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Parenting "experts" have a lot to say about the do's and don'ts of child rearing, but often, their "knowledge" is untested-- just theories. That's the last thing you need when you're having problems with your young one.
What's the alternative? Turn to the real-life parenting experts in this book. Within these pages, you'll find an expansive collection of know-how from the real experts: hands-on, everyday parents who give baths, change diapers, cook meals, and check homework. Brought to you by the world's largest and most respected parenting magazine, this book offers precious nuggets of wisdom from real parents for real parents on every major child-related topic, from sleep and safety to discipline and creativity.
Parents Magazine's The Best Advice I Ever Got is packed with proven, simple solutions and fresh, clever ideas for...
* Raising a healthy eater (page 50)* Treating minor aches and pains (page 81)* Raising kids who care (page 225)* Getting the most from visits to the pediatrician (page 141)* Enhaced sibling relationships (page 203)* Traveling with kids (page 381)
...and much, much more!
You'll also discover dozens of "It's My Job" tips from school bus drivers, pedatricians, and day care workers. Overflowing with brilliant kid-tested, parent-approved hints, this one-of-a-kind volume is a keepsake to treasure for a lifetime.
The macho society that held John Wayne as a role model has created an emotional wasteland where 80 percent of men are unable to accurately express their feelings, and that same percentage feel estranged from their fathers. The stifled male, disconnected and out of touch, fills the void with apathy or anger, and the toll is staggering: short, unhealthy lives, ruined relationships, and damaged children. This destructive behavior repeats itself in the next generation as the sins of the father continue the cycle.
In Becoming the Kind Father, Calvin Sandborn aims to break that cycle. His intensely personal story is heart-searing and inspirational. Brought up to fear his father's alcohol-fueled fury and hateful put-downs, the author buried his feelings and fine-tuned his own rage. His father's early death and the collapse of the author's marriage provided catalysts for change.
Interspersing clever literary references with painful childhood memories, intense self-examination, and astute observations, Sandborn provides well-researched psychological findings and self-help tips, including how to:
• Identify and share feelings• Treat yourself as a kind father would• Form trusting male friendships• Break the anger habit• Forgive the world and yourself
This guide offers helpful insight for the millions of men who want to become kinder human beings. A must-read for every woman who loves an angry or emotionally distant man.
Calvin Sandborn is a journalist, author, and environmental lawyer who currently supervises the University of Victoria Environmental Law Clinic. He is also a kind father and grandfather.
Screaming, swearing, crying, hitting, kicking, spitting, biting...these are some of the challenging behaviors we see in kids who are having difficulty meeting our expectations. These behaviors often leave parents feeling frustrated, angry, overwhelmed, and desperate for answers. In this fully revised and updated book, Dr. Ross Greene helps you understand why and when your child does these things and how to respond in ways that are nonpunitive, nonadversarial, humane, and effective.
Dr. Greene describes how best to:
With Dr. Greene's practical, expert guidance, you and your child will forge a new relationship based on communication and mutual respect.
What's the most important piece of your child's educational experience? If you think it's math, science, or reading, you might be overlooking an essential element: the capacity known as inner resilience. In Building Emotional Intelligence, Linda Lantieri presents a breakthrough guide to help children respond to and rebound from the challenges unique to our times.
For educators, counselors, parents, and caregivers, this book offers practical techniques proven to help children increase self-esteem, improve concentration and awareness, and enhance empathy and communication. Step by step, children will learn how to quiet their minds, calm their bodies, and manage their emotions more skillfully. This powerful guide is arranged according to age group and complemented by spoken-word exercises presented by bestselling author Daniel Goleman.