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The Art Of Roughhousing

Author : Anthony T. DeBenedet, M.D
ISBN : 1594745145
Genre : Family & Relationships
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Everywhere you look, physical play—what some might call “roughhousing”—is being marginalized. Gym classes are getting shorter. Recess periods are being eliminated. Some new schools don’t even have playgrounds. Is it any wonder children retreat to “virtual horseplay” via video games? But Drs. Anthony T. DeBenedet and Lawrence J. Cohen are here to shake things up—literally! With The Art of Roughhousing, they show how rough-and-tumble play can nurture close connections, solve behavior problems, boost confidence, and more. Drawing inspiration from gymnastics, martial arts, ballet, traditional sports, and even animal behavior, the authors present dozens of illustrated activities for children and parents to enjoy together—everything from the “Sumo Dead Lift” to the “Rogue Dumbo.” These delightful games are fun, free, and contain many surprising health benefits for parents. So put down those electronic games and get ready to rumble!

Everyday Parenting Toolkit

Author : Alan E. Kazdin
ISBN : 9780547985541
Genre : Family & Relationships
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Outlines accessible strategies for handling everyday child rearing challenges, outlining comprehensive approaches to such topics as fussiness, video game overindulgence, and respecting others.

Raising Human Beings

Author : Ross W. Greene
ISBN : 9781476723778
Genre : Family & Relationships
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In Raising Human Beings, the renowned child psychologist and New York Times bestselling author of Lost at School and The Explosive Child explains how to cultivate a better parent-child relationship while also nurturing empathy, honesty, resilience, and independence. Parents have an important task: figure out who their child is—his or her skills, preferences, beliefs, values, personality traits, goals, and direction—get comfortable with it, and then help him or her pursue and live a life that is congruent with it. But parents also want to have influence. They want their kid to be independent, but not if he or she is going to make bad choices. They don’t want to be harsh and rigid, but nor do they want a noncompliant, disrespectful kid. They want to avoid being too pushy and overbearing, but not if an unmotivated, apathetic kid is what they have to show for it. They want to have a good relationship with their kids, but not if that means being a pushover. They don’t want to scream, but they do want to be heard. Good parenting is about striking the balance between a child’s characteristics and a parent’s desire to have influence. Now Dr. Ross Greene offers a detailed and practical guide for raising kids in a way that enhances relationships, improves communication, and helps kids learn how to resolve disagreements without conflict. Through his well-known model of solving problems collaboratively, parents can forgo time-out and sticker charts, stop badgering, berating, threatening, and punishing, allow their kids to feel heard and validated, and have influence. From homework to hygiene, curfews, to screen time, Raising Human Beings arms parents with the tools they need to raise kids in ways that are non-punitive and non-adversarial and that brings out the best in both parent and child.

Parenting Your Powerful Child

Author : Dr. Kevin Leman
ISBN : 9781441242808
Genre : Family & Relationships
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Powerful kids don't just happen. They're created. Whether loud and temperamental, quiet and sensitive, or stubborn and manipulative, powerful children can make living with them a challenge. But it doesn't have to be that way. All children need to face the realities of life, and the best place for them to do so is in the safe place of their home. For all the parents out there at their wits' end, New York Times bestselling author Dr. Kevin Leman offers a fail-safe action plan for redirecting power surges into positive traits that will prepare the powerful child for a successful, happy, productive adult life. Parents will learn how powerful children are created, what makes them tick, what makes them explode, and what they can do to change the power plays . . . for the good of the entire family. All it takes is determination, persistence, willpower, and advice that works--guaranteed.

Mindful Parenting For Adhd

Author : Mark Bertin
ISBN : 9781626251816
Genre : Family & Relationships
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Written by a pediatrician and based in proven-effective mindfulness techniques, this book will help you and your child with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) keep calm, flexible, and in control. If you are a parent of a child with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), you probably face many unique daily challenges. Kids with ADHD are often inattentive, hyperactive, and impulsive, since ADHD affects all of self-management and self-regulation. As a result, you might become chronically frustrated or stressed out, which makes caring for ADHD that much harder. In this book, a developmental pediatrician presents a proven-effective program for helping both you and your child with ADHD stay cool and collected while remaining flexible, resilient, and mindful. Bertin addresses the various symptoms of ADHD using non-technical language and a user-friendly format. In addition, he offers guidelines to help you assess your child's strengths and weaknesses, create plans for building skills and managing specific challenges, lower stress levels for both yourself and your child, communicate effectively, and cultivate balance and harmony at home and at school. If you are a parent, caregiver, or mental health professional, this book provides a valuable guide.

Positive Discipline A Z

Author : Jane Nelsen, Ed.D.
ISBN : 0307383121
Genre : Family & Relationships
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As a parent, you face one of the most challenging—and rewarding—roles of your life. No matter how much you love your child, there will still be moments filled with anger, frustration, and, at times, desperation. What do you do? Over the years, millions of parents just like you have come to trust the Positive Discipline series for its consistent, commonsense approach to child rearing. In this completely updated edition of Positive Discipline A–Z, you will learn how to use methods to raise a child who is responsible, respectful, and resourceful. You’ll find practical solutions to such parenting challenges as: - Sibling Rivalry - Bedtime Hassles - School Problems - Getting Chores Done - ADHD ·Eating Problems - Procrastination - Whining - Tattling and Lying - Homework Battles - And Dozens More! This newly revised and expanded third edition contains up-to-the-minute information on sleeping through the night, back talk, and lack of motivation as well as tips on diet, exercise, and obesity prevention, and new approaches to parenting in the age of computers and cell phones. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Calm Parents Happy Kids

Author : Dr. Laura Markham
ISBN : 9781473502659
Genre : Family & Relationships
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Calm Parents, Happy Kids is the UK version of Dr Laura Markham's hugely successful and ground-breaking book, Peaceful Parent, Happy Kids. Now adapted for UK audiences, this practical and inspiring book reveals a three step programme that will transform family life. Most parenting books focus on changing a child's behaviour, but the truth is that children only change when their relationship with their parents changes. In Calm Parents, Happy Kids, Dr Laura Markham introduces an approach to parenting that eliminates threats, power struggles and manipulation, in favour of setting limits with empathy and communication. Bringing together the latest research in brain development with a focus on emotional awareness (for both parents and children), it will appeal to all parents who don’t want to force their children into compliance and lose their temper, but want to keep calm and help their children want to behave.

The Present Mother

Author : Catherine Weiss
ISBN : 0996140018
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9.When one mother dares to open her mind, cherish the stress of her mothering challenges, and turn it into a deeper connection with her children, it inspires other mothers to make the same radical transformation in their lives. Through your mothering struggles, The Present Mother facilitates you toward your own spiritual enlightenment. Part intimate memoir and part self­inquiry workbook, it demonstrates an effective way to see ­ and release ­ the root cause of any type of disconnection you have with your child. It shows you exactly how to question the thoughts that cause any kind of confusion, dissatisfaction or stress you experience in your mothering. It shows you exactly how to use those same thoughts to unlock your inner peace, happiness, and a deepest connection imaginable with your child using this 40-day parenting workshop with your own spiritual guide:Yourself. With ingredients from the fields of Mindfulness, Neuroscience, Child Development, Yoga, and Spiritual Enlightenment, The Present Mother shows you a way to:-Understand the root cause of your parenting challenges with complete clarity and begin again in truly enjoying being a parent;-Work with your own thoughts so you can stop passing on any kind of unproductive patterns to your child and instead, pass on what you want;-Shed any guilt you feel over what you've said or done to your child in the past and repair your relationship so you can be a positive influence on your child again;-Melt away your worries about your child and instead, have quick, easy, complete access to your wisdom, creativity, kindness and joy;-Stop any doubts you have in your mothering abilities so you can more consistently be the powerful, loving leader you want to be for your child;-Be a fully present mother in body, mind and spirit.

The Whole Brain Child

Author : Tina Payne Bryson
ISBN : 9781780338385
Genre : Psychology
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In this pioneering, practical book for parents, neuroscientist Daniel J. Siegel and parenting expert Tina Payne Bryson explain the new science of how a child's brain is wired and how it matures. Different parts of a child's brain develop at different speeds and understanding these differences can help you turn any outburst, argument, or fear into a chance to integrate your child's brain and raise calmer, happier children. Featuring clear explanations, age-appropriate strategies and illustrations that will help you explain these concepts to your child, The Whole-Brain Child will help your children to lead balanced, meaningful, and connected lives using twelve key strategies, including: Name It to Tame It: Corral raging right-brain behavior through left-brain storytelling, appealing to the left brain's affinity for words and reasoning to calm emotional storms and bodily tension. Engage, Don't Enrage: Keep your child thinking and listening, instead of purely reacting. Move It or Lose It: Use physical activities to shift your child's emotional state. Let the Clouds of Emotion Roll By: Guide your children when they are stuck on a negative emotion, and help them understand that feelings come and go. SIFT: Help children pay attention to the Sensations, Images, Feelings, and Thoughts within them so that they can make better decisions and be more flexible. Connect Through Conflict: Use discord to encourage empathy and greater social success.

Say What You See For Parents And Teachers

Author : Sandra R. Blackard
ISBN : 0980001528
Genre : Child rearing
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"'Say What You See' is a little how-to guide designed to open your eyes to what actually works with children. With real-life tips, practical examples, and playful illustrations, it shows you how to: always know the right thing to say; set boundaries like walls; replace 'no' with CAN DOs; grant wishes in fantasy; use acknowledgment instead of praise; and point out STRENGTHs to change behaviors."--P. [4] of cover.

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