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Get the Behavior You Want… Without Being the Parent You Hate! 

Get the Behavior You Want… Without Being the Parent You Hate!

Get the Behavior You Want…Without Being the Parent You Hate! is a roadmap of quick, concrete strategies to help parents use everyday opportunities to create respectful, responsible, and resilient children between the ages of 18 months and 12 years without screaming or nagging. With Get the Behavior You Want… Without Being the Parent You Hate! you all know how to eliminate the behaviors you don’t want while fostering the behaviors you do want like pitching in around the house, pleasant table manners, managing money, finishing multiple-step assignments, taking risks, asking for help, and coping with bad news.

With today as busy parents in mind, each concise chapter provides easy-to-implement action steps and examples of how to teach respect, responsibility, and resilience plus ways to immediately address tantrums and unacceptable behavior while avoiding future conflicts down the road. Dr. G provides easy ways to modify the advice for children at different developmental stages, ranging from toddlers through kids ready to finish middle school.

A hands-on, grab-me-for-a-few-minutes resource, Get the Behavior You Want…Without Being the Parent You Hate! will help parents who are struggling to get to bedtime without tears parents who want to shop at Target without hearing constant whining and pleading and parents who want someone to normalize their experience and say, “Yes, this happens. Here’s what you can do.” Upbeat, lively, and humorous, this book answers parents’ most frequent questions and eliminates the guilt and guesswork out of raising a great kid.

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Screenwise by Devorah Heitner

Screenwise: Helping Kids Thrive (and Survive) in Their Digital World

Screenwise offers an encouraging perspective on how to thoughtfully guide kids
in the digital age. Many parents and educators worry that kids are addicted, detached, or distracted because of their digital devices. Digital Citizenship expert Devorah Heitner, however, believes that technology offers huge potential to our children–if parents help them.
Screenwise helps parents recognize that the social wisdom they have gained throughout their lives is a relevant and urgently needed supplement to their kid’s digital savvy. These skills can help set kids up for a lifetime of success in a world fueled by technology.The core message of the book is that kids need mentoring, not (just) monitoring, and that kids deserve more empathy from adults about growing up in the digital age. Texting, gaming and social media are social spaces requiring social skills. The book offers advice on helping kids navigate friendship and identity issues that are common among new texters, gamers and social media users.

Screenwise is a guide to understanding what it is like for children to grow up with
technology, and to recognizing the special challenges–and advantages–that contemporary kids and teens experience thanks to this level of connection. Children’s school experiences, family life and friendships are all shaped by digital connection. Educators and school leaders looking to engage parents around educational technology and wishing to create a culture of digital citizenship will benefit from this volume. Screenwise helps parents and educators move beyond discussions of “screentime” to evaluate different kinds of engagement with technology.

Screenwise presents practical parenting “hacks”: quick ideas that you can implement today that will help you understand and relate to your digital native. The book empowers parents to recognize ways that wisdom that they have gained throughout their lives is a relevant and urgently needed supplement to their kid’s digital savvy.

Based on real-life stories from families, the latest research, and Dr. Heitner’s experience working with schools, Screenwise teaches parents what they need to know in order to raise responsible and empathetic kids in the digital age.
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Quiet Power by Susan Cain

Quiet Power: The Secret Strengths of Introverts

The monumental bestseller Quiet has been recast in a new edition that empowers introverted kids and teens 

Susan Cain sparked a worldwide conversation when she published Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking. With her inspiring book, she permanently changed the way we see introverts and the way introverts see themselves.

The original book focused on the workplace, and Susan realized that a version for and about kids was also badly needed. This book is all about kids’ world—school, extracurriculars, family life, and friendship. You’ll read about actual kids who have tackled the challenges of not being extroverted and who have made a mark in their own quiet way. You’ll hear Susan Cain’s own story, and you’ll be able to make use of the tips at the end of each chapter. There’s even a guide at the end of the book for parents and teachers.

This insightful, accessible, and empowering book, illustrated with amusing comic-style art, will be eye-opening to extroverts and introverts alike.

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What Great Parents Do by Erica Reischer, PhD

What Great Parents Do: 75 Simple Strategies for Raising Kids Who Thrive

A golden rule book to parenting best practices, What Great Parents Do concisely presents key strategies to help parents reshape kids’ challenging behaviors, create strong family bonds, and guide children toward becoming happy, kind, responsible adults.

What Great Parents Do is an everything-you-need-to-know road map for parenting that you will consult again and again. Psychologist Erica Reischer draws on research in child development and cognitive science to distill the best information about parenting today into bite-size pieces with real examples, useful tips, and tools and techniques that parents can apply right away. This book will show you how to do what great parents do so well, including:

– Great parents start with empathy
– Great parents accept their kids just as they are
– Great parents avoid power struggles
– Great parents see the goal of discipline as learning, not punishment
– Great parents know they aren’t perfect

A toolbox of the most effective parenting strategies, What Great Parents Do is accessible, actionable, and easy to follow.

 

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There Is Life After College by Jeffrey J. Selingo

 There Is Life After College: What Parents and Students Should Know About Navigating School to Prepare for the Jobs of Tomorrow

From the bestselling author of College Unbound comes a hopeful, inspiring blueprint to help alleviate parents’ anxiety and prepare their college-educated child to successfully land a good job after graduation.

Saddled with thousands of dollars of debt, today’s college students are graduating into an uncertain job market that is leaving them financially dependent on their parents for years to come—a reality that has left moms and dads wondering: What did I pay all that money for?

There Is Life After College offers students, parents, and even recent graduates the practical advice and insight they need to jumpstart their careers. Education expert Jeffrey Selingo answers key questions—Why is the transition to post-college life so difficult for many recent graduates? How can graduates market themselves to employers that are reluctant to provide on-the-job training? What can institutions and individuals do to end the current educational and economic stalemate?—and offers a practical step-by-step plan every young professional can follow. From the end of high school through college graduation, he lays out exactly what students need to do to acquire the skills companies want.

Full of tips, advice, and insight, this wise, practical guide will help every student, no matter their major or degree, find real employment—and give their parents some peace of mind.

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