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Racing heart. Nausea. Trembling. These are just the physical symptoms of anxiety. Add to that panic, paralyzing fear, and self-doubt and a child is consumed with worry. With the proper care and treatment, a child with anxiety disorders can thrive. This book presents a balanced approach to treatment'from traditional to non-traditional drug and behavioral therapies to relaxation tricks and meditation. Additionally, this helpful guide helps parents determine the causes of their child's anxiety, decide whether medical treatment is necessary, talk with their children about anxiety, find the right counselor, and consult with teachers and school officials. With this guide, parents will have all the resources, tools, and information they need to help their child enjoy a happy, healthy, and well-adjusted childhood!
The Everything Parent's Guide to Children with Anxiety: Professional Advice to Help Your Child Feel Confident, Happy, and Secureby Ilyne Sandas Christine Siegel Deborah D. White
All kids worry. But chronic worry turns into trouble when it becomes the focus of your child's life. For some children, anxiety is so overwhelming that it becomes paralyzing and prevents any forward movement. But, with the proper care and treatment, a child with an anxiety disorder can thrive. The Everything Parent's Guide to Children with Anxiety presents a balanced approach to treatment and helps you: Determine the causes of your child's anxiety, Decide on the right treatment and medication, Talk with your child about anxiety, Cope with symptoms, Find the right counselor, Educate and work with teachers and school officials. This handy guide gives you all the resources, tools, and information you need to help your child enjoy a happy, healthy, and well-adjusted childhood!
With The Everything Parent's Guide to Children with Asperger's Syndrome at your side, you'll take the first steps toward understanding this pervasive development disorder and how it may impact your child.
The clinical diagnosis of Asperger's can be intimidating for you and your child. Often the focus is on your child's "disabilities" rather than his "abilities," and you may be left wondering what you should expect as he journeys through life. "The Everything Parent's Guide to Children with Asperger's Syndrome, 2nd Edition" helps you take the first steps toward understanding how this developmental disorder may impact your child. This uncomplicated handbook introduces you to Asperger's and helps you to: Get a diagnosis and understand the resultsIdentify triggers that can lead to sensory overloadRecognize symptoms of meltdowns and work to prevent themEducate family and friends about Asperger'sDiscover support groups for yourself and your childNow revised and updated, this new edition includes information on educational concerns and social interactions. This is the only resource you need to help your child overcome the obstacles of Asperger's and find success and happiness.
The Everything Parent's Guide to Children with Dyslexia gives you a complete understanding of what dyslexia is, how to identify the signs, and what you can do to help your child.
The Everything Parent's Guide To Children With Dyslexia: All You Need To Ensure Your Child's Successby Abigail Marshall
Dyslexia affects 10 to 15 percent of the U.S. population. If you're the parent of a child with dyslexia you should read this book. The Everything(r) Parent's Guide to Children with Dyslexia, by Abigail Marshall gives you a complete understanding of what dyslexia.
OCD can make a child's life difficult, turning simple tasks like homework and chores into almost impossible challenges. A child with OCD may feel stressed, worried, and even inadequate. Parents who suspect their child is suffering from OCD'or parents of a child with an OCD diagnosis'can now rest. This helpful guide helps parents with many issues: recognize symptoms; get an accurate diagnosis; find the right doctor and therapist; develop strategies for tackling schoolwork; and decide on the right treatment. Parents will learn how to talk to a child about OCD and devise coping strategies for school, sports, friendships, and other everyday situations. Children with OCD can learn how to enjoy life'without all the worry!
The Everything Parent's Guide to Children with OCD: Professional, Reassuring Advice for Raising a Happy, Well-adjusted Childby Stephen Martin Victoria Costello Linda L. Simmons
If you are the parent of one of the more than one million children with OCD, then you know what a confusing and disruptive disorder it can be. OCD can turn even simple tasks like homework and chores into almost impossible challenges. A child with OCD may feel stressed, worried, frustrated, frightened, and out of control.
Put your child on the path to success! A child's emotional intelligence has been shown to be one of the strongest factors in whether or not that child will be successful later in life. A child with high emotional intelligence (EQ) has good self-control, resilience, and empathy--all factors that help build a foundation for a more grounded, satisfying, and successful life. With The Everything Parent's Guide to Emotional Intelligence in Children, you will learn how to help your child: Improve academic achievement and behavior. Achieve mindfulness. Understand emotions. Empathize with others. Improve self-confidence. Build inner resilience. This hands-on guide shows you exactly how to promote core EQ skills in your child and provides you with all you need to help your children achieve their greatest potential.
From infants to teens-your complete guide to kind but firm parenting
Is your child talking back? Refusing to do chores? Watching television and playing video games all day? You're not alone in your struggle to understand -- and control -- your strong-willed child!
Raising a gifted child is both a joy and a challenge. Gifted and exceptional children can seem self-sufficient, but it takes more than intelligence to lead a happy and fulfilling life. Your child need your support and advocacy in school, in social situations, and even at home. This guide shows you how to encourage and foster your gifted child from birth to adolescence, including information on How to determine if your child is gifted Options for school programs and activities Dealing with perfectionism and stress Setting realistic and healthy goals for your child Ensuring proper socialization and friendship Coping with jealousy and bullying from other children Packed with useful and professional advice, this is a reassuring guide to help your gifted child grow, thrive, and develop his talents.
As parents struggle with these questions on a daily basis, The Everything Parent's Guide to Raising a Successful Child helps put their fears to rest, providing them with professional, reassuring advice on how to raise a "successful" child according to their own standards. The Everything Parent's Guide to Raising a Successful Child walks parents through all emotional, intellectual, and physical aspects of development. It's the first step in establishing realistic expectations, setting boundaries, and helping shape the mind of a responsible, well-rounded, happy young adult.
With The Everything Parent's Guide to Raising Boys, parents find the authoritative handbook they need to raise their boys right, from early childhood through the teenage years.
Raising a girl in today's world is more complicated than ever. How do you help your daughter navigate through her world of school cliques, confusing media messages, and pressures to be a "good girl"? Newly revised and updated, this guide gives you smart and comprehensive advice on the trials and triumphs of raising a daughter. Parenting expert Dr. Erika Shearin Karres prepares you for every stage, including:Handling tantrums, bad moods, and potty trainingDealing with cliques, bullies, and peer pressureCoping with puberty and menstruationKeeping up with texting, social media, and online relationshipsAddressing the issues of drinking, smoking, drugs, and sexEnforcing rules and disciplineDr. Karres shows you how to raise your girl with ease, skill, and confidence even in today's challenging world!
Mindful kids are less stressed, more focused, and much happier! Mindfulness means paying attention on purpose. This sounds simple, but it's not always easy, even for children. Kids face stress every day as they try to fit in with their peers, worry about grades, and struggle to sit still in a classroom. With The Everything Parent's Guide to Raising Mindful Children, you'll learn how practicing mindfulness can help your child refocus attention to reduce anxiety, control emotions and behavior, and even improve grades. Being mindful will help your child: Become more self-aware. Control emotions. Empathize with others. Achieve academic and social success. The Everything Parent's Guide to Raising Mindful Children uses techniques such as meditation and sensory awareness to help your child gain more self-control and be less stressed. You'll also learn how to use mindfulness in your own life! With repetition, these exercises will help your children to manage their own emotions and reach their full potential, now and for years to come.
They bicker. They tease. They compete. They can drive you crazy. If you're one of the many parents desperate for peace in your household, look no further than The Everything Parent's Guide to Raising Siblings. With this unique handbook, you'll learn how sibling relationships develop over time, the factors that affect these relationships for better or for worse, and how to resolve the issues that provoke conflict. Expert author Linda Sonna, Ph.D., offers you practical advice for bringing up trustworthy, dependable, cooperative children who view their siblings as equals, rather than competitors. Find out how to: get to the bottom of disputes; manage the teen years; provide your children with a positive role model; avoid playing favorites; embrace step-children, adopted, and special needs siblings; and more. A hands-on primer for any parent with two or more children, The Everything Parent's Guide to Raising Siblings helps you help your children build strong bonds that will last a lifetime.
For the estimated 2 million families in the United States waiting to adopt a child, the decision of which avenue to pursue can be overwhelming: domestic or international, older child versus younger, children with special needs--and the list goes on. This title offers all the information any potential or newly adoptive parent might need. This essential guidebook is packed with reassuring advice on how to handle the most common issues: questions to ask before adopting; bonding techniques--from newborn to teenager; adopting children with special needs; navigating international adoptions; helping the adopted child understand and cope with feelings of loss and abandonment; and navigating blended families, single parenting, or same-sex partnerships. With this book by their side, adoptive parents will bond with their child for a lifetime!
This reassuring handbook examines various forms of treatment and therapy, and provides professional advice for helping children with SID succeed in school, at home, and with friends.
Does your child kick and scream when he doesn't get his way? Have meal times and running errands become emotional battles? The Everything Parent's Guide to Tantrums is your authoritative handbook to understanding what causes your child to have tantrums and which measures you can take to combat their occurrence.Author Joni Levine helps you:Understand your child's temperamentIdentify external influences that trigger tantrumsAvoid responding emotionally to an outburstUse effective methods for calming your childDeal with tantrums in publicFilled with realistic advice and practical tips, The Everything Parent's Guide to Tantrums is your key to a happy, well-adjusted child and peace at home-and elsewhere.
Dealing with defiant children can be frustrating, time-consuming, and emotionally exhausting for parents and kids alike. But with this practical, reassuring handbook, you no longer have to feel helpless. You'll learn how to defuse the negativity, hostility, antagonism, and explosive anger that can ruin your child's relationships with family, friends, teachers, and other authority figures. This book helps you to: Choose which battles to fight Follow thorough Be consistent Communicate clear expectations and consequences (without yelling) Give your child some power over his life Reinforce positive changes Most important, you'll learn why defiance happens and how to react when it does. You will adopt the parenting and anger-management skills you need to make a real difference in your child's life. You'll help your child control his emotions--and grow up to be healthy, well-rounded adult.
More than 30 percent of children ages 6 to 19 are now overweight, and half of those children are obese. Now, gain valuable insights on what causes children to become overweight and how to help them to change their eating habits and become more physically active. Most important, learn what you can do to break the cycle of obesity that can lead to severe medical problems in the future. Get the professional advice you need to motivate your child to eat well, get active, and stay healthy.Technical Review by Vincent Iannelli
Set boundaries and eliminate power struggles#151;without conflict! "I won't go!" "I don't care!" "You can't make me!" Every parent hears these words at one time or another, but if you have a strong-willed child, the arguments can seem never-ending. Fortunately, there's hope. The Everything Parent's Guide to the Strong-Willed Child, 2nd Edition can help you put a stop to the endless cycle of battles with your child and rebuild a relationship based on love and respect#151;rather than conflict. This essential guide shows you how to trade in exhausting and ineffective punishment for techniques that can help you: Identify the triggers of combative behaviors Understand strong-willed and spirited motivations Give your child tools to develop self-control Learn how your reaction can lessen#151;or intensify#151;strong-willed behaviors Communicate more effectively with your child Strengthen the family bond and create a safe environment Featuring a positive approach to discipline and including new ways to compromise and communicate with children, this all-in-one guide has everything you need to raise capable, happy, and agreeable kids!
The Everything Paying for College Book: Grants, loans, scholarships, and financial aid--all you need to fund higher educationby Nathan Brown Sheryle A. Proper
Finding the right college-from filling out applications to getting accepted-should be one of the most thrilling times of your life. But it won't be if you're still figuring out how to pay for it come Labor Day. Whether you're a graduating high-school senior, a parent making financial investments for your child's future, or an adult returning to school,The Everything Paying for College Bookis a valuable resource that provides the information you need to face the challenge of college tuition. With appendices listing organizations and other resources, you'll find smart ways to save and find extra cash for books and class. The Everything Paying for College Bookhelps you learn about: The difference between loans and grants Conditional cash Options for long-term investing When and how to fill out the forms Qualification guidelines Whom you should approach for money Easily accessible and highly informative,The Everything Paying for College Booktakes the mystery out of myriad money sources, where to find grants and loans, and how to fill out the endless paper trail of forms so that you can spend less time thinking about your finances and more time hitting the books!
Every day, more than 10,000 people turn forty in the United States, moving toward retirement without traditional pension plans backing them up. Lacking the safety net that protected their parents and grandparents, they're forced to take the initiative for their own financial security. They need a source of information that doesn't scare them away with insider jargon and intimidating complications. This book will help those who have felt uninformed, intimidated, or excluded from the process, and will simplify difficult topics like budgeting, investing, paying for college while saving for retirement, and helping kids with debt. People will find the essential tools and resources they need to set a course toward retirement and security at this critical stage in life.
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