“Connected Parent, Empowered Child is the operating manual for happy parenting and creating successful empowered kids that we all wish we could have had before we had kids. And it works whether they’re 5 or 25!”— JACK CANFIELD, Co-Author of Chicken Soup for the Parent’s Soul®
Kids don't come with instructions, and there's no degree for being a parent. But wouldn't it be great if there were? What if someone handed you proven tools to make parenting easier, more effective and more rewarding -- for you and your kids? Wouldn't you say a resounding "Yes! Bring it on!"? Well, here it is.
In this blueprint for parenting, you'll discover how to:
Turn sass into respect.
Dissolve conflict without getting angry.
Get connected and stay connected, even to your teen.
Create discipline that works for all.
Improve communication skills for the whole family.
Enjoy a peaceful home that brings out the best in each person.
Connected Parent, Empowered Child is a road map for parents that gives you practical tools and strategies to relieve family stress and to guide you with certainty through the challenges youth and parents face in today's crazy world.
The solutions are simpler than the problems. This book delivers five powerful keys to turn daily stress and parenting challenges into easy and pleasant encounters and closer connection with your kids. Living to Thrive, Raising Self-Esteem, Resolving Conflict, Discipline with Dignity, Abolishing Bullying are the keys that will help you learn how to empower your children to be the best they can be and provide practical steps how to create open, authentic and clear communication.
When LeeAndra Chergey is told that her son, Ryan, is no longer considered “normal,” she and her family are forced into a new way of handling the outside world. Together, Chergey’s family and a team of carefully chosen therapists put in years of hard work, and eventually teach Ryan to speak and express emotions. Through it all, Chergey follows her heart?and in the process, she learns that being “normal” is not nearly as important as providing your child with a life full of joy, love, and acceptance. Tender and candid, Make A Wish For Me is a story of accepting and tackling a disability stigmatized and misunderstood by society.
This book contributes in an important way to the psychoanalytic understanding and impact of Assisted Reproductive Technology on a majority of patients who have difficulties starting new families. Recent advances in reproductive technology and the increased use of techniques based upon it have created a need for psychoanalytic thinking and understanding of the psychological implications of assisted reproductive procedures, in-vitro fertilization and other similar procedures.
The recent and rapid advances in medical technologies confront us with a mandate in our clinical work to understand their complex impact on women, men, and children. However, attention to the intra-psychic conflicts caused by traumatic experience of the use of such techniques has not been addressed in psychoanalytic literature. The developmental trauma and intra-psychic conflicts of individuals using reproductive technologies are ubiquitous, yet it has been neglected as a topic of special interest in our clinical work.
This book offers a fun guide to the science of children’s eating and the effective techniques for encouraging healthy eaters. This is a practical guide for mothers in how best to feed their young children from 0-5 years of age. Full of real life examples from mothers themselves about their difficulties with feeding and what worked for them, it provides reassurance, dispels some of the myths around child feeding, and attempts to dissipate maternal guilt about feeding. Covering the years from pregnancy to primary school, the book will help readers through the most potentially problematic and worrying stages of child feeding with evidence-based solutions to common problems.
For the parent of a child with epilepsy, an easy-to-read guide to understanding and managing the disorder while helping your child achieve and maintain a high quality of life.
From a leading neurologist, experienced nurse practitioner, and registered dietitian comes the complete guide to managing your child s life with epilepsy. Epilepsy in Children offers the practical advice and information you need to manage your child s seizures safely and effectively, understand the latest treatment options, and find hope for a seizure-free future.
Get the right diagnosis for your child and the correct treatment to reduce the frequency of seizures faster
Learn the benefits and risks of pharmaceutical, surgical, and alternative therapies including the ketogenic diet
Help your child maintain a normal life at school, with friends, and in sports and other activities
Navigate the transitions from infancy and childhood, to puberty, to becoming a young adult
You hoped your child's tantrums would fade once she started elementary school. You hoped she d be able to share. You hoped she d be calm and happy after wearing herself out at recess...instead, her energy bubbles out all over the classroom.
No matter how often you remind your teen: "look at me when I m speaking," "respect others' personal space," "quit freaking out over everything!" he just doesn t seem to understand. For most kids, these are momentary glitches. For some, learning to relate to others doesn't come easily. When children have attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), even if their medication smoothes out the worst of the bumps, they still may have a lot of trouble in social situations like school.
Teaching Life Skills to Children and Teens with ADHD describes the Life Skills Program created by author Vincent J. Monastra at his ADHD clinic. It features practical strategies for helping children and teens develop essential life skills at home, school, or in a support group setting. Some of these skills include: engaging others in conversations; seeking out confidence-building experiences; responding appropriately to teasing; establishing friendships and social networks; trying group activities to avoid isolation; developing healthy eating, sleeping and exercise habits; solving problems and getting organized; and showing sensitivity to others emotions.
Each chapter includes exercises to help you teach, model, and guide your child in trying out these skills. Interactive checklists, quizzes, and guided journal entries are provided as tools for reflection and for engaging children and teens in ways that are interesting and fun.
When someone has obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), it can affect the entire family. This book is an essential guide to help family members cope with their loved one’s compulsive behaviors, obsessions, and constant need for reassurance.
If your loved one has OCD, you may be unsure of how to express your concerns in a compassionate, effective way. In When a Family Member Has OCD, you and your family will learn ways to better understand and communicate with each other when OCD becomes a major part of your household. In addition to proven-effective cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and mindfulness techniques, you’ll find comprehensive information on OCD and its symptoms, as well as advice for each affected family member.
OCD affects millions of people worldwide. Though significant advances have been made in medication and therapeutic treatments of the disorder, there are few resources available to help families deal with the impact of a loved one’s symptoms. This book provides a helpful guide for your family.
One moment your daughter is fun-loving and energetic-a pleasure to be around. The next she's sulking in silence, or worse, screaming and slamming the door. Congratulations, you're the mother of a teenage girl. Your daughter is on an emotional roller coaster. Responding in kind just adds fuel to the fire and erodes your relationship. Teens need a stable anchor--a mom who calmly de-escalates scenes and parents intentionally, even when her child is pushing away. Written by a popular family therapist, "Dial Down the Drama "reveals how to reclaim your center and reconnect with your teen. It helps you:
Break the cycle of conflict
Tune in to your daughter without drowning in her drama
Foster spontaneous conversations
Understand the developing adolescent brain and how it influences behavior
Appreciate her for who she is now--a wonderful, work in progress
Replace worrying and overreacting with effective communication and action
Forge a healthy and lasting bond together Moodiness, anger, and defiance can stress the best of us.
This empowering guide gives you the tools you need to defuse the drama--and dial up the joy.