Little Kids Big Dilemmas

Author: Sarah Kuppen
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317512731
Format: PDF, Docs
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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.

Child and Adolescent Therapy

Author: Jeremy P. Shapiro
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118722183
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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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

Author: Bob Johansen
Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers
ISBN: 9781576755310
Format: PDF, ePub
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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.

Guiding Curiosity Nurturing Young Scientists

Author: Wendy C. Gamble Ph.D.
Publisher: BookBaby
ISBN: 0692459065
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The United States lags behind most other first-world nations in rankings of our children’s science literacy. Science lessons in many schools risk elimination to make room for preparation for standardized testing in math and reading. While teachers, school administrators, and politicians scramble to determine how to catch up and improve science education, parents, especially of our youngest children, are left out of this conversation. This is odd as parents may be our most significant assets in channeling children’s joy of discovery and building foundations for learning science. After listening to the national discussion about how our schools are failing our children, Drs Gamble and Cota-Robles decided to offer an alternative perspective. Schools cannot be solely responsible for a child’s science education. Parents and other family members make major contributions, but may not be aware of the type or the extent of their influence because their part is often marginalized, especially in the realm of science. This book is an outgrowth of the authors' professional expertise in parenting young children. It also reflects their experience as a mothers of children with unique interests and personalities. It is the authors' most strident wish that parents be familiarized with their important role in improving science literacy. It is also their wish that they not be made to feel overburdened with yet another expectation to be a superior parent, but rather that they experience the joy of discovery with their children while nurturing relationships based on shared interests.

The Game Theorist s Guide to Parenting

Author: Paul Raeburn
Publisher: Scientific American / Farrar, Straus and Giroux
ISBN: 0374714401
Format: PDF, Kindle
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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.

Uprooting and Development

Author: George V. Coelho
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1468437941
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Uprooting has to do with one of the fundamental properties of human life-the need to change-and with the personal and societal mecha nisms for dealing with that need. As with the more general problems of change, uprooting can be a time of human disaster and desolation, or a time of adaptation and growth into new capacities. The special quality of uprooting is that the need to change is faced at a time of separation from accustomed social, cultural, and environ mental support systems. It is this separation from familiar supports that either renders the uprooted vulnerable to the destructive conse quences of change, or creates freedoms for their evolution into new and constructive patterns of life. Whether the outcomes will be destruc tive or constructive will be determined by the forces at work: the nature and power of the uprooting forces versus the personal and societal capacities for coping with them. Uprooting events are so widespread as to be compared with the major rites of life, but with the difference that dislocation is involved. Uprooting reaches from self-imposed movements such as rural-to urban migration, running away, and traveling abroad for schooling, to natural and man-made disasters such as earthquakes, political oppres sion, and war. The impacts vary from the need to adapt to. a new culture for an interim period of study to the desolating consequences of the total loss of family, friends, home, and country.

Little kids big questions

Author: Judith E. Craig
Publisher: William Morrow & Co
ISBN: 9780688119331
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Offers advice on answering children's questions about friendship, love, sex, divorce, sickness, death, crime, war, disasters, prejudice, ethics, money, work, habits, and the environment

The Effects of Autism on the Family

Author: Eric Schopler
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1489922938
Format: PDF
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As the oldest statewide program serving autistic people in the United States, North Carolina's Division TEACCH (Treatment and Education of Autistic and related Communication handicapped CHildren) has had a major impact on ser vices for these people and their families. As we move into our second decade, we are frequently questioned about all aspects of our procedures, techniques, and program. Of all the questions that are asked, however, the one that comes up most frequently and seems to set our program apart from others concerns the ways in which we work with families. To help answer this question we identified what we have found to be the major components in our parent-professional relationships, and we elaborate on these with the most current research informa tion, clinical insights, and community knowledge available through the expertise of our distinguished contributors. Our purpose was to collect the most recent information and to organize the resulting volume along the outlines of the par ent-professional relationship found most important in the TEACCH program. Thus, the four main sections of the book include these four major ways profes sionals work with parents: as their advocates, their trainers, their trainees, and their reciprocal emotional support source. To the extent this effort was success ful, we acknowledge that it is easier to organize book chapters along these dimensions than it is to provide their implementation in the field.

It Takes A Village

Author: Jean Rattigan-Rohr
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 946091781X
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It Takes a Village: A Collaborative Assault on the Struggling Reader Dilemma has a wellspring of incredibly useful information for teacher educators, pre-service and in-service teachers alike. It shows quite clearly that preparing effective reading teachers while addressing issues related to (a) readers who struggle (b) parental inclusion, and (c) the inclusion of the wider community can be done quite successfully. This book puts readers in touch with compelling insights into the importance of parental inclusion in the educational efforts of their children. Additionally, it provides a "counter narrative" to the belief by many that parents and in particular, racial and ethnic minority parents, do not participate with their children in academic endeavors. The text also focuses on key aspects of teacher preparation especially as it relates to reading instruction. The author provides a wonderful variety of step-by-step approaches for how to seamlessly transition teacher reading instruction from the lecture hall to the "village" practice sites. The book is well written with the authentic voices of parents, students and pre-service teachers. This book is an excellent contribution to the literature concerning issues related to struggling readers, parental inclusion and community involvement. - Samuel Miller, Associate Dean, University of North Carolina Greensboro.

Die Mutter des Erfolgs

Author: Amy Chua
Publisher: Carl Hanser Verlag GmbH Co KG
ISBN: 3312004772
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Amy Chua ist Juraprofessorin in Yale und zweifache Mutter. Ihre Kinder will sie zum Erfolg erziehen - mit allen Mitteln. Und gemäß den Regeln ihrer Wurzeln in China ist Erfolg nur mit härtester Arbeit zu erreichen. Sie beschließt, dass ihre Töchter als Musikerinnen Karriere machen sollen. Nun wird deren Kindheit zur Tortur. Wo eine Eins minus als schlechte Note gilt, muss Lernen anders vermittelt werden als in unserer westlichen Pädagogik. In ihrem Erlebnisbericht erzählt die Autorin fesselnd, witzig und mit kluger Offenheit von einem gnadenlosen Kampf, der ihr und ihren Töchtern alles abverlangte: ein packendes und hochkomisches Buch über Familie und Erziehung, über Leistungsdruck und über den Willen, unbedingt zu siegen.