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Informative, inspiring, and enlightening, Becoming the Parent You Want to Be provides parents with the building blocks they need t...o discover their own parenting philosophy and develop effective parenting strategies. Through in-depth information, practical suggestions, and many lively first-person stories, the authors address the many dilemmas and joys that the parent of young children encounter and demonstrate a range of solutions to the major issues that arise in the raising of babies, toddlers and preschoolers. Full of warmth, clarity, humor, and respect, Becoming the Parent You Want to Be gives parents permission to be human: to question, to learn, to make mistakes, to struggle and to grow, and, most of all, to have fun with their children. Read More

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It s hard enough to train kids to behave, but good behavior isn t what Jesus calls for in the Bible. He wants hearts and souls tha...t are shaped in vibrant faith and love toward God and others. How can parents cultivate this in their children? In this book Dr. Michelle Anthony shares practical examples and biblical insight on the spiritual role of parenting. Spiritual Parenting introduces the simple but revolutionary concept that parents are, by the power of God s Spirit, to obey and depend on God in order to create an environment God can use to beckon their children to Him. Read More

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2006 ForeWord Magazine s Book of the Year Award: Finalist in Parenting Category.The newly updated and expanded guide to raising a ...teenager with an attention deficit disorder is more comprehensive than ever. Thousands more parents can rely on Dendy s compassionately presented expertise based on the latest research and decades of her experience as a parent, teacher, school psychologist, and mental health counselor. Her book looks at key areas that make adolescence--an already challenging time of life--potentially more difficult for kids with ADD or ADHD: academics, dating, driving, socializing, and greater independence. Teenagers with ADD and ADHD gives parents insight on everything from understanding the diagnosis to treatment options, and from behavioral and academic issues, to parent involvement and self-advocacy. The new edition includes additional or updated information in several areas. A separate chapter on medications provides details on specific drugs, including many new ones, and what research shows about their effectiveness in improving attention, impulse control, and distractibility. Dendy discusses new findings about the role of executive function problems and how they relate to teenagers difficulties with organizational skills, long-range planning, and staying on task. She advises parents on their role in working with schools to find strategies for academic success. Teenagers also speak out about their condition, and Dendy points to ways to involve them in their own treatment plan. In addition, the book covers coexisting disorders such as learning disabilities, depression, anxiety, Tourette syndrome, and Asperger syndrome. Since 1995, this nuts and boltsguide has given parents hope and empowerment. It s chockfull of the latest data and proven strategies that can help manage the symptoms of ADD and ADHD at home and school. ISBN-13: 9781890627317 Publisher: Woodbine House Publication date: 10/28/2006 Edition description: 2ND Edition number: 2 Pages: 424 Sales rank: 197,300 Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 0.90 (d) Read More

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If your child is starting life in college, there s a surprise around every corner... But that doesn t mean you can t be prepared! ...The Naked Roommate: For Parents Only is a witty and wise guide to everything you need to know about the college experience. Harlan Cohen, America s most trusted college life expert, delivers the best advice, facts, stats, tips, and stories from parents, students, and experts across the country to ensure that you and your child will have an incredible and meaningful college experience. The Summer Before What, when, and how to prepare The emotional roller coaster Calling, Texting, and Facebooking New ways to keep in touch How much is too much To A or Not to B Professors, grades, and actually going to class When to step in (and when not to) Paying the Bills Financial aid tricks and tips Budgets, books, and the best campus jobs The First Few Months Move-in, roommates, and homesickness What not to do when you re missing them Keeping Them Safe Drinking, partying, and other things your kid might not be doing Knowing your campus support resources HARLAN COHEN is the author of The Naked Roommate , the bestselling student guide to college life, and Dad s Pregnant Too. His advice column "Help Me, Harlan!" is distributed by King Features Syndicate. He is a speaker who has visited more than four hundred college campuses. Visit NakedRoommateForParents.com Visit Harlan at HelpMeHarlan.com ISBN-13: 9781402267574 Publisher: Sourcebooks, Incorporated Publication date: 5/1/2012 Sold by: Barnes and Noble Format: eBook Edition number: 2 Pages: 496 Sales rank: 153,244 File size: 883 KB Read More

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From the bestselling author of Disconnected Kids, a clear and compassionate explanation of the causes of the autism epidemic and a... scientifically based approach for prevention and treatment. As he travels the country helping parents and children cope with neurological disorders, Dr. Robert Melillo is always asked one question: Why? Why are autism rates exploding? But an equally important question always follows: What can we do about it as a society and what can I do to help my child? In this candid, research-based, practical book, Dr. Melillo presents the latest scientific explanation for how we got here and proven, drug-free strategies that parents can employ to help prevent, detect, and address the autism epidemic for themselves and their families. With honesty and compassion, Dr. Melillo explains what the latest scientific research tells us about the role of genetic, environmental, and lifestyle factors, dispelling myths and replacing them with the facts. In addition, he presents early warning signs, a prevention plan for parents-to-be, and an intervention program for babies and young children. Read More

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Congratulations. Somebody you care about is adopting or has adopted. This makes you a member of their adoption circle. And as a me...mber of that circle, you deserve information and insights into adoption - from a perspective that addresses your particular interests and concerns. This is the adoption book for grandparents and friends, neighbors and colleagues, and aunts and uncles of adoptive families. Whether you re excited or worried, committed or a bit reluctant, experienced or unfamiliar with adoption, In On It is an informative, friendly and very useful adoption guide for anyone touched by adoption. Welcome. In On it explains: What is it really like to adopt these days" What s it like to be an adoptive family" How can I help and support my loved ones during their adoption process (even if I m still questioning and learning myself)" How can I help after they ve become an adoptive family" I have questions about the adoption and about the child. What s private and what s public" What s tactful and what s touchy" How can I respond to other people s questions and comments about adoption" What role can I have in the adoption" What can I look forward to" Read More

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It s not easy to be a teen girl, and it s definitely not easy parenting one. Parents everywhere struggle to respond appropriately ...to challenging behavior, hit-or-miss communication, and fluctuating moods commonly exhibited by teenage girls. More than previous generations, today s teen girls face a daunting range of stressors that put them at risk for a range of serious issues, including self-harming behaviors, substance abuse, eating disorders, anxiety, and depression. Is it any wonder that parents are overwhelmed? Parenting a Teen Girl is a guide for busy parents who want bottom-line information and tips that make sense and work. It also offers scripts to improve communication, and exercises to navigate stressful interactions with skill and compassion. Whether your teen girl is struggling with academic pressure, social difficulties, physical self-care, or technology overload, this book offers practical advice to help you connect with your teen girl. Parents and teens alike can enjoy a positive connection once common parent-teen pitfalls are replaced with solid understanding and strategies that work. In this book, you will learn how to: Maximize your teen s healthy development Understand what underlies her moods and behavior Implement strategies for positive results Communicate effectively about difficult issues Enjoy and appreciate time with your teen daughter ISBN-13: 9781608822133 Publisher: New Harbinger Publications Publication date: 8/1/2012 Pages: 192 Sales rank: 180,189 Product dimensions: 7.90 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 0.50 (d) Read More

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Might you and your baby both sleep better if you shared a bed? How old is too old for breastfeeding? What is a father s role in nu...rturing a newborn? How does early attachment foster a child s eventual independence? Dr. Bill and Martha Sears -- the doctor-and-nurse, husband-and-wife team who coined the term "attachment parenting" -- answer these and many more questions in this practical, inspiring guide. Attachment parenting is a style of parenting that encourages a strong early attachment, and advocates parental responsiveness to babies dependency needs. "The Attachment Parenting Book" clearly explains the six "Baby B s" that form the basis of this increasingly popular parenting style: Bonding, Breastfeeding, Babywearing, Bedding close to baby, Belief in the language value of baby s cry, Beware of baby trainers.Here s all the information you need to achieve your most important goals as a new parent: to know your child, to help your child feel right, and to enjoy parenting. ISBN-13: 9780759526037 Publisher: Little, Brown and Company Publication date: 9/1/2001 Sold by: Hachette Digital, Inc. Format: eBook Sales rank: 102,745 File size: 2 MB Read More

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The Christian Parenting Handbook 50 Heart-Based Strategies for All the Stages of Your Child s Life By SCOTT TURANSKY JOANNE MILLER... Thomas Nelson Copyright © 2013 National Center for Biblical Parenting, Inc. All right reserved. ISBN: 978-1-4002-0520-2 Chapter One Parents often feel discouraged because they can t be consistent. They feel like failures. It s time to rethink some of the underlying assumptions proposed in many parenting approaches. In fact, the reality is that ... Consistency Is Overrated "My biggest problem is that I feel guilty when I can t be consistent. Every parenting book I ve read talks about the importance of consistency, but I m running from here to there, getting things done, and my husband parents differently than I do. I feel like I m failing because I can t be as consistent as I would like to be." Charlotte has three children, ages eleven, seven, and four. For the most part, she s doing quite well, but she s plagued with an overarching sense of guilt when things go wrong. The voice inside tells her the problems in her kids would go away if she were more consistent, but is that really the answer? We ve all heard that consistency is the key to good parenting. But many parents believe it s more important than it really is. If you re doing simple behavior modification, then consistency is essential. Giving the reward or punishment every time you see the behavior will reinforce change. Behavior modification as a science began in the early 1900s. Ivan Pavlov made some exciting discoveries as he worked with dogs. If he consistently rang a bell just before he fed the dogs, he could eventually get the dogs to salivate by simply ringing the bell. This discovery of how to motivate a dog was picked up by John B. Watson in the 1920s, and he began to apply behavior modification to people. In fact, it wasn t long before behavior modification became a primary way to help people stop smoking, lose weight, and deal with a host of other behavioral issues. In time, behavior modification influenced the classroom as well, and teachers used it to help children learn. By the 1950s behavior modification had also become the primary tool for parenting. Giving rewards and punishment to children worked quite well to modify their behavior. And one of the things parents and teachers all learned was that the key to behavior modification is consistency. The more consistent you are, the faster you ll see change. The problem is that behavior modification embraces humanistic thinking, the belief that people are just a higher form of animal. The Bible teaches something very different. God created people different from animals. He gave each person a spiritual "heart," and that heart affects the learning process. The heart contains things such as emotions, desires, convictions, and passions. In short, the heart is a wrestling place where decisions are made. A child s tendencies come from the heart. When a child lies to get out of trouble, that s a heart issue. If a brother reacts with anger each time his sister is annoying, that s a heart issue too. Simply focusing on behavior may provide some quick change, but lasting change takes place in the heart. We re not saying behavior modification is wrong. We re just suggesting that it s incomplete and, in the end, lacks the depth for long-term and lasting change. Parents who simply use behavior modification often end up with kids who look good on the outside while having significant problems on the inside. Consistency can teach kids to appear good, clean, and nice, but to help them change their hearts, other parenting skills must be added to the picture. Because you believe that God has created your child with a heart, you have access to an additional barrel of parenting strategies. Rhonda, like Charlotte, found this principle particularly helpful. "I used to feel guilty all the time because I can t be consistent. I have four kids and a house to run. Invariably I d have to sacrifice consistency i Read More

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The Companion Volume to How to Talk So Kids Will Listen and Listen So Kids Will Talk In this honest, illuminating book, internatio...nally acclaimed parenting experts Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish bring to life the principles of famed child psychologist Dr. Haim Ginott, and show how his theories inspired the changes they made in their relationships with their own children. By sharing their experiences, as well as those of other parents, Faber and Mazlish provide moving and convincing testimony to their new approach and lay the foundation for the parenting workshops they subsequently created that have been used by thousands of groups worldwide to bring out the best in both children and parents. Wisdom, humor, and practical advice are the hallmarks of this indispensable book that demonstrates the kind of communication that builds self-esteem, inspires confidence, encourages responsibility, and makes a major contribution to the stability of today s family. The renowned authors of How to Talk So Kids Will Listen and Listen So Kids Will Talk reintroduce their vital primer for parents of kids of all ages--a guide filled with anecdotes, observations, dialogues, and practical suggestions any parent can learn from and use. Read More

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About one in ten children nationwide meet the criteria for an anxiety disorder. Research has shown that if left untreated, childre...n with anxiety disorders are at higher risk for performing poorly in school, having being less developed social skills, and to be more vulnerable to substance abuse. This exciting solutions-oriented guide offers parents strategies that help children become happy and worry free, methods that relieve a child s excessive anxieties and phobias, and tools for fostering interaction and family-oriented solutions. Using a unique two-books-in-one approach-a practical, reader-friendly book for parents and a fun workbook for kids-this book covers the six most commonly occurring anxiety disorders in childhood: generalized anxiety, separation anxiety, specific phobias, social phobias, panic disorder and obsessive-compulsive disorder. The author gives kids and their parents successful strategies for achieving relaxation, conquering worries, challenging faulty thinking patterns, developing self-talk and facing one s fears. Read More

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Parenthood can be the most pleasurable and worthwhile task in the world. But how can we be sure we are doing it right? Understand...ing Your Child is an A-Z guide to the psychology of parenting. It covers over 175 key topics, from adolescence and working mums to thumbsucking, dyslexia and discipline, in an easily accessible and reassuring way. Also included are overviews of the important issues for each developmental stage: birth to six months, six months to a year, one to three years, three to six, six to twelve, twelve to sixteen and over. ISBN-13: 9781780999227 Publisher: Hunt, John Publishing Publication date: 8/16/2013 Pages: 166 Product dimensions: 5.70 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.70 (d) 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 Contented Little Baby Book, based on Gina Ford s personal experience of caring for over 300 babies, was first published in 199...9. It quickly established Gina as an influential new authority on baby and childcare issues and has remained one of the bestselling parenting books in the UK. This completely revised edition of The New Contented Little Baby Book contains the most up-to-date advice available to parents. Using the feedback from numerous readers and website members, Gina has been able to develop and elaborate on the information in her first book, while clearly setting out her philosophy on simple feeding and sleeping routines. By creating routines that match a growing baby s innate natural rhythms, Gina prevents the hunger, overtiredness and colic that can lead to excessive crying. Babies who are settled into Gina s gentle routines are happy and contented because their needs for food and sleep are appropriately met and they should sleep for their longest spell at night from an early age. With detailed, prescriptive information on everything parents need to know, this book includes chapters on: - Preparation for the birth - How the routines evolved and the benefits of following a routine - Milk feeding in the first year - Understanding your baby s sleep - Establishing a routine - Introducing solid food in line with government and World Health Authority guidelines - Common problems in the first year. Whether you are expecting your first child, or are experiencing difficulties with an older baby, this comprehensive guide contains all the expert guidance you need to help your baby feed and sleep well. Read More

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It s not easy to be a teen girl, and it s definitely not easy parenting one. Parents everywhere struggle to respond appropriately ...to challenging behavior, hit-or-miss communication, and fluctuating moods commonly exhibited by teenage girls. More than previous generations, today s teen girls face a daunting range of stressors that put them at risk for a range of serious issues, including self-harming behaviors, substance abuse, eating disorders, anxiety, and depression. Is it any wonder that parents are overwhelmed? Parenting a Teen Girl is a guide for busy parents who want bottom-line information and tips that make sense and work. It also offers scripts to improve communication, and exercises to navigate stressful interactions with skill and compassion. Whether your teen girl is struggling with academic pressure, social difficulties, physical self-care, or technology overload, this book offers practical advice to help you connect with your teen girl. Parents and teens alike can enjoy a positive connection once common parent-teen pitfalls are replaced with solid understanding and strategies that work. In this book, you will learn how to: Maximize your teen s healthy development Understand what underlies her moods and behavior Implement strategies for positive results Communicate effectively about difficult issues Enjoy and appreciate time with your teen daughter Read More

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When a child is adopted, he or she can arrive with hurts from past pain. With time, patience, informed parenting, and appropriate ...therapy, your adopted child can heal, grow, and develop beyond what seems possible now. Gregory C. Keck and Regina M. Kupecky explain how to manage a hurting child with loving wisdom and resolve and how to preserve your stability while untangling their thorny hearts. ISBN-13: 9781615214549 Publisher: NavPress Publishing Group Publication date: 5/1/2002 Sold by: Barnes and Noble Format: eBook Sales rank: 150,431 File size: 786 KB Read More

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The Systematic Training for Effective Parenting (STEP) program has taught over two million parents how to encourage mutual respect..., cooperation, responsibility, and self-reliance in their kids. This completely revised edition of "Parenting Teenagers" features increased coverage of single parents and stepfamilies and more real-life examples. ISBN-13: 9780979554216 Publisher: Step Publishers Publication date: 7/28/2007 Edition description: New Edition Pages: 160 Sales rank: 222,665 Product dimensions: 8.06 (w) x 9.94 (h) x 0.34 (d) Read More

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Learn why the toddler brain is uniquely receptive to developing resilience, empathy, and persistence the self-regulation skills th...at are keys to future success and how to nurture these abilities in any child aged 2-5. For years, toddlerhood has been the least studied time in childhood despite its being one of the most crucial periods of a young child s development. The toddler years are about more than just taming tantrums and learning language Dr. Tovah P. Klein, director of the Toddler Center at Barnard College, calls ages 2-5 a “lab for later” and explains that it s up to parents to build key skills like resilience, empathy, and persistence during the toddler years…or risk encountering unnecessary problems in the future. It turns out that every task that toddlers need to master, from toilet training to transitions, is actually an opportunity to help children build a set of important lifelong skills. A routine like a bedtime ritual gives a sense of predictability…but also offers toddlers a safe place to learn flexibility and resilience when things don t go as planned. And sharing, as painful as it can be because toddlers can t yet do it, will soon pave the way for kids to learn empathy. The toddler years are the ideal time to lay the groundwork for these important lessons, and Dr. Klein shows parents how to do so with fewer tantrums, confrontations, and fights leading to calmer parents, and kids who enter school ready to learn. Dr. Klein offers all the advice and information she s provided to parents, including celebrities like Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick, at the internationally renowned Barnard Center for Toddler Development, showing parents how to “crack the toddler code,” set their children up for the real seeds of future success, and enjoy this magical, pivotal time with their child with as few conflicts as possible. Read More

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Stormie Omartian s bestselling The Power of a Praying series (more than 28 million copies sold) is rereleased with fresh new cover...s and new material to reach a still-growing market of readers eager to discover the power of prayer for their lives. After 20 years of raising her son and daughter alongside her husband, Michael, Stormie looks back at the trials and joys of parenting and the power in praying for her children. In these easy-to-read chapters, Stormie shares from personal experience as to how parents can pray for their kids safety character development adolescence peer pressure school experiences friends relationship with God This resource will help you to be an amazing praying parent whether your kids are three or thirty-three. Read More

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Stormie Omartian s bestselling The Power of a Praying series (more than 28 million copies sold) is rereleased with fresh new cover...s and new material to reach a still-growing market of readers eager to discover the power of prayer for their lives. Stormie shares with you her most-loved prayers from The Power of a Praying Parent--the book that started her bestselling series. This gathering of short-but-powerful prayers and encouraging scriptures is small enough to keep in purse or pocket for quick times of communion with God. With a fresh, new cover and plenty of room for you to write down personal prayer notes, The Power of a Praying Parent Book of Prayers is a lovely gift that will draw your heart to the Lord in prayer. These prayers will give you confidence and peace in your parenting skills as you pray for God s best and most wonderful promises to come true in your children s lives. Read More

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Stormie Omartian s bestselling The Power of a Praying series (more than 28 million copies sold) is rereleased with fresh new cover...s and new material to reach a still-growing market of readers eager to discover the power of prayer for their lives. Parents can discover and apply Stormie s life-changing and family-building truths about prayer with this easy-to-use study guide to praying for their children. Corresponding with the chapters in Stormie s bestselling book The Power of a Praying Parent, this study guide addresses a variety of important topics, including how to pray for God s plan for each child the growth of your children s faith strong, healthy family relationships The Power of a Praying Parent Prayer and Study Guide will help you pray for your children powerfully and effectively. This guide will also appeal to relatives, friends, and anyone concerned about the hearts and minds of the kids they love. 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 equivalentimprovements 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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“Why do you always have to be at me about stuff when I m in the middle of doing something?” “You don t have to yell at me! Everyth...ing has to be exactly when you want it! I hate this house!” Is there any aspect of parenting more frustrating than when even the simplest conversation with your teenager quickly deteriorates into a take-no-prisoners war? Bestselling author Anthony E. Wolf sympathizes, and in his new book he provides hope, humor, and practical tips for dealing with the everyday challenges of raising teens in the twenty-first century. I d Listen to My Parents if They d Just Shut Up will help you understand who your teenagers really are under all the attitude, and what new rules apply to successfully communicating with them in today s constantly evolving world of the Internet, electronics, and social media. A book designed to make life with your teenage child a significantly more enjoyable experience, I d Listen to My Parents if They d Just Shut Up offers specific scenarios to illustrate which responses will work and which ones are doomed to failure the next time your thirteen-to-nineteen-year-old refuses to listen or won t take “no” for an answer. Read More

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Most parenting guides begin with the question "How can we get kids to do what they re told?" and then proceed to offer various tec...hniques for controlling them. In this truly groundbreaking book, nationally respected educator Alfie Kohn begins instead by asking, "What do kids need and how can we meet those needs?" What follows from that question are ideas for working with children rather than doing things to them. One basic need all children have, Kohn argues, is to be loved unconditionally, to know that they will be accepted even if they screw up or fall short. Yet conventional approaches to parenting such as punishments (including "time-outs"), rewards (including positive reinforcement), and other forms of control teach children that they are loved only when they please us or impress us. Kohn cites a body of powerful, and largely unknown, research detailing the damage caused by leading children to believe they must earn our approval. That s precisely the message children derive from common discipline techniques, even though it s not the message most parents intend to send. More than just another book about discipline, though, Unconditional Parenting addresses the ways parents think about, feel about, and act with their children. It invites them to question their most basic assumptions about raising kids while offering a wealth of practical strategies for shifting from "doing to" to "working with" parenting including how to replace praise with the unconditional support that children need to grow into healthy, caring, responsible people. This is an eye-opening, paradigm-shattering book that will reconnect readers to their own best instincts and inspire them to become better parents. Read More

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So you re going to be a parent. You might be asking yourself a series of important questions: Will I be a good parent? • Will I be... able to afford this? • Can I ever have sex again? Well, the answer to all these questions is a rock-solid no. But just because your existence is now a petrifying turd on the canvas of life doesn t mean your kid has to be as lame as you re about to become. That s why I ve written this book to teach you how to be an awesomommy or legendaddy. The Bro Code for Parents will help you: Choose a baby name that won t get your kid stuffed into a junior high locker • Interview and hire a smokin hot nanny • Teach your child instant classics like “The Boobs on the Bus” and “Bro, Bro, Bro Your Boat” With full-color illustrations, interactive work sheets, and even suggestions for how to turn a stroller into a broller, The Bro Code for Parents gives you all the tools you ll need to raise your child to be almost as awesome as I am. Almost. Read More

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An eye-opening guide to the world s best parenting strategies Research reveals that American kids lag behind in academic achieveme...nt, happiness, and wellness. Christine Gross-Loh exposes culturally determined norms we have about “good parenting,” and asks, Are there parenting strategies other countries are getting right that we are not? This book takes us across the globe and examines how parents successfully foster resilience, creativity, independence, and academic excellence in their children. Illuminating the surprising ways in which culture shapes our parenting practices, Gross-Loh offers objective, research-based insight such as: Co-sleeping may promote independence in kids. “Hoverparenting” can damage a child s resilience. Finnish children, who rank among the highest academic achievers, enjoy multiple recesses a day. Our obsession with self-esteem may limit a child s potential. Read More

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A practical guide to advise Baby Boomers how to deal with the daunting task of facing a parents eventual passing as it relates to... residential contents, heirlooms, and the often difficult family interactions and feuds that accompany them. With fascinating stories and comprehensive checklists, professional estate liquidator Julie Hall walks Baby Boomers through the often painful challenge of dividing the wealth and property of their parents lifetime accumulation of stuff. From preparation while the parent is still living through compassionately helping them empty the family home, The Estate Lady® gives invaluable tips on negotiating the inevitable disputes, avoiding exploitation from scam artists, and eventually closing the chapter of their lives in a way that preserves relationships and maximizes value of assets. Read More

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ISBN-13: 9780789916006 Publisher: Unilit Publication date: 7/28/2007 Language: Spanish Edition description: Spanish-language Editi...on Pages: 208 Sales rank: 213,927 Product dimensions: 4.20 (w) x 6.60 (h) x 0.40 (d) Read More

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ATTACHMENT PARENTING rests on one revolutionary principle: you already know the majority of what you need to know to be an incredi...ble parent. Popularized by physicians like Dr. William Sears and Dr. Jay Gordon, attachment parenting directly contradicts the two hundred years of Western culture that has convinced us that we need a lot of help: help giving birth; help ?teaching? our baby to sleep; help just being a parent. Beyond the Sling is not that kind of parenting book. Mayim Bialik shows us that by understanding the basic theories of attachment and infant development and incorporating age-old childrearing methods like breastfeeding, baby wearing, gentle discipline, and co-sleeping we can truly be the parents that nature intends us to be. With a PhD in neuroscience and a specialization in the hormones of attachment, Bialik is uniquely qualified to explain the science behind the method and how it s your evolutionary right to tap into your intuition and enjoy every stage of parenthood. A mother of two young boys, she also offers a firsthand account of how she came to follow the tenets of attachment parenting, plus a down-to-earth guide to making this lifestyle work for every kind of family. With candor and warmth, Bialik describes the beauty, simplicity, and purposefulness of attachment parenting and shows us that its core principles are universal and can be appreciated no matter how you decide to raise your child. ISBN-13: 9781451662184 Publisher: Touchstone Publication date: 9/4/2012 Pages: 272 Sales rank: 277,070 Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.30 (h) x 0.70 (d) Read More

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An authoritative guide to natural childbirth and postpartum parenting options from an MD who home-birthed her own four children. S...arah Buckley might be called a third-wave natural birth advocate. A doctor and a mother, she approaches the question of how a woman and baby might have the most fulfilling birth experience with respect for the wisdom of both medical science and the human body. Using current medical and epidemiological research plus women s experiences (including her own), she demonstrates that what she calls "undisturbed birth" is almost always healthier and safer than high-technology approaches to birth. Her wise counsel on issues like breastfeeding and sleeping during postpartum helps extend the gentle birth experience into a gentle parenting relationship. ISBN-13: 9781587613227 Publisher: Ten Speed Press Publication date: 12/28/2008 Pages: 352 Sales rank: 323,013 Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 1.00 (d) Read More

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On giving advice: They Don t Want It. They Don t Hear It. They Resent It. Don t Give It. We raise our children to be independent a...nd lead fulfilling lives, but when they finally do, staying close becomes more complicated than ever. And for every bewildered mother who wonders why her children don t call, there is a frustrated son or daughter who just wants to be treated like a grownup. Now, renowned editor Jane Isay delivers the perfect gift to both parents and their adult children real-life wisdom and advice on how to stay together without falling apart. Using extensive interviews with people from ages twenty-five to seventy, Isay shows that we re far from alone in our struggles to make this new, adult relationship work. She offers up groundbreaking insights and deeply moving stories that will inspire those in even the toughest situations. Isay s warmth and wit shine through on every page as she charts an invaluable course through the confusing, and often painful, interactions parents and children can face. Walking on Eggshells is the much-needed road map that will keep you connected to the people you love most. 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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The comprehensive “Dr. Spock”-like reference that is both reassuring and realistic now updated to reflect the many advances in neo...natology. P reemies, Second Edition is the only parents reference resource of its kind delivering up-to-the-minute information on medical care in a warm, caring, and engaging voice. Authors Dana Wechsler Linden and Emma Trenti Paroli are parents who have “been there.” Together with neonatologist Mia Wechsler Doron, they answer the dozens of questions that parents will have at every stage from high-risk pregnancy through preemie hospitalization, to homecoming and the preschool years imparting a vast, detailed store of knowledge in clear language that all readers can understand. Preemies, Second Edition covers topics related to premature birth, including: What are your risk factors for having a premature baby? Can you do something to delay early labor? What do doctors know about you baby s outlook during her first minutes and days of life? How will your preemie s progress be monitored? How do you cope with a long hospitalization? Are there special preparations for you baby s homecoming? What kind of stimulation during the first year gives your baby the best chance? Will your preemie grow up healthy? Normal? Read More

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What happens to Queen Bees and Wannabes when they grow up? Even the most well-adjusted moms and dads can experience peer pressure ...and conflicts with other adults that make them act like they re back in seventh grade. In Queen Bee Moms and Kingpin Dads, Rosalind Wiseman gives us the tools to handle difficult situations involving teachers and other parents with grace. Reassuring, funny, and unfailingly honest, Wiseman reveals: • Why PTA meetings and Back-to-School nights tap into parents deepest insecurities • How to recognize the archetypal moms and dads from Caveman Dad to Hovercraft Mom • How and when to step in and step out of your child s conflicts with other children, parents, teachers, or coaches • How to interpret the code phrases other parents use to avoid (or provoke) confrontation • Why too many well-meaning dads sit on the sidelines, and how vital it is that they step up to the plate • What to do and say when the playing field becomes an arena for people to bully and dominate other kids and adults • How to have respectful yet honest conversations with other parents about sex and drugs when your values are in conflict • How the way you handle parties, risky behavior, and academic performance affects your child • How unspoken assumptions about race, religion, and other hot-button subjects sabotage parents ability to work together Queen Bee Moms and Kingpin Dads is filled with the kind of true stories that made Wiseman s New York Times bestselling book Queen Bees and Wannabes impossible to put down. There are tales of hardworking parents with whom any of us can identify, along with tales of outrageously bad parents the kind we all have to reckon with. For instance, what do you do when parents donate a large sum of money to a school and their child is promptly transferred into the honors program–while your son with better grades doesn t make the cut? What about the mother who helps her daughter compose poison-pen e-mails to yours? And what do you say to the parent-coach who screams at your child when the team is losing? Wiseman offers practical advice on avoiding the most common parenting “land mines” and useful scripts to help you navigate difficult but necessary conversations. Queen Bee Moms and Kingpin Dads is essential reading for parents today. It offers us the tools to become wiser, more relaxed parents–and the inspiration to speak out, act according to our values, show humility, and set the kind of example that will make a real difference in our children s lives. Also available as a Random House AudioBook and as an eBook Read More

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Have you ever stepped back to watch what really goes on when your children play? As psychologist Lawrence J. Cohen points out, pla...y is children s way of exploring the world, communicating deep feelings, getting close to those they care about, working through stressful situations, and simply blowing off steam. That s why “playful parenting” is so important and so successful in building strong, close bonds between parents and children. Through play we join our kids in their world–and help them to • Express and understand complex emotions • Break through shyness, anger, and fear • Empower themselves and respect diversity • Play their way through sibling rivalry • Cooperate without power struggles From eliciting a giggle during baby s first game of peekaboo to cracking jokes with a teenager while hanging out at the mall, Playful Parenting is a complete guide to using play to raise confident children. Written with love and humor, brimming with good advice and revealing anecdotes, and grounded in the latest research, this book will make you laugh even as it makes you wise in the ways of being an effective, enthusiastic parent. Read More

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How can you make sure that your child gets what he or she needs in those critical first few years of life? For parents looking for... gentle guidance user friendly ideas for maximizing their child s development, tips for developing a strong parent-child relationship, and ways to ensure strong cognitive, social, and emotional success this book is for you! Above all, this book will teach you how to maximize your time with your young child whether you are a working or stay-at-home parent so that they get the best of you during the time you have to give! Making Kid Time Count For Ages 0-3 is research-based and parent tested highlighting the 4 key elements that are behind any successful parent-child relationship: Time, Connection, Interaction, and Play. More importantly, this book offers a combination of current research findings and hands-on, easy ?together time? activities designed for today s busy parents and their young children. ISBN-13: 9780984865789 Publisher: XAMOnline.com Publication date: 10/1/2013 Series:What Now? Series Edition description: First Edition Pages: 204 Sales rank: 587,255 Product dimensions: 8.80 (w) x 6.00 (h) x 0.70 (d) Read More

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Seeing your child suffer in any way is a harrowing experience for any parent. Mental illness in children can be particularly drain...ing due to the mystery surrounding it, and the issue of diagnosis at such a tender age. Depression and Your Child gives parents and caregivers a uniquely textured understanding of pediatric depression, its causes, its symptoms, and its treatments. Serani weaves her own personal experiences of being a depressed child along with her clinical experiences as a psychologist treating depressed children. Current research, treatments and trends are presented in easy to understand language and tough subjects like self-harm, suicide and recovery plans are addressed with supportive direction. Parents will learn tips on how to discipline a depressed child, what to expect from traditional treatments like psychotherapy and medication, how to use holistic methods to address depression, how to avoid caregiver burnout, and how to move through the trauma of diagnosis and plan for the future. Real life cases highlight the issues addressed in each chapter and resources and a glossary help to further understanding for those seeking additional information. Parents and caregivers are sure to find here a reassuring approach to childhood depression that highlights the needs of the child even while it emphasizes the need for caregivers to care for themselves and other family members as well. ISBN-13: 9781442221451 Publisher: Rowman and Littlefield Publishers, Inc. Publication date: 9/5/2013 Pages: 232 Sales rank: 368,751 Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 1.00 (d) Read More

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Sooner or later, most parents face challenges at bedtime. From infants and toddlers, to school-age kids and adolescents, sleeptime... problems can affect everyone in the family. And no matter what your child s difficulty may be – getting to sleep, staying asleep, bed-wetting, fears or nightmares – it s never too late to take steps to correct it. ISBN-13: 9781581107814 Publisher: American Academy of Pediatrics Publication date: 9/3/2013 Edition number: 2 Pages: 217 Sales rank: 326,556 Product dimensions: 7.20 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.50 (d) Read More

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Most driving literature for parents focuses on how to teach a teen to drive, without explaining why teen driving is so dangerous i...n the first place or giving parents a plan to preempt the hazards teens face. By contrast, Not So Fast empowers and guides parents to understand the causes and situations that most often lead to teen crashes and to take specific, proactive steps before and each time a teen driver gets behind the wheel to counteract them. This authoritative guide tackles hot button issues such as texting and distracted driving, parenting attitudes (conscious and unconscious), and teen impairment and fatigue and includes a combination of topics not found in other teen driving guides, such as: How brain development affects driving Why driver s ed does not produce safe drivers How and why to prepare a ?flight plan? for each drive before handing over the keys How and when to say no Proceeds from the sale of this book support the Reid Samuel Hollister Memorial Fund, which subsidizes infant and toddler education in greater Hartford, Connecticut, and worthy traffic safety causes. ISBN-13: 9781613748725 Publisher: Chicago Review Press, Incorporated Publication date: 9/1/2013 Pages: 144 Sales rank: 179,714 Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.40 (d) Read More

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Complete with relevant Bible verses, explanations, and exercises, this guide builds on the enormously popular 1-2-3 Magic discipli...ne system by addressing the concerns of a Christian parent. Focused on the three main tasks of controlling obnoxious behavior, encouraging good behavior, and strengthening the parent-child relationship, this program is simple, effective, and can be implemented immediately. Addressing everything from homework and chores to more serious tantrums and fighting, Dr. Phelan and Pastor Webb teach parents to take charge yet refrain from any physical discipline or yelling leading to happier parents, better behaved children, and a more peaceful home environment. This revised edition includes tips from parents and expanded information on privacy, cyber safety, and social media. Read More

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Sharon Meers and Joanna Strober are professionals, wives, and mothers. They understand the challenges and rewards of two-career ho...useholds. They also know that families thrive not in spite of working mothers but because of them. You can have a great career, a great marriage, and be a great mother. The key is tapping into your best resource and most powerful ally the man you married. After interviewing hundreds of parents and employers, surveying more than a thousand working mothers, and combing through the latest government and social science research, the authors have discovered that kids, husbands, and wives all reap huge benefits when couples commit to share equally as breadwinners and caregivers. Mothers work without guilt, fathers bond with their kids, and children blossom with the attention of two involved parents. The starting point? An attitude shift that puts you on the road to 50/50 plus the positive step-by-step advice in this book. From ?baby boot camp? for new dads to exactly what to say when negotiating a leave with the boss, this savvy book offers fresh ideas to today s families offering encouragement, hope, and confidence to any woman who has ever questioned her choices regarding work and family. ISBN-13: 9781936740581 Publisher: Cleis Press Publication date: 9/17/2013 Pages: 340 Sales rank: 338,198 Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 1.00 (d) Read More

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Now in paperback, the national bestseller that s changing America, one student at a time After publishing his New York Times bests...eller The Essential 55, award-winning teacher Ron Clark took his rules on the road and traveled to schools in 49 states. He met amazing teachers, administrators, students, parents all kinds of people involved in bringing up great kids. In the best of them, he noticed the same qualities that he d observed in many of the outstanding individuals he d worked with during his time teaching in North Carolina and Harlem. Read More

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An indispensable reference which is sure to become the go-to health and wellness guide for parents. This comprehensive and contemp...orary guide is written by the pediatric experts at the world-renowned Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids). It goes without saying that no one understands kids or relates to parents better than these extraordinary experts. It covers over 235 childhood conditions and illnesses in children ages newborn to ten in a friendly yet authoritative manner. Parents will find all the valuable information they need to better understand and manage their child s health concerns. All the illnesses are arranged alphabetically by "Condition and Care" -- making it easy, quick and accessible for parents -- for those situations when time really is of the essence. Parents will find expert advice on how to cope with everything from common accidents and emergencies that occur in childhood, to information on the nature of the many conditions that can affect their child. Most importantly, they get answers to three questions: 1) what is the condition, 2) what might happen as a result of the condition, and 3) how should the problem be treated? Some of the topics covered include: Fever, headaches and migraine, asthma, abdominal pain Croup, failure to thrive, thumb sucking and nail biting, night terrors Heart murmurs, infective endocarditis, measles, mumps and rubella Rheumatic fever, spina bifida, tonsillitis and strep throat Down syndrome, head lice, separation anxiety, shingles. There are photographs and diagrams featured throughout the book, making it easy for parents to accurately pinpoint what potential condition and/or illness their child may be experiencing. An extensive glossary of terms combined with a well-organized index complete this valuable guide. ISBN-13: 9780778804604 Publisher: Rose, Robert Incorporated Publication date: 10/8/2013 Pages: 448 Sales rank: 897,507 Product dimensions: 7.70 (w) x 10.40 (h) x 1.00 (d) Read More

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Oops! The Parenting Handbook empowers you to be the best parent you can be. Oops! is there for you! Timeless wisdom (and practical... tools) for parents with kids in all age groups. Oops! has a unique concept, and its advice contains the essence of all best parenting practices and methods. This parenting handbook has proven to enable parents to turn their parenting into all they dream of. Oops! Is full of support, loving guidance, and practical, down-to-earth tools. For parents with children in all age groups. Excellent for parents-to-be, as it prepares you really well. My fifteen years of parenting practice has shown me that parents are extremely well equipped to be great parents, because you love your child(ren)! Couple that with the skills and tips I share with you, and you are good to go. ISBN-13: 9781452580869 Publisher: Balboa Press Publication date: 9/16/2013 Pages: 110 Sales rank: 1,163,172 Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.38 (d) Read More

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School is our children s second home. They will spend more time there than anywhere else in their formative years. We all need to ...talk honestly about the nature of this environment, how it works, and how it doesn t work. Our kids are depending on us to create a school system where they can learn as well as feel happy. The more we know about how school works, the better we will be able to navigate our way through "the system" and help our children do the same. What Every Parent Should Know About School is an honest, positive, thought-provoking look at what schools are today and what they could be in the future. ISBN-13: 9781459719040 Publisher: Dundurn Press Publication date: 9/10/2013 Pages: 208 Sales rank: 979,365 Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.60 (d) 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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Sexual health and sexuality can be difficult subjects for parents and caregivers to broach with autistic children, made more chall...enging when children are at the severe end of the autism spectrum. Some parents may even question the validity of teaching sexuality to those who are severely autistic. This practical handbook guides you through the process of teaching about sex and sexuality, answering all of the most crucial questions, including: Why is it necessary to teach this subject to my severely autistic child? When is the right time to start talking about these issues? How detailed and explicit should I be? What methods are most appropriate? It addresses male and female issues separately and covers public and private sexual behaviors, sexual abuse, cross-gender teaching and liaising with school, in addition to the more obvious areas such as physical changes and menstruation. This will be the ideal guide to teaching about sexual issues for any parent, caregiver or health educator caring for a person on the severe end of the autism spectrum. ISBN-13: 9781849053273 Publisher: Kingsley, Jessica Publishers Publication date: 10/15/2013 Pages: 208 Sales rank: 908,357 Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.50 (d) Read More

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Clinical psychologist and host of At Home with Chuck and Jenni, Dr. Chuck Borsellino offers practical insight into why parents “fi...b” to their children and provides alternatives so you can raise your kids in a world based in reality. Are you a Pinocchio Parent? You may be asking yourself these very questions: What lies, clichés, and half-truths do I tell my children? How do these lies hurt my children and my relationship with them? Clinical psychologist and author Chuck Borsellino claims that our culture condones all sorts of lies from tiny fibs to calloused misrepresentations. Though well-intentioned in our unintentional lies, we set our children up for failure and disappointment and undercut our credibility. In the pages of this book, Dr. Chuck Borsellino helps you sort out fact from fiction, intention from outcome. Most importantly, you ll learn a better way to help your children live life within the bounds of reality while fully exploring the dreams of their heart. Read More

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