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In this delightful, rhyming picture book, all sorts of animals and other things teach children how to count to twenty. "Three: books waiting to be read. Four:puppies waiting to be fed." The detailed pictures have been finely described so that all children will benefit from the number repetitions (e.g.: four empty dog bowls), from the humorous moments and from the frolicking good fun which happens on every page. This file should make an excellent embossed braille copy.
This revised edition of the award-winning 1-2-3 Magic program addresses the difficult task of child discipline with humour, keen insight, and proven experience. The technique offers a foolproof method of disciplining children ages two through 12 without arguing, yelling, or spanking. By means of three easy-to-follow steps, parents learn to manage troublesome behaviour, encourage good behaviour, and strengthen the parent-child relationship -- avoiding the "Talk-Persuade-Argue-Yell-Hit" syndrome which frustrates so many parents. Ten strategies for building a child's self-esteem and the six types of testing and manipulation a parent can expect from the child are discussed, as well as tips on how to prevent homework arguments, make mealtimes more enjoyable, conduct effective family meetings, and encourage children to start doing their household chores. New advice about kids and technology and new illustrations bring this essential parenting companion completely up-to-date.
10 Days to a Less Distracted Child: The Breakthrough Program That Gets Your Kids to Listen, Learn, Focus and Behaveby Jeffrey Bernstein
A recent study reported that 10 percent of schoolchildren show symptoms of ADHD, and more children now face learning disabilities, anxiety, depression, and increased stress. Dr. Bernstein's plan works for all types of distracted kids.
Back to her outrageous and humorous best, Dr Laura Schlessinger, still America's #1 radio talk-show host, gives advice on what must be avoided to preserve, protect, and prolong intimate relationships. In Ten Stupid Things Couples Do to Mess Up Their Relationships, Dr Laura addresses the problems men and women face in finding peace, joy and self-fulfilment in relationships. She identifies the 10 most common reasons that mess up relationships, including: Stupid Secrets, Stupid Egotism, Stupid Pettiness, Stupid Power, Stupid Priorities, Stupid Happiness, Stupid Excuses, Stupid Liaisons, Stupid Mismatch and Stupid Break-ups. Dr Laura has been solving people's problems on the air for 25 years. Filled with letters and phone-in situations from her show, this book offers the sort of no-nonsense expertise that made her a star.
Part how-to, part scrapbook, this parenting guide helps turn the grueling task of learning to read into an everyday pleasure. Taking into account a family's busy schedule, these activities and suggestions make reading fun whenever and wherever--turning short car trips and even breakfasts into opportunities to read. Parents are encouraged to create a reader-friendly environment at home by setting aside space for a reading comfort zone and time for a family reading group, and incorporating professional storytelling tips that make each read-aloud experience one no child wants to miss. Scrapbook and journal space transforms this parenting tool into a cherished keepsake by allowing parents to track their child's progress, record favorite books, and note accomplishments.
100 Top Picks for Homeschool Curriculum: Choosing the Right Curriculum and Approach for Your Child's Learning Styleby Cathy Duffy
A critical volume for the homeschooling community that helps parents make informed choices regarding learning styles and curriculum.
This book is a cool guide for parents and teachers. It even has suggested sites to check out with your kids. You'll find it very helpful.
Congratulations! You're about to embark on an exciting adventure called parenthood. This collection of life lessons and wisdom will help you navigate the maze of tough decisions and difficult choices you are bound to face. You can keep your life balanced and purposeful simply by the choices you make. This little book offers practical, timeless advice on such topics as: Time Management Patience Faith Memories Laughter Hope Take to heart these simple messages, and your life will be blessed with happiness and peace.
As a mother today, you're as likely as any dad to teach your kids how to pitch a tent, kick a soccer ball, or fix a broken bicycle chain. In a word, you're what your kids call "cool." But with your 24/7 schedule, you can always use extra help. That's why this book was written - to give you (or any dad, grandmother, or grandfather) more "Cool Mom secrets" to pass along to the next generation.Cool Mom secrets are solutions that work. They go straight to the heart of whatever problem a child might encounter to solve it quickly and effectively, no nonsense, no fuss. And at the same time the child is learning a handy new skill, he or she is also learning a deeper life lesson about perseverence, patience, honesty, or courage.Using Cool Mom secrets, you can teach a child...How to Use ChopsticksHow to Throw a Spiral PassHow to See Better in the DarkHow to "Catch" a Falling StarHow to Spin a Basketball on One FingerHow to Make the World's Best Caramel CornHow to Cruise on a SkateboardHow to Identify a Poisonous SpiderHow to Hang a Spoon on Your NoseHow to Crack an Egg with One HandHow to Weigh a Cloud...and 90 other ageless, practical lessons. Years later, whenever your child uses any of these skills, he or she will proudly say, "My mom taught me that." Now, is that cool, or what?
101 Things You Should Do Before Your Kids Leave Home is packed with ideas and advice designed to help parents prepare their children for life out in the world, while making sure that both parents and kids enjoy every precious moment. From staging a food fight to serving in a soup kitchen, from planning a "tour de neighborhood" bike race to telling family stories, some suggestions are fun, some challenging, and others practical--but all will inspire parents with ideas for family time before their kids leave the nest.
The determining factor in whether a child between the ages of six and seventeen enjoys athletics is his or her parents -- not the sport, coach, or team. Yet, parents are often unaware of how their behavior and expectations impact their child's experience. In 101 Ways to Be a Terrific Sports Parent, Dr. Joel Fish, a sport psychologist who is also the dad of three young athletes, shares both his clinical expertise and practical experience to help parents develop a deeper understanding of the many issues that surround the young athlete. For athletes of all skill levels, from Little League to high school, Dr. Fish discusses how to: Help your child reach his or her full athletic potential Develop strategies to deal with competitive pressure Know if you're too involved or not involved enough Interact successfully with your child's coach, and more. With insights into the different developmental and self-esteem issues facing girls and boys, information on parenting a superstar athlete, and special tips for single parents,101 Ways to Be a Terrific Sports Parent will help any parent make sports a memorable and happy experience for their child.
Scripture offers women guidance for winning the heart of the man she loves. This book is based both on Scripture and interviews with men of all ages, races, and backgrounds. The author reveals 101 powerful tips for attracting the right man for you, a man of quality, integrity, and who appeals to your senses too.
Suggestions to help parents teach children how to avoid becoming a victim of crime.
Coming home from the hospital with a baby is a life-changing event. As new moms walk through their front doors with baby in hand, they enter a whole new wonderful'but often overwhelming'reality. New mothers need a simple, straightforward, clear guide to answer all the questions that come up when they welcome their new baby into the world. Offering tips, tricks, and secrets to get through the first year, new moms learn how to: Plan for life postpartum Care for baby and the family Ease the family into a new reality Deal with mood swings and depression Recover a sense of self This book provides issue-specific relief for new moms who need simple solutions and need them fast. From establishing a sleeping and eating schedule to losing the baby weight, this is the essential guide to finding balance in a new day-to-day reality'and enjoying the first year with baby!
Baby food should be made of the freshest, healthiest ingredients on the planet. Brimming with the biggest variety of purees sure to expand baby's palate, 201 Organic Baby Purees teaches readers to blend, well-balanced meals right in their own home. As easy-to-prepare as they are nutritious, these recipes include: * Basic fruit and veggie blends from apricots to zucchini * Classic combinations such as turkey, sweet potato, and corn * Superfoods like avocado, blueberries, and spinach * Puree-based transition recipes including soups, biscuits, frozen desserts, and more! Free of pesticides, hormones, GMOs, and additives, these delicious purees promote strong immune systems and healthy growth--designed to protect tiny tummies.
It's better--and easier--to change your relationship than it is to change your partner. Based on Dr. Paul Coleman's experience with thousands of couples, this groundbreaking guide shows you thirty proven ways to do just that. In this comprehensive all new edition, Dr. Coleman offers fresh insights for a happy marriage, such as: don't expect miracles overnight; stop judging and start accepting; tap into the power of small talk; encourage each other's dreams; reduce conversaton killers; eliminate the seven sexual myths; and more! With The 30 Secrets of Happily Marriage Couples on your bedside table, you can make your marriage stronger and happier--whether you've been married five days or fifty years!
365 Manners Kids Should Know: Games, Activities, and Other Fun Ways to Help Children Learn Etiquetteby Sheryl Eberly
Have you ever cringed at the sight of your four-year-old waltzing through the neighbor's front door without an invitation? Have you ever had to call to apologize when your six-year-old forgot to thank his grandmother for the birthday gift she so lovingly sent? How about the formal dinner for Dad's promotion when your ten-year-old decided that she didn't like the meal she'd ordered, and then refused to eat a thing--making for an uncomfortable evening for you, the other guests, and the waiter? As a parent, you've probably experienced these and many more instances when it seemed that your children had forgotten their manners completely, leaving you frazzled and embarrassed. Sheryl Eberly's365 Manners Kids Should Knowgives clever and insightful advice for the myriad of situations where consideration counts, but is sometimes forgotten. Using her smart one-manner-a-day format, parents, grandparents, and even aunts and uncles can find practical ways to teach basic manners, such as: * How to address elders when being introduced * How to write a thank-you note * The polite way to answer the telephone * How to accept and decline an invitation * What is expected at formal occasions such as weddings, funerals, and religious services Full of role-playing exercises, games, and other activities that parents can do with their children,365 Manners Kids Should Knowhelps parents and other caregivers understand not only what manners to teach, but also how--and at what ages--to present them. Most important,365 Manners Kids Should Knowmakes learning manners fun.
Charles J. Sykes offers life lessons that are not included in the curriculum for most children today: honest advice about what they will encounter in the "real world " post-schooling and how their parents can help them best prepare--not with cushy self-esteem talks, but rather with honest challenges. His 50 lessons are frank, sometimes harsh, and often hilarious, including: #1 Life is not fair. Get used to it. #15 Flipping burgers is not beneath your dignity. Your grandparents had a different word for burger flipping. They called it Ã "opportunity. Ã " #43 Don't let the success of other depress you. #48 Tell yourself the story of your life. Have a point. Sykes elaborates on each of his points, creating a wise, no-nonsense guide for parents to help their children help themselves.
50 Ways to Support Lesbian and Gay Equality: The Complete Guide to Supporting Family, Friends, Neighbors or Yourselfby Meredith Maran Angela Watrous
Homosexuality has been politicized. But when the issue hits home, whether it involves a family member, colleague, or neighbor who's gay, all that controversy fades in the face of a real, live person who wants and deserves basic human rights and freedoms. Written by gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgendered people and those who care about them, 50 Ways to Support Lesbian and Gay Equality is a compendium of informative, joyful, and poignant essays by well-known experts, activists, and leaders, each promoting understanding while suggesting simple actions. From defining terminology ("What's gay baiting?"), to exploring family issues ("How can I support a lesbian couple who want to have children?"), the book deftly navigates workplace, cultural, and political issues. This timely and much-needed guide demonstrates positive ways to deal with everyday homophobia and heterosexism, or just plain uncertainty at the unfamiliar, offering guidance on issues ranging from the personal--what to say to a closeted friend --to the political--how to support gay rights around the world.
How to teach your children values from a Biblical perspective
In his first major work since The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, Steven R. Covey presents a practical and philosophical guide to solving the problems--large and small, mundane and extraordinary--that confront all families and strong communities. By offering revealing anecdotes about ordinary people as well as helpful suggestions about changing everyday behavior, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Families shows how and why to have family meetings, the importance of keeping promises, how to balance individual and family needs, and how to move from dependence to interdependence. The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Families is an invaluable guidebook to the welfare of families everywhere.
It's simple: If children don't understand what they read, they will never embrace reading. And that limits what they can learn while in school. This fact frightens parents, worries teachers, and ultimately hurts children. 7 Keys to Comprehension is the result of cutting-edge research. It gives parents and teachers--those who aren't already using this valuable program--practical, thoughtful advice about the seven simple thinking strategies that proficient readers use: * Connecting reading to their background knowledge * Creating sensory images * Asking questions * Drawing inferences * Determining what's important * Synthesizing ideas * Solving problems Easily understood, easily applied, and proven successful, this essential educational tool helps parents and teachers to turn reading into a fun and rewarding adventure.
This book is written for great leaders, parents, coaches and mentors who want to become great teachers. The Seven Laws of Learning examines why people like Confucius, Nelson Mandela, Jesus, Winston Churchill, Evita Peron, Mahatma Gandhi and other extraordinary leaders were able to teach new ideas in ways that not only engaged people but persuaded them to use their free will to bring about personal and global change. Too many leaders forget the universal truth that messages- instead of being filled with facts and data- are most effectively communicated by storytelling, metaphor, and teaching that motivates and inspires. In the clutter of all of the data and discussion and PowerPoint slides and lists and handouts, too many leaders do little or nothing to capture the imagination and inspire us to improve, to grow and to change ourselves and our organizations in ways that matter. When you understand and apply the age-old principles you'll learn from The Seven Laws of Learning, your leadership, parenting, coaching and working with others will be more effective, and you will reap the rewards that always accompany great teaching. And, you will have a more positive and lasting impact on those with whom you interact.
This refreshingly candid parenting book puts mothers--not children--center stage. Ann Pleshette Murphy provides a reassuring, wise, and often wildly funny mix of anecdotes and advice as she describes the seismic shifts in women's lives and identities from pregnancy through a child's graduation. She draws on countless conversations with mothers and with child development experts she has met as the parenting contributor toGood Morning Americaand as the former editor-in-chief ofParentsmagazine. The mother of two, Murphy freely shares her own trials and errors in stories that will have readers laughing in relief and recognition. Written with wit, warmth, and unfailing empathy,The 7 Stages of Motherhoodis an exuberant and indispensable guide to making the most of motherhood. Words of Wisdom for Every Stage of Motherhood _ Forget the "mothering comes naturally" myth: And don't be afraid to ask for help _ Avoid keeping up with the Joneses: Give your kids what they need, not everything they want. _Know whenyou're in the wrong movie: Don't try to cast your kids in a remake of your childhood. _Give yourself credit for finding Lego Man's hair: Little acts of caring matter more to your kids than getting through your to-do list _ Be a mother, not Mother Teresa: When you neglect your own needs, you shortchange your kids
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