Little Kids Big Dilemmas

Autor: Sarah Kuppen
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317512731
File Size: 44,29 MB
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Fed up with conflicting advice? This book offers real answers to the following questions and more... Can sleep training harm my baby? Is screen time bad for my child? Is breast always best? Psychologist Dr Sarah Kuppen, expert in early child development, uses her scientific expertise to sort through the hype and give you the facts. Using the latest developmental research, she provides practical tips and solves more than 50 familiar parent questions and dilemmas. Inside you will find advice on: • Five ways to tame a tantrum • What to do if your child isn’t talking • The scientific facts on breast versus formula feeding • Managing sibling fights and conflict Little Kids, Big Dilemmas is an essential guide for science-minded parents and childcare professionals alike. Reading this book will allow you to make informed decisions on the big topics for parenting in the early years.

The Game Theorist S Guide To Parenting

Autor: Paul Raeburn
Publisher: Scientific American / Farrar, Straus and Giroux
ISBN: 0374714401
File Size: 10,91 MB
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“I absolutely loved this book, both as a parent and as a nerd.” —Jessica Lahey, author of The Gift of Failure As every parent knows, kids are surprisingly clever negotiators. But how can we avoid those all-too-familiar wails of “That’s not fair!” and “You can’t make me!”? In The Game Theorist’s Guide to Parenting, the award-winning journalist and father of five Paul Raeburn and the game theorist Kevin Zollman pair up to highlight tactics from the worlds of economics and business that can help parents break the endless cycle of quarrels and ineffective solutions. Raeburn and Zollman show that some of the same strategies successfully applied to big business deals and politics—such as the Prisoner’s Dilemma and the Ultimatum Game—can be used to solve such titanic, age-old parenting problems as dividing up toys, keeping the peace on long car rides, and sticking to homework routines. Raeburn and Zollman open each chapter with a common parenting dilemma. Then they show how carefully concocted schemes involving bargains and fair incentives can save the day. Through smart case studies of game theory in action, Raeburn and Zollman reveal how parents and children devise strategies, where those strategies go wrong, and what we can do to help raise happy and savvy kids while keeping the rest of the family happy too. Delightfully witty, refreshingly irreverent, and just a bit Machiavellian, The Game Theorist’s Guide to Parenting looks past the fads to offer advice you can put into action today.

The Big Book Of Parenting Solutions

Autor: Michele Borba
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470488102
File Size: 20,69 MB
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Today show's Michele Borba's cures for difficult childhood behaviors In this down-to-earth guide, parenting expert Michele Borba offers advice for dealing with children's difficult behavior and hot button issues including biting, temper tantrums, cheating, bad friends, inappropriate clothing, sex, drugs, peer pressure, and much more. Written for parents of kids age 3-13, this book offers easy-to-implement advice for the most important challenges parents face with kids from toddlers to tweens. Includes immediate solutions to the most common childhood problems and challenges Written by Today Show's resident parenting expert Michele Borba Offers clear step-by-step guidance for solving difficult childhood behaviors and family conflicts Contains a wealth of advice that is easy-to-follow and gets quick results Author has written outstanding parenting books including Building Moral Intelligence, No More Misbehavin', Don't Give Me that Attitude, and more Each of the 101 issues includes clear questions, specific step-by-step solutions, and advice that is age appropriate.

Now Say This

Autor: Heather Turgeon MFT
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1524704016
File Size: 14,72 MB
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A powerful new parenting book that gives parents the exact words to solve any sticky parenting situation! A toddler meltdown over the wrong pair of pants, siblings fighting in the back of the car, kids crying when you try to leave the house... Parents have the best intentions to be patient and loving, but in the heat of the moment, they too often find themselves feeling helpless, desperate, and so frustrated that they resort to yelling, threatening, bribing, or caving. Now Say This solves the dilemma: how can you be empathic and effective at once? Based on the popular 3-step "ALP" model the authors have taught thousands of parents in their clinical practice, and written in a friendly, balanced, and research-based tone, Now Say This addresses issues such as, * Tantrums * Engaging cooperation * Sibling relationships * Screentime * Bedtime Best of all, it answers the question, "Now, what do you actually say?" using scripts and body language from real life examples. Now Say This is a guide that transforms remarkable ideas into practical how-to's that busy parents can use right away.

Child And Adolescent Therapy

Autor: Jeremy P. Shapiro
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118722183
File Size: 41,70 MB
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Comprehensive introduction to the theory and practice of therapy Child and Adolescent Therapy: Science and Art, Second Edition relies on both psychotherapy research and clinical expertise to create a comprehensive guide to evidence-based practice for providers of child and adolescent therapy. It includes explanations of all major theoretical orientations and the techniques associated with each, with application to the major diagnostic categories. This updated Second Edition includes a new chapter on Mindfulness-Based Cognitive-Behavioral Therapies (Dialectical Behavior Therapy and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy), incorporation of recent neuroscience research, instruction in Motivational Interviewing, and guidance in using therapeutic diagrams with young clients. The book models the thought process of expert therapists by describing how the science and art of therapy can be combined to provide a strong basis for treatment planning and clinical decision-making. Theoretical concepts, empirically supported treatments, and best practices are translated into concrete, detailed form, with numerous examples of therapist verbalizations and conversations between counselor and client. Child and Adolescent Therapy: Science and Art, Second Edition: Explains the work of therapists from the ground up, beginning with fundamentals and moving on to advanced theory and technique Covers the major theoretical approaches: behavioral, cognitive, mindfulness-based, psychodynamic, constructivist, and family systems Guides therapists in planning effective treatment strategies with balanced consideration of outcome research, cultural factors, and individual client characteristics Connects treatment planning with the diagnostic characteristics of the major child and adolescent disorders For both students and skilled clinicians looking for new ideas and techniques, Child and Adolescent Therapy: Science and Art, Second Edition offers a thorough, holistic examination of how best to serve young therapy clients.

Get There Early

Autor: Bob Johansen
Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers
ISBN: 9781576755310
File Size: 56,30 MB
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Helps leaders make sense out of mounting dilemmas. This book includes a map to the decade of dilemmas that we can already taste in events, drawing from the Ten-Year Forecast by Institute for the Future - which has a thirty-eight year track record.

The Gardener And The Carpenter

Autor: Alison Gopnik
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 0374229708
File Size: 52,45 MB
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"Alison Gopnik, a leading developmental psychologist, illuminates the paradoxes of parenthood from a scientific perspective"--

Guiding Curiosity Nurturing Young Scientists

Autor: Wendy C. Gamble Ph.D.
Publisher: BookBaby
ISBN: 0692459065
File Size: 26,34 MB
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Guiding Curiosity: Nurturing Young Scientists equips parents and others (e.g., grandparents, uncles, aunts, nannies) with handy and easy-to-use strategies for augmenting young children’s natural scientific inclinations. The book begins with an introduction to critical inquiry, a well-researched concept advocated by science educators. Science is both a body of knowledge and a way of building that knowledge and critical inquiry reflects the process of understanding by asking questions, making observations, taking measurements and experimenting. It is expected that with a brief introduction to the concept and steps of inquiry, parents will understand the “why” behind the strategies presented and, therefore, be in a better position from which to launch their own ideas for inspiring interest in all things related to science. Readers are also offered helpful tips for engaging a child’s attention and keeping them focused. Understanding the fundamentals of critical inquiry is a first step, but to make it work readers are invited to learn how to join in and capitalize on their child’s play. Exuberant play is an ideal “laboratory” for exploration. Culled from the authors’ many years as lecturers, researchers, and parents, fascinating information on the development of young children is provided. This background information should help readers better recognize their child’s emerging cognitive and language skills that will shape their play, learning and social interactions. Readers are also encouraged to consider trying new strategies for correcting misguided responses and praising correct answers. In the second part of the book, readers will find a series of activities for exploring the physical, life, and earth sciences with young children. Instructions for the activities are provided, including information on the tools or materials needed to aid discovery. The activities described can be readily introduced and are structured to guide a child’s thinking through scientific processes

The Happy Sleeper

Autor: Heather Turgeon MFT
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101632321
File Size: 16,58 MB
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Many parents feel pressured to "train" babies and young children to sleep. But kids don't need to be trained to sleep—they're built to sleep. Sleep issues arise when parents (with the best of intentions) overhelp or "helicopter parent" at night—overshadowing their baby's innate biological ability to sleep well. In The Happy Sleeper, child sleep experts Heather Turgeon and Julie Wright show parents how to be sensitive and nurturing, but also clear and structured so that babies and young children develop the self-soothing skills they need in order to: - Fall asleep independently - Sleep through the night - Take healthy naps - Grow into natural, optimal sleep patterns for day and night The Happy Sleeper is a research-based guide to helping children do what comes naturally—sleep through the night.