• Health & Personal Development
      April 2016

      Learning with Children

      by Fabian Grolimund

      The school years are a major challenge, not only for your child but also for you as a parent. You may be asking yourself questions like: • How can I motivate my child to study and learn? • How should I handle homework conflicts? • How can I help my child to become more independent? • What learning strategies are appropriate for primary school children? • How can I help if my child has problems with math, reading, or spelling? Answers to these and many other questions about homework, learning, and studying can be found in this book. It describes practical methods and effective strategies, and shows how providing just a little support can be a big help to your child. Target Group: psychologists, education specialists, parents.

    • Health & Personal Development
      May 2016

      The Drug Conversation

      How to talk to your child about drugs

      by Owen Bowden-Jones

      The Drug Conversation is a guide for parents about how to raise the thorny issue of drugs with their children. It will help you begin a useful conversation about drugs with your child. The book provides information on the different types of psychoactive drugs available, their attractions and harms, how they work in the brain, and who uses them and why. It covers issues such as how to detect drug use, drug testing, synthetic drugs (‘legal highs’), accessing help, effective treatments and what to expect from professional medical services. The Drug Conversation also gives practical advice on how to prepare for and have a conversation about drugs with your child – including examples of actual conversations between parents and children. Case studies from the author’s own clinical practice are used to illustrate the main points. All parents will need this book at some stage. It will help you to feel properly informed about drugs, more confident in talking to your child, more able to keep drug-related problems from developing and better equipped to tackle problems if they do arise

    • Child care & upbringing
      February 2015

      Parenting a Violent Child

      Steps to taking back control and creating a happier home

      by Islay Downey (By (author)), Kim Furnish (By (author))

      ** Read more on child-to-parent violence on our blog here: http://dartonlongmanandtodd.blogspot.co.uk/ ** ** Read a sample of the book here: https://www.scribd.com/doc/255910839/Parenting-a-Violent-Child-Steps-to-taking-back-control-and-creating-a-happier-home-sample ** A new wave of abuse is happening behind the doors of family homes but it's one that many are too ashamed to discuss. Domestic violence used to mean an angry man beating a helpless female partner and child. But last year in the region of 12,000 parents called ParentLine to report violent children landing blows, bites and punches on them when they didn't get their own way. Islay Downey, featured practitioner on Channel 5’s My Violent Child (as well as adviser on BBC 2's Blame the Parents) and Kim Furnish have written the first book on this issue specifically for parents. The book offers warm and sympathetic step-by-step advice to look at the underlying causes of violent children, and encourages the parent to examine their own lives to prepare strategies for effective change. Includes fictionalised case studies based on real families the authors have worked with.

    • Health & Personal Development
      May 2010

      How to Keep Your Child Out of Special Education

      by Ann Greenberg

      Is your child struggling academically? Do you want to help him or her succeed in regular, not special, education? Are you confused about where to start and what to do? If you answered "yes" to these questions, then How To Keep Your Child Out Of Special Education is for you. Dr. Greenberg is an experienced psychologist who offers clear, practical guidance to address your child's academic difficulty. She provides realistic steps to boost your child's achievement and progress. Dr. Greenberg helps you know what to look for when reviewing your child's work and report cards, and how to share your concerns with teachers. She teaches you what you can do at home, where to find support in the community and what types of help are available at school within regular education. This book removes the mystery surrounding the struggling student and like a good friend, supports and encourages you in your efforts to help your child.

    • Health & Personal Development
      October 2014

      Babyopathy

      Baby care the natural way!

      by Angela J Spencer

      This baby book isn’t a new fad, it isn’t a poorly thought through regime that you and your baby will struggle to follow and it isn’t out to scaremonger. It is a mix of the author’s own experiences that led her to begin her research on sensory development and the human-nature connection and subsequently to introduce the Babyopathy (and Nascuropathy) programmes into her nurseries. It is an insight into how you can use the programme at home and advice that may help support you and your baby during the first year.

    • Health & Personal Development
      June 2015

      How To Get Your First Job And Build The Career You Want

      Over 100 tips and hints and a clear practical step by step guide to finding your first job and building on it to achieve an amazing career

      by Angela Middleton

      A step-by-step guide for 16–24-year-olds on how to choose the right career, get your first job, excel within that job and progress quickly. This book will give you the confidence and techniques to find the job of your dreams, regardless of your qualifications or background. Over 100 tips and hints in a clear practical step-by-step guide to finding your first job, building on it and achieving an amazing career.

    • Humanities & Social Sciences
      January 2013

      Children and Childhoods 2

      Images of Childhood

      by Editor(s): Shirley Wyver and Peter Whiteman

      Decisions relating to children’s lives, including formation of policies about children and young people, advocating for children’s rights, educational instruction and parenting, all depend on images of children and childhoods. Nonetheless, prevailing images of childhood are not often subject to critique.Images of Childhood offers an examination of public images of childhood in the context of research findings. Authors from a wide range of disciplines, including early childhood, psychology, anthropology and health, analyse contemporary images of childhood. Diverse methods are used to consider whether public domain images concur with current research findings across the age range of infancy to adolescence.Images of Childhood provides insights into the many pathways of image formation, including ways in which research evidence has been used successfully, distorted or minimised as part of this process.

    • Child & developmental psychology
      June 2015

      Building Stronger Communities with Children and Families

      by Editor(s): Karl Brettig

      This book captures the essence of how communities that better support healthy child development can be built. It includes a look at key elements of the Australian Communities for Children initiative, using a collaborative approach that takes into account community, government and family. How can the voices of children be heard in decision-making processes that impact their futures? How can the avalanche of electronic games, the information superhighway, and social media be negotiated to support, educate and protect children living in an online world? What does it mean to use a whole of community approach to supporting families? How can government departments and non-government agencies work together with communities to provide the kind of support that effectively engages families, so that the quality of parenting improves and results in healthy child development? What strategies can be developed in early childhood and school settings to improve family functioning? How can the integration of fragmented services be improved? While these are undoubtedly diverse questions, this kind of holistic viewpoint is necessary if we are to redesign inadequate, siloed approaches and build family friendly urban villages that deliver improved outcomes for children.Complex early childhood trauma often leads to recurring problems for generations with significant economic cost if there is no effective intervention. The current ‘merry go round’ of services risks the re-traumatisation and escalation of symptoms of those seeking help. If significant change is to be witnessed, relevant stakeholders need to make a concerted attempt to, first of all, listen to what children and families are saying, and then to implement the kinds of practices and policies that will adequately address their needs and aspirations. To do this, a well-trained workforce that understands the issues of holistic, trans-disciplinary and integrated work with children and families is required. Governments and services can’t do this alone. Most families are more influenced by peers and associates, and change needs to be galvanised across whole communities. A whole of community approach involves linking together a place-based combination of government, non-government and community initiatives to support families. Services need to consider how they can work with individuals and community groups to develop the kind of social environment that enables families to flourish. This is not an easy task, and, drawing on research and practical experience, this book looks at some of the key ingredients needed by those individuals and organisations who dare to attempt it.

    • Family & relationships
      August 2011

      Building Integrated Connections for Children, their Families and Communities

      by Editor(s): Karl Brettig and Margaret Sims

      Research and practice shows that many vulnerable children and families face more than one challenge and require more than one intervention. However our service system has evolved historically to deal with one thing at a time or to provide services from multiple sources. This lack of integration can have a devastating effect on some families where key information or warning signs are missed. Coronial and judicial inquiries constantly stress the negative impact of a ‘siloed’ approach to services.Many researchers, practitioners and policy makers have struggled to address this issue. This book has been compiled from a series of presentations given at the 2010 Children Communities Connections conference in Adelaide. Over 300 professionals from NGOs, state and federal departments and academics from all states in Australia attended and focused on three key ideas: what do we know about these families and children, what are we doing to help them and what could we do better. Papers covered a range of topics from neurobiology, to service redesign and family engagement.Here we have a snapshot of some of the most promising programs and research being undertaken in Australia. It provides a platform for starting conversations on the need to focus on the child and family in the context of their whole life, the need to cross service and professional boundaries and the need to change the way we as professionals do things to improve outcomes for families. It is a book that captures the challenges, the opportunities and the hope for the future.*Includes contributions from more than 40 practitioners, policy makers and researchers who work in community services, education and health for state, federal government and non government sectors.

    • Social welfare & social services
      August 2011

      Building Integrated Connections for Children, their Families and Communities

      by Editor(s): Karl Brettig and Margaret Sims

      Research and practice shows that many vulnerable children and families face more than one challenge and require more than one intervention. However our service system has evolved historically to deal with one thing at a time or to provide services from multiple sources. This lack of integration can have a devastating effect on some families where key information or warning signs are missed. Coronial and judicial inquiries constantly stress the negative impact of a ‘siloed’ approach to services.Many researchers, practitioners and policy makers have struggled to address this issue. This book has been compiled from a series of presentations given at the 2010 Children Communities Connections conference in Adelaide. Over 300 professionals from NGOs, state and federal departments and academics from all states in Australia attended and focused on three key ideas: what do we know about these families and children, what are we doing to help them and what could we do better. Papers covered a range of topics from neurobiology, to service redesign and family engagement.Here we have a snapshot of some of the most promising programs and research being undertaken in Australia. It provides a platform for starting conversations on the need to focus on the child and family in the context of their whole life, the need to cross service and professional boundaries and the need to change the way we as professionals do things to improve outcomes for families. It is a book that captures the challenges, the opportunities and the hope for the future.*Includes contributions from more than 40 practitioners, policy makers and researchers who work in community services, education and health for state, federal government and non government sectors.

    • Child care & upbringing

      Meeting Special Needs

      A Practical Guide to Support Children With Epilepsy

      by Rachel. Baker

    • Child & developmental psychology

      First Steps to a Physical Basis of Concentration

      An Initial Strategy for Parents and Teachers Relating to Learning and Behaviour Problems

      by Roy Y. Anderson

      Children’s conduct and learning problems can be due to poor concentration, and this is frequently viewed as a behavioural problem. First Steps challenges this view, demonstrating how simple physical exercises for only a few minutes a day can greatly improve a child’s concentration. All ages.

    • Abnormal psychology
      June 2013

      DYSLEXIA DISMANTLED

      A practical breakdown of the myths and realities of dyslexia

      by Laughton King

      Finally, an insightful, clear and practical breakdown of the realities of dyslexia, from the author’s own life experience. This exposition of the thinking, learning and living style that characterise the dyslexic individual is written equally for the educator, the parent and the struggling dyslexic himself. Eighteen myths dispelled, 61 personal characteristics outlined, and a raft of indicators examined, this book will help a large section of the population understand their own normality, their own intact and integrated thinking style, and allow them to take positive charge of their learning processes and their functioning in society. There is nothing wrong with their brain wiring, they are not deficient, they do not need medication. As a diesel motor differs from a petrol engine, the so-called ‘dyslexic’ differs from the non-dyslexic in a simple and rudimentary way. The Western world has a modern education system based around language as the prime learning tool – teaching, learning and assessment are typically language-based. The ‘dyslexic’ person is disadvantaged in this system, not only because is he a pictorial thinker, but because of a lesser capacity to use 'internal dialogue', he is unable to process the language-based education system at a competitive level.

    • Family & relationships

      WITH, NOT AGAINST

      A compendium of positive parenting strategies

      by Laughton King

      Written with the busy parent in mind, this book is orientated to taking the head-on fight out of parenting, and is based on the author’s thirty years of clinical work with parents of young children. This book is written as a practical manual, has a simple, bite-size presentation and is free from the pages of theory that commonly restrict easy access to useful information. The book focuses on the small things parents do that make it difficult for children to comply and co-operate, and gives examples and illustrations of how we can easily work with our children to achieve happier households. Includes; Bedtime strategies, Behaviour management, Language of parenting, Toileting, Mealtime behaviour, Arguments, use of Praise and Humour, amongst other issues that can make parenting a lonely and difficult role.

    • Family & relationships
      July 2013

      REACHING THE RELUCTANT LEARNER

      A manual of strategies for teachers and parents

      by Laughton King

      This very practical and helpful manual focuses on the learning difficulties that come under the ‘umbrella’ notion of ‘Dyslexia’. The author examines why such difficulties are so common in our schools - right around the English-speaking world - and before giving parents and teachers insights as to how to work usefully with these children, demonstrates what the world is like from the inside for these children. He looks at how these children think, at how they understand the world, at the impact on their behaviour, and at what life is like for them – on the inside. He includes a biographical section based around his own personal experiences as a ‘dyslexic’ child. In clarifying the fundamental differences between linguistic and pictorial thinking styles, and the connection between learning difficulty and behaviour problems, this book opens the way for parents and teachers to reach, and therefore to effectively teach so-called reluctant learners.

    • Adventure
      April 2015

      The Game Master

      by Ian D Copsey

      What is it like to be someone else – especially your most hated enemy? Why do they think and do things differently? Tired of arguing over which of them was the best gamer, Josh and Alex stumbled upon a new video game shop, run by an enigmatic and amiable Japanese shopkeeper. He was to be their Game Master in this virtual reality video game that had no game controls. Little did they know it was a game that would change their lives, of their friends… and enemies… forever. “Oh! This game is no ordinary game,” The Game Master explained, “It reads your thoughts, seeks out your weaknesses to give challenges that are right just for you, the challenges you need to help you grow.” "It can read our minds?" puzzled the boys. As they progressed through the game’s levels they found out more about themselves and the lives of everyone around them. Mysteriously, the Game of Life began to spread its influence beyond Josh and Alex’s lives and to their friends. From Josh and Alex switching roles with each other in the game, campfire frolics and ghostly stories from their teachers, the boys learned more about their friends around them. The Game Master’s zany antics as he hosted a T.V. game show, “Hiro’s Happy Heroes” in the Game of Life, released a string of rib tickling gags, teases and tantalising tattles. The climax of the Game of Life came from the school Rube Goldberg challenge in which each grade had to join as a team to build their own whacky, madcap contraption. Would Josh and Alex be able to manage to get the two bullies in the class to work within the team? Patiently, with impish humour, the Game Master guides them through the different levels to a final intriguing twist.

    • Child care & upbringing

      How Smart Is Your Baby

      by Duo Man

      Providing parents with all the information required to help their baby achieve full potential The authors first explain infant growth, and then guide parents in creating a home environment that enhances brain development

    • Child care & upbringing
      June 2012

      How To Shape Your Kids Better

      It Is In Parent's Hand To Mould Their Children Into Perfection

      by Hari Dutt Sharma

      Parents often have a tendency to blame children for their failings. In fact they fail to realise that it is their own role as parents that could be largely responsible for how their children ultimately turn out to be. The author, Hari Dutt Sharma, here tells the parents that they need to look within themselves to see how they could be model parents and provide a healthy environment for proper mental, educational and physical growth of their children. As such the book provides an excellent guide, and covers subjects ranging from effects of disturbed parenthood, common childhood behavioural disorders like bed-wetting, nail-biting etc. So whenever you need ,you will find answers to many questions that the parents often deserve to know for the benefit of their children and themselves as well.

    • Child care & upbringing
      August 2013

      Enhance Your Children Talents

      Bringing Up An Ideal Child

      by Varinder 'Viren'

      This book has been written by Mr. Varinder ‘Viren’ after a deep ad minute observation of the behavior, habits and emotions of people. He has particularly focused children and teenagers of different age groups from different socio-economic backgrounds. He has provided useful insights into the upbringing of children with an altogether different perspective. The language has been kept simple and easy to read and understand. It is meant for readers of all ages, irrespective of their educational and cultural backgrounds. This book is an ideal and effective tool for parents and their children. it will help them in recognizing and overcoming their problems, worries and tensions, if any. This book will enable them to enhance their talents that they may be having in the field of art, music of sports, etc. it will also guide children in their pursuit to excel in studies, be meritorious and lead a happy and successful life. In brief, the chief objective of the book is to help the parents as well as the teachers in bringing up and nourishing their children in an efficient manner, encourage their talents and motivate them to pursue these skills to make it big in their future lives!

    • Child care & upbringing
      June 2011

      Bachho Ko Bigadne Se Kaise Roke

      by Chunni Lal Saluja

      Today, Wild West and the sensualist culture have changed our environment. Plans to celebrate and enjoy life in the full glare of the world are scrambling to bury the mind. Children are first affected by such a lifestyle. In the age of becoming mature and accepting reality, these children are getting attracted to the fairy and fantasy world. This transition period is appalling, which is inevitable. Boredom with school, shirking from work, sabotage, wandering, senseless fashion, charm of dangerous drugs, childhood disorders, etc ruin the childhood and the future of the children. But there’s no need to worry and panic. Only you have to be aware always, and you can guide the children at the right time and in the right direction for their bright future. In this book, the reason for the children to go stray as well as the ways and practical measures to prevent that have been detailed.

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