The Toddler Brain

Nurture the Skills Today that Will Shape Your Child's Tomorrow

Author: Laura A. Jana, M.D.

Publisher: Da Capo Lifelong Books

ISBN: 0738218766

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 320

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What if, despite the best of intentions, we are raising our children to succeed in a world that no longer exists? The Toddler Brain helps parents recognize the connection that exists between their own parenting behaviors and their child's ability to acquire valuable twenty-first-century skills. Dr. Laura A. Jana draws on studies and stories from pediatrics, neuroscience, social science, and childcare, as well as the world of business and innovation to show parents how to equip their children with seven key skills. Dr. Jana explores the importance of play and curiosity, imagination and empathy, and strategically strengthening children's neural connections in their first five years.

The Toddler Brain

Nurture the Skills Today that Will Shape Your Child¿s Tomorrow

Author: Laura A. Jana

Publisher: Da Capo Lifelong

ISBN: 9780738218755

Category: Education

Page: 320

View: 9772

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What if, despite the best of intentions, we are raising our children to succeed in a world that no longer exists?The Toddler Brain helps parents recognize the connection that exists between their own parenting behaviors and their child’s ability to acquire valuable twenty-first-century skills. Dr. Laura A. Jana draws on studies and stories from pediatrics, neuroscience, social science, and childcare, as well as the world of business and innovation to show parents how to equip their children with seven key skills. Dr. Jana explores the importance of play and curiosity, imagination and empathy, and strategically strengthening children’s neural connections in their first five years.

The Toddler Brain

Nurture the Skills Today that Will Shape Your Child's Tomorrow

Author: Laura D. A. Jana

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0738218766

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 320

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What if, despite the best of intentions, we are raising our children to succeed in a world that no longer exists? The Toddler Brain helps parents recognize the connection that exists between their own parenting behaviors and their child's ability to acquire valuable twenty-first-century skills. Dr. Laura A. Jana draws on studies and stories from pediatrics, neuroscience, social science, and childcare, as well as the world of business and innovation to show parents how to equip their children with seven key skills. Dr. Jana explores the importance of play and curiosity, imagination and empathy, and strategically strengthening children's neural connections in their first five years.

How Toddlers Thrive

What Parents Can Do Today for Children Ages 2-5 to Plant the Seeds of Lifelong Success

Author: Tovah P Klein

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 147673514X

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 320

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Klein argues that adult success is often established in the developmental preschool years. She shares advice for parents on how to promote such success-driving positive attributes as resilience, self-regulation, and empathy.

Last Child in the Woods

Saving Our Children From Nature-Deficit Disorder

Author: Richard Louv

Publisher: Algonquin Books

ISBN: 9781565125865

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 416

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“The children and nature movement is fueled by this fundamental idea: the child in nature is an endangered species, and the health of children and the health of the Earth are inseparable.” —Richard Louv, from the new edition In his landmark work Last Child in the Woods, Richard Louv brought together cutting-edge studies that pointed to direct exposure to nature as essential for a child’s healthy physical and emotional development. Now this new edition updates the growing body of evidence linking the lack of nature in children’s lives and the rise in obesity, attention disorders, and depression. Louv’s message has galvanized an international back-to-nature campaign to “Leave No Child Inside.” His book will change the way you think about our future and the future of our children. “[The] national movement to ‘leave no child inside’ . . . has been the focus of Capitol Hill hearings, state legislative action, grass-roots projects, a U.S. Forest Service initiative to get more children into the woods and a national effort to promote a ‘green hour’ in each day. . . . The increased activism has been partly inspired by a best-selling book, Last Child in the Woods, and its author, Richard Louv.” —The Washington Post “Last Child in the Woods, which describes a generation so plugged into electronic diversions that it has lost its connection to the natural world, is helping drive a movement quickly flourishing across the nation.” —The Nation’s Health “This book is an absolute must-read for parents.” —The Boston Globe Now includes A Field Guide with 100 Practical Actions We Can Take Discussion Points for Book Groups, Classrooms, and Communities Additional Notes by the Author New and Updated Research from the U.S. and Abroad

The Emotional Life of the Toddler

Author: Alicia F. Lieberman

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1476792046

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 352

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Now updated with new material throughout, Alicia F. Lieberman’s The Emotional Life of the Toddler is the seminal, detailed look into the varied and intense emotional life of children aged one to three. Hailed as “groundbreaking” by The Boston Globe after its initial publication, the new edition includes the latest research on this crucial stage of development. Anyone who has followed an active toddler around for a day knows that a child of this age is a whirlwind of explosive, contradictory, and ever-changing emotions. Alicia F. Lieberman offers an in-depth examination of toddlers’ emotional development, and illuminates how to optimize this crucial stage so that toddlers can develop into emotionally healthy children and adults. Drawing on her lifelong research, Dr. Lieberman addresses commonly asked questions and issues. Why, for example, is “no” often the favorite response of the toddler? How should parents deal with the anger they might feel when their toddler is being aggressively stubborn? Why does a crying toddler run to his mother for a hug only to push himself vigorously away as soon as she begins to embrace him? This updated edition also addresses twenty-first century concerns such as how to handle screen time on devices and parenting in a post-internet world. With the help of numerous examples and vivid cases, Lieberman answers these and other questions, providing, in the process, a rich, insightful profile of the roller coaster emotional world of the toddler.

The Spiritual Child

The New Science on Parenting for Health and Lifelong Thriving

Author: Dr. Lisa Miller

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 1250032911

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 400

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In The Spiritual Child, psychologist Lisa Miller presents the next big idea in psychology: the science and the power of spirituality. She explains the clear, scientific link between spirituality and health and shows that children who have a positive, active relationship to spirituality: * are 40% less likely to use and abuse substances * are 60% less likely to be depressed as teenagers * are 80% less likely to have dangerous or unprotected sex * have significantly more positive markers for thriving including an increased sense of meaning and purpose, and high levels of academic success. Combining cutting-edge research with broad anecdotal evidence from her work as a clinical psychologist to illustrate just how invaluable spirituality is to a child's mental and physical health, Miller translates these findings into practical advice for parents, giving them concrete ways to develop and encourage their children's—as well as their own—well-being. In this provocative, conversation-starting book, Dr. Miller presents us with a pioneering new way to think about parenting our modern youth.

Why Can't I Get My Kids to Behave?

Author: Joey Link,Carla Link

Publisher: WestBow Press

ISBN: 1449772838

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 147

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Do you want to know how you can get your kids to do their chores?Do you want to stop lecturing, reminding and nagging your kids?Are you wondering if it is worth it to discipline your kids when they won't stay in a chair for a time-out?Joey and Carla Link reach beyond typical parenting advice to give you honest understanding, encouragement and practical steps that work to get obedient children.They share: - Why parents can't get their kids to behave- What obedience is- What obedience is not- How to get your kids to obey- Help for single parent

Becoming Brilliant

What Science Tells Us about Raising Successful Children

Author: Roberta M. Golinkoff,Kathy Hirsh-Pasek

Publisher: American Psychological Association (APA)

ISBN: 9781433822391

Category: Child development

Page: 344

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Today's children will forge careers that look nothing like those their parents and grandparents knew. Even the definitions of "career" and "job" are changing as people create new businesses and services. Although these changes are well underway, our education system in the U.S. lags behind and still subscribes to the idea that content is king. This exclusive focus on content is reflected in what we test, how we teach, and even the toys we offer our children. Employers want to hire excellent communicators, critical thinkers, and innovators-in short, they want brilliant people. So what can we do, as parents, to help our children be brilliant and successful? Golinkoff and Hirsh-Pasek provide a science-based framework for how we should be teaching children in and outside of school. Using fun and engaging examples, the authors introduce the 6Cs-collaboration, communication, content, critical thinking, creative innovation, and confidence-along with tips to optimize children's development in each area. These skills will make up the straight-A report card for success in the 21st century. Book jacket.

Looking Out for Number Two

A Slightly Irreverent Guide to Poo, Gas, and Other Things That Come Out of Your Baby

Author: Bryan Vartabedian, M.D.

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 0062464388

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 368

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What to Expect When You're Expecting meets What's Your Poo Telling You? in this informative, entertaining, and practical guide to understanding your baby’s digestion. Let’s face it: babies don’t do much. So when we want to know how a baby is feeling, we look at how they are eating, sleeping, and pooping. But baby digestion is a complicated landscape, and most parents struggle to interpret everything from burps and grunts to diapers and spit-up. In fact, for parents of newborns, digestive issues are one of the leading causes of pediatrician visits. Enter Bryan Vartabedian, MD, one of America’s top pediatric gastroenterologists. In Looking Out for Number Two, Dr. Vartabedian draws on more than twenty years of experience as a doctor and father to present an insightful yet irreverent guide to newborn digestive health: what goes in, what comes out, and what it all means. In this accessible, easy-to-use manual, Dr. Vartabedian tackles everything from standard questions about burping positions and bowel movements to hot button issues like the role of the microbiome in the development of allergies and the debate over breast milk versus formula. Throughout, he soothes parents’ concerns and answers their most urgent question: "Is this normal?" Complete with illustrations, lively anecdotes, and a healthy dose of humor, Looking Out for Number Two is required reading for every new parent and is sure to become an instant classic.

Bubble Gum Brain

Author: Julia Cook

Publisher: National Center for Youth Issues

ISBN: 9781937870430

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

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Becoming is better than being. (Ages 4-8) Hi, Im Bubble Gum Brain. I like to chew on my thoughts, flex, bend and stretch my brain, and expand the way I think! I make great mistakes that help me learn. Im Brick Brain. With me, things are the way they areand theyre probably not going to change much. I am the way I amand thats just how it is. Meet Bubble Gum Brain and Brick Brain: two kids with two VERY different mindsets. Bubble Gum Brain likes to have fun adventures, learn new things, and doesnt worry about making great mistakes. Brick Brain is convinced that things are just fine the way they are and theres not much he can do to change them, so why try? When Bubble Gum Brain shows Brick Brain how to peel off his wrapper, Brick Brain begins to realize just how much more fun schooland life can be! This creative story teaches children (and adults) the valuable lesson that becoming is better than being, which can open the door to a whole new world of possibilities! Softcover, 32 pages.

Food Fights

Winning the Nutritional Challenges of Parenthood Armed with Insight, Humor, and a Bottle of Ketchup

Author: Laura A. Jana,Jennifer Shu

Publisher: Amer Academy of Pediatrics

ISBN: 9781581105858

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 346

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Bring "peas and harmony" to the family table with Food Fights, 2nd edition! Knowing what to feed children is one thing. Getting them to eat it is quite another! In Food Fights, 2nd edition, the authors tastefully blend the science of nutrition and pediatrics with the practical insights of parents who have been in your shoes?offering simple solutions for your daily nutritional challenges. Whether you've got an infant, toddler, or young child, Food Fights promises entertaining, reality-based advice on: ? How to pick your battles (and arm yourself accordingly) ? Whining and dining, throwing food, and other dietary distractions ? Heaping helpings, TV dinners, fast food, and other nutritional minefields ? Eating out, grocery shopping, and travel ? The 5-second rule ? Drinking and dozing, juice, soda pop, and other classic drinking problems ? Sick kids, vitamins, body weight, allergies, constipation, spitting up…and so much more! This revised second edition also includes new chapters on healthy breakfasts, what's lacking in snacking, and supermarket sanity, and serves up important guidance on making sense of package labels and choosing foods wisely. Add the cornucopia of resources such as recipes for success, a nutrient primer, and phone apps that help families stay on a tech-savvy track to good nutrition and this new and improved edition of Food Fights is guaranteed to leave you satisfied.

Rewiring Education

How Technology Can Unlock Every Student’s Potential

Author: John D. Couch,Jason Towne

Publisher: BenBella Books

ISBN: 194464878X

Category: Education

Page: 272

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What if we could unlock the potential in every child? As it turns out, we can. Apple’s iconic cofounder Steve Jobs had a powerful vision for education: employing technology to make an enormous impact on the lives of millions of students. To realize this vision, Jobs tapped John D. Couch, a trusted engineer and executive with a passion for education. Couch believed the real purpose of education was to help children discover their unique potential and empower them to reach beyond their perceived limitations. Today, technology is increasingly integrated into every aspect of our lives, rewiring our homes, our jobs, and even our brains. Most important, it presents an opportunity to rewire education to enrich and strengthen our schools, children, and society In Rewiring Education, Couch shares the professional lessons he's learned during his 50-plus years in education and technology. He takes us behind Apple's major research study, Apple Classrooms of Tomorrow (ACOT), and its follow-up (ACOT 2), highlighting the powerful effects of the Challenge-Based Learning framework. Going beyond Apple's walls, he also introduces us to some of the most extraordinary parents, educators, and entrepreneurs from around the world who have ignored the failed promises of memorization and, instead, utilize new science-backed methods and technologies that benefit all children, from those who struggle to honor students. Rewiring Education presents a bold vision for the future of education, looking at promising emerging technologies and how we—as parents, teachers, and voters—can ensure children are provided with opportunities and access to the relevant, creative, collaborative, and challenging learning environments they need to succeed.

How Children Learn

Author: John Holt

Publisher: Da Capo Press

ISBN: 0786746904

Category: Education

Page: 320

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This enduring classic of educational thought offers teachers and parents deep, original insight into the nature of early learning. John Holt was the first to make clear that, for small children, “learning is as natural as breathing.” In this delightful yet profound book, he looks at how we learn to talk, to read, to count, and to reason, and how we can nurture and encourage these natural abilities in our children.”

Heading Home with Your Newborn

From Birth to Reality

Author: Laura A. Jana,Jennifer Shu

Publisher: Amer Academy of Pediatrics

ISBN: 9781581104448

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 372

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Presents advice on caring for a newborn baby during the first eight weeks, and offers strategies for handling situations such as illness, crying, and traveling away from home.

Stop Teaching Our Kids to Kill

A Call to Action Against TV, Movie and Video Game Violence

Author: Dave Grossman,Gloria Degaetano

Publisher: Harmony

ISBN: 0804139350

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 256

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A retired lieutenant colonel and the founder of the Parent Coaching institute join forces to make the case that violence in media and games conditions children to take it for granted as an acceptable part of life and trains them to be successful instigators of violence. Original.

Being There

Why Prioritizing Motherhood in the First Three Years Matters

Author: Erica Komisar

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0143109294

Category: FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS

Page: 271

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In this important and conversation-starting book, veteran psychoanalyst Erica Komisar offers a provocative and compelling premise- a mother's emotional and physical presence in her child's life--especially during the first three years--means that her child has a greater chance of growing up emotionally healthy, happy, secure, and resilient. aWhen that essential presence goes missing, the child is at higher risk for social, emotional, and developmental issues, both immediate and long term. a Compassionate and balanced, and focusing on the emotional health and well-being of children as well as that of the mothers who care for them, this book shows mothers and fathers how to give their children the best chance for developing into healthy and loving adults. Based on more than two decades of clinical work, established psychoanalytic theory, and the most current and cutting-edge neurobiological research on caregiving, attachment, and brain development, the book explains- - How to establish emotional connection with a newborn or young child--regardless of whether you're able to pause your career to stay home - How to select and train quality childcare if necessary--and how to ease transitions and minimize stress for your baby or toddler - What's true and false about widely held beliefs like "Babies are resilient" and how to combat feelings of post-partum depression or boredom - Why three months of maternity leave is not long enough--and how women and their partners can take control of their choices to provide for their family's emotional needs in the first three years