A word-of-mouth best seller which has become one of the best-loved and most-successful books in the parenting field. In this expanded and updated edition, Steve Biddulph shares and gives practical and honest advice to parents so they can recognise the different stages of boyhood and learn how to raise happy, confident, and kind young men. Boys need to be parented in a different way from girls with their own very special psychological and physical make-up. Home, society and education have failed boys badly - and these failures lead to unhappy men who cannot fully become happy, responsible, emotionally-confident adults.
Simple strategies for a happier home and more cooperative kids. For children aged 3-13.Finally, a revolutionary programme that gives you simple steps to take the daily battles out of parenting. These strategies resolve one of parents' biggest frustrations: getting your children to listen and do what you ask, the first time you ask. When children are at their best, it is easy to get along with them and enjoy them.
"Recommended book for parents & teachers"
The pain of abandonment, both real and metaphorical, can cast a shadow over our entire adult experience. Warming the Stone Child investigates the abandoned child archetype in world myths and cultures to find clues about the process of healing the "unmothered" child within us all. Spiced with Dr. Estes' wonderful storytelling, Warming the Stone Child is a unique listening experience with a practical edge.
"warming the Stone Child"
Janet Lansbury is unique among parenting experts. As a RIE teacher and student of pioneering child specialist Magda Gerber, her advice is not based solely on formal studies and the research of others, but also on her twenty years of hands-on experience guiding hundreds of parents and their toddlers. No Bad Kids is a collection of Janet's most popular and widely read articles pertaining to common toddler behaviors and how respectful parenting practices can be applied to benefit both parents and children.
On The Gifts of Imperfect Parenting, Dr. Brené Brown invites us on a journey to transform the lives of parents and children alike. Drawing on her 12 years of research on vulnerability, courage, worthiness, and shame, she presents ten guideposts to creating what she describes as "wholehearted" families where each of us can continually learn and grow as we reach our full potential.
"Great stories, great advice."
In his New York Times best seller Brain Rules, Dr. John Medina told us how our brains really work-and why we ought to redesign our workplaces and schools. Now, in Brain Rules for Baby, he shares what the latest science says about how to raise smart and happy children from zero to five.
"Practical, pragmatic and reassuring"
The future of our society depends on our gifted children - the population in which we'll find our next Isaac Newton, Albert Einstein, or Virginia Woolf. Yet the gifts and talents of some of our most brilliant kids may never be recognized because these children fall into a group known as twice exceptional, or "2e". Twice exceptional kids are both gifted and diagnosed with a disability - often ADHD or an Autism Spectrum Disorder - leading teachers and parents to overlook the child's talents and focus solely on his weaknesses. Too often, these children get lost in a cycle of chasing diagnostic labels and are never given the tools to fully realize their potential.
Internationally acclaimed parenting experts Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish have helped millions of families with their breakthrough, best-selling books. Now, they return with a lively, down-to-earth guide that tackles the tough issues teens and parents face today. After years of research, lecturing, and feedback, Faber and Mazlish have developed an innovative approach to maintaining a candid, open, mutually respectful dialogue between parents and teens.
One Born Every Minute, Channel 4's Bafta-winning documentary series, was the critical and popular smash-hit of 2010. And in February 2011, it was back on the maternity ward for 12 more thrilling episodes. In this wonderful new book, midwives Maria Dore and Ros Bradbury look back over their careers and reveal the extraordinary experiences that fill their every working day - from first-time mums with unusual birth plans to overwhelmed dads who end up on the delivery room floor.
"My wife loved this"
Never before has world-renowned psychoanalyst Alice Miller examined so persuasively the long-range consequences of childhood abuse on the body. Using the experiences of her patients along with the biographical stories of literary giants such as Virginia Woolf, Franz Kafka, and Marcel Proust, Miller shows how a child's humiliation, impotence, and bottled rage will manifest itself as adult illness - be it cancer, stroke, or other debilitating diseases.
Parenting is not about kids, it's about parents. If you're not in control, then you cannot be in charge. What every kid really needs are parents who are able to keep their cool no matter what. Easier said than done? Not anymore, thanks to ScreamFree Parenting, the principle-based approach that's inspiring parents everywhere to truly revolutionize their family dynamics.
A veteran clinical psychologist exposes why doctors, teachers, and parents incorrectly diagnose healthy American children with serious psychiatric conditions. In recent years there has been an alarming rise in the number of American children and youth assigned a mental health diagnosis. Current data from the Centers for Disease Control reveal a 41 percent increase in rates of ADHD diagnoses over the past decade and a forty-fold spike in bipolar disorder diagnoses. Similarly, diagnoses of autism spectrum disorder has increased by 78 percent since 2002.
"Very good book to read for parents"
Dr. Ross Greene, a distinguished clinician and pioneer in the treatment of kids with social, emotional, and behavioral challenges, has worked with thousands of explosive children, and he has good news: these kids aren't attentionseeking, manipulative, or unmotivated, and their parents aren't passive, permissive disciplinarians. Rather, explosive kids are lacking some crucial skills in the domains of flexibility/adaptability, frustration tolerance, and problem solving, and they require a different approach.
Beth is a sweet-natured child who appears to have been well looked after. But it isn't long before Cathy begins to have concerns that the relationship between Beth and her father is not as it should be. Little Beth, aged 7, has been brought up by her father Derek after her mother left when she was a toddler. When Derek is suddenly admitted to hospital with psychiatric problems, Beth is taken into care and arrives at Cathy's.
Discover the power, joy and love of living "Hands Free." If technology is the new addiction, then multi-tasking is the new marching order. We check our email while cooking dinner, send a text while bathing the kids, and spend more time looking into electronic screens than into the eyes of our loved ones. With our never-ending to-do lists and jam-packed schedules, it's no wonder we're distracted.
"lots of very similar stories saying the same thing"
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.
Two Christian parenting educators describe five ways we can connect with our children: physical touch, quality time, words of affirmation, gifts, and acts of service. These initiatives, when geared to the preferences of each child, make them feel loved and, thus, more receptive to guidance and redirection when needed. The authors are inspiring writers whose examples and quotes from children and parents are instructive.
If you are raising a child with Asperger's Syndrome, it can be a real challenge to find answers to your questions and make decisions while trying to keep pace with the latest developments in research and changes in the growth and behavior of your child. This book comes to the rescue by combining the latest medical information and interventions with clear-cut strategies to help your child thrive at home and at school.
The secret behind France's astonishingly well-behaved children is here. When American journalist Pamela Druckerman has a baby in Paris, she doesn't aspire to become a "French parent". French parenting isn't a known thing, like French fashion or French cheese. Even French parents themselves insist they aren't doing anything special. But French children are far better behaved and more in command of themselves than American kids....
"Maman knows best"
Attention all potty-mouthed, cheap-wine-drinking mothers: Prepare to meet your match. Any bad thought you've had about your kids, Nicole Knepper has had worse. Much worse. It's not that she doesn't love her kids. It's that she understands what a mind-f*?% it can be to try to civilize those wild little beasts.
Powerful inspiration for living completely and being happy, healthy and durable in an increasingly digital world. Captivating lessons featured in this gentle manifesto draw from the lives of fascinating people ranging from Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak, to Foo Fighters' Dave Grohl and biologist E. O. Wilson. The author's simple yet potent words, combined with engaging sounds and soothing music, will make you proud of all the powers you have that machines don't. Learn why being more durable will help you peacefully and successfully associate with technology, nature, and everything else. Parents who understand what it means to be durable will have the secret to unleashing their kids' unique talents and abilities so they'll grow up to be thoughtful, creative, durable contributors.
Stop Bedwetting Older Child Hypnosis is self-hypnosis with positive suggestions recommended for older children, adolescents and adults. The audio combines self-hypnosis techniques, guided imagery and positive suggestions for staying dry at night and feeling confident that this can be achieved. Since children are usually very good hypnotic subjects, it would seem useful to consider the possibility of hypnosis for assisting a child in learning dryness.
Do you want to end your frustration and your child's embarrassment NOW? Imagine this. Your child is due to go to their school camp but is very anxious that they will be teased because they wet the bed! If you want to stop having to wash wet, smelly sheets... if your son or daughter is too afraid to go to a sleepover or... your child has never had a dry night or has had short periods of being dry, and if you want to help your child boost his or her self-esteem by being permanently dry at night... then you have found the answers.
Stop Bed Wetting Younger Child Hypnosis is a self-hypnosis story directed at younger children (ages 3 to 8). Dr. Janet Hall explains how the child's brain needs to tell the body to either wake up and go to the toilet during the night, or how your brain can tell your bladder muscle "Be quiet, shut up, and let me sleep all night". By listening to this you'll get an extra sort of reminder to your brain to be the boss of your bladder while you sleep. The audio is for you to play before you go to bed at night.
Parenting teenagers is hard enough without feeling locked out of knowing how to apply to and pay for college. With the right information to turn the key, moms and dads can open the gate so their sons and daughters enter successfully into the futures they deserve. Join Pamela Donnelly in her humorous, informative trainings on the four mission-critical strategies you must implement in order to position your teen for independence, not co-dependence.
How do you tell a child about the death of a parent, sibling, close relative, or friend? Once that death has been made known, how do you answer children's questions about what caused the person to die, and what happens next? Then, as the grieving process begins, what are some constructive ways for children to express strong reaction to loss? These and other questions are answered in Helping Children to Grieve, a powerful, practical presentation by Sister Carole Riley, Ph.D., LPC.
The average teen is faced with unprecedented exposure to inappropriate viewing, an incredible amount of peer pressure, plus the 'Get what you want now' mindset of today. Depending on your age and, whether you are a parent or not, your view on the 'good' technology has provided for the young person may be somewhat agreed upon with caution.
Are your kids complaining that "there's nothing to do" or "I'm bored" this summer? Need some new ideas to keep them entertained until school is back in session? Look no further - this guide to free and cheap kids activities will help you kick the boredom blues! My kids are probably like yours: They love being off of school but soon the sounds of "I'm bored" and "there's nothing to do" echo through our house and both my wife and I yearn for something to keep them entertained and keep the whining at bay.
As a parent, you want the best for your kids. That is the reason why when drugs are involved, you should be very careful in discussing everything about drugs especially the risks associated with these. Parents are role models for children to the point that they greatly influence child's behavior and other aspects of their lives. Find some time talking to your children about drugs. In this book, you will find the different ways on how you could explain everything about drugs and being connected to your children's lives.
If you think sex education is still about the birds and the bees, think again. And it's not about science either. In her shocking exposé, You're Teaching My Child What?, Dr. Miriam Grossman rips back the curtain on sex education today, exposing a sordid truth. Today's sex ed programs aren't based on science; they're based on liberal lies and politically correct propaganda that promote the illusion that children (yes, children) can be sexually free without risk.
There comes a time in every new mother's life when she finds herself staring at her screaming, smelly "bundle of joy" and wishing someone had told her that her house would reek of vomit, or that she shouldn't buy the cute onesies with a thousand impossible buttons, or that she might cry more than the baby. Best-selling humor author Dawn Dais is convinced that there is a reason for this lack of preparedness....
Zig Ziglar, one of America's most prominent motivational speakers and success coaches now brings you the guidelines that you need to face life's parental challenges. In this updated version of Zig's classic audiobook Raising Positive Kids in a Negative World, Zig shows you that today's parenting challenges really aren't so different from the challenges of the past.
Do you want to be the kindest and most understanding parent you can be? Do you want your children to be confident and have good self-esteem? What if this hypnosis recording could work like magic to build your child's confidence and self-esteem into rock-hard conviction?W ould you like to build your child's self-resilience so that they can roll with life's challenges and withstand even the most nasty bullies at school!
Questioning thousands of parents and educators, Dr. Wayne Dyer learned firsthand what people really want for their children. They don't particularly want their kids to go to fancy schools, acquire riches, or live "the good life". They do want them to have personal integrity and high self-esteem, and to grow up with love and peace in their hearts. Children raised the Wayne Dyer way feel useful and needed. They are inner- rather than outer-directed. They live a stress-free life naturally, without resorting to drugs.
Living life whether you're growing up, already grown up, or also in the role of parenting, is certainly not a perfect science. There isn't a "one size fits all" formula to follow in order to achieve success or happiness in life, yet most of us want to achieve them. So begins this intentionally compact collection that mirrors the short conversations and simple words that can inspire our lives, from children to adults.
You want your children strong and confident, especially in the face of life's adversities. You want them to feel a sense of responsibility - a desire to do the right thing without having to be told what to do.
In Becoming a Father: What New Dads Should Expect & 99 Baby Tips to Survive Your Newborn's First Three Months, you'll learn everything an expectant father needs to know when caring for his newborn child. From when a baby begins developing his or her senses to what to feed your new baby, you will learn the essentials for being a new dad.
Are you recently divorced with children? If so, then you have no doubt thought about the effect that it's going to have on your children. In fact, that's probably your first worry because you don't want to let a divorce create hardships on them mentally and emotionally. The good news is that you can take control of your relationship with your children and still cultivate a great home environment.
Common Core is a set of new national education standards in the United States. Though the movement started at the state level, it is an attempt at creating a nationwide standardized curriculum for math and English literature for students in grades kindergarten through 12th grade. Common Core is important because almost all of the States have adopted its standards. This means that your child's curriculum for this upcoming school year will likely change.
Embarking on the dating scene can be a fun though sometimes daunting prospect for any single woman. But for the more than 10 million single women in the U.S. with children at home, dating is a much more complicated matter. Whether uncoupled through divorce or death, single moms face a wide range of questions: When will I be ready to date and how do I start? When-and what-should I tell the kids? What happens if I love the guy and the kids hate him?
Overwhelmed is a map of the stresses that have ripped our leisure to shreds, and a look at how to put the pieces back together. Schulte speaks to neuroscientists, sociologists, and hundreds of working parents to tease out the factors contributing to our collective sense of being overwhelmed, seeking insights, answers, and inspiration.
What is new about how teenagers communicate through services such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram? Do social media affect the quality of teens' lives? In this eye-opening book, youth culture and technology expert danah boyd uncovers some of the major myths regarding teens' use of social media. She explores tropes about identity, privacy, safety, danger, and bullying. Ultimately, boyd argues that society fails young people when paternalism and protectionism hinder teenagers' ability to become informed, thoughtful, and engaged citizens through their online interactions.
"Teens, social networking and media"
Today's children live in a world filled with adventure, mental stimulation, topical issues, and personal challenges. The values they learn now, between the ages of 5 and 8, will shape the rest of their lives. Through this collection of heartfelt true stories about family ties, helping neighbors, and lasting friendships, children will see how other kids their age have learned valuable lessons from the choices they've made - and most of all, they will realize that they are not alone in dealing with some of the difficult issues in their lives.
This book, designed for kids ages 6-10, features true, character-building stories for kids to enjoy alone or with their parents. Being a kid can be trying and confusing - a newfound exposure to the real world, confusion as to what's right and wrong, learning about friendships and making important choices for the first time. Chicken Soup for the Kid's Soul 2 is a special book designed just for kids on the verge of becoming preteens.
As the founder of Resources for Infant Educarers (RIE), Magda Gerber has spent decades helping new mothers and fathers give their children the best possible start in life. Her successful parenting approach harnesses the power of this basic fact: Your baby is unique and will grow in confidence if allowed to develop at his or her own pace. The key to successful parenting is learning to observe your child and to trust him or her to be an initiator, an explorer, a self-learner with an individual style of problem solving and mastery.
One of the country's leading researchers updates his revolutionary approach to solving - and preventing - children's sleep problems. Here Dr. Marc Weissbluth, a distinguished pediatrician and father of four, offers his groundbreaking program to ensure the best sleep for your child. In Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Child, he explains with authority and reassurance his step-by-step regime for instituting beneficial habits within the framework of your child's natural sleep cycles.
Michael Gurian's blockbuster best seller The Wonder of Boys is the bible for mothers, fathers, and educators on how to understand and raise boys. It has sold over 400,000 copies, been translated into 17 languages, and sells over 25,000 every year, which is more than any other book on boys in history. To follow up on this first book, which launched the boy's movement, he has now written this revolutionary new book which confronts what he and a lot of other parents and teachers in this country truly believe to be a "boy's crisis".
As a woman used to traveling and living the high life in Bangkok, Leanne Shirtliffe recognized the constant fodder for humor while pregnant with twins in Asia's sin city. But in spite of deep-fried bug cuisine and nurses who cover newborn bassinets with plastic wrap, Shirtliffe manages to keep her babies alive for a year with help from a Coca-Cola deliveryman, several waitresses, and a bra factory. Then she and her husband return home to the isolation of North American suburbia.
"Great character narrator, tedious storytelling"
Turn back the clocks! Your sweet child has morphed into a teen. And it's no longer just a messy bedroom or an attitude with a capital "A" causing concern. There's a whole new range of issues on the horizon. What if your daughter texts a naked picture to a "boyfriend" ...which he then forwards to the entire class? What if your son becomes increasingly withdrawn...Or your child is being bullied online? Would you know what to do? You could read a whole book on teen psychology - but who has the time!
Transitions of the Heart is the first collection to ever invite mothers of transgender and gender variant children of all ages to tell their own stories about their child's gender transition. Often transitioning socially and emotionally alongside their child but rarely given a voice in the experience, mothers hold the key to familial and societal understanding of gender difference.
Teenagers are tough and anyone who has their own needs help. Here it is: a witty, enjoyable and genuinely helpful guide that breaks the mould. Get Out Of My Life offers practical alternatives to anger, nagging and frustration, and specific recommendations for developing better relationships with even the most difficult teenagers. This is the best survival manual for parents who find themselves marooned among volatile and incomprehensible aliens on Planet Teen.
"A must for all parents of teenagers"
Dr. Le-Bucklin's new parenting book is the first by a pediatrician who is also a mother of twins. No other pregnancy and parenting book for multiples offers this unique and much-needed perspective.
Every parent wants his or her child to be happy and grow into a productive, fulfilled adult...and according to parenting expert Maureen Healy, the secret to that success is in providing a foundation of inner confidence. Parents and teachers know that confidence and inner strength are important attributes, but in an era where self-worth is often measured by possessions and attractiveness, most have no idea how to model true inner confidence for their kids or how to help them cultivate it.
For any parent who has ever texted their child to the dinner table - or yanked the modem from its socket in a show of primal parental rage - this account of one family's self-imposed exile from the Information Age will leave you ROFLing (Rolling-on-the-Floor Laughing) with recognition. But it will also challenge you to take stock of your own family connections, to create a media ecology that encourages kids - and parents - to thrive.
In How We Do It, primatologist Robert Martin draws on 40 years of research to locate the roots of everything from our sex cells to the way we care for newborns. He examines the procreative history of humans as well as that of our primate kin to reveal what's really natural when it comes to making and raising babies, and distinguish which behaviors we ought to continue - and which we should not. Although it's not realistic to raise our children like our ancestors did, Martin's investigation reveals surprising consequences of - and suggests ways to improve upon - the way we do things now.
Its hard enough to live a secular life in a religious world. And bringing up children without religious influence can be even more daunting. Despite the difficulties, a large and growing number of parents are choosing to raise their kids without religion.In Parenting Beyond Belief, Dale McGowan celebrates the freedom that comes with raising kids without formal indoctrination and advises parents on the most effective way to raise freethinking children.