Real Parenting for Real Kids: Enabling Parents to Bring Out the Best in Their Children
Based on science and tested in families, Real Parenting for Real Kids provides realistic and workable solutions for real families living real lives in the 21st century. Melissa Hood provides practical solutions to everyday issues faced by parents of...
Whether you want a top-of-the-line console like the Xbox One X, a handheld video game like the Nintendo Switch or a fun, simple throwback game system like Super Nintendo, these are the best video game consoles for kids.
Unlike a Christmas birthday, which can get easily overlooked during the holiday commotion, a Halloween birthday party is a special unicorn — much like your little princess, superhero or monster. And just like those peanut butter cups you're giving out to trick-or-treaters, Halloween and birthdays are "two great things that go great together!" No need to rack your brain for some far-out theme — costumes and candy are a given. But you can still flex your creativity and choose unique decorations, invitations and much more to make your kiddo's Halloween birthday party a howling success. Keep scrolling for some frightfully fun inspiration.
So, your baby wants a fur baby, but they're just not ready for the real deal? Don't fret — get them a FurReal Pet! These imaginative, interactive plush animals continue their reign as one of the top-selling Christmas toys for kids in 2018. These fuzzy favorites were tops last year, and with their superior range of options, sound-and-movement combinations and adorable features, we predict they'll charm you — and Santa too! The FurReal pack includes cuties like StarLily the Unicorn, Ricky the Trick-Lovin' Pet, Ivory the Playful Tiger and many more. Amazon and Walmart both have FurReal Pets in stock at the moment, but some of the best-sellers are getting shopped-and-adopted fast. We say maybe don't wait for Black Friday or Cyber Monday, especially since you can get such sweet deals on these FurReal Pets now.
The fur is flying again this holiday season! Pomsies, the fluffy interactive toys that were a huge hit last year, are once again topping the lists of the best Christmas toys for kids in 2018 and selling out fast. Pomsies—as most parents already know—are petite, supercute fluff balls that wrap around kids' wrists, hair, clothing or backpacks, and have eyes that light up and change color, depending on their mood. The collection of in-demand virtual pets (move over, Fingerlings!) is mostly made up of kitties such as Pomsies Sherbert, but the pom-pom pack also includes Pomsies unicorn Luna, Pomsies dragon Zoey and Pomsies koala Sydney. Both Amazon and Walmart currently have Pomsies in stock, but they're going quickly (so maybe don't wait for those Black Friday or Cyber Monday deals). Here are some of the most popular Pomsies to shop right now, plus where to buy them.
Scratch "cuddly pets" off your Christmas toy list and snag one of these hilariously ferocious monsters instead. Grumblies are the fuming counterparts to Skyrocket Toys' sweet Pomsies. Each character has its own personality and design, plus over 40 fierce sounds and reactions. Tremor, Hydro, Bolt and Scorch will be your kid's best friend — until the fiery creature reaches full-on meltdown mode, of course. A Grumblies' short-fuse is something every parent and child knows a little bit about. These hot-headed and mischievous electronic plush toys are a major toy trend for kids this Christmas, so you might not want to wait for Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals. Buy one (or the whole group!) and get early savings from Amazon and Walmart now.
What's better than combining bath time and playtime? How about adding these bath toys in the mix. They make bathtime a breeze!
Homework can be a stressful affair for everyone involved. Juggling after-school activities, meal prep and housework, it often takes a village to get reading assignments, flashcards and worksheets completed at a decent hour. We've yet to find out how to make schoolwork magically disappear altogether, but we can tip parents off on how to make the situation more manageable. Here's how to create a quiet, supervised and streamlined area where kids can study at home.
Raising kids in today's world poses numerous different challenges for parents. When should your child be introduced to TV? What about the iPad or the family computer? We've rounded up safe technology products you can feel good about giving to your children.
Holiday toy trends for kids come and go, but there are a bunch of products on Amazon this year that we predict will remain popular for years to come. And with Black Friday deals around the corner and Cyber Monday sales hot on their heels, we expect shopping to reach peak levels earlier than ever. So get ready to stock up on the best Christmas toys now! Iconic brands like Nerf and LEGO were at the top of the list last year, but save room in your shopping cart for the latest and best new kids toys, from Fingerlings to Hatchimals to L.O.L. Surprise and more. Check out our favorite toys to buy from Amazon below.
Most kids love video games — and most parents wish their kids would spend more time learning. Why not the best of both worlds? These educational video games for kids of all ages will help your little ones build usable skills like math, history, language, problem-solving and more!
There are times when we don't want glitter or ruffles or confusing designs splattered all over our kids' clothes. That's why we love Primary. Their clothes are basic and simple and can be worn over and over again. Another reason we love Primary? They're also making Halloween easy by inspiring parents to take matters into their own hands to create clever and adorable DIY Halloween costumes without having to pick up a needle and thread. Best of all, the costumes can have a second life—the hoodie your little guy wore for his dragon costume can be the same hoodie he wears to school the following week — minus the scales, of course. Scroll to see our favorite Primary DIY costume picks, along with details on how to make them and where to buy the essential pieces.
So you're ready to buy a laptop for your child—but which laptop is best for kids? It depends on what you're looking for. From rugged but affordable laptops to more expensive personal computers for kids, these are the best options out there.
Pokémon video games are a classic favorite for kids and parents alike. The games center around fictional creatures that can be trained for battle and evolve into bigger, better versions. Pokémon games feature only mild cartoon violence, are rated E for everyone and are compatible with Nintendo gaming consoles and Android or iOS devices.
Walmart recently released its top contenders for best Christmas toys of 2018, just in time for Black Friday deals and Cyber Monday sales. Brands like Power Rangers, Jurassic World, Transformers and Play-Doh are perennial favorites on our must-have kids toy list. But this year, we're equally excited about the comeback of Polly Pocket, as well as some newer trendy toys from Little Live Pets, Pomsie and Grumblies. Hold onto your pocketbooks and ready your wallets, because Walmart is stocked up with the most in-demand toy brands and products this year. Peruse our top kids toy choices below.
This book breaks down the science behind baby and child parenting approaches to inform and empower readers to adjust their lifesty...les in practical ways that will reduce the impact their family has on the environment, without being judgemental or dogmatic. read more
"This is a must-read for every family that yearns to create peace and harmony."--Shefali Tsabary, Ph.D., New York Times bestsellin...g author of The Conscious Parent Tired of yelling and nagging? True family connection is possible--and this essential... read more
Nationally recognized parenting expert and public radio show host Bobbi Conner identifies and explains the most important ingredie...nts every child needs to grow and thrive, and and offers parents advice on everyday opportunities for developing the... read more
"First published in Great Britain in 2011 by Caroll & Brown."--Title page verso.
Raising a child right takes hard work, determination and passionate intention. Author Jean Barnes offers six essential practices f...or parents who choose to purposefully raise their children by shaping them into the happy, responsible men and women of... read more
"A leading authority offers practical advice for parents on how to talk with their children about adoption and how to help them th...rough the rougher times of growing up adopted. Highly recommended".--Library Journal. read more
Parenting can be a wonderful experience. Most parents however will admit that there are times they are ready throw up their arms a...nd surrender. Even though a parent may not feel stressed, many spend day after day feeling anxious about how they are... read more
The Parent Practice team, led by Melissa Hood and Elaine Halligan, have been delivering positive parenting courses since 2004 desi...gned to make families happier by giving parents skills and strategies that allow them not only to parent more effectively,... read more
Table of ContentsIntroductionAttitude of ParentsEncouraging CreativityCommunicating with Your ChildrenReading to Your ChildrenEarn...ing Your Child’s TrustEating TogetherParents As Role ModelsNatural Rebelliousness in ChildrenOther InfluencesMaking Do... read more
In this practical and informative book, Dr. Edward H. Jacobs demonstrates how he helps parents work effectively to acquire skills ...that help their children. Clinicians will find concrete exercises, forms, and techniques that deal with such issues as the... read more
Without any fear of being misconstrued, I can say that Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) is one of the commonest and most misdiagno...sed brain disorders in recent times. Yes, though it is a medical condition that requires great understanding from family... read more
New Economy Edition Many parents I meet, " says John Croyle, "feel discouraged and defeated in their relationships with their chil...dren. They want to be good parents, but they don't know where to find that 'something extra' within. This book is meant... read more
Parenting Anxious Kids: Best Tips to Managing Attention Deficit Disorder in Children Including the 21st Century Add Strategies for... School Age Children! read more
Mayim Bialik was the child star of the popular 1990s TV sitcom Blossom, but she definitely didn't follow the typical child-star tr...ajectory. Instead, Mayim got her Ph.D. in neuroscience from UCLA, married her college sweetheart, and had two kids. Mayim then did what many new moms do-she read a lot of books, talked with other parents, and she soon started questioning a lot of the conventional wisdom she heard about the "right" way to raise a child. That's when she turned to attachment parenting, a philosophy and lifestyle popularized by well-known physicians like Dr. William Sears and Dr. Jay Gordon. To Mayim, attachment parenting's natural, child-led approach not only felt right emotionally, it made sense intellectually and instinctually. She found that when she followed her intuition and relaxed into her role as a mother instead of following some rigid parenting script, both she and her children thrived. Drawing on both her experience as a mother and her scientific background, Mayim explores the major tenets of attachment parenting, including: Co-sleeping: How to avoid "sleep training" and get a great night's sleep for the whole family. Breastfeeding: Learn how to listen to your baby's cues rather than sticking to a rigid schedule-and why people on airplanes love a nursing mother. Baby wearing: How to "wear" your baby in a sling or a wrap to develop a closer bond with your child-it's possible even for mamas with bad backs (and with big babies) Gentle discipline: How to get your child to behave without yelling, threats, or time-outs-it really can be done. Mayim describes the beauty, simplicity, and purposefulness of attachment parenting, and how it has become the guiding principle for her family. Much more than a simple how-to parenting guide, Beyond the Sling shows us that the core principles underlying attachment parenting are universal and can be appreciated no matter how you decide to raise your child. read more
New Economy Edition Many parents I meet, " says John Croyle, "feel discouraged and defeated in their relationships with their chil...dren. They want to be good parents, but they don't know where to find that 'something extra' within. This book is meant to read more
Everyone is in charge of their own body. On the surface this seems like an obvious statement, but it is in fact, hugely counter cu...ltural. In Consent Based Parenting, teacher and mother Abby Norman, further unpacks her popular Tedx Talk on the idea of cons read more
Parenting young children is a challenge, and dealing with difficult or problem behavior can set up an atmosphere of tension and st...rife. Parenting Difficult Children provides a method of removing that tension with specific strategies for parents of... read more
Nothing can be as important as our children. They are the future of our families and the world. How they grow up will depend not j...ust on the love parents and family members give them, or how much money is spent on them. What also matters is how... read more
A pioneer parent educator presents his comprehensive and prescriptive program for helping spirited children live more peacefully i...n the family and in the world. read more
An indispensable resource for all professionals involved with parents who have learning difficulties, this reference presents an i...nnovative approach to assessing parenting capacity; an approach that can lead to more humane and just child custody decisions. Leading researchers and practitioners in the field not only address the unique needs of these families, but also include detailed background information, rationales, and methods. Filled with examples and case studies, this comprehensive record includes a theoretical interactive model underlying the assessment approach. read more
Do you dread parent-teacher conferences? Does your child really know how to push your hot button? Has your child been labeled "def...iant" or "rebellious"? Here are proven strategies that have helped millions to tame - not break - a spirited child. Parents are often faced with scary labels for their children, such as attention deficit disorder, learning disabilities, bipolar disorder, or hyperactivity. In this uniquely prescriptive guide, leading parenting expert Dr. Michael Popkin shows parents how to think differently about so-called problem children. The effective strategies within this guide will quiet the difficulties spirited children have at home and school while exposing the unique, special gifts they possess. Develop a relationship with your spirited child by: - Building relationship skills - Disciplining with encouragement - Balancing the power dynamic - Curbing tantrums effectively With step-by-step methods for every type of misbehavior and every child's unique personality, this comprehensive guide will help parents cultivate their child's spark, not extinguish it - and reach beyond depressing labels for their beloved children. read more
What Parent Stands Over Their Child's Crib and Thinks, "What Can I Do to Ruin This Child's Life?" We all want to think of ourselve...s as good parents, but the reality is that all parents make mistakes. Tom Couser has identified seven of the most common... read more
Explores how parents seek to increase their children's chances of educational success and occupational advancement.
Parenting Anxious Kids: Best Tips to Managing Attention Deficit Disorder in Children Including the 21st Century Add Strategies for... School Age read more
Difficult behaviour in children with developmental trauma comes from a place of hurt. It is often confusing, unpredictable and pai...nful both to the child and the people around them, and can be a form of self-protection or coping with deeply rooted fears... read more
Parenting Strategies on the Go: Diverse Teaching Strategies for Parents Who Want Their Children to Learn No Matter Where or When