UNLOCKING PARENTAL INTELLIGENCE FINDING MEANING IN YOUR CHILDS BEHAVIOR

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Unlocking Parental Intelligence

Author : Laurie Hollman
ISBN : 1942934041
Genre : Family & Relationships
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In Unlocking Parental Intelligence, long-experienced psychoanalyst, Laurie Hollman, PhD, challenges parents to become meaning-makers. Believing parents' potential to understand their child's misbehaviors is vastly underestimated, Hollman tackles the idea that when parents reach into their own knowledge of their children, they discover misbehaviors are not only meaningful, but a catalyst to change. Dr. Hollman relates her five-step road map to Parental Intelligence through lively, compassionate story-telling. This accessible read is a serious, rewarding book that enlightens, uplifts, and relieves while cultivating critical thinking on the part of parents and children as they wrestle with the common, sometimes desperate vexations of family life.
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Strengths Based Parenting

Author : Mary Reckmeyer
ISBN : 9781595621009
Genre : Family & Relationships
File Size : 71.15 MB
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How can you discover your children's unique talents? And how can you use your own talents and strengths to be the most effective and supportive parent possible? Strengths Based Parenting addresses these and other questions on parents' minds. But unlike many parenting books, Strengths Based Parenting focuses on identifying and understanding what your children are naturally good at and where they thrive -- not on their weaknesses. The book also helps you uncover your own innate talents and effectively apply them to your individual parenting style. You'll find stories, examples and practical advice as well as a strengths assessment access code for parents and one for kids, so you can take the first step to discovering your innate talents and those of your children. Grounded in decades of Gallup research on strengths psychology -- as highlighted in Gallup's StrengthsFinder 2.0, which has sold nearly 5 million copies to date -- Strengths Based Parenting shows you how to uncover your kids' top talents and your own.
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Raising Stress Proof Kids

Author : Shelley Davidow
ISBN : 9781775591351
Genre : Self-Help
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A must-read for every parent who wants to raise smart, emotionally stable, responsible, stress-proof kids! Stress is rising alarmingly in our children, both at school and at home. Across the world, hearts are racing, faces are pale — and most of the time we’re unaware that many of our children are chronically stressed. Drawing on cutting-edge research from the Institute of HeartMath, California, as well as Shelley Davidow’s extensive experience in working with children and teens, Raising Stress-Proof Kids explores the powerful and potentially long-term effects of stress on our children. Most importantly, it offers simple but effective steps that parents can take to minimise the impact of stress at home and at school. These include tools from the author’s ‘Restorative Parenting Toolbox’, empowering parents with the necessary skills to: • resolve behaviour issues • deal with temper tantrums • resolve sibling rivalries • handle bullying • cope with teenagers testing their independence • navigate the challenges posed by the virtual world, and • provide firm, effective guidance when problems arise. ‘A compelling, practical and informative guide for every parent …’ — Rollin McCraty PhD, Institute of HeartMath
Category: Self-Help

Raising A Thinking Child

Author : Myrna Shure
ISBN : 9780671534639
Genre : Family & Relationships
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Stressing the importance of developing thinking skills in growing children, a parent's guide introduces the I Can Problem Solve program and explains the difference between teaching children what to think and how to think. Reprint.
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Scientific Parenting

Author : Nicole Letourneau
ISBN : 9781459710108
Genre : Family & Relationships
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The latest research on child development may hold the key to the parenting of the future. Combining the expertise of its author – a celebrated expert in parent-infant mental health and mother of two – with the latest findings in gene-by-environment interactions, epigenetics, behavioural science, and attachment theory, Scientific Parenting describes how children’s genes determine their sensitivity to good or bad parenting, how environmental cues can switch critical genes on or off, and how addictive tendencies and mental health problems can become hardwired into the human brain. The book traces conditions as diverse as heart disease, obesity, and depression to their origins in early childhood. It brings readers to the frontier of developmental research, unlocking the fascinating scientific discoveries currently hidden away in academic tomes and scholarly journals. Above all, Scientific Parenting explains why parenting really matters and how parents’ smallest actions can transform their children’s lives.
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Becoming The Parent You Want To Be

Author : Laura Davis
ISBN : 9780307816771
Genre : Family & Relationships
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Informative, inspiring, and enlightening, Becoming the Parent You Want to Be provides parents with the building blocks they need to discover their own parenting philosophy and develop effective parenting strategies. Through in-depth information, practical suggestions, and many lively first-person stories, the authors address the many dilemmas and joys that the parent of young children encounter and demonstrate a range of solutions to the major issues that arise in the raising of babies, toddlers and preschoolers. Full of warmth, clarity, humor, and respect, Becoming the Parent You Want to Be gives parents permission to be human: to question, to learn, to make mistakes, to struggle and to grow, and, most of all, to have fun with their children.
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Fail Brilliantly

Author : Shelley Davidow
ISBN : 1945547251
Genre : Self-Help
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Fail Brilliantly offers readers the tools needed to replace the conception of failure with new words and concepts that will transform your life.
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Parenting Without Power Struggles

Author : Susan Stiffelman
ISBN : 9781849839204
Genre : Family & Relationships
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Every parent knows the unrelenting fervour of a four-year-old's tantrum, an eight-year-old's insistence on talking back, or a moody pre-teen's newfound hobby of brooding in anger. And every parent has asked the simple question: how can I avoid meltdowns and create more peace at home? While most parenting strategies are designed to coerce your kids to change, Parenting Without Power Struggles does something innovative, and focuses on where parents actually have real control: within themselves. When parents learn to keep their cool and parent from a strong and durable connection, they become able to help their children navigate the challenging moments of growing up. Family therapist Susan Stiffelman has shown thousands of parents how to be the confident 'captain of the ship' in their children's lives. Based on her successful practice and packed with real-life stories, Susan shares proven strategies and clear insights to motivate kids to cooperate and connect, making Parenting Without PowerStruggles an extraordinary guidebook for transforming your day-to-day parenting life.
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From Neurons To Neighborhoods

Author : Committee on Integrating the Science of Early Childhood Development
ISBN : 9780309069885
Genre : Social Science
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How we raise young children is one of today's most highly personalized and sharply politicized issues, in part because each of us can claim some level of "expertise." The debate has intensified as discoveries about our development-in the womb and in the first months and years-have reached the popular media. How can we use our burgeoning knowledge to assure the well-being of all young children, for their own sake as well as for the sake of our nation? Drawing from new findings, this book presents important conclusions about nature-versus-nurture, the impact of being born into a working family, the effect of politics on programs for children, the costs and benefits of intervention, and other issues. The committee issues a series of challenges to decision makers regarding the quality of child care, issues of racial and ethnic diversity, the integration of children's cognitive and emotional development, and more. Authoritative yet accessible, From Neurons to Neighborhoods presents the evidence about "brain wiring" and how kids learn to speak, think, and regulate their behavior. It examines the effect of the climate-family, child care, community-within which the child grows.
Category: Social Science

Dharma Parenting

Author : Robert Keith Wallace
ISBN : 9780399185014
Genre : Family & Relationships
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Two renowned neuroscientists and pioneers in documenting the benefits of Transcendental Meditation give parents a guided tour of their children's brains through contemporary science and ancient Ayurvedic typology (parents can "type" their kids and themselves) for a wealth of methods and insights to maximize your child's learning and behavioral style. Dharma Parenting offers a uniquely individual approach to raising a happy and successful child. The word "dharma" means a way of living that upholds the path of evolution, maintains balance, and supports both prosperity and spiritual freedom. For the first time, we can understand why one child learns quickly and forgets quickly while another learns slowly and forgets slowly; why one child is hyperactive and another slow moving; or why one falls asleep quickly but wakes in the night while another takes hours to fall asleep. Leading brain researchers Robert Keith Wallace and Frederick Travis combine knowledge from modern science, ancient Ayurveda, and their personal experience to show how to unfold the full potential of a child's brain, as well as how to nurture his or her inherent brilliance and goodness. The first tool of Dharma Parenting is to determine your child's--and your own--brain/body type through a simple quiz. The Eastern system of natural medicine called Ayurveda has used three distinct mind/body types (and combinations of these types) for thousands of years. Scientific studies suggest that there is a specific set of genetic, biochemical, and physiological characteristics that underlie each of the three main Ayurveda mind/body types. Coupling old and new wisdom, Dharma Parenting offers unique insight into why a child is the way he or she is and reveals how to bring each child into a state of balance. Its language is readily comprehensible by parents of any cultural background, with real-life stories to illustrate areas of universal parental concern--such as emotions, behavior, language, learning styles, habits, diet, health issues, and, most importantly, the parent-child relationship. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Category: Family & Relationships