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Peaceful Parents, Peaceful Kids
Peaceful Parents, Peaceful Kids
Paperback      ISBN: 1575666081

Internationally respected and recognized educator Naomi Drew offers the first proven action plan for conflict resolution by parents at home. The strategies in "Peaceful Parents, Peaceful Kids" are based on the revolutionary program Drew developed for the classroom. She uses concrete situations, hands-on examples and testimonials from real mothers and fathers to guide parents through:
-- Helping children cope with stress
-- Giving children the skills to talk over problems instead of fighting about them
-- Helping children be calmer, more cooperative and ultimately happier.

This invaluable, accessible resource explains:
-- How to stop angry outbursts and bickering
-- An "on-the-spot" tool to reclaim calmness instantly, any time, any place
-- Kids' favorite ways of cooling off and reducing upset and anger
-- Active listening -- five simple principles that foster understanding and self-esteem
-- Conflict resolution -- six steps for turning tears and frustration into win/win outcomes
-- And much more

Transforming the Difficult Child: The Nurtured Heart Approach
Transforming the Difficult Child
The Nurtured Heart Approach
Paperback      ISBN: 0967050707
The Lore and Language of Schoolchildren
The Lore and Language of Schoolchildren
Paperback      ISBN: 0940322692

First published in 1959, Iona and Peter Opie's The Lore and Language of Schoolchildren is a pathbreaking work of scholarship that is also a splendid and enduring work of literature. Going outside the nursery, with its assortment of parent-approved entertainments, to observe and investigate the day-to-day creative intelligence and activities of children, the Opies bring to life the rites and rhymes, jokes and jeers, laws, games, and secret spells of what has been called "the greatest of savage tribes, and the only one which shows no signs of dying out."

Raising Your Spirited Child: A Guide for Parents Whose Child Is More Intense, Sensitive, Perceptive, Persistent, and Energetic
Raising Your Spirited Child
A Guide for Parents Whose Child Is More Intense, Sensitive, Perceptive, Persistent, and Energetic
Paperback      ISBN: 0060923288

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.

Operating Instructions: A Journal of My Son's First Year
Operating Instructions
A Journal of My Son's First Year
Paperback      ISBN: 044990928x

A single mother and writer grappling alone with the problems of a newborn baby presents a vivid account of the confusion, joys, sorrows, and struggles of the first year in her son's life. Reissue.

Everyday Blessings: The Inner Work of Mindful Parenting
Everyday Blessings
The Inner Work of Mindful Parenting
Paperback      ISBN: 0786883146
The bestselling author of the million-copy bestseller Wherever You Go, There You Are and Full Catastrophe Living joins forces with his wife, Myla, in this revised edition of their groundbreaking book about mindfulness in parenting children of all ages.

Updated with new material -- including an all new introduction and expanded practices in the epilogue -- Everyday Blessings remains one of the few books on parenting that embraces the emotional, intuitive, and deeply personal experience of being a parent, applying the groundbreaking "mind/body connection" expertise from global mindfulness leader, Jon Kabat-Zinn and his wife, Myla Kabat-Zinn.

Mindfulness is a way of living and there is increasing scientific evidence of its value for optimal health and well-being. A new field in psychology is devoted to mindful parenting, and mindfulness is being increasingly integrated into K-12 education. There has never been a better time for cultivating greater mindfulness in parenting and in family life.
Liberated Parents, Liberated Children: Your Guide to a Happier Family
Liberated Parents, Liberated Children
Your Guide to a Happier Family
Paperback      ISBN: 0380711346

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.

Taming the Dragon in Your Child: Solutions for Breaking the Cycle of Family Anger
Taming the Dragon in Your Child
Solutions for Breaking the Cycle of Family Anger
Paperback      ISBN: 0471594059

Angry children are like storybook dragons - breathing fire one moment, enchanting and harmless the next. This guide helps parents to recognize and diffuse the situations that trigger their children's sulks and tantrums. Parents learn how to tell if a child's anger is a normal expression of hurt, fear and frustration, or a warning sign of serious family stress. There are also suggestions for breaking family fighting, setting appropriate boundaries, finding disciplinary techniques that work, dealing with divorce, abuse, school problems, death and other crises, as well as knowing when to get professional help.

Reviving Ophelia: Saving the Selves of Adolescent Girls
Reviving Ophelia
Saving the Selves of Adolescent Girls
Paperback      ISBN: 0345392825

Why are more American adolescent girls prey to depression, eating disorders, addictions, and suicide attempts than ever before? According to Dr. Mary Pipher, a clinical psychologist who has treated girls for more than twenty years, we live in a look-obsessed, media-saturated, 'girl-poisoning' culture. Despite the advances of feminism, escalating levels of sexism and violence--from undervalued intelligence to sexual harassment in elementary school--cause girls to stifle their creative spirit and natural impulses, which, ultimately, destroys their self-esteem. Yet girls often blame themselves or their families for this 'problem with no name' instead of looking at the world around them. Here, for the first time, are girls' unmuted voices from the front lines of adolescence, personal and painfully honest. By laying bare their harsh day-to-day reality, Reviving Ophelia issues a call to arms and offers parents compassion, strength, and strategies with which to revive these Ophelias' lost sense of

The Scientist in the Crib: What Early Learning Tells Us about the Mind
The Scientist in the Crib
What Early Learning Tells Us about the Mind
Paperback      ISBN: 0688177883

This exciting book by three pioneers in the new field of cognitive science discusses important discoveries about how much babies and young children know and learn, and how much parents naturally teach them. It argues that evolution designed us both to teach and learn, and that the drive to learn is our most important instinct. It also reveals as fascinating insights about our adult capacities and how even young children -- as well as adults -- use some of the same methods that allow scientists to learn so much about the world. Filled with surprise at every turn, this vivid, lucid, and often funny book gives us a new view of the inner life of children and the mysteries of the mind.