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The A.D.D. Book: New Understandings, New Approaches to Parenting Your Child
The A.D.D. Book
New Understandings, New Approaches to Parenting Your Child
Paperback      ISBN: 0316778737
The author of The Baby Book teams up with an expert on Attention Deficit Disorder to provide parents with an innovative, self-help approach designed to reduce or eliminate the need for drugs and help their children learn. Simultaneous. Tour.
500 Five Minute Games: Quick and Easy Activities for 3-6 Year Olds
500 Five Minute Games
Quick and Easy Activities for 3-6 Year Olds
Paperback      ISBN: 0876591721
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
The Bereaved Parent
The Bereaved Parent
Paperback      ISBN: 0140050434
Offers guidance to parents facing the imminent death of a child, shocked by an accidental death, or suffering post-funerary turmoil, grief, and depression, and shows a way through the day-to-day hardships and decisions
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Families: Building a Beautiful Family Culture in a Turbulent World
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Families
Building a Beautiful Family Culture in a Turbulent World
Paperback      ISBN: 0307440850
Describes how successful families build a loving environment, effectively resolve problems, and cope with human relations issues
The Open Adoption Experience: A Complete Guide for Adoptive and Birth Families--From Making the Decision Through the Child's Growing Years
The Open Adoption Experience
A Complete Guide for Adoptive and Birth Families--From Making the Decision Through the Child's Growing Years
1st Edition    Paperback      ISBN: 0060969571
Discusses open adoptions, preparing for the birth and placement, the child's experience in the first year and later, and other matters
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
A new approach to raising "spirited" children shows parents how to understand the child's and their own temperamental traits, discover the power of positive suggestion, and much more. Reprint. National ad/promo. Tour.
Meaningful Differences in the Everyday Experience of Young American Children
Meaningful Differences in the Everyday Experience of Young American Children
Hardcover      ISBN: 1557661979
This study of ordinary families and how they talk to their very young children is no ordinary study at all. Betty Hart and Todd Risley wanted to know why, despite best efforts in preschool programs to equalize opportunity, children from low-income homes remain well behind their more economically advantaged peers years later in school. Their painstaking study began by recording each month—for 2-1/2 years—one full hour of every word spoken at home between parent and child in 42 families, categorized as professional, working class, or welfare families. Years of coding and analyzing every utterance in 1,318 transcripts followed. Rare is a database of this quality. "Remarkable," says Assistant Secretary of Education Grover (Russ) Whitehurst, of the findings: By age 3, the recorded spoken vocabularies of the children from the professional families were larger than those of the parents in the welfare families. Between professional and welfare parents, there was a difference of almost 300 words spoken per hour. Extrapolating this verbal interaction to a year, a child in a professional family would hear 11 million words while a child in a welfare family would hear just 3 million. The implications for society are staggering: Hart and Risley's follow-up studies at age 9 show that the large differences in the amount of children's language experience were tightly linked to large differences in child outcomes. And yet the implications are encouraging, too. As the authors conclude their preface to the 2002 printing of Meaningful Differences, "the most important aspect to evaluate in child care settings for very young children is the amount of talk actually going on, moment by moment, between children and their caregivers." By giving children positive interactions and experiences with adults who take the time to teach vocabulary, oral language concepts, and emergent literacy concepts, children should have a better chance to succeed at school and in the workplace. Learn more about how parent and children's language interactions affect learning to talk in Hart & Risley's companion book [The Social World of Children Learning to Talk.](http://products.brookespublishing.com/The-Social-World-of-Children-Learning-to-Talk-P16.aspx)
Are You the One for Me?: Knowing Who's Right and Avoiding Who's Wrong
Are You the One for Me?
Knowing Who's Right and Avoiding Who's Wrong
Paperback      ISBN: 0440215757
A guide to finding the right person reveals to readers the childhood events that prevent them from finding real love, the five myths about love, the six biggest mistakes made on a first date, and how to test relationship compatibility. Reprint.
To Learn With Love: A Companion for Suzuki Parents
To Learn With Love
A Companion for Suzuki Parents
Paperback      ISBN: 0874876060
Practice, motivation, learning, nutrition, competition and family lifestyles are a few of the topics discussed by these experienced teachers, performers, and parents. Treasured as a handbook by many Suzuki parents!
The Lost Boy: A Foster Child's Search for the Love of a Family
The Lost Boy
A Foster Child's Search for the Love of a Family
Paperback      ISBN: 1558745157
The author continues the story of his own child abuse, and his experiences being a foster child moving in and out of five different foster homes