Parenting Matters

Parenting Matters Author National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
ISBN-10 9780309388542
Release 2016-12-21
Pages 524
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Decades of research have demonstrated that the parent-child dyad and the environment of the familyâ€"which includes all primary caregiversâ€"are at the foundation of children’s well- being and healthy development. From birth, children are learning and rely on parents and the other caregivers in their lives to protect and care for them. The impact of parents may never be greater than during the earliest years of life, when a child’s brain is rapidly developing and when nearly all of her or his experiences are created and shaped by parents and the family environment. Parents help children build and refine their knowledge and skills, charting a trajectory for their health and well-being during childhood and beyond. The experience of parenting also impacts parents themselves. For instance, parenting can enrich and give focus to parents’ lives; generate stress or calm; and create any number of emotions, including feelings of happiness, sadness, fulfillment, and anger. Parenting of young children today takes place in the context of significant ongoing developments. These include: a rapidly growing body of science on early childhood, increases in funding for programs and services for families, changing demographics of the U.S. population, and greater diversity of family structure. Additionally, parenting is increasingly being shaped by technology and increased access to information about parenting. Parenting Matters identifies parenting knowledge, attitudes, and practices associated with positive developmental outcomes in children ages 0-8; universal/preventive and targeted strategies used in a variety of settings that have been effective with parents of young children and that support the identified knowledge, attitudes, and practices; and barriers to and facilitators for parents’ use of practices that lead to healthy child outcomes as well as their participation in effective programs and services. This report makes recommendations directed at an array of stakeholders, for promoting the wide-scale adoption of effective programs and services for parents and on areas that warrant further research to inform policy and practice. It is meant to serve as a roadmap for the future of parenting policy, research, and practice in the United States.



Parenting Matters

Parenting Matters Author Eva Lloyd
ISBN-10 0902046578
Release 1999
Pages 168
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Parenting Matters has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Parenting Matters also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Parenting Matters book for free.



The Apprenticeship of Being Human

The Apprenticeship of Being Human Author Graham Scharf
ISBN-10 0988843102
Release 2013-03
Pages 112
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Early childhood is the apprenticeship of being human. The disproportionate influence of these early years lies in the fact that apprenticeship occurs constantly in children's most primary relationships during a period of unparalleled brain growth that has a lifelong impact on a child's character, competence, creativity, health and ability to collaborate.



The Science and Pseudoscience of Children s Mental Health Cutting Edge Research and Treatment

The Science and Pseudoscience of Children s Mental Health  Cutting Edge Research and Treatment Author Sharna Olfman
ISBN-10 9781440830846
Release 2015-03-30
Pages 189
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This book explains how studies in brain development and epigenetics—the inextricable interplay of genes and environments—have led to breakthroughs in the understanding of children's psychological disturbances and serve to discredit the scientifically unsupported "chemical imbalance theory" of mental illness. • Presents a new paradigm for understanding the cause and treatment of children's psychological disturbances based in cutting edge research on the developing brain and epigenetics • Addresses the latest groundbreaking research on the treatment of concussion syndromes as well as on the cause and treatment of autism spectrum disorders • Offers strategies that promote healthy brain development and protect against childhood psychological disturbances • Explains how 21st-century parents' excessive use of cell phones and other mobile devices undermines the quality of attachment and places children at risk for compromised brain development and psychological disturbance



City Survivors

City Survivors Author Anne Power
ISBN-10 1847420494
Release 2007
Pages 226
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This book provides a unique insider view on the impact of neighbourhood conditions on family life and explores the prospects for families from the point of view of equality, integration, schools, work, community, regeneration and public services.



Operation Lodestar Parenting Matters

Operation Lodestar Parenting Matters Author
ISBN-10 OCLC:809415365
Release 2012
Pages
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"Gangs, drugs and crime. These choices can be very destructive. But did you know there are a number of things parents or caregivers can do to mitigate the risk that their child will engage in criminal behaviour, drug use or gang involvement? Are you interested in becoming a more effective parent, guardian or community member?"--Abbotsford Police Dept. website.



Trends and Prospects in Motivation Research

Trends and Prospects in Motivation Research Author Anastasia Efklides
ISBN-10 9780792369028
Release 2001-05-31
Pages 414
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Researchers in achievement motivation are becoming all the more aware of the importance of affect in motivation and self-regulation. This leads to extension and integration of existing theories as well as to new theories that provide a good account of existing data and offer new insight into the mechanism underlying the functioning of motivation. This book presents up-to-date basic research in motivation and self-regulation and an overview of the field, with particular emphasis on issues such as change of motivation, effects of context and culture on motivation, relations of cognition and affect in motivation and self-regulation, and motivation in school, in sports, and in the aged.



Maintaining Momentum

Maintaining Momentum Author Simone Delorenzi
ISBN-10 186030267X
Release 2005
Pages 130
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Maintaining Momentum has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Maintaining Momentum also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Maintaining Momentum book for free.



Parenting to a Degree

Parenting to a Degree Author Laura T. Hamilton
ISBN-10 9780226183671
Release 2016-04-29
Pages 224
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Helicopter parents—the kind that continue to hover even in college—are one of the most ridiculed figures of twenty-first-century parenting, criticized for creating entitled young adults who boomerang back home. But do involved parents really damage their children and burden universities? In this book, sociologist Laura T. Hamilton illuminates the lives of young women and their families to ask just what role parents play during the crucial college years. Hamilton vividly captures the parenting approaches of mothers and fathers from all walks of life—from a CFO for a Fortune 500 company to a waitress at a roadside diner. As she shows, parents are guided by different visions of the ideal college experience, built around classed notions of women’s work/family plans and the ideal age to “grow up.” Some are intensively involved and hold adulthood at bay to cultivate specific traits: professional helicopters, for instance, help develop the skills and credentials that will advance their daughters’ careers, while pink helicopters emphasize appearance, charm, and social ties in the hopes that women will secure a wealthy mate. In sharp contrast, bystander parents—whose influence is often limited by economic concerns—are relegated to the sidelines of their daughter’s lives. Finally, paramedic parents—who can come from a wide range of class backgrounds—sit in the middle, intervening in emergencies but otherwise valuing self-sufficiency above all. Analyzing the effects of each of these approaches with clarity and depth, Hamilton ultimately argues that successfully navigating many colleges and universities without involved parents is nearly impossible, and that schools themselves are increasingly dependent on active parents for a wide array of tasks, with intended and unintended consequences. Altogether, Parenting to a Degree offers an incisive look into the new—and sometimes problematic—relationship between students, parents, and universities.



Help Your Child Develop Emotional Literacy

Help Your Child Develop Emotional Literacy Author Betty Rudd
ISBN-10 9781855396142
Release 2009-09-30
Pages 128
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This book focuses on developing important qualities such as emotional awareness, confidence and self-motivation. It outlines simple steps to teach your child how to manage their feelings, behave appropriately and learn from their experiences. Packed full of tips, examples and fun activities, this easy-to-follow guide will give you the tools and confidence to nurture your child's emotional and mental wellbeing right from the start. Perfect for parents and carers, this book will also be a source of inspiration to teachers, teaching assistants, counsellors, psychotherapists and anyone wanting to boost a child's emotional wellbeing. Packed full of tips, examples and fun activities, this easy-to-follow guide will give you the tools and confidence to nurture your child's emotional and mental wellbeing right from the start. Perfect for parents and carers, this book will also be a source of inspiration to teachers, teaching assistants, counsellors, psychotherapists and anyone wanting to boost a child's emotional wellbeing.



Parenting and the Child s World

Parenting and the Child s World Author John G. Borkowski
ISBN-10 9781135648503
Release 2001-10-01
Pages 408
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Stimulated by the publication of The Nurture Assumption by Judith Rich Harris, Parenting and the Child's World was conceived around the notion that there are multiple sources of influence on children's development, including parenting behavior, family resources, genetic and other biological factors, as well as social influences from peers, teachers, and the community at large. The text's 39 contributors search for when, where, and how parenting matters and the major antecedents and moderators of effective parenting. The chapters focus on the major conceptual issues and empirical approaches that underlie our understanding of the importance of parenting for child development in academic, socio-emotional, and risk-taking domains. Additional goals are to show how culture and parenting are interwoven, to chart future research directions, and to help parents and professionals understand the implications of major research findings.



Same Sex Marriage and Children

Same Sex Marriage and Children Author Carlos A. Ball
ISBN-10 9780199977895
Release 2014-05-27
Pages 216
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Same-Sex Marriage and Children is the first book to bring together historical, social science, and legal considerations to comprehensively respond to the objections to same-sex marriage that are based on the need to promote so-called "responsible procreation" and child welfare. Carlos A. Ball places the current marriage debates within a broader historical context by exploring how the procreative and child welfare claims used to try to deny same-sex couples the opportunity to marry are similar to earlier arguments used to defend interracial marriage bans, laws prohibiting disabled individuals from marrying, and the differential treatment of children born out of wedlock. Ball also draws a link between welfare reform and same-sex marriage bans by explaining how conservative proponents have defended both based on the need for the government to promote responsible procreation among heterosexuals. In addition, Ball examines the social science studies relied on by opponents of same-sex marriage and explains in a highly engaging and accessible way why they do not support the contention that biological status and parental gender matter when it comes to parenting. He also explores the relevance of the social science studies on the children of lesbians and gay men to the question of whether same-sex couples have a constitutional right to marry. In doing so, the book looks closely at the gay marriage cases that reached the Supreme Court and explains why the constitutionality of same-sex marriage bans could not be defended on the basis that maintaining marriage as an exclusively heterosexual institution promoted the best interests of children. Same-Sex Marriage and Children will help lawyers, law professors, judges, legislators, social and political scientists, historians, and child welfare officials-as well as general readers interested in matters related to marriage and families-understand the empirical and legal issues behind the intersection of same-sex marriage and children's welfare.



Family Virtues

Family Virtues Author Jose M. Martín
ISBN-10 9781594172281
Release 2017-03-31
Pages 163
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Helping young people to form their character is an exciting endeavor that God has entrusted first of all to parents. It requires delicacy and strength, patience and joy, and is not lacking in challenges. It means helping children develop a concern for others, teaching them to form relationships that are truly human, and overcoming the fear of commitment. Educating children involves preparing them for the future—a future that will always involve difficulties, but also joys. In the end, it means preparing each child to respond fully to God’s plan for his or her life. The twenty-one essays contained in this book will help parents in this great task. Whether dealing with adolescent development issues, discipline, modesty, passing on the faith, or other parenting matters, this book covers it all with supernatural outlook and common sense. Written in an open-ended style that empowers parents to find their own solutions, it can be read straight through from beginning to end, or by skipping to specific chapters, according to one’s interests and needs. Both young parents and those with more experience will benefit from the insights found here.



The Joy of Parenting

The Joy of Parenting Author Lisa Coyne
ISBN-10 9781608826865
Release 2009-10-01
Pages 216
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Parents are supposed to be at their best when their children are at their worst. The only problem is that parents are people, too, and are susceptible to knee-jerk reactions, anger, and fears that make perfect parenting nearly impossible. But it is possible to keep your long-term parenting goals in mind, give yourself credit for what you're doing right, and most importantly, enjoy the rewards and joy of raising a child. The Joy of Parenting is a compassionate guide for parents who sometimes feel overwhelmed—that is, all parents. The acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) skills in this book will help you develop the flexibility and mindfulness to help your child make critical transitions and gracefully move past the bumps along the way. This guide offers practical skills-based exercises to help you: •Handle tantrums and defiance with grace •Refocus on big-picture values when you feel overwhelmed •Act compassionately toward yourself when you make mistakes •Adjust your parenting as your child works through typical developmental transitions



Family Whispering

Family Whispering Author Melinda Blau
ISBN-10 9781451654516
Release 2014-02-18
Pages 336
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Dream So Big

Dream So Big Author Christopher B.Pearman
ISBN-10
Release 2014-11-15
Pages 263
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With my father, what you see is what you get. He doesn't pretend to be some kind of guru, and he doesn't believe he did everything right (which he didn't, despite how hard he tried). But he's definitely confident about what he knows, and eloquent in the way he puts it across. I urge you to put his lessons to the test with your kid, and see how far they'll take you both. I think, once you start reading, you're going to find my dad's confidence and enthusiasm contagious. When I look back now, I remember my father was always focused. Always firm. Always loving. Always thinking about the future. It was kind of like he was always searching for the right way, the most successful way to do things. Make no mistake about it, he was always making sure I watched my p's and q's. I mean always: morning, noon, and night. Without that love and discipline, I would never have gotten to where I am today. You certainly would not have ever heard of Raven-Symon?. Raven-Symon?January 2010 While so many talented and ambitious kids have become tabloid fodder, Raven-Symon?, beloved star of That's So Raven, has remained grounded and happy as she's created a massive franchise for Disney, won multiple Kids' Choice Awards, and made history as the first African-American woman with her own sitcom. The difference? Her parents' positive-approach plan--which you can now use with your own children. As her father and manager, Christopher B. Pearman worked tirelessly to nurture Raven's dream, while teaching her to believe in herself and, most importantly, never losing sight of their family's core values. Inside, Pearman breaks down his plan into eight "Dream Catchers"--spiritual and practical principles that filter out negativity, and allow only affirming thoughts into your child's consciousness. Make no mistake: This is not a guide to stage parenting, but a doctrine for raising your kids to reach their full potential in any endeavor, simple or grand. As a parent, you know there's nothing more important than making sure your children become all they want to be. Dream So Big shows how commitment, responsibility, and dedication to your children's innermost wishes can catapult them to great success--and happiness.



Parenting in the Present Moment

Parenting in the Present Moment Author Carla Naumburg
ISBN-10 9781937006839
Release 2014-10-14
Pages 160
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This generation of parents is overwhelmed with parenting advice. Carla Naumburg sets out to remind them that they have everything they need to raise healthy, happy children. Mindful parenting is about paying attention to what is going on with your children and yourself, without judging, freaking out, or thinking everyone should be doing something differently. In Parenting in the Present Moment, Naumburg shares what truly matters in parenting — connecting with children in ways that are meaningful to them and you, staying grounded amid the craziness of parenting, and staying present for whatever life throws your way. With reassuring, compassionate storytelling, she weaves the most current theories — about healthy relationships, compassionate self-care, and mindfulness — throughout vignettes of her own chaotic childhood and parental struggles. She shows how mindfulness creates a solid foundation for any style of parenting, regardless of your cultural background, socioeconomic status, or family structure. She also introduces the STAY model for tough times: Stop whatever it is you’re doing; Take a breath; Attune to your thoughts and those of your child; and Yield. Parenting is an ongoing journey that constantly challenges every parent. Parenting in the Present Moment will helps each family find its own way.