The Collapse of Parenting

Author: Leonard Sax
Publisher: Basic Books
ISBN: 0465073840
Format: PDF, ePub
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In The Collapse of Parenting, physician, psychologist, and internationally acclaimed author Leonard Sax presents data documenting a dramatic decline in the achievement and psychological health of American children. Sax argues that rising levels of obesity, depression, and anxiety among young people—as well as the explosion in prescribing psychiatric medications to kids—can all be traced to parents letting their kids call the shots. Many parents are afraid of seeming too dictatorial and end up abdicating their authority rather than taking a stand with their own children. If kids refuse to eat anything green and demand pizza instead, some parents give in, inadvertently raising children who are more likely to become obese. If children are given smartphones and allowed to spend the bulk of their free time texting, playing video games, and surfing the Internet, they become increasingly reliant on peers and the media for guidance on how to live, rather than getting such guidance at home. And if they won't sit still in class or listen to adults, they're often prescribed medication, a quick fix that actually undermines their self-control. In short, Sax argues, parents are failing to prioritize the parent-child relationship and are allowing a child-peer dynamic to take precedence. The result is children who have no absolute standard of right and wrong, who lack discipline, and who look to their peers and the Internet for direction, instead of looking to their parents. But there is hope. Sax shows how parents can help their kids by reasserting their authority—by limiting time with screens, by encouraging better habits at the dinner table and at bedtime, and by teaching humility and perspective. Drawing on more than twenty-five years of experience as a family physician and psychologist, along with hundreds of interviews with children, parents, and teachers across the United States and around the world, Sax offers a blueprint parents can use to refresh and renew their relationships with their children to help their children thrive in an increasingly complicated world.

Creative Activities for Young Children

Author: Mary Mayesky
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1428321802
Format: PDF
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Creative Activities for Young Children, 9th edition is a rare combination of an art and curriculum text, and is an invaluable resource for any teacher, pre-service or experienced. Teachers, parents, and child-care providers will value this teaching resource that not only promotes creativity in children but also encourages readers to exercise their own creativity. It has a wealth of information covering every conceivable content area that would be encountered in an early childhood classroom, as well as up to grade 5. The sound theoretical base of the book is applied in the hundreds of practical activities provided throughout the text. This updated edition addresses national early childhood standards, more coverage on developmentally appropriate practice (DAP), in depth discussion of play and art development theories, as well as additional activities for children with special needs and more activities to meet specific learning styles. All references, including websites, software recommendations, and additional readings have been updated in this edition. The final section on Creativity and Multicultural Education covers the place of creativity in the anti-bias curriculum, and provides a multitude of creative activity ideas for use in the multicultural classrooms of today. Students will find this book to be a continual resource throughout their professional careers. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Self Learning English Course With Activities 7

Author: Rita Wilson, Kalpana Aggarwal & Milan Gowel
Publisher: S. Chand Publishing
ISBN: 8121933323
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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These books are designed to teach students the basic skills of communication, and to use English effectively and with confidence.The books are self-explanatory and designed to help students in imbibing the skills with minimal external guidance.

Strength Ball Training 3rd Edition

Author: Goldenberg, Lorne
Publisher: Human Kinetics
ISBN: 1492532533
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Who says the best can’t get better? The enhanced edition of Strength Ball Training, Third Edition, delivers plenty of exercises, programs, assessments, and 51 video clips and 2 full-length programs for achieving the best results. Preferred by elite athletes, fitness experts, and strength and conditioning specialists, stability and medicine ball exercises are essential to developing core power, strength, balance, coordination, and stability. Strength Ball Training presents those exercises along with instruction and advice on achieving results. Inside you will find assessments to help you determine your current ability and suggested exercises to address deficiencies. The exercises can be sequenced to create individual programs that target specific regions or enhance total-body performance. You’ll learn to incorporate equipment such as cables, bands, and dumbbells for added versatility and increased resistance. The enhanced edition’s 51 video clips show exercises for core stabilization; core rotation; legs and hips; chest, shoulders, and upper back; abs, lower back, and glutes; biceps, triceps, and forearms, and whole body. Also included are two full-length 30-minute programs, Muscle Up and Power Conditioning, making this the one resource full of strength, flexibility, and balance challenges that will test you to your very core.

Seasons Growing Faith Leader Guide

Author: Donna Scorer
Publisher: Wood Lake Publishing Inc.
ISBN: 1551455846
Format: PDF, ePub
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26 pages of articles, directions, lists, and helps, including creating a space, training caregivers, storytelling and music tips, parent brochures, application and registration forms. 62 pages containing 18 session outlines for every season of the church year. 18 resource pages containing fingerplays, songs, recipes, props, patterns and more.

Child of Mine

Author: Ellyn Satter
Publisher: Bull Publishing Company
ISBN: 1936693267
Format: PDF, Docs
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Widely considered the leading book involving nutrition and feeding infants and children, this revised edition offers practical advice that takes into account the most recent research into such topics as: emotional, cultural, and genetic aspects of eating; proper diet during pregnancy; breast-feeding versus; bottle-feeding; introducing solid food to an infant's diet; feeding the preschooler; and avoiding mealtime battles. An appendix looks at a wide range of disorders including allergies, asthma, and hyperactivity, and how to teach a child who is reluctant to eat. The author also discusses the benefits and drawbacks of giving young children vitamins.

HEALTH INTELLIGENCE

Author: Dr. Verna R. Benjamin-Lambert
Publisher: Balboa Press
ISBN: 1452575657
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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#1 Thought Provoking Health Handbook of the Decade “I wish I had this book, Health Intelligence, when I was raising my five children. I found the book easy to read, easy to understand and easy to follow through. Had this book been available back then, Dr. Benji would surely have given Dr. Spock a run for his money. I would recommend this book to every parent in the universe.” —Fern Michaels, New York Times bestselling author “No child on this Earth is here by accident. Every child has a soul, and every soul has a purpose. If the child’s emotional, educational, spiritual, physical and financial needs are met, they will be able to achieve at their highest potential.” —Dr. Verna R. Benjamin-Lambert In Health Intelligence, Dr. Verna Benjamin-Lambert takes on this modern-day health catastrophe, reveals the primary causes of childhood obesity, and sets the stage for a health revolution that makes resetting health norms for our children paramount. Dr. Benjamin-Lambert uses the term “health intelligence” to describe the new concept that is the key to eradicating childhood obesity through education and enrichment for the parents, educators, social workers, and clinicians who are the front line of defense for the health of our nation’s children. Through the simple principles outlined in her book, young people and their families will get the tools they need to improve their health and live longer, happier lives.

I ll Be The Parent You Be The Child

Author: Paul Kropp
Publisher: Da Capo Press
ISBN: 0738212016
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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With myriad parenting books available today, it's no wonder parents are confused by the range of opinions and quick fixes these books offer. I'll Be the Parent, You Be the Child leaves theories behind and gives parents of school-age children practical approaches for handling fundamental child-rearing issues. Out of a welter of parenting fads and on-going cultural upheavals, Paul Kropp answers parents' number-one question, "What is the right way to rear our children to become responsible, well-adjusted adults?"Kropp responds with irrefutable evidence that favors time-honored essentials for parenting success, from providing unconditional love to setting consistent rules-qualities we know are easily overlooked in favor of feel-good fads. Next he tackles specific, topical problems that concern parents most, offering advice that often runs counter to fashion but that parents will cheer. Topics include praise and its dangers; quality time, and why it never works; privacy, and why too much of it is a bad thing; allowance, and the true purpose of giving a child his own money; and much more.This is a bracing, often humorous, book that debunks easy, TV-style parenting and provides down-to-earth problem-solving that parents can really use, with lots of real-life examples.