Take Charge of Your Child s Sleep

Author: Judith A. Owens
Publisher: Da Capo Lifelong Books
ISBN: 156924362X
Release Date: 2005-10-10
Genre: Family & Relationships

Over 25 percent of all children—not just infants, but adolescents and high school students as well—experience various forms of sleep problems, from short-term difficulties with falling asleep and nightwalkings to long-term problems of sleep apnea and narcolepsy. Give Your Child a Good Night's Sleep is the first book to provide parents of older children with a comprehensive, accessible resource for understanding and solving their child's sleep problems. Written by two of the country's foremost experts in pediatric sleep problems, Owens and Mindell explain the developmental importance of sleep at all ages, cover all of the common sleep issues parents may encounter, and offer age-specific recommendations for each problem discussed. Give Your Child a Good Night's Sleep is the essential, all-in-one resource for parents seeking to recognize, evaluate, prevent, and manage their school-aged children's sleep problems.

Taking Charge of Your Child s Allergies

Author: M. Eric Gershwin
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9781475766851
Release Date: 2013-11-11
Genre: Medical

The number of children with allergies is astounding-nearly one child in six is said to suffer from some sort of allergy. The problems of these allergic children can be as mild as occasional attacks of hay fever or as severe as disfiguring eczema and life-threatening bronchial asthma. In addition to the obvious health problems associated with having allergies, affected children may experience recurring colds, painful ear infections, and other allergy linked conditions, all of which cause frequent school absences. Childhood allergies affect school performance adversely; they may be instrumental in reducing attention span, and they are certainly a major social, psychologi cal, and financial burden for children and their parents. This book is a complete guide to childhood allergies presented in simple jargon-free language. It provides parents with comprehensive, up-to-date, and practical information and advice on how to help their allergic children. It identifies the many allergic symptoms, tells what they look like, how prevalent they are, what causes them, and what to do about them. It outlines steps parents can take to help their children understand, manage, and control their allergies. Its goal is to help parents and children cope effectively with a major childhood problem.

Rethinking School How to Take Charge of Your Child s Education

Author: Susan Wise Bauer
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 9780393285970
Release Date: 2018-01-09
Genre: Education

A best-selling expert on education shows how to make the school system work for your child. Our K–12 school system is an artificial product of market forces. It isn’t a good fit for all—or even most—students. It prioritizes a single way of understanding the world over all others, pushes children into a rigid set of grades with little regard for individual maturity, and slaps “disability” labels over differences in learning style. Caught in this system, far too many young learners end up discouraged, disconnected, and unhappy. And when they struggle, school pressures parents, with overwhelming force, into “fixing” their children rather than questioning the system. With boldness, experience, and humor, Susan Wise Bauer turns conventional wisdom on its head: When a serious problem arises at school, the fault is more likely to lie with the school, or the educational system itself, than with the child. In five illuminating sections, Bauer teaches parents how to flex the K–12 system, rather than the child. She closely analyzes the traditional school structure, gives trenchant criticisms of its weaknesses, and offers a wealth of advice for parents of children whose difficulties may stem from struggling with learning differences, maturity differences, toxic classroom environments, and even from giftedness (not as much of a “gift” as you might think!). As the author of the classic book on home-schooling, The Well-Trained Mind, Bauer knows how children learn and how schools work. Her advice here is comprehensive and anecdotal, including material drawn from experience with her own four children and more than twenty years of educational consulting and university teaching. Rethinking School is a guide to one aspect of sane, humane parenting: negotiating the twelve-grade school system in a way that nurtures and protects your child’s mind, emotions, and spirit.

Toddler 411 Clear Answers Smart Advice For Your Toddler 4th edition

Author: Denise Fields, Dr. Ari Brown
Publisher: Windsor Peak Press
ISBN: 9781889392950
Release Date: 2012-08-01
Genre: Family & Relationships

You’ve made it! Your baby has turned one! Now the real fun begins. From temper tantrums to toilet training, raising a toddler brings its own set of challenges and questions — and Toddler 411 has the answers. Following on the heels of the best-seller Baby 411, Toddler 411 bottles the wisdom of parents who’ve “been there, done that” . . . and combines it with solid medical advice from an award-winning pediatrician. Inside, you’ll learn: The truth about The Terrible Twos—and how to raise a well-behaved child without going insane. Picky Eaters—learn how to cope . . . and convince your child to eat something besides Goldfish crackers. Toilet train your toddler in just one day. No, that’s not a typo—learn the Zen of Toilet Training, when to start and how to make it work. What’s normal—and what’s not when it comes to your toddler’s growth and development. Spot the early clues for autism and other red flags. Simple steps and smart advice to avoid environmental hazards. The most up-to-date, evidence-based health info for you and your toddler This new 4th edition is revised and expanded with new content: 1. Toddler Tech 411: Yes, your toddler can navigate your iPad better than you, but does it boost his brain? Screens off all shapes and sizes are everywhere. Learn if they help or hurt your child's development and how to manage media use in your family. 2. Does your preschooler have ADD? New guidelines for diagnosis and treatment for kids as young as age four. 3. Food allergies on the rise. What tests and evaluations are useful and which ones aren't. Plus the latest advice on treatment for food allergies. 4. More on toddler sleep problems. How to reach sleep nirvana in your house! Authors Ari Brown, M.D. and Denise Fields, M.O.M. have been there, done that! Dr. Brown is an official spokesperson for the American Academy of Pediatrics and a trusted source on children’s healthcare. She’s been featured on NBC’s Today Show and is a medical advisor to Parents Magazine. Denise Fields is the best-selling author of Baby Bargains and has been featured as a parenting expert on Oprah and in the Wall Street Journal. Between them, they have four children, ages 9 to 14.

The A to Z Guide to Raising Happy Confident Kids

Author: Jenn Berman
Publisher: New World Library
ISBN: 9781577315636
Release Date: 2007-01
Genre: Family & Relationships

A quick-read, easy-to-implement reference to raising well-adjusted children features twenty-six short and lighthearted chapters on a wide range of topics, from keeping pets and being a sports parent to instilling healthy eating patterns and keeping a marriage fulfilling. Original. 25,000 first printing. $25,000 ad/promo.

Taking Charge of Anger

Author: W. Robert Nay
Publisher: Guilford Press
ISBN: 9781462502424
Release Date: 2012-03-06
Genre: Self-Help

"This successful guide has already helped many tens of thousands of readers understand and manage out-of-control anger in all its forms, from passive-aggression to all-out rage. Dr. Robert Nay presents an effective six-step program grounded in the proven techniques of cognitive-behavioral therapy. Self-quizzes and exercises show how to immediately recognize anger's triggers and early warning signs--and master cooling-off strategies that work in the heat of the moment. By learning specific ways to defuse conflict and express their feelings calmly, readers can put a lid on destructive anger while appropriately asserting their needs. The revised second edition includes a new chapter on resolving longstanding resentments, plus updated examples and resources"--

Take Charge of Your Child s Health

Author: George Wootan
Publisher: Three Rivers Press (CA)
ISBN: 0517573652
Release Date: 1992
Genre: Children

Helps parents deal with illness and emergencies and includes information on medication, selecting a pediatrician, keeping accurate health records, fever, allergies, and more

Solve Your Child s Sleep Problems Revised Edition

Author: Richard Ferber
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0743217667
Release Date: 2006-05-23
Genre: Family & Relationships

Does your child Have difficulty falling asleep? Wake in the middle of the night? Suffer sleep terrors, sleepwalking, or nighttime fears? Have difficulty waking for school or staying awake in class? Snore, wet the bed, or head bang? In the first major revision of his bestselling, groundbreaking classic since it was published twenty years ago, Dr. Richard Ferber, the nation's foremost authority on children's sleep problems, delivers safe, sound ideas for helping your child fall and stay asleep at night and perform well during the day. Incorporating new research, Dr. Ferber provides important basic information that all parents should know regarding the nature of sleep and the development of normal sleep and body rhythms throughout childhood. He discusses the causes of most sleep problems from birth to adolescence and recommends an array of proven solutions for each so that parents can choose the strategy that works best for them. Topics covered in detail include: Bedtime difficulties and nighttime wakings Effective strategies for naps Sleep schedule abnormalities A balanced look at co-sleeping New insights into the nature of sleep terrors and sleepwalking Problems in setting limits Sleep apnea, narcolepsy, bed-wetting, and head banging Solve Your Child's Sleep Problems offers priceless advice and concrete help for a whole new generation of anxious, frustrated, and overtired parents.

Dr Spock s Baby Basics

Author: Robert Needlman
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9780743473941
Release Date: 2003-01-01
Genre: Family & Relationships

Are you ready to care for your new baby? Here's all the practical advice you need! Distinguished pediatrician Robert Needlman, one of the new team of experts at The Dr. Spock Company, provides the best up-to-date information on your baby's most fundamental needs, with plenty of useful tips on day-to-day care. An easy-to-use reference that you'll turn to again and again, Dr. Spock's Baby Basics will help you: Succeed at breastfeeding and bottle-feeding Encourage good sleep habits, right from the start Bathe, diaper, and groom your baby Choose a crib, a car seat, and other essentials Understand the different causes of crying Start your baby on solid foods, and much more For more than 50 years, Dr. Benjamin Spock was the world's best-known pediatrician. Drawing upon his trusted philosophy of baby and child care, a new generation of experts at The Dr. Spock Company brings today's moms and dads the latest parenting and child-health information. Watch for the next two books in the Take Charge Parenting Guides series: Dr. Spock's Pregnancy Guide and Dr. Spock's Safety & First Aid for Babies and Toddlers.

Sleep Deprived No More

Author: Jodi A. Mindell
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 9780738215044
Release Date: 2007-11-23
Genre: Family & Relationships

Although there are many books on getting baby to sleep, Sleep Deprived No More focuses on someone else who isn't getting any rest — the mom! Organized trimester by trimester both during and after pregnancy, this guide is straightforward, accessibly written, and easy to navigate so moms can quickly get the help — and rest — they need. Covers sleep conditions common to pregnancy and afterward: In addition to erratic feeding schedules causing moms to lose sleep, there are many sleep issues specific to pregnancy and new motherhood, including Restless Legs Syndrome, Insomnia, Sleep Apnea, and more. Tips and tricks for making it through the day: Mindell also gives moms the lowdown on how to catch up on sleep and stay focused throughout the day, even if you're waking up every few hours at night. Includes sleep advice for baby, too: Included also is the author's expert advice on the best ways to get baby to sleep through the night, making this an all-in-one resource.

The Everything Homeschooling Book

Author: Sherri Linsenbach
Publisher:
ISBN: 1580628680
Release Date: 2003
Genre: Education

This is the perfect handbook to help parents take control of their child's education, providing clear instructions on where to begin. This thorough book address important issues such as socialization and child development, both major concerns for homeschooling parents.

Top Tips from the Baby Whisperer Sleep

Author: Melinda Blau
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 9781448118403
Release Date: 2012-02-29
Genre: Family & Relationships

'I can't get my five-week-old to sleep in her cot.' 'My six-week-old resists his naps.' 'My baby is three months old and is still waking up throughout the night.' Sleep is the number one issue that plagues parents from the moment they bring their newborn baby home from hospital. Even the lucky ones, whose babies are naturally good sleepers, wonder when their baby will sleep through the night. Tracy Hogg's incredible sensitivity and ability to read infants' cries, coos and assorted baby noises quickly earned her the admiration and gratitude of high-profile couples, including a host of celebrities. With reassuring, down-to-earth advice, her practical sleep programme will help you overcome your baby's sleep problems and works with infants from as young as a day old. A lifesaver for any busy parent.