Here are some classics which must form a part of any
parents life. These books of wisdom hold good irrespective of the times
and age of your children.
Michael Thompson, Catherine O'Neill Grace, Lawrence Cohen
Best Friends, Worst Enemies : Understanding the Social Lives of
| This book describes the social lives
of kids and the appropriate roles of parents, teachers and school
administrators. Why are children so mean
to each other? Why is it so important to them to be popular?
How can they be so loyal to their friends one moment and so treacherous
the next? The book gives an insightful outlook and delivers support
to parents whose child is a victim of vicious, random acts of physical
and emotional cruelty by their peers.
| It is filled with creative approaches
to helping kids get in touch with and express their emotions. The
author describes many techniques using play and art therapy, including
use of drawings, music, games, puppets, and many other effective avenues
to assist children and adolescents in coming
to terms with emotional needs, wounds, and challenges.
Windows to Our Children is interesting, relevant, and easy to read
and should be very helpful to psychotherapists, teachers, parents,
and anyone else who spends time with children.
Windows to Our Children : A Gestalt Therapy Approach to Children
Tired of Arguing With Your Kids : Wisdom from Parents Who Have Been
| This book gives practical
suggestions to parents around issues from
chronic whining to monster spray. Curran writes with wit,
wisdom and humor, enabling the reader to find the right words, the
right attitude, and the right approaches to transforming argumentation
into an effective, practical, and successful parenting tool of child
management, growth and development.
How do you choose a good school?
Writing lucidly throughout, the author offers, at the end of each
chapter, helpful checklists for evaluating prospective schools. Are
papers marked up with thoughtful comments? How serious is the school
about art and music programs?
John Merrow, Jonathan Kozol
Choosing Excellence : 'Good Enough' Schools Are Not Good Enough
The Quickest Way for You to Help Your Children Learn to Like Themselves
and Want to Behave Themselves
Learn how to become an effective disciplinarian using nurturing and
understanding, and how to help your children achieve their goals.
A parent learns by trial and error how to be more nurturing -- applying
One Minute Reprimands. Then the children help discover two even more
important parenting methods -- One Minute
Praisings and One Minute Goals.
| Useful for parents or anyone working
with teens, this book provides ideas, situation descriptions and creative
solutions to problems with homework, peer
pressure, curfews and communication. Written in an easy-to-read
conversational text, it teaches how to raise children without using
anger, judgment or manipulation.
Parents Teens and Boundaries : How to Draw the Line
Byron Katie, Stephen Mitchell (Contributor)
Loving What Is: Four Questions That Can Change Your Life
|It is about how to resolve problems,
live from a place of peace and aliveness, and how to examine what
is, rather than our thoughts about what is. This is a simple, honest,
and empowering book that captures the essence
of how to live a rich, fulfilling and exciting life by
letting go of mechanical behaviors from the past that stand in the
way of aliveness and well-being.
How Children Fail
| Since its first publication in 1964,
this book has helped two generations of parents understand what
actually happens in the classroom.
Holt's astute observation of children, his clear simple style, and
his lifelong conviction that we can do better by our children make
How Children Fail an enduring classic.
| Without a doubt, this is the one of
the best children's healthcare
books available. Dr. Schmitt gives a thorough explanation about your
child's illness, the set of symptoms, of what is going on and the
home treatment. The book gives the parent some perspective on how
ill or hurt the child really is at a time when it can be tough to
keep a level head.
If you get only one children's healthcare book, make it this one!
Your Child's Health : The Parents' Guide to Symptoms, Emergencies,
Common Illnesses, Behavior and School Problems
Dr. Barton Schmitt
Marvin L. Marshall
Discipline Without Stress Punishments or Rewards : How Teachers
and Parents Promote Responsibility & Learning
|This book gets to the basics
of cause and effect, action and reaction of how children
will act according to how they are treated or corrected. The author
offers a wealth of ideas and puts a positive spin on that precious
component of success -- attitude!