The Pocket Parent

Author: Gail Reichlin,Caroline Winkler
Publisher: Workman Publishing
ISBN: 0761167773
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 400
View: 8498
It's instant relief for when your 2-year-old is on the floor of the toy store, pitching a fit. Or when brother and sister discover that they can't stand each other. Or when your son can't say no to video games. The Pocket Parent is, literally, a pocket-size book of tried-and-true advice, common sense, parental wisdom, and sanity. Written by two professionals who've reared six children between them and made a career out of helping others with parenting issues, this handy book will be a lifesaver for every parent of a 2-to-5-year-old. It begins with an overall view of the Pocket Parent approach to discipline. Based on unconditional love but firm limits, and aimed at keeping the child's dignity and self-esteem intact, here are strategies that include "I" statements, modeling, family meetings, and "one word" requests. Once the ground rules are set, the guide moves to an A-to-Z compendium of common problems. Just look it up-Anger, Bad Words, Biting, Chores, Doctor Visits, Fears at Night, Lying, Separation Anxiety-and find the "Sanity Savers" list of suggestions, easy-to-follow bullets, anecdotes, and more. For the bag, glove compartment, backpack, or shelf in the kitchen, it's there for you whenever you need it.

The Pocket Parent

Author: Gail Reichlin,Caroline Winkler
Publisher: Workman Publishing
ISBN: 076112182X
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 379
View: 7011
Presents advice for parents of two-to-five-year-olds, beginning with an overall approach to discipline, followed by an A-to-Z compendium of common problems and their solutions.

The Pocket Occupational Therapist for Families of Children with Special Needs

Author: Cara Koscinski
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 1849059322
Category: Medical
Page: 144
View: 8144
If you are unsure about what occupational therapy (OT) is and how it can help your child, this accessible overview is for you. Answering all of the common questions about the issues an occupational therapist might address with a child with special needs, including core muscle strength, feeding, fine motor skills, sensory sensitivities, transitions and life-skills, this book also offers simple activities to practice at home that are inexpensive, fun and, most-importantly, OT-approved. This will be an illuminating and essential guide for parents and carers of children with physical and developmental disabilities or parents of children in rehabilitation from illness or injury. Professionals who want to learn more about the principles and practicalities of occupational therapy will also find it useful.

The Pocket Coach For Parent

Your Two-week Guide to a Dramatically Improved Life With Your Intense Child
Author: Tina Feigal
Publisher: Beavers Pond Press
ISBN: 9781592982370
Category: Self-Help
Page: 111
View: 5382
At last, here's a book that walks you step-by-step through the process of improving challenging child behavior. It's short and to the point, exactly the right length to help you learn Present Moment Parenting and start seeing its remarkable results right away. Read the book, use the CD to listen in on Tina coaching a mom, or both!

Not Your Parents' Money Book

Making, Saving, and Spending Your Money
Author: Jean Chatzky
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781416994732
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 176
View: 7217
For the first time, financial guru and TODAY Show regular Jean Chatzky brings her expertise to a young audience. Chatzky provides her unique, savvy perspective on money with advice and insight on managing finances, even on a small scale. This book will reach kids before bad spending habits can get out of control. With answers and ideas from real kids, this grounded approach to spending and saving will be a welcome change for kids who are inundated by a consumer driven culture. This book talks about money through the ages, how money is actually made and spent, and the best ways for tweens to earn and save money.

First the Broccoli Then the Ice Cream

A Parent's Guide to Deliberate Discipline
Author: Tim Riley
Publisher: Two Fish Books
ISBN: 9780984142316
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 213
View: 7607
Provides parents with useful principles of behavior and six steps to deliberate discipline, describing what parents can do when they don't like what their child is doing.

Get the Behavior You Want... Without Being the Parent You Hate!

Dr. G's Guide to Effective Parenting
Author: Deborah Gilboa
Publisher: Demos Medical Publishing
ISBN: 193630371X
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 1200
View: 2937
Gilboa offers a roadmap of quick concrete ways to help parents use everyday opportunities to create respectful, responsible, and resilient children.

Present Moment Parenting

The Guide to a Peaceful Life With Your Intense Child
Author: MS Ed,Tina Feigal
Publisher: Beaver's Pond Press
ISBN: 9781592988211
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: N.A
View: 466
Nationally acclaimed parent coach and trainer Tina Feigal returns with this revised edition of her book, formerly titled The Pocket Coach for Parents. With new content on trauma-effective parenting, Present Moment Parenting: Your Guide to a Peaceful Life with Your Intense Child will help you: * Understand the connection between the child's heart and brain * Recognize how the brain responds to stress and trauma * Learn effective parenting strategies to decrease intensity and create peace at home There are many reasons a child doesn't respond to typical parenting techniques--a mental health diagnosis (such as ADHD or ODD), a life challenge (such as divorce or removal from home), autism, attachment issues, giftedness, physical or emotional trauma--or simply being ''hard to handle.'' Whatever the root cause of the intensity, Present Moment Parenting will give you the tools you need to create a peaceful life.

Angel in My Pocket

Author: Ilene Cooper
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
ISBN: 9781429991537
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 288
View: 1122
When Bette finds an angel coin among the money collected in a carwash, she puts it in her pocket and forgets about it. But things start to change, especially once Gabby, a mysterious and kind new neighbor, moves into Bette's Chicago building. Suddenly, Bette is able to face some big losses—her mother's recent death; her sister's departure for college—and move forward. And once the angel coin falls into the hands of three other kids in Bette's class, their lives change, too. Soon, these two girls and two boys will be connected in ways that open them up to unlikely friendships and new ways to believe in themselves. Here is an entirely new twist on the angel trend.

A Thorn in My Pocket

Temple Grandin's Mother Tells the Family Story
Author: Eustacia Cutler
Publisher: BookBaby
ISBN: 1935274384
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 228
View: 6988
A Thorn in My Pocket is Eustacia Cutler’s story of raising her daughter, Temple Grandin, in the conservative “Leave-it-to-Beaver” world of the fifties, a time when children with autism were routinely diagnosed as “infant schizophrenics” and banished to institutions. She tells of her fight to keep Temple in the mainstream of family, community and school life, how Temple responded and went on to succeed, as Ms. Cutler puts it, “beyond my wildest dreams.” Ms. Cutler also explores the nature of the autism disorder as doctors understand it today, and how its predominant characteristics reflect our own traits in an exaggerated form.

Say This, Not That To Your Teenage Daughter

The Pocket Guide to Everyday Conversations
Author: Ilana Kukoff,Jessica Yuppa Huddy
Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
ISBN: 1449488811
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 256
View: 8251
Say This, Not That (To Your Teenage Daughter) is based on the work of Cognition Builders, a 164-person firm that teaches families all over the globe how to have constructive conversations. The authors have selected the most common and confounding conversational quandaries families face, and solved them for you. Chapters in this little treasure cover a variety of situations familiar to any parent of teenage girls, such as: When She’s In a Mood; When Her Heart Is Broken; When the Phone Becomes an Appendage; and When She’s “Totally Stressed Out.”

Be the Parent, Please

Stop Banning Seesaws and Start Banning Snapchat: Strategies for Solving the Real Parenting Problems
Author: Naomi Schaefer Riley
Publisher: Templeton Foundation Press
ISBN: 1599474832
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 192
View: 4152
Toddlers on tablets. Pre-teens on Tumblr. Thanks to a variety of factors—from tech companies hungry for new audiences, to school administrations bent on making education digital, to a culture that promotes everyone as the star of their own reality shows—technology is irrevocably a part of childhood, and parents are struggling to keep up. What should be allowed? What should be denied? And, given the ubiquity of technology and its inherent usefulness, what do sensible boundaries even look like? A noted columnist and mother of three, Naomi Schaefer Riley fully understands the seductive nature of screens. For example, an afternoon of finger painting equals enormous cleanup of both house and hands. But an afternoon of iPad games? Just a swipe and a charger. Or what about car rides around town? Always having toys and books on hand isn’t a given, but your game-loaded smart phone is. Riley draws us into her story and then walks us through the research on technology’s encroachment into each stage of childhood. She then offers “tough mommy tips”: realistic, practical, applicable advice for parents who recognize that unlimited technology access is a problem, but who don’t know where to start in taking back control. These tips cover everything from placating an antsy toddler at your local favorite restaurant to best practices for keeping your teens safe from unsavory sites. Any parent knows the effects of screens on their distracted, cranky, sedentary, and incessantly anxious-about-what-might-be-going-on-without-them kids. Naomi Schaefer Riley brings her experience, research, and no-nonsense candor to help parents prevent the children from falling under the destructive spell of technology.

Parenting Without Panic

A Pocket Support Group for Parents of Children and Teens on the Autism Spectrum (Asperger's Syndrome)
Author: Brenda Dater
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Pub
ISBN: 9781849059411
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 240
View: 8512
Provides advice and strategies to parents for raising a child on the autism spectrum, covering everything from friendship and behavior to fostering a child's independence and building a balanced life.

The Mother of All Toddler Books

An All-Canadian Guide to Your Child's Second and Third Years
Author: Ann Douglas
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470739334
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 560
View: 8365
THE MOTHER OF ALL TODDLER BOOKS is the one toddler book no Canadian parent should be without. Written in the same friendly and non-bossy tone as the previous books in this bestselling series—and based on the best advice of more than 100 Canadian parents—The Mother of All Toddler Books takes you on a guided journey through the toddler years, highlighting they key attractions you and your child can expect to enjoy along the way. Warm and informative, friendly and reassuring, The Mother of All Toddler Books is the ultimate guide to getting through the toddler years in the Great White North. The Mother of All Toddlers Books offers the inside scoop on what it's really like to raise a toddler—the good, the bad, and the ugly proving strategies for coping with whining, biting, dawdling, temper tantrums, and other hazards of toddlerhood sensible advice on making toilet-training as stress-free as possible for you and your child creative suggestions for arts and crafts projects and other activities that you and your toddler will enjoy doing together comprehensive, medically-reviewed answers to all your toddler-related health questions (especially the ones that pop into your head the moment your doctor's office closes for the weekend!) a directory of key Canadian parenting and pediatric health organizations a list of Internet resources of interest to Canadian parents Canadian immunization schedules, toddler growth charts, child safety checklists, and much more. Ann Douglas is Canada's foremost parenting writer and the author of 21 books.

The Gardener and the Carpenter

What the New Science of Child Development Tells Us About the Relationship Between Parents and Children
Author: Alison Gopnik
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 0374229708
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 320
View: 3774
"Alison Gopnik, a leading developmental psychologist, illuminates the paradoxes of parenthood from a scientific perspective"--

The Angel in My Pocket

A Story of Love, Loss, and Life After Death
Author: Sukey Forbes
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0698163524
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 256
View: 5362
A grieving mother draws on her storied heritage to find her daughter in the afterlife When Sukey Forbes lost her six-year-old daughter, Charlotte, to a rare genetic disorder, her life felt as if it were shattered forever. Descended from two distinguished New England families, Forbes was raised in a rarefied—if eccentric—life of privilege. Yet, Forbes’s family history is also rich with spiritual seekers, including her great-great-great-grandfather Ralph Waldo Emerson. On the family’s private island enclave off Cape Cod, apparitions have always been as common as the servants who once walked the back halls. But the “afterlife” took on new meaning once Forbes dipped into the world of clairvoyants to reconnect with Charlotte. With a mission to help others by sharing her own story, Forbes chronicles a world of ghosts that reawakens us to a lost American spiritual tradition. The Angel in My Pocket is a moving and utterly unique tale of one mother’s undying love for her child.

Revive Your Parenting

C. P. R. for Parents a Philosophy Based on Compassion, Patience, and Respect
Author: Terry Manrique
Publisher: Working with Parents, LLC
ISBN: 9780999478905
Page: N.A
View: 4235
Parents want to raise competent, functional human beings. They want to guide their children in their decision making so that they can eventually make great choices on their own. The challenge is that parents are not taught practical ways to do that and it's common to end up with an assortment of parenting questions and concerns such as: How do I get my child to go to bed on time? Why won't they eat what I provide to them? How can I get them to behave in public? Why won't they listen to me? What's with all the back-talk? Why don't they respect us as parents? Am I the only one who doesn't have this figured out? I want a meaningful relationship with my kids. Why isn't it happening the way I thought it would? In Revive Your Parenting - CPR for Parents, Terry offers several simple and straightforward parenting strategies aimed at helping parents define and elevate their parenting skills. Using the framework of Compassion, Patience, and Respect, (C.P.R.) parents learn how to communicate effectively and consistently with their children. Terry provides practical tips and techniques as well as examples and coaching questions that get parents thinking about how they can use this simple yet extremely powerful philosophy to empower their parenting immediately. These are the same strategies and tools that Terry uses with her hundreds of coaching clients across the United States. The bottom line benefit of reading this book is that parents will have practical ways to modify their interactions and communication with their kids today so they can establish lasting, healthy, and meaningful relationships.

Pocket Genius: Animals

Author: DK
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1465452214
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 160
View: 9428
DK's Pocket Genius: Animals highlights the lives of nearly 200 animals--what they eat, what eats them, where they live, and how big they are. From tiny bees to the mighty elephant, the animal kingdom is celebrated with fun facts and images of the tallest, fastest, heaviest, and largest domestic and wild animals on the planet. Catalog entries packed with facts provide at-a-glance information, while locator icons offer immediately recognizable references to aid navigation and understanding, and fact files round off the book with fun facts such as record breakers and timelines. Each mini-encyclopedia is filled with facts on subjects ranging from animals to history, cars to dogs, and from Earth to space and combines a child-friendly layout with engaging photography and bite-size chunks of text that will encourage and inform even the most reluctant readers.

The Pocket Money Book

A Parent's Guide to Giving Pocket Money to Children
Author: Philip Robinson
Publisher: Phil Robinson
ISBN: 0952888572
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 12
View: 6460

Stop Arguing with Your Kids

How to Win the Battle of Wills by Making Your Children Feel Heard
Author: Michael P. Nichols
Publisher: Guilford Press
ISBN: 160918940X
Category: Psychology
Page: 229
View: 2313
For parents fed up with constant challenges to their authority-but who dread becoming tyrants in their own homes-this book provides a powerful new alternative to "because I said so." Trusted family therapist and author Michael P. Nichols takes on the number-one problem of parents today with the insight and humor that has made his earlier The Lost Art of Listening an enduring bestseller. Presented is a simple, easy-to-follow, yet remarkably effective way to put an end to arguments by refusing to argue back. Instead, the techniques of responsive listening help parents open up better communication in the family; create an atmosphere of respect and cooperation; and take children's feelings into account-without giving in to their demands. Loads of realistic examples help parents defuse whining and defiance and manage common conflicts with preschoolers to teens.