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In her tell-it-like-it-is style, Hoefle tells parents to trust their intuition and develop a strategy for meeting each child’s unique needs. Above all, this book offers the confidence-boosting reminder that parenting is about practice (and a healthy dose of humor), not perfection.
This best-seller by Tina Payne Bryson, Ph.D., co-authored with Daniel J. Siegel, M.D, follows The Whole-Brain Child and highlights the link between a child’s neurological development and the way a parent reacts to misbehavior, providing an effective, compassionate road map for dealing with tantrums, tensions and tears.
Whether it’s the monster in the closet, new social situations, or school, parental logic and reassurance usually don’t work. Lawrence J. Cohen, Ph.D., the author of Playful Parenting, provides a special set of tools for childhood anxiety.
The author of the best-seller Queen Bees and Wannabes addresses the complex lives of boys, their social dynamics, and how parents can help them develop healthy relationships with peers and adults.
Confronting the sheer amount of stress kids face today, this invaluable guide offers coping strategies for the stresses of academic performance, high achievement standards, media messages, peer pressure, and family tension.
ScreamFree Parenting is about learning to calm your emotional reactions and focus on your own behavior . . . for your kids’ benefit. When we “lose it” with our kids, the “it” that is lost is our own adulthood. And our emotional reactivity is why our kids have so little respect for us, and why they seem to have all the power in the family.
NurtureShock offers a revolutionary perspective on children that upends conventional wisdom. With storytelling and razor-sharp analysis, Po Bronson and co-author Ashley Merryman show how many of modern society’s strategies for nurturing children are backfiring—because key twists in the science have been overlooked.
Parent of teens will find a deep well of understanding and empathy, plus practical guidance on how to remain calm while your teen is behaving outrageously. This book vividly describes the unstable emotions and temporarily impaired judgment teens present and the cultural challenges they face and explains how to encourage and guide your kids through these tumultuous years.
International best-selling author, TV host, and psychotherapist Alyson Schafer explains why children resist traditional parenting methods and details a model for winning cooperation that really works. Real-life examples help parents understand misbehavior and their role in it. The good-humored advice in this book will make parenting a manageable and, finally, rewarding task.
Groundbreaking and comprehensive, Driven to Distraction has been a lifeline to the approximately 18 million Americans who are thought to have ADD or ADHD. Now the best-selling book is revised and updated with current medical information for a new generation searching for answers.
This new edition of the best-selling classic includes the authors’ fresh insights as well as their time-tested methods to solve common problems and build foundations for lasting relationships.
Child psychiatrist Daniel J. Siegel, M.D., and early childhood expert Mary Hartzell, M.Ed., explore how our childhood experiences shape our parenting and offer guided reflections to help you understand and connect with your children.
In kid-friendly language and a format that welcomes reluctant and easily distracted readers, this book reassures kids diagnosed with ADD or ADHD that they’re not alone and offers practical strategies for taking care of oneself, modifying behavior, enjoying school, having fun, and dealing (when needed) with doctors, counselors, and medication. Includes scenarios, quizzes, and a special message for parents.
This clear and concise guide, from the Raising Kids Who Can series by Betty Lou Bettner and Amy Lew, puts into words the worries all parents have, helps parents understand children’s behavior, and illustrates techniques to help parents solve everyday behavior problems and foster cooperation in their families.
Kids of all ages are bombarded with age-sensitive material; “sexting” and bullying are on the rise, at younger ages, and teen moms are “celebrified.” What’s a concerned parent to do? With wit, wisdom, and savvy, the acclaimed educator and author of Sex & Sensibility translates her 30 years’ experience teaching kids and parents into strategies to help parents navigate this tricky terrain and become their children’s “go-to” resource on sexuality.
For many years, readers checked in weekly with Marguerite Kelly’s syndicated column “The Family Almanac” for help and advice. This book, like her previous book, The Mother’s Almanac, compiles Kelly’s sound ideas on everything from bringing home a new baby to choosing a preschool, from coping with illness and divorce to nurturing self-confidence.
How does a 2-year-old’s emotional experience differ from a 5-year-old’s? What should you do to encourage your child’s development of motor skills? How can you teach your child right and wrong? The Yale Child Study Center, founded in 1911, is world renowned not only for its contributions to the scientific and clinical understanding of infant and child development but also for bringing the insights of its cutting-edge research directly to parents.
When Anthony E. Wolf’s witty and compassionate guide to raising adolescents was first published, its amusing title and fresh approach won it widespread admiration. Beleaguered parents breathed sighs of relief and gratitude. In the revised and updated edition, Wolf takes on the changes of the past decade, adding new information on the Internet, drugs and drinking and gay teenagers. While the basic issues of the relationships between parents and their teens remain much the same, today’s teens navigate a faster, less clearly anchored world. Get Out of My Life gives parents a great road map.
While many children and adolescents today have all the useful accessories of a prosperous society—cell phones, iPads, cars—they have few of the responsibilities that build character. In this powerful and provocative book, child and adolescent psychologist Dan Kindlon describes the process by which indulged toddlers become indulged teens who lack self-control and are prone to excessive self-absorption, depression and anxiety. This book shows parents how to engage their children in meaningful activities and promote emotional maturity and a sense of self-worth.
In Our Last Best Shot, the personal stories of 12 girls and boys from across America, illuminated by Laura Sessions Stepp’s extensive research, provide real insight for parents trying to raise well-adjusted children in this difficult age. Filled with wisdom and common sense, and including an invaluable resource list, this is an essential book for parents and educators.
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