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Celebrate Your Body (and Its Changes, Too!): The Ultimate Puberty Book for Girls

By Sonya Renee Taylor

Rockridge Press
Released: 2018-05-29
Paperback (174 pages)

Celebrate Your Body (and Its Changes, Too!): The Ultimate Puberty Book for Girls
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Puberty comes with a lot of changes. Celebrate Your Body (And Its Changes, Too!) will help girls understand (and love) their bodies now and as they continue to grow.

For many girls, puberty can be an uncertain time. Celebrate Your Body (And Its Changes, Too!) includes everything girls need to know about breasts and bras, their period, hair here and there, feelings and friends, and so much more. This book will guide them as they learn about (and celebrate) their amazing, changing, one-of-a-kind bodies―during puberty and beyond!

Among puberty books for girls, Celebrate Your Body offers encouraging support while answering real questions that girls have about puberty. Positive, judgment-free, and medically accurate, this book discusses puberty in a way to which young girls can relate.

Celebrate Your Body offers essential insight such as:

  • An overview of puberty that explains what happens, when it happens, and how she’ll know
  • Explanations of changes in body, mood, and relationships―and how to confidently approach these changes that occur in puberty
  • Practical advice for navigating new situations during puberty―from understanding growth spurts to managing overwhelming emotions to staying safe on social media

Complete with current, accessible medical information, Celebrate Your Body offers a fresh take on this whole “puberty” thing that will leave girls feeling informed, empowered, and ready for the changes that lie ahead.

Explosive Child, The: A New Approach For Understanding And Parenting Easily Frustrated, Chronically Inflexible Children

By Ross W. Greene PhD

Ross W Greene
Released: 2014-05-20
Paperback (304 pages)

Explosive Child, The: A New Approach For Understanding And Parenting Easily Frustrated, Chronically Inflexible Children
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  • The Explosive Child A New Approach for Understanding and Parenting Easily Frustrated Chronically Inflexible Children
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A groundbreaking approach to understanding and parenting children who frequently exhibit severe fits of temper and other intractable behaviors, from a distinguished clinician and pioneer in this field.

What’s an explosive child? A child who responds to routine problems with extreme frustration—crying, screaming, swearing, kicking, hitting, biting, spitting, destroying property, and worse. A child whose frequent, severe outbursts leave his or her parents feeling frustrated, scared, worried, and desperate for help. Most of these parents have tried everything-reasoning, explaining, punishing, sticker charts, therapy, medication—but to no avail. They can’t figure out why their child acts the way he or she does; they wonder why the strategies that work for other kids don’t work for theirs; and they don’t know what to do instead.

Dr. Ross Greene, a distinguished clinician and pioneer in the treatment of kids with social, emotional, and behavioral challenges, has worked with thousands of explosive children, and he has good news: these kids aren’t attention-seeking, manipulative, or unmotivated, and their parents aren’t passive, permissive pushovers. Rather, explosive kids are lacking some crucial skills in the domains of flexibility/adaptability, frustration tolerance, and problem solving, and they require a different approach to parenting.

Throughout this compassionate, insightful, and practical book, Dr. Greene provides a new conceptual framework for understanding their difficulties, based on research in the neurosciences. He explains why traditional parenting and treatment often don’t work with these children, and he describes what to do instead. Instead of relying on rewarding and punishing, Dr. Greene’s Collaborative Problem Solving model promotes working with explosive children to solve the problems that precipitate explosive episodes, and teaching these kids the skills they lack.

My Magical Words (The Magic of Me Series)

By Becky Cummings

Boundless Movement
Released: 2019-05-14
Hardcover (40 pages)

My Magical Words (The Magic of Me Series)
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Do you want to increase confidence in your children and promote strong self-esteem?

Teach children their words have power and how they speak about themselves is important!

What we say we feel! What we feel we believe! What we believe we become! Have you ever heard your child say...I am bad at it! Nobody likes me. I can't do it!

It's heartbreaking to hear children say negative things about themselves, but ALL children struggle with learning to manage emotions. And now you can help!

My Magical Words is the experience children need to grow self-love and build confidence. It is a first book of positive affirmations.

Children will learn to SAY I am statements that empower them to FEEL and BELIEVE they are special, loved, smart, beautiful, strong, healthy, and more.

Your special time with your children will soar to a new level as you show them that words have power and what they say about themselves matters. Teaching your children positive self-talk at an early age will lay the foundation for future success!

A perfect book for boys and girls ages 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 or 8. Get the child or classroom teacher in your life a copy today!

If you loved other books to inspire young thinkers to greatness such as Kindness Starts with You, I Can Handle It, The Wonderful Things You Will Be, or I Wish You More, then this book will be the perfect addition to your child's library collection.

Smart but Scattered: The Revolutionary "Executive Skills" Approach to Helping Kids Reach Their Potential

By Peg Dawson

The Guilford Press
Paperback (314 pages)

Smart but Scattered: The Revolutionary "Executive Skills" Approach to Helping Kids Reach Their Potential
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  • Smart but Scattered The Revolutionary Executive Skills Approach to Helping Kids Reach Their Potential
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There’s nothing more frustrating than watching your bright, talented son or daughter struggle with everyday tasks like finishing homework, putting away toys, or following instructions at school. Your “smart but scattered” child might also have trouble coping with disappointment or managing anger. Drs. Peg Dawson and Richard Guare have great news: there’s a lot you can do to help.

The latest research in child development shows that many kids who have the brain and heart to succeed lack or lag behind in crucial “executive skills”--the fundamental habits of mind required for getting organized, staying focused, and controlling impulses and emotions. Learn easy-to-follow steps to identify your child’s strengths and weaknesses, use activities and techniques proven to boost specific skills, and problem-solve daily routines. Small changes can add up to big improvements--this empowering book shows how.

Driven to Distraction (Revised): Recognizing and Coping with Attention Deficit Disorder

By Edward M. Hallowell M.D.

Unknown
Released: 2011-09-13
Paperback (400 pages)

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Groundbreaking and comprehensive, Driven to Distraction has been a lifeline to the approximately eighteen million Americans who are thought to have ADHD. Now the bestselling book is revised and updated with current medical information for a new generation searching for answers.
 
Through vivid stories and case histories of patients—both adults and children—Hallowell and Ratey explore the varied forms ADHD takes, from hyperactivity to daydreaming. They dispel common myths, offer helpful coping tools, and give a thorough accounting of all treatment options as well as tips for dealing with a diagnosed child, partner, or family member. But most importantly, they focus on the positives that can come with this “disorder”—including high energy, intuitiveness, creativity, and enthusiasm.

The Connected Child: Bring hope and healing to your adoptive family

By Karyn B. Purvis & Wendy Lyons Sunshine

McGraw-Hill Education
Released: 2007-04-22
Paperback (264 pages)

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"An extremely useful parenting handbook... truly outstanding ... strongly recommended."   
--Library Journal (starred review)"

"A tremendous resource for parents and professionals alike." 

--Thomas Atwood, president and CEO, National Council for Adoption

"The Connected Child provides the parents of adopted at risk children easy to follow practical advice on how to handle behavior problems in a calm, gentle, effective manner."
--Temple Grandin, Author, The Way I See It, The Autistic Brain


The adoption of a child is always a joyous moment in the life of a family. Some adoptions, though, present unique challenges. Welcoming these children into your family--and addressing their special needs--requires care, consideration, and compassion.
Written by two research psychologists specializing in adoption and attachment, The Connected Child will help you:
  • Build bonds of affection and trust with your adopted child
  • Effectively deal with any learning or behavioral disorders
  • Discipline your child with love without making him or her feel threatened
"A must-read not only for adoptive parents, but for all families striving to correct and connect with their children."
--Carol S. Kranowitz, author of The Out-of-Sync Child

"Drs. Purvis and Cross have thrown a life preserver not only to those just entering uncharted waters, but also to those struggling to stay afloat."
--Kathleen E. Morris, editor of S. I. Focus magazine
 
"Truly an exceptional, innovative work . . . compassionate, accessible, and founded on a breadth of scientific knowledge and clinical expertise."
--Susan Livingston Smith, program director, Evan B. Donaldson Adoption Institute

"The Connected Child is the literary equivalent of an airline oxygen mask and instructions:  place the mask over your own face first, then over the nose of your child. This book first assists the parent, saying, in effect,  'Calm down, you're not the first mom or dad in the world to face this hurdle, breathe deeply, then follow these simple steps.'  The sense of not facing these issues alone--the relief that your child's behavior is not off the charts--is hugely comforting. Other children have behaved this way; other parents have responded thusly; welcome to the community of therapeutic and joyful adoptive families." 
--Melissa Fay Greene, author of There is No Me Without You: One Woman's Odyssey to Rescue Africa's Children

GCode: How to stay super focused in a world full of distractions

By Ryan Stewman

Independently published
Paperback (208 pages)

GCode: How to stay super focused in a world full of distractions
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Everything on this planet is governed by a code called the "Force of Average". The Force of Average has one job and one job only. To distract you as much as it can. On the flip side, we humans have a superpower that allows us to fight the Force of Average and win. That super power is FOCUS. Where most people get stuck, is that they don't know how to focus, or what to focus on. That's where the GCode comes in and gives you simple, yet powerful instructions on exactly what to focus on. In this book, the author lays out simple, step-by-step instructions on how you can become the greatest version of yourself, by focusing on what matters most on a daily basis. You'll learn the 4 parts of the GCode which when consistently focused on daily, will lead you down a path to becoming unstoppable in every area of your life. Once you put this life pattern into play, you can truly have everything you've ever wanted in life.- The right mindset- A healthy body- Your goal income- Amazing relationshipsThis book has taken all the complications of life and simplified them into 4 areas you can focus on daily and truly live out the life you were created to live.

The Out-of-Sync Child: Recognizing and Coping with Sensory Processing Disorder (The Out-of-Sync Child Series)

By Carol Kranowitz

Perigee Books
Released: 2006-04-04
Paperback (384 pages)

The Out-of-Sync Child: Recognizing and Coping with Sensory Processing Disorder (The Out-of-Sync Child Series)
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The groundbreaking book that explains Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD)--and presents a drug-free approach that offers hope for parents--now revised and updated.

Does your child exhibit...

Over-responsivity--or under-responsivity--to touch or movement? A child with SPD may be a "sensory avoider," withdrawing from touch, refusing to wear certain clothing, avoiding active games--or he may be a "sensory disregarder," needing a jump start to get moving.

Over-responsivity--or under-responsivity--to sounds, sights taste, or smell? She may cover her ears or eyes, be a picky eater, or seem oblivious to sensory cues.

Cravings for sensation? The "sensory craver" never gets enough of certain sensations, e.g., messy play, spicy food, noisy action, and perpetual movement.

Poor sensory discrimination? She may not sense the difference between objects or experiences--unaware of what she's holding unless she looks, and unable to sense when she's falling or how to catch herself.

Unusually high or low activity level? The child may be constantly on the go--wearing out everyone around him--or move slowly and tire easily, showing little interest in the world.

Problems with posture or motor coordination? He may slouch, move awkwardly, seem careless or accident-prone.

These are often the first clues to Sensory Processing Disorder--a common but frequently misdiagnosed problem in which the central nervous system misinterprets messages from the senses. The Out-of-Sync Child offers comprehensive, clear information for parents and professionals--and a drug-free treatment approach for children.

This revised edition includes new sections on vision and hearing, picky eaters, and coexisting disorders such as autism and ADHD, among other topics.

Learn to Read for Kids with Dyslexia: 101 Games and Activities to Teach Your Child to Read

By Hannah Braun M.Ed.

Zephyros Press
Released: 2018-10-30
Paperback (136 pages)

Learn to Read for Kids with Dyslexia: 101 Games and Activities to Teach Your Child to Read
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Learn to Read for Kids with Dyslexia is the definitive activity workbook to improve phonemic awareness, dysgraphia, and auditory processing disorder (APD) for kids ages 7-12.

For kids with an official dyslexia diagnosis, or kids struggling with dyslexia related symptoms, learning to read can be challenging. Using a targeted approach to skill development, Learn to Read for Kids with Dyslexia applies the latest research-based learning methods to games and activities that strengthen auditory discrimination skills, support letter formation in writing, and most importantly―make reading fun.

Specifically designed for kids ages 7-12, these engaging activities offer children daily opportunities to practice and hone their reading skills, instead of more homework for your child or student. With icons that designate skill building in phonemic awareness, dysgraphia, and APD for each activity, this workbook allows parents and teachers to focus on strengthening specific areas that will help kids become lifelong readers.

From rhyme triangles to letter tracing mazes, Learn to Read for Kids with Dyslexia offers an entertaining and effective approach to reading with:

  • 101 illustrated games and activities that include word association, picture association, matching, coloring, listening, writing with sounds, and races
  • 6 research-based learning methods such as phonological awareness training, phonemic awareness training, multisensory instruction, overlearning, explicit phonics instruction, and more!
  • A flexible program that can be used one-on-one or in a small group

Learn to Read for Kids with Dyslexia makes reading enjoyable and rewarding with fun-filled games and activities that teach children how to read fluently and confidently.

Population One: Autism, Adversity, and the Will to Succeed

By Tyler McNamer

Avia
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Population One: Autism, Adversity, and the Will to Succeed
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Part memoir, part inspirational guide, Population One: Autism, Adversity, and the Will to Succeed is a groundbreaking book that offers readers the ability to see life through the eyes of a young man with autism. Written by Tyler McNamer at the age of 17, Tyler not only details his challenges, but he also offers hope and encouragement to others who face seemingly insurmountable obstacles. Whether you re an educator, a family member of someone with autism, or simply looking for inspiration, you ll appreciate the opportunity to step inside this remarkable young man s mind. As Tyler explains, I ve been called a retard, dumb, and disabled. I ve been bullied, picked on, and made fun of. They put me in special classes and told me that I should not expect to reach my goals. Yet rather than view his diagnosis negatively, Tyler considers his unique viewpoint a gift. It is with this perspective that he wrote Population One: Autism, Adversity, and the Will to Succeed. In this memorable book, Tyler details his experiences with bullying, isolation, and others low expectations of him. But rather than allowing himself to be limited by his autism diagnosis, this courageous and insightful young man rose above his challenges to encourage others to follow their dreams and become leaders in their own lives. The result is this book, an autobiographical recounting of Tyler s journey with diverse essays containing his thoughts about leadership, courage, and adversity. Wise beyond his years, Tyler concludes that despite our differences, we can become a population of one, uniting to serve others. If you want to be uplifted or understand someone with autism better you must read Population of One. This inspirational and engaging book will transform the way you view the world.


 
 
 
 

 
 
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