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Bear is very SAD today. Mommy is going to work. And that means Bear has to go to Cub Care for the very first time. Little ones and grown-ups alike are sure to relate to the up-and-down feelings explored in this sweet and empathetic picture book. Bear is feeling very sad today. Mommy has to go to work, so Bear has to go to Cub Care. But Bear doesn't know anyone there at all! How will he make it through the day? Luckily, with the help of some brand-new friends, Bear cheers up, has fun, and then can't wait to tell Mommy all about it when she comes to get him at the end of the day. This companion to Mad, Mad Bear! and Glad, Glad Bear! takes the relatable experience of going to day care or school for the first time and reassures young readers that making new friends and having new experiences is a wonderful thing.
An indispensable guide to welcoming children--from babies to teens--to a lifelong love of reading, written by Pamela Paul and Maria Russo, editors of The New York Times Book Review. Do you remember your first visit to where the wild things are? How about curling up for hours on end to discover the secret of the Sorcerer's Stone? Combining clear, practical advice with inspiration, wisdom, tips, and curated reading lists, How to Raise a Reader shows you how to instill the joy and time-stopping pleasure of reading. Divided into four sections, from baby through teen, and each illustrated by a different artist, this book offers something useful on every page, whether it's how to develop rituals around reading or build a family library, or ways to engage a reluctant reader. A fifth section, "More Books to Love: By Theme and Reading Level," is chockful of expert recommendations. Throughout, the authors debunk common myths, assuage parental fears, and deliver invaluable lessons in a positive and easy-to-act-on way.
Over decades of research and work with thousands of families, Russell A. Barkley has become a leading authority on attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in kids and teens. He has learned what a huge difference parents can make in supporting their children's success--as well as how overwhelming it can be. This concise guide presents 12 key parenting principles for dealing with common behavioral, emotional, and school challenges. By cultivating a mindset of acceptance and compassion--together with an understanding of the executive function deficits of ADHD--you can strengthen your loving connection with your child and help your whole family thrive. Filled with practical suggestions and quick-reference lists and tips, this is the perfect book to read cover to cover or pick up any time you need extra support.
El popular experto en crianza de hijos y autor superventas del New York Times equipa a los padres con herramientas para ayudar a los chicos a enfrentar los graves desafíos y ansiedades que enfrentan en la actualidad.Como padres, tenemos el fuerte impulso de proteger a nuestros hijos, pero esa protección puede terminar perjudicándolos de por vida. En vez de intentar salvarlos de las dificultades, debemos enseñarles a enfrentar y superar sus problemas. En uno de sus libros más importantes hasta la fecha, el Dr. Kevin Leman --psicólogo y exitoso autor reconocido internacionalmente-- les muestra a los padres cómo- ser buenos oyentes- decir la verdad, aun cuando sea difícil- hallar el equilibrio entre ser protector y sobreprotector- enfocar el dolor y la injusticia como una experiencia de aprendizaje en vez de promover la mentalidad de víctima- y mucho másYa sea que el chico esté tratando con una situación hogareña difícil, con agresores, con la pérdida de algún amigo, la muerte de un ser querido, la discriminación, el abuso, un embarazo juvenil o simplemente que esté intentando darle sentido a lo que ve en las noticias, este benéfico y útil libro ayudará a los padres a equiparlos para procesar, aprender y superar tales situaciones.
Families can come in all shapes and sizes, and this heartwarming picture book affirms that no matter what your family looks like, love is the most important part! Hi, I'm Rumi. Some of my friends have one mom and one dad. Some have one mom or one dad. I have two dads. Daddy and Dada. Daddy sings songs with me. Dada reads me stories. Every family is different. And that's pretty cool. This sweet, open-hearted book began as a love letter from authors Ryan Brockington and Isaac Webster to their daughter--and became a joyous celebration of love, family, and acceptance for all to read and share.
Haz que cada momento con tu hijo cuente Descubre la psicología que hay detrás del comportamiento de tu hijo en cada etapa de su desarrollo y afróntala con confianza. Entiende lo que tu hijo realmente quiere expresar cuando dice "¡Mira lo que hehecho!", "Pero no estoy cansado" o "¡Me estás dando vergüenza!", y qué les ocurre cuando no pueden expresarse por sí mismos. Con más de 100 ejemplos de situaciones diarias, esta guía te hará recorrer cada escenario paso a paso, explicándote no solo el comportamiento de tu hijo y la psicología que hay detrás, sino tus propios sentimientos como padre. Obtendrás recomendaciones instantáneas de lo que podrías decir o hacer para tratar de resolver cualquier situación. ¿Cómo piensa mi hijo? cubre el desarrollo de niños con edades comprendidas entre 2 y 7 años. El libro toca temas importantes como las pataletas, las amistades (reales e imaginarias), la rivalidad entre hermanos, el comportamiento agresivo o la presión de grupo. También hay un recopilatorio de prácticas guías de supervivencia para situaciones críticas como viajes en coche, salir a comer fuera o navegar por internet de forma segura. Basado en evidencias de psicología clínica y apostando por un crecimiento positivo y seguro, ¿Cómo piensa mi hijo? te ayudará a sintonizar con los pensamientos más íntimos de tu hijo y a ayudarte a ser el padre que siempre quisiste ser.
"Based on groundbreaking research that has the power to change the lives of countless children--and the adults who love them." --Susan Cain, author of Quiet: The Power of Introverts. A book that offers hope and a pathway to success for parents, teachers, psychologists, and child development experts coping with difficult children. In Tom Boyce's extraordinary new book, he explores the "dandelion" child (hardy, resilient, healthy), able to survive and flourish under most circumstances, and the "orchid" child (sensitive, susceptible, fragile), who, given the right support, can thrive as much as, if not more than, other children. Boyce writes of his pathfinding research as a developmental pediatrician working with troubled children in child-development research for almost four decades, and explores his major discovery that reveals how genetic make-up and environment shape behavior. He writes that certain variant genes can increase a person's susceptibility to depression, anxiety, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, and antisocial, sociopathic, or violent behaviors. But rather than seeing this "risk" gene as a liability, Boyce, through his daring research, has recast the way we think of human frailty, and has shown that while these "bad" genes can create problems, they can also, in the right setting and the right environment, result in producing children who not only do better than before but far exceed their peers. Orchid children, Boyce makes clear, are not failed dandelions; they are a different category of child, with special sensitivities and strengths, and need to be nurtured and taught in special ways. And in The Orchid and the Dandelion, Boyce shows us how to understand these children for their unique sensibilities, their considerable challenges, their remarkable gifts.
A hands-on workbook that you can turn to for easy-to-understand information, recommendations, and support. Parents will learn about what anxiety looks like in children, reflect on their own experiences with anxiety, and find a wealth of intervention activities to try with their children. The activities use proven techniques including mindfulness, creativity, and self-regulation, and are organised by type of intervention, age, and areas of interest.
Someone's definitely screaming for ice cream in this illustrated tale of disappointment, resistance, and acceptance. When a young boy is denied an ice cream cone by his dad, the disappointment he feels is extreme. What begins is a cycle of emotions expressed through color. From sadness (blue), to envy of others with cones of their own (green), to anger (red), and more, his progression through a range of feelings / tactics is both humorous and cathartic to readers experiencing both his pain and the excessiveness of his reaction. Meanwhile, his father's consistent response of a simple "No" serves as its own model of effectiveness in the face of tantrum. The art uses sparse, thick-lined images in black and white paired with a full range of colors, each associated with an emotional response. The simplicity of both the art and text combine to open the door to future referencing and resolving similar real-life situations that stem from hearing the word "No."
Como la mayoría de los padres, Amy y Jeffrey Olrick salieron del hospital con su primer hijo desesperados por saber: «¿Qué hacemos?». Pero años de crianza de tres hijos y el trabajo de Jeffrey como psicólogo infantil los convenció de hacer una pregunta mejor: «¿Cómo debo estar con esta nueva persona?». En una cultura obsesionada con las fórmulas parentales, es fácil pasar por alto el hecho de que la ciencia y la experiencia vivida han demostrado que el desarrollo humano y la prosperidad son una cuestión de relación. Basándose en décadas de investigación psicológica, neurociencia y su propia experiencia como padres y personas de fe, los Olrick presentan seis necesidades relacionales para el crecimiento humano que transformarán la forma en que piensa sobre su hijo y sobre sí mismo. Juntas, las necesidades forman una brújula confiable para guiarlo a usted y a su hijo hacia un camino de propósito y plenitud relacional. Para los padres que se sienten atraídos en cientos de direcciones, mareados por el volumen de estrategias contradictorias y cansados por los programas para padres que complicaron su propia infancia, Las 6 necesidades de cada niño es un mapa de ruta innovadora que integra la ciencia de la conexión con herramientas prácticas. Estará equipado con: * Una mirada profunda a los seis elementos esenciales que su hijo necesita para prosperar * Herramientas para usar cuando se sienta atrapado * El secreto para asegurar la conexión con su hijo * Herramientas de autoevaluación para discernir su estilo de crianza único Más que una guía para padres, este libro es su invitación a liberarse del mito de la paternidad perfecta y abrazar el largo viaje de crecimiento de su hijo. Con perspicacia, humor y compasión, llama a los padres a descubrir el poder de estar imperfectamente presentes con sus hijos, desarrollando una capacidad de recuperación mental, emocional y espiritual que los sostendrá durante toda la vida. The 6 Needs of Every Child Like most parents, Amy and Jeffrey Olrick left the hospital with their first child desperate to know, "What do we do?" But years of parenting three kids and Jeffrey's work as a child psychologist convinced them to ask a better question: "How shall I be with this new person?" In a culture obsessed with parenting formulas, it's easy to miss the fact that science and lived experience have proven that human development and thriving are a matter of relationship. Drawing on decades of psychological research, neuroscience, and their own experience as parents and people of faith, the Olricks present six relational needs for human growth that will transform the way you think about your child--and yourself. Together, the needs form a trustworthy compass to guide you and your child to a path of purpose and relational wholeness. For parents who feel pulled in a hundred directions, dizzied by the volume of clashing strategies, and jaded by the parenting programs that complicated their own childhoods, The 6 Needs of Every Child is a groundbreaking roadmap integrating the science of connection with practical tools.
The New York Times bestselling author of The Price of Privilege and Teach Your Children Well explores how today's parenting techniques and our myopic educational system are failing to prepare children for their certain-to-be-uncertain future--and how we can reverse course to ensure their lasting adaptability, resilience, health and happiness. In The Price of Privilege, respected clinician, Madeline Levine was the first to correctly identify the deficits created by parents giving kids of privilege too much of the wrong things and not enough of the right things. Continuing to address the mistaken notions about what children need to thrive in Teach Your Children Well, Levine tore down the myth that good grades, high test scores, and college acceptances should define the parenting endgame. In Ready or Not, she continues the discussion, showing how these same parenting practices, combined with a desperate need to shelter children from discomfort and anxiety, are setting future generations up to fail spectacularly. Increasingly, the world we know has become disturbing, unfamiliar, and even threatening. In the wake of uncertainty and rapid change, adults are doubling-down on the pressure-filled parenting style that pushes children to excel. Yet these daunting expectations, combined with the stress parents feel and unwittingly project onto their children, are leading to a generation of young people who are overwhelmed, exhausted, distressed--and unprepared for the future that awaits them. While these damaging effects are known, the world into which these children are coming of age is not. And continuing to focus primarily on grades and performance are leaving kids more ill-prepared than ever to navigate the challenges to come. But there is hope. Using the latest developments in neuroscience and epigenetics (the intersection of genetics and environment), as well as extensive research gleaned from captains of industry, entrepreneurs, military leaders, scientists, academics, and futurists, Levine identifies the skills that children need to succeed in a tumultuous future: adaptability, mental agility, curiosity, collaboration, tolerance for failure, resilience, and optimism. Most important, Levine offers day-to-day solutions parents can use to raise kids who are prepared, enthusiastic, and ready to face an unknown future with confidence and optimism.
The instant New York Times bestseller! "Emily Oster dives into the data on parenting issues, cuts through the clutter, and gives families the bottom line to help them make better decisions." -Good Morning America "A targeted mini-MBA program designed to help moms and dads establish best practices for day-to-day operations." -The Washington Post From the bestselling author of Expecting Better and Cribsheet, the next step in data driven parenting from economist Emily Oster. In The Family Firm, Brown professor of economics and mom of two Emily Oster offers a classic business school framework for data-driven parents to think more deliberately about the key issues of the elementary years: school, health, extracurricular activities, and more. Unlike the hourly challenges of infant parenting, the big questions in this age come up less frequently. But we live with the consequences of our decisions for much longer. What's the right kind of school and at what age should a particular kid start? How do you encourage a healthy diet? Should kids play a sport and how seriously? How do you think smartly about encouraging children's independence? Along with these bigger questions, Oster investigates how to navigate the complexity of day-to-day family logistics. Making these decisions is less about finding the specific answer and more about taking the right approach. Parents of this age are often still working in baby mode, which is to say, under stress and on the fly. That is a classic management problem, and Oster takes a page from her time as a business school professor at the University of Chicago to show us that thoughtful business process can help smooth out tough family decisions. The Family Firm is a smart and winning guide to how to think clearly--and with less ambient stress--about the key decisions of the elementary school years. Parenting is a full-time job. It's time we start treating it like one.
Tras el éxito de sus libros anteriores, Beatriz M. Muñoz y Nitdia Aznárez, traen Criar desde el corazón, una guía familiar para educar de forma más consciente, a través de la simbiosis de Montessori, la disciplina positiva y la conexión con uno mismo y la naturaleza. En este nuevo enfoque, ofrecen herramientas y soluciones respetuosas para que nuestros pequeños sean más autónomos y responsables, y especialmente para que cada miembro de la familia encuentre su lugar, y así, crezcan sintiéndose vistos y amados de forma incondicional. Para ello, es necesario que las personas adultas cultivemos también la conexión con nuestro niño interior, porque si queremos enfrentarnos a los retos diarios y a las necesidades de nuestros hijos e hijas desde la honestidad, tendremos que empezar por cuidarnos y comprendernos a nosotros mismos. Con este completo manual, aprenderemos a dejar atrás los castigos, los premios y todas las prácticas que no cultivan el amor incondicional, y a construir un entorno seguro, alentador y de calma familiar para nuestros hijos, desde su primera infancia hasta su adolescencia, sin perder el foco de la compasión y la benevolencia hacia nosotros mismos. ENGLISH DESCRIPTION After the great success of their previous books, Beatriz M. Muñoz and Nitdia Aznárez, now bring Rearing from the Heart, a family guide to educate in a more conscious way, through the Montessori synergy, positive discipline, and a connection with oneself and nature. In this new approach, they offer tools and solutions so that our little ones are more independent, self-sufficient, and responsible, especially so that each member of the family finds their place, and thus, they grow up feeling unconditionally seen and loved. For this, it is necessary that we, as adults, also cultivate the connection with our inner child, because if we want to face the daily challenges and the needs of our sons and daughters, we will have to start by taking care of and understanding ourselves. With this manual, we will learn to leave behind punishments, rewards, and any other concepts that do not cultivate unconditional love, and will also learn to build a safe, encouraging, uplifting, and calm family environment for our children, from their early childhood to adolescence, without losing the focus of compassion and kindness for ourselves.
Tantrums and outbursts bring out the worst in ourselves, even for the most conscious and respectful parents. This book provides lessons on how to interact with children in more effective ways, developing empathy as a fundamental part of growing and better helping their way through life.
The essential guide to parenting multiracial and multiethnic children of all ages--and learning to nourish, support, and celebrate their multiracial identity. While the fastest growing demographic in the US is comprised of people who identify as two or more races, parents of muliethnic kids still lack practical, concrete resources written just for them. In a world where people are more likely to proclaim colorblindness than talk openly about race, how can we truly value, support, and celebrate our kids' identity? How can we assess our own sense of racial readiness, and develop a deeper understanding of the issues facing multiracial children today? Raising Multiracial Children gives parents the tools for exploring race with their children, offering practical guidance on how to initiate conversations; consciously foster multicultural identity development; discuss issues like microaggressions, intersectionality, and privilege; and intentionally cultivate a sense of belonging. It provides an overview of key issues and current topics relevant to raising multiracial children and offers strategies that can be implemented in the classroom and at home, with developmentally appropriate milestones from infancy through adulthood. The book ends with resources and references for further learning and exploration.