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. For all the parents out there at their wits' end, New York Times bestselling author Dr. Kevin Leman offers a fail-safe action plan for redirecting power surges into positive traits that will prepare the powerful child for a successful, happy, productive adult life. Parents will learn how powerful children are created, what makes them tick, what makes them explode, and what they can do to change the power plays . . . for the good of the entire family. All it takes is determination, persistence, willpower, and advice that works--guaranteed.
How to Improve Communication, Respect & Teamwork in 5 Days
Author: Dr. Kevin Leman
Every member of a family plays a vital role in the health and happiness of the household. Everyone is important, deserves to be treated with love and respect, and needs to know that when they make mistakes they will still be loved unconditionally. And when every member of the family is pulling for each other and on the same team, everybody wins. But is this kind of family life even possible? Parenting expert Dr. Kevin Leman says it is, and he's ready to show moms and dads exactly how they can make it happen in their family--in just five days. He shows families how to · communicate honestly and kindly · prioritize the right things · maintain great attitudes and behaviors · determine the role they play in the family structure · make family time count As always, Dr. Leman's outstanding advice is laced with humor, great stories, and the wisdom that comes only from a lifetime of experience. For parents who've had it up to here with bickering, hurt feelings, and emotional exhaustion, Have a Happy Family by Friday is just what the doctor ordered.
The Indelible Imprint a Father Leaves on His Daughter's Life
Author: Kevin Leman
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
Category: Family & Relationships
A call to dads to step up to the plate to become the loving, actively engaged father that a daughter needs for life and relational success. The relationship that matters most to your daughter isn't the one with her mother—it's the one with you, Dad. Her self-esteem, choices, behavior, character, and even her ideas about or choice of a marriage partner are all directly tied to you, as the most important representative to her of the male species. In Be the Dad She Needs You to Be Dr. Kevin Leman, internationally-known psychologist, New York Times best-selling author, and father of four daughters, will show you not only how to get the fathering job done and done well, but also how to: Make each daughter feel unique, special, and valued Discipline the right way . . . when it's needed Talk turkey about what guys are really thinking Keep the critical eye at bay Wave the truce flag when females turn your family room into a battleground Set your daughter up for life and relational success With some effort on your part (and very few dollars), you can gain the kind of relationship you dream of with your daughter—one based on mutual love and respect. The simple yet profound suggestions will transform you into the kind of man your daughter needs . . . for a lifetime.
Become a Powerful Advocate for the Autistic, Down Syndrome, PDD, Bipolar, or Other Special-Needs Child
Author: Peggy Lou Morgan
Publisher: AMACOM Div American Mgmt Assn
Category: Family & Relationships
Besides the usual parenting challenges, parents of disabled children face added obstacles that can tax the resolve and resources of even the strongest families. Peggy Lou Morgan has developed a powerful system for obtaining dramatically better care for children with one or more serious disabilities. Parenting Your Complex Child reflects the experience and knowledge she has gained through decades of navigating a sea of complex medical, educational, occupational, and social issues while working with disabled clients and with her own son. Morgan’s unique tracking and documentation tools let parents adapt to their child’s challenges, create routines that support the child’s needs, communicate those needs to busy professionals -- and be taken seriously by them. The book also helps parents lay the groundwork for care to continue after they themselves can no longer provide it. Compassionate, practical, and proven, Parenting Your Complex Child helps parents ensure that life-changing decisions are based on the best interests of the child -- and on the best information available.
A Powerful New Approach to Overcoming Fear, Panic, and Worry Using Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
Author: Christopher McCurry
Publisher: New Harbinger Publications
Category: Family & Relationships
We live in a chaotic and often unpredictable world, so it's only natural for you and your child to have anxieties. But seeing your child cry, cling to you, or even use aggression to avoid his or her own fears and worries may cause you to worry even more, trapping both of you in a cycle of anxiety and fear. You can interrupt this cycle with the proven-effective mindfulness and acceptance skills taught in this book. Drawn from acceptance and commitment therapy, Parenting Your Anxious Child with Mindfulness and Acceptance offers a new way to think about your child's anxiety, as well as a set of techniques used by child psychologists to help children as young as four let go of anxious feelings and focus instead on relationships with friends, learning new things in school, and having fun. You'll learn these techniques, use them when you feel anxious, and teach them to your child. With practice, you both will let go of anxious feelings and your child will find the confidence to enjoy being a kid.
BOOK DESCRIPTION: Countless books have been written about parenting. Their number indicates how much parents want to learn, to grow and to succeed. Raising Peaceable Powerful Children is equally concerned with helping its readers really see, appreciate and understand children. It is supportive of parents and teachers as it suggests how to avoid conflict, tension, and unclear communication, and helps them devise their own effective techniques. It provides strategies for the myriad difficulties that overwhelm parents--particuarly working and /or single parents--as they do their best to be successful, confident guardians and raisers of the next generation. The book is a concise, friendly companion to caregivers, with countless memorable examples of situations young people face. Most of the vignettes have happened in the author's life, and their dramatic impact is clear. Our work in raising peaceable, powerful adults is hard, but we can accomplish it with Barbara Hill Steinau's help. Some parents are raising such children, and they--and their chaildren--are impressive. Imagine what strong, glad-to-be-with adults such as young people will become! AUTHOR BIO: Barbara Steinau's parents, a teacher and social worker, demonstarted to her by their lives to think independently and to act on her beliefs whether popular not. She has worked for peace and for racial and economic justice for many years. Her teaching enables children to become effective and self-esteeming adults.
Powerful Insights to Be Joyful Parents and Raise Inspired, Loving Children
Author: Ridhi Doongursee
Publisher: Balboa Press
This book is about happiness. We have forgotten to enjoy the great ride parenting is and instead focus on little things and stresses. Do you want to be a happy parent? Do you want your child to adore and respect you? Do you want your child to love broccoli as much as ice cream? Do you want to feel confident of your choices and your child's self-belief? Then you will enjoy this book. Open your mind to a new philosophy, one that combines the best of ancient wisdom and new. Create the magic of parenting in your life with these altruistic insights for parents, or those planning children. Make everlasting loving memories for you and your child.
Covering development from early childhood through high school in an easy-to-follow format, this book provides future teachers with authentic, research-based strategies and guidelines for their classrooms. The authors apply child development concepts to topics of high interest and relevance to teachers, including classroom discipline, constructivism, social-emotional development, and many others. A strong emphasis on diversity among children is reflected throughout. Case studies and real-world vignettes further bridge the distance between research and the classroom, helping future teachers be better prepared to create an environment that promotes optimal development in children. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
How to Give Your Child the Best Start in Life - and Have Fun Doing it
Author: David Coleman
Publisher: Penguin UK
Category: Family & Relationships
In his popular and critically acclaimed RTÉ series, Families in Trouble, David Coleman showed stressed parents how to figure out ways of helping their children and themselves. Now, in Parenting in Child’s Play, he focuses on the first six years of growing up. Though babies don’t come with a rule book attached, that doesn’t mean that bringing them up isn’t a game. And while parenting is both a challenge and a huge responsibility, if you know the rules of the game, it’s also a lot of fun! Parenting is Child’s Play explains the basic gist of the game of raising children. On everything from eating and sleeping, to discipline and being a working parent, Parenting is Child’s Play will help you to develop your own rules for playing the game. Crucially it will also help you to recognize those times - far more frequent than you might realize - when it's OK to sit back, relax and leave your child alone.