There's nothing more frustrating than watching your bright, talented son or daughter struggle with everyday tasks like finishing homework, putting away toys, or following instructions at school. Your "smart but scattered" 4- to 13-year-old might also have trouble coping with disappointment or managing anger. Drs. Peg Dawson and Richard Guare have great news: there's a lot you can do to help. The latest research in child development shows that many kids who have the brain and heart to succeed lack or lag behind in crucial "executive skills"--the fundamental habits of mind required for getting organized, staying focused, and controlling impulses and emotions. Learn easy-to-follow steps to identify your child's strengths and weaknesses, use activities and techniques proven to boost specific skills, and problem-solve daily routines. Helpful worksheets and forms can be downloaded and printed in a convenient 8 1/2" x 11" size. Small changes can add up to big improvements--this empowering book shows how. See also the authors' Smart but Scattered Teens and their self-help guide for adults. Plus, an academic planner for middle and high school students and related titles for professionals.
"Meeting a huge demand, Peg Dawson and Richard Guare (authors of the bestselling Smart but Scattered books focusing on kids and teens) now provide a state of the art resource specifically geared to adults. Drs. Dawson and Guare offer expert guidance for boosting executive skills--the core brain based abilities needed to get more done with less stress. Readers will be drawn in by realistic examples, self quizzes, and science based tools for strengthening time management, organization, emotional control, and more. And what you can't change, you can work around! The book is packed with simple yet effective strategies for maintaining focus, conquering clutter, staying on top of work demands, and taming the chaos of family life. Numerous worksheets and forms (which purchasers can download and print in a convenient 8
BRAND NEW FOR 2018: A fully revised edition of the most comprehensive guide to sensory processing challenges "At least, here are the insights and answers parents have been searching for." -Dr. Temple Grandin For children with sensory difficulties - those who struggle process everyday sensations and exhibit unusual behaviors such as avoiding or seeking out touch, movement, sounds, and sights - this groundbreaking book is an invaluable resource. Sensory processing challenges affect all kinds of kind - from those with developmental delays, learning and attenion issues, or autism spectrum disorder to those without any other issues. Now in its third edition, Raising a Sensory Smart Child is even more comprehensive and helpful than ever. In this book, you'll learn: *How the 8 senses (yes, 8!) are supposed to work together and what happens when they don't *Practical solutions for daily challenges-from brushing teeth to getting dressed to handling holiday gatherings * Strategies for managing sensitivities to noise, smell textures, and more *"Sensory diet" activities" that help meet sensory needs, with new ideas for kids, teens, adults, and families * Parenting tips for handling discpline, transitions, and behavioral issues *How to practically and emotionally support children and teens with autism and sensory issues * Ways to advocate for your child at school and make schools more "sensory smart" *How to help your child with sensory issues use technology effectively and responsibly * Ways to empower your child and teen in the world * Where to get the best professional help and complementary therapies ***WINNER of the NAPPA GOLD AWARD and iPARENTING MEDIA AWARD***
Author: Michael Delman
Release Date: 2018-06-15
Genre: Child development
Your Kid's Gonna Be Okay helps parents understand the critical skills needed for effective self-management and provides specific strategies and tools to help kids become motivated, accountable, and independent. Parents will learn how kids can change their habits as they pave their own path toward competence today and confidence in their future.
"But you've never had trouble with school-what happened?" In The Disintegrating Student, Jeannine Jannot, Ph.D. explores an increasingly common phenomenon: bright, successful students who suddenly hit a wall, with falling grades, scattered work, and emotional upheaval. In this engaging and easy-to-read book, Dr. Jannot explains why your super-smart student is falling apart, and what you can do about it. Drawing on her decades of experience as a school psychologist, mother of three, college psychology instructor, and student coach, Dr. Jannot covers the developmental and cultural influences that cause today's students to feel overwhelmed and stressed out, how this affects them academically and emotionally, and why they often don't ask for help. Dr. Jannot identifies the skill deficits and counterproductive behaviors common to disintegrating students, and provides 77 Tips to be Productive and Well that will help struggling students get back on track to achieving their full potential. The Disintegrating Student teaches you how to help your child embrace what's going right, address what's going wrong, and develop the skills they need for success in school, and in life. Praise from readers of The Disintegrating Student "Bravo! Dr. Jannot has written an incredible resource for families who are truly struggling to navigate raising children in our fast paced, highly demanding modern world. The Disintegrating Student provides practical tools and easy to understand tips guiding parents in how to reconnect with and develop essential executive functioning skills in their children. I am excited to be able to reference this to families who I see struggling everyday with these issues in my private practice." Lisa Reid, LCSW, Essential Connections "If you're looking for real understanding into why your student might be struggling, that answer likely won't be found in a list of tips or short blog post, but it can be found in The Disintegrating Student! Dr. Jannot manages to succinctly explain the pressures of societal expectations, teenage brain development, and the psychology of parenting styles and motivation in a way that helps create a full picture of what may be happening for your child, how to help overcome those obstacles, and maybe even adjust your own expectations without feeling like you're giving in. 'Successful' students are more than just good grades, and this book is a literal primer for creating a strong foundation for success." Krista Smith, Organizational Psychologist and mother of three (16, 14, and 10) "The Disintegrating Student will quickly become an essential guide for every student and parent working to survive and thrive in the current education environment." Carolyn Lambert, Parent Coach, Nathan's Waypoint Your purchase of The Disintegrating Student will benefit students and teachers with 10% of net proceeds supporting DonorsChoose.org.