... weeks can be tough as a single parent, or any parent for that matter. ... we sit at the table as I get to hear what's going on in the children's world.
Author: Roger John McEwan
Publisher: Palmerston Press
‘I’ve experienced all the different roles you have to play when there’s nobody else around: a parent, a dad, a father, a stand-in mum, a confidant, always a butler or maid, a teacher and, most crucially, a friend.’ In this enlightening but also very practical book, Roger McEwan shares the lessons he’s learned from years as a solo dad. It is not, he insists, a self-help book. But amidst the rich, always fascinating, often hilarious experiences of his times with his two children are dozens and dozens of useful pieces of advice for parents – from developing a great relationship with your ex (if you can) to letting the children pick the clothes they want to wear, teaching them to cook, and acknowledging that changing a toilet roll is too complex for anyone under the age of eighteen to understand. **
This collection of 101 narratives from people around the world and from all walks of life includes lessons that illuminate the power of character, integrity, curiosity, creativity, grit, kindness, patience, gratitude, and other essential ...
Author: Paul Smith
“Play nice!” “Be kind!” “Don’t do that!” Every day, it seems half our conversations with young people is made up of commands dealing with character and niceties--all issues that need to be addressed and not ignored. But how is it working? Do you find yourself back at square one the next day, with a child acting as though they had no idea they shouldn’t be lying? In Parenting with a Story, author Paul Smith, one of the world’s leading experts in organizational storytelling, shows that when stories are used to illustrate to children how choices and consequences play out in the real world, with real people, the impact will be far more profound than the relentless commands that are forgotten or ignored as soon as the parent turns away. This collection of 101 narratives from people around the world and from all walks of life includes lessons that illuminate the power of character, integrity, curiosity, creativity, grit, kindness, patience, gratitude, and other essential characteristics every parent should be trying to instill in their children. Sometimes heart-wrenching, sometimes funny, always compelling, these stories impart wisdom and help steer choices about: • Resisting peer pressure• Remaining open-minded• Being humble• Making courageous decisions• Standing by their word• Bouncing back from failure• Showing compassion• Picking friends wisely• And moreThroughout all of history, stories have been used to help shape who we are and who we aspire to come. But effective storytelling doesn’t have to be reserved for teachers, writers, and preachers. As a parent, learn how to share stories, discuss them with your child, and watch your child grow into the adult every parent would be proud of.
No matter how much you feel you've failed or haven't measured up in your ideals of parenting, be assured that you're the right one for the job.
Author: Wanda Smith
Publisher: Word Alive Press
You can live that peace-filled, thriving mom-life you’ve only ever dreamed of! Parenting is tough. Throughout our lives as parents, we often face marital strife, financial challenges, loneliness, discouragement, and fear. Yet we still feel the pressure to live up to society’s ideal of “the perfect parent.” In Real Life Parenting Hacks, Wanda shares the creative ways God showed her to raise her daughters with purpose, on purpose, throughout her life as a parent. With some simple routines and mindset changes, you, too, can claim a sense of peace in your heart and your family. This book offers tools to help you: handle fussy eaters overcome bedtime struggles learn to work through screen-time issues abolish fear from your home develop your ability to stay calm when your kids are misbehaving<.ul> From cultivating a toy philosophy to paring down at Christmas, Wanda offers practical and useful tips to save money, eliminate stress, and raise your family to love themselves, others, and Jesus. Real Life Parenting Hacks will encourage you in the daily task of parenthood and assure you that you are anointed to be the best mom or dad for your child!
The Connected Parent will help you lovingly guide your children and bring renewed hope and restoration to your family.
Author: Lisa Qualls
Publisher: Harvest House Publishers
There Is Hope for Every Child, Every Parent, and Every Family Parenting under the best of circumstances can be difficult. And raising children who have come to your home from “hard places,” who have their own set of unique needs, brings even more challenges. You may have discovered that the techniques that worked with your birth children are not working with your adopted or foster child. Renowned child-development expert Dr. Karyn Purvis gives you practical advice and powerful tools you can use to encourage secure attachment in your family. You will benefit from Karyn’s decades of clinical research and real-world experience. Coauthor Lisa Qualls demonstrates how you can successfully implement these strategies in your home, just as she did in hers. You will learn how to simplify your approach using scripts, nurture your child, combat chronic fear, teach respect, and develop other valuable tools to facilitate a healing connection with your child. The Connected Parent will help you lovingly guide your children and bring renewed hope and restoration to your family.
Using real life examples, parents Donna Sinclair and Yvonne Stewart offer down-to-earth guidance and sensitive theological reflection for Christians raising children amid the realities of today's world.
Author: Donna Sinclair
Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press
Using real life examples, parents Donna Sinclair and Yvonne Stewart offer down-to-earth guidance and sensitive theological reflection for Christians raising children amid the realities of today's world. Issues discussed include materialism, competition, sexuality, and conflict.
Key strategies for parents of teens in the crucial window before that "launch" into the real world.
Author: Dennis John Trittin
Publisher: Lifesmart Pub
Key strategies for parents of teens in the crucial window before that "launch" into the real world. Learn how to set them up for success through effective communication, valuing and cultivating their unique strengths, and empowering versus control. Help your teens build a strong personal leadership foundation that will enable them to live successful, independent lives of purpose, integrity, and impact.
TABLE 9.3 Parenting Styles Description Example Potential Effects on Children Parenting Style PermissiveNeglectful (low C, low W) Parents make few demands, ...
Author: Catherine A. Sanderson
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Real World Psychology balances comprehensive coverage of the key concepts in introductory psychology with a concise presentation style and engages students with current and interesting research that explores these concepts in real-life contexts. Real World Psychology features the incomparable author team of Karen Huffman (Palomar College) and Catherine Sanderson (Amherst College) who create an outstanding text that is appealing to students and instructors at a wide range of academic institutions. The new edition has been thoroughly updated and features a new focus on Scientific Thinking and Practical Applications underscoring the fact that connecting the principles of psychological science to everyday life is critical to student engagement, and ultimately key to their success – not only in the introductory psychology course, but in whatever their chosen field of study and in everyday life. Students will leave the course with an appreciation of how a basic, yet scientific understanding of human behavior can benefit them in their studies, in their personal lives, and in their professional endeavors.
According to the unwritten manual we civilized humans have devised over the past 40,000 years, parenting is viewed as one of those normal life events all of us are supposed to experience.
Author: Olivia Black
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Some unseen, unknown, all-knowing being, or force, or whatever of the more than 3,000 deities you believe in apparently thinks it's comical to give you the biological equipment for the ultimate human pleasure, and punish you with a ball and chain that will stand in the way of you getting any physical pleasure for the next twenty years. Supposedly, He's smart enough to create life, a functional planet, and a universe. But He purposely forgets to leave a manual? Look, I'm a man of the cloth, and even I think that's ridiculous. As a two-time father with stepchildren, Olivia Black's sarcasm is well deserved. According to the unwritten manual we civilized humans have devised over the past 40,000 years, parenting is viewed as one of those normal life events all of us are supposed to experience. You grow up, you get married, you land a job you may despise, and then you have children. Eventually, your kids grow up, you get old, and return to the dirt from which you came. That's the master plan. Many of us believe this entire world is temporary pass-through, or perhaps a test, for a glorious afterlife. In my humble upbringing, I was raised to think that I was meant to be poor, parenting was a punishment for something I couldn't possibly comprehend, and that's why so many folks were alcoholics. Sorry to cast such a negative dispersion on parenting, but that's how modern society tends to view it. Long story short, after about three decades of having sex, I ended up with a son that's definitely mine, and a grown daughter whose mother has told me on several occasions she may not actually be my daughter. I think I'm a pretty good father, considering I didn't have much to go on. If you still have got half a brain that hasn't been overrun with fluoride poisoning, you're probably beginning to get a little nervous. Soon, you too will be asking yourself the same question I ask myself each and every day - "How the hell am I supposed to raise a child in this environment?" No worries, because Olivia Black has it all figured out. She's one of the brightest people I know. If anyone can guide you through raising a perfect child, it's Olivia. So sit back, and throw back a cold one - you're going to need it - and join her on this wildlife adventure called parenthood. You're stuck now, so you may as well make the most of it. It's fun. It's confusing. It's thankless. It's rewarding. It sucks. It's wonderful. It's punitive. It's cognizant. It's ridiculous. Parenting is a bunch of things. The one thing it ain't -- is reversible.
The Discussion of Hypothetical and Real-World Moral Conflicts Outside of the context of discipline, children are also exposed to moral dilemmas in the ...
Author: Deborah J. Laible
Publisher: Oxford University Press
The Oxford Handbook of Parenting and Moral Development provides a collection of state-of-the-art theories and research on the role that parents play in moral development. Contributors who are leaders in their fields take a comprehensive, yet nuanced approach to considering the complex links between parenting and moral development. The volume begins by providing an overview of traditional and contemporary perspectives on parenting and moral development, including perspectives related to parenting styles, domain theory, attachment theory, and evolutionary theory. In addition, there are several chapters that explore the genetic and biological influences related to parenting and moral development. The second section of the volume explores cultural and religious approaches to parenting and moral development and contributes examples of contemporary research with diverse populations such as Muslim cultures and US Latino/as. The last major section of the volume examines recent developments and approaches to parenting, including chapters on topics such as helicopter parenting, proactive parenting, parent-child conversations and disclosure, parental discipline, and other parenting practices designed to inhibit children's antisocial and aggressive behaviors. The volume draws together the most important work in the field; it is essential reading for anyone interested in parenting and moral development.
As a result, the real world had moved on and left her behind. THE INTERVENTION First, I had to help Hannah's parents understand why Hannah had been socially ...
Author: Dr Elizabeth Kilbey
Publisher: Hachette UK
The book that every parent needs. Written by the expert child psychologist, Dr Elizabeth Kilbey, from Channel 4's The Secret Life of 4, 5 and 6 Year Olds. 'Children who get too much screen time are at risk of anxiety disorders' - BBC News This is the book that every parent with a child under the age of 11 (in the latency stage of brain development) needs in order to navigate the tricky pathway of how much screen time to allow on a daily basis. Play has gone from a physical, creative experience using toys and imagination to something that now involves sitting down alone for hours at a time. Parents are dealing with children who don't listen to them, who are unable to concentrate for very long, who refuse to do homework and who constantly battle against them for more screen time. In this book, Dr Elizabeth Kilbey will offer tangible, practical advice about how to 'unplug' your child from their device so their online time doesn't become all-consuming and how we, as parents, can plug in to connect with our children.
But many of those teens have been so protected that they are unaware of the dangers of the real world or don't know how to respond to them.
Author: Mark Gregston
Publisher: Certa Publishing
Parenting today’s teens is not for cowards. Your teenager is facing unprecedented and confusing pressures, temptations, and challenges in today’s culture. Mark Gregston has helped teens and their parents through every struggle imaginable, and now he shares his biblical, practical insights with you in bite-size pieces. Punctuated with Scriptures, prayers, and penetrating questions, these one-page devotions will give you the wisdom and assurance you need to guide your teen through these years and reach the other side with relationships intact.
skin tones, and came from different parts of the world. But up until a certain point in time, I hadn't really thought too much about those differences as ...
Author: Jane Hoyt-Oliver Ph.D.
An essential resource for transracially adoptive parents and the professionals who serve them, this book offers practical strategies for helping a transracially adopted child through the challenges he or she may face. • Includes advice and questions for discussion and thought by parents considering transracial adoption; for parents already on the journey with older children, the authors examine racial identity development • Offers concrete strategies for parents parenting a child from a different race • Provides practical steps related to managing influences and opinions from within the extended family and the community • Suggests ways parents can learn from members of their child's racial community—and how to manage challenges that arise in transracial adoption situations • Shares the stories of three adults who were transracial adoptees as well as vignettes from (and interviews with) dozens of parents who were involved in transracial adoptions
"Parenting in the Real World" is the interactive book that will get you there. Dr. Stephanie O'Leary's no-nonsense, judgmental-free tools are practical and easy to use with kids of all ages.
Author: Stephanie O'Leary
You can know how to handle any parenting situation! Do you want to make effective parenting choices and feel confident that you're doing the right thing for your child? "Parenting in the Real World" is the interactive book that will get you there. Dr. Stephanie O'Leary's no-nonsense, judgmental-free tools are practical and easy to use with kids of all ages. Whether you're raising toddlers or teens, these go-to strategies will empower you in any situation and make room for a deeper connection that will last well beyond the drama of today. In seven simple steps, you'll learn to:· Really listen to your kids so they start listening to you· Let your child know you understand (even when you have no clue!)· Pump up the volume on respect· Set limits, say no like you mean it, and stop worrying about push-back· Own your mistakes (because we all make them!) so your child starts taking responsibility· Find joy and begin to like your child as much as you love him or her· Practice guilt-free self-care so you can take really good care of your childDr. Stephanie O'Leary is a Clinical Psychologist specializing in Neuropsychology, and a mom of two. For over a decade she has been providing parents with a no-nonsense approach to navigating the daily grind while preparing kids for the challenges they'll face in the real world.
Enabling parents to bring out the best in their children Melissa Hood ... In the real world they will have to deal with criticism True – in the real world ...
Author: Melissa Hood
Publisher: Practical Inspiration Publishing
The Parent Practice team, led by Melissa Hood and Elaine Halligan, have been delivering positive parenting courses since 2004 designed to make families happier by giving parents skills and strategies that allow them not only to parent more effectively, but to enjoy their children more. Based on science and tested in families, Real Parenting for Real Kids provides realistic and workable solutions for real families living real lives in the 21st century. Melissa Hood draws on years of experience as a professional and as a parent to debunk many of the myths of parenting, provide insights into children s behaviour and practical solutions to everyday issues faced by parents of school aged children. With worksheets and other resources, you will learn the 7 essential skills and be able to take action immediately to transform your family life. Far from making you feel guilty about your parenting this book celebrates mums and dads and the creative solutions they find for everyday parenting dilemmas. The experiences of hundreds of parents are shared here.
As a result, your kids will learn about real faith by living it out with you.Culture expert and veteran youth pastor, Mark Matlock, will help you explore issues such as:• Helping your child make decisions• The importance of failure• ...
Author: Mark Matlock
Publisher: Zondervan/Youth Specialties
"Christian families today often find themselves stuck between two stories—their own family’s story and God’s story. It’s like they’re living two lives: their Christian life and their “real world” life. The trick is figuring out how to get your family’s story to line up with God’s story in the world around us, helping you raise children who have the character, values, and mission that allows them to go out into the real world and live out a real faith.Real World Parents is a parenting book that helps you to be proactive, rather than reactive, when it comes to raising Christian kids in a world that is filled with contradictions to a life of faith. Rather than trying to raise kids who are “good Christians,” you’ll find the tools to help you live out a faith that allows your children to see what it means to live as a Christian. As a result, your kids will learn about real faith by living it out with you.Culture expert and veteran youth pastor, Mark Matlock, will help you explore issues such as:• Helping your child make decisions• The importance of failure• Knowing God’s story for your family• Changing the story your family is in• The pursuit of wisdom, and much moreGod has placed us here to interact with and represent him to the world by engaging with the culture—not retreating from it. Rather than trying to isolate your children from the world or draw lines that keep them from truly engaging in the world God calls us to help and heal, you can learn how to lead your family towards an integrated life where your story and God’s story come together to make a difference in the world around you."
Reality: Generally, when people say this, they mean that the “real” world” is difficult, and so children must learn how to cope with the problems they will ...
Author: Carrie Blackaby
Publisher: Elevate Publishing
Customized Parenting in a Trending World invites parents and their children to recognize that conventional wisdom is not always the best way to go. This book will help you find the courage and creativity to challenge cultural norms and customize your parenting so each of your children can thrive. Father and daughter duo Dr. Richard and Carrie Blackaby offer informative, engaging, and thought-provoking content from both sides of the parenting equation. The pages are filled with humor, inspiration, and encouragement. God takes great delight in creating unique individuals, so why do we teach our children to conform and be complacent?
After seeing, once again, the utility of using the Zombie Apocalypse to relay the challenges that parents face in the real world, i decided to write an ...
Author: Steven J. Kirsh
Parenting is difficult under the best of circumstances—but extremely daunting when humanity faces cataclysmic annihilation. When the dead rise, hardship, violence and the ever-present threat of flesh-eating zombies will adversely affect parents and children alike. Depending on their age, children will have little chance of surviving a single encounter with the undead, let alone the unending peril of the Zombie Apocalypse. The key to their survival—and thus the survival of the species—will be the caregiving they receive. Drawing on psychological theory and real-world research on developmental status, grief, trauma, mental illness, and child-rearing in stressful environments, this book critically examines factors influencing parenting, and the likely outcomes of different caregiving techniques in the hypothetical landscape of the living dead.
A History of Parenting Culture 1920s to Present Harry Hendrick ... 72 If the child is 'to attain security in the real world of social relations', ...
Author: Harry Hendrick
Publisher: Policy Press
Harry Hendrick shows how broader social changes, including neoliberalism, feminism, the collapse of the social-democratic ideal, and the 'new behaviourism', have led to the rise of the anxious and narcissistic parent, In this provocative history of parenting.