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November 12, 2013
Sebastopol, CA : Maker Media, 2013.
xvi, 250 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
Sound -- The value of tinkering in the learning process -- Magnetism -- A good tinkering session -- Mechanics -- Tinkering logistics -- Electric circuits -- The learning community & differentiated learning -- Chemistry -- Dealing with questions and dishing out answers -- Biology -- Standards and assessment in the tinkering environment -- Engineering motors.
November 6, 2013
Grand Rapids, Michigan : Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group, 
267 pages ; 23 cm
Introduction: Is your kid powering up? -- The anatomy of a powerful child -- Power comes in different packages -- The loud, aggressive, temperamental, curveball manipulator -- The quiet, shy, sensitive, walk-on-eggshells manipulator -- The stubborn, procrastinating manipulator -- What do genes have to do with it? -- What does environment have to do with it? -- Raising Attila the Hun -- Why kids misbehave -- The attention-getting kid -- Power-driven or determined? -- You're the adult, they're the children -- What kind of kid do you want? -- Grace-based parenting -- Rewiring your home -- Redirecting the power surge -- Conclusion: You can do it! -- Top 10 power points.
Powerful kids don't just happen. They're created. Whether loud and temperamental, quiet and sensitive, or stubborn and manipulative, powerful children can make living with them a challenge. But it doesn't have to be that way. All children need to face the realities of life, and the best place for them to do so is in the safe place of their home.
October 21, 2013
Rosemond, John K., 1947-
Kansas City, MO : Andrews McMeel Pub., c2012.
xix, 220 p. ; 24 cm.
The cost of new ideas -- Authority babble -- Self-esteem babble -- Punishment babble -- Toilet babble -- Attachment babble -- Adoption babble -- Spanking babble -- The beat goes on.
Explains how parenting theories put forth since the 1970s have been wrong on such matters as self-esteem, adoption, praise, punishment, and toilet training, and advocates for a return to the parenting strategies of the 1950s and 1960s.
October 18, 2013
Rigby, Jill M., author.
New York : Howard Books, a division of Simon & Schuster, Inc., 2013.
xxii, 305 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
"Group study guide included"--Cover.
Examines three different styles of parenting, parent-centered, child-centered, and character-centered. Parent-centered parents are more concerned with their own agenda than their child's best interest. Child-centered parents are more concerned with their child's approval than their child's well-being. Character-centered parents are more concerned with their child's character than their child's comfort. Drawing a distinction between performance and purpose, this book maintains that rather than focusing on what you want your child to do, you ask what you want your child to become. Finally, Rigby calls for parents to discipline (teach) their children rather than punish them.--Amazon.
October 15, 2013
Parker, Michael, 1968-
New York : Black Dog & Leventhal, 
253 pages : illustrations ; 18 cm
Raising a sensory smart child : the definitive handbook for helping your child with sensory processing issues
September 23, 2013
New York, N.Y. : Penguin Books, 2009.
xxiii, 439 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.
"Foreword by Temple Grandin"--Cover.
Pt. 1. Recognizing and understanding your child's sensory issues. Why is my child so unusual? -- The seven senses -- Tuning in to your child -- Where did the wires cross? -- Pt. 2. Addressing your child's sensory needs. Finding and working with an occupational therapist -- The sensory diet of daily activities -- Practical solutions for everyday sensory problems : Self-care challenges: grooming, dressing, and toileting ; Special times, at home and away ; Home environment ; Miscellaneous challenges ; Practical tips for teens and adults -- Pt. 3. Fostering your child's development. Dealing with developmental delays -- Sensory issues and the child with an autism spectrum disorder -- Improving speech skills and picky eating -- Helping your child learn and get organized -- Nutrition, sleep, and stress -- Complementary therapies and approaches -- Pt. 4. Parenting with sensory smarts. Handling discipline, transitions, and behavioral issues -- Advocating for your child at school -- The special challenges for teenagers -- Empowering your child in the world -- Pt. 5. Recommended products and resources. Sources for useful toys, equipment, and products -- Photos of toys, equipment, and products -- Lindsey and Nancy's fifty favorite toys -- Organizations and web sites.
For children with sensory difficulties-those who struggle to process everyday sensations and exhibit unusual behaviors such as avoiding or seeking out touch, movement, sounds, and sights-this groundbreaking book is an invaluable resource. Sensory integration dysfunction, also known as sensory processing disorder, affects all kinds of children-from those with developmental delays, attention problems, or autism spectrum disorders, to those without any other issues. Coauthored by a pediatric occupational therapist and a parent of a child with sensory issues, this updated and expanded edition of Raising a Sensory Smart Child is comprehensive and more helpful than ever.
Masterminds & wingmen : helping our boys cope with schoolyard power, locker-room tests, girlfriends, and the new rules of Boy World
September 11, 2013
Wiseman, Rosalind, 1969-
New York : Harmony Books, c2013.
377 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
It's time to enter Boy World -- Why doesn't Batman ever smile? -- Popularity and groups -- Six-packing -- Breaking through the wall -- Lying and reconnaissance -- Rage against the machine -- Your parenting profile -- Social networking -- Video killed the radio star -- Friendly fire -- Frontal assault -- Redemption and reconciliation -- No man's land -- Field of play -- Outward bound -- Girl world -- Girl troubles.
Here is a landmark book that reveals how boys think, showing parents, educators, and coaches how to reach out and help boys overcome their most common yet difficult challenges. Do you constantly struggle to pull information from your son, student, or athlete, only to encounter evasive assurances like "It's nothing"? Do you sense that the boy you care about is being bullied, but that he'll do anything to avoid your "help?" Have you watched with frustration as your boy flounders with girls? Welcome to Boy World: a place where asking for help or showing emotional pain often feels impossible. Where sports and video games can mean everything, but working hard in school frequently earns ridicule. Where hiding problems from adults is the ironclad rule. Boy World is governed by social hierarchies and a powerful set of unwritten rules that have huge implications for your boy's relationships, his interactions with you, and the man he'll become. If you want what's best for him, you need to know what these rules are and how to work with them effectively.--From publisher description.
Ready for kindergarten! : from recognizing colors to making friends, your essential guide to kindergarten prep
September 9, 2013
Stewart, Deborah J.
Avon, Mass. : Adams Media Corporation, c2013.
223 p. ; 22 cm.
Queen bees & wannabes : helping your daughter survive cliques, gossip, boyfriends, and the new realities of girl world
August 27, 2013
Wiseman, Rosalind, 1969-
New York : Three Rivers Press, c2009.
433 p. : ill., maps ; 21 cm.
Published in 2002 under title: Queen bees & wannabees.
"Revised and updated edition of the New York Times bestseller"--Cover.
Technology, the media, and Girl World -- Is it really happening so much younger? -- Cliques and popularity -- Passport to Girl World : communication and reconnaissance -- The beauty pageant : who wants to be Miss Congeniality -- Mean girls : teasing, gossiping, and reputations -- Power plays and politics : speaking truth in Girl World -- Boy world -- Girl World meets Boy World -- Pleasing boys, betraying yourself -- Sex, drugs, alcohol, and partying in Girl World -- Getting help.
When Rosalind Wiseman first published Queen Bees & Wannabes, she fundamentally changed the way adults look at girls' friendships and conflicts--from how they choose their best friends, how they express their anger, their boundaries with boys, and their relationships with parents. Wiseman showed how girls of every background are profoundly influenced by their interactions with one another. Now, Wiseman has revised and updated her book for a new generation of girls, and explores: the different roles girls play in and outside of cliques; girls' power plays; how you can help your daughter better hold her own with the opposite sex; recognizing how your experiences impact the way you parent. With new insights about technology's impact on Girl World and enlivened with the experiences of girls, boys, and parents, the book that inspired the hit movie Mean Girls offers concrete strategies to help you empower your daughter.--From publisher description.
August 12, 2013
San Ramon, Calif. : Prana Publishing, 2013.
148 p. ; 21 cm.
Why it's difficult for males to express empathy and emotions -- Mom raising an emotionally expressive and compassionate boy -- Dad raising a self-confident and emotionally healthy boy -- A school enviroment to foster emotional healthy boys -- Respectful and emotionally healthy male friendships -- Good sportsmanship -- Create high self-esteem for your boy -- The teenage boy.
Just one of the kids : raising a resilient family when one of your children has a physical disability
August 1, 2013
Kriegsman, Kay Harris.
Baltimore, MD : The Johns Hopkins University Press, 
xiv, 226 pages ; 23 cm.
Introduction: raising children--resilient and ready for adulthood -- Getting the news -- Coming home -- Inclusive parenting: make it work for you -- Brothers and sisters: siblings sharing family life with physical disability in the mix -- Grandparents: seeing through a new lens -- Opening doors to inclusion -- Letting one dream go to let another grow.
If you have a child with a physical disability, how can you plan your family's life in a way that is inclusive for everyone? What can you do to create a family where every member pulls his or her own weight (in appropriate measure), meets challenges, and has moments in the spotlight along the way? This title deals with these questions.
The Biting Solution : the Expert's No-Biting Guide for Parents, Caregivers, and Early Childhood Educators
August 1, 2013
Poelle, Lisa, 1955-
Seattle, Washington : Parenting Press, 
128 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Foreword -- Acknowledgments -- How to use this book -- Adults' feelings and actions -- Biting : a tremendous challenge -- Responding to biting when it happens -- Demystify misbehavior with the seven questions -- Question 1: How much of the child's behavior is related to typical social/emotional development? -- Question 2: What past experiences or recent changes may be creating stress? -- Question 3: Is the lack of verbal skills causing frustration? -- Question 4: Is the child's physical condition a contributing factor? -- Question 5: What role does the child's temperament play in the behavior? -- Question 6: What effect does the physical environment of the home or early childhood program have on the child? -- Question 7: What kind of limit setting is the child experiencing, at home and with other caregivers or teachers? -- Case studies -- Ethan, 18 months old : biting games, body boundaries, and high energy -- Sophia, 21 months old : bad habits, challenging temperament, and boring toys -- Lukas, 22 months old : bottles, blame, and boredom -- Abigail, 2 years old : divorce, negative attention, and family day care dynamics -- Jayden, 3 years old : social inexperience, speech problems, and sibling issues -- Create your own action plan -- Create your action plan -- Solving other hurtful behaviors with the seven questions -- Appendix I: Temperament worksheet form -- Action plan form -- Injury report form -- Incident report form : attempted but interrupted biting -- Appendix II: Turn-taking tips -- Appendix III: Sample starter phrases, active listening feeling phrases, and difficult feeling words -- Appendix IV: no-biting quick pocket guide -- Appendix V: lyrics to two songs that teach alternatives to biting -- We don't put our teeth on people -- Someone you love (the hug song) -- Appendix VI: References -- Index.
Identifies why kids bite and teaches effective ways to help children express themselves and get along with others.
July 25, 2013
[S.I.] : [Greenforge Books], c2011.
254 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
Robin O'Bryant offers a no holds barred look at the day to day life of being a mother to three, running a household and the everyday monotony of parenting.
Raise him up ; a single mother's guide to raising a successful Black man; taken from the Book of Acts
July 24, 2013
Nashville, Tenn. : Thomas Nelson, Inc., c2013.
265 p. ; 21 cm.
Machine generated contents note: pt. 1 Show Him the Power of Peter -- ch. One Wasting No Time (Acts 2:14-21) -- Motivational Point: Teach Him to Not Procrastinate -- Spiritual Impact: The Story of Peter's First Sermon -- Mama's Story: The Story of When Waiting Wouldn't Work -- Athletic Fact: Frank Reich, the Come Back Kid -- Inspirational Insight: Stephanie's Message -- ch. Two Give What You Have (Acts 3:1-6) -- Motivational Point: Teach Him to Not Sit on His Talent -- Spiritual Impact: The Story of Peter and John Healing a Lame Man -- Mama's Story: The Story of Homemade Flapjacks -- Athletic Fact: The Work Ethic of Jerry Rice -- Inspirational Insight: Stephanie's Message -- ch. Three Questioned By Others (Acts 4:1-22) -- Motivational Point: Teach Him to Not Let Others Sidetrack His Dreams -- Spiritual Impact: The Story of Peter and John Facing the Jewish Leadership -- Mama's Story: The Story of a Questionable Move -- Athletic Fact: Appalachian State's Defeat of Michigan -- Inspirational Insight: Stephanie's Message -- ch. Four Walking Tall (Acts 5:27-42) -- Motivational Point: Teach Him How to Overcome Discouragement -- Spiritual Impact: The Story of Peter Being Put on Trial -- Mama's Story: The Story of Food Stamps -- Athletic Fact: The Story of How Many People Counted an Old Boxer Out -- Inspirational Insight: Stephanie's Message -- ch. Five No Limitations (Acts 9:36-43) -- Motivational Point: Teach Him to Never Stop -- Spiritual Impact: The Story of Peter Bringing to Life a Dead Woman -- Mama's Story: The Story of Having Limitations, but Not Being Limited -- Athletic Fact: The Story of Team Hoyt -- Inspirational Insight: Stephanie's Message -- ch. Six Crystal Clear (Acts 11:1-18) -- Motivational Point: Teach Him to Think He Can Do It Too -- Spiritual Impact: The Story of Peter's Defense of the Gentile's Salvation -- Mama's Story: The Story of the Night She Helped Me Find My Dream -- Athletic Fact: Georgia Tech's Great Win over Auburn -- Inspirational Insight: Stephanie's Message -- pt. 2 Show Him the Passion of Paul -- ch. Seven A Powerful Name (Acts 11-13) -- Motivational Point: Teach Him the Importance of His Name -- Spiritual Impact: The Story of Saul Earning a Bad Name -- Mama's Story: The Story of Just a Little Dab Will Do -- Athletic Fact: The Tampa Bay Devil Rays Change Their Name -- Inspirational Insight: Stephanie's Message -- ch. Eight His-story Lesson (Acts 13:16-30) -- Motivational Point: Teach Him to Learn From the Past -- Spiritual Impact: The Story of Paul's Account of the History of a People -- Mama's Story: My Mother's Story about My Granddad -- Athletic Fact: Track Star Lopez Lomong's Dream to Become an Olympian -- Inspirational Insight: Stephanie's Message -- ch. Nine Mistaken Identity (Acts 14) -- Motivational Point: Teach Him to Not Get Things Twisted -- Spiritual Impact: The Story of Paul and Barnabas Being Mistaken for Gods -- Mama's Story: The Story of Having an Identity Crisis -- Athletic Fact: The Story of the Redeem Team -- Inspirational Insight: Stephanie's Message -- ch. Ten Recruiting (Acts 16) -- Motivational Point: Teach Him to Not Do It Alone -- Spiritual Impact: The Story of Paul Asking Timothy to Join Him -- Mama's Story: The Story of How I Was Considered a 5-Star By My Mother -- Athletic Fact: The Story of How Michael Phelps Relied on His Teammates -- Inspirational Insight: Stephanie's Message -- ch. Eleven A New System (Acts 17) -- Motivational Point: Teach Him to Grow -- Spiritual Impact: The Story of Paul Giving the People of Athens Something New -- Mama's Story: The Story of How She Taught Me to Clean -- Athletic Fact: The Story of Coach Pat Summit and Her Stare -- Inspirational Insight: Stephanie's Message -- ch. Twelve Going for It (Acts 27) -- Motivational Point: Teach Him to Not Turn Back -- Spiritual Impact: The Story of Paul When He Was Caught in a Storm -- Mama's Story: The Story of My Mother's Resolve -- Athletic Fact: Tony Dungy Survives the Storm -- Inspirational Insight: Stephanie's Message.
July 8, 2013
Sutton, James D.
Pleasanton, Tex. : Friendly Oaks Pub., c2012
282 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
June 27, 2013
New York : Scribner, c2013.
viii, 241 p. ; 22 cm.
"Why did you do that?": the ins and outs of toddler behavior and how to leave it alone -- Parenting from the heart: ignoring outside influences -- Toddler-approved recipes -- Food shopping guide: what we do and don't need -- Sleep: weaning yourself off it -- Distractions and personal interests: letting them go -- Grooming, dressing, and general hygiene: how to keep your hands to yourself -- Books, television, and games: understanding and spending real money on toddler entertainment -- Special occasions: making them magical for your sweet angel -- Pets: helping your toddler love them tight -- More tips for brief and effective communication with your toddler -- Car etiquette (and places to avoid visiting) -- Breakdown of popular toddler trends, from amber necklaces to jeggings, and why you should avoid them -- Green snot: how to treat your toddler's illnesses -- The long hello: birth -- Good times: vacationing with your toddler -- Parents and their dangerous vices: learning self-control -- Potty training simplified/eliminated.
"Outrageously confident and sweetly indignant, the Honest Toddler tackles everything from preferred toddler foods (unbroken crackers and undiluted juice), sleep- and potty-training methods (none), playdate etiquette (mi casa es not su casa), and the proper response to random aggression at the playground (embrace it--Park justice is messy but swift). The result is a parenting book like no other, one that will leave moms and dads laughing, and maybe crying, as they recognize their own child in the ongoing shenanigans of one bravely honest toddler."--Amazon.com.
Calmer, easier, happier parenting : five strategies that end the daily battles and get kids to listen the first time
June 25, 2013
xii, 436 pages ; 21 cm
"First published in Great Britain by Hodder & Stoughton 2012"--Title page verso.
"A Plume book"--Title page.
What makes modern parenting so stressful and what we can do about it -- The calmer, easier, happier parenting promise: you can transform even the most frustrating aspects of parenting -- Descriptive praise: the most powerful motivator -- Preparing for success: simple techniques that prevent most misbehavior by reducing resistance and refusal -- Reflective listening: how to minimize whining and misbehavior by defusing frustration, anger, and anxiety -- Never ask twice: the six-step method that teaches children to do what you ask the first time you ask -- How to stop misbehavior in its tracks -- Rewards and consequences: following through to minimize misbehavior and maximize cooperation -- Getting ready in the mornings: starting the day calmly -- Mealtimes: transforming fussy eating and improving table manners -- Sibling relationships: reducing squabbles, helping children get along -- Screen time: getting back in charge of the electronics in your home -- Homework: making it hassle-free -- Tidying up and looking after belongings: fostering responsibility, reducing resistance -- Household chores: improving willingness, teaching teamwork -- Playing independently: training self-reliance and problem-solving -- Bedtimes and sleep: ending the day peacefully.
When children and teenagers are at their best, it is easy to enjoy them, teach them, live with them and appreciate them. However, when they are defiant, argumentative or withdrawn, it is easy to get wound up, to argue back, threaten, nag and shout. If this sounds like the situation in your house, then Calmer, Easier, Happier Parenting is for you.
June 18, 2013
Brooklyn, New York : Ig Pub., 2013.
186 pages ; 21 cm.
Introduction -- Building your nest -- Prenatal care and the birth of your child -- All that baby gear -- Are cloth diapers a "clothian" bargain? -- Feeding the beast (baby) -- The child care dilemma -- Family size : how much is too much? -- The adoption option -- Bringing others on board -- Nap time activism -- Epilogue: our zero footprint baby -- Appendix -- Acknowledgements -- Notes.
Setting limits with your strong-willed child : eliminating conflict by establishing clear, firm, and respectful boundaries
June 14, 2013
Mac Kenzie, Robert J., author.
New York : Three Rivers, 
xvii, 329 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.
Everyday parenting toolkit : the Kazdin method for easy, step-by-step, lasting change for you and your child
June 4, 2013
Kazdin, Alan E.
Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013
xiv, 192 p. ; 24 cm.
Laying the groundwork for good behavior: A for Antecedents -- What you want to change: B for behaviors -- Reinforcing good behavior: C for consequences -- Decreasing misbehavior: More on consequences -- Routines of family life: Creating the context for success -- Kazdin Method: In real life.
May 28, 2013
New York, NY : The Experiment, LLC, 
xiii, 208 pages ; 20 cm
May 14, 2013
Burke, Raymond V.
Boys Town, Neb. : Boys Town Press, c2006.
296 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Introduction -- ch. 1. Discipline through positive teaching -- ch. 2. Setting reasonable expectations -- ch. 3. Giving clear messages -- ch. 4. Giving consequences to change behavior -- ch. 5. Using reasons to encourage improvement -- ch. 6. Praise is powerful -- ch. 7. Teaching to prevent problems -- ch. 8. Reaching goals using charts and contracts -- ch. 9. Staying calm -- ch. 10. Correcting misbehavior -- ch. 11. Teaching self-control -- ch. 12. Teaching social skills -- ch. 13. Making decisions and solving problems -- ch. 14. Holding family meetings -- ch. 15. Establishing family routines and traditions -- ch. 16. Making a parenting plan -- ch. 17. Helping children succeed in school -- ch. 18. Handling peer pressure.
May 10, 2013
viii, 243 pages ; 22 cm
In brutally honest and funny stories, Drew Magary reveals how American mothers and fathers cope with being in over their heads (getting drunk while trick-or-treating, watching helplessly as a child defiantly pees in a hotel pool, engaging in role-play with a princess-crazed daughter), and how stepping back can sometimes make all the difference (talking a toddler down from the third story of a netted-in playhouse, allowing children to make little mistakes in the kitchen to keep them from making the bigger ones in life). It’s a celebration of all the surprises—joyful and otherwise—that come with being part of a real family. In the wake of recent bestsellers that expose how every other culture raises their children better, Someone Could Get Hurt offers a hilarious and heartfelt defense of American child rearing with a glimpse into the genuine love and compassion that accompany the missteps and flawed logic. It’s the story of head lice, almost-dirty words, and flat head syndrome, and a man trying to commit the ultimate act of selflessness in a selfish world.
May 7, 2013
Koh, Christine K., 1973-
Brookline, MA : Bibliomotion, c2013.
xxii, 243 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
The road to minimalist parenting -- It's your time: tuning in and prioritizing -- Time management tricks for minimalists -- A new way to think about your stuff -- From clutter to curation: minimalizing your home -- Financing your minimalist life -- Playtime: good, simple fun -- Education in and out of school -- Strategies for simplifying the school year -- Beyond the schoolyard: enrichment and extracurriculars -- Meal planning for real life -- Simplifying and enjoying mealtime -- Celebrations and vacations: less fuss, more fun -- You, minimalist you! -- Afterword: what's next.
May 2, 2013
New York : Experiment, c2012.
xiv, 305 p. : col. ill. ; 21 cm.
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