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 : 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 : 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 : 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 : 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 : Parents, teachers, and counselors have a more persistent, profound, and lasting effect on children than any other adults, and Jones-Smith shows us how to use that strong influence to help children learn to handle anger and conflicts in peaceful, productive ways.
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.
Description : The standard guide to baby and child care, from physical to moral development, includes new material on computers and the Internet and on non-traditional families