Describes the symptoms of and treatments for SI dysfunction, a frequently misdiagnosed problem in which messages from the senses are not correctly processed by the central nervous system.
- Helping a child visit the seriously ill or dying
- Using language appropriate to a child's age level
- Selecting useful books about death
- Handling especially difficult situations, including murder and suicide
- Deciding whether a child should attend a funeral
With a new chapter devoted to the special issues of the bereaved toddler, The Grieving Child provides invaluable suggestions for dealing with a child's emotional responses (including anger, guilt, and depression) and helping a child adjust to a new life.
To find out what teenagers' lives are like, two psychologists gave beepers to seventy-five adolescents, signaled them at random, and asked them to record their thoughts and feelings as they sat in classrooms, socialized with friends, and ate dinner with their families. The result is a unique and detailed portrait of the day-to-day world of the average American teenager that offers valuable new insights for parents, psychologists, and educators.
The spirited child -- often called "difficult" or "strong-willed" -- can easily overwhelm parents, leaving them feeling frustrated and inadequate. Spirited kids are, in fact, simply "more" -- by temperament, they are more intense, sensitive, perceptive, persistent, and uncomfortable with change than the average child. Through vivid examples and a refreshingly positive viewpoint, Mary Sheedy Kurcinka offers parents emotional support and proven strategies for handling their spirited child. "Raising Your Spirited Child" will help you:
- Understand your child's -- and your own -- temperamental traits
- Plan for success with a simple four-step program
- Discover the power of positive -- rather than negative -- labels
- Cope with tantrums and blowups when they do occur
- Develop strategies for handling mealtimes, bedtimes, holidays, school and many other situations
Filled with personal insight and authoritative advice, "Raising Your Spirited Child" can help make parenting the joy it should be, rather than the trial it can be.
From the best-selling author of "Games to Play With Babies, Games to Play With Toddlers, " and "Games to Play With Two Year Olds" comes this exciting new book for three to six-year-olds. Arranged by activity: alphabet, animal, birthday, color, counting, drama, guessing, imagination, language, listening, math, music, nursery rhymes, relaxing, rhyming, science, thinking, transition, and weather games. Also includes a skills and terms index. Great for group use Reviews from Parent Council
The concept of short activities which can serve as "fillers" and can make transitions and waiting times more pleasant and productive is an excellent one. Teachers will welcome these 500 great ideas, and will build their own "repertoire" from these suggestions." Education Coordinator, Project Head Start, Detroit Public Schools
"When you ve done This Little Piggy and Itsy-Bitsy Spider as many times as you can stand and the kid still wants more, what do you do? Turn to "500 Five Minute Games" . . . this new book by Jackie Silberg will give you enough games to keep going for a long time. And they re good games. They re simple and teach such basic skills as listening, counting, science, music, weather and more. The book includes a skills index, so you can quickly find a game that emphasizes the skill you want to teach." "Kansas City Family""
If you have ever wished you could show children and teenagers how to enrich their lives with meditation and visualization, this book will delight you. It presents simple exercises in guided imagery designed to help young people ages three through eighteen to relax into learning, focus attention and increase concentration, stimulate creativity, and cultivate inner peace and group harmony.The use of guided imagery has been internationally recognized as an effective method of "whole brain" learning. The author's approach will have special appeal to parents and teachers who are frustrated by an educational system that seems to reward only those children who excel at verbal, linear learning. With the exercises in this book, young people can discover learning styles that are effective and enjoyable for them. These techniques of guided imagery offer adults as well as children a unique way to tap the wealth of creativity and wisdom within.
The Companion Volume to How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk
In this honest, illuminating book, internationally acclaimed parenting experts Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish bring to life the principles of famed child psychologist Dr. Haim Ginott, and show how his theories inspired the changes they made in their relationships with their own children.
By sharing their experiences, as well as those of other parents, Faber and Mazlish provide moving and convincing testimony to their new approach and lay the foundation for the parenting workshops they subsequently created that have been used by thousands of groups worldwide to bring out the best in both children and parents.
Wisdom, humor, and practical advice are the hallmarks of this indispensable book that demonstrates the kind of communication that builds self-esteem, inspires confidence, encourages responsibility, and makes a major contribution to the stability of today's family.