplift parents of children with autism... and Asperger s. If you are the parent of a child ? from newborn to college age ? with autism or Asperger s, you will find support, advice, and insight in these 101 stories from other parents and experts. Stories cover everything from the serious side and the challenges, to the lighter side and the positives, of having a special child on the autism spectrum. Read More

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A groundbreaking guide to raising responsible, capable, happy kids Based on the latest research on brain development and extensive... clinical experience with parents, Dr. Laura Markham s approach is as simple as it is effective. Her message: Fostering emotional connection with your child creates real and lasting change. When you have that vital connection, you don t need to threaten, nag, plead, bribe or even punish. This remarkable guide will help parents better understand their own emotions and get them in check so they can parent with healthy limits, empathy, and clear communication to raise a self-disciplined child. Step-by-step examples give solutions and kid-tested phrasing for parents of toddlers right through the elementary years. If you re tired of power struggles, tantrums, and searching for the right ?consequence,? look no further. You re about to discover the practical tools you need to transform your parenting in a positive, proven way. Read More

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Sh*tty Mom is the ultimate parenting guide, written by four moms who have seen it all. As hilarious as it is universal, each chapt...er presents a common parenting scenario with advice on how to get through it in the easiest and most efficient way possible. With chapters such as ?How to Sleep Until 9 A.M. Every Weekend? and ?When Seeing an Infant Triggers a Mental Illness That Makes You Want to Have Another Baby,? as well as a Sh*tty Mom quiz, this is a must-have, laugh-out-loud funny book for the sh*tty parent in all of us. Praise for Sh*tty Mom: ?A totally hilarious and uncensored look at some of the impossible situations we mothers find ourselves in.? TheBump.com ?Smartly, brashly, nearly criminally funny. It also no small thing carries a powerful message to all parents, but especially moms, that distilled to its essence is this: chill.? Time.com ?As the attachment parenting craze has hit a zenith in American culture, four very funny moms comedy writers, TV producers, and a novelist blast open a long-locked safe filled with frustrations faced by all modern mothers, with sympathetic and sharp humor. . . . The authors unfiltered candor is a welcome reminder for readers that they re not alone. . . .? Publishers Weekly starred review ?Both funny and practical.? Brooklyn Based.net "Hilariously entertaining. A must-read survivor s guide for every mother!" --Christy Turlington Burns, founder of Every Mother Counts ?Finally, Sh*tty Mom does for motherhood what Chelsea Handler does for female scatology. It s a long overdue little burst of honesty from the supposed minority of mothers who are, in fact, not that maternal. . . . After a generation of supermoms one-upping each other in dead earnest on playgrounds and schoolyards, the emerging mass appeal of Sh*tty Mom is a welcome relief.? The New York Observer "Witty, wise, and wicked! With tongue planted firmly in cheek, these savvy moms dispense some much needed comic relief about raising kids in our crazy culture."? --Dr. Harvey Karp, bestselling author of The Happiest Baby on the Block ?The most inappropriate parenting book I ve ever read. Loved it. The perfect book for any mother who wants to laugh instead of cry at those cringe-worthy moments and the universal indignities we experience on a daily basis.? --Jessica Seinfeld, bestselling cookbook author and founder of Baby Buggy ?An antidote to the hostage situation that is modern parenting?subversive, delicious, and spit-out-your-latte funny.? --Pamela Druckerman, bestselling author of Bringing Up Bebe Read More

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How many parents have found themselves thinking: I can t believe I just said to my child the very thing my parents used to say to ...me! Am I just destined to repeat the mistakes of my parents? In Parenting from the Inside Out, child psychiatrist Daniel J. Siegel, M.D., and early childhood expert Mary Hartzell, M.Ed., explore the extent to which our childhood experiences actually do shape the way we parent. Drawing upon stunning new findings in neurobiology and attachment research, they explain how interpersonal relationships directly impact the development of the brain, and offer parents a step-by-step approach to forming a deeper understanding of their own life stories, which will help them raise compassionate and resilient children. Born out of a series of parents workshops that combined Siegel s cutting-edge research on how communication impacts brain development with Hartzell s thirty years of experience as a child-development specialist and parent educator, Parenting from the Inside Out guides parents through creating the necessary foundations for loving and secure relationships with their children. Read More

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Finally, a book that demystifies our daunting education system by giving parents the insights and strategies they need to build po...sitive relationships with teachers and connect to their children s learning in productive ways. Involved Parents = Better Students How do you ensure your child gets the best education possible when U.S. schools have become overburdened, test-driven institutions that rank only average worldwide? Decades of research confirm that when parents engage with their children s learning, kids do better in school and life. This straight-talking guide helps you: ? understand the critical role you play in your child s education, ? connect with educators in respectful ways, ? encourage a love of reading in your kids, ? minimize homework meltdowns and disorganization, ? support students who struggle academically, ? help children navigate social situations and bullying, and ? fuel your child s mind and body for learning. Parent involvement looks different for every family and every child. Packed with real stories and tested strategies, The Parent Backpack demystifies our complex education system and gives you the insights you need to help your kids thrive. Read More

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Any parent can become competent and confident with Dr. James Dobson s biblical insight and practical counsel. Now Dobson s two cla...ssic parenting handbooks, The Strong-Willed Child and Pareting Isn t for Cowards, come together to help you experience the success, fulfillment, and joy that raising children was meant to bring. These two bestsellers are packed with the sane, sensible, and easy-to-follow advice that every parent needs to guide kids from birth through adolescence. Read More

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The essential information contained on these pages reveals the truth about how a child is really performing in the classroom. Conc...erned parents can find the answers to: What is my child s learning style: auditory, visual, or tactile? Is my child s reading ability at grade level? What are the national standards in writing at my child s grade level? Does my child have special abilities in math? This easy-to-use manual is a roadmap to academic success. All parents who want their children to succeed in school need to read this book. Read More

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Children need love. Parents need respect. It is as simple and complex as that! When frustrated with an unresponsive child, a paren...t doesn t declare, ?You don t love me.? Instead the parent asserts, ?You are being disrespectful right now.? A parent needs to feel respected, especially during conflicts. When upset a child does not whine, ?You don t respect me.? Instead, a child pouts, ?You don t love me.? A child needs to feel loved, especially during disputes. But here s the rub: An unloved child (or teen) negatively reacts in a way that feels disrespectful to a parent. A disrespected parent negatively reacts in a way that feels unloving to the child. This dynamic gives birth to the FAMILY CRAZY CYCLE. So how is one to break out of this cycle? Best-selling author Emerson Eggerichs has studied the family dynamic for more than 30 years, having his Ph.D. in Child and Family Ecology. As a senior pastor for nearly two decades, Eggerichs builds on a foundation of strong biblical principles, walking the reader through an entirely new way to approach the family dynamic. For instance, God reveals ways to defuse the craziness with our children from preschooler to teen, plus how to motivate them to obey and how to deal with them when they don t. In the Bible, God has spoken specifically to parents on how to parent. This book is about that revelation. Read More

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A clinically proven, five-week program for improving your child s behavior Rex Forehand, Ph.D. and Nicholas Long Ph.D. have helped... thousands of parents achieve discipline using positive reinforcement, without yelling or harming the child s self-esteem. Their clinically proven, five-week program gives you the tools you need to successfully manage your child s behavior, giving specific factors that cause or contribute to disruptive behavior; ways to develop a more positive atmosphere in your family and home; and strategies for managing specific behavior problems. The completely revised and updated edition includes: new information, based on research, about child temperament; new chapter on the hot topic of play as a means of strengthening parent-child relationship; new section on collaborative disciplining with preschool teachers; expanded section about depression and stress linked to parenting; new research findings about ADHD and its treatment. Uncover the specific factors that contribute to your child s disruptive behavior. Identify with real-life parent testimonials and discover strategies for managing specific behavior problems. Authors Rex Forehand, Ph.D., and Nicholas Long, Ph.D., are experts in the field of child psychology. New research highlights the scientific foundation behind the program. Topics include: Understanding Your Strong-Willed Child s Behavior; Strong-Willed Behavior and How It All Begins; Why Is My Child Becoming Even More Strong-Willed?; It Takes More than Just Good Parenting; Does My Child Have ADHD?; Addressing Strong-Willed Behavior: A Five-Week Program; Does My Child s Behavior Really Need to Change?; Week 1: Attending; Week 2: Rewarding; Week 3: Ignoring; Week 4: Giving Directions; Week 5: Using Time-Outs; Integrating Your Parenting Skills; Creating a Positive Climate for Behavior Change; Creating a More Positive Home; Improving Your Communication Skills; Developing More Patience; Building Positive Self-Esteem; Helping Your Child Solve Problems with Peers; Solving Some Common Behavior Problems: Additional Recommendations; Specific Problem Behaviors Read More

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Today s busier, faster society is waging an undeclared war on childhood. With too much stuff, too many choices, and too little tim...e, children can become anxious, have trouble with friends and school, or even be diagnosed with behavioral problems. Now internationally renowned family consultant Kim John Payne helps parents reclaim for their children the space and freedom that all kids need for their attention to deepen and their individuality to flourish. Simplicity Parenting offers inspiration, ideas, and a blueprint for change: ? Streamline your home environment. Reduce the amount of toys, books, and clutter as well as the lights, sounds, and general sensory overload. ? Establish rhythms and rituals. Discover ways to ease daily tensions, create battle-free mealtimes and bedtimes, and tell if your child is overwhelmed. ? Schedule a break in the schedule. Establish intervals of calm and connection in your child s daily torrent of constant doing. ? Scale back on media and parental involvement. Manage your children s ?screen time? to limit the endless deluge of information and stimulation. A manifesto for protecting the grace of childhood, Simplicity Parenting is an eloquent guide to bringing new rhythms to bear on the lifelong art of raising children. Read More

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A primer on the world s best parenting strategies with eye-opening research on the surprising disadvantages lurking in the typical... American childhood. Research reveals American kids today lag well behind the rest of the world in terms of academic achievement, happiness, and wellness. Meanwhile the battle over whether parents are to blame for fostering a generation of helpless kids rages on. Christine Gross-Loh (who raised her young children in Japan for five years) exposes the hidden, culturally-determined norms we have about ?good parenting,? and asks, are there parenting strategies that other countries are getting right that we are not? This book takes us from Finland, and Sweden to Germany, France, Japan, China, Italy, and more, and examines how parents successfully foster resilience, creativity, independence and academic excellence in their children. Revealing the surprising ways in which culture shapes our parenting, Gross-Loh also offers objective, research-based insight into what strategies are best for children and why. Among her eye-opening findings: Co-sleeping, typical in most of the world s families, may promote independence in kids. American-style ?hoverparenting? is unique in the world and can damage a child s resilience. Finnish children, who rank among the world s highest academic achievers, enjoy multiple recesses a day. Our obsession with self-esteem a concept that doesn t exist in many countries may limit a child s potential At last bringing empirical research to the debate, Parenting Without Borders offers new and provocative thinking on the secrets to raising a confident and capable generation. Read More

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The world has entered an era of the most profound and challenging change in human history. Most of our children are not prepared, ...and we know it. Parents around the world see the change and know that the traditional three R s reading, writing, and arithmetic are necessary, but not enough. Their children need to become far more responsible, creative, and tolerant of differences. They need to increase their ability to think for themselves, take initiative, get along with others, and solve problems. Business leaders are not finding people whose skills and character match the demands of today s global economy, including strong communication, teamwork, analytical, technology, and organizational skills. They need young people who are self-motivated, creative, and have a strong work ethic. How will we bridge this ever-widening gap? The Leader in Me is the story of the extraordinary schools, parents, and business leaders around the world who are preparing the next generation to meet the great challenges and opportunities of the twenty-first century. In 1999, the A.B. Combs Elementary School in North Carolina was on the verge of being cut as a magnet school and needed to find new ways to educate its students. Teachers and administrators began teaching practical, principle-based leadership skills with remarkable results. In a short time, the number of students passing end-of-grade tests vaulted from 84 to 97 percent. Simultaneously, the school began reporting significant increases in students self-confidence, dramatic drops in discipline problems, and striking increases in teacher and administrator job satisfaction. Parents, meanwhile, reported equivalent improvements in their children s attitudes and behavior at home. As news of the school s success spread, schools around the world began adopting the mantra to "develop leaders, one child at a time." Business and civic leaders started partnering with schools in their communities to sponsor teacher training and student resources. Each school and family approached the principles differently, but the results were the same attentive, energized young people engaging in the world around them. The best way to prepare the next generation for the future is to emphasize the value of communication, cooperation, initiative, and unique, individual talent for nothing undermines confidence more than comparison. Whether in the classroom or at home, it is never too early to start applying leadership skills to everyday life. Drawing on the many techniques and examples that have already seen incredible success around the world, The Leader in Me shows how easy it is to incorporate these skills into daily life. It is a timely answer to many of the challenges facing today s young people, businesses, parents, and educators one that is perfectly matched to the global demands of the twenty-first century. Read More

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Now revised, updated, and expanded, this groundbreaking guide for parents and professionals covers the legal, financial, and emoti...onal realities of creating two happy and stable homes for children in the aftermath of a divorce, including custody arrangements, mediation, and more. Can children flourish in any custody situation? If their parents read Mom s House, Dad s House, the answer is a resounding yes. This unique ground-breaking classic, which has become the standard for two generations of parents, is again breaking new ground with examples, self-tests, checklists, and guidelines. This comprehensive guide looks anew at the needs of all concerned with even more creative options and commonsense advice, including: · The map to a ?decent divorce? and two happy homes; healing yourself and your children; the New Family Bill of Rights after separation. · Helping your children with age-specific advice; explaining change, giving them continuity and security; restabilizing their sense of home and family; danger signals; five ways to evaluate your children s time. · Negotiating Parental Agreements; legal do s and don ts; time arrangements; custody types; attorneys; how to get ready for negotiations; when to use mediation; using ?HIRT? test when an agreement is broken. · Breaking away from ?negative intimacy? with a difficult ex; how to talk to your former mate; steps to building a ?businesslike? relationship as parents; how to avoid becoming the neighborhood ?soap opera? · Sidestepping destructive myths; making the emotions, ?flashbacks,? and heartbreak of separation or divorce work for you and your child. · Handling long-distance parenting; managing the return of an absent parent, holidays, remarriage, life without another parent Read More

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Executive functions are the cognitive skills that help us manage our lives and be successful. Children with weak executive skills,... despite their best intentions, often do their homework but forget to turn it in, wait until the last minute to start a project, lose things, or have a room that looks like a dump! The good news is that parents can do a lot to support and train their children to manage these frustrating and stressful weaknesses. Late, Lost, and Unprepared is a must-have book for parents of children from primary school through high school who struggle with: Impulse Control (taking turns, interrupting others, running off) Cognitive Flexibility (adapting to new situations, transitions, handling frustrations) Initiation (starting homework, chores, and major projects) Working Memory (following directions, note-taking, reading and retaining info) Planning and Organizing (completing and turning in homework, juggling schedules) Self-monitoring (making careless errors, staying on topic, getting into trouble but not understanding why) Written by clinical psychologists, Late, Lost, and Unprepared emphasizes the need for a two-pronged approach to intervention: 1) helping the child to manage demands in the short run, and 2) building independent skills for long-term self-management. Full of encouragement and practical strategies, the book s organization--short chapters with overviews, summaries, case studies, tips, and definitions--makes it easy to grasp concepts quickly and get started. Part I, What You Need to Know, provides information about: what executive functions are and how weaknesses in these skills affectdevelopment; the impact of weak executive function on children s emotional lives and their families; how professionals assess executive function problems; and associated conditions (AD/HD--children with an AD/HD diagnosis always have executive skills issues--learning disabilities, autism spectrum disorders, Tourette syndrome, etc.). Part II discusses What You Can Do About It including how to change behavior and set reasonable expectations, and offers specific intervention strategies for children of different ages, varying needs, and profiles. Late, Lost, and Unprepared is chockful of ideas for helping your child or student be productive and independent--today and in the future. 2009 National Parenting Publications Awards (NAPPA): Honors Award! Read More

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Send your teenager out into the dating world equipped with the knowledge, strength, and communication skills to walk away from abu...sive relationships and to develop healthy ones. As our kids grow older and they start asserting their independence, we worry about their safety and well being. And when it comes to dating and intimacy, it is hard to know how to protect them when a would-be gentle relationship turns violent, be it verbally or physically. The fact is that as many as one in four high school and college-aged youth are affected by an abusive relationship. So, how do we as parents protect our kids from becoming another statistic? And how do we give them the self-assurance to leave a dangerous situation? In this informative guide for parents, Barry Levy and Patricia Occhiuzzo Giggans, both experts in relationship violence, draw on their professional experience to provide guidance for getting through the relationship challenges kids, both gay and straight, face today. Here you ll discover: How to give your teen the skills to encourage healthy relationships Why many teenagers hide their abusive relationship How to recognize the warning signs of dating violence, including cyber abuse What to do if your child is the abuser, and when girls are the perpetrator of abuse Read More

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Are you the confused parent of a toddler? Are you constantly disappointing the 2T in your life? Are you tired, stressed out, and l...ooking for relief? I can t help you with that last one, but if you want to become an A+ servant to your small child, this book is for you. Who better to teach you about toddlers than another toddler? In this book you ll learn: ? How time-outs make you look like a fool ? Why potty training is not only unnecessary but unrealistic for children under eighteen ? Why toddler beds are OUT and letting your child sleep on the diagonal in your bed is IN ? The best way to apologize to your toddler for all of those Pinterest casseroles ? That when you love someone, you accept them as they are, pants or no pants The hard-hitting knowledge in The Honest Toddler will save you thousands of dollars in unnecessary whole grains and toothbrushes. Happy reading. You re doing the right thing. For once. Read More

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This is book is about managing a daughter with cerebral palsy. It is for the persons with cerebral palsy and those who are helping... in managing the condition. Read More

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Step families or Blended Families Are the Norm Nowadays. The statistics show that 65 percent of remarriages will include children ...from previous relationships. When families "blend" to create step families things rarely progress smoothly. Some children may resist the many changes they face, while parents may become frustrated or disappointed when the new family doesn t function like their previous family functioned. This book teaches you to deal with basic issues such as privacy for individual family members, who should handle the discipline, giving your stepchildren space, not to expect respect, but to earn respect. How to deal with hot and cold behavior from your step kids. Contrary to myth, step families have a high rate of success in raising healthy children. 80% of the kids grow up and turn out to be fine. Do not beat yourself up about being a bad step parent, learn how to deal with the situation. Read More

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Across the country, parents are fighting Herculean battles against an intransigent medical community that refuses to believe that ...autism can be healed. Mothers are going into battle for proper diagnosis and effective treatment, often at great personal cost. Jenny McCarthy knows what it s like-she put her career and personal life on hold when she realized something was wrong with her son, Evan. Her sacrifice has brought national awareness to the controversy over the causes and treatment of autism. Now, Jenny wants everyone to know that there are other warriors out there, and their stories will inspire and inform anyone facing a similar struggle. Read More

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Unlike other college guides targeted at students or about the admissions process, Letting Go is a compassionate, practical and up-...to-the-minute self-help handbook for parents dealing with the confusing and conflicting emotions of watching their children go off to college. Using many anecdotes from students, teachers and administrators on the lines, the chapters lead parents through the transitional period from junior year of high school to senior year of college. The authors explain the mind-set of today s college students and what their hopes and fears are and offer parents help in figuring out when to encourage their child s independence and when to come to the rescue. With all-new sections on campus life, as well as the latest facts on the Internet and its impact on the admissions process, academics and student life, this is a must-have guide for every concerned parent. Author Biography: Karen Levin Coburn is Associate Dean of Students at Washington University and the co-author of The New Assertive Woman (more than one million copies sold) and Hitting Our Stride. Madge Lawrence Treeger, a long time member of the Washington University counseling service, is now a psychotherapist in private practice. Read More

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Practical Parenting from Birth to Six Years Let Jim Fay and Charles Fay, Ph.D., help you start your child off on the right foot. T...he tools in Love and Logic Magic for Early Childhood will give you the building blocks you need to create children who grow up to be responsible, successful teens and adults. And as a bonus you will enjoy every stage of your child s life and look forward to sharing a lifetime of joy with them. Get help with: ? potty training ? daycare ? back-talk ? whining ? and many more everyday stresses faced by parents of toddlers Read More

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Powerful kids don t just happen. They re created. Whether loud and temperamental, quiet and sensitive, or stubborn and manipulativ...e, powerful children can make living with them a challenge. But it doesn t have to be that way. All children need to face the realities of life, and the best place for them to do so is in the safe place of their home. For all the parents out there at their wits end, New York Times bestselling author Dr. Kevin Leman offers the fail-safe action plan to redirecting power surges into positive traits that will prepare the powerful child for a successful, happy, productive adult life. Parents will learn how powerful children are created, what makes them tick, what makes them explode, and what they can do to change the power plays . . . for the good of the entire family. All it takes is determination, persistence, willpower, and advice that works--guaranteed. Read More

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Are you the child of toxic parents? When you were a child... ? Did your parents tell you you were bad or worthless? ? Did your par...ents use physical pain to discipline you? ? Did you have to take care of your parents because of their problems? ? Were you often frightened of your parents? ? Did your parents do anything to you that had to be kept secret? Now that you re an adult... ? Do your parents still treat you as if you were a child? ? Do you have intense emotional or physical reactions after spending time with your parents? ? Do your parents control you with threats or guilt? Do they manipulate you with money? ? Do you feel that no matter what you do, it s never good enough for your parents? In this remarkable self-help guide, Dr. Susan Forward draws on case histories and the real-life voices of adult children of toxic parents to help you free yourself from the frustrating patterns of your relationship with your parents and discover a new world of self-confidence, inner strength, and emotional independence. A guide to overcoming the hurtful legacy of toxic parents and reclaiming your life by the bestselling authors of Men Who Hate Women And The Women Who Love Them. Read More

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In a word, this journal is brilliant. It made me realize that I havent needed to journal this much since my tortured dating days, ...but thats another story. Now, as a mom, Im constantly on call, in crisis mode, making a multitude of snap decisions daily, doubting myself at every turn, dealing with guilt, and, of course, the mother of all emotions, fear. What better way to vent and relax than with the catharsis and clarity journaling brings? But in case you think any journal will do, you must see this one. The bitingly witty quotes about parenting on every page help get your juices flowing, while assuring you, gratefully, that you are not alone. My favorite quote, by Barbara Kingsolver, could not be truer: It kills you to see them grow up. But I guess it would kill you quicker if they didnt. Read More

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"The drawings aren t very good, Mama." Crappy Boy, age 5 Of course you love being a parent. But sometimes, it just sucks. I know.... I m Amber Dusick and I started my blog Parenting: Illustrated with Crappy Pictures because I needed a place to vent about the funny (and frustrating) day-to-day things that happened to me as a parent. Turns out, poop is hilarious! At least when you re not the one wiping it up. This book won t make your frustrating moments any less crappy. But these stories about my Crappy Baby, Crappy Boy and my husband, Crappy Papa, will hopefully make you laugh. Because you re not alone. And sometimes the crappiest moments make the best memories. Parenting is wonderful! And also, well, you know. Read More

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Alan Kazdin s The Kazdin Method for Parenting the Defiant Child is the gold standard for research-backed advice on being a better ...parent for difficult children. But what about children who are not ?defiant?? Now, in The Everyday Parenting Toolkit, Dr. Kazdin addresses how parents can deal with the routine challenges that come with raising a child. Dr. Kazdin s methods are based on the most up-to-date research and are implemented in real-world ways. From getting ready for school on time to expanding the palates of picky eaters to limiting computer time, no parenting book does a better job at helping parents understand and fix problematic behaviors. With The Everyday Parenting Toolkit, Dr. Kazdin helps transform parenting and helps develop ideal child-parent relationships. Read More

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Newly revised, featuring the most up-to-date research, effective strategies, and real-life stories The spirited child often called... "difficult" or "strong-willed" possesses traits we value in adults yet find challenging in children. Research shows that spirited kids are wired to be "more" by temperament, they are more intense, sensitive, perceptive, persistent, and uncomfortable with change than the average child. In this revised edition of the award-winning classic, voted one of the top twenty books for parents, Kurcinka provides vivid examples and a refreshingly positive viewpoint. Raising Your Spirited Child will help you: understand your child s­ and your own temperamental traits discover the power of positive rather than negative labels cope with the tantrums and power struggles when they do occur plan for success with a simple four-step program develop strategies for handling mealtimes, sibling rivalry, bedtimes, holidays, and school, among other situations "A spirited child, often called difficult or strong-willed, has certain needs that may make parents feel overwhelmed and frustrated; this book explains how to understand and nurture these special children." Read More

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The groundbreaking approach to understanding and parenting children who frequently exhibit severe fits of temper and other intract...able behaviours, from a distinguished clinician and pioneer in this field, now updated to include the most recent research. Almost everyone knows an explosive child, one whose frequent, severe fits of temper leave his or her parents standing helpless in their fear, frustration, and guilt. Most of these parents have tried everything reasoning, behaviour modification, therapy, medication but to no avail. They wonder if their child is deviant or just plain bad. Dr. Ross Greene has worked with thousands of explosive children, and he has good news: these kids aren t bad, and neither are their parents. Rather, explosive children suffer from a physiological deficiency in frustration tolerance and flexibility. Throughout this compassionate book, Dr. Greene demonstrates why traditional treatments don t work for these kids and offers a new conceptual framework for understanding their behaviour, along with new language to describe it. He explains the latest neuroscience findings about the importance of flexibility, and, most important, he shows parents specific, practical ways they can recognize the signs of an impending explosion, defuse tension, and reduce frustration levels for the entire family. For parents, psychologists, educators and ADHD groups. In addition to the scientific foundation of the book, Greene addresses parents in practical ways that will help show results in difficult children and their effect on families. Read More

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Parents need help to teach their teens how to make decisions responsibly and do so without going crazy or damaging the relationshi...p. Parenting Teens with Love and Logic, from the duo who wrote Parenting with Love and Logic, empowers parents with the skills necessary to set limits, teach important skills, and encourage decision-making in their teenagers. Covering a wide range of real-life issues teens face including divorce, ADD, addiction, and sex this book gives you the tools to help your teens find their identity and grow in maturity. Indexed for easy reference. Tyndale House Publishers Read More

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This parenting book shows you how to raise self-confident, motivated children who are ready for the real world. Learn how to paren...t effectively while teaching your children responsibility and growing their character. Establish healthy control through easy-to-implement steps without anger, threats, nagging, or power struggles. Indexed for easy reference. Tyndale House Publishers Read More

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À la carte wisdom from the international bestseller Bringing up Bébé In BRINGING UP BÉBÉ, journalist and mother Pamela Druckerman ...investigated a society of good sleepers, gourmet eaters, and mostly calm parents. She set out to learn how the French achieve all this, while telling the story of her own young family in Paris. BÉBÉ DAY BY DAY distills the lessons of BRINGING UP BÉBÉ into an easy-to-read guide for parents and caregivers. How do you teach your child patience? How do you get him to like broccoli? How do you encourage your baby to sleep through the night? How can you have a child and still have a life? Alongside these time-tested lessons of French parenting are favorite recipes straight from the menus of the Parisian crèche and winsome drawings by acclaimed French illustrator Margaux Motin. Witty, pithy and brimming with common sense, BÉBÉ DAY BY DAY offers a mix of practical tips and guiding principles, to help parents find their own way. Read More

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The secret behind France s astonishingly well-behaved children. When American journalist Pamela Druckerman has a baby in Paris, sh...e doesn t aspire to become a "French parent." French parenting isn t a known thing, like French fashion or French cheese. Even French parents themselves insist they aren t doing anything special. Yet, the French children Druckerman knows sleep through the night at two or three months old while those of her American friends take a year or more. French kids eat well-rounded meals that are more likely to include braised leeks than chicken nuggets. And while her American friends spend their visits resolving spats between their kids, her French friends sip coffee while the kids play. Motherhood itself is a whole different experience in France. There s no role model, as there is in America, for the harried new mom with no life of her own. French mothers assume that even good parents aren t at the constant service of their children and that there s no need to feel guilty about this. They have an easy, calm authority with their kids that Druckerman can only envy. Of course, French parenting wouldn t be worth talking about if it produced robotic, joyless children. In fact, French kids are just as boisterous, curious, and creative as Americans. They re just far better behaved and more in command of themselves. While some American toddlers are getting Mandarin tutors and preliteracy training, French kids are- by design-toddling around and discovering the world at their own pace. With a notebook stashed in her diaper bag, Druckerman-a former reporter for The Wall Street Journal-sets out to learn the secrets to raising a society of good little sleepers, gourmet eaters, and reasonably relaxed parents. She discovers that French parents are extremely strict about some things and strikingly permissive about others. And she realizes that to be a different kind of parent, you don t just need a different parenting philosophy. You need a very different view of what a child actually is. While finding her own firm non, Druckerman discovers that children-including her own-are capable of feats she d never imagined. Read More

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Kiyosaki expands on his belief that the school system was created to churn out Es / Employees... those "A Students" who read wel...l, memorize well and test well... and not the creative thinkers, visionaries and dreamers ?entrepreneurs-in-the-making... those "C Students who grow up to be the innovators and creators of new ideas, businesses, applications and products. The book urges parents not to be obsessed with their kids "letter grades" ("good grades" might only mean they or the student themselves were successful in jamming a square peg into a round hole...) and focus, instead, on concepts, ideas, and helping their child find their true genius, their special gift. The path they can pursue with a love and true passion. Robert showcases success stories of "C Students" who grew up to be phenomenal successes ? and HIRED those "A Students"(attorneys, accountants, and other school-smart specialists) to work in their businesses... while the more average students, "B Students," often find themselves in government-type jobs... Not surprisingly, Kiyosaki will coin his own definitions of what "A," "B," and "C" stand for as he gives parents and their children bits of wisdom as well as insights and tools for navigating an ever-changing world... an Information Age world where the ability to change and adapt, understand relationships, and anticipate the future will shape their lives. Read More

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