Parents Ask Experts Answer

Author: Tina Nocera
Publisher: Gryphon House, Inc.
ISBN: 0876590229
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Parents often assume that other parents have it all figured out, that other parents have all the answers. But, all parents face complex problems that cannot be solved with a one-size-fits all answer. Tina Nocera, founder of Parental Wisdom and author of Parents Ask, Experts Answer, believes that a parent knows his own child best and is the expert on that child. In Parents Ask, Experts Answer, Nocera brings together a panel of thirty-five child-development experts to offer advice on some of the most challenging issues that parents face. By presenting multiple solutions to each issue, parents are empowered to choose a realistic solution that is right for their family.

Hands On Science and Math

Author: Beth R. Davis
Publisher: Gryphon House, Inc.
ISBN: 0876596502
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Encourage young investigators to feel, listen, smell, taste, and see their way to discovery by seamlessly infusing math and science throughout the school day! As you incorporate all five senses into learning experiences, you will give little innovators the opportunity to observe and explore the world around them. The activities in Hands-On Science and Math: Fun, Fascinating Activities for Young Children will help you plan engaging science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) lessons that will excite children and foster their critical thinking. Children can experience the thrill of scientific inquiry through simple experiments. Designed to work with easy-to-find materials, the Hands-On Science and Math activities are inexpensive and uncomplicated, yet they lay the groundwork for understanding more complex STEM concepts later on.

The Self Motivated Kid

Author: Shimi Kang
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 039918497X
Format: PDF
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Winner of the 2015 USA Book News International Book Award for Parenting and Family In this inspiring book, Dr. Shimi Kang, a Harvard-trained child and adult psychiatrist and an expert in human motivation, provides a guide to the art and science of encouraging children to develop their own internal drive and a lifelong love of learning. Drawing on the latest neuroscience and behavioral research, Dr. Kang shows why pushy, hovering "tiger parents" and permissive "jellyfish parents" actually hinder self-motivation. She proposes a powerful new parenting model: the intelligent, joyful, highly social dolphin. Dolphin parents focus on maintaining balance in their children's lives to compassionately yet authoritatively guide them toward lasting health, happiness, and success. The mother of three children and the daughter of immigrant parents who struggled to give their children the "best" in life—Dr. Kang's mother could not read, her father taught her math while they drove around in his taxicab, and she was never enrolled in a single extracurricular activity—Dr. Kang argues that often the simplest "benefits" parents give their children are the most valuable. Combining irrefutable science with unforgettable real-life stories, The Self-Motivated Kid walks readers through Dr. Kang's four-part method for cultivating self-motivation. She argues that by trusting our deepest intuition about what is best for our kids, we will allow them to develop key traits—adaptability, community-mindedness, creativity, and critical thinking—to empower them to succeed and thrive in our increasingly competitive and complex world. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Peaceful Parent Happy Kids

Author: Laura Markham
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101613629
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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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.

Parenting Matters

Author: National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
Publisher: National Academies Press
ISBN: 0309388570
Format: PDF
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Decades of research have demonstrated that the parent-child dyad and the environment of the familyâ€"which includes all primary caregiversâ€"are at the foundation of children’s well- being and healthy development. From birth, children are learning and rely on parents and the other caregivers in their lives to protect and care for them. The impact of parents may never be greater than during the earliest years of life, when a child’s brain is rapidly developing and when nearly all of her or his experiences are created and shaped by parents and the family environment. Parents help children build and refine their knowledge and skills, charting a trajectory for their health and well-being during childhood and beyond. The experience of parenting also impacts parents themselves. For instance, parenting can enrich and give focus to parents’ lives; generate stress or calm; and create any number of emotions, including feelings of happiness, sadness, fulfillment, and anger. Parenting of young children today takes place in the context of significant ongoing developments. These include: a rapidly growing body of science on early childhood, increases in funding for programs and services for families, changing demographics of the U.S. population, and greater diversity of family structure. Additionally, parenting is increasingly being shaped by technology and increased access to information about parenting. Parenting Matters identifies parenting knowledge, attitudes, and practices associated with positive developmental outcomes in children ages 0-8; universal/preventive and targeted strategies used in a variety of settings that have been effective with parents of young children and that support the identified knowledge, attitudes, and practices; and barriers to and facilitators for parents’ use of practices that lead to healthy child outcomes as well as their participation in effective programs and services. This report makes recommendations directed at an array of stakeholders, for promoting the wide-scale adoption of effective programs and services for parents and on areas that warrant further research to inform policy and practice. It is meant to serve as a roadmap for the future of parenting policy, research, and practice in the United States.

The Rules to Raise Happy Healthy Children Collection

Author: Richard Templar
Publisher: FT Press
ISBN: 0133445879
Format: PDF, ePub
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A brand new collection of great parenting advice -- fun, non-judgmental, and amazingly helpful! 3 great books help you become a better, happier parent… and raise happier, less stressed, more successful children! When it comes to parenting, nobody’s perfect, nobody can do it all, and nobody can guarantee results. Not you. Not anyone. So, how do you do the things you can do? The things most likely to help your children enjoy their lives, and grow into healthy, confident, successful, happy adults? These three books bring together invaluable advice: help that’s fun, friendly, non-judgmental, realistic, and above all, useful! Richard Templar’s The Rules of Parenting, Expanded Edition serves up 100+ flexible tips and adaptable “Rules” for your family, starting with the most important Rule of them all: RELAX. Here’s all you need to know from toddler to first boyfriend/girlfriend, driving lessons through college and beyond… help with attitude, discipline, siblings, school, teenage life, crises, “grown” children… and above all, staying sane! Next, in Nobody Told Me That!, Roni Jay offers great advice for raising kids who are more confident, resilient, ethical, loving, competent, responsible, fulfilled, engaged, and enthusiastic. Jay identifies what the most successful parents do, distills those insights into 10 core principles, and shows how to actually apply them in your own family. Finally, in How Your Child Thinks, world-renowned child psychologist Dr. Stephen Briers goes inside your child’s mind, and helps you give them the skills, tactics, and strategies they’ll need to manage their own lives. Briers teaches powerful, proactive techniques that don’t simply respond to bad behavior, but keep it from happening in the first place. Drawing on compelling new research on positive psychology, he shows how to cultivate specific habits of thought that nurture resilience and help “inoculate” against depressive illness… promote happiness and well-being… cultivate personal competence and social confidence… boost problem-solving skills, and more. With these eBooks, you and your kids will enjoy each other more… and they’ll grow up with the solid foundation they need to find their own paths, build their own lives, and thrive! From world-renowned family happiness experts Richard Templar, Roni Jay, and Stephen Briers

Raising an Emotionally Healthy Child When a Parent is Sick A Harvard Medical School Book

Author: Paula Rauch
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071818545
Format: PDF, ePub
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For families with a seriously ill parent--advice on helping your children cope from two leading Harvard psychiatrists Based on a Massachusetts General Hospital program, Raising an Emotionally Healthy Child When a Parent is Sick covers how you can address children's concerns when a parent is seriously ill, how to determine how children with different temperaments are really feeling and how to draw them out, ways to ensure the child's financial and emotional security and reassure the child that he or she will be taken care of.

The Complete Book of Christian Parenting and Child Care

Author: Martha Sears
Publisher: B&H Publishing Group
ISBN: 1433669501
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This total child care book offers Christian- centered, medically authoritative advice on every aspect of parenting, from choosing an obstetrician to disciplining teenagers. As parents of eight children, William and Martha Sears draw on thirty years of practical and professional experience, resulting in a valuable reference book no family should be without.

The Dolphin Way

Author: Shimi Kang
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101632348
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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In this inspiring book, Harvard-trained child and adult psychiatrist and expert in human motivation Dr. Shimi Kang provides a guide to the art and science of inspiring children to develop their own internal drive and a lifelong love of learning. Drawing on the latest neuroscience and behavioral research, Dr. Kang shows why pushy “tiger parents” and permissive “jellyfish parents” actually hinder self-motivation. She proposes a powerful new parenting model: the intelligent, joyful, playful, highly social dolphin. Dolphin parents focus on maintaining balance in their children’s lives to gently yet authoritatively guide them toward lasting health, happiness, and success. As the medical director for Child and Youth Mental Health community programs in Vancouver, British Columbia, Dr. Kang has witnessed firsthand the consequences of parental pressure: anxiety disorders, high stress levels, suicides, and addictions. As the mother of three children and as the daughter of immigrant parents who struggled to give their children the “best” in life—Dr. Kang’s mother could not read and her father taught her math while they drove around in his taxicab—Dr. Kang argues that often the simplest “benefits” we give our children are the most valuable. By trusting our deepest intuitions about what is best for our kids, we will in turn allow them to develop key dolphin traits to enable them to thrive in an increasingly complex world: adaptability, community-mindedness, creativity, and critical thinking. Life is a journey through ever-changing waters, and dolphin parents know that the most valuable help we can give our children is to assist them in developing their own inner compass. Combining irrefutable science with unforgettable real-life stories, The Dolphin Way walks readers through Dr. Kang’s four-part method for cultivating self-motivation. The book makes a powerful case that we are not forced to choose between being permissive or controlling. The third option—the option that will prepare our kids for success in a future that will require adaptability—is the dolphin way.

The Collapse of Parenting

Author: Leonard Sax
Publisher: Basic Books
ISBN: 0465073840
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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In The Collapse of Parenting, physician, psychologist, and internationally acclaimed author Leonard Sax presents data documenting a dramatic decline in the achievement and psychological health of American children. Sax argues that rising levels of obesity, depression, and anxiety among young people—as well as the explosion in prescribing psychiatric medications to kids—can all be traced to parents letting their kids call the shots. Many parents are afraid of seeming too dictatorial and end up abdicating their authority rather than taking a stand with their own children. If kids refuse to eat anything green and demand pizza instead, some parents give in, inadvertently raising children who are more likely to become obese. If children are given smartphones and allowed to spend the bulk of their free time texting, playing video games, and surfing the Internet, they become increasingly reliant on peers and the media for guidance on how to live, rather than getting such guidance at home. And if they won't sit still in class or listen to adults, they're often prescribed medication, a quick fix that actually undermines their self-control. In short, Sax argues, parents are failing to prioritize the parent-child relationship and are allowing a child-peer dynamic to take precedence. The result is children who have no absolute standard of right and wrong, who lack discipline, and who look to their peers and the Internet for direction, instead of looking to their parents. But there is hope. Sax shows how parents can help their kids by reasserting their authority—by limiting time with screens, by encouraging better habits at the dinner table and at bedtime, and by teaching humility and perspective. Drawing on more than twenty-five years of experience as a family physician and psychologist, along with hundreds of interviews with children, parents, and teachers across the United States and around the world, Sax offers a blueprint parents can use to refresh and renew their relationships with their children to help their children thrive in an increasingly complicated world.