Child Development and Rearing
Raising Your Spirited Child
A Guide for Parents Whose Child Is More Intense, Sensitive, Perceptive, Persistent, and Energetic
Paperback ISBN: 0062403060
A practical parenting handbook offers insights and provides tips for handling difficult and "spirited" children, who place greater than average demands on parents, and offers helpful advice on how to cope with school tantrums, bedtime, and more. Book available.
Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Child
A Step-by-step Program for a Good Night's Sleep
Paperback ISBN: 0553394800
A distinguished pediatrician and leading researcher in the field of sleep and children outlines his groundbreaking, step-by-step program to help parents ensure a good night's sleep for their children by working with their natural sleep cycles, explaining why adequate rest is essential in optimizing a child's health and development. Originally in paperback.
The Gift of Failure
How the Best Parents Learn to Let Go So Their Children Can Succeed
Paperback ISBN: 0062299255
A full-length guide based on the author's provocative essay on the website of The Atlantic counsels parents of school-aged children on how to overcome tendencies toward over-protectiveness to allow children to develop independence. 75,000 first printing.
Last Child in the Woods
Saving Our Children from Nature-Deficit Disorder
Paperback ISBN: 156512605x
Richard Louv was the first to identify a phenomenon we all knew existed but couldn't quite articulate: nature-deficit disorder. His book Last Child in the Woods created a national conversation about the disconnection between children and nature, and his message has galvanized an international movement. Now, three years after its initial publication, we have reached a tipping point, with Leave No Child Inside initiatives adopted in at least 30 regions within 21 states, and in Canada, Holland, Australia, and Great Britain. This new edition reflects the enormous changes that have taken place since the book—and this grassroots movement— were launched. It includes: • 101 Things you can do to create change in your community, school, and family. • Discussion points to inspire people of all ages to talk about the importance of nature in their lives. • A new afterword by the author about the growing Leave No Child Inside movement. • New and updated research confirming that direct exposure to nature is essential for the physical and emotional health of children and adults. This is a book that will change the way you think about your future and the future of your children.
The Conscious Parent's Guide to Executive Functioning Disorder
A Mindful Approach for Helping Your Child Focus and Learn
Paperback ISBN: 1440594325
Help your child feel confident and capable! If your child has been given a diagnosis of executive functioning disorder, you may be feeling overwhelmed and unsure of what to do next. You want your child to be able to master certain basic skills, such as being organized, staying focused, and controlling impulses and emotions. But what if your child is having trouble with one or all of these skills? WithThe Conscious Parent's Guide to Executive Functioning Disorder, you'll learn how to take a relationship-centered approach to parenting as you help improve your child's executive functioning skills: - Task initiationResponse inhibition - Focus - Time management - Working memory - Flexibility - Self-regulation - Completing tasks - Organization Conscious parenting is about being present with your children and taking the time to understand how to help them flourish. With the strategies and advice in this guide, you and your child will build sustainable bonds, develop positive behaviors, and improve executive functioning skills for life. And you'll find that conscious parenting helps create a calm and mindful atmosphere for the whole family, while helping your child feel competent, successful, and healthy.
Guiding Teenage Girls Through the Seven Transitions into Adulthood
Paperback ISBN: 0553393073
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Lisa Damour, Ph.D., director of the internationally renowned Laurel School’s Center for Research on Girls, pulls back the curtain on the teenage years and shows why your daughter’s erratic and confusing behavior is actually healthy, necessary, and natural. Untangled explains what’s going on, prepares parents for what’s to come, and lets them know when it’s time to worry. In this sane, highly engaging, and informed guide for parents of daughters, Dr. Damour draws on decades of experience and the latest research to reveal the seven distinct—and absolutely normal—developmental transitions that turn girls into grown-ups, including Parting with Childhood, Contending with Adult Authority, Entering the Romantic World, and Caring for Herself. Providing realistic scenarios and welcome advice on how to engage daughters in smart, constructive ways, Untangled gives parents a broad framework for understanding their daughters while addressing their most common questions, including • My thirteen-year-old rolls her eyes when I try to talk to her, and only does it more when I get angry with her about it. How should I respond? • Do I tell my teen daughter that I’m checking her phone? • My daughter suffers from test anxiety. What can I do to help her? • Where’s the line between healthy eating and having an eating disorder? • My teenage daughter wants to know why I’m against pot when it’s legal in some states. What should I say? • My daughter’s friend is cutting herself. Do I call the girl’s mother to let her know? Perhaps most important, Untangled helps mothers and fathers understand, connect, and grow with their daughters. When parents know what makes their daughter tick, they can embrace and enjoy the challenge of raising a healthy, happy young woman. Praise for Untangled “Finally, there’s some good news for puzzled parents of adolescent girls, and psychologist Lisa Damour is the bearer of that happy news. [Untangled] is the most down-to-earth, readable parenting book I’ve come across in a long time.
How to Raise a Wild Child
The Art and Science of Falling in Love With Nature
Paperback ISBN: 0544705297
"From the beloved host of PBS Kids' Dinosaur Train, an easy-to-use guide for parents, teachers, and others looking to foster a strong connection between children and nature, complete with engaging activities, troubleshooting advice, and much more American children spend four to seven minutes a day playing outdoors--90 percent less time than their parents did. Yet recent research indicates that experiences in nature are essential for healthy growth. Regular exposure to nature can help relieve stress, depression, and attention deficits. It can reduce bullying, combat illness, and boost academic scores. Most critical of all, abundant time in nature seems to yield long-term benefits in kids' cognitive, emotional, and social development. Yet teachers, parents, and other caregivers lack a basic understanding of how to engender a meaningful, lasting connection between children and the natural world. How to Raise a Wild Child offers a timely and engaging antidote, showing how kids' connection to nature changes as they mature. Distilling the latest research in multiple disciplines, Sampson reveals how adults can help kids fall in love with nature--enlisting technology as an ally, taking advantage of urban nature, and instilling a sense of place along the way"--
Girls & Sex
Navigating the Complicated New Landscape
Paperback ISBN: 0062209744
A generation gap has emerged between parents and their girls. Even in this age of helicopter parenting, the mothers and fathers of tomorrow's women have little idea what their daughters are up to sexually or how they feel about it. Drawing on in-depth interviews with over seventy young women and a wide range of psychologists, academics, and experts, journalist Peggy Orenstein pulls back the curtain on the hidden truths, hard lessons, and important possibilities of girls' sex lives in the modern world. While the media has focused -- often to sensational effect -- on the rise of casual sex and the prevalence of rape on campus, Orenstein brings more to the table. She examines the ways in which porn and all its sexual myths have seeped into young people's lives; what it means to be the "the perfect slut" and why many girls scorn virginity; the complicated terrain of hookup culture and the unfortunate realities surrounding assault.
Raising White Kids
Bringing Up Children in a Racially Unjust America
Paperback ISBN: 1501878077
With a foreword by Tim Wise, Raising White Kids is for families, churches, educators, and communities who want to equip their children to be active and able participants in a society that is becoming one of the most racially diverse in the world while remaining full of racial tensions. For white people who are committed to equity and justice, living in a nation that remains racially unjust and deeply segregated creates unique conundrums. These conundrums begin early in life and impact the racial development of white children in powerful ways. What can we do within our homes, communities and schools? Should we teach our children to be “colorblind”? Or, should we teach them to notice race? What roles do we want to equip them to play in addressing racism when they encounter it? What strategies will help our children learn to function well in a diverse nation? Talking about race means naming the reality of white privilege and hierarchy. How do we talk about race honestly, then, without making our children feel bad about being white? Most importantly, how do we do any of this in age-appropriate ways? While a great deal of public discussion exists in regard to the impact of race and racism on children of color, meaningful dialogue about and resources for understanding the impact of race on white children are woefully absent. Raising White Kidssteps into that void.
Caring for Your Baby and Young Child
Birth to Age 5
Paperback ISBN: 0553393820
The most up-to-date, expert advice for mothers, fathers, and care providers from the American Academy of Pediatrics From the most respected organization on child health comes this essential resource for all parents who want to provide the very best care for their children. Here is the one guide pediatricians routinely recommend and parents can safely trust, covering everything from preparing for childbirth to toilet training to nurturing your child’s self-esteem. Whether it’s resolving common childhood health problems or detailed instructions for coping with emergency medical situations, this new and revised edition of Caring for Your Baby and Young Child has everything you need: • a review of necessary basic care from infancy through age five • milestones for physical, emotional, social, and cognitive growth, including red flags for preventing obesity • a complete health encyclopedia covering injuries, illnesses, congenital diseases, and other disabilities • guidelines for prenatal and newborn care with spotlights on maternal nutrition, exercise, and screening tests during pregnancy • an in-depth discussion of breastfeeding, including its benefits, techniques, and challenges, as well as nutritional needs and vitamin/iron supplementation • updated safety standards: the very latest AAP recommendations, from CPR instruction and immunizations to childproofing tips and product and toy safety • tips for choosing child care programs and car safety seats • ways to reduce your child’s exposure to environmental hazards, such as air pollution and secondhand smoke • the latest reports on cutting-edge research into early brain development • updated content dedicated to sleep and allergies (including food allergies) • new chapter on the effects of media and technology exposure on children • special messages for grandparents and stepfamilies • and much more