Books for Parents

 

Right Brain Education

Right Brain Education in Infancy

Shichida 1Description: Explaining what the right brain education in infancy is all about through its theory and many diagrams and testimonials.

Introduction: Your Child’s Will – Three Conditions Necessary to Bring Out Their Abilities.
Chapter 1: An Infant’s Astonishing Right Brain Calculation Capability
Chapter 2: ESP: The Fundamental Ability of the Right Brain
Chapter 3: Functions Hidden Away in the Right Brain
Chapter 4: About Images
Chapter 5: Differences Between the Left and Right Brains
Chapter 6: The Importance of Left and Right Brain Synchronization
Chapter 7: Understanding Waves

Children Can Change Through Right Brain Education

Shichida 2Description: Explaining how to draw out children’s strong will and potential through the Shichida Method.

Introduction: Your Child’s Will – Three Conditions Necessary to Bring Out Their Abilities
Chapter 1: A Relaxed Mind Will Change a Child’s Brain – Remove Stress on Children
Chapter 2: The Amazing Power of the Right Brain
Chapter 3: Raising an Intelligent Child Who Uses the Right Brain’s Five Senses – The Wonder of the Right Brain’s Memory
Chapter 4: Fully Drawing out Children’s Potential – Nurturing Children’s Imaging Capability
Chapter 5: The Correct Way to Use Images – Demonstrating Their Wonderful Strength
Chapter 6: The 21st Century Is the Era of the Right Brain – The Era of Right Brain Education
Chapter 7: Actual Examples of Right Brain Education – Surviving a New Era
Closing Chapter: The 21st Century Is the Time of Consciousness Revolution

Quantum Speed Reading

QSRDescription: Learning is normally a function of left-brain logic and reasoning, but Quantum Speed-Reading introduces a revolutionary method of learning that bypasses the left brain and taps directly into the power of the right brain.

The implications are huge.

Discovered by accident by Yumiko Tobitani of the Shichida Child Academy, Quantum Speed-Reading involves repeatedly flipping through the pages of a book without making any attempt to read the words. When done properly, Tobitani found that this enabled her grade school students to understand the content of the books—even when the books were written in English, a language the children did not know how to read!

Tobitani’s system appears to enable us to process information via the right brain, and so the result is instant and holistic rather than sequential and fragmented. The results are little short of magical, and the possible applications are endless.

Quantum Speed-Reading includes numerous photos and illustrations of the Quantum Speed-Reading system in action. Besides exercises for children and adults, Quantum Speed-Reading provides a program for toddlers. Quantum Speed-Reading was originally published in Japan.

 

Child Development

Bright from the Start

Bright from the StartDescription: A cutting-edge handbook for parents from a pioneer in infant brain development. Should you really read to your baby? Can teaching a baby sign language boost IQ? Should you pipe classical music into the nursery? Dr. Stamm translates the latest neuroscience findings into clear explanations and practical suggestions, demonstrating the importance of the simple ways you interact with your child every day. It isn’t the right “edu-tainment” that nurtures an infant’s brain. It is as simple as Attention, Bonding, and Communication, and it’s within every parent’s ability to provide. Practical games and tips for each developmental age group will show you not only what the latest findings are but, more importantly, tell you what to do with them.

Brain Rules for Baby

Brain Rules for ChildrenDescription: In his “New York Times” bestseller, “Brain Rules”, John Medina showed us how our brains really work. Now, in “Brain Rules for Baby”, he reveals what the latest science says about how to raise smart and happy children. It will be a must-read for every parent. What’s the single most important thing you can do during pregnancy? What does watching TV do to a child’s brain? What’s the best way to handle temper tantrums? Scientists know. In his “New York Times” bestseller “Brain Rules”, Dr. John Medina showed us how our brains really work – and why we ought to redesign our workplaces and schools. Now, in “Brain Rules for Baby”, he shares what the latest science says about how to raise smart and happy children from zero to five. This book is destined to revolutionize parenting. Just one of the surprises: The best way to get your children into the college of their choice? Teach them impulse control. “Brain Rules for Baby” bridges the gap between what scientists know and what parents practice. Through fascinating and funny stories, Medina, a developmental molecular biologist and dad, it unravels how a child’s brain develops – and what you can do to optimize it. You will view your children – and how to raise them – in a whole new light. You’ll learn: where nature ends and nurture begins; why men should do more household chores; and, what you do when emotions run hot affects how your baby turns out, because babies need to feel safe above all. TV is harmful for children under 2. Your child’s ability to relate to others predicts her future math performance. Smart and happy are inseparable. Pursuing your child’s intellectual success at the expense of his happiness achieves neither. Praising effort is better than praising intelligence.

Nurture Shock

Nurture ShockDescription: One of the most influential books about children ever published, NurtureShock offers a revolutionary new perspective on children that upends a library’s worth of conventional wisdom. With impeccable storytelling and razor-sharp analysis, the authors demonstrate that many of modern society’s strategies for nurturing children are in fact backfiring–because key twists in the science have been overlooked. Nothing like a parenting manual, NurtureShock gets to the core of how we grow, learn and live. Released in hardcover in September 2009, NurtureShock remained on the New York Times best seller list for three months, and was one of Amazon’s best selling books for 2009. The book has become a worldwide phenomenon with editions published around the world – in fifteen languages, to date. In addition to Bronson and Merryman’s writings on praise — first made famous in “New York “magazine — there are nine more equally groundbreaking chapters. Among the topics covered: Why the most brutal person in a child’s life is often a sibling, and how a single aspect of their preschool-aged play can determine their relationship as adults. When is it too soon – or too late – to teach a child about race? Children in diverse schools are less likely to have a cross-racial friendship, not more – so is school diversity backfiring? Millions of families are fighting to get their kids into private schools and advanced programs as early as possible. But schools are missing the best kids, 73% of the time – the new neuroscience explains why. Why are kids – even those from the best of homes – still aggressive and cruel? The answer is found in a rethinking of parental conflict, discipline, television’s unexpected influence, and social dominance. Parents are desperate to jump-start infants’ language skills. Recently, scientists have discovered a series of natural techniques that are astonishing in their efficacy – it’s not baby videos, sign language, or even the richness of language exposure. It’s nothing you’ve heard before.

Brain Rules

Brain RulesDescription: See how the brain works while using it in the process of reading this book! Most of us have no idea what’s really going on inside our heads. Yet brain scientists have uncovered details every business leader, parent, and teacher should know – like that physical activity boosts your brain power.

How do we learn? What exactly do sleep and stress do to our brains? Why is multi-tasking a myth? Why is it so easy to forget – and so important to repeat new information? Is it true that men and women have different brains?

In Brain Rules, Dr. John Medina, a molecular biologist, shares his lifelong interest in how the brain sciences might influence the way we teach our children and the way we work. In each chapter, he describes a brain rule – what scientists know for sure about how our brains work – and then offers transformative ideas for our daily lives.

Medina’s fascinating stories and sense of humour breathe life into brain science. You’ll learn why Michael Jordan was no good at baseball. You’ll peer over a surgeon’s shoulder as he proves that we have a Jennifer Aniston neuron. You’ll meet a boy who has an amazing memory for music but can’t tie his own shoes.

Mind in the Making

Description: Ellen Galinsky has spent her entire career studying early childhood development, first at Vassar College, then for twenty-five years at the Bank Street College of Education, and for the past twenty years as the founder and now president of the Families and Work Institute. What she has found is that there is an enormous gap between what researchers have discovered and what parents have been told about those discoveries. “Minds in the Making” bridges this gap, bringing the work of more than a hundred scientists into a form that parents everywhere can use. Galinsky has divided this information into the seven skills she believes all children should learn, showing parents not only what children are capable of, but specifically how to develop those capabilities in their children from birth up until age eight.

Outliers – The Story of Success

Description: In this provocative and inspiring book, Malcolm Gladwell examines everyone from business giants to scientific geniuses, sports stars to musicians, and reveals what they have in common. He looks behind the spectacular results, the myths and the legends to show what really explains exceptionally successful people. Gladwell argues that, when we try to understand success, we normally start with the wrong question. We ask “what is this person like?” when we should really be asking “where are they from?” The real secret of success turns out to be surprisingly simple, and it hinges on a few crucial twists in people’s life stories – on the culture they grow up in and the way they spend their time. What does Bill Gates have in common with the Beatles? How does your IQ relate to your salary? What can a linguist tell us about airline safety? How does the way your child speaks to an adult affect their success in life? What do rice paddies have to do with maths results? And how can you predict a maths star without even making them take a test? Malcolm Gladwell has the answers. This book really will change the way you think about your life. And it will challenge you to make the most of your own potential.

The Brain that Changes Itself

Brain that ChangesDescription: An astonishing new science called “neuroplasticity” is overthrowing the centuries-old notion that the human brain is immutable. In this revolutionary look at the brain, psychiatrist and psychoanalyst Norman Doidge, M.D., provides an introduction to both the brilliant scientists championing neuroplasticity and the people whose lives they’ve transformed. From stroke patients learning to speak again to the remarkable case of a woman born with half a brain that rewired itself to work as a whole, The Brain That Changes Itself will permanently alter the way we look at our brains, human nature, and human potential.

Flying Start

Flying Start BigDescription: Parents and caregivers are provided with realistic nurturing tools for raising happy and confident children who feel secure in their ability to overcome any obstacle, have healthy minds, and will reach their full potential in adulthood in this guide based on neuro-linguistic programming (NLP) techniques. The framework presented tailors learning and communication styles to each child, following a systematic examination of their strengths. Adults are taught how kids’ brains operate, how to ask the right questions, the power of language and effective communication, and how to apply this knowledge and the principles of motivational coaching and NLP to children, ensuring their ability to excel at school, in the home, and throughout life.

 

Education

How to Teach Your Baby to Read

Doman - ReadDescription: The work performed at The Institutes for the Achievement of Human Potential has demonstrated that children from birth to age six are capable of learning better and faster than older children. How To Teach Your Baby To Read shows just how easy it is to teach a young child to read. The book explains how to begin and expand Doman’s reading program, how to make and organize necessary materials, and how to more fully develop your child’s reading potential. It’s a step by step instruction manual behind Doman’s early literacy program.

How to Teach Your Baby Math

Doman - MathDescription: How To Teach Your Baby Math presents the simple steps for teaching mathematics through the development of thinking and reasoning skills. The book explains how to begin and expand Doman’s Math program, how to make and organize necessary materials, and how to more fully develop your child’s math potential.

 

How to Teach Your Baby to Swim

Doman - SwimDescription: Teaching an infant or toddler to swim is not only a matter of safety, but also a great way to stimulate physical coordination, concentration, and intelligence—all the while making your child happier, healthier, and more self-confident. Based on the revolutionary learning principles developed at The Institutes for the Achievement of Human Potential, How To Teach Your Baby To Swim pairs 160 photographs with detailed instructions for teaching your child to dive, float, and swim.

How To Give Your Baby Encyclopedic Knowledge

Doman - KnowledgeDescription: How to Give Your Baby Encyclopedic Knowledge shows how simple it is to develop a program that cultivates a young child’s awareness and understanding of the arts, science, and nature—to recognize the insects in the garden, to learn about the countries of the world, to discover the beauty of a Van Gogh painting, and much more. How To Multiply Your Baby’s Intelligence provides a comprehensive program for teaching your young child how to read, to understand mathematics, and to literally multiply his or her overall learning potential in preparation for a lifetime of success.

How To Multiply Your Baby’s Intelligence

Doman - IntelligenceDescription: This book summarises the information from How to Teach Your Baby to Read, How to Teach Your Baby Math, and How to Give Your Baby Encyclopedic Knowledge. It provides a comprehensive program that shows you just how easy and pleasurable it is to teach your young child how to read, understand mathematics, and expand his or her general learning potential.

 

How to Teach Your Baby to be Physically Superb

Doman - PhysicalDescription: The early development of mobility in newborns is a vital part of their future ability to learn and grow to full potential. How To Teach Your Baby To Be Physically Superb was designed to help you maximize your child’s physical capabilities. The authors clearly explain each stage of mobility and show how to create an environment that will enable your baby

to more easily achieve that stage. Full-color charts, photographs, illustrations, and detailed easy-to-follow instructions guide you in creating an effective home program.

Tools of the Mind

Tools of the MindDescription: As the only text of its kind, this book provides in-depth information about Vygotsky’s theories, neo-Vygotskians’ findings, and concrete explanations and strategies that instruct teachers how to influence student learning and development. Key changes to this edition include a new chapter on dynamic assessment, separate and expanded chapters on developmental accomplishments of infants and toddlers, preschool/kindergarten, and primary grades and on supporting those accomplishments, and elaborations of Vygotsky’s ideas from neo-Vygotskians from Russia.

FEATURES:

  • Written for the beginning student, the book provides a clear discussion of Vygotskian principles including…a historical overview and a complete chapter on the “Zone of Proximal Development,” (ZPD).
  • Each section of the book builds on the other…framework, strategies, and applications of the Vygotskian approach.
  • The work of Vygotsky is compared in a fair and balanced way with the work of Piaget.
  • Examples and activities have been class-tested in a variety of classroom environments including a Head Start program, private preschool, and in the Denver Public Schools.

The Read-Aloud Handbook

Read aloud handbookDescription: For more than two decades, millions of parents and educators have turned to Jim Trelease’s beloved classic to help countless children become avid readers through awakening their imaginations and improving their language skills. The new edition of The Read-Aloud Handbook imparts the benefits, rewards, and importance of reading aloud to children of a new generation. Supported by delightful anecdotes as well as the latest research, The Read- Aloud Handbook offers proven techniques and strategies—and the reasoning behind them— for helping children discover the pleasures of reading and setting them on the road to becoming lifelong readers.

Out of Our Minds

Out of Our MindsDescription: There is a paradox. As children, most of us think we are highly creative; as adults many of us think we are not. What changes as children grow up? Organizations across the globe are competing in a world that is changing faster than ever. They say they need people who can think creatively, who are flexible and quick to adapt. Too often they say they can’t find them. Why not? In this provocative and inspiring book, Ken Robinson addresses three vital questions:

1. Why is it essential to promote creativity? Business leaders, politicians and educators emphasize the vital importance of promoting creativity andinnovation. Why does this matter so much?

2. What is the problem? Why do so many people think they’re not creative? Young children are buzzing with ideas. What happens as we grow up and go through school to make us think we arenot creative?

3. What can be done about it? What is creativity? What can companies, schools and organizations do to develop creativity and innovation in a deliberate and systematic way?

In this extensively revised and updated version of his bestselling classic, Out of Our Minds, Ken Robinson offers a groundbreaking approach to understanding creativity in education and in business. He argues that people and organizations everywhere are dealing with problems that originate in schools and universities and that many people leave education with no idea at all of their real creative abilities. Out of Our Minds is a passionate and powerful call for radically different approaches to leadership, teaching and professional development to help us all to meet the extraordinary challenges of living and working in the 21st century.

The Element

The ElementDescription: Written by of the world’s leading thinkers and speakers on creativity and self-fulfillment, this breakthrough book about talent, passion, and achievement is the point at which natural talent meets personal passion. When people arrive at the element, they feel most themselves and most inspired and achieve at their highest levels. The Element draws on the stories of a wide range of people, from ex-Beatle Paul McCartney to Matt Groening, creator of The Simpsons; from Meg Ryan to Gillian Lynne, who choreographed the Broadway productions of Cats and The Phantom of the Opera; and from writer Arianna Huffington to renowned physicist Richard Feynman and others, including business leaders and athletes. It explores the components of this new paradigm: The diversity of intelligence, the power of imagination and creativity, and the importance of commitment to our own capabilities.With a wry sense of humor, Ken Robinson looks at the conditions that enable us to find ourselves in the element and those that stifle that possibility. He shows that age and occupation are no barrier, and that once we have found our path we can help others to do so as well. The Element shows the vital need to enhance creativity and innovation by thinking differently about human resources and imagination. It is also an essential strategy for transforming education, business, and communities to meet the challenges of living and succeeding in the twenty-first century.

 

Dreamers, Discoverers, & Dynamos

Dreamers, Discoverers & DynamosDescription:Does your imaginative, computer-proficient daughter tune out in the classroom? Does your spirited son become headstrong and aggressive when faced with the simplest decisions? Does your bold, energetic child have trouble focusing on basic tasks?Millions of children–one in five–have what psychologist Lucy Jo Palladino, Ph.D., calls the Edison trait: dazzling intelligence, an active imagination, a free-spirited approach to life, and the ability to drive everyone around them crazy. Named after Thomas Edison–who flunked out of school only to harness his talents and give the world some of its finest inventions–the Edison trait is on the rise in our younger generation.The heart of the issue is that they think divergently–they overflow with many ideas–while schools, organized activities, and routines of daily living reward convergent thinking, which focuses on one idea at a time. Drawing on examples from more than two decades of private practice, Dr. Palladino helps us cope with this challenging aspect of our child’s intellect and personality, explaining in clear terms:- The three Edison-trait personality types: dreamers, discoverers, and dynamos
– The eight steps to understanding, reaching, and teaching your Edison-trait child
– The connection between the Edison trait and A.D.D.

Strong-Willed Child or Dreamer?

Strong-Willed or DreamerDescription: Your child may be a sensitive dreamer if: he forgets to follow instructions, no matter how clear and simple, she craves praise and positive attention, yet refuses to conform to what’s expected, he tells more than his share of fibs and tall tales. If you recognize these actions in your child, you know the frustration of turning to parenting experts for advice only to find the systems don’t work, the rules don’t stick and strong boundary setting makes the situation worse. The creative-sensitive dreamer is not the strong-willed child. Get this book and learn how to parent your special needs child who is principle -oriented rather than rule-oriented, highly creative, overly sensitive and frustrated at a world that fails to live up to the ideal.

 

Parenting

The Science of Parenting

Science of parentingDescription: For parents who wonder whether controlled crying is best or if constant cuddling is better, here is a clear explanation of the science of parenting styles and their effects on children’s brain development. Ground-breaking research in the late twentieth century delved into the neuroscience behind child rearing, and this book is the first to explain those theories to parents of toddlers in a clear, engaging form.

AUTHOR BIO: Margot Sunderland is Director of Education and Training for the Centre for Child Mental Health in London. A child psychotherapist with 20 years of experience of working with children and families, she directs graduate-level programs in child psychotherapy and emotional literacy for children and is author of more than 20 books on child mental health.

The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding

womanly art of breastfeedingDescription: It’s no secret that breastfeeding is the normal, healthy way to nourish and nurture your baby. Dedicated to supporting nursing and expectant mothers, the internationally respected La Leche League has set the standard for educating and empowering mothers in this natural art for generations.

Now their classic bestselling guide has been retooled, refocused, and updated for today’s mothers and lifestyles. Working mothers, stay-at-home moms, single moms, and mothers of multiples will all benefit from the book’s range of nursing advice, stories, and information—from preparing for breastfeeding during pregnancy to feeding cues, from nursing positions to expressing and storing breast milk. With all-new photos and illustrations, this ultimate support bible offers:

  • real-mom wisdom on breastfeeding comfortably—from avoiding sore nipples to simply enjoying the amazing bonding experience
  • new insights into old approaches toward latching and attaching, ages and stages, and answers to the most-asked questions
  • strategies for moms who choose to breastfeed for a short time or who plan to nurse for a year or more
  • reassuring information on nursing after a C-section or delivery complications
  • recent scientific data that highlight the many lifelong health benefits of breastfeeding
  • helpful tips for building your support network—at home or when back at work
  • nursing special-needs infants, premies, multiples, and how to thrive no matter what curveball life throws
  • guidance on breast health issues, weight gain, day care, colic, postpartum depression, food allergies, and medications

Plus—Internet references for further information, including La Leche League support sites and groups.

Mothers bringing babies into a new world want sustainable, healthy, positive ways to help their children blossom and thrive. There is no better beginning for your baby than the womanly art of breastfeeding.

What to Expect: The 1st Year

What to Expect 1st YearDescription: WHAT TO EXPECT THE 1st YEAR is a comprehensive and practical month-by-month guide that clearly explains everything parents need to know – or might be worrying about – in the first year with a new baby. Featuring dozens of Q&A sections, as well as a first aid guide and charts on monthly growth and development, feeding and sleeping habits, this is the only book on infant care to address both the physical and the emotional needs of the whole family. Covering the most up-to-date knowledge, both medical and developmental, WHAT TO EXPECT THE 1st YEAR is, above all, down-to-earth and reassuring – and an invaluable aid for all parents of new babies.

The Happiest Baby on the Block

Happiest BabyDescription: In perhaps the most important parenting book of the decade, Dr. Harvey Karp reveals an extraordinary treasure sought by parents for centuries—an automatic “off-switch” for their baby’s crying.

No wonder pediatricians across the country are praising him and thousands of Los Angeles parents, from working moms to superstars like Madonna and Pierce Brosnan, have turned to him to learn the secrets for making babies happy.

Never again will parents have to stand by helpless and frazzled while their poor baby cries and cries. Dr. Karp has found there IS a remedy for colic. “I share with parents techniques known only to the most gifted baby soothers throughout history …and I explain exactly how they work.”

In a innovative and thought-provoking reevaluation of early infancy, Dr. Karp blends modern science and ancient wisdom to prove that newborns are not fully ready for the world when they are born. Through his research and experience, he has developed four basic principles that are crucial for understanding babies as well as improving their sleep and soothing their senses:

The Missing Fourth Trimester: as odd as it may sound, one of the main reasons babies cry is because they are born three months too soon.

The Calming Reflex: the automatic reset switch to stop crying of any baby in the first few months of life.

The 5 “S’s”: the simple steps (swaddling, side/stomach position, shushing, swinging and sucking) that trigger the calming reflex. For centuries, parents have tried these methods only to fail because, as with a knee reflex, the calming reflex only works when it is triggered in precisely the right way. Unlike other books that merely list these techniques Dr. Karp teaches parents exactly how to do them, to guide cranky infants to calm and easy babies to serenity in minutes…and help them sleep longer too.

The Cuddle Cure: the perfect mix the 5 “S’s” that can soothe even the most colicky of infants.

In the book, Dr. Karp also explains:
* What is colic?
* Why do most babies get much more upset in the evening?
* How can a parent calm a baby—in mere minutes?
* Can babies be spoiled?
* When should a parent of a crying baby call the doctor?
* How can a parent get their baby to sleep a few hours longer?

Even the most loving moms and dads sometimes feel pushed to the breaking point by their infant’s persistent cries. Coming to the rescue, however, Dr. Karp places in the hands of parents, grandparents, and all childcare givers the tools they need to be able to calm their babies almost as easily as…turning off a light.

The Happiest Toddler on the Block

Happiest ToddlerDescription: This streamlined revision of the breakthrough bestseller by renowned child-development expert Dr. Harvey Karp will do even more to help busy parents survive the “terrible twos” and beyond….

In one of the most revolutionary advances in parenting of the past twenty-five years, Dr. Karp revealed that toddlers often act like uncivilized little cavemen, with a primitive way of thinking and communicating that is all their own. In this revised edition of his parenting classic, Dr. Karp has made his innovative approach easier to learn—and put into action—than ever before.

Combining his trademark tools of Toddler-ese and the Fast-Food Rule with a highly effective new green light/yellow light/red light method for molding toddler behavior, Dr. Karp provides fast solutions for today’s busy and stressed parents. As you discover ways to boost your child’s good (green light) behavior, curb his annoying (yellow light) behavior, and immediately stop his unacceptable (red light) behavior you will learn how to soothe his stormy outbursts with amazing success—and better yet, prevent these outbursts before they begin! And the new thirty-item glossary of Dr. Karp’s parenting techniques will save you valuable time when you need to instantly calm an out-of-control child. The result: fewer tantrums, less yelling, and more happy, loving time for you and your child.

The Complete Secrets to Happy Children

Secrets Happy ChildrenDescription: This is a special, combined edition of the highly acclaimed bestseller The Secret of Happy Children and More Secrets of Happy Children. It tells how to help toddlers and children feel secure and settled; gives advice on discipline methods that work (without hitting or yelling), making sure your love gets through, and much more.

In The Secret of Happy Children, psychologist and family counselor Steve Biddulph has been hailed as a “childhood guru” (The Guardian) and a “publishing phenomenon” (the Times, London), and this is his landmark book, the foundation for his major international reputation. With unparalleled clarity, common sense, and warmth, The Secret of Happy Children instructs all parents about parent-child communication from babyhood to teens. It gives parents confidence to be more themselves as parents—stronger, more loving, more definite, more relaxed. Biddulph reveals what is really happening inside kids’ minds and what to do about it. He covers a wide variety of issues important to a child’s—and a parent’s—happiness, including stopping tantrums before they begin, curing shyness, the link between food and behavior, and much more. Parents will find themselves letting go of old, negative approaches and freeing up more energy to enjoy their kids and their own lives.

In More Secrets of Happy Children, Steve and Shaaron Biddulph tackle the important concerns of parents in the new millennium with inspirational ideas and advice for day-to-day living with children. As counselors, educators, and parents, the Biddulphs have worked with families for more than twenty years, and have talked with thousands of parents about what works—and what doesn’t. With warmth, humor, and wisdom, they cover issues including how to help toddlers and children feel secure, loved, and settled, discipline methods that work, being the best kind of dad, child care and working parents, and much more. The illustrated More Secrets of Happy Children will help parents put their love into action, understand what they are doing and why, and raise children they can be proud of in the twenty-first century.

The No-Cry Discipline Solution

No Cry DisciplineDescription: “The No-Cry Discipline Solution is a definite must-have for all parents and caregivers of young children. If you are looking for understandable, effective, and nurturing tools to raise good human beings, let this book be your guide.” – from the foreword by Tim Seldin, president of the Montessori Foundation and chair of the International Montessori Council. “The No-Cry Discipline Solution” is based on one important fact: parents know their children best. This book turns discipline into a positive, affirming experience by offering a collection of proven techniques that you can custom-tailor to your child’s unique personality. This groundbreaking approach allows you to: achieve the big Cs of parental discipline – cooperation, communication, and consistency; defuse or prevent tantrums; eliminate whining; manage your own anger; build a foundation of love, trust, and respect; and, uncover and solve the real problem fuelling your child’s misbehaviour.

The Discipline Book

Discipline BookDescription: Everything you need to know about discipline to raise a happy, well-adjusted, well-behaved child-from America’s foremost baby and childcare experts Disciplining children means equipping them with the tools to succeed in life. In this unique guide, Dr. Bill and Martha Sears, the pediatrics specialists whose books on birth, babies, and parenting have become widely praised bestsellers, explain what you can do to shape your child’s behavior so that good conduct comes naturally. With a focus not just on managing behavior problems but also on preventing them, the Searses offer clear, practical advice on a broad range of disciplinary issues, including:

  • mother’s role vs. father’s role
  • developing the connection with your baby that will make discipline easier in years to come
  • saying no
  • taming temper tantrums
  • self-esteem as the foundation of good behavior
  • helping a child to express feelings
  • the constructive use of anger
  • good nutrition for good behavior
  • sleep and nighttime discipline
  • sibling rivalry * spanking and alternatives to spanking
  • how to eliminate bothersome behaviors such as whining and talking back
  • how to respond when your child lies, cheats, or steals
  • discipline after divorce and in the single-parent household

Drawing on nearly thirty years of the Searses’ experience as childcare professionals and as the parents of eight children, The Discipline Book will make you confident in your ability to correct undesirable behavior, to promote good behavior, and to instill the values that will help your child become morally literate.

The Successful Child

Successful ChildDescription: In this book, the Searses bring the reason and common sense of their philosophy of parenting to the hurdles of raising the older child. Attachment parenting is not just for babies; as children grow, they need to expand the web of their secure attachments to friends, teachers, community and the wider world. As there is no single plan for any one family, the Searses show a range of ways a parent can retain a child’s trust and wield a positive influence as their child matures. By following the advice laid out in this book, parents can see that the bonds they have nurtured since infancy will provide the anchor that will ground their children through the challenging teen years to adulthood.

Linda and Richard Eyre – Teaching Your Children Values

CB ValuesDescription: One of the greatest gifts you can give your children is a strong sense of personal values. Helping your children develop values such as honesty, self-reliance, and dependability is as important a part of their education as teaching them to read or how to cross the street safely. The values you teach your children are their best protection from the influences of peer pressure and the temptations of consumer culture. With their own values clearly defined, your children can make their own decisions — rather than imitate their friends or the latest fashions. In Teaching Your Children Values Linda and Richard Eyre present a practical, proven, month-by-month program of games, family ctivities, and value-building ecercises for kids of all ages.

Linda and Richard Eyre – Teaching Your Children Responsibility

CD ResponsibilityDescription: As a parent, you know how much less stressful your life would be if you could count on your children to be more responsible-for their toys, their homework, their household chores, and their choice of friends.

You know you want your children to grow up to be responsible adults. In Teaching Your Children Responsibility, bestselling authors Linda and Richard Eyre show you how to make sure your elementary-school-aged children learn this invaluable lesson.

The Eyres identify twelve simple kinds of responsibility-from responsibility for things to responsibility for actions, from responsibility for choices to responsibility for younger siblings-that children can relate to.

They provide a simple, practical program-with enjoyable exercises, games, and activities-that you can use to teach your children these important concepts.

Written by parents for parents, Teaching Your Children Responsibility will help you give your children the tools they need to thrive in today’s challenging world-and help them grow up to be happy, fulfilled adults.

How to Talk to Your Child About Sex

Talk about SexDescription: Linda and Richard Eyre stress that it’s never too soon-or too late-to start discussing sex and values with your children, and they’ve got proven strategies to make it easier. How to Talk to Your Child About Sex provides thoughtful, clear, specific guidance on when and, most important, how to help children begin to understand sex, love, and commitment from the most positive viewpoint possible.

– Preliminary “as needed” talks with three-to eight-year-olds
– The age eight Big Talk
– Follow-up talks with eight-to thirteen-year-olds
– Behavior discussions with eleven-to sixteen-year-olds
– Discussions of perspective and personal standards with fifteen-to nineteen-year-olds

 

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