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The Gift of Failure: How the Best Parents Learn to Let Go So Thei...
by Jessica Lahey

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English

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301

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August 11, 2015

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<p><em>NEW YORK TIMES</em> BESTSELLER</p><p>In the tradition of Paul Tough’s <em>How Children Succeed</em> and Wendy Mogel’s <em>The Blessing of a Skinned Knee, </em>this groundbreaking manifesto focuses on the critical school years when parents must learn to allow their children to experience the disappointment and frustration that occur from life’s inevitable problems so that they can grow up to be successful, resilient, and self-reliant adults.</p><p>Modern parenting is defined by an unprecedented level of overprotectiveness: parents who rush to school at the whim of a phone call to deliver forgotten assignments, who challenge teachers on report card disappointments, mastermind children’s friendships, and interfere on the playing field. As teacher and writer Jessica Lahey explains, even though these parents see themselves as being highly responsive to their children’s well being, they aren’t giving them the chance to experience failure—or the opportunity to learn to solve their own problems.</p><p>Overparenting has the potential to ruin a child’s confidence and undermine their education, Lahey reminds us. Teachers don’t just teach reading, writing, and arithmetic. They teach responsibility, organization, manners, restraint, and foresight—important life skills children carry with them long after they leave the classroom.</p><p>Providing a path toward solutions, Lahey lays out a blueprint with targeted advice for handling homework, report cards, social dynamics, and sports. Most importantly, she sets forth a plan to help parents learn to step back and embrace their children’s failures. Hard-hitting yet warm and wise, <em>The Gift of Failure </em>is essential reading for parents, educators, and psychologists nationwide who want to help children succeed.</p>
The Happiest Kids in the World: How Dutch Parents Help Their Kids...
by , Michele Hutchison

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English

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258

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April 04, 2017

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<b>Discover how Dutch parents raise <i>The Happiest Kids in the World!</i></b><br /><br /> Calling all stressed-out parents: Relax! Imagine a place where young children play unsupervised, don’t do homework, have few scheduled “activities” . . . and rank #1 worldwide in happiness <i>and</i> education. It’s not a fantasy—it’s the Netherlands!<br /><br /> Rina Mae Acosta and Michele Hutchison—an American and a Brit, both married to Dutchmen and raising their kids in the Netherlands—report back on what makes Dutch kids so happy and well adjusted. Is it that dads take workdays off to help out? Chocolate sprinkles for breakfast? Bicycling <i>everywhere</i>?<br /><br /> Whatever the secret, entire Dutch families reap the benefits, from babies (who sleep 15 hours a day) to parents (who enjoy a work-life balance most Americans only dream of). As Acosta and Hutchison borrow ever-more wisdom from their Dutch neighbors, this much becomes clear: Sometimes the best thing we can do as parents is . . . <i>less!</i>
Raising Your Spirited Child, Third Edition: A Guide for Parents W...
by Mary Sheedy Kurcinka

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English

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528

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September 08, 2015

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<p>The spirited child—often called "difficult" or "strong willed"—possesses traits we value in adults yet find challenging in children. Research shows that spirited children are wired to be "more"; by temperament, they are more intense, sensitive, perceptive, persistent, and more uncomfortable with change than the average child. In this newly revised third edition of the award-winning classic, Dr. Mary Sheedy Kurcinka provides vivid examples of real-life challenges and a refreshingly positive viewpoint. Within these pages you will find:</p><ul> <li> New strategies for managing intensity levels—not just the spirited child's, but yours too</li> <li> A simple, four-step program for peaceful bedtimes, mealtimes, holidays, and many other commonly challenging situations</li> <li> A focus on your child's strengths</li> <li> Steps for teaching your child how to be a problem solver and how to work with others</li> <li> Updated guidance on establishing clear limits</li> <li> And more!</li></ul><p>Charts and quick tips make this newly updated edition an indispensable guide for fostering a supportive, encouraging, and loving environment for children.</p>
Kids, Sex & Screens:Raising Strong, Resilient Children in the Sex...
by Jillian Roberts

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English

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144

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December 11, 2018

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<p><b><i>Kids, Sex & Screens </i>is Dr. Jillian Roberts' primer for parents that know they need to speak with their children about sexualized media, but don't know where to start.</b><br /><br /> Our kids are being exposed to sexual content at a<b> younger and younger age</b>, whether through the Internet, advertisements, or interactions with their peers. When children are exposed to this sexual information without context, or images of a graphic nature, they can experience<b> lasting psychological effects </b>with deep-seated ramifications. <br /><br /><i>Kids, Sex & Screens</i> explains in easy-to-understand language what exactly the psychological effects of that exposure can look like, and offers parents the <b>tools and expert advice on how to handle it appropriately</b>. Weaving eye-opening accounts from her own counseling practice with up-to-date psychological science, Dr. Jillian Roberts gives a full-fledged accounting of our sexualized society. Dr. Roberts pairs this explanation with advice and <b>concrete actions</b> that parents of both girls and boys desperately need. <br /><br /> Writing with warmth and authority, Dr. Roberts has an important message for parents: you can<b> mitigate the risks your child faces </b>navigating a sensational and sometimes disturbing world so that they grow up healthy and strong. Using her "7-Point Compass" as a navigational tool, <i>Kids, Sex & Screens </i>helps parents make sure their sons and daughters mature in a manner that is <b>age-appropriate</b> in a "mature content" world.</p>
He'll Be OK: Growing Gorgeous Boys Into Good Men 10th Anniversary
by Celia Lashlie

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English

Pages

256

Publication Date

January 31, 2010

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At last, a straight-talking book that takes parents into the mysterious world of boys. How do you raise boys to men in a world where trouble beckons at every turn? How do you make sure they learn the <em>right</em> lessons, stay out of danger, find a path to follow? How do you ensure they'll be OK? Author Celia Lashlie has some of the answers. After years working in the prison service, she knows what can happen when boys make the wrong choices. She also knows what it's like to be a parent - she raised a son on her own and feared for his survival. As a crucial part of the NZ Good Man Project, she talked to 180 classes of boys throughout the country. Her insights into what boys need - and what parents can do to help them - are ground-breaking. In this honest, no-nonsense and best-selling book, Celia Lashlie reveals what goes on inside the world of boys, and that it is an entirely different world from that of girls. With clarity and insight, she offers parents - especially mothers - practical and reassuring advice on raising their boys to become good, loving, articulate men. 'At last, a mother's guide on the best way to raise sons.' - Courier Mail 'Lashlie writes with a refreshing candour and honesty.' - Courier Mail '... anyone who is involved in boys' education or has male children will benefit from reading this.' Good Reading
Ghosts from the Nursery: Tracing the Roots of Violence
by , Meredith S. Wiley

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English

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450

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December 01, 2007

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<b>An “ominous and persuasive” study of when violence starts in child development—and the preventive measures to stop it (<i>The New York Times Book Review</i>).</b><br />  <br /> This new, revised edition incorporates significant advances in neurobiological research and includes a new introduction by Dr. Vincent J. Felitti, a leading researcher in the field. <i>When </i><i>Ghosts from the Nursery: Tracing the Roots of Violence </i>was first published, it was lauded for providing scientific evidence that violence can originate in the womb and become entrenched in a child’s brain by preschool. The authors’ groundbreaking conclusions became even more relevant following the wave of school shootings across the nation including the tragedies at Columbine High School, Sandy Hook Elementary School, and shocking subsequent shootings.<br />  <br /> Following each of these, media coverage and public debate turned yet again to the usual suspects concerning the causes of violence: widespread availability of guns and lack of mental health services for late-stage treatment. Discussion of the impact of trauma on human life—especially early in life during chemical and structural formation of the brain—is missing from the equation. Karr-Morse and Wiley continue to shift the conversation among parents and policy makers toward more fundamental preventative measures against violence.<br />  <br /> “Karr-Morse and Wiley boldly raise some tough issues . . . [They] start with a grim question—why are children violent?—and they forge a passionate and cogent argument for focusing our collective energies on infancy and parenthood to stop the cycle of ruined lives.” —<i>The Seattle Times</i>
Raising a Healthy, Happy Eater: A Parent's Handbook: A Stage-by-S...
by , Melanie Potock

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English

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290

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November 17, 2015

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<b>How to Raise a Healthy, Adventurous Eater (in a Chicken-Nugget World)</b><br /><br /> Pediatrician Nimali Fernando and feeding therapist Melanie Potock (aka Dr. Yum and Coach Mel) know the importance of giving your child the right start on his or her food journey—for good health, motor skills, and even cognitive and emotional development. In <i>Raising a Healthy, Happy Eater</i> they explain how to expand your family’s food horizons, avoid the picky eater trap, identify special feeding needs, and put joy back into mealtimes, with:<ul><li>Advice tailored to every stage from newborn through school-age</li><li>Real-life stories of parents and kids they have helped</li><li>Wisdom from cultures across the globe on how to feed kids</li><li>Helpful insights on the sensory system, difficult mealtime behaviors, and everything from baby-led weaning to sippy cups</li><li>And seven “passport stamps” for good parenting: joyful, compassionate, brave, patient, consistent, proactive, and mindful.</li></ul><i>Raising a Healthy, Happy Eater</i> shows the way to lead your baby, toddler, or young child on the path to adventurous eating. Grab your passport and go!
Dear Diary Boy: An Exacting Mother, Her Free-spirited Son, and Th...
by Kumiko Makihara

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English

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224

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July 17, 2018

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When her five-year-old son passed the rigorous entrance exams to one of Japan's top private elementary schools, Makihara, a single mother, thought they were on their way. Taro would wear the historic dark blue uniform and learn alongside other little Einsteins while she basked in the glory of his high achievements with the other perfect moms. Together they would climb the rungs into the country's successful elite. But it didn't turn out that way. Taro had other things in mind.While set in Japan, their struggles in the school's hyper-competitive environment mirror those faced by parents here in the US and raise the same questions about the best way to educate a child—especially one that doesn’t quite fit the mold. Public or private? Competitive or nurturing? Standardized or individualized. Helicopter parenting or free-range? Amid this frenzied debate, how does one find balance and maintain a healthy parent-child relationship? Dear Diary Boy is an intensely personal, heartwarming, and heartbreaking chronicle of one mother and child's experience in a prestigious private Tokyo school. It's a tale that will resonate with all parents as we try to answer the age-old questions of how best to educate our children and what, truly, is in their best interests versus what is in our own.
LISTEN!: Helping Your Child Manage Their Emotions
by Brandys Evans

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English

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189

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October 17, 2019

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<p>Are you "struggling" with <strong>your child's behaviour</strong>, even though you have tried everything and their emotions still feel <em>out of control</em>?</p><p>Are you looking for a way to <strong>help your child</strong>, and help you, so that your home can be a happier place?</p><p>In this <em>conversational and action-oriented book, </em>Brandys Evans presents a <strong>proven solution</strong> that will take you from chaos to calm in a few simple steps. </p><p>In <em>LISTEN!</em> you will find:</p><ul><li>Brandys' 4-step method that will take you from <strong>chaos to calm</strong> during stressful moments (know how to handle a tantrum at any age).</li><li><br /></li><li>How to build a <strong>strong child</strong> from the inside-out.</li><li>How to feel empowered as a parent and how to <strong>empower your child</strong>, producing a stronger bond between the two of you.</li><li>An explanation of age-appropriate behaviour so you can stop blaming your child, or yourself when you just don't understand.</li><li>A conversational explanation of emotion and behaviour so you can finally understand your child.</li><li>Parenting hacks to set you up for success in raising a <strong>confident child</strong>.</li></ul><p><em><strong>LISTEN!</strong></em> equips readers with the answers they have been seeking to understand their child's emotions and behaviours and to offer growth-promoting support in their child's <strong>healthy emotional development.</strong></p><p><em>LISTEN!</em> turns <strong>conscientious parents into successful parents</strong>.</p><p><strong>Don't wait.</strong></p><p><strong><em>Read this book and finally feel like you understand what you need to do to help your child succeed.</em></strong></p>
Gender Born, Gender Made: Raising Healthy Gender-Nonconforming Ch...
by Diane Ehrensaft

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English

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289

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May 17, 2011

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<p><b>A groundbreaking guide to caring for children who live outside binary gender boxes</b></p><p>We are only beginning to understand gender. Is it inborn or learned? Can it be chosen—or even changed? Does it have to be one or the other? These questions may seem abstract—but for parents whose children live outside of gender “norms,” they are very real.</p><p>No two children who bend the “rules” of gender do so in quite the same way. Felicia threw away her frilly dresses at age three. Sam hid his interest in dolls and “girl things” until high school—when he finally confided his desire to become Sammi. And seven-year-old Maggie, who sports a boys’ basketball uniform and a long blond braid, identifies as “a boy in the front, and a girl in the back.” But all gender-nonconforming children have one thing in common—they need support to thrive in a society that still subscribes to a binary system of gender.</p><p>Dr. Diane Ehrensaft has worked with children like Felicia, Sam, and Maggie for over 30 years. In <i>Gender Born, Gender Made,</i> she offers parents, clinicians, and educators guidance on both the philosophical dilemmas and the practical, daily concerns of working with children who don’t fit a “typical” gender mold. She debunks outmoded approaches to gender nonconformity that may actually do children harm. And she offers a new framework for helping each child become his or her own unique, most gender-authentic person.</p>

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