Raising Children The Primary Years

Author: Liat Hughes Joshi
Publisher: Pearson UK
ISBN: 0273751093
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Expert knowledge, real-life experiences and enlightening research specifically carried out for the book, all combine to create a unique view on what it takes to be a parent of primary school children. Covering the issues that will affect you and your children during their primary school years, you will find yourself armed with knowledge, tips, tricks and advice that will help you both through even the most challenging times. With every topic discussed you’ll discover valuable specialist opinion and guidance, as well as quotes, clever know-how and insights from real parents who’ve already been through it. From mealtimes and bedtimes, tricky questions and homework, all the way through to sex and drugs, you’ll soon discover you’re not the only parent grappling with all this stuff. And with Raising Children on your side you’ll be well-informed, well-prepared and well-equipped to handle any problem – big or small.

Screens and Teens

Author: Kathy Koch
Publisher: Moody Publishers
ISBN: 0802492940
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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If you feel like you’re losing your teen to technology, you’re not alone. Screen time is rapidly replacing family time, and for teens especially, it is hardwiring the way they connect with their world. In Screens and Teens, Dr. Kathy helps you make sense of all this and empowers you to respond. She: Exposes the lies that technology can teach your teen Guides you in countering those lies with biblical truths and helpful practices Shares success stories of families who have cut back on technology and prioritized each other Kathy’s research, experience, and relatability all come together for an inspiring book, sure to help you be closer with your kids. Grab a pen and get ready to underline, circle, and write "That’s so us!" in the margins. Be equipped to keep your family connected.

Getting to Calm

Author: Laura Scribner Kastner
Publisher: Getting to Calm
ISBN: 9780990430643
Format: PDF, ePub
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Now more useful than ever, Getting to Calm has been revised and updated with new research and fresh insights into successful parent-teen relationships. Getting to Calm is a practical, realistic and ultimately reassuring guide to navigating one of the most challenging aspects of parenting today--staying calm and clearheaded during 14 of the most common hot-button situations that arise during the teen years, including: When your teen is rude and sarcastic When your smart teen gets into trouble with social media When teen problems drive a wedge between you and your spouse When your teen is acting like a spoiled brat When you're worried you're losing your teen When teens are mean With humor, wisdom and a deep understanding of the teenage brain, Drs. Laura S. Kastner and Jennifer Wyatt provide clear and useful tools for parents, giving them effective new ways to manage their own emotions in the heat of the moment with their teen while maintaining--and even gaining--closeness.

Strong Fathers Strong Daughters

Author: Meg Meeker
Publisher: Random House Digital, Inc.
ISBN: 0345499395
Format: PDF
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Citing the pivotal role of a father in a daughter's psychological, physical, and spiritual health, a national speaker on teen issues identifies and describes ten virtues that the author believes can be effectively emulated by today's fathers to promote healthy father-daughter relations and overall well-being in young women. Reprint.

Sixteenth Summer

Author: Michelle Dalton
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1442423455
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Anna is dreading another tourist-filled summer on Dune Island that follows the same routine: beach, ice cream, friends, repeat. That is, until she locks eyes with Will, the gorgeous and sweet guy visiting from New York. Soon, her summer is filled with flirtatious fun as Anna falls head over heels in love. But with every perfect afternoon, sweet kiss, and walk on the beach, Anna can’t ignore that the days are quickly growing shorter, and Will has to leave at the end of August. Anna’s never felt anything like this before, but when forever isn’t even a possibility, one summer doesn’t feel worth the promise of her heart breaking….

Calmer Easier Happier Screen Time

Author: Noël Janis-Norton
Publisher: Yellow Kite
ISBN: 1473622778
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Do you constantly find yourself battling to stop your kids spending hours in front of a screen? Whether it's a tv, an ipad, a pc or a playstation children are spending more and more time absorbed in the digital world and for most parents it's a cause for concern. The most frequent question parenting expert Noel Janis Norton is asked by desperate parents is how to limit and manage screen time. Parents know their children became aggressive and stressed after prolonged time on an electronic device, and they know that it limits their child's willingness to do other activities, yet they are at a loss of what to do about it. In Calmer Easier Happier Screen Time, Noel adapts her proven parenting strategies to this most complex of areas. Using the latest scientific research to show just how addictive the digital world can be for the developing brain of a child, she using the calmer, easier, happier techniques to help parents wean their children away from their electronic devices and get back in charge.

Joy Fixes for Weary Parents

Author: Erin Leyba
Publisher: New World Library
ISBN: 1608684733
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Modern parenting presents fresh challenges, including unrelenting time pressures, lack of support systems, and work demands, that often leave parents drained and worn-out. Erin Leyba, the mother of three young children, has been counseling parents on these issues for almost twenty years. She has developed techniques that help parents not only cope but also feel joy — in their parenting and in their relationships with their partners. Leyba draws from the latest research about child development, attachment, successful marriages, and mindfulness to create effective, doable solutions for balancing, simplifying, and communicating. She presents powerful tools that parents can use right away to de-stress, stay energized, and create more warmth and passion with loved ones. Whether new, veteran, overwhelmed, exhausted, or just interested in doing better than they are, parents will find proven help here.

The Happy Kid Handbook

Author: Katie Hurley
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0698170962
Format: PDF, Mobi
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With all the parenting information out there and the constant pressure to be the “perfect” parent, it seems as if many parents have lost track of one very important piece of the parenting puzzle: raising happy kids. Parenting today has gotten far too complicated. It’s never been the easiest job in the world, but with all the “parenting advice” parents are met with at every corner, it’s hard not to become bewildered. It seems that in the past it was a good deal simpler. You made sure there was dinner on the table and the kids got to school on time and no one set anything on fire, and you called it a success. But today everybody has a different method for dealing with the madness--attachment parenting, free-range parenting, mindful parenting. And who is to say one is more right or better than another? How do you choose? The truth is that whatever drumbeat you march to, all parents would agree that we just want our kids to be happy. It seems like a no-brainer, right? But in the face of all the many parenting theories out there, happiness feels like it has become incidental. That’s where The Happy Kid Handbook by child and adolescent psychotherapist and parenting expert Katie Hurley comes in. She shows parents how happiness is the key to raising confident, capable children. It’s not about giving in every time your child wants something so they won’t feel bad when you say no, or making sure that they’re taking that art class, and the ballet class, and the soccer class (to help with their creativity and their coordination and all that excess energy). Happiness is about parenting the individual, because not every child is the same, and not every child will respond to parenting the same way. By exploring the differences among introverts, extroverts, and everything in between, this definitive guide to parenting offers parents the specific strategies they need to meet their child exactly where he or she needs to be met from a social-emotional perspective. A back-to-basics guide to parenting, The Happy Kid Handbook is a must-have for any parent hoping to be the best parent they can be. From the Trade Paperback edition.

New Old Fashioned Parenting

Author: Liat Hughes Joshi
Publisher: Summersdale Publishers LTD
ISBN: 1783725621
Format: PDF, ePub
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There's been a revolution in the family; it's now all about the kids. We've moved on from children being "seen and not heard," but we're now plagued with the worry of ending up with "that child"—the one who's running amok and is ill-prepared for life. This book combines contemporary and traditional childrearing methods, bringing fresh thinking to some of the essential parenting issues of our time, including managing screen use, encouraging independence, finding the balance between school and play, compromising between pushy parenting and not involved enough parenting, and establishing the "best of both worlds" approach that works in the modern world for modern families.

iGen

Author: Jean M. Twenge
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1501152025
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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A highly readable and entertaining first look at how today’s members of iGen—the children, teens, and young adults born in the mid-1990s and later—are vastly different from their Millennial predecessors, and from any other generation, from the renowned psychologist and author of Generation Me. With generational divides wider than ever, parents, educators, and employers have an urgent need to understand today’s rising generation of teens and young adults. Born in the mid-1990s to the mid-2000s and later, iGen is the first generation to spend their entire adolescence in the age of the smartphone. With social media and texting replacing other activities, iGen spends less time with their friends in person—perhaps why they are experiencing unprecedented levels of anxiety, depression, and loneliness. But technology is not the only thing that makes iGen distinct from every generation before them; they are also different in how they spend their time, how they behave, and in their attitudes toward religion, sexuality, and politics. They socialize in completely new ways, reject once sacred social taboos, and want different things from their lives and careers. More than previous generations, they are obsessed with safety, focused on tolerance, and have no patience for inequality. iGen is also growing up more slowly than previous generations: eighteen-year-olds look and act like fifteen-year-olds used to. As this new group of young people grows into adulthood, we all need to understand them: Friends and family need to look out for them; businesses must figure out how to recruit them and sell to them; colleges and universities must know how to educate and guide them. And members of iGen also need to understand themselves as they communicate with their elders and explain their views to their older peers. Because where iGen goes, so goes our nation—and the world.