Rewards for Kids! : Ready-To-Use Charts & Activities for Positive Parenting (Paperback) (Ph.D. Virginia
Finding a way to encourage preschoolers and elementary school children to behave well without resorting to scolding, threats, or bribery is a parent's number one challenge. In Rewards for Kids! psychologist and child-development expert Dr. Virginia M. Shiller explains why it works to "catch them doing something good." Reward, not bribery, is the key. Dr. Shiller shows parents how to use a variety of child-friendly sticker charts and other tools to help children imprller shows parents how to use a variety of child-friendly sticker charts and other tools to help children improve their behavior. This proven positive-parenting technique has been used to help kids overcome such common behavior problems as bedtime procrastination, doing chores, getting along with siblings or friends, getting ready for school and other events on time, and completing homework without fuss. In clear, easy steps, parents will learn creative ways to change their children's problem behavior using an individualized plan that will help children feel good about their new accomplishments. Along the way, Dr. Shiller communicates a great depth of understanding about the needs of children and the many ways of engaging them. The numerous pull-out charts, awards, and certificates are designed to appeal to boys and girls of different ages, ensure plenty of variety, and can be personalized by coloring and decorating them with photos and stickers. This book can make disciplining kids effectively both constructive and fun.… read more
Who says that unicorns aren't real? Certainly not young fans fascinated with these beautiful, mythological creatures. This fabled horned horse has the power to put a huge smile on your kiddo's face with adorable pieces inspired by the colorful legend. In honor of National Unicorn Day on April 9, we've rounded up a collection of delightful picks from dreamy stuffed animals to sparkly clothing and accessories sure to spark imaginations. Check out this enchanting selection specifically designed to charm wide-eyed little ones who still believe in magic.
Shhh...baby is asleep! Sound and white noise machines are a must-have for little ones and light sleepers. They're an excellent tool to help develop sleeping routines and provide soothing sounds while blocking loud noises to quietly calm your child. Backed by pediatricians and certified sleep specialists, the benefit of introducing a sound machine early on to your infant is to create a, "womb-like white noise that actually activates a calming reflex in the baby, which helps promote sleep," says Dr. Harvey Karp, founder of Happiest Baby and creator of the SNOO Smart Sleeper. "It also reduces waking from outside distractions like noises and lights and internal disturbances like gas and mild hunger."
When shopping for the best machine, parents should be on the lookout for a unit that blocks disturbing sounds, especially during naptime. "Sound machines help drown out the noise we can't control, this is especially important during the daytime when most outside noises occur (i.e. cars driving by, dogs barking etc)," observes Certified Child Sleep Consultant Susete Pinto. However, doctors and sleep professionals caution against keeping a loud sound machine near your sleeping baby. Always maintain the noise levels at 50 A-weighted decibels while never keeping the device too close to the crib. "I generally recommend a noise level similar to what a hair dryer or vacuum might produce," say Dr. Karp.
Sweet as a lullaby and the best method for blocking out boisterous household and outdoor noises, our top picks of sound machines will work to calm even the most restless little sleepers. Get ready to make some noise! Wait, on second thought, let's sound off on comforting white noises to soothe your sweet babe.
Whether you want to read along with your child or gift it to a kid who's too shy to ask questions, books can be a great resource for teaching children about their changing bodies, relationships and emotions. From sexual education and child development experts, real parents and the help of real children, these are the best books about sexuality and the human body for children of all ages, from retailers like Amazon, Target and Walmart.
Essential oils are compounds extracted from plants which makes an oil with natural aroma. Diffusers allow essential oils to be dispersed in the air for humidifying and aromatherapy purposes. Many parents love how essential oil diffusers and aromatherapy benefits their little ones by helping them sleep calmly, breathe easy or get energized on hectic mornings or while they're studying. Always check the labels of essential oils to make sure they are safe for your child and to find out how much the oil should be diluted for misting or other use. Check out our round up of the best essential oil diffusers for kids from retailers like Walmart, Amazon and Buy Buy Baby.
As a first-time parent, you are trying to figure out the best products that make life with baby easier to manage. After all, your life was just turned upside down and all the things you used to rely on before, just won't cut it now with this little person in your life, in fact you will need a whole new set of "stuff" just for the baby. You'll be super sleep-deprived and have lost count of how many diapers you've changed in 24 hours. Being a new parent isn't going to be easy, so anything that will help you along your parenting journey is definitely worth checking out. Babies need a lot of stuff and finding the right stuff can make all the difference from day to day. From finding the perfect temperature for baby's bath to getting rid of nasty boogers (in a way you probably never imaged), these products are multi-purpose and life-changing!
Moms work hard to empower their daughters with positive affirmations to teach them that girls are not only fun, fierce and fearless, but they can also achieve anything they strive for in the future. In celebration of Women's History Month and the March 8 release of Captain Marvel (starring Brie Larson as Carol Danvers, the most powerful character in the universe), we've rounded up a few of our favorite girl power gifts, including dynamic clothes, books and toys to give little superstars a power boost to shine and make the world a better place.
Game of Thrones frenzy is at an all time high as fans get ready to bid farewell to the Seven Kingdoms with the final season. As we gear up for the last episode ever (OMG!) we've rounded up some great baby gifts to keep the battle raging on! While we know this is not a show for kids, we do know you get just a few years to dress your kids in whatever you want to before they start to have their own opinion. These gifts include funny onesies, character blankets and more! We've rounded up the fiercest gifts for your little Arya or Jon Snow.
Camping adventures with the family create memories that last a lifetime, but roughing it in the wild can be difficult with small kids. Make this year's camping trip easier than ever with this selection of great outdoor gear and camping supplies for kids. From kid-sized air mattresses to folding booster seats, these are the best camping finds for families.
It's about that time: Ice, ice baby! There's a chill in the air, the winter months are upon us and ice skating rinks across the country are opening their gates. This, of course, keeps kids busy outside with friends while parents are bustling around buying holiday gifts, readying the house for guests and more. Ice skating is not only a great sport but also one of the best outdoor activities and winter weather pastimes for families. Whether your kid is a beginner or a star athlete, a boy or a girl, a figure skater or a hockey player, or just having fun with friends at the local frozen pond, here are the coolest ice skate styles from Amazon, Target, L.L. Bean and Urban Outfitters that any kid will covet.
Whether your kid is trying to master the art of comedy or just needs a break from the electronics, a joke book can be a great way to get them reading. Reading jokes books can help your kids build vocabulary, improve social skills and develop problem-solving skills by figuring out silly riddles. Check out these cool, clean and kid-approved joke books from retailers like Amazon, Barnes & Noble and Walmart.
Geared for today's overstressed parents of children under five years old, "Tired of Nagging?" offers a simple program that turns r...esistance into cooperation--and produces profound results. read more
Parenting is scary. You have to admit it especially if you don't have any previous experience with nieces and nephews or your neig...hbor's kid. Of course, the first time that you discover you're going to be parents, you probably felt more excitement than... read more
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How often do parents ask themselves, "What can I do to improve my child's behavior?" Parents experience a multitude of challenges ...in guiding their children toward responsible adulthood. In this book the author shows not only the what and why of... read more
Book annotation not available for this title.Title: Rewards for Kids!Author: Shiller, Virginia M., Ph.D./ Schneider, Meg F./ Matth...ews, Bonnie (ILT)Publisher: Amer Psychological AssnPublication Date: 2003/05/01Number of Pages: 131Binding Type:... read more
With positive advice and guidance, this book provides parents with a variety of exercises and activities to improve their parentin...g skills, along with a selection of ready-to-use charts. read more
Parenting Through Divorce : Helping Your Children Thrive During and After the Split (Paperback) (Ph.D.
Understanding Child Development (Paperback) (Ph.D. Rosalind Charlesworth)
Trying to get pregnant is enough to make any woman impatient. Maybe you?ve planned your career and are now ready to start a family... with the same organized approach. Or you?ve been trying to get pregnant for a few months. Or perhaps you don?t have time to be casual about your fertility. The Impatient Woman?s Guide to Getting Pregnant is a complete guide to the medical, psychological, social, and sexual aspects of getting pregnant, told in a funny, compassionate way, like talking to a good friend who?s been through it all. And in fact, Dr. Jean Twenge has been through it all?the mother of three young children, she started researching fertility when trying to conceive for the first time. A renowned sociologist and professor at San Diego State University, Dr. Twenge brought her research background to the huge amount of information?sometimes contradictory, frequently alarmist, and often discouraging?that she encountered online, from family and friends, and in books, and decided to go into the latest studies to find out the real story. The good news is: There is a lot less to worry about than you?ve been led to believe. Dr. Twenge gets to the heart of the emotional issues around getting pregnant, including how to prepare mentally and physically when thinking about conceiving, how to talk about it with family, friends, and your partner, and how to handle the great sadness of a miscarriage; as well as how to know when you?re ovulating, when to have sex, timing your pregnancy, maximizing your chances of getting pregnant, how to tilt the odds toward having a boy or a girl, and the best prenatal diet. Trying to conceive often involves an enormous amount of emotion, from anxiety and disappointment to hope and joy. With comfort, humor, and straightforward advice, The Impatient Woman?s Guide to Getting Pregnant is the bedside companion to help you through it. read more
1-2-3 Magic : An Interactive Parenting Resource (Paperback) (Ph.D. Thomas W. Phelan & Tracy M. Lee)
Strengths Based Parenting : Developing Your Children's Innate Talents (Hardcover) (Ph.D. Mary Reckmeyer)
Maternal and Newborn Success : A Q&a Review Applying Critical Thinking to Test Taking (Paperback) (Ph.D.
Two Homes, One Childhood : A Parenting Plan to Last a Lifetime (Hardcover) (Ph.d. Robert E. Emery)
Maternal Child Nursing Care (Paperback) (Ph.D. Josie Doss & Monica Ketchie & Debbie Stayer)
Midwifery Essentials : Postnatal (Vol 4) (Paperback) (Ph.D. Helen Baston & R.N. Jenny Hall)
Get Kids to Listen, Stay Focused and Organized Written from the bestselling author of Cbt Toolbox for Children and Adolescents com...es the all-in-one resource you need to start dealing with problem behaviors at home. The Parenting Toolbox is filled with easy-to-use strategies, backed by science, to overcome challenges and strengthen parent-child interactions - one worksheet, activity and exercise at a time.- Help kids cope with their stressful moments and anxious thoughts - Improve social skills with siblings, friends and peers at school - Reduce tantrums and meltdowns to create a more peaceful home - Diminish the daily fight over screen time The Therapists' Secret to Changing Behaviors Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (Cbt) focuses on changing negative thoughts, beliefs and attitudes. Brief, targeted exercises can teach ways to recognize and replace unhealthy thoughts, improving emotions and behaviors. read more
Esteemed psychoanalyst Daphne de Marneffe examines women’s desire to care for children in a fully revised and updated reissue of h...er “fascinating analysis that’s a welcome addition to the dialogues about motherhood” (Publishers Weekly). If a century ago it was women’s sexual desires that were unspeakable, today it is the female desire to mother that has become taboo. One hundred years of Freud and feminism have liberated women to acknowledge and explore their sexual selves, as well as their public and personal ambitions. What has remained inhibited is women’s thinking about motherhood. Maternal Desire is the first book to treat women’s desire to mother as a legitimate focus of intellectual inquiry and personal exploration. Shedding new light on old debates, Daphne de Marneffe provides an emotional road map for mothers who work and mothers who are at home. De Marneffe both explores the enjoyment and anxieties of motherhood and offers mothers in all situations valuable ways to think through their self-doubts and connect to their capacity for pleasure. Drawing on a rich tradition of writers, such as Simone de Beauvoir, Adrienne Rich, Carol Gilligan, and Susan Faludi, as well as her experience as a psychologist and mother of three, de Marneffe illuminates how we express our desire to care for children. By treating maternal desire as a central feature of women’s identity—rather than as an inconvenient or slightly embarrassing detail—we can look with fresh insight at controversial issues, such as childcare, fertility, abortion, and the role of fathers. An “absorbing look at the enormous personal pleasure that women derive from mothering….Maternal Desire is a stirring book that celebrates women’s love for their children and mothering while also supporting their interest in careers and other pursuits” (Booklist). read more
Dirt Is Good : The Advantage of Germs for Your Child's Developing Immune System (Hardcover) (Ph.D. Jack
What does raising children have to do with training killer whales? More than you'd think. Mega-selling author Ken Blanchard teams ...up again with his Whale Done coauthors to show how positive reinforcement techniques used by trainers at Seaworld can help... read more
Home visiting resource and activity book in one accessible handbook for home visitors who wish to strengthen parent-child relation...ships. read more
What does raising children have to do with training killer whales? More than you'd think. Mega-selling author Ken Blanchard teams ...up again with his Whale Done coauthors to show how positive reinforcement techniques used by trainers at Seaworld can help parents bring out the best in their children. read more
Originally published as: Is your child bipolar?
Trusted Knowledge for Parents encourages and inspires readers in the most important job of all: that of being a parent. The lesson...s in this book were forged in the crucible that is parenting. They have been hardened with resolve and experience and, most importantly, with a parent's love. Trusted Knowledge for Parents provides clarity, inspiration and support for raising compassionate, respectful and productive children. read more
'Jane Nelsen, coauthor of the popular Positive Discipline series, along with Positive Discipline Educators Joy Marchese and Kristi...na Bill, put forth a new volume for parents looking to make their overburdened lives a little easier. With the increasing pressure to excel at parenting, work, and personal relationships, it's easy to feel stressed and dissatisfied. This targeted Positive Discipline guide gives parents the tools to parent effectively without sacrificing their well-being or giving up on their life goals. Instead of creating unachievable expectations, parents will learn how to play to their strengths at work and at home. Attitude is key - if you feel confident in your parenting abilities and at your job, your children are more likely to adopt an attitude of self-reliance and cooperation. Using wisdom based on the Positive Discipline philosophy, busy parents will be able to avoid pampering and keep permissive and punitive parenting at bay, fostering a happy, successful home life. With tried andtrue communication approaches at their fingertips to aid in work-life integration, moms (and dads!) won't have to feel guilty about leaving their child with a sitter during the day, or leaving work early to go to a soccer game. Parents will also learn how to balance out their 'wheel of life' and adopt coping strategies when life feels a bit too overwhelming'-- read more