Smart Parenting for Smart Kids

Smart Parenting for Smart Kids
Author: Eileen Kennedy-Moore,Mark S. Lowenthal
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2011-01-20
ISBN 10: 047094000X
ISBN 13: 9780470940006
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Smart Parenting for Smart Kids Book Review:

WINNER! Mom's Choice Gold Award for parenting books -- Mom's Choice Awards: The best in family-friendly media "My kid is smart, but..." It takes more than school smarts to create a fulfilling life. In fact, many bright children face special challenges: Some are driven by perfectionism; Some are afraid of effort, because they're used to instant success; Some routinely butt heads with authority figures; Some struggle to get along with their peers; Some are outwardly successful but just don't feel good about themselves. This practical and compassionate book explains the reasons behind these struggles and offers parents do-able strategies to help children cope with feelings, embrace learning, and build satisfying relationships. Drawing from research as well as the authors’ clinical experience, it focuses on the essential skills children need to make the most of their abilities and become capable, confident, and caring people.

Parenting the New Teen in the Age of Anxiety

Parenting the New Teen in the Age of Anxiety
Author: John Duffy
Publsiher: Mango Media Inc.
Total Pages: 204
Release: 2019-09-15
ISBN 10: 164250050X
ISBN 13: 9781642500509
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Parenting the New Teen in the Age of Anxiety Book Review:

#1 Best Seller in Teen Health & Hyperactivity - A Guidebook for Parents Navigating the New Teen Years Learn about the “New Teen” and how to adjust your parenting approach. Kids are growing up with nearly unlimited access to social media and the internet, and unprecedented academic, social, and familial stressors. Starting as early as eight years old, children are exposed to information, thought, and emotion that they are developmentally unprepared to process. As a result, saving the typical “teen parenting” strategies for thirteen-year-olds is now years too late. Urgent advice for parents of teens. Dr. John Duffy’s parenting book is a new and necessary guide that addresses this hidden phenomenon of the changing teenage brain. Dr. Duffy, a nationally recognized expert in parenting for nearly twenty-five years, offers this book as a guide for parents raising children who are growing up quickly and dealing with unresolved adolescent issues that can lead to anxiety and depression. Unprecedented psychological suffering among our young and why it is occurring. A shift has taken place in how and when children develop. Because of the exposure they face, kids are emotionally overwhelmed at a young age, often continuing to search for a sense of self well into their twenties. Paradoxically, Dr. Duffy recognizes the good that comes with these challenges, such as the sense of justice instilled in teenagers starting at a young age. Readers of this book will: Sort through the overwhelming circumstances of today’s teens and better understand the changing landscape of adolescence Come away with a revised, conscious parenting plan more suited to addressing the current needs of the New Teen Discover the joy in parenting again by reclaiming the role of your teen’s ally, guide, and consultant If you enjoyed parenting books such as The Yes Brain, How to Raise an Adult, The Deepest Well, and The Conscious Parent; then Parenting the New Teen in the Age of Anxiety should be next on your list!

ScreamFree Parenting

ScreamFree Parenting
Author: Hal Edward Runkel
Publsiher: Waterbrook Press
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2008-08
ISBN 10: 1400073731
ISBN 13: 9781400073733
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

ScreamFree Parenting Book Review:

A family therapist introduces a practical, effective approach to parenting that explains how to overcome the stresses and anxieties of parenting by learning how to relate to children in a calm, cool, and connected way, emphasizing the need for privacy for every member of the family, how to respect a child's choices and opinions, and how to set new patterns of cooperation and connection. Reprint. 60,000 first printing.

The Family Board Meeting You Have 18 Summers to Create Lasting Connection with Your Children

The Family Board Meeting  You Have 18 Summers to Create Lasting Connection with Your Children
Author: Jim Sheils
Publsiher: 18summers
Total Pages: 112
Release: 2018-06-17
ISBN 10: 9781732362918
ISBN 13: 1732362912
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Family Board Meeting You Have 18 Summers to Create Lasting Connection with Your Children Book Review:

Discover three simple steps to create a lasting connection with your children. If you could do one thing that you knew would dramatically strengthen your family in just a few hours, would you do it? That's the question we pose in the Family Board Meeting, the simple guide to reconnecting with your children that has spread around the globe. Discover the elegant and powerful strategy that promises to: *Connect you more deeply with your children *Reduce "screen sucking" and device dependence *Make each child in your family feel important and unique *Help you feel more open and authentic with your children *Increase your happiness at home *Building an enduring family legacy of connection and memories The Family Board Meeting is a carefully designed, easy-to-follow guide to creating quality time with your children. It takes only minutes to plan your first Board Meeting... and it's guaranteed to be a ton of fun for both you and your child! Welcome to the most important meeting of your life.

Handbook of Parenting

Handbook of Parenting
Author: Marc H. Bornstein
Publsiher: Psychology Press
Total Pages: 608
Release: 2005-02-16
ISBN 10: 1135650810
ISBN 13: 9781135650810
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Parenting Book Review:

Despite the fact that most people become parents and everyone who has ever lived has had parents, parenting remains a mystifying subject about which almost everyone has opinions, but about which few people agree. Striking permutations on the theme of parenting are emerging--single parenthood, blended families, lesbian and gay parents, and teen versus fifties first-time moms and dads. Divided into four volumes, the Handbook of Parenting is concerned with different types of parents, basic characteristics of parenting, forces that shape parenting, problems faced by parents, and the practical sides of parenting. Contributors have worked in different ways toward understanding all of these diverse aspects of parenting and look to the most recent research and thinking in the field to shed light on many topics every parent has wondered about. Because development is too subtle, dynamic, and intricate to admit that parental caregiving alone determines the course and outcome of ontogeny, volume 1 concerns how children influence parenting. Volume 2 relates parenting to its biological roots and sets parenting in its ecological framework. Volume 3 distinguishes among the cast of characters responsible for parenting and is revealing of the psychological make-ups and social interests of those individuals. Volume 4 describes problems of parenting as well as the promotion of positive parenting practices. Written to be read and absorbed in a single sitting, each chapter addresses a different but central topic in parenting, and is rooted in current thinking and theory as well as classic and modern research on that topic. All chapters follow a standard organization including an introduction to the chapter as a whole followed by historical considerations of the topic, a discussion of central issues and theory, a review of classic and modern research, forecasts of future directions for theory and research, and a conclusion. In addition to considering their own convictions and research, the chapter contributors present and broadly interpret all major points of view and central lines of inquiry.

Peaceful Parent Happy Kids

Peaceful Parent  Happy Kids
Author: Laura Markham
Publsiher: TarcherPerigee
Total Pages: 274
Release: 2012
ISBN 10: 0399160280
ISBN 13: 9780399160288
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Peaceful Parent Happy Kids Book Review:

Offers practical, easy-to-apply ideas to help parents regulate themselves and their own emotions in order to foster a better connection with their children to help them learn emotional intelligence, empathy, and responsibility.

Nurture by Nature

Nurture by Nature
Author: Barbara Barron,Paul D. Tieger
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2001-05-15
ISBN 10: 0759524262
ISBN 13: 9780759524262
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nurture by Nature Book Review:

Every parent knows that children, even babies, have distinct personalities. Any parent with more than one child is probably well aware of how different from each other children, even siblings, can be. So it's only natural that the parenting strategies that work with one child may be less effective with another child. How can you be sure that your nurturing is well suited to your child? With this one-of-a-kind parenting guide, you can use Personality Type analysis - a powerful and well-respected psychological tool - to understand your child better and become a more effective parent. In Nurture by Nature you'll learn which of 16 distinctly different types best matches your child's personality; how this personality type affects your child in each of the three stages of development - preschool, school age, and adolescence; how other parents, whose experiences are recounted in scores of case studies, deal with a wide array of challenging situations you may encounter: reining in a preschooler whose boundless energy constantly gets him into trouble; communicating with a child who keeps her thoughts and feelings secret; understanding an adolescent who seems not to care that he is forever losing things (his homework, his baseball cap, his keys); broadening the horizons of a child who resists trying anything new or unfamiliar...; and how you can adapt your parenting style to your child's type - and get better results when communicating, supporting, motivating, and disciplining. Whether your child is a tantrum-prone toddler, a shy third-grader, a rebellious teen, or somewhere in between, Nurture by Nature will give you the power to understand why children are the way they are - and to become the best parent you can be.

The Whole Brain Child

The Whole Brain Child
Author: Daniel J. Siegel,Tina Payne Bryson
Publsiher: Delacorte Press
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2011-10-04
ISBN 10: 0553907255
ISBN 13: 9780553907254
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Whole Brain Child Book Review:

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • More than 1 million copies in print! • The authors of No-Drama Discipline and The Yes Brain explain the new science of how a child’s brain is wired and how it matures in this pioneering, practical book. “Simple, smart, and effective solutions to your child’s struggles.”—Harvey Karp, M.D. In this pioneering, practical book, Daniel J. Siegel, neuropsychiatrist and author of the bestselling Mindsight, and parenting expert Tina Payne Bryson offer a revolutionary approach to child rearing with twelve key strategies that foster healthy brain development, leading to calmer, happier children. The authors explain—and make accessible—the new science of how a child’s brain is wired and how it matures. The “upstairs brain,” which makes decisions and balances emotions, is under construction until the mid-twenties. And especially in young children, the right brain and its emotions tend to rule over the logic of the left brain. No wonder kids throw tantrums, fight, or sulk in silence. By applying these discoveries to everyday parenting, you can turn any outburst, argument, or fear into a chance to integrate your child’s brain and foster vital growth. Complete with age-appropriate strategies for dealing with day-to-day struggles and illustrations that will help you explain these concepts to your child, The Whole-Brain Child shows you how to cultivate healthy emotional and intellectual development so that your children can lead balanced, meaningful, and connected lives. “[A] useful child-rearing resource for the entire family . . . The authors include a fair amount of brain science, but they present it for both adult and child audiences.”—Kirkus Reviews “Strategies for getting a youngster to chill out [with] compassion.”—The Washington Post “This erudite, tender, and funny book is filled with fresh ideas based on the latest neuroscience research. I urge all parents who want kind, happy, and emotionally healthy kids to read The Whole-Brain Child. This is my new baby gift.”—Mary Pipher, Ph.D., author of Reviving Ophelia and The Shelter of Each Other “Gives parents and teachers ideas to get all parts of a healthy child’s brain working together.”—Parent to Parent

Poisonous Parenting

Poisonous Parenting
Author: Shea M. Dunham,Shannon B. Dermer,Jon Carlson
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 252
Release: 2012-01-26
ISBN 10: 113697640X
ISBN 13: 9781136976407
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Poisonous Parenting Book Review:

Poisonous Parenting shows readers how to recognize the effects of negative parenting and strategies for helping adult children who are suffering from toxic attitudes and behaviors. Readers will learn when to try to save the relationship, when to proceed with caution, and when to disconnect in order to keep the poison from spreading.

No drama Discipline

No drama Discipline
Author: Daniel J. Siegel,Tina Payne Bryson
Publsiher: Bantam
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2016
ISBN 10: 034554806X
ISBN 13: 9780345548061
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

No drama Discipline Book Review:

Outlines practical parenting strategies from the toddler years through preadolescence that focus on productive and peaceful disciplinary methods while promoting positive neural connections.

Whale Done Parenting

Whale Done Parenting
Author: Ken Blanchard,Thad Lacinak,Chuck Tompkins
Publsiher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2009-11-02
ISBN 10: 1605095788
ISBN 13: 9781605095783
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Whale Done Parenting Book Review:

Offers five simple and effective principles for coping with any parenting challenge • Based on actual killer whale training techniques • Story format makes this an unusual and entertaining approach for a parenting book “How is it they can get a killer whale to urinate on cue, and we can’t get our son to pee into the toilet?” Most parents feel frustrated with their children from time to time, but killer whale trainer-in-training Amy Sheldrake has a unique perspective. She marvels at the complex behaviors her superiors are able to coax out of these enormous beasts, while she and her husband struggle to make their beloved – and much smaller – son Josh obey what seem like the simplest rules. What does training killer whales have to do with raising children? As this engrossing and unique parenting fable shows, more than you’d think. In their New York Times bestseller Whale Done, Ken Blanchard and his coauthors – including two veteran marine mammal trainers – showed how positive training concepts used at places like SeaWorld could be adapted to the workplace. In this new book they apply these same principles to parenting. Once Amy and Matt get the hang of the five Whale Done principles, they see a dramatic difference in overcoming challenges like following bedtime routines, dealing with tantrums, introducing new foods, sharing, avoiding overuse of the word no, learning to care for a pet, and instituting time-outs. The foundation of the Whale Done approach is respect. It emphasizes communication and praise rather than obedience and punishment – this is not some Pavlovian primer. Whale Done is much more than a set of techniques; it is a way of looking at people and seeing the best that is in them. Great leaders, saints, and sages have developed this skill. Since most of us are less advanced than those paragons, this book can serve as a guide for how to bring out the best in our children.

Oh Crap Potty Training

Oh Crap  Potty Training
Author: Jamie Glowacki
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2015-06-16
ISBN 10: 1501122991
ISBN 13: 9781501122996
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Oh Crap Potty Training Book Review:

Jamie Glowacki—potty-training expert, Pied Piper of Poop, and author of the popular guide, Oh Crap! Potty Training—shares her proven 6-step plan to help you toilet train your preschooler quickly and successfully. Worried about potty training? Let Jamie Glowacki, potty-training expert, show you how it’s done. Her 6-step, proven process to get your toddler out of diapers and onto the toilet has already worked for tens of thousands of kids and their parents. Here’s the good news: your child is probably ready to be potty trained EARLIER than you think (ideally, between 20–30 months), and it can be done FASTER than you expect (most kids get the basics in a few days—but Jamie’s got you covered even if it takes a little longer). If you’ve ever said to yourself: ** How do I know if my kid is ready? ** Why won’t my child poop in the potty? ** How do I avoid “potty power struggles”? ** How can I get their daycare provider on board? ** My kid was doing so well—why is he regressing? ** And what about nighttime?! Oh Crap! Potty Training can solve all of these (and other) common issues. This isn’t theory, you’re not bribing with candy, and there are no gimmicks. This is real-world, from-the-trenches potty training information—all the questions and all the ANSWERS you need to do it once and be done with diapers for good.

Codependent No More

Codependent No More
Author: Melody Beattie
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 276
Release: 2009-06-10
ISBN 10: 1592857922
ISBN 13: 9781592857920
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Codependent No More Book Review:

The healing touchstone of millions, this modern classic by one of America's best-loved and most inspirational authors holds the key to understanding codependency and to unlocking its stultifying hold on your life. Is someone else's problem your problem? If, like so many others, you've lost sight of your own life in the drama of tending to someone else's, you may be codependent--and you may find yourself in this book--Codependent No More.The healing touchstone of millions, this modern classic by one of America's best-loved and most inspirational authors holds the key to understanding codependency and to unlocking its stultifying hold on your life.With instructive life stories, personal reflections, exercises, and self-tests, Codependent No More is a simple, straightforward, readable map of the perplexing world of codependency--charting the path to freedom and a lifetime of healing, hope, and happiness.Melody Beattie is the author of Beyond Codependency, The Language of Letting Go, Stop Being Mean to Yourself, The Codependent No More Workbook and Playing It by Heart.

The Rules of Parenting

The Rules of Parenting
Author: Richard Templar
Publsiher: FT Press
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2013-04-02
ISBN 10: 013338425X
ISBN 13: 9780133384253
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Rules of Parenting Book Review:

There are lots of wrong ways to bring up your kids, but there are lots of right ones, too. There's no list of instructions you have to follow to the letter if you don't want your child to end up a loser. Richard Templar's The Rules of Parenting, Expanded Edition presents the principles to follow which you can adapt to suit you and your children. Templar -- author of The Rules of Life and many other best-sellers -- has brought together 100+ parenting tips you can start using instantly. Now updated and expanded with 10 brand-new rules, Templar's rules address everything you need to know from start to finish. Beginning with the first rule "Relax" and continuing through 100+ rules, this book presents a guide to everything a parent needs to know from toddling, school, boyfriends or girlfriends, through driving lessons and college. The book begins with a section that covers the most important rules, The Rules for Staying Sane. The rest of the sections cover some of the big questions of parenting, including the Attitude Rules, the Discipline Rules, the Sibling Rules, the School Rules, the Teenage Rules, the Crisis Rules, all the way up to the Grown-up Rules.

Strengths Based Parenting

Strengths Based Parenting
Author: Mary Reckmeyer,Jennifer Robison
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2016-02-02
ISBN 10: 1595621008
ISBN 13: 9781595621009
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Strengths Based Parenting Book Review:

How can you discover your children's unique talents? And how can you use your own talents and strengths to be the most effective and supportive parent possible? Strengths Based Parenting addresses these and other questions on parents' minds. But unlike many parenting books, Strengths Based Parenting focuses on identifying and understanding what your children are naturally good at and where they thrive -- not on their weaknesses. The book also helps you uncover your own innate talents and effectively apply them to your individual parenting style. You'll find stories, examples and practical advice as well as a strengths assessment access code for parents and one for kids, so you can take the first step to discovering your innate talents and those of your children. Grounded in decades of Gallup research on strengths psychology -- as highlighted in Gallup's StrengthsFinder 2.0, which has sold nearly 5 million copies to date -- Strengths Based Parenting shows you how to uncover your kids' top talents and your own.

Parenting with Presence

Parenting with Presence
Author: Susan Stiffelman, MFT
Publsiher: New World Library
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2015-04-20
ISBN 10: 1608683265
ISBN 13: 9781608683260
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Parenting with Presence Book Review:

Our children can be our greatest teachers. Parenting expert Susan Stiffelman writes that the very behaviors that push our buttons — refusing to cooperate or ignoring our requests — can help us build awareness and shed old patterns, allowing us to raise our children with greater ease and enjoyment. Filled with practical advice, powerful exercises, and fascinating stories from her clinical work, Parenting with Presence teaches us how to become the parents we most want to be while raising confident, caring children. “Shows parents how they can transform parenting into a spiritual practice.” — Eckhart Tolle, author of The Power of Now “Clear, wise, soulful, and poetic.” — Alanis Morissette

PISA Let s Read Them a Story The Parent Factor in Education

PISA Let s Read Them a Story  The Parent Factor in Education
Author: OECD
Publsiher: OECD Publishing
Total Pages: 82
Release: 2012-06-19
ISBN 10: 9264176233
ISBN 13: 9789264176232
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

PISA Let s Read Them a Story The Parent Factor in Education Book Review:

This book presents good news for stressed and concerned parents: it does not require a Ph.D or unlimited hours for parents to make a difference in their children's education.

Unconditional Parenting

Unconditional Parenting
Author: Alfie Kohn
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 264
Release: 2006-03-28
ISBN 10: 0743487486
ISBN 13: 9780743487481
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Unconditional Parenting Book Review:

The author of Punished by Rewards and The School Our Children Deserve builds on his parenting theories of working with children rather than trying to control them, argues against practices that teach children that they must earn a parent's approval, and presents techniques that promote desired child qualities through unconditional support. Reprint. 30,000 first printing.

The Parenting Book

The Parenting Book
Author: Nicky Lee,Sila Lee
Publsiher: Hodder & Stoughton
Total Pages: 512
Release: 2018-05-03
ISBN 10: 1473681553
ISBN 13: 9781473681552
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Parenting Book Book Review:

'We believe that healthy families are at the heart of a functioning society. We developed our courses and wrote The Marriage Book and The Parenting Book because the church has the opportunity to offer support to people at a practical, grassroots level. Every family strengthened makes a difference to a child and to our nation.' Drawing on their own experience of bringing up four children, and having talked to thousands of parents over the years on their parenting courses, Nicky and Sila Lee bring fresh insights and time-tested values to the task of parenting. The book covers the following areas: - Understanding how families work - Meeting our children's needs - Building character through setting boundaries - Helping our children make good choices - Passing on our believes and values Full of valuable advice and practical tips, The Parenting Book is a tool to come back to again and again.

The Big Disconnect

The Big Disconnect
Author: Catherine Steiner-Adair, EdD.,Teresa H. Barker
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2013-08-13
ISBN 10: 0062082442
ISBN 13: 9780062082442
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Big Disconnect Book Review:

Have iPads replaced conversation at the dinner table? What do infants observe when their parents are on their smartphones? Should you be your child's Facebook friend? As the focus of family has turned to the glow of the screen—children constantly texting their friends, parents working online around the clock—everyday life is undergoing a massive transformation. Easy availability to the Internet and social media has erased the boundaries that protect children from the unsavory aspects of adult life. Parents often feel they are losing a meaningful connection with their children. Children are feeling lonely and alienated. The digital world is here to stay, but what are families losing with technology's gain? As renowned clinical psychologist Catherine Steiner-Adair explains, families are in crisis around this issue, and even more so than they realize. Not only do chronic tech distractions have deep and lasting effects, but children desperately need parents to provide what tech cannot: close, significant interactions with the adults in their lives. Drawing on real-life stories from her clinical work with children and parents, and her consulting work with educators and experts across the country, Steiner-Adair offers insights and advice that can help parents achieve greater under-standing, authority, and confidence as they come up against the tech revolution unfolding in their living rooms. We all know that deep connection with the people we love means everything to us. It's time to look with fresh eyes and an open mind at the disconnection we are experiencing from our extreme device dependence. It's never too late to put down the iPad and come to the dinner table.