13 Things Mentally Strong Parents Don't Do

Raising Self-Assured Children and Training Their Brains for a Life of Happiness, Meaning, and Success

Author: Amy Morin

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 0062565745

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 352

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The author of the international bestseller 13 Things Mentally Strong People Don’t Do turns her focus to parents, teaching them how to raise mentally strong and resilient children. Do today’s children lack the flexibility and mental strength they need to cope with life’s challenges in an increasingly complicated and scary world? With safe spaces and trigger warnings designed to "protect" kids, many adults worry that children don’t have the resilience to reach their greatest potential. Amy Morin, the author who identified the characteristics that mentally strong people share, now gives adults—parents, teachers, and other mentors—the tools they need to become mental strength trainers. While other books tell parents what to do, Amy teaches parents what "not to do," which she says is equally important in raising mentally strong youngsters. As a foster parent, psychotherapist, and expert in family and teen therapy, Amy has witnessed first-hand what works. When children have the skills they need to deal with challenges in their everyday lives, they can flourish socially, emotionally, behaviorally, and academically. With appropriate support, encouragement, and guidance from adults, kids grow stronger and become better. Drawing on her experiences and insight, 13 Things Mentally Strong Parents Don’t Do combines case studies, practical tips, specific strategies, and concrete and proven exercises to help children of all ages—from preschoolers to teenagers—build mental muscle and develop into healthy, strong adults.

Ready for Preschool

Prepare Your Child for Happiness and Success at School

Author: Nancy B. Hertzog

Publisher: PRUFROCK PRESS INC.

ISBN: 1593633114

Category: Education

Page: 198

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Today's parents are concerned about their child's education and school success more than ever before, and Ready for Preschool gives these parents the support and strategies they need to ensure their child gets the right head start on academic achievement. With high demands being placed on kindergarten children to learn skills such as reading, writing, problem solving, and test taking, the academic expectations of preschool children naturally are increasing as well. This must-read for parents of young children will help them implement activities to stimulate learning in preparation for entering preschool. Other topics of interest include the difficult decision of selecting the best school match for your child, preparing for the transition between day care and school and preschool and kindergarten, and working with the school system. The author, a nationally recognized early childhood researcher and preschool director, also provides tips for preparing children emotionally and socially for school pressures and demands.

Middle School Makeover

Improving the Way You and Your Child Experience the Middle School Years

Author: Michelle Icard

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351861328

Category: Psychology

Page: 201

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Middle School Makeover is a guide for parents and educators to help the tweens in their lives navigate the socially fraught hallways, gyms, and cafeterias of middle school. The book helps parents, teachers, and other adults in middle school settings to understand the social dilemmas and other issues that kids today face. Author Michelle Icard covers a large range of topics, beginning with helping us understand what is happening in the brains of tweens and how these neurological development affects decision-making and questions around identity. She also addresses social media, dating, and peer exclusion. Using both recent research and her personal, extensive experience working with middle-school-aged kids and their parents, Icard offers readers concrete and practical advice for guiding children through this chaotic developmental stage while also building their confidence.

Ready for Take-off

Preparing Your Teen with ADHD Or LD for College

Author: Theresa L. Maitland,Patricia O. Quinn

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781433808913

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 208

View: 1907

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In todays world, getting accepted to college is only half of the battle. Staying in there is another matter altogether. And for students ADHD or learning disabilities, staying, thriving, and graduating from college can be very challenging even for the most academically prepared students. Ready for Take-Off lays out a plan to keep students with ADHD or LD in college by first teaching parents to prepare their teen for take-off and their first solo flight away from the home. This essential resource encourages parents to adopt a unique coaching-style approach in their parenting and urges parents to stop micromanaging their teens day-to-day life. Using college readiness surveys and handy worksheets, parents can objectively determine if they areplaying a productive or nonproductive role in their teenagers life and learn ways to promote self-determination, daily living and academic skills by using the time in high school to help their teen be ready for take-off in their teen while their teen is still in high school.

Preparing Your Children for Goodbye

A Guidebook for Dying Parents

Author: Lori A. Hedderman

Publisher: Lori Hedderman

ISBN: 1460933486

Category: Self-Help

Page: 120

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Preparing Your Children For Goodbye is a supportive guidebook for parents who are terminally ill. This book is divided into three parts: End-of-life issues to consider How children cope with death A Life Review workbook The book will help you plan for your own end-of-life care, prepare your children for your death, and record memories of your life. The book includes a Bibliography and a list of "Places to Turn To for Help." Your most important role as a parent is raising your child. All along, you are attempting to impart into them your values, as well as teach them the skills that they will need to be successful as they grow into adulthood. No parent expects to leave a child to journey through life without his or her direct guidance. As that day approaches, and you begin to accept that you will not have the time that you thought you would, the pressure mounts to prepare your child for the future. The process of looking back over your life and thinking about what has mattered most to you is a natural part of facing death. There is a formal discipline called "Life Review" in which people are encouraged to discuss and write down aspects of their past. This Life Review workbook is specifically designed for use by parents of children and teenagers. It includes questions to help you consider issues relating to your children, as well as more general questions that will trigger memories about other parts of your life. This Life Review process can be used by anyone who is interested in thinking about their own past, even if they do not have children. You can use the workbook on your own or with someone else. It's a nice activity for two people to do together using a conversational approach. An adult child could use the conversational method with an elderly parent. It can be an enjoyable way to reminisce about the past and capture memories. This type of conversational approach can be helpful as a tool to use with older people who are having memory problems. The workbook can be used in hospice settings by hospice volunteers to use with patients who want to reflect on their lives. If someone is too sick to take on a major writing project, the volunteer can ask questions from the workbook to help the person recall anything that they want to have remembered. A volunteer could also work with family members to explain life review ideas and introduce the workbook as something they can use on their own. Any parent who wants to record family history can also use this book. Perhaps you have a high-risk profession in an area such as law enforcement, firefighting, or serve in the military and are concerned about the future. Who hasn't thought, "What if?"

Life After High School

A Guide for Students with Disabilities and Their Families

Author: Susan Yellin,Christina Cacioppo Bertsch

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 9780857003027

Category: Education

Page: 272

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*Bronze Medal Winner in the Education / Academic / Teaching Category of the 2011 IPPY Awards* * Bronze Medal Winner in the 2010 BOTYA Awards Education Category * Graduating high school and moving on to further education or the workplace brings with it a whole new set of challenges, and this is especially true for students with disabilities. This useful book provides a complete overview of the issues such students and their families will need to consider, and outlines the key skills they will need in order to succeed once they get there. The authors describe the legal landscape as it applies to students with disabilities in the USA, and how to obtain the proper disability documentation to ensure that the student receives the right support and accommodations in college. Focussing specifically on the issues that affect students with disabilities, they offer advice on everything from dealing with college entrance exams and the college application process, to selecting the right college, visiting the campus, and achieving medical and financial independence away from home. A list of further resources guides students and their families towards additional sources of information and support, and stories of students with disabilities who have made the transition from high school to further education or the workplace are included throughout. This accessible and thoroughly readable book offers help and support to students with disabilities of all kinds, and their families, both before and during the transition to life after high school.

Helping Your Child with Homework

For Parents of Elementary and Junior High School-aged Children

Author: Nancy Paulu

Publisher: DIANE Publishing

ISBN: 9780788178580

Category: Education

Page: 40

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Families play a vital role in educating America's children. What families do is more important to student success than whether they are rich or poor, whether parents have finished high school or not, or whether children are in elementary, junior high, or high school. This book contributes to the drive to increase family involvement in children's learning. Chapters: why do teachers assign homework? does homework help children learn? what's the right amount of homework? how to help: show you think education and homework are important; monitor assignments, provide guidance, and talk with someone at school to resolve problems.

How To Reach and Teach Children and Teens with Dyslexia

A Parent and Teacher Guide to Helping Students of All Ages Academically, Socially, and Emotionally

Author: Cynthia M. Stowe, M.Ed.

Publisher: Jossey-Bass

ISBN: 9780130320186

Category: Education

Page: 368

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This comprehensive, practical resource gives educators at all levels essential information, techniques, and tools for understanding dyslexia and adapting teaching methods in all subject areas to meet the learning style, social, and emotional needs of students who have dyslexia. Special features include over 50 full-page activity sheets that can be photocopied for immediate use and interviews with students and adults who have had personal experience with dyslexia. Organized into twenty sections, information covers everything from ten principles of instruction to teaching reading, handwriting, spelling, writing, math, everyday skills, and even covers the adult with dyslexia.

School Success for Kids with Emotional and Behavioral Disorders

Author: Michelle R. Davis,Vincent P. Culotta,Eric A. Levine

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781593634315

Category: Education

Page: 297

View: 2005

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This guide gives parents and teachers of students with conduct disorder, oppositional defiant disorder, mood disorders, or other emotional and behavioral disorders the strategies they need to help these kids overcome their struggles and find success in school.

The Military Family's Parent Guide for Supporting Your Child in School

Author: Ron Avi Astor,Linda Jacobson,Rami Benbenishty

Publisher: Teachers College Press

ISBN: 0807772097

Category: Education

Page: 88

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While it is true that children from military families live unique and interesting lives, it is also true that they face many challenges and special circumstances that civilian children and families dont experience. These can include gaps in school attendance and learning due to frequent moves, being separated from a parent who has been deployed, and a sense of isolation in the midst of a civilian community. This unique guide provides parents with the information they need to choose a welcoming school or daycare program and suggests steps they can take to advocate for their children. It also highlights the types of questions parents should ask about how their children are faring socially, emotionally, and academically, such as: What can I do to help my child make a smooth transition to a new school? How can I support my child academically? What resources or staff does my school have to meet the needs of military children?

Succeeding at Secondary School

Author: Martin Adams

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9789781908897

Category:

Page: 74

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Succeeding at Secondary School is the essential guide for any student who is preparing to move to, or who has recently arrived at, secondary school. It's packed full of tips and advice from the authors and some of their past students. The book contains tips on preparing for the first day, making friends, doing homework, diet, revision, exam tips, and enjoying life outside of the classroom. With its dedicated section on study skills (how to use mind maps, and to diagnose what type of learner you really are) and negotiation skills, it can help make sure you have as much fun as success at secondary school. Succeeding at Secondary School also has a dedicated 'Parental Section' with tips on developing your child's emotional- as well as academic- intelligence, bringing 'stillness' into their lives, ensuring you have chosen the right school for them, and managing finances and discipline as they move to a new school. Written by a mother and son, Succeeding at Secondary School draws upon many years of experience from its authors, in their own roles as teacher, parent, student and child. Martin Adams went to secondary school in Essex and is a graduate of Harvard Law School and universities in England and Australia. Maria Adams has taught in secondary schools throughout the country. She has a Master's degree in Education with a specialism concerning children with learning difficulties, and a graduate diploma in Counseling. Together, they have taught children from ages 7 to 15, and run numerous innovative courses on study skills, child psychology and preparing children for their move to secondary school.

How to Raise an Adult

Break Free of the Overparenting Trap and Prepare Your Kid for Success

Author: Julie Lythcott-Haims

Publisher: Henry Holt and Company

ISBN: 1627791787

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 368

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New York Times Bestseller "Julie Lythcott-Haims is a national treasure. . . . A must-read for every parent who senses that there is a healthier and saner way to raise our children." -Madeline Levine, author of the New York Times bestsellers The Price of Privilege and Teach Your Children Well "For parents who want to foster hearty self-reliance instead of hollow self-esteem, How to Raise an Adult is the right book at the right time." -Daniel H. Pink, author of the New York Times bestsellers Drive and A Whole New Mind A provocative manifesto that exposes the harms of helicopter parenting and sets forth an alternate philosophy for raising preteens and teens to self-sufficient young adulthood In How to Raise an Adult, Julie Lythcott-Haims draws on research, on conversations with admissions officers, educators, and employers, and on her own insights as a mother and as a student dean to highlight the ways in which overparenting harms children, their stressed-out parents, and society at large. While empathizing with the parental hopes and, especially, fears that lead to overhelping, Lythcott-Haims offers practical alternative strategies that underline the importance of allowing children to make their own mistakes and develop the resilience, resourcefulness, and inner determination necessary for success. Relevant to parents of toddlers as well as of twentysomethings-and of special value to parents of teens-this book is a rallying cry for those who wish to ensure that the next generation can take charge of their own lives with competence and confidence.

Visual Support for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders

Materials for Visual Learners

Author: Vera Bernard-Opitz,Anne Häussler

Publisher: AAPC Publishing

ISBN: 9781934575826

Category: Education

Page: 228

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Combining their years of experience working with individuals on the autism spectrum, both here and around the world, authors Vera Bernard-Opitz and Anne Häußler bring teachers and other professionals practical ideas and teaching methods for offering visual supports to students with autism spectrum disorders and other visual learners. With hundreds of colorful illustrations and step-by-step directions, this book lays the foundation for how to structure teaching environments, as well as offers countless examples of activities for students, ranging from basic skills, to reading and math, to social behavior.

The Biggest Job We'll Ever Have

The Hyde School Program for Character-based Education and Parenting

Author: Laura Gauld,Malcolm Gauld

Publisher: Scribner Book Company

ISBN: N.A

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 299

View: 1962

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The president and director of family education at the Hyde School, which emphasizes attitude over aptitude, effort over achievement, and character over talent, demonstrate how parents can enhance their children's education by improving family dynamics.

The Gift of Failure

How the Best Parents Learn to Let Go So Their Children Can Succeed

Author: Jessica Lahey

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062299247

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 304

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER In the tradition of Paul Tough’s How Children Succeed and Wendy Mogel’s The Blessing of a Skinned Knee, this groundbreaking manifesto focuses on the critical school years when parents must learn to allow their children to experience the disappointment and frustration that occur from life’s inevitable problems so that they can grow up to be successful, resilient, and self-reliant adults. Modern parenting is defined by an unprecedented level of overprotectiveness: parents who rush to school at the whim of a phone call to deliver forgotten assignments, who challenge teachers on report card disappointments, mastermind children’s friendships, and interfere on the playing field. As teacher and writer Jessica Lahey explains, even though these parents see themselves as being highly responsive to their children’s well being, they aren’t giving them the chance to experience failure—or the opportunity to learn to solve their own problems. Overparenting has the potential to ruin a child’s confidence and undermine their education, Lahey reminds us. Teachers don’t just teach reading, writing, and arithmetic. They teach responsibility, organization, manners, restraint, and foresight—important life skills children carry with them long after they leave the classroom. Providing a path toward solutions, Lahey lays out a blueprint with targeted advice for handling homework, report cards, social dynamics, and sports. Most importantly, she sets forth a plan to help parents learn to step back and embrace their children’s failures. Hard-hitting yet warm and wise, The Gift of Failure is essential reading for parents, educators, and psychologists nationwide who want to help children succeed.

Doing School

How We Are Creating a Generation of Stressed Out, Materialistic, and Miseducated Students

Author: Denise Clark Pope

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300130589

Category: Education

Page: 212

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This book offers a revealing--and troubling--view of today's high school students and the ways they pursue high grades and success. Veteran teacher Denise Pope follows five highly regarded students through a school year and discovers that these young people believe getting ahead requires manipulating the system, scheming, lying, and cheating.

School, Family, and Community Partnerships

Your Handbook for Action

Author: Joyce L. Epstein,Mavis G. Sanders,Steven B. Sheldon,Beth S. Simon,Karen Clark Salinas,Natalie Rodriguez Jansorn,Frances L. Van Voorhis,Cecelia S. Martin,Brenda G. Thomas,Marsha D. Greenfeld,Darcy J. Hutchins,Kenyatta J. Williams

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 1506391354

Category: Education

Page: 384

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Strengthen family and community engagement to promote equity and increase student success! When schools, families, and communities collaborate and share responsibility for students' education, more students succeed in school. Based on 30 years of research and fieldwork, this fourth edition of a bestseller provides tools and guidelines to use to develop more effective and equitable programs of family and community engagement. Written by a team of well-known experts, this foundational text demonstrates a proven approach to implement and sustain inclusive, goal-oriented programs. Readers will find: Many examples and vignettes Rubrics and checklists for implementation of plans CD-ROM complete with slides and notes for workshop presentations

A Game Plan for Parents

Preparing Your Child for the Teenage Scene

Author: Colleen Conroyd Strening

Publisher: Writer's Showcase Press

ISBN: 9780595167708

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 200

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This book is an indispensable guide for parents of preadolescents and adolescents. Here you will find valuable information about teenagers and the common customs and practices at the teenage scene. Between the covers of this book are practical methods for parents to use to help their children deal with the pressures of their peers. For many years, parents have been aware that the teenage scene poses some risks. Some parents decide to wait and see if a problem develops and then address it. Other parents fall prey to the many myths that help sustain not only ineffective parenting but also the teenage scene itself: “All kids experiment. Everyone is doing it.” “There is too much peer pressure to resist.” “We did it. They will. Everything will work itself out.” Thirty years of research has proved not only that these myths offer false hopes for parents but also preparing in advance is a key element for success. With the valuable and carefully researched information this book provides, groups of parents will find this book to be a wonderful networking tool. Together, parents can discuss these successful strategies and implement the game plan presented here.

Child Friendly Schools Manual

Author: N.A

Publisher: UNICEF

ISBN: 9280643762

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 204

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This Child-Friendly Schools (CFS) Manual was developed during three-and-a-half years of continuous work, involving the United Nations Children's Fund education staff and specialists from partner agencies working on quality education. It benefits from fieldwork in 155 countries and territories, evaluations carried out by the Regional Offices and desk reviews conducted by headquarters in New York. The manual is a part of a total resource package that includes an e-learning package for capacity-building in the use of CFS models and a collection of field case studies to illustrate the state of the art in child-friendly schools in a variety of settings.