Parenting and Caring Collection: Kids & Pre-teen care
This guide showcases UCD Library books on aspects of stages of parenting and caring for parents
Building Resilience and Confidence
How to Raise Resilient Bounce-Back Kids by Judy WrightResilience is a learned skill! It can be taught and learned, just as piano playing or riding a bike is a teachable lifeskill. As parents and other caring adults we can assist young people to overcome disappointment and to become problem solvers in life. We have the opportunity to help them shift negative experiences into life lessons. Dr. Dennis Charney, Dean, ICAHN School of medicine who has studied those who have or are training themselves to be bounce back people has said "Resilience is essentially a set of skills--as opposed to a disposition or personality type--that makes it possible for people not only to get through hard times but to thrive during and after them. Just as rubber rebounds after being squeezed or squished, so do resilient people." This book on Raise A Resilient, Bounce Back Kid is written by parent educator and family relations coach Judy Helm Wright. She is also the author of the companion book for adults Out of Balance? Be A Bounce Back Person Judy's books are research based but filled with tips and techniques that assist caring adults to gain mastery over difficult situations. No wonder she has the honorary title of "Auntie Artichoke" which means a wise woman who loves unconditionally. Be sure to look under her name in Amazon and book distribution portals for the other books. That includes The Left Out Child- The Importance of Friendship and How To Help Kids Like Themselves and Building Self Confidence and Self Esteem You will find even more information about this skill and how to incorporate it into your daily life at http://www.bouncebackfromanything.com There is meaning in whatever stressful or adverse situation we encounter. Our job is to learn to see the positive aspect and life lesson and then to apply it to other areas of our lives. Many times the parents and teachers in Judy's workshop admit they do not have the words to say that will encourage others. You will be pleased to know there is an entire section dedicated to positive words and phrases that can become part of your language and communication. Thank you for being drawn to this book and our wish is that the information contained will find a soft spot in your mind and life. Please take the ideas and concepts and expand on them. There are many ways to learn and teach resiliency, empathy and kindness. We have given you a few here in these pages. May you find those ideas that will assist you in Raising A Bounce-Back Kid Please write us at email@example.com and share other tips you have found helpful. We appreciate it when readers comment or leave a review of the books in the 77 Ways To Parent. Each family is unique, and yet we are all similar. Blessings to you and yours. Judy Helm Wright aka "Auntie Artichoke" and Artichoke Press LLCJudy Helm WrightAuthor, Speaker & Intuitive Wise Woman
Call Number: 649.1WRI
Kid Confidence by Eileen Kennedy-MooreHelp your child cultivate real, lasting confidence! InKid Confidence, a licensed clinical psychologist and parenting expert offers practical, evidence-based parenting strategies to help kids foster satisfying relationships, develop competence, and make choices that fit who they are and want to become. As parents, it's heartbreaking to hear children say negative things about themselves. But as children grow older and begin thinking about the world in more complex ways, they also become more self-critical. Alarmingly, studies show that self-esteem, for many children, takes a sharp drop starting around age eight, and this decline continues into the early teen years. So, how can you turn the tide on this upsetting trend and help your child build genuine self-esteem? With this guide, you'll learn that self-esteem isn't about telling kids they're "special." It's about helping them embrace the freedom that comes with aquiet ego--a way of being in the world that isn't preoccupied with self-judgment, and instead embraces a compassionate view of oneself and others that allows for both present awareness and personal growth. When kids are less focused on evaluating and comparing themselves with others, they are freer to empathize with others, embrace learning, and connect with the values that are bigger than themselves. You'll also discover how your child's fundamental needs forconnection,competence, andchoice are essential for real self-esteem. Connection involves building meaningful and satisfying relationships that create a sense of belonging. Competence means building tangible skills. And choice is about being able to make decisions, figure out what matters, and choose to act in ways that are consistent with personal values. When children are able to fulfill these three basic needs, the question of "Am I good enough?" is less likely to come up. If your child is suffering from low self-esteem, you need a nuanced parenting approach. Let this book guide you as you help your child create unshakeable confidence and lasting well-being.
Call Number: 155.4182KEN Also available as an eBook click on the title to access
Anxiety Relief for Kids by Rachel StoneHave you noticed that your child is constantly tense all the time? Are they displaying irrational fears occasionally? Moments where they seem to be crippled by fear that it disrupts their daily function? What you could be dealing with is a child with anxiety. Everyone worries. That is a part of our normal range of human emotion. Even children have worries of their own. But it is when those worries cross over from regular worrying to excessive worrying that starts to disrupt your daily routine that it becomes a problem. Believe it or not, anxiety doesn't just affect adults, but children can be victims of this condition too. Anxiety is one of the most prevalent disorders in America today, and it can be challenging for both children and adults who are dealing with this condition. It can also be equally as challenging for the parents, because what can you do to help make it better for your child? How do you protect them from feeling this way? Anxiety Relief for Kids is a complete workbook which will help your child overcome their worries, stress, anger, depression, panic attacks, and fears with proven strategies that work. In this book, you will learn how to: Understand anxiety and how it is affecting your child Discover anxiety relief strategies and build your own activities toolbox How to parent an anxious child Engaging games and crafts that you can do to help your child work through their anxiety The difference between depression and anger What separates panic attacks from fears The exercises, methods, and strategies which you will uncover in this book will shed light on the importance of helping your child overcome anxiety. More importantly, it is a guide for all parents with anxious children about what you can do to help your child through this very challenging emotion that they are dealing with. All the strategies you have ever wanted to help your child find their happiness again is right here. They do not have to live a life that is crippled by worries and fears. It is possible to change all that. Improve their self-esteem and help your child find their self-worth once more by freeing them from the grip of anxiety. This book is packed with all the useful information that every parent with an anxious child needs to help make a real difference in the way that their child deals with anxiety. Overcoming anxiety is going to require practice, time, and effort, and this book will show you just what you need to do to help your child through the process. Put a stop to your child's anxiety once and for all with the Anxiety Relief for Kids workbook. Scroll up, click the "Buy" button now, and bring harmony back into your child's life without hesitation.
Call Number: 155.41246STO
The Friendship Maze by Tanith CareyFriendship battles among children have existed since the words ‘you can’t play with us’ were first uttered in the playground. But the worry is that today it seems there is no minimum age limit to being hurtful to others. Unkind or exclusive behaviour appears to be starting sooner than ever – even in nursery school – and continues throughout the school system. As a result, friendship issues top the list of parents’ concerns, and, from the other side of the school gates, they can often feel powerless.
This book will change that as parenting writer Tanith Carey analyses the increasingly complex social pressures changing the face of childhood, having drawn on extensive research on children's friendships, from toddlers to teens. She offers practical solutions for building your child’s social skills for a happier, more carefree childhood, including how to:
Help your child deal with classroom and social media politics.
Inoculate your child against the effects of peer-group pressure, cliquiness and exclusion.
Learn what’s really going on in your child’s social circle.
Bully-proof your child throughout school.
Work out when to step in and step out of your child’s conflicts.
Help your child make friends if they are stuck on the sidelines.
The Friendship Maze is suitable for ages three to sixteen.
Call Number: 155.418CAR Also available as an eBook click on the title to access
1-2-3 Magic by Thomas W. Phelan"Dr. Phelan's strategies have seen a resurgence in the parenting world. Maybe that's why you feel like everywhere you go, you keep overhearing other moms say to their misbehaving children, 'That's one. That's two. That's three.' And then you watch in disbelief as their kid actually stops!" -- PopSugar Moms Are you the parent of a strong-willed child? Is bedtime a nightly battle? Are you looking to discipline without stress? Since kids don't come with a manual, 1-2-3 Magicis the next best thing. Dr. Thomas Phelan has developed a quick, simple and scientifically proven way to parent that actually works! Using his signature 1-2-3 counting method, Dr. Phelan helps parents to curb obnoxious behaviors like tantrums and meltdowns, whining and pouting, talking back, sibling rivalry and more in toddlers, preschoolers and middle schoolers. He guides parents through drama-free discipline methods that include handling time outs in public, the appropriate length of a time out, and what to do if your child resists the time out. Dr. Phelan also covers how to establish positive routines around bedtime, dinnertime, homework and getting up and out in the morning, and tips for strengthening your relationship with your kids. For decades, millions of parents from all over the world have used the award-winning 1-2-3 Magictechnique to raise happier families and put the fun back into parenting. 1-2-3 Magicis one of Healthline's Best Parenting Books of 2017, a 2016 Mom's Choice Award Winner, a 2016 National Parenting Product Award Winner and a 2016 Family Choice Award Winner.
Call Number: 649.1PHE
The Explosive Child by Ross W. GreeneA 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.
Call Number: 649.153GRE
10 Days to a Less Defiant Child, Second Edition by Jeffrey BernsteinThe popular, powerful guide to help parents regain control over a defiant child or teenager Occasional clashes between parents and children are not uncommon, but when defiant behavior-including tantrums, resistance to chores, and negativity-becomes chronic, it causes big problems within the family. In 10 Days to a Less Defiant Child, family and child psychologist Dr. Jeffrey Bernstein shares a groundbreaking ten-day program to help parents understand their child's behavior and regain control of their household. In this updated edition, parents will learn how to face new challenges, including defiance resulting from excessive technology use (even to the point of addiction) and the stress of modern family life. Dr. Bernstein explains what causes defiance in kids and why it's so destructive to the family, then offers parents a step-by-step guide on how to reduce conflict and end upsetting behaviors.
Call Number: 649.64BER
Pre-Teen Guide for Parents
Between A guide for parents of eight to thirteen-year-olds by Sarah Ockwell-Smith
Call Number: On order Coming Soon
Publication Date: March 2021
15 Minute Parenting 8-12 Years Stress-free strategies for nurturing your child's development by Joanna FortuneA mindful and practical parenting roadmap for busy, time-poor parents. Based on a simple and effective formula, it will transform family life in just fifteen minutes of daily play, resulting in less tears and more laughter.
Middle childhood, the period for those aged 8–12 years old, is often the most overlooked phase of a child’s development but it’s the age where play continue to serve an important role in their emotional growth. It’s also an age where we are most likely to stop playing with our children.
With over twenty years of clinical expertise and neuroscientific research, psychotherapist and parenting expert Joanna Fortune shares her proven techniques that will enable you to better understand your relationship with your children as they grow and ensure that your parenting is developing with them.
Packed with 15-minute games and activities that you can easily incorporate into your daily routine, Joanna also explores the neurological, physical and emotional development of 8-12 year olds and offers parents hands-on advice on how to deal with:
Friendships and bullying
Difficult conversations (the ones that catch you off guard!)
Building independence, self-esteem and emotional resilience
15-Minute Parenting 8-12 years will show you how to keep play alive with your child, foster great communication and help to secure strong foundations for adolescence.
Call Number: On order coming soon
Publication Date: 18 May 2020
Bully-Proof Kids by Stella O'MalleyWe can't always be there to protect our kids as they make their way in the world. What we can do is equip them with the tools they need to ensure they have a positive social experience. Based on many years' experience counselling bullies and targets, Stella O'Malley offers concrete strategies to empower children and teenagers to deal confidently with bullying and dominant characters. She identifies effective ways for families to cope when bullying occurs, including approaching the school authorities, communicating with the bully's parents and tips to tackle cyberbullying. Stella's common-sense approach will help your child, tween or teen to develop their emotional intelligence and will provide relief for families navigating the rapidly changing social environment, both online and in school. 'Bully-Proof Kids is the handbook for Irish parents to deal with bullying and exclusion.' DR MARY O'KANE, EARLY YEARS 'A vital life raft for parents, teachers and children being bullied' Jennifer O'Connell
Call Number: 302.343OMA
Bullies, Bigmouths and So-Called Friends by Jenny AlexanderMost books about bullying tell children how to act without addressing how they feel. But the usual advice to 'ignore it' or 'say something smart' is doomed to fail, as you can't act brave and confident if you feel stressed and helpless inside. Jenny Alexander's approach is to develop readers' psychological defences. Through an entertaining mix of exercises, quizzes and fictional scenarios, she combines common sense with simple cognitive therapy techniques, to build up children's self esteem. Her tone is humorous and upbeat, but always sensitive to the reader's feelings. This new, updated edition takes account of recent technologies such as texting, MSN and bluejacking, which are increasingly abused by bullies.
Call Number: 371.58ALE
Autism by Camille Hayes (Editor)
Call Number: 649.154BOO
Asperkids by Jennifer Cook O'TooleAs a parent, a teacher and an Aspie herself, Jennifer O'Toole provides the definitive insider's view of Asperger syndrome. She shows how to help children on the spectrum by understanding how they think and by exploiting their special interests to promote learning. Her strategies work because she thinks like the children that she teaches. This exciting book is full of effective and fun ways of engaging with children with Asperger syndrome. Jennifer explains how theory of mind difficulties create the need for concrete forms of communication, and provides original methods to inspire imagination through sensorial experiences. In particular she reveals the untapped power of special interests, showing how to harness these interests to encourage academic, social and emotional growth. Affirming that different doesn't mean defective, this book offers the insight and guidance that parents, educators, and other professionals need to connect with the Asperkids in their life and get them excited about learning.
Parenting the first twelve years what the evidence tells us by Kieron SheehyWhy is parenting so fraught and so difficult in today's society? There has never been a time when advice was so readily available, and yet there is also a prevailing sense that parents are getting it wrong. This book examines the arguments and counter-arguments supported by research on how best to parent children, from birth to twelve years. By taking an impartial approach to the evidence and, by discussing case studies from across the world and from a number of academic disciplines, this book is designed to show how good parenting comes in many shapes and forms.