- 10 Conversations You Must Have with Your SonISBN: 9780733631740
Title: 10 Conversations You Must Have with Your Son
Author: HAWKES TIM
Every parent of a teenage boy knows there are certain conversations they must have with their son. But too often they put them off - or don't have them at all - because they simply don't know where to start. Internationally recognised in the field of raising and educating boys, Dr Tim Hawkes provides practical, accessible and invaluable about how to get these discussions started.Helping parents to negotiate their way through what can be difficult territory, Dr Hawkes explores the why, what and how of ten key topics: love, identity, values, leadership, achievement, sex, money, health, living together and resilience. For each topic, Dr Hawkes offers ideas about how parents can share their own experiences, values and knowledge with their sons.This book will help you prepare your son for adulthood.
Format: Trade paperback
- 10 Mindful MinutesISBN: 9780749957667
Title: 10 Mindful Minutes
Author: HAWN GOLDIE
Format: Trade paperback
- 100 Ideas for Secondary Teachers - RevisionISBN: 9781472913753
Title: 100 Ideas for Secondary Teachers - Revision
Author: MITCHELL JOHN
The word 'revision' can strike fear into the heart of teachers and students alike The exam cycle in today's modern education system can feel relentless, resulting in students suffering from information overload and exam fatigue. But it doesn't have to be like this John Mitchell strongly believes that revision can be a opportunity to deepen students' understanding of a topic in an innovative, collaborative, and fun way - you just need to think outside the box
In this brilliant book, John Mitchell offers a diverse range of activities, games, tips and tricks that teachers can use in the classroom to help guide students through this stressful period. By combing theory with strategies tried and tested in the classroom, it will help teachers to create a culture where students are encouraged to review and reinforce their learning. This consistent approach means that revision becomes an everyday process rather that one that is just used in the run up to exams.
From adaptations of well-known games, such as Connect Four and Runaround, to brand new activities, there are ideas that are suitable for very learning style and subject. 100 Ideas for Secondary Teachers: Revision will help you to prepare students for exams effectively, alleviate stress, and reintroduce fun into your revision sessions.
- 100 Ideas for Secondary Teachers Supporting Children with AutismISBN: 9781472928467
Title: 100 Ideas for Secondary Teachers Supporting Children with Autism
Author: BULLOCK CLAIRE
The number of young people diagnosed with Autism is increasing, therefore teachers and support staff need to ensure that they are providing sufficient support for these children within the classroom. While many teachers are already keen to try and offer the best support for Autistic children, many are unsure of the best way to, or how to tackle problems when they arise. Secondary school, in particular, is a turbulent time for those with autism. Not only do they have to contend with increasingly harder work in many different subject areas, but also with examinations and adolescence.This book offers guidance for secondary school teachers that will help them to develop subtle learning strategies that have a huge benefit on pupils with Autism, create an inclusive, quality teaching environment, and support pupils with ASC during this time of change and reduce their anxiety.. It breaks down the key areas of potential difficulty, offering strategies, ideas, case studies and links to resources in way that is easy and accessible to busy teachers. Key topics covered are transition, coping with the first half of term, assessments, anxiety support, behaviour, social skills and communication, and teasing and bullying. Each idea includes step-by-step instructions to help teachers implement the techniques in the classroom, benefiting not only the pupils with Autism, but others in the class as well.This book is the ultimate troubleshooting guide for every secondary school teacher.
- 100 Ideas for Secondary Teachers Supporting Students with DyslexiaISBN: 9781472917904
Title: 100 Ideas for Secondary Teachers Supporting Students with Dyslexia
Author: REID GAVIN & GREEN SHANNON
Do you need ready-to-use, fun and engaging ideas for supporting students with dyslexia in your classroom? Then look no further Designed for busy secondary school teachers, this book is packed with tried-and-tested activities to integrate into your lesson plans that you can use straight away.
There are ideas specific to secondary subject areas, including English, maths and PE, plus loads of practical advice on key areas of personal development, from self-esteem and staying motivated to effective study skills.
This is the perfect companion for teachers and SENCOs who want to ensure that those children with dyslexia in their care are fully supported to help fulfil their potential.
INCLUDES: Teaching tips Taking it further ideas Quotes from teachers and pupils Bonus ideas
- 14 Days to Exam SuccessISBN: 9780230249103
Title: 14 Days to Exam Success
Author: BECKER LUCINDA
This practical guide to effective revision and success in exams takes the reader through a fourteen-day program which ensures maximum results in the time available. With illustrations to enhance the text, it shows the reader how to tackle common revision and exam challenges through exercises, checklists and worked examples. It is a handy guide offering expert advice to help students maximize their chances of exam success in just two weeks.
- 21st Century Girls What Every Parent Needs to KnowISBN: 9780752890135
Title: 21st Century Girls What Every Parent Needs to Know
Author: PALMER SUE
'There can be no keener revelation of a country's soul than the way it treats its children'
Childhood, as a stage in human development, has been steadily eroded. Children today are introduced to 21st Century adult values and behaviour at an increasingly early age, long before they're developmentally ready to cope with them. We expend immense time and effort attending to their material needs while neglecting their developmental needs.
In this important polemic, Sue Palmer believes that if we don't get a grip on this problem soon, the increase in developmental disorders, behavioural difficulties and mental health problems recorded by experts over recent decades will soon roll out of control.
Sue discusses challenges faced in the 21st century including:
-the problems facing parents in an age of materialism
-the way gender wars have intensified those problems
-the debate about the 'female brain'
-the reasons why contemporary culture can be so damaging for children, especially girls
-the challenges involved in detoxifying family life
Every parent, grandparent, teacher and carer of girls needs to read this book.
Format: Trade paperback
- 25 Foods Kids Hate & How To Get Them Eating 24ISBN: 9781847737892
Title: 25 Foods Kids Hate & How To Get Them Eating 24
Author: FAULKNER FIONA
- 5 Love Languages of Children: The Secret to Loving Children EffectivelyISBN: 9780802412850
Title: 5 Love Languages of Children: The Secret to Loving Children Effectively
Author: CHAPMAN GARY ; CAMPBELL ROSS
Every Child has a unique way of feeling loved. When you discover your child's love language-and how to speak it-you can build a solid foundation for your child to trust you and Hourish as they grow. In this book for parents, teachers, single parents, and more, Drs. Gary Chapman and Ross Campbell offer practical advice for how to: Discover and speak your child's love language in dozens of ways! Use the love languages to help your child learn best, Discipline and correct more lovingly and effectively Book jacket.
- 8 Keys to End Bullying Strategies for Parents & SchoolsISBN: 9780393709285
Title: 8 Keys to End Bullying Strategies for Parents & Schools
Author: WHITSON SIGNE
Groundbreaking books have peered into the psychology of bullying and the cultural climate that seemingly now more than ever gives rise to such cruelty and aggression. But few have been able to synthesize what we know into 8 simple, targeted keys that equip educators, professionals, and parents with practical strategies to tackle the issue head-on. This book answers that call.
Social media bullying and the recent tragedies stemming from it has given the widespread problem a new dimension. While no magic cure-all exists, adults can learn and implement all sorts of quick and easy techniques that can make a huge difference in the lives of kids. In 8 core strategies, this book lays them out, from establishing meaningful connections with kids to creating a positive school climate, addressing cyberbullying, building social emotional competence, reaching out to bullies, empowering bystanders, and much more."
Format: Trade paperback
- 8 Keys to Raising the Quirky Child: How to Help a Kid Who Doesn't (Quite) Fit InISBN: 9780393709209
Title: 8 Keys to Raising the Quirky Child: How to Help a Kid Who Doesn't (Quite) Fit In
Author: BOWERS MARK
Tips and strategies for parents of kids who are "different" than all the rest. A quirky child experiences difficulty fitting in and connecting with others usually due to an interpersonal style or behavior that stands out from the other kids. Maybe they are obsessed with a topic of interest or spend excessive hours a day reading, playing video games, or playing with just one toy. These kids are not so far afield as to fall on the autism spectrum, but they are unique, and their behaviors are not addressed in typical parenting books. This book defines quirky markers and offers strategies for parents to understand their children's brains and behaviors; to know what is developmentally appropriate, and what isn't; to understand how to reach their kids; and to help facilitate their social functioning in the world. It will calm the hearts and minds of parents who worry that their child doesn't fit in and offer hope to parents who need strategies to support their quirky child's overall development.
- 9 Ways to a Resilient ChildISBN: 9780733334825
Title: 9 Ways to a Resilient Child
Author: COULSON JUSTIN
The author of 21 Days to a Happier Family, Dr Justin Coulson, on raising kids who'll bounce back from adversity and challenging times. Have you ever watched your child give up too quickly and easily, moaning 'I can't'. Perhaps your child resists going to school because they don't like their teacher or their friend rejected them. Maybe they failed in a sporting contest or an exam. One of the most frequent questions Kidspot parenting expert Dr Justin Coulson is asked is 'How can I help my child become resilient?' Friendship problems, bullying, physical changes and parenting styles are just some of the issues that can affect our children's ability to bounce back from difficulty and adapt to challenging situations. Helping our children develop resilience can have lifelong positive effects. 9 Ways to a Resilient Child will help parents enable their children to cope with the challenges that life throws at us all. Discover why winners aren't always grinners, the problems with common advice like 'Toughen up, princess', the negative impact of helicopter parenting, and how praise can harm instead of help. Understand both the protective and the risk factors affecting resilience for better or for worse. And uncover the psychological secrets that will build your child's ability to bounce back, stronger and more resilient than ever: from the ability to think flexibly, make safe and healthy choices, and exercise self-control, to the powerful impact of family, relationships, school and community. Dr Coulson aims to bolster resilience - not just in our children, but also in ourselves. Because resilient parents are more likely to have resilient kids.
- Academically Adrift: Limited Learning on College CampusesISBN: 9780226028569
Title: Academically Adrift: Limited Learning on College Campuses
Author: ARUM RICHARD
In spite of soaring tuition costs, more and more students go to college every year. A bachelor's degree is now required for entry into a growing number of professions. And some parents begin planning for the expense of sending their kids to college when they're born. Almost everyone strives to go, but almost no one asks the fundamental question posed by Academically Adrift: are undergraduates really learning anything once they get there?
For a large proportion of students, Richard Arum and Josipa Roksa's answer to that question is a definitive no. Their extensive research draws on survey responses, transcript data, and, for the first time, the state-of-the-art Collegiate Learning Assessment, a standardized test administered to students in their first semester and then again at the end of their second year. According to their analysis of more than 2,300 undergraduates at twenty-four institutions, 45 percent of these students demonstrate no significant improvement in a range of skills-including critical thinking, complex reasoning, and writing-during their first two years of college. As troubling as their findings are, Arum and Roksa argue that for many faculty and administrators they will come as no surprise-instead, they are the expected result of a student body distracted by socializing or working and an institutional culture that puts undergraduate learning close to the bottom of the priority list.
Academically Adrift holds sobering lessons for students, faculty, administrators, policy makers, and parents-all of whom are implicated in promoting or at least ignoring contemporary campus culture. Higher education faces crises on a number of fronts, but Arum and Roksa's report that colleges are failing at their most basic mission will demand the attention of us all.
- All Joy & No Fun: The Paradox of Modern ParenthoodISBN: 9780349005515
Title: All Joy & No Fun: The Paradox of Modern Parenthood
Author: SENIOR JENNIFER
Award-winning journalist Jennifer Senior tries to tackle the issue of the effects of children on their parents, isolating and analysing the many ways in which children reshape their parents' lives, whether it's their marriages, their jobs, their habits, their hobbies, their friendships, or their internal senses of self. She argues that changes in the last half-century have radically altered the roles of today's mothers and fathers, making their mandates at once more complex and far less clear. Recruiting from a wide variety of sources - in history, sociology, economics, psychology, philosophy, and anthropology - she dissects both the timeless strains of parenting and the ones that are brand new, and then brings her research to life in the homes of ordinary parents around the country. The result is an unforgettable series of family portraits, starting with parents of young children and progressing to parents of teens. Through lively and accessible storytelling, Senior follows these mothers and fathers as they wrestle with some of parenthood's deepest vexations - and luxuriate in some of its finest rewards. All Joy and No Fun makes us reconsider some of our culture's most basic beliefs about parenthood, all while illuminating the profound ways children deepen and add purpose to our lives. By focusing on parenthood, rather than parenting, the book is original and essential reading for mothers and fathers of today - and tomorrow.
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- AME NCEA Level 3 Scholarship Chemistry Workbook 2015ISBN: 9780908315307
Title: AME NCEA Level 3 Scholarship Chemistry Workbook 2015
Author: GIFFNEY JAN
- AME NCEA Level 3 Scholarship Physics Workbook 2015ISBN: 9780908315345
Title: AME NCEA Level 3 Scholarship Physics Workbook 2015
Author: HOUSEDEN DAVID
- Anger Toolbox Tools for Parents & Carers to Help Children & Young People Through Angry TimesISBN: 9780958265584
Title: Anger Toolbox Tools for Parents & Carers to Help Children & Young People Through Angry Times
A resource for New Zealand parents and caregivers offering practical ideas to help manage and support children and teens through angry times. Includes information on why people get angry, what happens when they do, and ways to effectively manage anger. This new 2011 edition has updated with new information.
Format: Trade paperback
- Annabel Karmel's New Complete Baby & Toddler Meal PlannerISBN: 9780670072156
Title: Annabel Karmel's New Complete Baby & Toddler Meal Planner
Author: KARMEL ANNABEL
Writing from sound practical experience, this book was the result of Annabel Karmel's determination to feed her children well while coping with the demands of a professional career.
- Art of Changing the Brain: Enriching the Practice of Teaching by Exploring the Biology of LearningISBN: 9781579220549
Title: Art of Changing the Brain: Enriching the Practice of Teaching by Exploring the Biology of Learning
Author: ZULL JAMES E
Engaging and logically organized Readers will feel encouraged and eager to integrate the concepts into their own philosophy of teaching and learning."?Effective Teaching"The book is not merely an explication but a thoughtfully crafted, neuroscientfically informed teaching device that obeys the advice offered."?American Journal of Psychology"James Zull's crystal-clear mapping of how learning occurs, how learning changes the brain, and how many parts of the brain are activated as one learns should be interesting for all who teach. Zull relays a teaching approach and the neuroscience behind that approach that can dramatically affect learning."?Nursing Education Perspectives"This is the best book I have read about the brain and learning. Zull perspective forms the foundation for a teaching approach that can dramatically improve human learning."?David A. Kolb, Dept. of Organizational Behavior, Case Western Reserve UniversityJames Zull invites teachers in higher education or any other setting to accompany him in his exploration of what scientists can tell us about the brain and to discover how this knowledge can influence the practice of teaching. He describes the brain in clear non-technical language and an engaging conversational tone, highlighting its functions and parts and how they interact, and always relating them to the real world of the classroom and his own evolution as a teacher."
- Artful Parent Simple Ways to Fill Your Family's Life with Art & Creativity - Includes over 60 Art Projects for Children Ages 1 to 8ISBN: 9781590309643
Title: Artful Parent Simple Ways to Fill Your Family's Life with Art & Creativity - Includes over 60 Art Projects for Children Ages 1 to 8
Author: VAN'T HUL JEAN
Bring out your children's creativity and imagination with more than 60 kids' art activities from the creator of www.ArtfulParent.com.&
Art making is a wonderfully fun way for young children to tap into their imagination, deepen their creativity, and explore new materials, all while strengthening their fine motor skills and developing self-confidence.& The Artful Parent& has all the tools and information you need to encourage your children's creativity through art. You'll learn how to set up an art space, how to talk to children about their artwork, how to choose the best art supplies (without breaking the bank), how to repurpose and organize the piles of art created, and even how to use kids' art activities to soften everyday transitions.&
The more than sixty engaging kids' arts and crafts projects included here are accessible and developmentally appropriate for one- to eight-year-olds, and they're a far cry from the cookie-cutter crafts many of us did in school as kids. From bubble prints to musical chairs art, these kids art activities allow children to explore art materials, techniques, and ideas as they grow more creative every day. With activities for downtimes, action art for releasing energy, and recipes for making your own art materials, this book is your guide for raising an artful family.
- Asperger Syndrome in Adolescence Living with the Ups, the Downs and Things in BetweenISBN: 9781843107422
Title: Asperger Syndrome in Adolescence Living with the Ups, the Downs and Things in Between
Author: WILLEY LIANNE HOLLIDAY
Childhood and adult experiences of individuals with Asperger Syndrome (AS) are becoming increasingly well documented, yet the crucial formative teenage years have, so far, been neglected. Adolescence is a difficult time for any teenager, but when you have Asperger Syndrome this already emotionally complex time of life becomes all the more challenging. Reflecting the views of parents, professionals and those with AS themselves, this book tackles issues that are pertinent to all teenagers, such as sexuality, depression and friendship, as well as discussing topics like disclosure and therapeutic alternatives that are more specific to those with AS. This book aims to make the transition from child to adult as smooth as possible, and is an essential survival guide to adolescence.
- Assessment 3.0 Throw Out Your Grade Book & Inspire LearningISBN: 9781483373881
Title: Assessment 3.0 Throw Out Your Grade Book & Inspire Learning
Author: BARNES MARK
Throw out gradebooks and meet the assessment system of the future!
Mark Barnes's formula for feedback, titled SE2R (Summarize, Explain, Redirect, Resubmit), has delivered stunning results to the forward-thinking schools that have tried it. The method in this book will loosen and then break your classroom's dependence on the "A-through-F" grading system that does little more than silence student voices.
Delving into what really motivates students, the book covers:
- How GPA is a classic example of "the tail wagging the dog"
- Utilizing mobile devices and social networks to maximize the benefits of SE2R
- Addressing and overcoming bureaucratic resistance to change
- A-Z of Baby NamesISBN: 9780199669851
Title: A-Z of Baby Names
Author: HANKS PATRICK
Compiled by Patrick Hanks, one of the world's leading authorities on names and naming, this new edition ofAn A-Z of Baby Names(previouslyBabies' Names) provides all the help you'll need to find the right name for your newborn.
Here are over 2,500 names in common use in the English-speaking world--ranging from traditional names from Katherine and Michael to Jane and William, to more recent coinages such as Bryn or Chelsea. Readers will find inspiration from plants ("Azalea," "Olive"), from precious stones ("Amber," "Ruby"), from mythological gods and goddesses ("Irene," "Iris"), from the Bible ("Aaron," "Adam," "Miriam," "Naomi"), and much more. Each entry includes the origins and history of the name and, when possible, notable bearers of the name in life and in literature.
The book is also filled with curious facts and interesting tales. We learn that "Casey" comes from folk hero Casey Jones, who acquired the nickname from his birthplace, Cayce, Kentucky. "Brock" was originally a nickname for someone resembling a badger. And "Rose" probably doesn't derive from the flower, but from Germanic words for either "horse" (Hros) or "fame" (hrod).
This reissue includes essential updates as well as a helpful article on how to find the right name or to create your own. In addition, an appendix includes thematic indexes for many name categories such as Biblical names, names from television and films, names from literature and popular culture, pet forms and nicknames, as well as a list of the most popular names by year and by region.
- Babies NamesISBN: 9780199563425
Title: Babies Names
Author: HANKS PATICK
Compiled by Patrick Hanks, one of the world's leading authorities on names and naming, this brand new edition of Babies' Names provides all the help you'll need to find the right name for your newborn. Here are over 2,500 names in common use in the English-speaking world--ranging from traditional names from Katherine and Michael to Jane and William, to more recent coinages such as Bryn or Chelsea. Readers will find inspiration from plants (""Azalea,"" ""Olive""), from precious stones (""Amber,"" ""Ruby""), from mythological gods and goddesses (""Irene,"" ""Iris""), from the Bible (""Aaron,"" ""Adam,"" Miriam,"" ""Naomi""), and much more. Each entry includes the origins and history of the name and, when possible, notable bearers of the name in life and in literature. Some of the entries include pronunciations, so that we learn that Ngaio (a New Zealand name, deriving from the Maori word meaning ""clever"") is pronounced ""nye-oh."" The book is filled with curious facts and interesting tales. We learn that ""Casey"" comes from folk hero Casey Jones, who acquired the nickname from his birthplace, Cayce, Kentucky. ""Brock"" was originally a nickname for someone resembling a badger. And ""Rose"" probably doesn't derive from the flower, but from Germanic words for either ""horse"" (Hros) or ""fame"" (Hrod). The Fourth Edition has been revised and updated, and now contains a fascinating article on how to find the right name or create your own. In addition, an appendix includes thematic indexes for many name categories such as Biblical names, names from television and films, names from literature and popular culture, pet forms and nicknames, as well a list of the most popular names by year and by region.
- Baby Led Weaning Helping Your Baby to Love Good FoodISBN: 9780091923808
Title: Baby Led Weaning Helping Your Baby to Love Good Food
Author: RAPLEY GILL
- Baby Love 6th edISBN: 9781742613307
Title: Baby Love 6th ed
Author: BARKER ROBIN
Robin Barker is a registered nurse, midwife and early childhood nurse with over thirty-five years' experience with families and babies. Robin's other books include Baby and Toddler Meals and The Mighty Toddler, both of which have been reprinted many times.
Format: Trade paperback
- Baby Love Rev EdISBN: 9781405039109
Title: Baby Love Rev Ed
Author: BARKER ROBIN
Australian, authoritative and totally up-to-date, Baby Love is the only book you'll need to guide you through your baby's first year. Australia's bestselling babycare book is loved by thousands of new parents every year. With expert advice for the first 12 months of every baby's life and full of Robin Barker's wisdom and humour, this classic guide has been fully revised, including new material on nutrition, food allergy and intolerance, and updates on safe sleeping, breastfeeding, reflux and immunisation. With over 30 years of hands-on experience with mothers and babies, Robin Barker knows exactly the kind of information parents are looking for. Baby Love is full of detailed material you won't find in any other book, including: practical and informative advice on sleeping and crying; clear and concise information about getting breastfeeding right for you; advice on all aspects of your baby's nutrition, including bottle feeding; an extensive selection of nutritious recipes to tempt the fussiest eaters.
Format: Trade paperback
- Baby Names for NZersISBN: 9781869663605
Title: Baby Names for NZers
Author: MATTHEWS ANNE
- Baby Play for Every DayISBN: 9780241011645
Title: Baby Play for Every Day
Author: DK STAF & HALSEY CLAIRE
- Baby Sign Language: For Hearing BabiesISBN: 9780399532603
Title: Baby Sign Language: For Hearing Babies
Author: WARBURTON KARYN
Open the door to greater communication with your preverbal child through Baby Sign Language. This practical, illustrated guide shows how simple, easy-to-remember gestures can be used by you and your baby or toddler--to convey thoughts, needs, questions, and answers. It's easy, and babies absolutely love it! Baby-signing takes just a few hours to learn, and can be taught to babies as young as six months of age. In this volume, workshop instructor Karyn Warburton presents more than 200 baby-friendly signs covering a wide variety of subjects that little ones will love to learn and use, and will develop their cognitive skills, cut down on communication frustration, and create a stronger bond. This delightful, easy-to-use book features: * Clear, step-by-step instructions--based on the Baby Talk workshop format * Photographs and drawings to illustrate each sign * Baby-centered sign language activities, including songs and storytelling * Signs graded for difficulty levels * Tips on how to introduce and reinforce key signs
- Baby Whisperer Solves All Your ProblemsISBN: 9780091902513
Title: Baby Whisperer Solves All Your Problems
Author: HOGG TRACY
Format: Trade paperback
- Baby's First SkillsISBN: 9781409351191
Title: Baby's First Skills
Author: STOPPARD MIRIAM
Updated parents' guide to helping your baby develop through creative play, from expert Dr Miriam StoppardBring out your baby's full potential with just a single 'golden hour of play' each day following expert advice from Dr Miriam Stoppard - Britain's most popular and trusted childcare specialist. Discover how in just an hour you can help your baby develop during the first year: from their speech to movement, coordination and social skills, while bonding with them through play. 48 'golden hour' activities will help you get the most out of your time with your baby.From laughing games to matching and sorting, a month-by-month guide to activities means you'll know what to do with your baby when. Perfect for busy mums and dads.
- Back in Control How to Get Your Children to BehaveISBN: 9780671761653
Title: Back in Control How to Get Your Children to Behave
Author: BODENHAMER GREGORY
In just thirty days, you can get children to behave the way you want them to. Whether their misbehavior is as minor as letting the dishes pile up and the trash overflow or as traumatic as a drug habit and stealing, Back in Control will enable you to set and enforce rules that your kids will obey.
Back in Control is based on a highly successful program that has helped thousands of parents regain control over their children. Without compromising your values away or kicking the kids out of the house, it offers you the simplest, most effective method of childhood discipline to date. It presents a three-step formula that is perfect for virtually any adult wanting to control children's misbehavior.
Instead of getting caught up in children's arguments and manipulations, Back in Control shows parents how to reestablish their rightful place as bosses of the family. Teachers are able to devote more time to teaching than to disciplining students. Probation officers and social workers working with parents, in addition to managing their caseloads more effectively, are able to permanently stop children from abusing drugs or alcohol, stealing, running away from home, and being truant. Children themselves learn that there are some rules they must obey, whether they want to or not, and they will grow up believing that they can succeed in doing what is required of them.
Power belongs to those who use it. And if you don't, your children will. If your children's problem behavior is out of hand, it's time you got Back in Control.
- Barron's New SATISBN: 9781438075723
Title: Barron's New SAT
Author: GREEN SHARON WEINER
This completely revised edition reflects all of the new question types that will appear on the NEW SAT, scheduled to be administered in Spring 2016. This book contains:
- A diagnostic test and four full-length practice tests with all questions answered and explained
- An overview of the SAT, an explanation of the test's scoring method, and study advice
- Test-taking tactics for the exam as a whole, and special strategies for each part of the test
- Subject reviews covering all of the sections on the new test
- Detailed instruction in writing the optional SAT essay
- A CD-ROM that features additional full-length practice exams with automatic scoring and fully explained answers.
- Battlefield WisdomISBN: 9781869509675
Title: Battlefield Wisdom
Author: LATTA NIGEL
Somehow, somewhere, parenting has become far too complicated and serious. BATTLEFIELD WISDOM is the perfect antidote. As a gift for newbie parents, or a soothing balm for the bumps and bruises of the seasoned veteran, this handy little pocket-sized book is for all those who've been worn down by the dreary, politically correct, guilt-inducing Dr Fudgebuffers telling us all what a rotten job we're doing. Bestselling author and clinical psychologist Nigel Latta takes you on an entertaining, irreverent and utterly unapologetic ride through the realities of parenting in this brave new child-centred world. Be warned - this is not a book for the weak-kneed. You'll find pearls of wisdom on everything from the horrors of bath poo to what we can learn about parenting from cannibals, and even tips on how to give your children away (not all of them, just enough to make an example to the rest). If they still burned people at the stake for heresy, right now someone would be looking for a match.
- Beautiful FailuresISBN: 9780857989253
Title: Beautiful Failures
Author: CLARK LUCY
"'I imagine we would all agree on the things education should not be. It should not, surely, make one quarter of all kids drop out and be lost to learning. It should not, surely, make children feel so bad about themselves that they hurt themselves, or shut down, or become lacking in any confidence about themselves.' What is the meaning of success? What do you do when the system says your child is a failure? Why is it so hard for parents to talk to each other about how badly their kids are doing? They can't ALL be doing brilliantly, so why aren't we talking about the kids who struggle to fit the narrow expectations of the education system? We all talk about how much pressure there is on kids today; we all shake our heads at what seems to be an epidemic of anxiety . . . so why is it so hard to change our expectations? Moreover, when there are children who want to harm themselves because of stress about school, how can we fail to act? Beautiful Failures explores, through personal experience and journalistic investigation, the way the education system both fails the kids who struggle and puts enormous, mental-health-threatening pressure on all kids, includin
Format: Trade paperback
- Becoming a Mother: A Journey of Uncertainty, Transformation & Falling in LoveISBN: 9781925048483
Title: Becoming a Mother: A Journey of Uncertainty, Transformation & Falling in Love
Author: STATHIS LEISA
In the moment of birth it is not only a baby that is born, but a mother
too. Throughout the first difficult year of their babies' lives, many women secretly doubt that they will emerge as the loving, confident mothers they long to be. In her book, Becoming a Mother, Lisa Stathis explores this emotional journey. through shared stories, women learn that they are not alone and that there is light at the end of the tunnel.
As a social worker and qualified family therapist, Leisa has a professional
as well as a mother's perspective. She refers to the early days of being a new mum as the 'fourth trimester' and includes chapters on interesting topics frequently not discussed, such as 'the Unmothered Mother.' Perhaps the most powerful message Leisa gives women is a reminder that, as mothers, in amongst all that we don't know and feel we are doing wrong, there are many, many things we are doing wonderfully right.
- Becoming Attached: First Relationships & How They Shape Our Capacity to LoveISBN: 9780195115017
Title: Becoming Attached: First Relationships & How They Shape Our Capacity to Love
Author: KAREN ROBERT
The struggle to understand the infant-parent bond ranks as one of the great quests of modern psychology, one that touches us deeply because it holds so many clues to how we become who we are. How are our personalities formed? How do our early struggles with our parents reappear in the way we relate to others as adults? Why do we repeat with our own children--seemingly against our will--the very behaviors we most disliked about our parents? In Becoming Attached, psychologist and noted journalist Robert Karen offers fresh insight into some of the most fundamental and fascinating questions of emotional life.
Karen begins by tracing the history of attachment theory through the controversial work of John Bowlby, a British psychoanalyst, and Mary Ainsworth, an American developmental psychologist, who together launched a revolution in child psychology. Karen tells about their personal and professional struggles, their groundbreaking discoveries, and the recent flowering of attachment theory research in universities all over the world, making it one of the century's most enduring ideas in developmental psychology.
In a world of working parents and makeshift day care, the need to assess the impact of parenting styles and the bond between child and caregiver is more urgent than ever. Karen addresses such issues as: What do children need to feel that the world is a positive place and that they have value? Is day care harmful for children under one year? What experiences in infancy will enable a person to develop healthy relationships as an adult?, and he demonstrates how different approaches to mothering are associated with specific infant behaviors, such as clinginess, avoidance, or secure exploration. He shows how these patterns become ingrained and how they reveal themselves at age two, in the preschool years, in middle childhood, and in adulthood. And, with thought-provoking insights, he gives us a new understanding of how negative patterns and insecure attachment can be changed and resolved throughout a person's life.
The infant is in many ways a great mystery to us. Every one of us has been one; many of us have lived with or raised them. Becoming Attached is not just a voyage of discovery in child emotional development and its pertinence to adult life but a voyage of personal discovery as well, for it is impossible to read this book without reflecting on one's own life as a child, a parent, and an intimate partner in love or marriage.
Format: Trade paperback
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Title: Best Friends
Author: WILSON JACQUELINE
LITERARY SUPERSTAR JACQUELINE WILSON TELLS A UNIVERSAL STORY
about what it means to be Best Friends Forever. Gemma and Alice have been best friends since they were born on the same day in the same hospital--it doesn't matter that Gemma loves soccer while Alice prefers drawing, or that Gemma is always getting into trouble while Alice is a model student and daughter. But when Alice has to move to Scotland with her family, their friendship is put to the test. Is Best Friends Forever stronger than five hundred miles? Readers will relate to the heroic efforts the girls make to maintain their friendship and the small disasters of 'tween life that they encounter along the way. Tender, funny, and always honest, BEST FRIENDS is the book to win American readers into the legions of fans Jacqueline Wilson has world-wide.
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Title: Beyond Cyberbullying An Essential Guide for Parenting in the Digital Age
Author: CARR-GREGG MICHAEL
Be alert but not alarmed ― understanding the digital world that your kids inhabit.Is your teenager being bullied online? Has your child adopted a monster? What games are they playing, who are they talking to, and what are they potentially exposing themselves to? Do you really know that they are doing on all those devices?The internet is fun and fabulous and it's here to stay, but it can pose serious risks for some kids. In this compelling and insightful book, Michael Carr-Gregg explains what kids get up to, provides guidelines for family internet safely and advises how to minimise the riskes without limiting your children's freedom to learn, explore and communicate in the all-important cyber world.Previously published as Real Wired Child, Beyond Cyberbullying is the fully updated edition of the bestselling guide to raising your children to be safe in the digital world.