In this daring book, internationally acclaimed author and playwright Eve Ensler offers fictional monologues and stories inspired by girls around the globe. Fierce, tender, and smart, I Am an Emotional Creature is a celebration of the authentic voice inside every girl and an inspiring call to action for girls everywhere to speak up, follow their dreams, and become the women they were always meant to be.
This paperback edition features new material about starting a discussion group based on the book.
Parents are often perplexed by their children's typical behaviors and inevitable questions. This down-to-earth guide provides Tips and Scripts for handling everything from sibling rivalry and the food wars to questions about death, divorce, sex, and whyyyy? Betsy Brown Braun blends humor with her expertise as a child development specialist, popular parent educator, and mother of triplets. Whatever your dilemma or child's question--from How did the baby get in your tummy? to What does 'dead' mean? to It's not fair --Betsy offers the tools and confidence you need to explain the world to your growing child.----Reveta Bowers, Head of School, The Center for Early Education
In Boys Adrift, Dr. Leonard Sax delves into the scientific literature and draws on more than twenty years of clinical experience to explain why boys and young men are failing in school and disengaged at home. He shows how social, cultural, and biological factors have created an environment that is literally toxic to boys. He also presents practical solutions, sharing strategies which educators have found effective in re-engaging these boys at school, as well as handy tips for parents about everything from homework, to videogames, to medication.
Deeply searching and challenging collection of socio-cultural and critical explorations of the issues facing children, their families and children's services in today's society. This book is at the cutting edge of the latest thinking on the subject.
- How an adolescent brain differs from those of children and adults
- Why problem-free kids can turn into challenging teens
- What drives the excessive risk-taking and all-consuming relationships common among teenagers
- And why many mental illnesses -- depression, addiction, schizophrenia -- present during these formative years
"I told you, I'll do it later."
"I forgot to turn in the stupid application."
"Could you drive me to school? I missed the bus again."
"I can't walk the dog--I have too much homework "
If you're the parent of a "smart but scattered" teen, trying to help him or her grow into a self-sufficient, responsible adult may feel like a never-ending battle. Now you have an alternative to micromanaging, cajoling, or ineffective punishments. This positive guide provides a science-based program for promoting teens' independence by building their executive skills--the fundamental brain-based abilities needed to get organized, stay focused, and control impulses and emotions. Executive skills experts Drs. Richard Guare and Peg Dawson are joined by Colin Guare, a young adult who has successfully faced these issues himself. Learn step-by-step strategies to help your teen live up to his or her potential now and in the future--while making your relationship stronger. Helpful worksheets and forms can be downloaded and printed in a convenient 8 1/2" x 11" size.See also the authors' Smart but Scattered (with a focus on 4- to 13-year-olds) and their self-help guide for adults. Plus, Work-Smart Academic Planner: Write It Down, Get It Done, designed for middle and high school students to use in conjunction with coaching, and related titles for professionals. Winner (Third Place)--American Journal of Nursing Book of the Year Award, Consumer Health Category
The definitive work in the field, this volume provides comprehensive coverage of the theory and practice of hypnosis and hypnotherapy with young patients. Within a developmental framework, chapters describe the wide variety of induction techniques and strategies currently available to the practitioner. Procedures are outlined for using hypnotherapy in the treatment of psychological disorders, habit disorders, learning and performance difficulties, grief, and other problems. Also addressed are pediatric medical and surgical applications, with discussions of over 40 different clinical situations in this area alone. Promising uses of child biofeedback and self-hypnosis techniques are reviewed, and guidelines for teaching child hypnotherapy presented. Throughout, the volume is richly illustrated with case examples and session vignettes.
In a world of modern, involved, caring parents, why are so many kids aggressive and cruel? Where is intelligence hidden in the brain, and why does that matter? Why do cross-racial friendships decrease in schools that are more integrated? If 98% of kids think lying is morally wrong, then why do 98% of kids lie? What's the single most important thing that helps infants learn language?
NurtureShock is a groundbreaking collaboration between award-winning science journalists Po Bronson and Ashley Merryman. They argue that when it comes to children, we've mistaken good intentions for good ideas. With impeccable storytelling and razor-sharp analysis, they demonstrate that many of modern society's strategies for nurturing children are in fact backfiring--because key twists in the science have been overlooked.
Nothing like a parenting manual, the authors' work is an insightful exploration of themes and issues that transcend children's (and adults') lives.