How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk
The ultimate parenting bible (The Boston Globe) with a new forewordand available as an ebook for the first timea timeless, beloved book on how to effectively communicate with your child from the #1 New York Times bestselling authors.
Internationally acclaimed experts on communication between parents and children, Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish are doing for parenting today what Dr. Spock did for our generation (Parent Magazine). Now, this bestselling classic includes fresh insights and suggestions as well as the authors time-tested methods to solve common problems and build foundations for lasting relationships, including innovative ways to:
Cope with your child's negative feelings, such as frustration, anger, and disappointment
Express your strong feelings without being hurtful
Engage your child's willing cooperation
Set firm limits and maintain goodwill
Use alternatives to punishment that promote self-discipline
Understand the difference between helpful and unhelpful praise
Resolve family conflicts peacefully
Enthusiastically praised by parents and professionals around the world, the down-to-earth, respectful approach of Faber and Mazlish makes relationships with children of all ages less stressful and more rewarding.
The Whole-Brain Child: 12 Revolutionary Strategies to Nurture Your Child's Developing Mind
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER The authors of No-Drama Discipline and The Yes Brain explain the new science of how a childs brain is wired and how it matures in this pioneering, practical book.
Simple, smart, and effective solutions to your childs struggles.Harvey Karp, M.D.
In this pioneering, practical book, Daniel J. Siegel, neuropsychiatrist and author of the bestselling Mindsight, and parenting expert Tina Payne Bryson offer a revolutionary approach to child rearing with twelve key strategies that foster healthy brain development, leading to calmer, happier children. The authors explainand make accessiblethe new science of how a childs brain is wired and how it matures. The upstairs brain, which makes decisions and balances emotions, is under construction until the mid-twenties. And especially in young children, the right brain and its emotions tend to rule over the logic of the left brain. No wonder kids throw tantrums, fight, or sulk in silence. By applying these discoveries to everyday parenting, you can turn any outburst, argument, or fear into a chance to integrate your childs brain and foster vital growth.
Complete with age-appropriate strategies for dealing with day-to-day struggles and illustrations that will help you explain these concepts to your child, The Whole-Brain Child shows you how to cultivate healthy emotional and intellectual development so that your children can lead balanced, meaningful, and connected lives.
A useful child-rearing resource for the entire family . . . The authors include a fair amount of brain science, but they present it for both adult and child audiences.Kirkus Reviews
Strategies for getting a youngster to chill out with compassion.The Washington Post
This erudite, tender, and funny book is filled with fresh ideas based on the latest neuroscience research. I urge all parents who want kind, happy, and emotionally healthy kids to read The Whole-Brain Child. This is my new baby gift.Mary Pipher, Ph.D., author of Reviving Ophelia and The Shelter of Each Other
Gives parents and teachers ideas to get all parts of a healthy childs brain working together.Parent to Parent
- The Whole Brain Child 12 Revolutionary Strategies to Nurture Your Child s Developing Mind
Parenting with Love and Logic: Teaching Children Responsibility
This parenting book shows you how to raise self-confident, motivated children who are ready for the real world. Learn how to parent effectively while teaching your children responsibility and growing their character. Establish healthy control through easy-to-implement steps without anger, threats, nagging, or power struggles. Indexed for easy reference.
The Happiest Baby on the Block; Fully Revised and Updated Second Edition: The New Way to Calm Crying and Help Your Newborn Baby Sleep Longer
Never again will you have to stand by helplessly while your little baby cries and cries. There is a way to calm most crying babies . . . usually in minutes!
Thousands of parents, from regular moms and dads to Hollywood superstars, have come to baby expert Dr. Harvey Karp to learn his remarkable techniques for soothing babies and increasing sleep. Now his landmark bookfully revised and updated with the latest insights into infant sleep, bedsharing, breastfeeding, swaddling, and SIDS riskcan teach you too! Dr. Karps highly successful method is based on four revolutionary concepts:
1. The Fourth Trimester: Why babies still yearn for a womblike atmosphere . . . even after birth
2. The Calming Reflex: An off switch all babies are born with
3. The 5 Ss: Five easy steps to turn on your babys amazing calming reflex
4. The Cuddle Cure: How to combine the 5 Ss to calm even colicky babies
With Dr. Karps sensible advice, parents and grandparents, nurses and nannies, will be able to transform even the fussiest infant into the happiest baby on the block!
Praise for The Happiest Baby on the Block
Dr. Karps book is fascinating and will guide new parents for years to come.Julius Richmond, M.D., Harvard Medical School, former Surgeon General of the United States
The Happiest Baby on the Block is fun and convincing. I highly recommend it.Elisabeth Bing, co-founder of Lamaze International
Will fascinate anyone who wants to know how babies experience the world, and wants to answer their cries lovingly and effectively.The San Diego Union-Tribune
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No-Drama Discipline: The Whole-Brain Way to Calm the Chaos and Nurture Your Child's Developing Mind
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER The pioneering experts behind The Whole-Brain Child and The Yes Brain tackle the ultimate parenting challenge: discipline.
A lot of fascinating insights . . . an eye-opener worth reading.Parents
Highlighting the fascinating link between a childs neurological development and the way a parent reacts to misbehavior, No-Drama Discipline provides an effective, compassionate road map for dealing with tantrums, tensions, and tearswithout causing a scene.
Defining the true meaning of the d word (to instruct, not to shout or reprimand), the authors explain how to reach your child, redirect emotions, and turn a meltdown into an opportunity for growth. By doing so, the cycle of negative behavior (and punishment) is essentially brought to a halt, as problem solving becomes a win/win situation. Inside this sanity-saving guide youll discover
strategies that help parents identify their own discipline philosophyand master the best methods to communicate the lessons they are trying to impart
facts on child brain developmentand what kind of discipline is most appropriate and constructive at all ages and stages
the way to calmly and lovingly connect with a childno matter how extreme the behaviorwhile still setting clear and consistent limits
tips for navigating your child through a tantrum to achieve insight, empathy, and repair
twenty discipline mistakes even the best parents makeand how to stay focused on the principles of whole-brain parenting and discipline techniques
Complete with candid stories and playful illustrations that bring the authors suggestions to life, No-Drama Discipline shows you how to work with your childs developing mind, peacefully resolve conflicts, and inspire happiness and strengthen resilience in everyone in the family.
Praise for No-Drama Discipline
With lucid, engaging prose accompanied by cartoon illustrations, Siegel and Bryson help parents teach and communicate more effectively.Publishers Weekly
Wow! This book grabbed me from the very first page and did not let go.Lawrence J. Cohen, Ph.D., author of The Opposite of Worry
- No Drama Discipline The Whole Brain Way to Calm the Chaos and Nurture Your Child s Developing Mind
Screamfree Parenting, 10th Anniversary Revised Edition: How to Raise Amazing Adults by Learning to Pause More and React Less
WANT A PEACEFUL HOME? This practical, effective guide for parents with kids of all ages introduces proven principles for overcoming the stress and anxiety of parenting, forged in the personal trenches of countless Screamfree families.
If youre like most parents, what you want right now is pretty simple: an effective plan for getting your kids to behave and be happy. Youre probably looking for something else as well something a little deeper. Like many other parents all over the world, you want to know youre doing a good job. You want to feel like you can handle anything. You want to feel confident, competent, and hopeful for the future, for both your kids and yourself. (Oh, and along the way, youd like a little peace, quiet, and respect as well.)
All of the above are possible, even probable, if you can learn to become Screamfree. You can have the structured, rewarding home life youve always craved, with respectful kids who are responsible for their own actions. All you have to do is learn to pause, so you can respond more and react less. It really is that simple. Once you learn to control your own emotions and behavior, your children will soon learn how to control theirs.
Now is your chance to join thousands of other parents in a movement of calmer parenting. The new, revised edition includes updated practical applications of the foundational Screamfree principles, a new chapter on parenting in the digital age, and a comprehensive Q&A section dealing with everything from behavioral problems to allowances and chores. A peaceful home is closer than you think.
Caring for Your Baby and Young Child, 6th Edition: Birth to Age 5
From the American Academy of Pediatrics, the most up-to-date, expert advice for mothers, fathers, and care providers
All parents want to provide the very best care for their children. This essential resource from the most respected organization on child health is the one guide pediatricians routinely recommend and parents can safely trust, covering everything from preparing for childbirth to toilet training to nurturing your childs self-esteem. Whether its resolving common childhood health problems or detailed instructions for coping with emergency medical situations, this new and revised edition of Caring for Your Baby and Young Child has everything you need:
a review of necessary basic care from infancy through age five
milestones for physical, emotional, social, and cognitive growth, including red flags for preventing obesity
a complete health encyclopedia covering injuries, illnesses, congenital diseases, and other disabilities
guidelines for prenatal and newborn care, with spotlights on maternal nutrition, exercise, and screening tests during pregnancy
an in-depth discussion of breastfeeding, including its benefits, techniques, and challenges, as well as nutritional needs and vitamin/iron supplementation
updated safety standards: the very latest AAP recommendations, from CPR instruction and immunizations to childproofing tips and product and toy safety
tips for choosing child care programs and car safety seats
ways to reduce your childs exposure to environmental hazards, such as air pollution and secondhand smoke
the latest reports on cutting-edge research into early brain development
updated content dedicated to sleep and allergies (including food allergies)
new chapter on the effects of media and technology exposure on children
special messages for grandparents and stepfamilies
and much more
The Happiest Toddler on the Block: How to Eliminate Tantrums and Raise a Patient, Respectful, and Cooperative One- to Four-Year-Old: Revised Edition
Perfect for expecting parents who want to prepare themselves for the challenging toddler years (which starts around eight months of age), this essential guide, a national bestseller by respected pediatrician and child development expert Dr. Harvey Karp, not only helps reduce tantrums but makes happy kids even happier by boosting patience, cooperation, and self-confidence.
This streamlined revision of the breakthrough bestseller by renowned child-development expert Dr. Harvey Karp will do even more to help busy parents survive the terrible twos and beyond....
In one of the most revolutionary advances in parenting of the past twenty-five years, Dr. Karp revealed that toddlers often act like uncivilized little cavemen, with a primitive way of thinking and communicating that is all their own. In this revised edition of his parenting classic, Dr. Karp has made his innovative approach easier to learnand put into actionthan ever before.
Combining his trademark tools of Toddler-ese and the Fast-Food Rule with a highly effective new green light/yellow light/red light method for molding toddler behavior, Dr. Karp provides fast solutions for todays busy and stressed parents. As you discover ways to boost your childs good (green light) behavior, curb his annoying (yellow light) behavior, and immediately stop his unacceptable (red light) behavior you will learn how to soothe his stormy outbursts with amazing successand better yet, prevent these outbursts before they begin! And the new thirty-item glossary of Dr. Karps parenting techniques will save you valuable time when you need to instantly calm an out-of-control child. The result: fewer tantrums, less yelling, and more happy, loving time for you and your child.
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Parenting the Strong-Willed Child: The Clinically Proven Five-Week Program for Parents of Two- to Six-Year-Olds, Third Edition
A clinically proven, five-week program for improving your child's behavior
Rex Forehand, Ph.D. and Nicholas Long Ph.D. have helped thousands of parents achieve discipline using positive reinforcement, without yelling or harming the child's self-esteem. Their clinically proven, five-week program gives you the tools you need to successfully manage your childs behavior, giving specific factors that cause or contribute to disruptive behavior; ways to develop a more positive atmosphere in your family and home; and strategies for managing specific behavior problems.
The completely revised and updated edition includes: new information, based on research, about child temperament; new chapter on the hot topic of play as a means of strengthening parent-child relationship; new section on collaborative disciplining with preschool teachers; expanded section about depression and stress linked to parenting; new research findings about ADHD and its treatment.
- Uncover the specific factors that contribute to your child's disruptive behavior.
- Identify with real-life parent testimonials and discover strategies for managing specific behavior problems.
- Authors Rex Forehand, Ph.D., and Nicholas Long, Ph.D., are experts in the field of child psychology.
- New research highlights the scientific foundation behind the program.
Understanding Your Strong-Willed Child's Behavior; Strong-Willed Behavior and How It All Begins; Why Is My Child Becoming Even More Strong-Willed?; It Takes More than Just Good Parenting; Does My Child Have ADHD?; Addressing Strong-Willed Behavior: A Five-Week Program; Does My Childs Behavior Really Need to Change?; Week 1: Attending; Week 2: Rewarding; Week 3: Ignoring; Week 4: Giving Directions; Week 5: Using Time-Outs; Integrating Your Parenting Skills; Creating a Positive Climate for Behavior Change; Creating a More Positive Home; Improving Your Communication Skills; Developing More Patience; Building Positive Self-Esteem; Helping Your Child Solve Problems with Peers; Solving Some Common Behavior Problems: Additional Recommendations; Specific Problem Behaviors
How to Talk So Teens Will Listen and Listen So Teens Will Talk
The renowned #1 New York Times bestselling authors share their advice and expertise with parents and teens in this accessible, indispensable guide to surviving adolescence.
Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish transformed parenting with their breakthrough, bestselling books Siblings Without Rivalry and How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk. Now, they return with this essential guide that tackles the tough issues teens and parents face today.
Filled with straightforward advice and written in their trademark, down-to-earth style sure to appeal to both parents and teens, this all-new volume offers both innovative, easy-to-implement suggestions and proven techniques to build the foundation for lasting relationships. From curfews and cliques to sex and drugs, it gives parents the tools to help their children safely navigate the often stormy years of adolescence.
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