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
- 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.
A nationally recognized parenting expert and spokesperson for fathers, Glennon presents straightforward and wellresearchedways both to nurture young men and, in turn, to teach them how to be nurturing. As we enter the twentyfirst century, it is alarming how few real solutions are available to teach boys how to effectively connect with and manage their feelings and to use them constructively and not destructively.
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.
The controversial national bestseller that received unprecedented media attention, sparked the nation's interest in the plight of children with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, and touched a nerve in all of us. Winner of the 1989 National Book Critics Circle Award.
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
The story of a girl who is doing everything to hurt herself and a mother who would try anything to try to save her.
True, she had stopped coming down for breakfast. Stayed up in her room, ran out the door late for school, missed the bus and had to have a ride. But you think, well, that's how they are, aren't they, teenagers? And you try to remember how you were, but you were different and the times were different and it was so long ago. And she's suddenly so angry at you, but then, another time, she's just the same. She's just your little girl. You sit with her and you talk about something, or you go shopping for school clothes and everything seems all right. And you forget how you stood in her room and how the center of your stomach felt so cold. When you found the cigarette. When you found the blue pipe. When you found the little bag she said was aspirin.
From the author of Raising Your Spirited Child, the award-winning bestseller that has helped millions, a pioneering, research-based guide to help parents end power struggles and begin connecting with their child.
Does bedtime mean struggle time, with your child negotiating for just another ten minutes every single night? Do most school mornings end with your child in tears? Does your child ignore your repeated requests to get up and do their chores and homework?
Every family experiences power struggles, but these daily tugs of war are not inevitable. Beloved parenting expert Mary Sheedy Kurcinka, Ed.D. addresses the everyday challenges of disciplining children, while understanding the issues behind their behavior. In Kids, Parents, and Power Struggles, Dr. Mary offers unique approaches to solving the daily, and often draining, power struggles between you and your children. She views these conflicts as rich opportunities to teach your children essential life skills such as how to calm themselves, to be assertive rather than aggressive, to solve problems, and to work cooperatively with you and others.
In this book, you will find successful strategies for:
- Understanding emotions
- Managing intensity
- Identifying triggers
With Dr. Mary's effective guidance, you'll be able to identify the trigger situations that set off the struggles and get to the root of the emotions and needs of you and your child.