New Release Books by Rosalind Wiseman

Rosalind Wiseman is the author of Courageous Discomfort (2022), The Distance Learning Playbook for Parents (2020), Owning Up (2020), Queen Bees & Wannabes (2016) and other 10 books.

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Courageous Discomfort

release date: Sep 27, 2022
Courageous Discomfort
An empowering handbook on how to have candid conversations around race and become a better advocate, written by a Black woman and a white woman who ask and answer 20 common, uncomfortable-but-critical questions about racism. Many people struggle to have honest conversations about race, even those who consider themselves allies or identify as anti-racist. For anyone who wants to have better, more productive discussions, COURAGEOUS DISCOMFORT is an empowering handbook that teaches you how to do just that. In these pages, authors (and best friends), Shanterra McBride, who is Black, and Rosalind Wiseman, who is white, discuss their own friendship and tap into their decades of anti-racism work to answer the 20 uncomfortable-but-critical questions about race they get asked most often, including: • Should I see color? • I''m a good person—how can I be racist? • What if I say something wrong? • What kind of apology makes a difference? These 20 questions-as-chapters invite you into the conversation without judgment and inspire thoughtful reflection and discussion. There will be moments when you will laugh or cringe at the ridiculous or awkward things you read. But the truth is, there is no perfect solution or script for every maybe-racist, sort-of-racist, or blatantly racist situation. And that''s OK: making mistakes is just an opportunity to do better next time. But doing this work will empower us to have the relationships we really want to have, including the relationship we want to have with ourselves. TIMELY BUT PERENNIAL TOPIC: Social justice is a longstanding, perennial issue but has entered the vanguard of national discourse in recent years. For anyone hungry for resources related to being an advocate for diversity and inclusion, COURAGEOUS DISCOMFORT provides an accessible, empowering playbook to follow as you confront and reckon with race-related issues and questions, now and moving forward. ACCESSIBLE APPROACH: This beautifully designed book stands out from the more academic books in this category like WHITE FRAGILITY and HOW TO BE AN ANTIRACIST. With accessible writing, an organizing principle that invites you into the conversation, and a lovely package, COURAGEOUS DISCOMFORT is user-friendly and can even be given as an inoffensive, helpful gift to friends, relatives, and recent grads. BLACK AUTHOR + WHITE AUTHOR: Written by a Black and white author pair who have both published books before, this handbook is authentic and credible, but also approachable. The authors'' tone and the organization of the book make it feel as if you are part of their candid conversation on race, with someone asking all the uncomfortable, awkward questions that you have asked yourself, or your friends are too scared to ask of you. This Q&A format applies to readers, whether they identify as white or non-white, who have found themselves in similar conversations, unsure of how to handle them. GREAT FOR BOOK CLUBS: Inspired by a webinar, featuring chapters-as-questions, this book is primed for book clubs. The organization lends itself perfectly to discussion—clubs can pose each question/chapter title, review the thought prompts, and share personal experiences for an enlightening, educational, and productive conversation. Perfect for: • People who want to have better, more productive conversations around race and racial issues • White people who want to be better allies • Anyone who is focused on social justice, particularly millennials and members of Gen Z • People who read books like WHITE FRAGILITY, CASTE, and HOW TO BE AN ANTIRACIST

The Distance Learning Playbook for Parents

release date: Sep 22, 2020
The Distance Learning Playbook for Parents
We are in this together and will get through this together Parent involvement has always been a vital part of any child’s education, but the pandemic and resulting remote instruction require that parents and educators partner at a deeper level. Following the tremendous success of The Distance Learning Playbook, K-12, education authorities Doug Fisher, Nancy Frey, and John Hattie have teamed up with New York Times bestselling author and parenting expert Rosalind Wiseman to bring you the consummate guide to support your child''s academic, social, and emotional development in any learning environment – while not overwhelming you in the process. This essential guide will arm you with the tools and insight to Create an environment conducive to learning, establish routines, and most importantly, take care of yourself and your child Maximize the time you spend supporting learning by focusing on what is proven to work best in education Help your child develop the cognitive attitudes and habits that foster creativity, critical thinking, and increased responsibility for their learning Support the development of your child’s social and emotional learning skills, including the ability to navigate social interactions, build friendships, and regulate emotions at a time when they have never been more important to have, and more challenging to maintain The Distance Learning Playbook for Parents outlines supportive strategies for navigating virtual environments to ensure effective and impactful learning that aligns the needs and expectations of teachers, parents, and students alike.

Owning Up

release date: Jul 14, 2020
Owning Up
Foster dignity and respect and combat youth aggression This new edition from bestselling author Rosalind Wiseman is packed with the latest research-based strategies and revised to include all that she has learned while working over decades with young people. Owning Up provides the tools to own up and take responsibility for unethical behavior and to treat yourself and others with dignity. This bigger, comprehensive edition features: · Three flexible, dynamic curricula separated by grade · A new chapter on successfully implementing a social and emotional learning program in every school · More games, role-playing activities, and provocative discussion questions to use in co-ed or single-sex groups · Even more lessons and resources, updated to address social media, bystanding, and how young people can develop strong, healthy relationships with adults

Queen Bees & Wannabes

release date: Jan 01, 2016
Queen Bees & Wannabes
The cofounder of the Empower Program explains how parents can help their teenage daughters deal with cliques, gossip, substance abuse, boys and sex, and other challenges of adolescence, in a guide designed to help girls empower themselves during a tumultuous time of life. 50,000 first printing.

Masterminds & Wingmen

release date: Jul 29, 2014
Masterminds & Wingmen
The author of Queen Bees and Wannabees decodes the inner lives of boys to reveal how parents can forge stronger connections with their sons, explaining how boys are more likely to hide their feelings and resist adult support. Reprint.

Masterminds and Wingmen

release date: Sep 10, 2013
Masterminds and Wingmen
A landmark book that reveals the way boys think and that shows parents, educators and coaches how to reach out and help boys overcome their most common and difficult challenges -- by the bestselling author who changed our conception of adolescent girls. Do you constantly struggle to pull information from your son, student, or athlete, only to encounter mumbling or evasive assurances such as “It’s nothing” or “I’m good?” Do you sense that the boy you care about is being bullied, but that he’ll do anything to avoid your “help?” Have you repeatedly reminded him that schoolwork and chores come before video games only to spy him reaching for the controller as soon as you leave the room? Have you watched with frustration as your boy flounders with girls? Welcome to Boy World. It’s 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 from “the guys” even as they ask to copy assignments. Where “masterminds” dominate and friends ruthlessly insult each other but can never object when someone steps over the line. Where hiding problems from adults is the ironclad rule because their involvement only makes situations worse. 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. What you’ll find in Masterminds and Wingmen is critically important for every parent – or anyone who cares about boys – to know. Collaborating with a large team of middle- and high-school-age editors, Rosalind Wiseman has created an unprecedented guide to the life your boy is actually experiencing – his on-the-ground reality. Not only does Wiseman challenge you to examine your assumptions, she offers innovative coping strategies aimed at helping your boy develop a positive, authentic, and strong sense of self.

Queen Bees And Wannabes for the Facebook Generation

release date: Jan 20, 2011
Queen Bees And Wannabes for the Facebook Generation
When Rosalind Wiseman first published QUEEN BEES & WANNABEES, 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 influence by their interactions with one another. Now, Wiseman has revised and updated her groundbreaking book for a new generation of girls living in the age of Facebook, IM and text message.. Packed with 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 to be socially competent and treat herself with dignity.

Boys, Girls, and Other Hazardous Materials

release date: Jan 12, 2010
Boys, Girls, and Other Hazardous Materials
A debut novel from the bestselling author of Queen Bees and Wannabes! Charlie Healy just wants a drama-free year, but it doesn''t seem like she''s going to get it. After surviving a middle school packed with mean girls, Charlie is ready to leave all that behind in high school. But then, on her very first day, she runs into her former best friend, Will, who moved away years ago. Now he''s back, he''s HOT, and he''s popular. And he takes Charlie back into the danger zone of the popular crowd. But when a hazing prank goes wrong, Charlie has to decide where her loyalties lie.

The Guide

release date: Mar 24, 2014
The Guide
Recognizing that boys'' issues and problems have too long been ignored, Rosalind (a mother of two boys), decided to pull back the curtain on "Guy World", working collaboratively with middle-school and high-school boys for a period of two years to chart the emotional terrain that boys inhabit. But as she was working on her book for the boys'' parents, Rosalind realized that teenage boys themselves are in desperate need of guidance. They need a book, The Guide, that speaks directly to them (in a boy-friendly format and in their language) about the problems they face every day: How do you get out of the friendzone (where girls refuse to take you seriously)? What;s the right way to react when getting made fun of? How do you talk to your parents so that they''ll actually listen? With the help of hundreds of middle and high school aged boys, Rosalind has identified and answered the most pressing questions teenage boys have. --From publisher.

Ringleaders and Sidekicks

release date: Sep 10, 2013
Ringleaders and Sidekicks
When Rosalind Wiseman published her bestseller Queen Bees and Wannabes in 2001, it fundamentally changed the way that parents, educators and the media looked at the impact of girls'' social dynamics and created a road map for girls to develop better relationships and higher self-esteem. Now Rosalind turns her attention to the tricky terrain of Boy World. Drawing on 20 years of work with boys and her own experience as a mother of two sons, Rosalind will help parents understand their tween and teenage sons better. The book will cover such timely issues as video games, online identities and social networking sites. This is an essential manual that will help any parent build a stronger, more meaningful relationship with their son.

Owning Up Curriculum

release date: Jan 01, 2009
Owning Up Curriculum
"Separate sessions for girls and for boys combine group discussions, games, role-playing, and other activities to engage students in understanding the complexities of adolescent social culture. Students learn to recognize that they have a responsibility to treat themselves and others with dignity and to speak out against social cruelty and injustice. A CD of reproducible program forms and student handouts is included with the curriculum."--From publisher description.

Queen Bee Moms & Kingpin Dads

release date: Jan 01, 2007
Queen Bee Moms & Kingpin Dads
Explores how fierce social competition among parents can affect a child''s life, offering helpful advice on when to step in and out of a child''s conflicts with others; analyzing the impact on a child of how a parent handles risky behavior, academic performance, sports, and parties; and explaining how unspoken assumptions about important issues can sabotage parents'' ability to work together. Reprint. 50,000 first printing.

Queen Bee Mums and Kingpin Dads

release date: Jan 01, 2007
Queen Bee Mums and Kingpin Dads
An eye-opening and practical handbook on the social competition between parents. In her groundbreaking international bestseller, Queen Bees and Wannabes, Rosalind Wiseman revealed the social hierarchy and unspoken rules of Girl World and Boy World, and how parents could help their teenage daughters. Now in Queen Bee Mums and Kingpin Dads she reveals the unspoken rules of Perfect Parent World, a place in which a few parents set the rules for all parental involvement, the perceived standards are virtually impossible to achieve, and most parents feel frustrated or disempowered. Perfect Parent World leaves parents of teenage children struggling over involvement - what''s appropriate and what''s not in school and in their children''s social lives. Often the problem is not the lack of parental involvement but, according to Wiseman, an excess of the wrong type of involvement - with parents acting out their own issues through their kids. It''s a world that has parents reliving the traumas and dilemmas of their youth - and being surprised to learn that those decades-old obsessions are still alive.

Defending Ourselves

release date: Jan 01, 1994
Defending Ourselves
A straightforward approach to handling date rape instructs readers on how to understand the psychological makeup of potential attackers and practice actual defense tactics while offering advice on what to do after a physical assault. Reprint.
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