The Happy Kid Handbook

Author: Katie Hurley
Publisher: Tarcher
ISBN: 0399171819
Size: 60.53 MB
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"With all the parenting information out there and the constant pressure to be the "perfect" parent, it seems as if many parents have lost track of one very important piece of the parenting puzzle: raising happy kids. Author Katie Hurley shows parents how happiness is the key to raising confident, capable children"--

The Happy Kid Handbook

Author: Katie Hurley
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0698170962
Size: 37.62 MB
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With all the parenting information out there and the constant pressure to be the “perfect” parent, it seems as if many parents have lost track of one very important piece of the parenting puzzle: raising happy kids. Parenting today has gotten far too complicated. It’s never been the easiest job in the world, but with all the “parenting advice” parents are met with at every corner, it’s hard not to become bewildered. It seems that in the past it was a good deal simpler. You made sure there was dinner on the table and the kids got to school on time and no one set anything on fire, and you called it a success. But today everybody has a different method for dealing with the madness--attachment parenting, free-range parenting, mindful parenting. And who is to say one is more right or better than another? How do you choose? The truth is that whatever drumbeat you march to, all parents would agree that we just want our kids to be happy. It seems like a no-brainer, right? But in the face of all the many parenting theories out there, happiness feels like it has become incidental. That’s where The Happy Kid Handbook by child and adolescent psychotherapist and parenting expert Katie Hurley comes in. She shows parents how happiness is the key to raising confident, capable children. It’s not about giving in every time your child wants something so they won’t feel bad when you say no, or making sure that they’re taking that art class, and the ballet class, and the soccer class (to help with their creativity and their coordination and all that excess energy). Happiness is about parenting the individual, because not every child is the same, and not every child will respond to parenting the same way. By exploring the differences among introverts, extroverts, and everything in between, this definitive guide to parenting offers parents the specific strategies they need to meet their child exactly where he or she needs to be met from a social-emotional perspective. A back-to-basics guide to parenting, The Happy Kid Handbook is a must-have for any parent hoping to be the best parent they can be. From the Trade Paperback edition.

No More Mean Girls

Author: Katie Hurley
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1524704679
Size: 33.56 MB
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In this Queen Bees and Wannabes for the elementary and middle school set, child and adolescent psychotherapist Katie Hurley shows parents of young girls how to nip mean girl behavior in the bud. Once upon a time, mean girls primarily existed in high school, while elementary school-aged girls spent hours at play and enjoyed friendships without much drama. But in this fast-paced world in which young girls are exposed to negative behaviors on TV and social media from the moment they enter school, they are also becoming caught up in social hierarchies much earlier. No More Mean Girls is a guide for parents to help their young daughters navigate tricky territories such as friendship building, creating an authentic self, standing up for themselves and others, and expressing themselves in a healthy way. The need to be liked by others certainly isn't new, but this generation of girls is growing up in an age when the "like" button shows the world just how well-liked they are. When girls acknowledge that they possess positive traits that make them interesting, strong, and likeable, however, the focus shifts and their self-confidence soars; "likes" lose their importance. This book offers actionable steps to help parents empower young girls to be kind, confident leaders who work together and build each other up.

Peaceful Parent Happy Kids

Author: Laura Markham
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101613629
Size: 66.92 MB
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A groundbreaking guide to raising responsible, capable, happy kids Based on the latest research on brain development and extensive clinical experience with parents, Dr. Laura Markham’s approach is as simple as it is effective. Her message: Fostering emotional connection with your child creates real and lasting change. When you have that vital connection, you don’t need to threaten, nag, plead, bribe—or even punish. This remarkable guide will help parents better understand their own emotions—and get them in check—so they can parent with healthy limits, empathy, and clear communication to raise a self-disciplined child. Step-by-step examples give solutions and kid-tested phrasing for parents of toddlers right through the elementary years. If you’re tired of power struggles, tantrums, and searching for the right “consequence,” look no further. You’re about to discover the practical tools you need to transform your parenting in a positive, proven way.

Raising A Gifted Child

Author: Carol Fertig
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781593633448
Size: 64.38 MB
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Offers parents strategies and tips for ensuring their gifted children are happy and successful in and out of school, and suggest ways to identify optimal learning opportunities in academics, the arts, technology, and other fields.

Happy Mealtimes With Happy Kids

Author: Ma CCC Potock
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 9780557606559
Size: 69.12 MB
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Melanie Potock, MA, CCC-SLP is a certified speech language pathologist who has specialized for over 12 years in helping children love a variety of food. Her practice focuses on the family and teaching the fundamentals of parenting in the kitchen. Mel wrote this book in the same manner that she works with families; with an open heart and a touch of humor. Raising an adventurous eater is meant to be fun. Enjoy the journey! "This is a much needed book. Happy Mealtimes addresses the important and neglected topic of HOW to feed children. It has all the tools you need to help your child explore new tastes and enjoy eating!" - Carolyn Aibel, Ph.D.

Raising A Healthy Happy Eater

Author: Nimali Fernando
Publisher: The Experiment
ISBN: 1615192689
Size: 35.64 MB
Format: PDF
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Expert advice from a feeding therapist and a “pediatrician in the kitchen” on teaching children healthy eating habits from the start—or after trouble starts Pediatrician Nimali Fernando and feeding therapist Melanie Potock specialize in showing parents the way to joyful, nutritious mealtimes. Their proven strategies direct families past every roadblock, whether selective eating, different parenting styles, special needs, or medical issues such as sensory disorders. In Raising a Healthy, Happy Eater, they offer clear guidance for every stage of a child's development, from birth to elementary school: Steps to encourage self-feeding, and the importance of letting little ones get messy Tips on how to ditch unhealthy kids' menus and kids' meals Recipes designed especially for young taste buds Helpful insights on the sensory system, managing mealtime behaviors, healthy eating around the world—and much more. The authors also highlight seven qualities of good parenting—being joyful, compassionate, brave, patient, consistent, proactive, and mindful—and show how valuable they are at mealtimes and beyond.

The Danish Way Of Parenting

Author: Jessica Joelle Alexander
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101992972
Size: 15.78 MB
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From free play to cozy together time, discover the parenting secrets of the happiest people in the world What makes Denmark the happiest country in the world--and how do Danish parents raise happy, confident, successful kids, year after year? This upbeat and practical book presents six essential principles, which spell out P-A-R-E-N-T: Play is essential for development and well-being. Authenticity fosters trust and an "inner compass." Reframing helps kids cope with setbacks and look on the bright side. Empathy allows us to act with kindness toward others. No ultimatums means no power struggles, lines in the sand, or resentment. Togetherness is a way to celebrate family time, on special occasions and every day. The Danes call this hygge--and it's a fun, cozy way to foster closeness. Preparing meals together, playing favorite games, and sharing other family traditions are all hygge. (Cell phones, bickering, and complaining are not!) With illuminating examples and simple yet powerful advice, The Danish Way of Parenting will help parents from all walks of life raise the happiest, most well-adjusted kids in the world.

The Happy Mommy Handbook The Ultimate How To Guide On Keeping Your Toddlers And Preschoolers Busy Out Of Trouble And Motivated To Learn

Author: Katie Norris
Publisher: Awoc.com
ISBN: 9781620160107
Size: 72.16 MB
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Don't panic. You aren't the only Mom who wonders: * Why do my kids just want to watch TV all the time? * Why does it make me so crazy some days to be home with my kids? * What should I be doing every day to help my child learn? In this unique book, a teacher and a mom have worked together to develop games and activities that are truly interesting to a child, yet easy for moms to put together. This book is not just about keeping kids busy. It is about providing inexpensive teaching activities and fun games to keep children busy in a productive way so that moms can play an active role in developing their child's intelligence. Happy children exploring and discovering with playful activities will earn you some peace and quiet so that you can relax and mange your household to the greater benefit of the entire family. This book is about saving Mom's sanity, one project at a time. What people are saying about Katie Norris' blog Mommy with Selective Memory: "Love this blog! Helps me to be a better mommy, the kind I always wanted to be, full of life, love, and fun! Making my life count EVERY day. Thanks for your inspiring words." "LOVE this blog! Honesty, humor, uniqueness, and parenting advice all rolled into one!" "I have been so impressed with all of the ideas. This is going to be such a helpful guide for Moms." Katie Ernzen, Freelance Editor Susan Case is the author of Kindergarten: Tattle-Tales, Tools, Tactics, Triumphs and Tasty Treats for Teachers and Parents. Her popular blog is Kindergarten & Preschool for Parents & Teachers. She earned a M.S. in Family and Child Development and taught Kindergarten, Special Education and Early Childhood. What readers are saying about Susan's Kindergarten book and blog: "I have been following Kindergarten & Preschool for Parents & Teachers and am impressed with how the author shares her expertise and writes educational articles for both parents and teachers." Dan Weissbrodt, WhatToExpect.com. "Kindergarten was an excellent read with so much valuable information that I highly recommend it. Her book is filled with lessons, tips, guides and tricks for teaching and raising a kindergartener. There is a plethora of information that a caregiver and parent can also use in the years before children are enrolled in school helping them with school readiness." Miranda Sherman, Moms Bookshelf & More.