If you have a son—or know someone who’s raising a boy—here’s the book you’ve been looking for. Its clear, practical advice will guide you through preparing your child for school and for life.
Author: Abigail James
Publisher: Greenleaf Book Group
Category: Family & Relationships
Raising a boy poses unique challenges. This entertaining and informative user’s manual will help you work with your son to prepare him for school. Abigail James’s experiences as a teacher, mother of a son, and lifelong learner confirm her belief that parents want to give their children the best preparation for life they possibly can. If you have a son—or know someone who’s raising a boy—here’s the book you’ve been looking for. Its clear, practical advice will guide you through preparing your child for school and for life. Packed with activities you can implement immediately, humorous examples you’ll remember forever, and wisdom Abigail has acquired in the trenches, The Parents’ Guide to Boys is a book you’ll quote often and go back to again and again. No matter whether your son is eight months or eighteen years old, Abigail has tips for giving him a great head start, keeping him engaged in the classroom, and creating a happy, self-sufficient young man.
"If you are the parent of a boy . . . this is the book you need . . . insightful, enlightened, practical." —Peggy Orenstein, New York Times bestselling author of Boys & Sex From the dad who created the viral tweet supporting his son ...
Author: Aaron Gouveia
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Category: Family & Relationships
"If you are the parent of a boy . . . this is the book you need . . . insightful, enlightened, practical." —Peggy Orenstein, New York Times bestselling author of Boys & Sex From the dad who created the viral tweet supporting his son wearing nail polish, this essential parenting guide shares 36 parenting tips for battling gender norms, bringing down "man up" culture, and helping sons realize their potential. Our boys are in a crisis. Toxic masculinity and tough guy-ism are on display daily from our leaders, and we see anger, dysfunction, violence, and depression in young men who are suffocated by harmful social codes. Our young sons are told to stop throwing like a girl. They hear phrases like “man up” when they cry. They are told “boys will be boys” when they behave badly. The “Girl Power” movement has encouraged women to be whoever and do whatever they want, but that sentiment is not often extended to boys. Just watch the bullying when boys try ballet, paint their fingernails, or play with a doll. But we can treat this problem—and the power lies in the hands of parents. It's not only possible to raise boys who aren't emotionally stifled and shoved into stereotypical gender boxes; it's vital if we want a generation of men who can express their emotions, respect women, and help nurse society back to a halfway healthy place. We can reframe manhood. From Aaron Gouveia, who gained viral fame after tweeting his support for his son’s painted fingernails (and who knows toxic masculinity very well), learn practical and actionable tips such as: Don’t accept different standards for moms and dads Teach boys that “girl” is not an insult and retire phrases like “boys will be boys” Show boys that expressing their emotions and being physical is a good thing Let boys pursue nontraditional interests and hobbies Talk to boys about consent and privilege Model healthy and respectful relationships for boys to emulate Penned with equal parts humor, biting snark, and lived advice, Raising Boys to Be Good Men is the essential parenting guide for raising sons to realize their potential outside the box.
One of the greatest assets of the Scouting program is that it provides the boys
with positive role models and fun growth activities during a time in their lives
when they are deciding what they want to be and where they want to go with their
Author: Vickie A. Stewart
Category: Family & Relationships
This booklet is to help Parents and Scout understand the path to reaching the Eagle Scout Rank. Tips on how to get there smoothly and enjoyably
THE FRAGILE BOND Most boys (especially teenagers) consider their rooms to
be private spaces. They are fiercely protective of their privacy and can become
extremely angry when an anxious parent dares to open drawers or sift through a
Author: Cheryl L Erwin
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Category: Family & Relationships
The tools you need to foster a positive, supportive relationship with your son! Concerns about self-esteem, peer pressure, and behavior can make raising healthy, happy boys seem overwhelming--but it doesn't have to be. With the help of The Conscious Parent's Guide to Raising Boys, you can encourage open communication with your son. With patience and everyday mindfulness, you can guide your boys from childhood through those challenging developmental years. This easy-to-use guide explains how you can help your son: Communicate effectively with others Strengthen self-image and resist peer pressure Define and exhibit acceptable behavior Keep their commitments to family, community, and themselves Family therapist Jennifer Costa provides you with the information and support you need for parenting with flexibility, resilience, and love so you can create a calm, happy environment for raising well-adjusted, confident boys.
Written by Jenni Lorsung, lacrosse mom extraordinaire and long-time USLacrosse volunteer, this book will take you from sideline courtesy-clapper to laxaholic guru.
Author: Jenni Lorsung
What does your kid want to do NOW? Lacrosse? What's that?! Learn how to connect with your kid when he wakes up one day and is overtaken by the lacrosse fever that's sweeping across the country faster than you can say "What's a long-stick middie?." Fifth Quarter Lacrosse brings you a parent guide to lacrosse that will give you the straight scoop on all the basics. Written by Jenni Lorsung, lacrosse mom extraordinaire and long-time USLacrosse volunteer, this book will take you from sideline courtesy-clapper to laxaholic guru.
They also arrive indirectly by repeated exposure to advertisements showing
skinny female models or muscular male models, as well as in ads for diet pills or
supplements. These forces can prove very powerful and difficult to fight,
Author: Gerald Koocher
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Does your young daughter talk endlessly about invisible friends, dragons in the basement, and monsters in the closet? Is your teenager about to start high school or being victimized by bullies? Is your son mortally afraid of certain insects or of injections at the doctor's office? Compiled by two seasoned clinical psychologists, The Parents' Guide to Psychological First Aid brings together articles by recognized experts who provide you with the information you need to help your child navigate the many trying problems that typically afflict young people. Written in an engaging style, this book offers sage advice on a raft of everyday problems that have psychological solutions. The contributors cover such topics as body image and physical appearance; cigarettes, drugs, and alcohol; overeating and obesity; dental visits; the birth of a sibling and sibling rivalries; temper tantrums; fostering self-esteem; shyness and social anxiety; and much more. Each expert article provides an overview of the issues, offers reassurance for minor problems and strategies for crisis management, and discusses the red flags that indicate that professional help is needed. In addition, the book is organized into various categories to make it easier to find information. For instance, the "Family Issues" section includes articles on Blended Families, Divorce, and Traveling; the "Adolescent Issues" section covers such topics as Dating and Driving; and the "Social/Peer Issues" section explores such subjects as "Sportsmanship," "Homesickness," and "Making Friends." An encyclopedic reference for parents concerned with maintaining the mental health of their children, this indispensable volume will help you help your child to deal effectively with stress and pressure, to cope with everyday challenges, and to rebound from disappointments, mistakes, trauma, and adversity.
Boys. at. risk. S. ixteen-year-old Travis and his family relocated to a rural college
town several years ago from their home on a Montana Indian reservation. Travis
seemed to make the transition with ease. He was well liked, was admired for his ...
Author: Marcia Herrin
Publisher: Gurze Books
The Parent's Guide to Eating Disorders shows that effective solutions begin at home and cost little more than a healthy investment of time, effort, and love. Based on exciting new research, it differs from similar books in several key ways. Instead of concentrating on the grim, expensive hospital stays of patients with severe disorders, the authors focus on the family, teaching parents how to examine and understand their family’s approach to food and body-image issues and its effect their child’s behavior. Parents learn to identify an eating disorder early, to establish healthy attitudes toward food at a young age, and to intervene in a nonthreatening, nonjudgmental way. The authors concentrate on teens, the age group most often affected by eating disorders, as well as younger children. Individual chapters cover boys at risk, relapse training, dealing with friends, school, and summer camp, and much more. The book includes an appendix and sections on further reading, organizations and websites, residential and hospital programs, and references.
Or when he hears about a Boy Scout leader who's not leading boys down the
right path? Or worse, when she hears of a parent who has killed his or her own
child or spouse or has abandoned the family? I wonder how a teen interprets the
Author: Mark Gregston
Publisher: Thomas Nelson Inc
Parents of preteens and teens can move from scared to prepared with a new approach to parenting their adolescents. Parents of preteens intuitively know that no matter how good their kids are, there is turbulence ahead. Many feel lost and unprepared as they watch the damaging effects of culture collide with their child's growing pains and raging hormones. For the past 35 years Mark Gregston has lived and worked with struggling teens and knows what it takes to reach them. He says, "A parent's success has little to do with either the validity of their words or their intent as messengers, it's more about how they approach their child and engage with them." Designed for use with the DVD-based study, the guide will explore: What's so different about today's culture Why traditional parenting no longer works A new model for parenting teens Foundational and practical, Tough Guys and Drama Queens Parent's Guide answers the questions that parents are asking, helping them become the parents their children need them to be.
It's my strong belief that if parents are equipped with high-quality child-rearing
knowledge during the early years, incidents of child abuse can be reduced.
Today I'm the mother of two very active and challenging young boys. I do not and
Based on years of research, study and practical application, Saving Our Sons provides mothers--as well as fathers and other caregivers--with the expert guidance they need to help their sons navigate the turbulent transition between boyhood ...
Author: Clayton Lessor
Help Your Son Grow into the Man He's Meant to Be There's never been a more challenging time to be the mother of a teenage boy. Our young men are currently in crisis, falling far behind their female counterparts in school and in life and failing to learn the lessons they need to survive and thrive in the adult world. With SavingOur Sons, veteran psychotherapist and founder of The Quest Project(R) Clayton Lessor, MA, LPC is out to reverse this trend. Based on years of research, study and practical application, Saving Our Sons provides mothers--as well as fathers and other caregivers--with the expert guidance they need to help their sons navigate the turbulent transition between boyhood and manhood. You'll learn: - Why what you're doing now isn't working - The wound that all adolescent boys share - The five things a boy needs to grow into a healthy man - What mothers can (and can't) do to help their sons transition to manhood - How to tell when your son is in trouble, and where to turn for help - An overview of The Quest Project(R), including exercises you can do with your son at home - Case studies of eight young men who have completed The Quest Project(R) - And much more
Four boys are diagnosed with classic autism for every one girl with the disorder.
The male-to-female ... This lower risk may be good news for parents of baby girls,
particularly those who follow an older brother with autism. In fact, boys are at ...
Author: Sally Ozonoff
Publisher: Guilford Press
Asperger Syndrome and high-functioning autism are detected earlier and more accurately today than ever before. Children and teens with these disorders often stand out for their precocious intelligence and language abilities--yet profound social difficulties can limit every aspect of their lives. This hopeful, compassionate guide shows parents how to work with their child's unique impairments and capabilities to help him or her learn to engage more fully with the world and live as self-sufficiently as possible. From leading experts in the field, the book is packed with practical ideas for helping children relate more comfortably to peers, learn the rules of appropriate behavior, and participate more fully in school and family life. It also explains what scientists currently know about autistic spectrum disorders and how they are diagnosed and treated. Real-life success stories, problem-solving ideas, and matter-of-fact advice on everything from educational placements to career planning make this an indispensable reference that families will turn to again and again.
There's something here for veteran coaches as well as beginners."--Larry Bird "Whatever your teaching credentials, your greatest responsibility is to give each player a positive learning experience."--David Faucher Coach.
Two 8-year-old boys agreed to be in Joseph's Circle of Friends. They already
knew Joseph around the neighborhood and therefore were aware of some of his
quirks, but Linda decided to tell them more specifics about ASD. She stressed
Author: Sally Ozonoff
Publisher: Guilford Publications
Over 100,000 parents have found the facts they need about high-functioning autism spectrum disorder (ASD), including Asperger syndrome, in this indispensable guide. Leading experts show how you can work with your child's unique impairments--and harness his or her capabilities. Vivid stories and real-world examples illustrate ways to help kids with ASD relate more comfortably to peers, learn the rules of appropriate behavior, and succeed in school. You'll learn how ASD is diagnosed and what treatments and educational supports really work. Updated with the latest research and resources, the second edition clearly explains the implications of the DSM-5 diagnostic changes.
Originally published in 1953, this book was written to provide parents with a guide to the process of secondary education and the opportunities presented by it.
Author: H.A. Wrenn
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Originally published in 1953, this book was written to provide parents with a guide to the process of secondary education and the opportunities presented by it. It was created in the light of the 1944 Education Act, which gave every child in England and Wales the right to free secondary schooling. The text describes the nature of the new educational environment created by the Act and offers background information on the kind of challenges and potential decisions created by it. This book will be of value to anyone with an interest in the development of secondary schools and the history of education.
I would now be retracing my steps back to the store, returning a favorite CD. for
each of the boys, a selection of beaded bracelets in a decorative wire basket for
Stacy. Also returned would be the unopened wrapping paper and tape
Parents Guide To Diabetes Topics ✔ Type 1 And Type 2 Explained. ✔ Can It Be Reversed Or Cured? ✔ Your Child's Reaction. ✔ Day To Day School Life. ✔ Physical Activity And Sports. ✔ Travelling And Holidays. ✔ Diabetic Food ...
Author: Francis Bonaviche
Parents Guide To Diabetes Topics ✔ Type 1 And Type 2 Explained. ✔ Can It Be Reversed Or Cured? ✔ Your Child's Reaction. ✔ Day To Day School Life. ✔ Physical Activity And Sports. ✔ Travelling And Holidays. ✔ Diabetic Food Advice. ✔ Self-Management Tips. ✔ Relates To Boys And Girls. Parents Diabetes Guide Book Features ☛ Foster Independence: Keep them informed, prepare your child for their first day of school, the transition to college and the change into adulthood. ☛ Related Conditions: Learn about the many other diabetes-related illnesses kids often find themselves facing when living with juvenile diabetes. ☛ Myth And False Beliefs: Misinformation relating to any medical condition is common so it's important to identify any myths and dismiss them early. Diabetes In Kids Book Summary It's often an upsetting and confusing time when your child is first diagnosed with type 1 or type 2 diabetes and raising a child with a chronic illness brings with it a new set of challenges. Juvenile diabetes affects many families and parents can often struggle to help children understand and cope with their new life situation. Parents guide to diabetes delivers up to date, helpful and straight forward answers to the most commonly asked questions many new caregivers have.
Regina, single mother of a boy, age 5, and a girl, age 7, works cleaning houses
while her children are in school. ... downfall of so many boys in her neighborhood
and wants her own son to be exposed to many boys (and their parents) with ...
Author: Bryan C. Hassel
Publisher: Armchair Press
Picky Parent Guide: Choose Your Child's School with Confidence, the Elementary Years (K-6), is the definitive action manual and reference guide for parents of school-age children. It is the first complete, high quality book that combines: 1. A thorough discussion of child and family needs in schools. 2. Research based guidance on school quality, regardless of school type. 3. A complete toolkit to organize the choice process for parents. Picky Parent Guide contains 22 Confident Choice Tools, checklists, and tables that organize and simplify the whole process. Readers can create customized lists of questions to ask principals, teachers and other parents when visiting schools based on their own unique child and family needs. The authors, nationally recognized school choice experts and parents of school-age children, Bryan C. Hassel, Ph.D. and Emily Ayscue Hassel have advised leaders from the school house to the White House. Here they help you get what your child deserves from school.
Our national television and radio stations' personalities, both male and female,
have taken on larger causes that are personal to them. They all have this in
common; mentoring, education/scholarships; career path; prison initiatives; and ...
Author: Patricia Braxton
Publisher: Trafford Publishing
Category: Family & Relationships
Parents serve as their children's first teachers. What they learn at home helps them build on their learning and education at school. In A Parent's Guide to a Peaceful Home, author Patricia Braxton provides a guide to helping parents manage their home in a peaceful, loving way in order to ensure success for their children at home and at school. This handbook presents Braxton's TAD (Toward Affective Development) model, which gives practical advice to help parents teach their children responsibility, respect, discipline, and other positive character traits. It also teaches parents how to relate to each other properly and how to affect change from within. Through TAD, Braxton works to change the face of families in a positive way. The steps detailed in A Parent's Guide to a Peaceful Home can facilitate an atmosphere where love, compassion, respect, and other virtues are taught by example and reinforced to produce a lasting, peaceful home.