Parenting Without Fear

Author: Paul J. Donahue, Ph.D.
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
ISBN: 1466813687
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"Dr. Donahue's calm, reasoned approach will help moms and dads sort out their concerns so they can stop worrying about the future and enjoy their rapidly changing kids — now." --Thomas. W. Phelan, author, 1-2-3 Magic: Effective Discipline for Children The ‘perfect parenting' expectations imposed on you by the media, society, your family, and your community can seem impossible to live up to and only make you more fearful and anxious. Paul Donahue, Ph.D. has uncovered the six most common fears that prevent you from being the effective, loving, and successful parent you want to be: -The Fear of Letting Go -The Fear of Not Doing Enough -The Fear of Taking Charge -The Fear of Slowing Down -The Fear of Unstructured Time -The Fear of Falling Behind Parenting Without Fear gives you the tools to confront your fears, rethink your goals and teach your children how to be independent, to persevere, to cooperate and respect adults, to be mindful, to imagine and explore their world, and to develop compassion for others. Discover how to gain the confidence to trust your own judgment, and the courage to make choices about your children's academic, social and athletic lives that reflect your family's values and balance your needs with theirs. "Dr. Donahue has masterfully identifies the key fears faced by many parents as they confront the challenges of raising children in today's world and he does so with warmth, humor, and empathy. This book will serve as an invaluable resource for parents." --Robert Brooks, Ph.D., co-author, Raising Resilient Children and The Power of Resilience: Achieving Balance, Confidence and Personal Strength in Your Life "This book provides welcome reassurance to parents who worry they are not doing everything they can for their kids." --Nancy Samalin, M.S., author of Loving without Spoiling and 100 Timeless Tips for Raising Terrific Kids

Parenting

Author: Steven Tuber
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1442254823
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Parenting: Contemporary Clinical Perspectives offers fresh insights into treating parents and their children that highlight the evolving role of parents throughout the lifespan and amidst contemporary social pressure and change. By drawing from their own personal experiences as well as those from clinical practice, distinguished clinicians and analysts examine each phase of parenting through a variety of lenses to tackle our biggest parenting questions. How can our work in practice inform and enrich our parenting, and vice versa? Thoughtful and engaging, this volume is a valuable resource for family therapists and clinicians, especially those who are parents themselves.

Mindful America

Author: Jeff Wilson
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 019938357X
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Thirty years ago, "mindfulness" was a Buddhist principle mostly obscure to the west. Today, it is a popular cure-all for Americans' daily problems. A massive and lucrative industry promotes mindfulness in every aspect of life, however mundane or unlikely: Americans of various faiths (or none at all) practice mindful eating, mindful sex, mindful parenting, mindfulness in the office, mindful sports, mindfulness-based stress relief and addiction recovery, and hire mindful divorce lawyers. Mindfulness is touted by members of Congress, CEOs, and Silicon Valley tech gurus, and is even being taught in public schools, hospitals, and the military. Focusing on such processes as the marketing, medicalization, and professionalization of meditation, Jeff Wilson reveals how Buddhism shed its countercultural image and was assimilated into mainstream American culture. The rise of mindfulness in America, Wilson argues, is a perfect example of how Buddhism enters new cultures and is domesticated: in each case, the new cultures take from Buddhism what they believe will relieve their specific distresses and concerns, and in the process create new forms of Buddhism adapted to their needs. Wilson also tackles the economics of the mindfulness movement, examining commercial programs, therapeutic services, and products such as books, films, CDs, and even smartphone applications. Mindful America is the first in-depth study of this phenomenon--invaluable for understanding how mindfulness came to be applied to such a vast array of non-religious concerns and how it can be reconciled with traditional Buddhism in America.

Is Parenthood a Right Or a Privilege

Author: Stefan Kiesbye
Publisher: Greenhaven Press
ISBN: 9780737744316
Format: PDF, ePub
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Presents articles both supporting and opposing issues regarding the ethical aspects of parenthood, including whether parenting is a privilege or a right, the ethics of parental custody, and the rights of disabled people to become parents.

Raising Children in Blended Families

Author: Maxine Marsolini
Publisher: Kregel Publications
ISBN: 0825497515
Format: PDF, Mobi
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A realistic and forthright resource, this practical guide for parents of blended families helps adults understand their children's feelings and cope with arising difficulties.

No Fear

Author: Colin Jones
Publisher: Booktango
ISBN: 146890972X
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It it is said that worry is a sin, so then, is fear which is the mother of worry. Though fear is at times unavoidable we are expected to reject it an overcome it, therefore there is a way to do so. This book is designed to help people overcome fear. As can be seen throughout its pages, which borrows heavily from the bible, there are teachings and instructions on how to dispel fear. The book touches, explains and elaborates on just that. People need not sit down and continue to be afflicted and tormented by worry and fear when they could, through control of thier mind, focus elsewhere. This book is deemed a valuable contribution to the sudy of overcoming fear - a book that is most needed in todays world. By reading the words therein, one learns about the destructiveness of fear, worry, anxiety and the like, thus providing leverage to reject such negative emotions and their adverse impact on spiritual, mental, psychological, social and physical well-being.

Happiness

Author: Daniel Nettle
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780192805591
Format: PDF
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What exactly is happiness? Can we measure it? Using the results of psychological studies, this title explores the origins and purpose of our pursuit of happiness. It views that while it may be unrealistic to expect lasting happiness, our evolved tendency to seek happiness drives us to achieve much that is worthwhile in itself.

Letting Go with Love and Confidence

Author: Kenneth Ginsburg M.D.
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101517336
Format: PDF, Mobi
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A parenting guide to adolescence - a sensible and considerate resource for navigating your teen to adulthood, transforming a traditional time of strife into an opportunity for positive growth for both you and your child. For parents, nurturing their teens to become healthy, well-adjusted adults seems more challenging now than ever before. There are many pressures for kids to grow up faster than they should. Here, renowned adolescent medicine specialist Kenneth Ginsburg, M.D., and award-winning journalist Susan FitzGerald offer parents a practical, thoughtful strategy for guiding children through all the turning points on the way to adulthood - the "whens" and "hows" of adolescence. Letting Go with Live and Confidence helps parents achieve five goals: Manage Their Own Emotions. Many parents are conflicted about their teens growing up. The desire to keep things the way they've always been may get in the way of wise parental decisions. This book addresses the emotional turmoil that surrounds letting go, and urges parents to care for themselves, so they can better care for their children. Reduce Conflict Around the Whens. It's the everyday "When can I?" questions that trigger many struggles. Parents will learn to turn potential sources of conflict into opportunities for growth as they consider 18 scenarios, including When is my child ready to stay home alone? Get a cell phone? Manage money? Date? Drive? Minimize Anxiety Over the Hows. Certain subjects are tough to talk about and the stakes in these conversations are high. How in the world do you talk about sex? Drugs? Peer pressure? Parents will learn how to approach critical topics with honesty and clarity, increasing the chances that they'll actually be heard. Gain Confidence To Make the Right Decisions. Parents reading this book will be better prepared to make decisions because they'll have a strategy to apply to each situation and gain new insight into their child's developmental needs. Understand That Nurturing Independence Is An Act of Love. The ultimate goal of parenting is to produce a well-adjusted adult. When teens understand that their parents support their independence, they're less likely to rebel. As importantly, when independence is not a battle, families can move toward lifelong interdependence. Letting Go with Live and Confidence is filled with the latest findings on successful parenting and is infused with Dr. Ginsburg's expert advice on how to build resilience in teens. This comprehensive volume also contains stories from real parents from diverse backgrounds who have faced the challenges of raising teens. Empowering and groundbreaking, this book is a one-stop resource to parenting teens in the twenty-first century.