Raising Your Spirited Child Third Edition

Author: Mary Sheedy Kurcinka
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 9780062403070
Release Date: 2015-09-08
Genre: Family & Relationships

The spirited child—often called "difficult" or "strong willed"—possesses traits we value in adults yet find challenging in children. Research shows that spirited children are wired to be "more"; by temperament, they are more intense, sensitive, perceptive, persistent, and more uncomfortable with change than the average child. In this newly revised third edition of the award-winning classic, Dr. Mary Sheedy Kurcinka provides vivid examples of real-life challenges and a refreshingly positive viewpoint. Within these pages you will find: New strategies for managing intensity levels—not just the spirited child's, but yours too A simple, four-step program for peaceful bedtimes, mealtimes, holidays, and many other commonly challenging situations A focus on your child's strengths Steps for teaching your child how to be a problem solver and how to work with others Updated guidance on establishing clear limits And more! Charts and quick tips make this newly updated edition an indispensable guide for fostering a supportive, encouraging, and loving environment for children.

Primary Well Being Case Studies for the Growing Child

Author: Deborah Kramer
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9783319567082
Release Date: 2017-07-11
Genre: Medical

This book offers solutions on how to enhance the normal development of the well child incorporating complementary medicine. The primary care provider is the only healthcare professional to see every child (0-18) and their parent, and can assess the child’s health and advise parents on how to provide a healthy environment and important practices to nurture healthy children. The book provides realistic scenarios encountered by new nurse practitioners in their clinical training. It is structured in a question and answer framework to help practitioners critically think through the best practices to be implemented during the well child visit and develop a plan of action for the family. This book provides assessment and diagnostic criteria and tools and presents common developmental and behavioral issues for each age group. The book promotes the role of professional as advocate by making recommendations for broad social policies to help all children succeed.

The Good Night Sleep Tight Workbook for Children Special Needs

Author: Kim West
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781947951105
Release Date: 2019-03-26
Genre: Family & Relationships

With its easy-to-use and clear step-by-step format, the Good Night, Sleep Tight Workbook will help tired parents create and follow an effective sleep plan to achieve sleep success for their kids with special needs—toddlers to tweens. With its easy-to-use and clear step-by-step format, the Good Night, Sleep Tight Workbook will help tired parents create and follow an effective sleep plan to achieve sleep success for their kids with special needs—toddlers to tweens.

Sharing Love Abundantly in Special Needs Families

Author: Gary Chapman
Publisher: Moody Publishers
ISBN: 9780802496867
Release Date: 2019-08-06
Genre: Family & Relationships

"With a frank and honest observation on how disability can unravel family unity, this book inspires and equips us to live out our faith as we interact with those we love." -Joni Eareckson Tada, founder & CEO, Joni and Friends Between the worry, the doctor’s appointments, and the thousand small challenges of everyday life, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed and exhausted. The idea of showing abundant love to every member of your family can feel like a daunting task. Jolene Philo has been there. And in this wise, warm, practical guide, she and Dr. Gary Chapman show you how the 5 love languages can help strengthen your marriage and family life—whatever your needs. Sharing dozens of stories from parents of children with special needs children, they teach you how to: protect your marriage amidst the stress discover and speak the love language of your child—even if they’re nonverbal accommodate the love languages for children with special needs and disabilities show love to every member of your family when you have limited time, money, and energy Having a special needs child shouldn’t mean sacrificing a full family life. Learn to share love abundantly no matter your circumstances.

Teaching Gifted Children in Today s Preschool and Primary Classrooms

Author: Joan Franklin Smutny
Publisher: Free Spirit Publishing
ISBN: 9781631980459
Release Date: 2016-02-23
Genre: Education

These proven, practical early childhood teaching strategies and techniques help teachers identify young gifted children, differentiate and extend the curriculum, assess and document students’ development, and build partnerships with parents. Individual chapters focus on early identification, curriculum compacting, social studies, language arts, math and science, cluster grouping, social-emotional development, and finding and supporting giftedness in diverse populations. The text includes current information on brain research and learning; rigor and complexity; and integrating creativity, the arts, and higher-level thinking in accordance with learning goals. Scenarios and vignettes take readers into teachers’ classrooms. The book includes extensive references and resources to explore. Digital content includes customizable forms from the book.

Warning Signs

Author: Brian Johnson
Publisher: Chicago Review Press
ISBN: 9781613730454
Release Date: 2016-08-01
Genre: Family & Relationships

Warning Signs provides practical methods to reduce harm to and by children. Doctors Johnson and Berdahl present the most common risk factors and warning signs, along with practical parenting advice and strategies for raising strong, safe kids and protecting them from becoming either perpetrators or victims. They explain how the "old" risk factors—child abuse and neglect, domestic violence, sexual assault, and poverty—have been compounded by new ones in the past 20 years, such as violent media, kids' entitled attitudes, parents' fear of intervention, and increases in childhood mental illness, disrupted families, substance use, bullying, access to weapons, and social media. They provide sample language for tough conversations with kids and with other adults. Full of specific, practical ideas, this book will appeal to parents who want to raise kind and compassionate children.