Raising Other People s Children

Raising Other People s Children
Author: Debbie Ausburn
Pages: 176
ISBN: 1578268990
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Release: 2021-05-25
Editor: Hatherleigh Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Easy-to-follow handbook for foster parents and stepparents to guide them through their new responsibilities and unique parental challenges. Based on the experiences of a foster parent, stepparent, and attorney who advises youth-serving organizations, Raising Other People's Children highlights the unique issues one faces when taking care of non-biological children. Part parenting guide, part self-help, Raising Other People's Children navigates the complicated world of foster and step-parenting with great empathy, provides real-life solutions for forging strong relationships in extraordinary circumstances, and showcases how overcoming this incredible challenge can lead to incredible joy.

Raising Other People s Kids

Raising Other People s Kids
Author: M. C. Gore Camerer,Emerson Capps
Pages: 175
ISBN: 0398059861
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Release: 1995-01-01
Editor: Charles C Thomas Pub Limited
Language: en

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Other People s Children

Other People s Children
Author: Jeff Hoffmann
Pages: 384
ISBN: 9781982159092
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Release: 2021-04-06
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"A riveting debut novel about a couple whose dream of adopting a baby is shattered when the teenage mother reclaims her child"--

Hunt Gather Parent

Hunt  Gather  Parent
Author: Michaeleen Doucleff
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9781982149697
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Release: 2021-03-02
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER The oldest cultures in the world have mastered the art of raising happy, well-adjusted children. What can we learn from them? “Hunt, Gather, Parent is full of smart ideas that I immediately wanted to force on my own kids.” —Pamela Druckerman, The New York Times Book Review When Dr. Michaeleen Doucleff becomes a mother, she examines the studies behind modern parenting guidance and finds the evidence frustratingly limited and often ineffective. Curious to learn about more effective parenting approaches, she visits a Maya village in the Yucatán Peninsula. There she encounters moms and dads who parent in a totally different way than we do—and raise extraordinarily kind, generous, and helpful children without yelling, nagging, or issuing timeouts. What else, Doucleff wonders, are Western parents missing out on? In Hunt, Gather, Parent, Doucleff sets out with her three-year-old daughter in tow to learn and practice parenting strategies from families in three of the world’s most venerable communities: Maya families in Mexico, Inuit families above the Arctic Circle, and Hadzabe families in Tanzania. She sees that these cultures don’t have the same problems with children that Western parents do. Most strikingly, parents build a relationship with young children that is vastly different from the one many Western parents develop—it’s built on cooperation instead of control, trust instead of fear, and personalized needs instead of standardized development milestones. Maya parents are masters at raising cooperative children. Without resorting to bribes, threats, or chore charts, Maya parents rear loyal helpers by including kids in household tasks from the time they can walk. Inuit parents have developed a remarkably effective approach for teaching children emotional intelligence. When kids cry, hit, or act out, Inuit parents respond with a calm, gentle demeanor that teaches children how to settle themselves down and think before acting. Hadzabe parents are experts on raising confident, self-driven kids with a simple tool that protects children from stress and anxiety, so common now among American kids. Not only does Doucleff live with families and observe their methods firsthand, she also applies them with her own daughter, with striking results. She learns to discipline without yelling. She talks to psychologists, neuroscientists, anthropologists, and sociologists and explains how these strategies can impact children’s mental health and development. Filled with practical takeaways that parents can implement immediately, Hunt, Gather, Parent helps us rethink the ways we relate to our children, and reveals a universal parenting paradigm adapted for American families.

Multiplication Is for White People

 Multiplication Is for White People
Author: Lisa Delpit
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9781595587701
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Release: 2012-03-20
Editor: New Press, The
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

As MacArthur award-winning educator Lisa Delpit reminds us—and as all research shows—there is no achievement gap at birth. In her long-awaited second book, Delpit presents a striking picture of the elements of contemporary public education that conspire against the prospects for poor children of color, creating a persistent gap in achievement during the school years that has eluded several decades of reform. Delpit's bestselling and paradigm-shifting first book, Other People's Children, focused on cultural slippage in the classroom between white teachers and students of color. Now, in "Multiplication is for White People", Delpit reflects on two decades of reform efforts—including No Child Left Behind, standardized testing, the creation of alternative teacher certification paths, and the charter school movement—that have still left a generation of poor children of color feeling that higher educational achievement isn't for them. In chapters covering primary, middle, and high school, as well as college, Delpit concludes that it's not that difficult to explain the persistence of the achievement gap. In her wonderful trademark style, punctuated with telling classroom anecdotes and informed by time spent at dozens of schools across the country, Delpit outlines an inspiring and uplifting blueprint for raising expectations for other people's children, based on the simple premise that multiplication—and every aspect of advanced education—is for everyone.

Raising Other People s Children

Raising Other People s Children
Author: Debbie Ausburn
Pages: 160
ISBN: 9781578269006
Available:
Release: 2021-05-25
Editor: Hatherleigh Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Raising Other People's Children helps you navigate the complicated world of foster and step-parenting with better awareness and greater empathy, providing real-life solutions for forging strong relationships in extraordinary circumstances. Drawing on Debbie Ausburn’s decades of experience with every facet of the foster care system, Raising Other People's Children provides expert guidance viewed through the lens of real human interactions. The responsibility and complexity involved in raising someone else’s child can seem overwhelming. Regardless of whether you’re a stepparent, foster parent or adoptive parent, it is on you to take on the challenge of caring for them, helping them to move forward while also meeting their unique emotional needs.

Other People s Children

Other People s Children
Author: Lisa Delpit
Pages: 223
ISBN: 9781595586544
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Release: 2006-08-01
Editor: The New Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Winner of an American Educational Studies Association Critics’ Choice Award and Choice Magazine’s Outstanding Academic book award, and voted one of Teacher Magazine’s “great books,” Other People’s Children has sold over 150,000 copies since its original hardcover publication. This anniversary paperback edition features a new introduction by Delpit as well as new framing essays by Herbert Kohl and Charles Payne. In a radical analysis of contemporary classrooms, MacArthur Award–winning author Lisa Delpit develops ideas about ways teachers can be better “cultural transmitters” in the classroom, where prejudice, stereotypes, and cultural assumptions breed ineffective education. Delpit suggests that many academic problems attributed to children of color are actually the result of miscommunication, as primarily white teachers and “other people’s children” struggle with the imbalance of power and the dynamics plaguing our system. A new classic among educators, Other People’s Children is a must-read for teachers, administrators, and parents striving to improve the quality of America’s education system.

Raising Our Children Raising Ourselves

Raising Our Children  Raising Ourselves
Author: Naomi Aldort
Pages: 250
ISBN: 9781887542326
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Release: 2006
Editor: Book Pub Network
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

[This title] operates on the radical premise that neither child nor parent must dominate. -- Review.

Raising Children That Other People Like to Be Around

Raising Children That Other People Like to Be Around
Author: Richard Greenberg
Pages: 225
ISBN: 1628654325
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Release: 2019-05-07
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

If you've ever asked yourself if you're parenting the "right way", rest assured that there are many "right ways" and that the ultimate judgment of your parenting will come as a result of the behavior of your children. "Raising Children That Other People Like to be Around" offers parents the tools necessary to establish a clear set of values from which to make parenting decisions. After raising four kids from kindergarten through college, Richard Greenberg offers readers specific suggestions and guidelines to help reduce conflict, improve communication and replace parenting stress with confidence and control. By encouraging the use of common sense, and defining a comfortable, consistent, realistic path, Greenberg gives parents the confidence they need to raise healthy, happy children. "Teaching children respect means showing respect for ourselves. It's not easy to live an exemplary life, but trying hard to do so is exactly what being a parent is. None of us are perfect, but every day we have opportunities to show our kids the high road not only in our expectations of them, but in our expectations of ourselves." - R Greenberg

How to Raise Kids Who Aren t Assholes

How to Raise Kids Who Aren t Assholes
Author: Melinda Wenner Moyer
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9780593086940
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Release: 2021-07-20
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

How to Raise Kids Who Aren't Assholes is a clear, actionable, sometimes humorous (but always science-based) guide for parents on how to shape their kids into honest, kind, generous, confident, independent, and resilient people...who just might save the world one day. As an award-winning science journalist, Melinda Wenner Moyer was regularly asked to investigate and address all kinds of parenting questions: how to potty train, when and whether to get vaccines, and how to help kids sleep through the night. But as Melinda's children grew, she found that one huge area was ignored in the realm of parenting advice: how do we make sure our kids don't grow up to be assholes? On social media, in the news, and from the highest levels of government, kids are increasingly getting the message that being selfish, obnoxious and cruel is okay. Hate crimes among children and teens are rising, while compassion among teens has been dropping. We know, of course, that young people have the capacity for great empathy, resilience, and action, and we all want to bring up kids who will help build a better tomorrow. But how do we actually do this? How do we raise children who are kind, considerate, and ethical inside and outside the home, who will grow into adults committed to making the world a better place? How to Raise Kids Who Aren't Assholes is a deeply researched, evidence-based primer that provides a fresh, often surprising perspective on parenting issues, from toddlerhood through the teenage years. First, Melinda outlines the traits we want our children to possess--including honesty, generosity, and antiracism--and then she provides scientifically-based strategies that will help parents instill those characteristics in their kids. Learn how to raise the kind of kids you actually want to hang out with--and who just might save the world.

What I ve Learned from Raising Other People s Kids

What I ve Learned from Raising Other People s Kids
Author: Fifi Lindsey
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9781468947052
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Release: 2014-05-13
Editor: Booktango
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This is a parenting tip book that I am writing mostly as a list of things that I hope to remember when I have children. These are all things that I have witnessed other parents doing with their children and whether or not I think it is best to do the same. It is a quick list on things that will hopefully make things easier for you, as a parent.

Raising Happiness

Raising Happiness
Author: Christine Carter
Pages: 232
ISBN: 9780345515629
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Release: 2011
Editor: Ballantine Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Drawing on what hard science says about the factors that breed happiness in childhood and beyond, here are 10 simple principles for fostering the skills and habits that will set the stage for optimism, emotional health, and confidence for kids.

How to Raise Successful People

How to Raise Successful People
Author: Esther Wojcicki
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9781328974860
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Release: 2019-05-07
Editor: Houghton Mifflin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The Godmother of Silicon Valley, legendary teacher, and mother of a Super Family shares her tried-and-tested methods for raising happy, healthy, successful children using Trust, Respect, Independence, Collaboration, and Kindness: TRICK. Esther Wojcicki--"Woj" to her many friends and admirers--is famous for three things: teaching a high school class that has changed the lives of thousands of kids, inspiring Silicon Valley legends like Steve Jobs, and raising three daughters who have each become famously successful. What do these three accomplishments have in common? They're the result of TRICK, Woj's secret to raising successful people: Trust, Respect, Independence, Collaboration, and Kindness. Simple lessons, but the results are radical. Wojcicki's methods are the opposite of helicopter parenting. As we face an epidemic of parental anxiety, Woj is here to say: relax. Talk to infants as if they are adults. Allow teenagers to pick projects that relate to the real world and their own passions, and let them figure out how to complete them. Above all, let your child lead. How to Raise Successful People offers essential lessons for raising, educating, and managing people to their highest potential. Change your parenting, change the world.

Mothering Our Boys US Edition

Mothering Our Boys  US Edition
Author: Maggie Dent
Pages: 200
ISBN: 9780648431015
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Release: 2018-11-01
Editor: Pennington Publications
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"Maggie is earthy and real, full of love and knowledge, especially on raising sons." - Steve Biddulph "Maggie's perspective on raising boys is spot on. She writes with humor and depth, providing insight and strategies for many of the most important issues facing moms. There is a lovely ease to her writing and a powerful honesty. I hope every mother of a son (and everyone else!) will read this book. The future of the world, to a great extent, depends on how we raise our boys." - Michael Gurian, New York Times Bestselling Author of The Wonder of Boys and Saving Our Sons If we can see the world through boys' eyes a little better, we will make different choices in the way we mother them… and we will find them less confusing, and love them more deeply. Mothers of sons are worried about raising their boys in a world where negative images of masculinity are front and centre of our media, almost every day. Not only that, but statistically our boys are still struggling in many ways. Even though we live in a time where we recognise that nothing in gender is fixed, it remains a fact that the influence of a mother on her son is massive. A mother of four sons herself, Maggie Dent draws on her personal experience - and over four decades work as a teacher, counsellor and now author and speaker - to help build understanding, empathy and compassion for our boys. Maggie shares her five key secrets that every mum needs to know and uses the voices of men she has worked with and surveyed to reveal what really matters in a boy's relationship with his mother and other mother figures. Maggie is one of Australia's most popular parenting authors and educators, and her seminars about boys have sold out all across Australia and in the UK. She is finally sharing her insights, her reflections, and (as always) her humour around mothering boys to help you be the mum your son needs you to be.

Parenting Matters

Parenting Matters
Author: National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine,Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education,Board on Children, Youth, and Families,Committee on Supporting the Parents of Young Children
Pages: 524
ISBN: 9780309388573
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Release: 2016-11-21
Editor: National Academies Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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.

Raising Your Kids Without Losing Your Cool

Raising Your Kids Without Losing Your Cool
Author: Shantelle Bisson
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9781459746312
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Release: 2020-04-04
Editor: Dundurn
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Raising children can take a wrecking ball to your ambitions, your finances, your relationships, even your health. Harried mother of three Shantelle Bisson guides readers through it all — breastfeeding, staying romantically connected, screen time, discipline, even helicopter parenting — and helps them to keep their cool throughout!

Raising a Secure Child

Raising a Secure Child
Author: Kent Hoffman,Glen Cooper,Bert Powell
Pages: 280
ISBN: 9781462528134
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Release: 2017-02-03
Editor: Guilford Publications
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Today's parents are constantly pressured to be perfect. But in striving to do everything right, we risk missing what children really need for lifelong emotional security. Now the simple, powerful "Circle of Security" parenting strategies that Kent Hoffman, Glen Cooper, and Bert Powell have taught thousands of families are available in self-help form for the first time.ÿ You will learn:ÿ *How to balance nurturing and protectiveness with promoting your child's independence.ÿ *What emotional needs a toddler or older child may be expressing through difficult behavior. *How your own upbringing affects your parenting style--and what you can do about it.ÿ Filled with vivid stories and unique practical tools, this book puts the keys to healthy attachment within everyone's reach--self-understanding, flexibility, and the willingness to make and learn from mistakes. Self-assessment checklists can be downloaded and printed for ease of use.

The Self Driven Child

The Self Driven Child
Author: William Stixrud, PhD,Ned Johnson
Pages: 384
ISBN: 9780735222533
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Release: 2018-02-13
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

“Instead of trusting kids with choices . . . many parents insist on micromanaging everything from homework to friendships. For these parents, Stixrud and Johnson have a simple message: Stop.” —NPR “This humane, thoughtful book turns the latest brain science into valuable practical advice for parents.” —Paul Tough, New York Times bestselling author of How Children Succeed A few years ago, Bill Stixrud and Ned Johnson started noticing the same problem from different angles: Even high-performing kids were coming to them acutely stressed and lacking motivation. Many complained they had no control over their lives. Some stumbled in high school or hit college and unraveled. Bill is a clinical neuropsychologist who helps kids gripped by anxiety or struggling to learn. Ned is a motivational coach who runs an elite tutoring service. Together they discovered that the best antidote to stress is to give kids more of a sense of control over their lives. But this doesn't mean giving up your authority as a parent. In this groundbreaking book they reveal how you can actively help your child to sculpt a brain that is resilient, and ready to take on new challenges. The Self-Driven Child offers a combination of cutting-edge brain science, the latest discoveries in behavioral therapy, and case studies drawn from the thousands of kids and teens Bill and Ned have helped over the years to teach you how to set your child on the real road to success. As parents, we can only drive our kids so far. At some point, they will have to take the wheel and map out their own path. But there is a lot you can do before then to help them tackle the road ahead with resilience and imagination.

The Grown Up s Guide to Teenage Humans

The Grown Up s Guide to Teenage Humans
Author: Josh Shipp
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9780062654083
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Release: 2017-09-19
Editor: HarperCollins
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Nautilus Gold Award Winner: Parenting & Family A practical guide to understanding teens from bestselling author and global youth advocate Josh Shipp. In 2015, Harvard researchers found that every child who does well in the face of adversity has had at least one stable and committed relationship with a supportive adult. But Josh Shipp didn’t need Harvard to know that. Once an at-risk foster kid, he was headed straight for trouble until he met the man who changed his life: Rodney, the foster parent who refused to quit on Shipp and got him to believe in himself. Now, in The Grown-Up’s Guide to Teenage Humans, Shipp shows all of us how to be that caring adult in a teenager’s life. Stressing the need for compassion, trust, and encouragement, he breaks down the phases of a teenage human from sixth to twelfth grade, examining the changes, goals, and mentality of teenagers at each stage. Shipp offers revelatory stories that take us inside the teen brain, and shares wisdom from top professionals and the most expert grown-ups. He also includes practice scripts that address tough issues, including: FORGIVENESS: What do I do when a teen has been really hurt by someone and it’s not their fault? COMMUNICATION: How do I get a teen to talk to me? They just grunt. TRUST: My teen blew it. My trust is gone. Where do we go from here? BULLYING: Help! A teen (or their friend) is being harassed. DIFFICULT AND AWKWARD CONVERSATIONS: Drugs. Death. Sex. Oh my. Written in Shipp’s playfully authoritative, no-nonsense voice, The Grown-Up’s Guide to Teenage Humans tells his story and unpacks practical strategies that can make a difference. Ultimately, it's not about shortcuts or magic words—as Shipp reminds us, it’s about investing in kids and giving them the love, time, and support they need to thrive. And that means every kid is one caring adult away from being a success story.

Raising a Bilingual Child

Raising a Bilingual Child
Author: Barbara Zurer Pearson
Pages: 368
ISBN: 9781400009503
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Release: 2008-04-15
Editor: Living Language
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

If you would like your children to experience the benefits of becoming bilingual, but you aren’t sure how to teach them a second language, then Raising a Bilingual Child is the perfect step-by-step guide for you. Raising a Bilingual Child provides parents with information, encouragement, and practical advice for creating a positive bilingual environment. It offers both an overview of why parents should raise their children to speak more than one language and detailed steps parents can take to integrate two languages into their child’s daily routine. Raising a Bilingual Child also includes inspirational first-hand accounts from parents. It dispels the myth that bilingualism may hinder a child’s academic performance and explains that learning languages at a young age can actually enhance a child’s overall intellectual development.