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Adolescence: A Guide for Parents

Adolescence has changed. Young people now enter puberty earlier (in many cases at 10 or 11 years of age) and leave home later. What's more, modern society expects children to grow up emotionally all too quickly. the good news is that the skills, knowledge and strategies parents need are clearly explained in this book. the author discuss: the three big questions in an adolescent's life: 'Am I normal?', '˜Who am I?' and '˜What is my place in the world?' the increasingly early onset of puberty, and its impact on you and your pre-teen child useful approaches for parents and teachers: what good parenting is all about, techniques for communicating well, and knowing how to handle problems before they become crises how to deal with serious issues such as depression, suicidal feelings, relationships and emerging sexuality, drugs and eating disorders parents' most frequently asked questions how to set appropriate, negotiated boundaries how to raise our children to be resilient adults and cope with difficulties in life why the key protective factor for adolescents is a sense of attachment to a significant adult in their lives, and how successful parenting is about providing young people with an environment where they feel safe, valued and listened to.

Amazing Grace for Families - Ascension Press

The word “family” brings to mind thoughts of joy, sacrifice, affection, hardship, and humor. Yet it is love that defines what it means to be a family, and it is this same love that gives a family their purpose. In bearing witness to the mystery of the love of Christ, the family becomes the “domestic sanctuary of the Church.”
Amazing Grace for Families contains 101 stories of faith, hope, and inspiration. Some are sorrowful, others are humorous, but all will inspire you and your family to grow in love for each other as you fulfill your roles in the domestic church.
In Amazing Grace for Families, you will meet:
A mother who sacrificed her own ability to walk to save the lives of her children.
A little boy named Markie who brought his family closer together after learning that he had a near-terminal disease.
A young man who, after being inspired by a PBS series, led his entire family from atheism to Christianity.
A little boy who found an early vocation by mistaking the word “pre-school” for “priest-school.”

Amazing Grace for Fathers - Ascension Press

The love of a father reflects the infinite love of God, from which all fatherly guidance, discipline, and protection flows. Amazing Grace for Fathers offers heartfelt, powerful, and inspirational stories that show how ordinary men were able to live up to their potential as fathers through the grace of God.
In this book, you will meet:
● A father who survives the 9/11 attack on the World Trade Center only to face a very different, and much more personal, kind of crisis.
● A surrogate father who makes a life-changing difference in the life of a troubled boy.
● A man whose fatherhood challenges him to see Jesus in all people, even in a homeless man he encounters on the street.
● A father who provides a birthday present for his little girl after his death through a series of amazing coincidences.
● A young man who heroically saves the life of another because of the wisdom handed down to him by his father.

Amazing Grace for Mothers - Ascension Press

Amazing Grace for Mothers will lift your heart and send your spirit soaring. You will laugh, you will cry, but most of all you will refresh your mothering through stories of love, inspiration, miracles, and God’s amazing grace. This collection of 101 stories will bring you the warmth and support of other women, all dedicated to the same glorious role - motherhood.
In these pages, you will meet:
A mother who hears the most beautiful word in the world - “mom” - from a son who came out of a 19-year coma just moments before.
A NFL football star whose sacrificial giving to underprivileged kids is the result of the life lessons instilled by the single mother who raised him.
A mother with a troubled pregnancy who seeks the intercession of St. Therese of Lisieux (the “Little Flower”) and is answered with both roses and a miracle.
A pregnant wife with cancer whose husband exhibits heroic love after she reveals a long-hidden secret.
A mother whose fight to live after an unbelievable fishing accident is fueled by her unrelenting love for her two daughters.

Big Porn Inc eBook door - 9781742195438 | Rakuten Kobo

The unprecedented mainstreaming of the global pornography industry is transforming the sexual politics of intimate and public life, popularizing new forms of hardcore misogyny, and strongly contributing to the sexualization of children. Yet, challenges to the industry continue to be dismissed as uncool, antisex, and moral panic. Unmasking the lies behind the selling of porn as entertainment, this book reveals the shocking truths of an industry that trades in violence, crime, and degradation while discussing topics such as racism in gay male porn, the use of animals in porn, child pornography, and BDSM (bondage, dominance, sadism, and masochism). Fearless and controversial, this examination will challenge the current view of pornography.

Bully Blocking | Harper Collins Australia : Harper Collins Australia

BULLY BLOCKING offers practical advice to help children (aged 4 - 16) deal with bullies who tease, exclude, intimidate or harass. In this book renowned bullying specialist Evelyn Field provides parents and teachers with understandings and tested approaches to assist a child who is a target or a bully.Importantly, this book shows how the attitudes of both bullies and their targets can be transformed to ensure that their self-destructive behaviour does not carry on into the future. the Six Secrets of Relating, the core of the book, show children how to: • Understand their feelings • Realise why they are being bullied or teased (or why they bully others) • Build their self-esteem • Become confident communicators • Create a 'power pack' of helpful skills, and • Develop a support network. BULLY BLOCKING, a fully revised edition of the highly successful BULLY BUSTING, includes a chapter on what schools can do about bullying and a supplement to help teachers apply the book's practical exercises and activities in the classroom. From the author: 'Many of the stories and ideas are designed to bring a smile to the child's face. Once children can smile, they are better equipped to change their attitude, and consequently, what they do. When they have mastered the skills presented in this book, they can learn how to apply them in other areas of their lives. this is a real bonus. then you and your family can watch shy, scared, frustrated, abusive or powerless youngsters become happier and enjoy their social life.'

Children and Bullying: How Parents and Educators Can Reduce Bullying at School

Scarcely a day goes by without reports of school bullying or recommendations for quick fixes to the problem. Parents and educators are often left trying to solve a difficult issue without sufficient evidence to support suggested remedies. Children and Bullying is a vital resource in the quest to create safe learning environments. Drawing on a wealth of research, Ken Rigby provides clear explanations and effective strategies for combating bullying among children and preventing children from becoming involved in bullying situations.
Offers a collaborative approach to the school-based bullying problem
Emphasizes the crucial role student bystanders can play in countering bullying, and how to promote positive bystander behaviors
Examines contentious research, such as the role genetics or parenting in early childhood may play in creating bullies and victims
Answers to FAQs by parents in the final chapter are often controversial but intended to stimulate thought

Crucial Confrontations : Tools for Talking About Broken Promises, Violated Expectations, and Bad Behavior

The authors of the "New York Times" bestseller "Crucial Conversations" show you how to achieve personal, team, and organizational success by healing broken promises, resolving violated expectations, and influencing bad behaviour. You can discover skills to resolve touchy, controversial, and complex issues at work and at home now available in this follow-up to the internationally popular "Crucial Conversations". It includes scripts modelling the best way to deal with confrontations.

Crucial Conversations: Tools for Talking When Stakes Are High, Second Edition

The first edition of Crucial Conversations exploded onto the scene and revolutionized the way millions of people communicate when stakes are high. This new edition gives you the tools to:Prepare for high-stakes situations Transform anger and hurt feelings into powerful dialogue Make it safe to talk about almost anything Be persuasive, not abrasive

From Surviving to Thriving by Andrew Fuller | Angus & Robertson | Books - 9780864312778

This book is written primarily for school counsellors, but would be a valuable resource for any professional working with adolescents. It aims to provide guidance on working with adolescents at risk of anti-social behaviours (such as self-harming, eating disorders, substance abuse, school refusal, bullying, depression and suicide), and what factors to consider when developing preventative programs. The approach is solutions-oriented, and is informed by family therapy thinking - a contextual approach that takes into account the family, school and peer group.

Getting Real: Challenging the Sexualisation of Girls

Assembling writers, advocates, and academics, this volume spotlights the sexualization and objectification of girls and women in the media, popular culture, and society. From clothing and music to magazines and toys, this collection explores today’s advertising and merchandising techniques and the effects they have on the premature portrayal of girls as sexual beings. Arguing that the sexualization of girls leads to self-destructive behaviors such as eating disorders and self-harm as well as to increased anxiety, depression, and low self-esteem, this account blames corporations, the media, and the sex industry. Informative and spirited, this record will interest critics of the “pornification” movement.

Girl's Guide to Predators by Alison Summers

Psychologists estimate that all women will be put in harm's way, in one form or another, by a predator during their lifetime. At their most extreme, the predator is a sociopath who lures woman into psychologically-damaging relationships that are almost impossible to walk away from safely. More common is the narcissist or the man with anti-social personality disorder: initially charming, sensitive, intense and charismatic... but who soon torments his lover and devastates her life through a calculated method of manipulation, domination and control. Then there are the stalkers... After her own terrifying experience, Alison Summers has created 'The Girl's Guide to Predators'. It is everything you need to know about the predatory man: why they do what they do, why you'll like them, warning signs and red flags and how to get out.

Go Girl!: Raising Healthy, Confident and Successful Girls Through Sports by Mark Jenkins

There's no doubt that sports are good for girls, but there is often a major lack of appreciation for just how critical participation in sports is for our daughters' development. Despite the numerous benefits that come from athletics, adolescent girls are still not encouraged to participate in sports nearly as much as boys are.
So how can you motivate your daughter to stick with the sport she loves?
In Go Girl!, ESPN sportscaster and mother to three daughters Hannah Storm lays out a road map for parents who want to encourage their daughters' continued participation in sports at an age where more and more girls pass athletics up. Hannah helps you take an active role in fostering and supporting your daughter's athletic interests, giving her the edge she needs to excel in life.
Go Girl! is the ultimate guide to making sure that young girls take on life with confidence, passion, and a love of the game.

"Grit" by Angela Duckworth

"In this must-read book for anyone striving to succeed, pioneering psychologist Angela Duckworth shows parents, educators, athletes, students, and business people--both seasoned and new--that the secret to outstanding achievement is not talent but a focused persistence called "grit." Why do some people succeed and others fail? Sharing new insights from her landmark research on grit, MacArthur "genius" Angela Duckworth explains why talent is hardly a guarantor of success. Rather, other factors can be even more crucial such as identifying our passions and following through on our commitments. Drawing on her own powerful story as the daughter of a scientist who frequently bemoaned her lack of smarts, Duckworth describes her winding path through teaching, business consulting, and neuroscience, which led to the hypothesis that what really drives success is not "genius" but a special blend of passion and long-term perseverance. As a professor at the University of Pennsylvania, Duckworth created her own "character lab" and set out to test her theory. Here, she takes readers into the field to visit teachers working in some of the toughest schools, cadets struggling through their first days at West Point, and young finalists in the National Spelling Bee. She also mines fascinating insights from history and shows what can be gleaned from modern experiments in peak performance. Finally, she shares what she's learned from interviewing dozens of high achievers--from JP Morgan CEO Jamie Dimon to the cartoon editor of The New Yorker to Seattle Seahawks Coach Pete Carroll. Winningly personal, insightful, and even life-changing, Grit is a book about what goes through your head when you fall down, and how that--not talent or luck--makes all the difference"--

Have a New Kid by Friday: How to Change Your Child's Attitude, Behavior & Character in 5 Days

The book that took the parenting world by storm is now available in trade paper! Anyone who has dealt with parenting problems knows that it is no easy task to turn bad behavior around. Bestselling author and psychologist Dr. Kevin Leman is here to help.
Have a New Kid by Friday shows parents how to reverse negative behavior in their children--fast! With his signature wit and encouragement, Dr. Leman offers them hope and real, practical, doable strategies for regaining control and becoming the parents they always wanted to be. Focusing on changing a child's attitude, behavior, and character, this book contains chapters for each day of the week, as well as a special section with advice on everything from rolling eyes to sibling rivalry to talking back to punching walls--and much, much more. This helpful section of more than 100 specific topics is indexed, allowing parents to flip immediately to any areas of concern for witty, straightforward, and gutsy plans of action.

How To Help Your Child Fly Through Life: The 20 Big Issues

Childcare? Exams? Coaching? Make the right decisions with this commonsense guide packed with balanced, positive and practical advice on 20 of the biggest issues facing parents and their children.
Are you agonising over whether to put your child in childcare?
Do you wonder whether your child will be ready for school?
What's the best way to help your child survive the pressures of big exams?
Should students have a gap year before making any decisions about their future?
Andrew Martin's new book answers all these questions - and more. Based on fifteen years of studies and evidence, Martin weighs up the pros and cons and gives you balanced, positive and practical advice on 20 of the biggest issues facing parents and their children. With commonsense and a sense of humour, HOW TO HELP YOUR CHILD FLY THROUGH LIFE will help you make the most important decisions for your children including: * Childcare and pre-school * Preparing your child for school * Selective, single sex and co-ed schooling * Coaching, tutoring and homework * Helping children deal with challenge and pressure * Choosing school subjects * Extra-curricular activities, including part-time work and sport * Preparing your child for big exams and assessments * Choosing a career * Having a gap year.
If you want the best for your children from cradle to graduation, arm yourself with everything you need to know to help your children be the best - and happiest - they can be.

How To Motivate Your Child For School by Andrew Martin - Penguin Books Australia

Do you worry that your child has no interest in schoolwork? - Is your child reluctant to do homework? - Do you worry about your sons struggling at school while girls are enthusiastic achievers? - Do you want to help your child manage their study load better so they leave time for sporting activities and simple fun? If you answered yes to any of these questions, HOW TO MOTIVATE YOUR CHILD FOR SCHOOL AND BEYOND has all the answers and more. A positive, practical guide to helping children be the best they can be, it offers achievable solutions for parents who want their children to do well at school – and enjoy the process. New research shows the difference between children who are enthusiastic achievers and those who struggle isn't simply the makeup of the child. Packed with authoritative information and hands on strategies for parents and teachers, HOW TO MOTIVATE YOUR CHILD is a must-have for parents and professionals who work with families and children. Andrew Martin won the prestigious American Psychological Association's international award for his innovative work on what makes children achieve – and happy – at school. In this book he reveals the secrets that will stop arguments over homework and worries about your child's achievements at school and university forever.

Living with Grief: Children, Adolescents, and Loss

Living With Grief: Children, Adolescents, and Loss, (2000) edited by Kenneth J. Doka, features articles by leading educators and clinicians in the field of grief and bereavement. The chapters entitled "Voices" are the writings of children and adolescents. The book includes a comprehensive resource list of national organizations and a useful bibliography of age-appropriate literature for children and adolescents.

Mindset - Updated Edition : Changing The Way You think To Fulfil Your Potential

World-renowned Stanford University psychologist Carol Dweck, in decades of research on achievement and success, has discovered a truly groundbreaking idea-the power of our mindset.

My School What Every Parent Needs To Know by Maralyn Parker · Readings.com.au

Easy to read guide to NAPLAN, My School website, and getting the best educaitn for your child. A clear and accessible book that answers every likely question parents could have about My School/NAPLAN/choosing a school. What makes a good school? What should a parent know and what should they ask? This book also covers hot topics such as what to do about a bad teacher, bullying, multi-cultural policies, enrolment policies, coaching, selective schools, private vs public. Maralyn Parker is an award-winning education columnist for The Daily Telegraph. Maralyn taught in primary and high schools in NSW, South Africa and England. She was the NSW Department of Education’s first Information Officer in 1983 and had several books on education published during the 1980s & 90s. After working as a freelance education journalist for several years Maralyn was employed as the Education Columnist for The Daily Telegraph in 1993. Maralyn’s columns appear weekly in The Daily Telegraph and she also runs a popular blog on education.

ODD GIRL OUT: The Hidden Culture of Aggression in Girls by Rachel Simmons

When Odd Girl Out was first published, it became an instant bestseller and ignited a long-overdue conversation about the hidden culture of female bullying. Today the dirty looks, taunting notes, and social exclusion that plague girls’ friendships have gained new momentum in cyberspace.
In this updated edition, educator and bullying expert Rachel Simmons gives girls, parents, and educators proven and innovative strategies for navigating social dynamics in person and online, as well as brand new classroom initiatives and step-by-step parental suggestions for dealing with conventional bullying. With up-to-the-minute research and real-life stories, Odd Girl Out continues to be the definitive resource on the most pressing social issues facing girls today.

One Step Ahead by Michael Grose

Good parenting isn't instinctive, it is something we learn by trial and error. But a little guidance on what to expect from young children goes a long way to helping you to be confident and effective. Michael Grose identifies the behavioural and developmental issues that most often cause concern and shows you how to work through them by: - Understanding your child's behaviour and individuality - Teaching your child social and physical skills - Giving your child the freedom to learn from mistakes - Encouraging your child's sense of responsibility and self-discipline - Involving your child in family decision-making and conflict resolution - Communicating positively and acknowledging achievements - Establishing routines - and getting your kids to stick to them. A parenting expert and father of three, Michael Grose provides helpful and practical advice on all sorts of specific problems, from bed-wetting to fussy eaters, from swearing and tantrums to making friends, all laid out alphabetically for easy reference. He outlines the various stages and ages at which these problems are likely to occur and shows you how to keep your cool by staying one step ahead! Finally, he includes a section on bullying and a chapter on puberty and beyond.

Pam Allyn's Best Books for Boys K-8 : How to Engage Boys in Reading in Ways That Will Change Their Lives : Target

Get all boys reading with this extraordinary guide. Chock-full of a wide range of must-read titles organized by interest, age, and development. With this resource in hand, you'll never again struggle to find the right book for even your most reluctant readers. The carefully chosen book selections are accompanied by brief explanations of each book, and a recurring feature, Talk About It, will help you extend the book through conversation, supporting and enhancing the reading experience. In addition, ready-to-use lessons align with themes and topics of special interest to boys that will motivate and inspire them to read more. Finally, Pam answers your most pressing questions about the challenges for boys as readers and shows you how you can maximize environments, routines, and structures to ensure that boys are reading widely and passionately.

Praising Boys Well: 100 Tips for Parents and Teachers

Boys need encouragement and praise to develop healthy self esteem, but they can also feel swamped and suffocated by what they see as constant commentary on their every move-and as a result they can be inclined to act out. How can parents strike the right balance between giving effective praise and not going overboard? How can we help our boys to feel proud without inspiring a false sense of confidence or making them praise dependent? Praising Boys Well shows parents and teachers alike what boys need to hear along the developmental continuum and offers countless tips on what to encourage; which phrases to use-and to avoid; when incentives are appropriate; and how to incorporate praise into our boys' everyday activities.

Praising Girls Well: 100 Tips for Parents and Teachers

Girls like to have their accomplishments noticed, but sometimes the need for praise can spiral into a constant quest for perfection. Girls may have a propensity to do things not because they judge it to be right or helpful but rather to stay in people's good graces. The result is that they can become cut off from their own true selves. Praising Girls Well points the way to using praise in a manner that will boost a girl's inner confidence, help her to understand it's okay to make mistakes, and guide her to trust in her own judgment. Brimming with practical tips for everyday use, this is a handbook to revisit time and again for our girls' grandest-and smallest-successes.