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Unlocking Parental Intelligence

Unlocking Parental Intelligence Author Laurie Hollman
ISBN-10 1942934041
Release 2015
Pages 254
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In Unlocking Parental Intelligence, long-experienced psychoanalyst, Laurie Hollman, PhD, challenges parents to become meaning-makers. Believing parents' potential to understand their child's misbehaviors is vastly underestimated, Hollman tackles the idea that when parents reach into their own knowledge of their children, they discover misbehaviors are not only meaningful, but a catalyst to change. Dr. Hollman relates her five-step road map to Parental Intelligence through lively, compassionate story-telling. This accessible read is a serious, rewarding book that enlightens, uplifts, and relieves while cultivating critical thinking on the part of parents and children as they wrestle with the common, sometimes desperate vexations of family life.



Strengths Based Parenting

Strengths Based Parenting Author Mary Reckmeyer
ISBN-10 9781595621009
Release 2016-02-02
Pages 352
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How can you discover your children's unique talents? And how can you use your own talents and strengths to be the most effective and supportive parent possible? Strengths Based Parenting addresses these and other questions on parents' minds. But unlike many parenting books, Strengths Based Parenting focuses on identifying and understanding what your children are naturally good at and where they thrive -- not on their weaknesses. The book also helps you uncover your own innate talents and effectively apply them to your individual parenting style. You'll find stories, examples and practical advice as well as a strengths assessment access code for parents and one for kids, so you can take the first step to discovering your innate talents and those of your children. Grounded in decades of Gallup research on strengths psychology -- as highlighted in Gallup's StrengthsFinder 2.0, which has sold nearly 5 million copies to date -- Strengths Based Parenting shows you how to uncover your kids' top talents and your own.



Raising Stress Proof Kids

Raising Stress Proof Kids Author Shelley Davidow
ISBN-10 9781775591351
Release 2014-01-10
Pages 240
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A must-read for every parent who wants to raise smart, emotionally stable, responsible, stress-proof kids! Stress is rising alarmingly in our children, both at school and at home. Across the world, hearts are racing, faces are pale — and most of the time we’re unaware that many of our children are chronically stressed. Drawing on cutting-edge research from the Institute of HeartMath, California, as well as Shelley Davidow’s extensive experience in working with children and teens, Raising Stress-Proof Kids explores the powerful and potentially long-term effects of stress on our children. Most importantly, it offers simple but effective steps that parents can take to minimise the impact of stress at home and at school. These include tools from the author’s ‘Restorative Parenting Toolbox’, empowering parents with the necessary skills to: • resolve behaviour issues • deal with temper tantrums • resolve sibling rivalries • handle bullying • cope with teenagers testing their independence • navigate the challenges posed by the virtual world, and • provide firm, effective guidance when problems arise. ‘A compelling, practical and informative guide for every parent …’ — Rollin McCraty PhD, Institute of HeartMath



Fail Brilliantly

Fail Brilliantly Author Shelley Davidow
ISBN-10 1945547251
Release 2017-09-01
Pages 192
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Fail Brilliantly offers readers the tools needed to replace the conception of failure with new words and concepts that will transform your life.



Raising a Thinking Child

Raising a Thinking Child Author Myrna Shure
ISBN-10 9780671534639
Release 1996-03-01
Pages 224
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Stressing the importance of developing thinking skills in growing children, a parent's guide introduces the I Can Problem Solve program and explains the difference between teaching children what to think and how to think. Reprint.



You Are Your Child s First Teacher

You Are Your Child s First Teacher Author Rahima Baldwin Dancy
ISBN-10 9781607743026
Release 2012
Pages 322
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Explains how young children think and develop, describes ways parents can help their children learn about the world, and covers creativity, imagination, artistic ability, and music.



The Strength Switch

The Strength Switch Author Lea Waters
ISBN-10 9781101983669
Release 2017-07-11
Pages 352
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Unlock your children’s potential by helping them build their strengths. This game-changing book shows us the extraordinary results of focusing on our children’s strengths rather than always trying to correct their weaknesses. Most parents struggle with this shift because they suffer from a negativity bias, thanks to evolutionary development, giving them “strengths-blindness.” By showing us how to throw the “strengths switch,” Lea Waters demonstrates how we can not only help our children build resilience, optimism, and achievement but we can also help inoculate them against today’s pandemic of depression and anxiety. As a strengths-based scientist for more than twenty years, ten of them spent focusing on strengths-based parenting, Waters has seen how this approach enhances self-esteem and energy in both children and teenagers. Yet more on the plus side: parents find it a particularly exciting and rewarding way to raise children. With many suggestions for specific ways to interact with your kids, Waters demonstrates how to discover strengths and talents in our children, how to use positive emotions as a resource, how to build strong brains, and even how to deal with problem behaviors and talk about difficult situations and emotions. As revolutionary yet simple as Mindset and Grit, The Strength Switch will show parents how a small shift can yield enormous results. From the Hardcover edition.



Scientific Parenting

Scientific Parenting Author Nicole Letourneau
ISBN-10 9781459710108
Release 2013-08-24
Pages 280
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The latest research on child development may hold the key to the parenting of the future. Combining the expertise of its author – a celebrated expert in parent-infant mental health and mother of two – with the latest findings in gene-by-environment interactions, epigenetics, behavioural science, and attachment theory, Scientific Parenting describes how children’s genes determine their sensitivity to good or bad parenting, how environmental cues can switch critical genes on or off, and how addictive tendencies and mental health problems can become hardwired into the human brain. The book traces conditions as diverse as heart disease, obesity, and depression to their origins in early childhood. It brings readers to the frontier of developmental research, unlocking the fascinating scientific discoveries currently hidden away in academic tomes and scholarly journals. Above all, Scientific Parenting explains why parenting really matters and how parents’ smallest actions can transform their children’s lives.



From Neurons to Neighborhoods

From Neurons to Neighborhoods Author Committee on Integrating the Science of Early Childhood Development
ISBN-10 9780309069885
Release 2000-11-13
Pages 612
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How we raise young children is one of today's most highly personalized and sharply politicized issues, in part because each of us can claim some level of "expertise." The debate has intensified as discoveries about our development-in the womb and in the first months and years-have reached the popular media. How can we use our burgeoning knowledge to assure the well-being of all young children, for their own sake as well as for the sake of our nation? Drawing from new findings, this book presents important conclusions about nature-versus-nurture, the impact of being born into a working family, the effect of politics on programs for children, the costs and benefits of intervention, and other issues. The committee issues a series of challenges to decision makers regarding the quality of child care, issues of racial and ethnic diversity, the integration of children's cognitive and emotional development, and more. Authoritative yet accessible, From Neurons to Neighborhoods presents the evidence about "brain wiring" and how kids learn to speak, think, and regulate their behavior. It examines the effect of the climate-family, child care, community-within which the child grows.



Authentic Parenting Power

Authentic Parenting Power Author Sandi Schwartz
ISBN-10 1492168246
Release 2013-08-14
Pages 252
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It takes more than love to be an authentically powerful parent. This book begins with the paradox that parents are less powerful than they want to be and more powerful than they realize. Knowing how you are totally powerless actually opens the pathway to discovering where your greatest influence lies. Once you understand and accept the Cosmic Design of your children's hard wiring you are free to give up the struggle of trying to change them. This book will help you unclench your resistance in needing others to behave in certain ways in order to feel fulfilled or happy. What is Meant By Your Child's Cosmic Design? * Temperament * Emotional Hard Wiring * Brain Circuitry and Learning Style * The Intention of Their Soul * Energetic Interplay with Universal Forces Just as you wonder if you have any control at all, this book invites you to unlock the amazing extent of your true power. You will discover your ability to affect abundant, authentic relationships as a new code of communication is clarified for you. What Does this New Code of Communication Look Like? * Shifting Belief Systems that Keep You Stuck and Worried * Changing Your Inner Dialogue for Amazing Positive Results * Trading Ego Thinking, Nagging and Lecturing into Wise Council and Authentic Appreciation * Turning Self-Defeating Patterns into Healthy, Positive Discipline * Integrating Feelings, Energy and Spirit into Daily Challenges You cannot control the school system, the government, your extended family or ultimately, your child's important life choices. You can learn when and how to step in without creating power struggles or emotional upheavals. Your starting point is in the moment that you decide to nurture an environment of unconditional love, trust, compassion and open communication. No one does it perfectly but if we are to get positive results, we must parent with deliberate intention. All your power is in the NOW. When you order your copy of Authentic Parenting Power you step into a place of empowerment because you make the conscious choice to learn, to grow and to actually be the parent you have dreamed of being.



When Our Grown Kids Disappoint Us

When Our Grown Kids Disappoint Us Author Jane Adams
ISBN-10 1439106827
Release 2008-06-20
Pages 224
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How do today's parents cope when the dreams we had for our children clash with reality? What can we do for our twenty- and even thirty-somethings who can't seem to grow up? How can we help our depressed, dependent, or addicted adult children, the ones who can't get their lives started, who are just marking time or even doing it? What's the right strategy when our smart, capable "adultolescents" won't leave home or come boomeranging back? Who can we turn to when the kids aren't all right and we, their parents, are frightened, frustrated, resentful, embarrassed, and especially, disappointed? In this groundbreaking book, a social psychologist who's been chronicling the lives of American families for over two decades confronts our deepest concerns, including our silence and self-imposed sense of isolation, when our grown kids have failed to thrive. She listens to a generation that "did everything right" and expected its children to grow into happy, healthy, successful adults. But they haven't, at least, not yet -- and meanwhile, we're letting their problems threaten our health, marriages, security, freedom, careers or retirement, and other family relationships. With warmth, empathy, and perspective, Dr. Adams offers a positive, life-affirming message to parents who are still trying to "fix" their adult children -- Stop! She shows us how to separate from their problems without separating from them, and how to be a positive force in their lives while getting on with our own. As we navigate this critical passage in our second adulthood and their first, the bestselling author of I'm Still Your Mother reminds us that the pleasures and possibilities of postparenthood should not depend on how our kids turn out, but on how we do!



Personal Intelligence

Personal Intelligence Author John D. Mayer
ISBN-10 9780374708993
Release 2014-02-18
Pages 288
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John D. Mayer, the renowned psychologist who co-developed the groundbreaking theory of emotional intelligence, now draws on decades of cognitive psychology research to introduce another paradigm-shifting idea: that in order to become our best selves, we use an even broader intelligence—which he calls personal intelligence—to understand our own personality and the personalities of the people around us. In Personal Intelligence, Mayer explains that we are naturally curious about the motivations and inner worlds of the people we interact with every day. Some of us are talented at perceiving what makes our friends, family, and coworkers tick. Some of us are less so. Mayer reveals why, and shows how the most gifted "readers" among us have developed "high personal intelligence." Mayer's theory of personal intelligence brings together a diverse set of findings—previously regarded as unrelated—that show how much variety there is in our ability to read other people's faces; to accurately weigh the choices we are presented with in relationships, work, and family life; and to judge whether our personal life goals conflict or go together well. He persuasively argues that our capacity to problem-solve in these varied areas forms a unitary skill. Illustrating his points with examples drawn from the lives of successful college athletes, police detectives, and musicians, Mayer shows how people who are high in personal intelligence (open to their inner experiences, inquisitive about people, and willing to change themselves) are able to anticipate their own desires and actions, predict the behavior of others, and—using such knowledge—motivate themselves over the long term and make better life decisions. And in outlining the many ways we can benefit from nurturing these skills, Mayer puts forward an essential message about selfhood, sociability, and contentment. Personal Intelligence is an indispensable book for anyone who wants to better comprehend how we make sense of our world.



Bloom

Bloom Author Lynne Kenney
ISBN-10 9781936268832
Release 2015-04-15
Pages 353
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Written for real parents with anxious, angry and over-the-top kids, Bloom is a brain-based approach to parenting all children. Stop second-guessing the way you handle misbehaviors, and learn why they occur in the first place. Come to understand the developmental origins of behaviors and take a fresh look at how you can address them with skill-building techniques that produce real and lasting change. Taking its lead from neuroscience and best practices in early childhood mental health, Bloom offers parents, teachers and care providers the words, thoughts and actions to raise calm, confident children, while reducing the need for consequences and punishment. The first book of its kind, Bloom provides pages full of printable mantras you can carry with you, hang on your fridge or use in your classroom to raise emotionally competent kids. Bloom allows you to take a collaborative stance with your children, improving their cognitive, emotional and social skills. Bloom offers a new approach to human relationships that will change the way you perceive, think and feel about parenting, love, work and life. Bloom changes everything. If it works wonders with anxious, angry and over-the-top kids, imagine what it can do for your child. Filled with mantras you can cut right out of the book or download from the author's websites and use anywhere, it offers more than just a one-time read! And it's filled with resources to other great books and websites that are helpful to any parents!



Adopting Hope

Adopting Hope Author Lorri Benson
ISBN-10 164170036X
Release 2018-07-31
Pages 224
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All My Children actress Jill Larson moved mountains as a single mother to adopt her daughter from China. George Fadok, a former Navy commander, grappled with "changing the rules" eighteen years after placing his daughter in a closed adoption. Angela Paxton, wife of the Texas attorney general and an adoptee, never thought she would ever meet her birthmom, but when she did, it changed her life. Embarking on an adoption journey can be daunting, but now you are not alone! This collection of true, beautiful accounts, including Larson's, Fadok's, and Paxton's, takes an honest look at the process, the struggles, and the undeniable joy that comes with adoption. With insights from all three adoption triad viewpoints, Adopting Hope shares a wealth of lessons learned and tips for every person contemplating an adoption journey. How to have the courage to adopt How to decide on an open vs. a closed adoption How to handle a foreign adoption How to survive the agonizing wait to become parents How to tell your adopted child "the story" How to make your adopted child feel loved How to negotiate a relationship with your child's birth parents How to help your child work through feelings of loneliness or rejection How to dispel negative attitudes you will encounter about adoption And so much more, including suggestions from birthparents and adoptees! From Lorri Antosz Benson, author of To Have and Not to Hold, this heartfelt compilation is ultimately a message of hope, love, and destiny as each family discovers the truth that a child doesn't need to be blood to be truly yours.



Becoming the Parent You Want to Be

Becoming the Parent You Want to Be Author Laura Davis
ISBN-10 9780307816771
Release 2012-08-01
Pages 448
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Informative, inspiring, and enlightening, Becoming the Parent You Want to Be provides parents with the building blocks they need to discover their own parenting philosophy and develop effective parenting strategies. Through in-depth information, practical suggestions, and many lively first-person stories, the authors address the many dilemmas and joys that the parent of young children encounter and demonstrate a range of solutions to the major issues that arise in the raising of babies, toddlers and preschoolers. Full of warmth, clarity, humor, and respect, Becoming the Parent You Want to Be gives parents permission to be human: to question, to learn, to make mistakes, to struggle and to grow, and, most of all, to have fun with their children.



NurtureShock

NurtureShock Author Po Bronson
ISBN-10 0446563323
Release 2009-09-03
Pages 352
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In a world of modern, involved, caring parents, why are so many kids aggressive and cruel? Where is intelligence hidden in the brain, and why does that matter? Why do cross-racial friendships decrease in schools that are more integrated? If 98% of kids think lying is morally wrong, then why do 98% of kids lie? What's the single most important thing that helps infants learn language? NurtureShock is a groundbreaking collaboration between award-winning science journalists Po Bronson and Ashley Merryman. They argue that when it comes to children, we've mistaken good intentions for good ideas. With impeccable storytelling and razor-sharp analysis, they demonstrate that many of modern society's strategies for nurturing children are in fact backfiring--because key twists in the science have been overlooked. Nothing like a parenting manual, the authors' work is an insightful exploration of themes and issues that transcend children's (and adults') lives.



The Dyslexic Advantage

The Dyslexic Advantage Author Brock Eide
ISBN-10 9780452297920
Release 2012-07
Pages 283
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The neurolearning-expert creators of the award-winning blog by the same name reveal the unique brain structure and organization of dyslexic individuals, identifying how the differences responsible for reading challenges also enable specific mechanical, artistic, narrative and dynamic talents. Reprint.