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Study Guide to Dealing with Difficult Parents

Study Guide to Dealing with Difficult Parents Author Todd Whitaker
ISBN-10 9781317332039
Release 2015-10-23
Pages 66
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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 9781317382515
Release 2015-10-23
Pages 184
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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.

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.

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.

The Confrontational Parent

The Confrontational Parent Author Charles M. Jaksec
ISBN-10 9781930556515
Release 2003
Pages 109
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This research-based book offers tips and techniques to help school leaders interact successfully with confrontational or aggressive parents.

You re the Principal Now What

You   re the Principal  Now What Author Jen Schwanke
ISBN-10 9781416622246
Release 2016-08-11
Pages 345
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A principal’s job is astonishingly complex, and its competing demands can be overwhelming, especially in the first few years. In this book, Jen Schwanke, a principal herself, provides a mentor’s guidance to steer new principals through the period of adjustment and set the foundation for a long and rewarding career. The topics you wish your graduate program had covered are covered here—directly, practically, and without the jargon. Drawing on her own experience, Schwanke provides strategies for tackling the most common yet most daunting challenges of the principalship, including * Establishing productive professional relationships * Building and maintaining a positive school culture * Resolving conflict among staff and parents * Providing effective instructional leadership * Supporting students’ social-emotional needs * Conducting staff evaluations and delivering feedback * Keeping up with district, state, and federal mandates * Managing the facility and the budget * Providing focused and effective professional development * Prioritizing responsibilities * Learning from student and schoolwide data * Planning for growth and change * Working through behavior and discipline issues * Hiring high-quality teachers and supporting new ones * Leading effective meetings * Maintaining balance The standalone chapters provide easy access to the solutions you need for the situations you face. Along with real-life scenarios and critical tips for success, you’ll find helpful models of what to do, what to say, and how to say it. This book is a source for ideas any time you encounter a problem and think, “Now what?” It’s the beginning of an ongoing conversation about the wonderful and rewarding work of being a principal.

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.

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.

Parenting the Difficult Child

Parenting the Difficult Child Author Linda J. Rice
ISBN-10 098504313X
Release 2012
Pages 285
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Reactive Attachment Disorder (RAD) is a psychological label for children with extremely antisocial behaviors. Adoptive children are especially prone to develop it. This book approaches RAD from a biblical perspective, to offer encouragement and guidance for the angry child's parents and siblings who may themselves struggle with difficult emotions.--Publisher.

When Teaching Gets Tough

When Teaching Gets Tough Author Allen N. Mendler
ISBN-10 9781416613909
Release 2012
Pages 189
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Are you overwhelmed by unruly students, difficult parents, and never-ending classroom distractions? Are you tired of scavenging and pleading for basic school supplies? Do you wonder if anyone notices or cares how much effort you put into teaching every day? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then this book is for you. When Teaching Gets Tough offers practical strategies you can use to make things better right away. Veteran educator Allen Mendler organizes the discussion around four core challenges: Managing difficult students Working with unappreciative and irritating adults Making the best of an imperfect environment Finding time to take top-notch care of yourself When Teaching Gets Tough is there when you need help to reclaim and sustain your energy and enthusiasm for teaching. Written with a deep understanding of the issues that teachers face every day, the book also includes sections for administrators who want to help teachers stay at the top of their game.

Peaceful Parent Happy Kids

Peaceful Parent  Happy Kids Author Laura Markham
ISBN-10 9781101613627
Release 2012-11-27
Pages 304
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A groundbreaking guide to raising responsible, capable, happy kids Based on the latest research on brain development and extensive clinical experience with parents, Dr. Laura Markham’s approach is as simple as it is effective. Her message: Fostering emotional connection with your child creates real and lasting change. When you have that vital connection, you don’t need to threaten, nag, plead, bribe—or even punish. This remarkable guide will help parents better understand their own emotions—and get them in check—so they can parent with healthy limits, empathy, and clear communication to raise a self-disciplined child. Step-by-step examples give solutions and kid-tested phrasing for parents of toddlers right through the elementary years. If you’re tired of power struggles, tantrums, and searching for the right “consequence,” look no further. You’re about to discover the practical tools you need to transform your parenting in a positive, proven way.

Difficult Mothers Adult Daughters

Difficult Mothers  Adult Daughters Author Karen C.L. Anderson
ISBN-10 9781633537163
Release 2018-03-13
Pages 199
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Transform your relationship with your mother The best news on the planet is that your mother doesn't have to change in order for you to be happy. In fact, author Karen C.L. Anderson will take it a step further and say, your mother doesn't have to change in order for you to be free, peaceful, contented, and joyful. You can emotionally separate without guilt: Inspired by her own journey, Anderson's Difficult Mothers, Adult Daughters: A Guide For Separation, Liberation & Inspiration shows women how to emotionally separate from their mothers without guilt and anxiety so they can finally create a life based on their own values, desires, needs, and preferences. Not to mention being able to like and respect themselves during the process. Learn through the experiences of others: Through personal stories and experiences, practical tools that can used right away to feel better, and journal prompts, Anderson compassionately leads women who struggle in their relationships with their mothers through a process of self-awareness and understanding. Anderson's work with hundreds of women and her own personal work have resulted in profound growth and transformation. Anderson knows the results are nothing short of miraculous. Funny and compassionate: This book is about Anderson discovering and accepting the whole of who she is (separate from her mother), and making her discoveries accessible to women struggling to redefine their challenging relationships with their mothers. Her writing is relatable, real, funny, and compassionate. What you'll learn inside this book: • Why mothers and daughters tend to have difficult relationships • How to heal and transform your mother "wounds" from sources of pain into sources of creativity and wisdom • How to tell your stories in a way that empowers you, rather than making you powerless • How to handle the uncomfortable emotions that seem inevitable when it comes to your relationship with your mother • The art of creating, articulating, and maintaining impeccable boundaries • How to stop "shoulding" when it comes to yourself and your mother • How to "re-mother" yourself and acknowledge, honor, and meet your own preferences and needs • And much, much more

My Journey Home Study Guide

My Journey Home Study Guide Author Rita Carr
ISBN-10 9781621363354
Release 2015-01-20
Pages 320
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Are you struggling with the shame and pain of your past? Do you find it hard to believe that God loves you? For many of us, the journey we travel over the course of our lifetime includes seasons of disappointment, sin, and despair. But be encouraged—you are not alone. God offers hope, joy, and healing for your broken heart. My Journey Home Study Guide offers godly wisdom to help you move from despair to freedom in Jesus Christ. Author Rita Carr includes discussion questions, scriptures, and encouraging stories from people who have been there and understand what you are going through. Whether you are walking through a difficult season, struggling as a single parent, or dealing with wounded emotions, My Journey Home Study Guide will help you conquer every challenge on the way to a better tomorrow.

Hatchet Study Guide

Hatchet  Study Guide Author BookCaps Study Guides Staff
ISBN-10 9781621071631
Release 2012
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The perfect companion to Gary Paulsen’s "Hatchet," this study guide contains a chapter by chapter analysis of the book, a summary of the plot, and a guide to major characters and themes. BookCapTM Study Guides do not contain text from the actual book, and are not meant to be purchased as alternatives to reading the book. We all need refreshers every now and then. Whether you are a student trying to cram for that big final, or someone just trying to understand a book more, BookCaps can help. We are a small, but growing company, and are adding titles every month.

50 Ways to Improve Student Behavior

50 Ways to Improve Student Behavior Author Annette Breaux
ISBN-10 9781317927747
Release 2014-05-22
Pages 96
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Written to accompany 50 Ways to Improve Student Behavior: Simple Solutions to Complex Challenges by Annette Breaux and Todd Whitaker, this Study Guide was written for the participants of seminars, book study groups, and other professional development events. This Study Guide serves as a roadmap to help you organize and work with your faculty study group. It provides assistance to staff developers, principals, team leaders, college professors, and other educational leaders who are working with teachers as they develop their professional skills.

The difficult parent

The difficult parent Author Charles M. Jaksec
ISBN-10 UVA:X004774832
Release 2005
Pages 148
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Specific strategies for working successfully with challenging parents The Difficult Parent digs deeply into the problem of parental aggression, specifying strategies for a broad audience of educators, and is organized into three modules: an introductory examination of parental aggression and confrontation, an in-depth explanation of the RAID approach, a built-in facilitator's guide, and step-by-step instructions for facilitating the RAID approach in any academic setting. Comprehensive in scope, the RAID approach targets four steps to working successfully with difficult parents: digs deeply into the problem of parental aggression, specifying strategies for a broad audience of educators, and is organized into three modules: an introductory examination of parental aggression and confrontation, an in-depth explanation of the RAID approach, a built-in facilitator's guide, and step-by-step instructions for facilitating the RAID approach in any academic setting. Comprehensive in scope, the RAID approach targets four steps to working successfully with difficult parents: Recognize the potential for a volatile encounter Assess your ability to deal effectively with the situation ecognize the potential for a volatile encounterssess your ability to deal effectively with the situation Identify your advantages Defuse the parent's aggression during the initial approach and greeting

Leading School Change

Leading School Change Author Todd Whitaker
ISBN-10 9781317930747
Release 2013-08-06
Pages 144
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Make positive and immediate changes in your school with the support of your entire staff. New from acclaimed speaker and bestselling author Todd Whitaker (What Great Teachers Do Differently, Dealing with Difficult Parents), Leading School Change provides principals, assistant principals, district superintendents, and other educators with concrete steps for getting colleagues to champion and work toward the changes you want to make. Drawing from years of experience working with leaders at the school and district levels, Whitaker shares nine specific strategies for overcoming resistance, building cooperation, and recruiting hands-on help. An essential tool for leaders, this book delivers a complete action plan for those who want to implement results-oriented school change. Companion Study Guide Available