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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.
You know that life with a child with autism can be challenging, exhausting, and--ultimately--very rewarding. When even daily activities like getting dressed or grocery shopping become daunting exercises, you need practical advice, expert reassurance, and real-life tips to help your family get through each day. The Everything Parent's Guide to Children with Autism, 2nd Edition has all that--and more! Children with autism require special strategies, and you must learn how to look beyond the autism diagnosis and appreciate your child's unique qualities. With this comprehensive guide, you'll discover how to: Communicate effectively with your child Find a school that meets your child's needs Handle meltdowns in public or private Learn how diet can affect your child's health and behavior Find intervention and support groups Full of useful information, expert advice, and positive techniques, The Everything Parent's Guide to Children with Autism, 2nd Edition is the valuable tool you and your family need to make the most of every day--handling the challenges with confidence and taking time to savor the rewards of life with your child.Show more
What does it mean for your child to be diagnosed with bipolar disorder? Where can you go to understand mood disorders, depression, and the highs and lows associated with this condition?The Everything Parent's Guide to Children with Bipolar Disorderis an authoritative handbook designed specifically for parents with questions about their child's emotional well-being, options for medication and therapy, and educational considerations. Author William Stillman helps you: Define bipolar disorder Recognize symptoms of mental health issues Find a doctor and get a diagnosis Heighten awareness of depression, mania, and mood swings Maintain healthy family relationships Navigate the teen years Complete with professional advice to help you cope with daily life, this all-inclusive resource provides reassuring answers for you and your child.
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.
The Everything Parent's Guide to Children with Juvenile Diabetes helps you cope with the challenges of helping your children live happy, healthy lives while controlling the disease.
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.
Mocking. Namecalling. Physical aggression. These experiences are all forms of bullying that can wreak havoc on a child's self-esteem, safety, and general happiness. Both parents of bullied children and parents of bullies and are in a difficult situation: They want to protect their children and control their behavior without making the problem worse. Parents need a comprehensive, up-to-date guide to ensure that their children's education and quality of life are not compromised. This book helps parents learn to: Recognize the signs of bullying Find out where bullying is taking place-at school, at a friend's house, or on the Internet Understand the differences between bullying among boys and girls Teach social skills and assertiveness techniques Communicate with the parents of bullies Get support from teachers, counselors, and other school administrators Handle bullying situations involving children with special needs Written by Deborah Carpenter, a social worker and assistant principal, this guide gives parents all the tools they need to recognize the problem, treat it properly, and prevent it from happening again.
You don't know what to do. Your once happy, carefree child has begun abusing food and fallen into a pattern of disordered eating that is literally taking her life. You watch in horror as she binges and purges, starves herself, compulsively eats, or takes pills and supplements. There is no such thing as a harmless eating disorder. Your child is in danger and she needs your help. Children with an eating disorder need their parents to be prepared, engaged, knowledgeable, and ready to do battle on their behalf. With the professional, accessible advice presented here, you can get the support you need. This guide helps you: Promote positive body image--at any age Instill healthy eating habits Recognize warning signs Find the right treatment options Stay positive and encourage your child This book provides an all-encompassing look at eating disorders--the symptoms, the causes, and the treatments--so you can feel confident about the steps you need to take to help your child overcome this illness.
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!
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.
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!
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
To vaccinate or not? It's a decision that all new parents must face within just a few days of their baby being born. Yet, with all the conflicting information on vaccines, it is difficult to sort through what is relevant and reliable. Concerned parents need a book that provides them with helpful information on: Types of vaccines How vaccines work Vaccine safety Adverse reactions Vaccination schedules Possible links to autism This guide presents easy-to-understand information along with the most up-to-date research. Unlike other books that try to pressure you with agendas and frightening data, this comprehensive guide allows you to come to your own conclusion'and make the right decision for your child.
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!
Get control of your finances - and your future! Do you feel like you'll never pay off your student loans? Worried about your mounting credit card debt? Wondering when you'll ever make enough money to stop living paycheck to paycheck? You're not alone - millions of young Americans are finding it hard to save for the future and still pay today's bills on time. But withThe Everything Personal Finance in Your 20s and 30s Book, 3rd Edition, you'll learn how to be financially independent by: Creating a workable budget Minimizing credit card and student loan debt Investing money wisely Building an emergency fund You'll also learn how the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau can help you navigate the often-confusing world of financial service products. With this easy-to-use guide, you'll learn how to manage, save, and invest wisely - starting today!
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.
A practical handbook for novice photographers provides step-by-step instruction on the art and technique of photography, explaining how to select the right camera, adjust shutter speed, set up lighting, frame the perfect shot, and more.
Pie--the once-humble dessert--is hot! From savory to sweet, for breakfast, lunch, or dinner, once you know the secrets of making pie you will have the skills to create almost any meal. This cookbook demystifies the art and science of flaky crusts and delectable fillings. It's bursting with recipes for mouthwatering pies of every type, including: Classic fruit pies and tarts Rich cream and custard pies Sweet, nutty pies Meat pies and hearty pot pies And much more! Inside you'll find expert tips, creative ideas, and timesaving shortcuts for making the perfect pie--every time!
The Everything Pirate Book will take you on a pirate tour from ancient times to their Golden Age to the modern-day search for buried treasure and reveals the truth behind the Hollywood hype.
Your toddler has a meltdown in the middle of a store Your two-year-old is terrified to go to bed at night Your three-year-old refuses to sit on the potty When you're in the middle of a parenting emergency, you need answers fast. Luckily, this guide is the ultimate resource for time-strapped moms who need help--now! Inside, you'll find valuable information to relieve any "mommy moment," such as: Potty-training and bed-wetting Diffusing bad behaviors in public Encouraging socialization Proper nutrition and recipes for easy-to-prepare meals and take-along snacks Getting your child to sleep This handy guide also features more than fifty quick activities you can use to curb an impeding tantrum or entertain little ones when you're on the go. Packed with guidance ranging from how to stop hitting to helping ease separation anxiety, this portable go-to provides answers for any parenting problem!
Written by pet writer and poodle owner Janine Adams, The Everything Poodle Book is your definitive guide to learning how to care for your dog from puppyhood into adulthood.
If you're contemplating weight loss surgery, then you already know that the truly hard work will begin after the operation. You'll have to deal with the emotions that come after surgery; enough exercise to keep off the weight; and eating the correct portions of nutritious, low-fat foods. Whether you're questioning what comes next or dealing firsthand with complications, you'll find comfort and practical advice in this one-stop resource.
Potlucks are a great way to get friends and relatives together without the pricey grocery or restaurant bill! In this cookbook, veteran cook Linda Larsen gives you an array of options for every meal and course. In addition, easy-to-understand icons indicate whether a recipe is easy, healthy, quick, or inexpensive. Everything you need to host, or attend, a successful potluck is here, including: 300 tasty and creative recipes Tips for transporting food safely Indications of whether a recipe can be made ahead of time Menu suggestions for a variety of potluck parties Guests can make the dishes on their own and bring them to the host's home, or they can all gather in the host's kitchen and make them together. With this book, cooking for the perfect potluck party has never been easier!