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Study Guide to Dealing with Difficult Parents

Study Guide to Dealing with Difficult Parents Author Todd Whitaker
ISBN-10 9781317332022
Release 2015-10-23
Pages 78
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This Study Guide provides a variety of thought-provoking questions and activities to help you implement the concepts in the bestselling book, Dealing with Difficult Parents, 2nd Edition. For each chapter of the book, the Study Guide offers discussion questions, journal prompts, and group activities. You can work on these sections independently, in book studies, in professional learning communities (PLCs), in mentor sessions, and in professional development sessions. As you work through this Study Guide, you’ll learn how to make the book’s strategies work for you, so that you can more effectively deal with parents in all kinds of challenging situations and help them get on your side to ensure students’ success.



Dealing with Difficult Parents

Dealing with Difficult Parents Author Todd Whitaker
ISBN-10 9781317382522
Release 2015-10-23
Pages 172
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Communicating with parents is one of the most challenging and potentially stressful tasks that teachers face on a daily basis. Whether trying to resolve a heated argument or delivering bad news, it is essential to know how to handle difficult situations and establish positive relationships with your students’ parents. In this updated second edition of the bestselling Dealing with Difficult Parents, award-winning educators Todd Whitaker and Douglas J. Fiore help you develop a repertoire of tools and skills for comfortable and effective interaction with parents. The book’s features include: Tools to help you understand parents’ motivations and how to work with them rather than against them; Detailed scripts for dealing with even the most stubborn and volatile parents; New strategies for increasing parent involvement to foster student success; An all-new chapter on the role that social media can play in interacting with parents; and A new chapter on initiating contact with parents to build positive credibility. This must-read book will equip you with the skills you need to expertly navigate even the most challenging encounters with parents, and walk away feeling that you have made a positive and meaningful impact.



Partnering with Parents to Ask the Right Questions

Partnering with Parents to Ask the Right Questions Author Luz Santana
ISBN-10 9781416622673
Release 2016-09-19
Pages 230
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How can we make it easier for schools and families to work together on behalf of all students? It all begins by tapping into the different strengths educators and parents and caregivers can contribute to building a strong partnership. Partnering with Parents to Ask the Right Questions, by Luz Santana, Dan Rothstein, and Agnes Bain of the Right Question Institute, presents a deceptively simple strategy for how educators can build effective partnerships with parents—especially those who typically have not been actively involved in their children's schooling. It distills complex, important ideas on effective civic participation into an easy-to-learn process that teaches parents two fundamental skills they can use to support the education of their children, monitor their progress, and advocate for them: asking better questions and participating effectively in key decisions. Based on more than two decades of work and research in a wide range of low- and moderate-income communities, this book empowers overburdened and under-resourced educators and parents to work together and achieve their common goal of successful students. This indispensable guide includes case studies spanning K–12 classrooms, and it explores ways to assist struggling students, collaborate on IEPs, and communicate with families of English language learners. The accessible and easy-to-use format, field-tested advice, and vivid examples from schools that put the advice into practice make this a must-have for everyone from the classroom to the central office.



Coping with Your Difficult Older Parent

Coping with Your Difficult Older Parent Author Grace Lebow
ISBN-10 9780062111968
Release 2011-08-02
Pages 224
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Do You Have An Aging Parent Who -- Blames you for everything that goes wrong? Cannot tolerate being alone, wants you all the time? Is obsessed with health problems, real, or imagined? Make unreasonable and/or irrational demands of you? Is hostile, negative and critical? Coping with these traits in parents is an endless high-stress battle for their children. Though there's no medical defination for "difficult" parents, you know when you have one. While it's rare for adults to change their ways late in life, you can stop the vicious merry-go-round of anger, blame, guilt and frustration. For the first time, here's a common-sense guide from professionals, with more than two decades in the field, on how to smooth communications with a challenging parent. Filled with practical tips for handling contentious behaviors and sample dialogues for some of the most troubling situations, this book addresses many hard issues, including: How to tell your parent he or she cannot live with you. How to avoid the cycle of nagging and recriminations How to prevent your parent's negativity from overwhelming you. How to deal with an impaired parent who refuses to stop driving. How to asses the risk factors in deciding whether a parent is still able to live alone.



A School Leader s Guide to Dealing with Difficult Parents

A School Leader s Guide to Dealing with Difficult Parents Author Todd Whitaker
ISBN-10 9781317332060
Release 2015-10-23
Pages 64
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This new supplement to the bestselling Dealing with Difficult Parents, 2nd Edition is designed to help you with the specific challenges you face as a school leader when dealing with parents. The main book, Dealing with Difficult Parents, 2nd Edition, shows how your teachers and other educators can communicate with parents more effectively. With this new supplement, you’ll learn how you, as a leader, can--and must--support and coach teachers along the way. Topics covered include how to... Make sure your teachers understand the families they’re dealing with; Help your teachers communicate effectively with parents by being positive and proactive, so problems don’t escalate to the main office; Establish expectations for dealing with parents, so teachers understand how to be appropriate even when a parent is not; Ensure your teachers feel supported by you when they’re dealing with difficult parents; and Help teachers become more confident and empowered in challenging situations. With these practical books, you’ll be able to get parents on your side so they can become a positive force in your school’s success.



Loving Hard To Love Parents

Loving Hard To Love Parents Author Paul Chafetz
ISBN-10 099901613X
Release 2017-07-05
Pages 101
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Everyone knows some truly fine people in their thirties to sixties whose older parents treat them really badly, with hurtful sarcasm, irrational demands, constant criticism, and undeserved anger. These frustrated, unappreciated adult sons and daughters simply want to be good to their parents. Perhaps you are one of these people yourself. In this unique handbook, Dr. Chafetz provides adult children of difficult older parents (CODOPs) the tools they need to protect themselves emotionally, effectively love their hard-to-love parents, and create a healthy legacy for their own children. Here are thirty powerful, time-tested tools for CODOPs: Ten concepts to empower their minds Ten insights to comfort their hearts Ten behavioral skills to guide their actions



Dealing with Difficult Parents

Dealing with Difficult Parents Author Todd Whitaker
ISBN-10 9781317382522
Release 2015-10-23
Pages 172
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Communicating with parents is one of the most challenging and potentially stressful tasks that teachers face on a daily basis. Whether trying to resolve a heated argument or delivering bad news, it is essential to know how to handle difficult situations and establish positive relationships with your students’ parents. In this updated second edition of the bestselling Dealing with Difficult Parents, award-winning educators Todd Whitaker and Douglas J. Fiore help you develop a repertoire of tools and skills for comfortable and effective interaction with parents. The book’s features include: Tools to help you understand parents’ motivations and how to work with them rather than against them; Detailed scripts for dealing with even the most stubborn and volatile parents; New strategies for increasing parent involvement to foster student success; An all-new chapter on the role that social media can play in interacting with parents; and A new chapter on initiating contact with parents to build positive credibility. This must-read book will equip you with the skills you need to expertly navigate even the most challenging encounters with parents, and walk away feeling that you have made a positive and meaningful impact.



Difficult Teens

Difficult Teens Author Robert J. Meadows
ISBN-10 097173450X
Release 2002-01-01
Pages 172
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Difficult Teens has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Difficult Teens also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Difficult Teens book for free.



Caring for Your Aging Parents

Caring for Your Aging Parents Author Barbara Deane
ISBN-10 0891095780
Release 1989
Pages 276
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If you provide care for your elderly parents, this book will give you the helpful information you need. Includes resource lists.



Children of the Aging Self Absorbed

Children of the Aging Self Absorbed Author Nina W Brown
ISBN-10 9781626252066
Release 2015-09-01
Pages 200
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Growing up with a parent who is self-absorbed is difficult, and they may become more difficult to deal with as they age. This essential book shows how to cope with your aging parent's narcissistic behavior, and provides tips to help protect yourself and your children from their self-absorbed, destructive actions. As your self-absorbed parent grows older and becomes more dependent on you, hurtful relationships may resurface and become further strained. In the tradition of Children of the Self-Absorbed, author Nina Brown offers the first book for adult children of aging narcissistic or self-absorbed parents. You will learn practical, powerful strategies for navigating the intense negative feelings that your parents can incite, as well as tips to protect your children from the criticism, blame, or hostility that may exist between you and their grandparent. In this book, you will gain greater awareness of how and why your parent's self-absorbed behaviors and attitudes get worse, and develop strategies to manage the negative feelings that can arise as a result. You'll also learn to reduce the shame and guilt that may be felt when you feel like you don't want to be a caretaker. Finally, you'll learn to set limits with your parent so you can stay sane during this difficult time. Having an aging parent can be stressful enough, but dealing with an aging narcissistic or self-absorbed parent is especially challenging. This essential guide will help you through.



Help I m a Parent

Help  I m a Parent Author Bruce Narramore
ISBN-10 0310462118
Release 1995
Pages 192
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"From the minute I got up this morning my kids were fussing and fighting, and finding creative ways to drive me nuts. Sometimes, on a day like this, I just want to give them away -- cheap!" "I love them to death, but some days I'd like to know them into the middle of next week." Do these sentiments sound familiar? Feeling guilty about your parental frustrations is not the answer. (Neither is giving your children away cheap, or knocking their heads together!) So where does a concerned, "at-the-end-of-my-rope" parent turn for help? Since its first release in 1972, thousands have turned to Dr. Bruce Narramore's Help! I'm a Parent. In fact, over 150,000 copies of the original edition have already been sold. Now Dr. Narramore has revised and expanded his classic best-seller to include new material dealing with contemporary problems, like the challenges faced by single parents and working mothers. Help! I'm a Parent presents a practical, workable plan for disciplining children. From learning to deal effectively with temper tantrums and sibling fights, to handling difficult questions about sex, Dr. Narramore provides readers with a kind of "owners manual" for kids. He also helps parents understand and meet their children's God-given spiritual and emotional needs. For parents who would like practice applying these principles in a study group of with their spouses, Dr. Narramore has also written the Help! I'm a Parent Handbook: A Twelve-Week Program for Raising Better-Behaved, Happier Children. The handbook includes questions, summaries, and though-provoking exercises that help you deal with your children's discipline problems.



How to Cope with Difficult Parents

How to Cope with Difficult Parents Author Windy Dryden
ISBN-10 085969738X
Release 1995-01-01
Pages 115
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This book is for people who want to build a more adult relationship with their parents. Many people feel like children again when talking to their parents, and the authors offer advice to help deal with such problems.



Getting Through to Difficult Kids and Parents

Getting Through to Difficult Kids and Parents Author Ron Taffel
ISBN-10 159385093X
Release 2004-09-29
Pages 244
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From experienced therapist Ron Taffel--widely known for his popular parenting guides--this is a commonsense handbook for any mental health, education, or medical professional working with challenging kids and parents. Provided are concrete strategies for building rapport with stressed-out families, getting children and adolescents to talk about what really matters, spotting developmental and psychiatric problems before a crisis develops, and developing skills to strengthen kids' self-esteem and parents' effectiveness in setting limits. Illustrative case vignettes get to the heart of what is going wrong between youngsters and their parents and show how simple, concrete interventions can make a big difference. Also covered in depth are ways for professionals to handle their own emotional responses in highly charged situations.



Your First Year

Your First Year Author Todd Whitaker
ISBN-10 9781317296850
Release 2016-04-28
Pages 134
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Learn all the essentials for making your first year of teaching a success! In this exciting new book, internationally renowned educator Todd Whitaker teams up with his daughters--Madeline, an elementary teacher, and Katherine, a secondary teacher--to share advice and inspiration. They offer step-by-step guidance to thriving in your new role and overcoming the challenges that many new teachers face. Topics include: Learning classroom management skills such as building relationships and maintaining high expectations and consistency Setting up your classroom and establishing procedures and rules Planning effective lessons and making your instructional time an engaging experience Managing your own emotions in the classroom and dealing effectively with misbehavior Working with peers, administrators, and parents to build support and foster collaboration The book is filled with specific examples and vignettes from elementary, middle, and high school classes, so you’ll gain helpful strategies no matter what grade level and subject area you teach. You’ll also find out how to make tweaks or hit the "reset" button when something isn’t going as planned. Things may not always go perfectly your first year, but the practical advice in this book will help you stay motivated on the path to success! Bonus: As you read the book, get even more out of it by discussing it with others. Free study guides for practicing teachers and student teachers are available as eResource downloads from our website (www.routledge.com/products/9781138126152).



Getting to 30

Getting to 30 Author Jeffrey Jensen Arnett
ISBN-10 9780761179665
Release 2014
Pages 297
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Helps parents to understand what their kids in their twenties are experiencing, and offers support to parents so they can guide their children through various challenges they may be faced with.



How to Handle Difficult Parents

How to Handle Difficult Parents Author Suzanne Capek Tingley
ISBN-10 1593639589
Release 2012
Pages 141
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"How to Handle Difficult Parents" is a funny, but practical, guide to working effectively with parents and avoiding unnecessary conflict. Whether you're a teacher (regular or special education) or a coach, this book will give you practical suggestions regarding what to say and how to say it to parents who question your lesson plans, challenge your disciplinary decisions, or threaten to tell the principal on you. Bringing years of experience as a teacher, principal, superintendent, and professor, the author shows teachers how to handle the most difficult parent types, including the Helicopter Mom, the Caped Crusader, Ms. "Quit Picking on My Kid," The Intimidator, No Show's Dad, and Pinocchio's Mom, among others. Emphasizing ways to help create constructive conversation, the revised edition of "How to Handle Difficult Parents" is a must-have for teachers everywhere, both those just beginning and those already deep in the trenches.



Parenting the Difficult Child

Parenting the Difficult Child Author LINDA J. RICE
ISBN-10 0985043156
Release 2018-04
Pages 296
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Is your child defiant, often angry, frequently lying, inordinately affectionate to strangers, lacking in remorse, and seemingly unable to trust anyone? Antisocial behaviors and attitudes like these can lead to a diagnosis of Reactive Attachment Disorder (RAD). Adopted children are especially prone to develop it. Parenting the Difficult Child: A Biblical Perspective on Reactive Attachment Disorder applies a biblical lens to a child exhibiting defiant and aggressive behaviors and RAD characteristics. Using specific examples and practical implementation ideas, it explains how parents can apply the clear, practical solutions of Scripture to address the habituated heart motivations, thoughts, and actions of an alienated, angry child. It shows how to get to heart issues and how to handle manipulation. The behaviors of the antisocial child challenge the whole family. Two chapters are devoted to encouraging and guiding parents and siblings who may themselves struggle with difficult emotions. Part three concisely explains several primary attachment theories and contrasts them with biblical principles. For example, what does the Bible say about the idea that children labeled with RAD do not trust and lack a conscience? It provides biblical principles pertinent for evaluating behavioral research and attachment therapies. Christian parents, counselors, and pastors will find this practical book helpful for learning what the Bible says about difficult children, including those labeled with RAD, and how to parent them.