Talking with Your Toddler

75 Fun Activities and Interactive Games that Teach Your Child to Talk

Author: Teresa Laikko,Laura Laikko

Publisher: Ulysses Press

ISBN: 1612435890

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 120

View: 8887

A HANDY PARENT'S GUIDE THAT TURNS PROFESSIONAL LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT INTO CHILD'S PLAY Are you concerned that your child is not verbalizing? The solution may be as simple as a game. Talking with Your Toddler teaches you how to stimulate speech using everyday play. It makes learning to talk fun and engaging for your child. With proven therapies and easy-to-follow activities, Talking with Your Toddler makes an ideal home companion. - Tips to promote talking throughout the day - Hands-on games that teach new words- Tricks for turning drive time into talk time - Fun ways to promote further practice - Techniques for keeping kids engaged Written by experienced speech professionals, this book’s straightforward approach is equally useful for parents at home, teachers in the classroom or therapists in a clinic.

10 Conversations You Need to Have with Your Children

Author: Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0061735906

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 208

View: 9755

Why do I have to repeat everything? Why does every conversation end in an argument? Communicating with our children. Conversing. Connecting. When did it become so difficult? And how do we begin to change it for the better? This book was designed to help parents answer these important questions, and it is based on two fundamental ideas: The first is that there are no bad children, and no deliberately bad parents -- but that sometimes, despite the best of intentions on both sides, there can be bad relationships between parents and children. The second is that, as parents, we must do everything we can to save those relationships, to reach out and really communicate with our children, because it is only through talking to them that we can create an environment for inspiration and change. In this compelling book, Shmuley Boteach, passionate social commentator and outspoken relationship guru, walks you through the critical conversations, including: cherishing childhood; developing intellectual curiosity; knowing who you are and what you want to become; learning to forgive; realizing the importance of family and tradition; being fearless and courageous. As a father of eight, Rabbi Shmuley speaks from a wealth of experience. He has written a book for parents of children of all ages, from toddlers, who are just beginning to become aware of the world around them, to adolescents, who must learn to navigate all sorts of tricky social and academic pressures. 10 Conversations will help you stay connected to your children so that they develop the kind of strong moral character that leads to rich, meaningful lives.

How to Talk with Your Kids about Sex

Help Your Children Develop a Positive, Healthy Attitude Toward Sex and Relationships

Author: Dr. John Chirban

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

ISBN: 0849964156

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 320

View: 6314

Equips parents to teach their children how to make sexuality a safe, healthy, and sacred part of their lives. How parents address sex—their openness, the context, and their attitudes—will impact how their children view their own sexuality and self-worth. Dr. Chirban helps parents know when, how, and how much, and stresses the vital importance of their role in sex education. He uses humor, compassion, and real-life examples to prepare parents for healthy and ongoing conversations that equips their kids to own their own sexuality and provide an understanding of the larger issues of relationships, love, commitment, and intimacy. In addition, parents discover how helping their children grasp these veiled yet critical keys to a fulfilling life deepens their own connection with their children. With specific helps for children from birth through young adult, Dr. Chirban provides context for what needs to be communicated at each stage of their development as well as tips for the inevitable surprise questions. In addition, he tackles complicated issues such as pornography, relationships and the Internet, sexting, and homosexuality. Most important is the emphasis on strong family values and spirituality as it relates to sexuality. Previously released in 2007 as What's Love Got to Do With It?, this revised book adds new insights from today's culture that make it even more relevant to parents and families.

Preparing Your Children for Goodbye

A Guidebook for Dying Parents

Author: Lori A. Hedderman

Publisher: Lori Hedderman

ISBN: 1460933486

Category: Self-Help

Page: 120

View: 1811

Preparing Your Children For Goodbye is a supportive guidebook for parents who are terminally ill. This book is divided into three parts: End-of-life issues to consider How children cope with death A Life Review workbook The book will help you plan for your own end-of-life care, prepare your children for your death, and record memories of your life. The book includes a Bibliography and a list of "Places to Turn To for Help." Your most important role as a parent is raising your child. All along, you are attempting to impart into them your values, as well as teach them the skills that they will need to be successful as they grow into adulthood. No parent expects to leave a child to journey through life without his or her direct guidance. As that day approaches, and you begin to accept that you will not have the time that you thought you would, the pressure mounts to prepare your child for the future. The process of looking back over your life and thinking about what has mattered most to you is a natural part of facing death. There is a formal discipline called "Life Review" in which people are encouraged to discuss and write down aspects of their past. This Life Review workbook is specifically designed for use by parents of children and teenagers. It includes questions to help you consider issues relating to your children, as well as more general questions that will trigger memories about other parts of your life. This Life Review process can be used by anyone who is interested in thinking about their own past, even if they do not have children. You can use the workbook on your own or with someone else. It's a nice activity for two people to do together using a conversational approach. An adult child could use the conversational method with an elderly parent. It can be an enjoyable way to reminisce about the past and capture memories. This type of conversational approach can be helpful as a tool to use with older people who are having memory problems. The workbook can be used in hospice settings by hospice volunteers to use with patients who want to reflect on their lives. If someone is too sick to take on a major writing project, the volunteer can ask questions from the workbook to help the person recall anything that they want to have remembered. A volunteer could also work with family members to explain life review ideas and introduce the workbook as something they can use on their own. Any parent who wants to record family history can also use this book. Perhaps you have a high-risk profession in an area such as law enforcement, firefighting, or serve in the military and are concerned about the future. Who hasn't thought, "What if?"

Book Smart

How to Develop and Support Successful, Motivated Readers

Author: Anne E. Cunningham PhD,Jamie Zibulsky PhD

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199384002

Category: Psychology

Page: 504

View: 6931

Authored by two passionate psychologists and educators, Book Smart: How to Develop and Support Successful, Motivated Readers is a how-to guide rich with stories, lessons, activities, and ideas aimed at supporting reading development and addressing the broad range of interpersonal, social, emotional, and motivational skills that can be fostered by reading with young children. The early chapters in this book will help you get your child ready for school and ready to read, and the later chapters will help you foster your child's lifelong love of reading. Throughout the book, the authors also provide tips for building a special bond with your child through reading together, from giving appropriate praise to modeling persistence. Perhaps most importantly, this book serves as a guide along the path to raising an independent reader. This journey begins with a discussion of oral language and early reading skills and then moves into early writing attempts, story comprehension, general knowledge development, and social-emotional growth. This book will help parents bring the joy of reading into the home.

Sharing Books with Your 2-Year-Old

Author: Pamela C. High, MD, FAAP,Natalie Golova, MD, FAAP,Marita Hopmann, PhD

Publisher: American Academy of Pediatrics

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: N.A

View: 7200

What’s the best way to share books with your 1-year-old? Here are some tips that cover 3 stages in your baby’s life: 12 to 14 months, 15 to 17 months, and 18 to 24 months.

Help Your Child to Read: Teach Yourself

Author: Dee Reid,Diana Bentley

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1444134256

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 192

View: 6581

Help Your Child to Read: Teach Yourself shows you how to develop your child's skills and foster a love of books from an early age. From discovering the benefits of singing and rhyming together to learning letters and later helping them at school, it gives you all the practical advice you need to confidently help your child, whatever their age and reading ability. Teach Yourself - the world's leading learning brand - is relaunched in 2010 as a multi-platform experience that will keep you motivated to achieve your goals. Let our expert author guide you through this brand new edition, with personal insights, tips, energising self-tests and summaries throughout the book. Go online at www.teachyourself.com for tests, extension articles and a vibrant community of like-minded learners. And if you don't have much time, don't worry - every book gives you 1, 5 and 10-minute bites of learning to get you started. - Gives your child a head start - Shows you how to read with your baby - Explains how to teach basic letters - Shows you how to help them make progress at school

Talking with Your Baby

Family as the First School

Author: Alice S. Honig,Holly Elisabeth Brophy

Publisher: Syracuse University Press

ISBN: 9780815603559

Category: Education

Page: 150

View: 7582

Talking with Your Baby addresses a neglected area in child development - how to help low literacy parents and parents for whom English is a second language enhance the language and development of their children at home and through daily routines. Writing for that audience, authors Alice Honig and Holly Brophy encourage early talking and word power, early language ability, and reading skills with babies and preschoolers.

Help Your Children Cope With Your Divorce

A Relate Guide

Author: Paula Hall

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1446489558

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 192

View: 1592

Children of all ages can be devastated by the news that their parents are splitting up. Even those who have been living in a highly conflictual situation are often shocked by their parents' final decision to separate. For most children, separation means major changes to family life and often losing a parent. The long-term impacts of divorce are now widely recognised with increasing chances of problems at school, criminal behaviour, problems in their own relationships and mental illness. This guide will provide you with clear advice and guidance on how to minimise the impact of your relationship breakdown on your children. Including: - An explanation of the age-specific issues that children face when they find out their family is breaking up - Professional comment, stories and quotes from children - Checklists and case studies Acknowledging the personal difficulties faced by the adult who has made the decision to leave, as well as the adult who feels they are being abandoned, this sensitive, accessible guide is a must for all parents going through divorce or separation who are concerned for their children.

10 Must-Have Conversations with Your Kids

Author: Michelle Farias

Publisher: Trafford Publishing

ISBN: 1466993014

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 94

View: 9874

What are the really important conversations to have with your children What situations do you want to prepare your children for in life What topics are important for your children' well-being 10 Must-Have Conversations with Your Kids is your guidebook for talking to your children. Learn what they need to know and how to talk to them about important subjects. Take the mystery and confusion out of talking to your children about drugs, sex, values, safety, technology, and much more. Learn how these discussions can strengthen your relationship with your children and provide them with the resources needed to live safe and happy lives.

401 Ways to Get Your Kids to Work at Home

Household tested and proven effective! Techniques, tips, tricks, and strategies on how to get your kids to share the housework...and in the process become self-reliant, responsible adults

Author: Bonnie Runyan McCullough,Susan Walker Monson

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

ISBN: 1466871717

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 245

View: 9351

401 Ways to Get Your Kids to Work at Home is an essential book for busy parents who would like to get their kids to share the housework & chores, and who would like a systematic program to ensure that their kids know all the basic living skills by the time they leave home at age eighteen. Among the topics it covers are: - How (and when) to assign and teach specific jobs - How to give positive feedback, incentives, rewards (or punishment) - How to teach your child to organize his or her bedroom - How to teach time and money and basic household skills; handling personal hygiene and clothing needs, cooking, nutrition, and shopping skills; exploring and planning a career - Plus over 400 specific incentive/reward ideas (like charging a nickel for every sock Mom has to pick up) - It works! Whether your kids are toddlers or teenagers, you'll find immediate help and direction in Bonnie Runyan McCullough and Susan Walker Monson's enthusiastic, supportive advice.

How We Became a Family -SD Twins

Begin Talking with Your Children about Their in Vitro, Donor Origins

Author: Bernard Villegas,Teresa Villegas

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780988450110

Category:

Page: 32

View: 4163

This is version: Sperm Donor -Twins This book is for couples who have used IVF reproductive medicine with the help of a sperm donor -resulting with twins. First of all you need love. But how do you talk with your children about their in vitro origins? How do you tell your children they were conceived with the help of a donor? - Adding children to a family -making a baby- takes all the same parts needed to make any baby animal. - Knowledge of science and our bodies is a smart and beautiful thing. - This complex story is explained in an easy and positive way that children can accept and be proud of. Celebrating the story of your children's origins through the simple act of reading can reinforce your family's journey of deep bonding and open communication.

The Secret Lives of Toddlers

A Parent's Guide to the Wonderful, Terrible, Fascinating Behavior of Children Ages 1 to 3

Author: Jana Murphy

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 110115697X

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 256

View: 1519

Why do they rub food in their hair? Why do they want to hear the same book over and over? Why do they love being naked? Between the ages of one and three, children can be delightful, affectionate, intelligent explorers of their newfound world. They can also be holy terrors. Grounded in up-to-date research, The Secret Lives of Toddlers demystifies 52 common behaviors of toddlers, while helping parents appreciate the miraculous development of their children. An entertaining, reassuring guide to toddler behavior, this book shows parents how to get through their kids' toddlerhood with affection, humor, and authority. With explanations from pediatricians, child development experts, and behavioral psychologists, parents will learn to: - Understand the world from a child's point of view - Learn which bad behaviors need intervention and which can be ignored - Cultivate good manners and reward good behavior - Reduce their own frustration - Play, speak, read, and interact with their toddler in healthy ways

Don't Bite Your Tongue

How to Foster Rewarding Relationships with your Adult Children

Author: Ruth Nemzoff

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 9780230614109

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 256

View: 8058

Parents make enormous sacrifices helping children become healthy and autonomous adults. And when children are older, popular wisdom advises parents to let go, disconnect, and bite their tongues. But increasing life spans mean that parents and children can spend as many as five or six decades as adults together: actively parenting adult children is a reality for many families. Dr. Ruth Nemzoff--a leading expert in family dynamics--empowers parents to create close relationships with their adult children, while respecting their independence. Based on personal stories as well as advice that she has accrued from years of coaching, this lively and readable book shows parents how to: -communicate at long distances -discuss financial issues without using money as a form of control -speak up when disapproving of an adult child's partner or childrearing practices -handle adult children's career choices or other midlife changes -navigate an adult child's interreligious, interracial or same sex relationships No other book treats the challenges of parent and adult offspring relationships as part and parcel of a healthy family dynamic. This practical lessons of Don't Bite Your Tongue will help parents play a vital and positive role in their children's lives.