Description : The best-selling author of Parent Power! and Teen-Proofing explores the current rash of youth violence and aggression in America and offers practical, commonsense advice for parents on how to teach their children manners, characters, responsibility, respect for others, and self-control.
Description : Violence is all around us--war, terrorism, street crime, child abuse. Children are bombarded by violent TV shows, movies, and music. Parents fear for the safety of their families and are alarmed when they see their own children acting out in aggressive ways. They often wonder how they can raise their children to live according to the best spiritual values. A family counselor and leader of workshops on raising nonviolent children, Michael Obsatz has identified twenty-one skills that parents and children can learn together for self-protection and for relating to others in loving ways. These include: Coping with Violence in the Media Venting Anger Nonviolently Protecting Your Rights and Privacy Choosing Good Friends Disarming the Bully Avoiding Potentially Violent People Respecting Other People's Rights Coping with Losses and Disappointments Each short chapter includes advice for parents, a word to children, and a variety of interactive activities by which families can practice these important skills and learn to live as peacemakers in God's world.
Description : The tenets of Nonviolent Communication are applied to a variety of settings, including the classroom and the home, in these booklets on how to resolve conflict peacefully. Illustrative exercises, sample stories, and role-playing activities offer the opportunity for self-evaluation, discovery, and application. Applying the Nonviolent Communication (NVC) process to conflict resolution inspires peaceful collaboration by focusing on the unmet needs that lie at the root of any given conflict. Practical techniques help mediators and participants to find the heart of the conflict and use genuine cooperation to reach resolutions that meet everyone’s needs.
Description : The growing epidemic of violect behavior in children is learned at home and in the community. "Not My Kid" presents and optimistic hope that such violence can be prevented. Mary Muscari provides twenty-one practical steps along the road to violent prevention.
Description : Authoritarian parents are so commonplace in our society that teenage rebellion is considered inevitable. We need a change of attitude, say Bob and Janet Aldridge who have raised ten children. Cooperative decision-making in the family is the place to start. Raising nonviolent children means, first and foremost, creating an atmosphere of harmony in the home. The family is the best place for everyone to feel nurtured and safe in a society that is increasingly violent. This is a helpful guide for those who want to raise children peacefully and earn youngsters' respect by modeling a nonviolent approach towards decision-making.
Description : Renowned and respected family psychologist John Rosemond blames child-centered parenting books from recent decades for creating a generation of dependent, often defiant children. He sets the record straight in The New Six-Point Plan for Raising Happy, Healthy Children, an updated version of his highly successful book published more than fifteen years ago. Booms in technology and mass media have created significant changes in society in the last two decades. The text in this revised book has been thoroughly updated to reflect today's society, yet the foundation of Rosemond's timeless and effective approach remains constant. He encourages families to return to tried-and-true, fundamental parenting truths that people did naturally before the "new science of parenting": * Parents aren't their children's friends; they are their leaders. * Parents are at the center of a family-not kids. * Your marriage must come before your children. Each chapter includes easy-to-relate-to questions from parents, which Rosemond answers with both common sense and a sense of humor. For families feeling overwhelmed by competing advice about parenting, this book will ground them with logical, proven approaches to the most significant challenges parents face today. From issues such as self-esteem and discipline to television and chores, this straightforward guidance will facilitate a return to parent-centered families where children are raised into responsible adults.
Description : Jonesboro, Arkansas; West Paducah, Kentucky; Springfield, Oregon; and Littleton, Colorado, are just a few of the increasing number of American towns and cities that have experienced the horror of school violence inflicted by students. The state of violence in American schools today and methods for making and keeping schools safer places are the topics of this book. Chapter One presents statistics and information on court cases, general statutes, and due process as they relate to school violence. Chapter Two discusses characteristics of children with violent tendencies and includes profiles of potentially dangerous children. Chapter Three concentrates on school prevention and intervention, highlighting effective programs used around the country. Chapter Four addresses parents’ roles in curbing youth violence. Chapter Five provides suggestions on how communities can work together to reduce the crime rate and keep schools safe.
Author by : Mary E. Muscari, PhD, MSCr, CPNP, PMHCNS-BC, AFN-BC
Languange : en
Publisher by : Demos Medical Publishing
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Description : An estimated 7.8% of all Americans will experience post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) at some point in their lives. Roughly 5.2 million people have PTSD during the course of a given year. And PTSD can affect anyone - from war veterans and abuse victims to persons directly or indirectly traumatized by other catastrophes including crime, natural disasters, and serious accidents. Getting treatment as soon as possible after PTSD symptoms develop may help prevent PTSD from developing into a long-term condition. Treatment may take the form of medication, pychotherpay, or alternative medicine. What Nurses Know...PTSD Covers all the treatments available today. Examines the causes of the PTSD, describes the symptoms and the effects of PTSD on individuals with the condition and their families Looks at associated problems such as substance abuse Explains what makes PTSD different in children and adolescents Shows how to manage stress Shows how to talk to your health care provider Show how to get help - from both traditional and nontraditional sources About the Series Nurses hold a critical role in modern health care that goes beyond their day-to-day duties. They share more information with patients than any other provider group, and are alongside patients twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week, offering understanding of complex health issues, holistic approaches to ailments, and advice for the patient that extends to the family. Nurses themselves are a powerful tool in the healing process. What Nurses Know gives down-to-earth information, addresses consumers as equal partners in their care, and explains clearly what readers need to know and wants to know to understand their condition and move forward with their lives.
Description : What is faith? In what ways might faith be a virtue, a component of a life well lived? How might faith be corrupted and become a vice? In Why Faith Is a Virtue, Philip D. Smith builds on the work of Alasdair MacIntyre and Robert Adams to argue that faith contributes to human excellence. To make the argument, Smith sorts through conflicting possible faiths and shows how some of them are not virtues at all. Nevertheless, he argues that faith, properly understood, contributes to crucial human practices: scientific research, social reform, and parenting. He explains how and why faith is a virtue.
Description : Now in paperback! "Garbarino makes us believe that we can have control over our environments and the kind of society we want for our children. . . . He gives all of us valuable tools for helping kids negotiate through an increasingly complex, high-risk world." --Paul Simon, former U.S. Senator, Illinois "I am struck by how readily we ignore the very real toxicity of our children's social environment. I am grateful to Jim Garbarino for this A to Z list of ways we can respond more positively." --Anne Cohn Donnelly, executive director, National Committee to Prevent Child Abuse "Garbarino is one of our nation's major social critics. This insightful analysis is a must-read for parents, early childhood advocates, and policy makers." --Edward Zigler, Sterling Professor of Psychology, Yale University Childhood has become a minefield of risks--dangerous to the health and well being of children and adolescents. School violence, drugs, AIDS, poverty, uncaring communities, abusive families, and custody battles are just some of the dangers that children face daily. In this timely book, renowned child development expert James Garbarino explains how we can make choices and decisions that strengthen children and strike a blow against the social toxicity that surrounds us.