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8 Keys to Parenting Children with ADHD

8 Keys to Parenting Children with ADHD

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Parenting children with ADHD, whether diagnosed or undiagnosed, can be challenging and complex. But just as a child who struggles with reading can learn to decode words, children with ADHD can learn patience, communication, and solution-seeking skills to become more confident, independent, and capable. This book, rich with optimism, tips, tools, and action plans, offers science-based insights and systems for parents to help cultivate these skills.

Combining expert information with practical, sensitive advice, the eight "key" concepts here will help parents reduce chaos, improve cooperation, and nurture the advantages--like creativity and drive--that often accompany all of that energy.

Based on author Cindy Goldrich's seven-session workshop entitled Calm and Connected: Parenting Kids with ADHD(c), this book focuses on developing and strengthening effective interpersonal skills in both parents and children as a way to improve conflict resolution.

Following the parenting principle to "Parent the child you have," Goldrich offers advice to help readers tailor their parenting to meet the needs of their unique child. The book also leads parents to recognize the value of being a leader and a guide to children, building parents' confidence in their decision-making, and giving children a sense of safety, security, and confidence.

The principles outlined in 8 Keys to Parenting Children with ADHD are appropriate for parenting kids of all ages--until they have "launched" and are on their own.

8 Keys to Raising the Quirky Child

8 Keys to Raising the Quirky Child

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A quirky child experiences difficulty fitting in and connecting with others usually due to an interpersonal style or behavior that stands out from the other kids. Maybe they are obsessed with a topic of interest or spend excessive hours a day reading, playing video games, or playing with just one toy. These kids are not so far afield as to fall on the autism spectrum, but they are unique, and their behaviors are not addressed in typical parenting books.

This book defines quirky markers and offers strategies for parents to understand their children's brains and behaviors; to know what is developmentally appropriate, and what isn't; to understand how to reach their kids; and to help facilitate their social functioning in the world.

It will calm the hearts and minds of parents who worry that their child doesn't fit in and offer hope to parents who need strategies to support their quirky child's overall development.
9 Ways to a Resilient Child

9 Ways to a Resilient Child

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A is for Atticus: Baby Names From Great Books

A is for Atticus: Baby Names From Great Books

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Today's millennial generation baby namers want their young ones' monikers to reflect something deeply meaningful and personal. Where better to draw inspiration than the books they cherish and the characters they love? 'A is for Atticus' mines the classics for the best names and brings them all into one volume.
A to Z Guide to Raising Happy Confident Kids

A to Z Guide to Raising Happy Confident Kids

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Parents no longer have time to read long books about the theories of parenting. What they want are quick pieces of advice geared to their busy lifestyles and immediate needs. Dr. Jenn comes to the rescue with this fun yet useful book that offers 26 short chapters on everything from pets to being a sports parent to healthy relationships to food to keeping your marriage as much fun as it was before the children arrived.

Designed to be browsed or picked up from time to time for specific help, the book provides insight and guidance for any parent but focuses on those with toddlers to third grade. Upbeat, lively, and humorous, this book answers parents' most frequent questions about how to raise a healthy, well-adjusted child. Because every chapter is only a few pages long and can stand on its own, busy parents can read what they need when they need it.

ABCs of Yoga for Kids: A Guide for Parents and Teachers

ABCs of Yoga for Kids: A Guide for Parents and Teachers

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The ABCs of Yoga for Kids: A Guide for Parents and Teachers is a companion to The ABCs of Yoga for Kids, an award-winning bestselling picture book that uses the alphabet, rhyming vignettes, and colorful illustrations to introduce children to yoga in a kid-friendly way. This guide supports parents and teachers who wish to learn more about yoga for kids, including how to implement yoga in children's daily lives. Readers will gain insight into what yoga is, how it can contribute to a child's active lifestyle, and how it can be used to alleviate many childhood challenges. This easy-to-use guide offers basic instructions for teaching yoga to kids and a sample children's yoga routine. A bonus CD is included with the book, featuring three original children's yoga songs.
Accidentally On Purpose: The True Tale of a Happy Single Mother

Accidentally On Purpose: The True Tale of a Happy Single Mother

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At thirty-nine, movie critic Mary Pols knew she wanted to have a baby. But never--not in a million years--on her own. When she finds herself unexpec-tedly expecting, she plunges into the greatest adventure of her life. With humor, insight, and compelling honesty, Pols reveals what it means to compromise in the name of love and to find joy in an accidental life, suddenly brimming with purpose.

Achtung Baby

Achtung Baby

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An Entertaining, Enlightening Look at the Art of Raising Self-Reliant, Independent Children Based on One American Mom's Experiences in Germany

An NPR Staff Pick and One of the NPR Book Concierge'sBest Books of the Year

When Sara Zaske moved from Oregon to Berlin with her husband and toddler, she knew the transition would be challenging, especially when she became pregnant with her second child. She was surprised to discover that German parents give their children a great deal of freedom--much more than Americans. In Berlin, kids walk to school by themselves, ride the subway alone, cut food with sharp knives, and even play with fire. German parents did not share her fears, and their children were thriving. Was she doing the opposite of what she intended, which was to raise capable children? Why was parenting culture so different in the States?

Through her own family's often funny experiences as well as interviews with other parents, teachers, and experts, Zaske shares the many unexpected parenting lessons she learned from living in Germany. Achtung Baby reveals that today's Germans know something that American parents don't (or have perhaps forgotten) about raising kids with "selbstandigkeit" (self-reliance), and provides practical examples American parents can use to give their own children the freedom they need to grow into responsible, independent adults.

Achtung Baby

Achtung Baby

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An Entertaining, Enlightening Look at the Art of Raising Self-Reliant, Independent Children Based on One American Mom's Experiences in Germany

When Sara Zaske moved from Oregon to Berlin with her husband and toddler, she knew the transition would be challenging, especially when she became pregnant with her second child. She was surprised to discover that German parents give their children a great deal of freedom--much more than Americans. In Berlin, kids walk to school by themselves, ride the subway alone, cut food with sharp knives, and even play with fire. German parents did not share her fears, and their children were thriving. Was she doing the opposite of what she intended, which was to raise capable children? Why was parenting culture so different in the States?

Through her own family's often funny experiences as well as interviews with other parents, teachers, and experts, Zaske shares the many unexpected parenting lessons she learned from living in Germany. Achtung Baby reveals that today's Germans know something that American parents don't (or have perhaps forgotten) about raising kids with "selbstandigkeit" (self-reliance), and provides practical examples American parents can use to give their own children the freedom they need to grow into responsible, independent adults.

Active Baby, Healthy Brain: 135 Fun Exercises and Activities to Maximize Your Ch

Active Baby, Healthy Brain: 135 Fun Exercises and Activities to Maximize Your Ch

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Movement, play, and active exploration in the first five years of a child's life are essential to the development of his or her body and brain. Now Active Baby, Healthy Brain presents 135 massages, exercises, and activities that engage your child's love of play while also stimulating his or her brain development in multiple areas, including:

  • Balance
  • Cross-pattern movement
  • Visualization
  • Vestibular (inner ear) stimulation
  • Laterality
  • Fine and gross motor skills
  • Each activity is presented on its own page with step-by-step instructions, appealing illustrations, and illuminating sidebars. The detailed instructions tell you exactly how to do each activity, as well as how to incorporate toys, music, dance, and games. No single activity takes more than two minutes, and all that's required is ten minutes a day. More than thirty years in the making, Active Baby, Healthy Brain is an indispensable guide for everyone who is raising a child or who interacts with preschoolers.

    Active Birth - Revised Edition: The New Approach to Giving Birth Naturally

    Active Birth - Revised Edition: The New Approach to Giving Birth Naturally

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    It's time to empower yourself and just say no to giving birth passively.

    This is the book that has revolutionized childbirth, turning birthing mothers from subdued and passive "patients" to active and empowered owners of their childbirth experience. Janet Balaskas started a movement of women who refused to give birth lying down and she has been teaching women about "active birth" ever since. She emphasizes the importance of movement during labor, the wide range of options and positions for delivery itself, and the many natural alternatives to heavy sedation and other medical interventions. Her book is eminently useful whether you are planning to give birth in a hospital, a free-standing birth center, or at home. If such options as water birth or hypno-birthing are appealing to you, this is an essential book; at the same time, it is non-judgmental and encourages you to give birth in whatever manner and position you see fit. It covers:

  • Exercises for pregnancy, to prepare you optimally for childbirth
  • Massage and yoga during labor
  • Labor and birthing positions that maximize your comfort and encourage efficient contractions
  • Essential tips for birth partners, spouses, doulas, and other attendants
  • Relaxation and recovery exercises, for the postpartum period
  • Janet Balaskas shows you how to prepare for and experience a truly natural, joyful, and empowering birth.

    Activities For Fitness, Food and Fun for the Whole Family

    Activities For Fitness, Food and Fun for the Whole Family

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    365 Activities for Fitness, Food, and Fun for the Whole Family features activities that will hoist young spuds off the couch and get them participating in games, exercises, and healthy recipes they will love. Best of all, the activities are designed to be fun for the whole family, strengthening family bonds as well as improving everyone's health.

    Activities on the Go: One-on-One Fun for Kids and Adults

    Activities on the Go: One-on-One Fun for Kids and Adults

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    This compact, portable guide is packed with creative activities that are guaranteed to strengthen bonds between adult and child through simple, low-prep, low-cost suggestions designed to reinforce one-to-one relationships. The varied ideas include a trip to the local library for favorite books to share, learning how to ice skate, snowshoeing at a nearby park, volunteering at a soup kitchen, and writing a one-act play and performing it for family or neighbors. Intended for a parent who wants to mix things up, a mentor looking for fresh ideas, or a counselor needing to break the ice, this pocket resource offers quick and effective ideas for meaningful and enjoyable interaction with a child.
    Activity Schedules for Children with Autism: Teaching Independent Behavior

    Activity Schedules for Children with Autism: Teaching Independent Behavior

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    Activity schedules--simple, yet revolutionary teaching tools--enable children with autism to accomplish activities with greatly reduced adult supervision.

    An activity schedule is a set of pictures or words that cues a child to engage in a sequence of activities. When activity schedules are mastered, children are more self-directed and purposeful in their home, school, and leisure activities--doing puzzles, interacting with classmates, and preparing food with minimal assistance from adults. In this book, parents and professionals will find detailed instructions and examples to help them: Assess a child's readiness to use activity schedulesPrepare a first photographic activity scheduleUnderstand how to use graduated guidance as a teaching toolMonitor progressIntroduce new elements such as choice and use of timersExpand social skillsProgress to written schedules

    ADHD A Complete and Authoritative Guide

    ADHD A Complete and Authoritative Guide

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    Based on evidence-based clinical practice guidelines for ADHD, this AAP child care guide offers parents balanced, reassuring, and authoritative information to help them understand and manage this challenging and often misunderstood condition. Written for parents in clear, easy-to-understand language.
    Adopting Hope: Stories and Real Life Advice from Birthparents, Adoptive Parents, and Adoptees

    Adopting Hope: Stories and Real Life Advice from Birthparents, Adoptive Parents, and Adoptees

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    All My Children actress Jill Larson moved mountains as a single mother to adopt her daughter from China. George Fadok, a former Navy commander, grappled with "changing the rules" eighteen years after placing his daughter in a closed adoption. Angela Paxton, Texas state senator and an adoptee, never thought she would ever meet her birthmom, but when she did, it changed her life.

    Embarking on an adoption journey can be daunting, but now you are not alone! This collection of true, beautiful accounts, including Larson's, Fadok's, and Paxton's, takes an honest look at the process, the struggles, and the undeniable joy that comes with adoption. With insights from all three adoption triad viewpoints, Adopting Hope shares a wealth of lessons learned and tips for every person contemplating an adoption journey.

  • How to have the courage to adopt
  • How to decide on an open vs. a closed adoption
  • How to handle a foreign adoption
  • How to survive the agonizing wait to become parents
  • How to tell your adopted child "the story"
  • How to make your adopted child feel loved
  • How to negotiate a relationship with your child's birth parents
  • How to help your child work through feelings of loneliness or rejection
  • How to dispel negative attitudes you will encounter about adoption
  • And so much more, including suggestions from birthparents and adoptees!
  • From Lorri Antosz Benson, author of To Have and Not to Hold, this heartfelt compilation is ultimately a message of hope, love, and destiny as each family discovers the truth that a child doesn't need to be blood to be truly yours.

    Adoption Nation

    Adoption Nation

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    With compassion for adopted individuals and adoptive and birth parents alike, Adam Pertman explores the history and human impact of adoption, explodes the corrosive myths surrounding it, and tells compelling stories about its participants as they grapple with issues relating to race, identity, equality, discrimination, personal history, and connections with all their families. For the first edition of this groundbreaking examination of adoption and its impact on us all, Pertman won awards from many organizations, including the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatrists, the Dave Thomas Center for Adoption Law, the American Adoption Congress, the Century Foundation, Holt International, and the U.S. Congress. In this updated edition, Pertman reveals how changing attitudes and laws are transforming adoption - and thereby American society - in the twenty-first century.
    Adventures in Veggieland

    Adventures in Veggieland

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    Your kids can learn to love vegetables--and have fun doing it!

    So long to scary vegetables; hello to friendly new textures, colors, and flavors! Here is a foolproof plan for getting your kids to love their vegetables. Just follow the "Three E's"

  • Expose your child to new vegetables with sensory, hands-on, educational activities: Create Beet Tattoos and play Cabbage Bingo!
  • Explore the characteristics of each veggie (texture, taste, temperature, and more) with delectable but oh-so-easy recipes: Try Parsnip-Carrot Mac'n'Cheese and Pepper Shish Kebabs!
  • Expand your family's repertoire with more inventive vegetable dishes--including a "sweet treat" in every chapter: Enjoy Pears and Parsnips in Puff Pastry and Tropical Carrot Confetti Cookies!
  • With 100 kid-tested activities and delicious recipes, plus expert advice on parenting in the kitchen, Adventures in Veggieland will get you and your kids working (and playing!) together in the kitchen, set­ting even your pickiest eater up for a lifetime of healthy eating.