Letting Them Go

Prepare Your Heart, Prepare Your Child for Leaving Home

Author: David Veerman

Publisher: Integrity Pub

ISBN: 9781591453888

Category: Religion

Page: 221

View: 1323

"Helping parents get ready for the day their child leaves home"--Provided by publisher.

Bond Get Ready for Secondary School -

English

Author: Katherine Hamlyn

Publisher: Nelson Thornes

ISBN: 9780748775392

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 80

View: 4805

Bond is the number one series for 11 plus (11+) practice, with over 45 years of experience. Written by expert author Katherine Hamlyn, Bond Get Ready for Secondary School English helps children to step into Secondary School with confidence. - Step-by-step support for the transition into secondary school - Boost your child's confidence with explanations and practice for the key areas of the Year 7 English framework - Tutors' tips and explanations - Raise comprehension with additional support and guidance - Answers for each practice activity - Improve understanding with answers and explanations which break down complicated theories - Written by the 11 plus experts - Be confident your child is receiving quality support from an experienced author - For more information visit www.bond11plus.co.uk

Almost Grown: Launching Your Child from High School to College

Author: Patricia Pasick

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393353141

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 272

View: 5109

A time of tumult, your children's transition from high school to college can also be a time of growth. This book shows you how. Almost Grown is a guide for parents to the final years of high school and first years of college, offering intelligent counsel not only in practical issues such as developing a college search plan or handling questions of money, sex, and substance abuse, but also in the psychological issues that arise during this family transition. Writing as both psychologist and parent, Patricia Pasick tackles the key question of how mothers and fathers can foster adolescents' growth and autonomy while maintaining family connections and stability. She also explores the unexpected: the impact of the changing family on younger siblings, the benefits and frustrations of college students' returning home, the challenges and opportunities that nontraditional families face, and more. Pasick delves into another critical yet underplayed aspect of the college transition: how parents' lives change. Almost Grown guides readers through this major step in adult development and new start to adult partnerships. Almost Grown contains advice from high school and college admissions counselors across the country and, at the heart of the book, stories of personal experience from parents and adolescents who are making, or have made, the transition.

Ready for Take-off

Preparing Your Teen with ADHD Or LD for College

Author: Theresa L. Maitland,Patricia O. Quinn

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781433808913

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 208

View: 4528

In todays world, getting accepted to college is only half of the battle. Staying in there is another matter altogether. And for students ADHD or learning disabilities, staying, thriving, and graduating from college can be very challenging even for the most academically prepared students. Ready for Take-Off lays out a plan to keep students with ADHD or LD in college by first teaching parents to prepare their teen for take-off and their first solo flight away from the home. This essential resource encourages parents to adopt a unique coaching-style approach in their parenting and urges parents to stop micromanaging their teens day-to-day life. Using college readiness surveys and handy worksheets, parents can objectively determine if they areplaying a productive or nonproductive role in their teenagers life and learn ways to promote self-determination, daily living and academic skills by using the time in high school to help their teen be ready for take-off in their teen while their teen is still in high school.

Ready for Preschool

Prepare Your Child for Happiness and Success at School

Author: Nancy B. Hertzog

Publisher: PRUFROCK PRESS INC.

ISBN: 1593633114

Category: Education

Page: 198

View: 315

Today's parents are concerned about their child's education and school success more than ever before, and Ready for Preschool gives these parents the support and strategies they need to ensure their child gets the right head start on academic achievement. With high demands being placed on kindergarten children to learn skills such as reading, writing, problem solving, and test taking, the academic expectations of preschool children naturally are increasing as well. This must-read for parents of young children will help them implement activities to stimulate learning in preparation for entering preschool. Other topics of interest include the difficult decision of selecting the best school match for your child, preparing for the transition between day care and school and preschool and kindergarten, and working with the school system. The author, a nationally recognized early childhood researcher and preschool director, also provides tips for preparing children emotionally and socially for school pressures and demands.

13 Things Mentally Strong Parents Don't Do

Raising Self-Assured Children and Training Their Brains for a Life of Happiness, Meaning, and Success

Author: Amy Morin

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 0062565745

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 352

View: 2639

The author of the international bestseller 13 Things Mentally Strong People Don’t Do turns her focus to parents, teaching them how to raise mentally strong and resilient children. Do today’s children lack the flexibility and mental strength they need to cope with life’s challenges in an increasingly complicated and scary world? With safe spaces and trigger warnings designed to "protect" kids, many adults worry that children don’t have the resilience to reach their greatest potential. Amy Morin, the author who identified the characteristics that mentally strong people share, now gives adults—parents, teachers, and other mentors—the tools they need to become mental strength trainers. While other books tell parents what to do, Amy teaches parents what "not to do," which she says is equally important in raising mentally strong youngsters. As a foster parent, psychotherapist, and expert in family and teen therapy, Amy has witnessed first-hand what works. When children have the skills they need to deal with challenges in their everyday lives, they can flourish socially, emotionally, behaviorally, and academically. With appropriate support, encouragement, and guidance from adults, kids grow stronger and become better. Drawing on her experiences and insight, 13 Things Mentally Strong Parents Don’t Do combines case studies, practical tips, specific strategies, and concrete and proven exercises to help children of all ages—from preschoolers to teenagers—build mental muscle and develop into healthy, strong adults.

The Military Family's Parent Guide for Supporting Your Child in School

Author: Ron Avi Astor,Linda Jacobson,Rami Benbenishty

Publisher: Teachers College Press

ISBN: 0807772097

Category: Education

Page: 88

View: 8926

While it is true that children from military families live unique and interesting lives, it is also true that they face many challenges and special circumstances that civilian children and families dont experience. These can include gaps in school attendance and learning due to frequent moves, being separated from a parent who has been deployed, and a sense of isolation in the midst of a civilian community. This unique guide provides parents with the information they need to choose a welcoming school or daycare program and suggests steps they can take to advocate for their children. It also highlights the types of questions parents should ask about how their children are faring socially, emotionally, and academically, such as: What can I do to help my child make a smooth transition to a new school? How can I support my child academically? What resources or staff does my school have to meet the needs of military children?

Succeeding at Secondary School

Author: Martin Adams

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9789781908897

Category:

Page: 74

View: 6265

Succeeding at Secondary School is the essential guide for any student who is preparing to move to, or who has recently arrived at, secondary school. It's packed full of tips and advice from the authors and some of their past students. The book contains tips on preparing for the first day, making friends, doing homework, diet, revision, exam tips, and enjoying life outside of the classroom. With its dedicated section on study skills (how to use mind maps, and to diagnose what type of learner you really are) and negotiation skills, it can help make sure you have as much fun as success at secondary school. Succeeding at Secondary School also has a dedicated 'Parental Section' with tips on developing your child's emotional- as well as academic- intelligence, bringing 'stillness' into their lives, ensuring you have chosen the right school for them, and managing finances and discipline as they move to a new school. Written by a mother and son, Succeeding at Secondary School draws upon many years of experience from its authors, in their own roles as teacher, parent, student and child. Martin Adams went to secondary school in Essex and is a graduate of Harvard Law School and universities in England and Australia. Maria Adams has taught in secondary schools throughout the country. She has a Master's degree in Education with a specialism concerning children with learning difficulties, and a graduate diploma in Counseling. Together, they have taught children from ages 7 to 15, and run numerous innovative courses on study skills, child psychology and preparing children for their move to secondary school.

Visual Support for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders

Materials for Visual Learners

Author: Vera Bernard-Opitz,Anne Häussler

Publisher: AAPC Publishing

ISBN: 9781934575826

Category: Education

Page: 228

View: 4036

Combining their years of experience working with individuals on the autism spectrum, both here and around the world, authors Vera Bernard-Opitz and Anne Häußler bring teachers and other professionals practical ideas and teaching methods for offering visual supports to students with autism spectrum disorders and other visual learners. With hundreds of colorful illustrations and step-by-step directions, this book lays the foundation for how to structure teaching environments, as well as offers countless examples of activities for students, ranging from basic skills, to reading and math, to social behavior.

Middle School Makeover

Improving the Way You and Your Child Experience the Middle School Years

Author: Michelle Icard

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351861328

Category: Psychology

Page: 201

View: 9630

Middle School Makeover is a guide for parents and educators to help the tweens in their lives navigate the socially fraught hallways, gyms, and cafeterias of middle school. The book helps parents, teachers, and other adults in middle school settings to understand the social dilemmas and other issues that kids today face. Author Michelle Icard covers a large range of topics, beginning with helping us understand what is happening in the brains of tweens and how these neurological development affects decision-making and questions around identity. She also addresses social media, dating, and peer exclusion. Using both recent research and her personal, extensive experience working with middle-school-aged kids and their parents, Icard offers readers concrete and practical advice for guiding children through this chaotic developmental stage while also building their confidence.

Out to Sea

A Parents' Survival Guide to the Freshman Voyage

Author: Kelly Radi

Publisher: Beaver's Pond Press

ISBN: 9781592987269

Category: Education

Page: N.A

View: 7614

All aboard, parents! It's time to see your child off on the voyage of a lifetime: the first year of college. The college transition is a stressful and emotional time for both students and parents. ...How do parents survive back on shore when they send their child out to sea? Here is your survival guide! ''Out to Sea: A Parents' Survival Guide to the Freshman Voyage'' will help you navigate the emotional and practical aspects of the freshman year. This easy-to-read, informative guidebook is swimming with helpful tips, organized checklists, and real-world advice from parents and experts alike. ''Out to Sea'' will keep your sanity afloat and ensure smoother sailing for you and your student as you embark on this grand voyage. Anchors aweigh! You'll learn all about: * Packing--with handy checklists * Staying connected * Mentorship parenting * Money matters * Orientation * Academic expectations * Roommate relations * Health and wellness * What to expect when the ship returns Much more!

A Game Plan for Parents

Preparing Your Child for the Teenage Scene

Author: Colleen Conroyd Strening

Publisher: Writer's Showcase Press

ISBN: 9780595167708

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 200

View: 9557

This book is an indispensable guide for parents of preadolescents and adolescents. Here you will find valuable information about teenagers and the common customs and practices at the teenage scene. Between the covers of this book are practical methods for parents to use to help their children deal with the pressures of their peers. For many years, parents have been aware that the teenage scene poses some risks. Some parents decide to wait and see if a problem develops and then address it. Other parents fall prey to the many myths that help sustain not only ineffective parenting but also the teenage scene itself: “All kids experiment. Everyone is doing it.” “There is too much peer pressure to resist.” “We did it. They will. Everything will work itself out.” Thirty years of research has proved not only that these myths offer false hopes for parents but also preparing in advance is a key element for success. With the valuable and carefully researched information this book provides, groups of parents will find this book to be a wonderful networking tool. Together, parents can discuss these successful strategies and implement the game plan presented here.

The Biggest Job We'll Ever Have

The Hyde School Program for Character-based Education and Parenting

Author: Laura Gauld,Malcolm Gauld

Publisher: Scribner Book Company

ISBN: N.A

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 299

View: 5559

The president and director of family education at the Hyde School, which emphasizes attitude over aptitude, effort over achievement, and character over talent, demonstrate how parents can enhance their children's education by improving family dynamics.

The iConnected Parent

Staying Close to Your Kids in College (and Beyond) While Letting Them Grow Up

Author: Barbara K. Hofer,Abigail Sullivan Moore

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781439154182

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 288

View: 7686

"Just let go!" That’s what parents have been told to do when their kids go to college. But in our speed-dial culture, with BlackBerries and even Skype, parents and kids are now more than ever in constant contact. Today’s iConnected parents say they are closer to their kids than their parents were to them—and this generation of families prefers it that way. Parents are their children’s mentors, confidants, and friends—but is this good for the kids? Are parents really letting go—and does that matter? Dr. Barbara Hofer, a Middlebury College professor of psychology, and Abigail Sullivan Moore, a journalist who has reported on college and high school trends for the New York Times, answer these questions and more in their groundbreaking, compelling account of both the good and the bad of close communication in the college years and beyond. An essential assessment of the state of parent-child relationships in an age of instant communication, The iConnected Parent goes beyond sounding the alarm about the ways many young adults are failing to develop independence to describe the healthy, mutually fulfilling relationships that can emerge when families grow closer in our wired world. Communicating an average of thirteen times a week, parents and their college-age kids are having a hard time letting go. Hofer’s research and Moore’s extensive reporting reveal how this trend is shaping families, schools, and workplaces, and the challenge it poses for students with mental health and learning issues. Until recently, students handled college on their own, learning life’s lessons and growing up in the process. Now, many students turn to their parents for instant answers to everyday questions. "My roommate’s boyfriend is here all the time and I have no privacy! What should I do?" "Can you edit my paper tonight? It’s due tomorrow." "What setting should I use to wash my jeans?" And Mom and Dad are not just the Google and Wikipedia for overcoming daily pitfalls; Hofer and Moore have discovered that some parents get involved in unprecedented ways, phoning professors and classmates, choosing their child’s courses, and even crossing the lines set by university honor codes with the academic help they provide. Hofer and Moore offer practical advice, from the years before college through the years after graduation, on how parents can stay connected to their kids while giving them the space they need to become independent adults. Cell phones and laptops don’t come with parenting instructions. The iConnected Parent is an invaluable guide for any parent with a child heading to or already on campus.

Overloaded and Underprepared

Strategies for Stronger Schools and Healthy, Successful Kids

Author: Denise Pope,Maureen Brown,Sarah Miles

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119022444

Category: Education

Page: 256

View: 7675

Reduce stress and improve academic success with this research-backed framework for change Many American students are overworked, stressed-out, and still underperforming relative to their global peers. Overloaded and Underprepared: Strategies for Stronger Schools and Healthy, Successful Kids gives you the tools you need to begin making immediate changes at your school, in the community, and at home to benefit all kids. It provides a concrete framework to reduce student stress while engaging kids in real learning. The book helps you identify areas for improvement at your school, brainstorm poss ...

Most Likely to Succeed

Preparing Our Kids for the Innovation Era

Author: Tony Wagner,Ted Dintersmith

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1501104314

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 304

View: 6059

"Tony Wagner and venture capitalist Ted Dintersmith call for a complete overhaul of the function and focus of American schools, sharing insights and stories from the front lines, including profiles of successful students, teachers, parents, and business leaders. [The book proposes] a new vision of American education, one that puts wonder, creativity, and initiative at the very heart of the learning process and prepares students for today's economy"--

Primary Care of the Child With a Chronic Condition E-Book

Author: Patricia Jackson Allen,Judith A. Vessey,Naomi Schapiro

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 032308088X

Category: Medical

Page: 880

View: 7655

Written by nurse practitioners for nurse practitioners, this one-of-a-kind resource provides the expert guidance you need to provide comprehensive primary care to children with special needs and their families. It addresses specific conditions that require alterations in standard primary care and offers practical advice on managing the major issues common to children with chronic conditions. A consistent format makes it easy to locate essential information on each condition. Plus, valuable resources help you manage the issues and gaps in health care coverage that may hinder quality care. This is the only book authored by Nurse Practitioners that focuses on managing the primary health care needs of children with chronic conditions. More than 60 expert contributors provide the most current information available on specific conditions. Comprehensive summary boxes at the end of all chronic conditions chapters provide at-a-glance access to key information. Resource lists at the end of each chronic condition chapter direct you to helpful websites, national organizations, and additional sources of information that you can share with parents and families. Updated references ensure you have access to the most current, evidence-based coverage of the latest research findings and management protocols. Four new chapters — Celiac Disease, Eating Disorders, Muscular Dystrophy, and Obesity — keep you up to date with the latest developments in treating these conditions. Autism content is updated with the latest research on autism spectrum disorders, including current methods of evaluation, identification, and management. Coverage of systems of care features new information on how to help families obtain high-quality and cost-effective coordinated services within our complex health care system. Easy-to-find boxes in the chronic conditions chapters summarize important information on treatment, associated problems, clinical manifestations, and differential diagnosis.

Practical Solutions for Stabilizing Students with Classic Autism to be Ready to Learn

Getting to Go!

Author: Judy Endow

Publisher: AAPC Publishing

ISBN: 9781934575758

Category: Education

Page: 94

View: 686

As students become better regulated and more able to communicate effectively, extreme behaviors decrease, sometimes subsiding altogether. While a functional behavior analysis (FBA) is usually the starting place for students with Asperger Syndrome (AS) or high-functioning autism (HFA) who are engaging in behaviors that do not serve them well, if used as the starting place for students with classic autism, an FBA has variable results, most often leaving us with the feeling that we are not making significant progress.Getting to Go! is unique in distinguishing this difference and recognizing the importance of first offering stabilization strategies that afford students a better regulated body, which often enables students with classic autism to increase their time in school, most of them working up to full-day participation.This simple-to-use book focuses on two major areas of stabilization found critical for students on the autism spectrum, sensory regulation and visual supports. With proper use of these strategies, the student with classic autism can get to GO! - that is, feeling regulated and supported. Once on GO!, the strategies that are helpful for students with AS/HF can be employed to maintain optimal game play throughout the day.