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Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Child
Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Child
Paperback      ISBN: 0449004023

A pediatrician outlines his program to help parents ensure a good night's sleep for their children by working with their natural sleep cycles

Spinning Inward
Spinning Inward
Paperback      ISBN: 0877734224

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.
Open Adoption Experience: Complete Guide for Adoptive and Birth Families - From Making the Decision Throug
Open Adoption Experience
Complete Guide for Adoptive and Birth Families - From Making the Decision Throug
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

Simplify Your Life With Kids: 100 Ways to Make Family Life Easier and More Fun
Simplify Your Life With Kids
100 Ways to Make Family Life Easier and More Fun
Hardcover      ISBN: 0836235959

A practical manual for busy, working parents offers advice on simplifying fam life and negotiating time-consuming issues, covering such topics as establishing a bedtime routine, stopping tantrums, and when to say yes.

Say Goodbye to Whining, Complaining, and Bad Attitudes... in You and Your Kids
Say Goodbye to Whining, Complaining, and Bad Attitudes... in You and Your Kids
Paperback      ISBN: 0877883548
Adding honor as a factor in raising kids ...and parent-child relationships.

Dr. Scott Turansky and Joanne Miller offer a thorough program for establishing honor as a basis of family life -- not just children honoring parents, but parents respecting children and children honoring each other. Even if honor seems a long way off in your household, you will find practical suggestions here to bring that goal a little closer -- suggestions for kids of all ages. Honor is the biblical value that will bring about good behavior. It's more than just changing what kids do; it's changing the deeper issues of the heart that triggered the behavior.
The Magic Years: Understanding and Handling the Problems of Early Childhood
The Magic Years
Understanding and Handling the Problems of Early Childhood
Paperback      ISBN: 0684825503
A pioneering work on early childhood development that is as relevant today as when it was first published 60 years ago.

To a small child, the world is an exciting but sometimes frightening and unstable place. In The Magic Years, Selma Fraiberg takes the reader into the mind of the child, showing how he confronts the world and learns to cope with it. With great warmth and perception, she discusses the problems at each stage of development and reveals the qualities--above all, the quality of understanding--that can provide the right answer at critical moments.
Easy to Love, Difficult to Discipline: The 7 Basic Skills for Turning Conflict Into Cooperation
Easy to Love, Difficult to Discipline
The 7 Basic Skills for Turning Conflict Into Cooperation
Paperback      ISBN: 0060007753

Learn how to stop policing and pleading and become the parent you want to be.

You love your children, but if you're like most parents, you don't always love their behavior. But how can you guide them without resorting to less-than-optimal behavior yourself? Dr. Becky Bailey's unusual and powerful approach to parenting has made thousands of families happier and healthier.

Focusing on self-control and confidence-building for both parent and child, Dr. Bailey teaches a series of linked skills to help families move from turmoil to tranquility:

7 Powers for Self-Control to help parents model the behavior they want their kids to follow. These lead to:

7 Basic Discipline Skills to help children manage sticky situations at home and a t school, which will help your children develop:

7 Values for Living, such as integrity, respect, compassion, responsibility, and more.

Dr. Bailey integrates these principles in a seven-week program that gets families off to a good start, offering plenty of real-life anecdotes that illustrate her methods at work. With this inspiring and practical book in hand, you'll find new ways of understanding and improving children's behavior, as well as your own.

I'm Not Mad, I Just Hate You!: A New Understanding of Mother-Daughter Conflict
I'm Not Mad, I Just Hate You!
A New Understanding of Mother-Daughter Conflict
Paperback      ISBN: 0140286004

For mothers who are reeling from the rockiness of an ever-changing adolescent, or struggling with a relationship that's deteriorating by the day, here is encouragement, reassurance, and great advice. "I'm Not Mad, I Just Hate You " discusses the social, emotional, cultural, and psychological issues that can lead to mother-daughter conflicts. It offers illuminating and very recognizable case studies, and demonstrates how mother-daughter friction during adolescence can actually empower girls by teaching them invaluable skills. By providing mothers with much-needed encouragement and practical strategies to help their daughters grow into emotionally healthy and capable adults, "I'm Not Mad, I Just Hate You " can transform the tempestuous teenage years into years of positive, enriching growth.

Infant Massage: A Handbook for Loving Parents
Infant Massage
A Handbook for Loving Parents
Paperback      ISBN: 0553380567

Discover the gentle art of Infant Massage...

In this completely updated version of her renowned classic, Vimala McClure, founder of the International Association of Infant Massage, and its premier proponent in the United States, helps you master the techniques of infant massage so you can incorporate this joyful and wonderful healing art into your baby's life. She shows you why a daily massage can be one of the greatest gifts you give your child...and yourself. For generations mothers the world over have known that the soft stroke of their hands soothes, calms, and communicates their love to their babies. Now scientific research proves that massage can do all that and more.

In Infant Massage, McClure shares how massage benefits children--easing discomfort, releasing tension, helping premature infants gain weight, even helping asthmatic children improve breathing function. She explains each step of the massage process with simple easy-to-follow instructions and delightful photographs demonstrating each stroke. You'll also find:
Specific routines tailored to help relieve colic, fever, chest and nasal congestion
Modified instructions for premature infants and babies with special needs
Helpful hints on dealing with crying and fussing
Lullabies, rhymes, and games to enhance the massage experience
Guidance for teaching children about "good touch"
A special chapter dedicated to fathers
Compassionate advice for foster and adoptive parents
And much more
Punished by Rewards: The Trouble With Gold Stars, Incentive Plans, A'S, Praise and Other Bribes
Punished by Rewards
The Trouble With Gold Stars, Incentive Plans, A'S, Praise and Other Bribes
Paperback      ISBN: 0618001816

Criticizes the system of motivating through reward, offering arguments for motivating people by working with them instead of doing things to them