What Every Parent Needs To Know

Love, nuture and play with your child

Author: Margot Sunderland

Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd

ISBN: 0241282446

Category: Psychology

Page: 304

View: 3422


An essential read for any parent, Dr Sunderland's bestselling What Every Parent Needs To Know explains what science can teach us about parenting. Covering everything from breastfeeding to brain development, this brand new edition includes the latest thinking on how screen time affects your child's brain, and a focus on how love, nurture, and play contribute to your child's development. With a wealth of fascinating chapters including 'sleep and bedtimes' and 'why children behave badly', What Every Parent Needs To Know is the ultimate handbook for parents who want to make evidence-based decisions about how to care for their child. In What Every Parent Needs To Know, Dr Sunderland's acclaimed ideas explain the science behind parenthood, once again securing the title as the greatest educational book for parents of children up to 12 years old. Previous edition ISBN: 9781405320368

Child Identity Theft

What Every Parent Needs to Know

Author: Robert P. Chappell, Jr.

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN: 1442218649

Category: Law

Page: 228

View: 6427


Identity theft is a growing problem around the world, and criminals are not above stealing a child’s identity. Child Identity Theft, presented in a question and answer format, will help parents and other guardians to prevent child identity theft from happening and to know what to do if it does.

What Every Parent Needs to Know about Standardized Tests: How to Understand the Tests and Help Your Kids Score High!

Author: Joseph Harris

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 007139463X

Category: Study Aids

Page: 256

View: 2133


A survival guide for parents who want to put their children's standardized tests in perspective Each year, school systems around the country administer standardized assessment and achievement tests to millions of children. Because they fearoften correctlythat the results of these tests will profoundly affect their children's future, many parents regard standardized tests with apprehension, confusion, and even panic. Written by a leading authority on the subject, this book demystifies standardized tests for parents and arms them with the knowledge they need to help their kids score high. Psychologist Joseph Harris explains, in plain English, what standardized testing is all about, clarifying the sometimes puzzling distinctions among assessment, achievement, and aptitude tests. He takes a close look at each of the commonly administered tests, explaining what various test scores mean, how to interpret test results, how to compare results from different tests, and how to use test results to help optimize a child's learning experience. He also provides helpful advice and guidance for parents of gifted and special-needs children. Covers these major tests: Iowa Test of Basic Skills California Achievement Tests Metropolitan Achievement Test Terra Nova

Nurturing the Leader Within Your Child

What Every Parent Needs to Know

Author: John C. Maxwell,Tim Elmore

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

ISBN: 1418508330

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 244

View: 7689


Informative, challenging and often humorous, this work explores mentoring the basic types of children and provides real-life insights on how to help them reach their full potential. Whether you have a driver, a diplomat, or a dreamer, you need to give your child permission to dream big and to dream right. Nurturing the Leader Within Your Child provides the tools for parents who want more than average for their children and who seek to inspire the pursuit of vision larger than they are.

What Every Parent Needs to Know

How to Help Your Child Get the Most Out of Primary School

Author: Toby Young,Miranda Thomas

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0241004756

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 528

View: 3438


What Every Parent Needs to Know is the bestselling, step-by-step guide to the new primary school curriculum from Toby Young and Miranda Bondy. What is your child learning each day in school? How can you tell if they are doing well or badly? And what can you do to help? This practical, detailed and user-friendly manual contains absolutely everything you need to know about primary schooling and the new UK curriculum, ensuring your child will succeed and flourish every step of the way. As parents we do the very best for our children in choosing the right school and preparing them for their very first day. But for the next seven years we have little idea what our child is learning, whether they are doing well or badly and what, if anything, we can do to help. What Every Parent Needs to Know changes that. It gives us, the parents, the details, the thinking behind and a thorough understanding of the brand-new primary school curriculum launching in September 2014. Taking us year-by-year through our children's schooling, we'll be given simple explanations of: - What they'll be taught and why (from phonics checks to SPAG tests) - What they need to know at the start of each year - What they should be able to achieve at its end - The games and exercises we can do at home to help out What Every Parent Needs to Know explains the confusing jargon while being otherwise jargon free and is written by two parents (who between them have nine children) with many successful years working in staff rooms and classrooms. Not only will this guide help you understand your children's journey through primary school, but it will also help you prepare, encourage and nurture them every step of the way. It's the manual every confused, unsure or worried parent has been waiting for. Toby Young is the outspoken columnist who wrote the international bestseller How to Lose Friends and Alienate People. A high-profile and passionate education reformer, he co-founded and set up two primary schools and wrote How to Set Up a Free School (2011) . Toby has 4 children, all currently at primary school. Miranda Thomas started teaching in 1990, coinciding with the very first national curriculum. She is now an A level physics teacher in Wiltshire, as well as being the Chair of Governors at her local primary school and a parent herself. Her youngest child is currently in Year 8.

The Autism Book

What Every Parent Needs to Know about Early Detection, Treatment, Recovery, and Prevention

Author: Robert W. Sears

Publisher: Little Brown

ISBN: 9780316167710


Page: 253

View: 6004


With clarity and compassion, The Autism Book guides the reader through the maze of autism, covering both detection and treatment.

The Terrible Teens

What Every Parent Needs to Know

Author: Kate Figes

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141928484

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 448

View: 3638


Living with teenagers can be more stressful and emotional than anything parents have previously experienced. While there are dozens of books on development in young children, books on adolescent development and how to cope are almost non-existent. Kate Figes redresses the balance. Based on the advice of experts and interviews with parents and their children, this informed and practical analysis of the difficulties young people face growing up today will be essential reading for any parent.

Newborn Intensive Care

What Every Parent Needs to Know

Author: Jeanette Zaichkin

Publisher: Amer Academy of Pediatrics

ISBN: 9781581103076

Category: Medical

Page: 709

View: 6912


Information on common issues associated with prematurity and other conditions that require newborn intensive care, parenting in the neonatal intensive care unit, working with the NICU team, feeding your baby, neonatal surgery and transitioning to home.

The ADHD Handbook

What every parent needs to know to get the best for their child

Author: Stuart Passmore

Publisher: Exisle Publishing

ISBN: 1921966114

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 264

View: 4443


Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is now one of the most common childhood disorders right across the world, with a wealth of conflicting advice available everywhere you look. But most parents want only one thing: to find out what is going on with their child and how they can help them. The ADHD Handbook draws on the most up-to-date research from around the world to present a comprehensive look at ADHD, covering everything from how it is diagnosed to the common myths surrounding what causes it, from the brain anatomy implicated in the disorder to the pros and cons of the various types of medication, and from the most effective psychotherapies to the best parenting techniques.

Epilepsy in Children

What Every Parent Needs to Know

Author: Erin Conway, MS, RN, CPNP,Orrin Devinsky, MD,Courtney Schnabel Glick, MS, RD, CDN

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 1617052361

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 288

View: 6563


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 dietician comes the complete guide to managing your childís life with epilepsy. Epilepsy in Children offers the practical advice and information you need to manage your childís seizures safely and effectively, understand the latest treatment options, and find hope for a seizure-free future. Key Features: 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

Drugs, Alcohol, and Your Children

What Every Parent Needs to Know

Author: Judith S. Seixas,Geraldine Youcha

Publisher: Penguin Group USA

ISBN: 9780140280470

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 238

View: 6829


Provides for parents of preadolescents and young adults the latest information and research on drugs and alcohol

The Unhappy Child

What Every Parent Needs to Know

Author: Kenneth N. Condrell

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781591024194

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 254

View: 5199


There are millions of children in this country who spend most of their days feeling more unhappy than happy, and their parents haven’t a clue as to why. These chronically unhappy children may be on their way to developing a depressive disorder. In this important and completely accessible book, Dr. Kenneth N. Condrell teaches both parents and mental health professionals the ten most common, yet sometimes not-so-obvious causes of childhood unhappiness. More important, he offers practical solutions — solutions that can help troubled children and protect them from a lifetime of unhappiness. Not only parents but school administrators, guidance and teaching personnel, pediatric office staff, and mental health professionals will greatly benefit from Dr. Condrell’s 35 years of experience helping children with emotional problems. Readers will actually hear from the mouths of children what makes them unhappy. By using actual quotes from kids whom Dr. Condrell has treated, this unusually insightful book bridges the separate worlds of the growing child and parents, so mom and dad can discover the secret pain that children are so good at keeping from them. Parents are often at a loss as to how they can help a child who looks and acts unhappy most of the time or makes statements such as: "I wish I was dead." "I’m going to kill myself." "I hate myself." "Nothing ever good happens to me." This book will make parents aware of the kinds of experiences that cause children to become unhappy. With this knowledge parents can be proactive and protect their sons and daughters from entering a state of unhappiness that places them at risk for becoming depressed and possibly developing into depressed adults.


What Every Parent Needs to Know

Author: William H. Dietz,Loraine Stern

Publisher: Amer Academy of Pediatrics

ISBN: 9781581103212

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 384

View: 6178


A guide to maintaining children's health, including dietary needs, healthy height and weight, alternative diets and supplements, allergies, medications, food safety, and the current food pyramid.


What Every Parent Needs to Know

Author: Michael I. Reiff,American Academy of Pediatrics

Publisher: Amer Academy of Pediatrics

ISBN: 9781581104516

Category: Education

Page: 336

View: 4648


Offers an overview on the disorder that includes updates about diagnosis, treatment options, school services, legislation, and methods for managing preschool and adolescent sufferers.

Autism Spectrum Disorders

What Every Parent Needs to Know

Author: Alan I. Rosenblatt,Paul S. Carbone,American Academy of Pediatrics

Publisher: Amer Academy of Pediatrics

ISBN: 9781581106510

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 320

View: 8150


Offers an overview of how to care for a child diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder, with information on symptoms, causes, treatments, education, medical care, community resources, developmental milestones, child advocacy, and family challenges.

Children's Medicines

What Every Parent, Grandparent, and Teacher Needs to Know

Author: Edward A. Bell

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 142142374X

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 160

View: 3280


Most parents have worried about the side effects and possible long-term consequences of administering a particular medication to their child. The medication may be available over-the-counter, like cough syrup, or it may be prescribed by a doctor, like an antibiotic. Parents want to know: Is the medication safe? Is it effective? Will it help my child? A pediatric pharmacist for nearly thirty years, Edward A. Bell has spent his career listening carefully to parents’ concerns. In Children’s Medicines, Bell draws on the latest scientific information, coupled with his experience in hospital and clinic settings, as a university professor, and as a parent, to answer questions about whether, when, and what medications to give to infants, children, and teenagers. Bell touches on practical issues of medication administration and explores areas of particular concern for parents. Inside the book, readers will find• information to help parents weigh the benefits and risks of medicines • an explanation of why some adult medications are not safe for children • descriptions of medicine for treating fever and common illnesses• practical tips on measuring, flavoring, and administering medicines• directions for giving medicine in the mouth, the nose, the ear, and the eye • advice for keeping children of any age safe around medications • facts about vaccinations: how they work, which ones are recommended, and their safety • a guide to the FDA’s approval process for use of medicines by children• information about drug pricing, expiration dates, and storing medicine at home• a chapter on ADHD and the treatment of adolescent depression that takes into account the long-term side effects of antidepressants• details about the use of herbal and complementary therapies, including probiotics and vitamins • a discussion of over-the-counter cough/cold products• information on which websites to use for accurate medical and drug information Full of information helpful to parents, grandparents, and others who provide care for children, Children’s Medicines is a reliable and insightful guide to how drugs for children of all ages are prescribed and used.

Wireless-Wise Families

what every parent needs to know about wireless technologies

Author: Lyn McLean

Publisher: Scribe Publications

ISBN: 1925548600

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 128

View: 4012


We love them, we depend on them, we fill our homes with them — but how much do you know about mobile phones and other wireless devices and the radiation they emit? Did you know, for example, that your use of wireless devices can affect your children, your unborn children, and even your chances of conceiving? That wireless radiation has been shown to affect performance, mental health, relationships, and sleep? Or that many world authorities recommend reducing exposure to this radiation? ‘Smart’ families are exposed to wireless radiation from ‘smart’ devices. ‘Wise’ families make informed decisions about using wireless technologies safely. This book, by consumer advocate and educator Lyn McLean, shows you in simple, practical terms what you need know to live wisely in our ever more connected world.

The War Play Dilemma

What Every Parent and Teacher Needs to Know

Author: Diane E. Levin

Publisher: Teachers College Press

ISBN: 9780807746387

Category: Education

Page: 124

View: 8913


As violence in the media and media-linked toys increases, parents and teachers are also seeing an increase in children's war play. The authors have revised this popular text to provide more practical guidance for working with children to promote creative play, and for positively influencing the lessons about violence children are learning. Using a developmental and sociopolitical viewpoint, the authors examine five possible strategies for resolving the war play dilemma and show which best satisfy both points of view: banning war play; taking a laissez-faire approach; allowing war play with specified limits; actively facilitating war play; and limiting war play while providing alternative ways to work on the issues. New for the Second Edition are: more anecdotal material about adults'' and children's experiences with war play, including examples from both home and school settings; greater emphasis on the impact of media and commercialization on children's war play, including recent trends in media, programming, marketing, and war toys; expanded discussion about the importance of the distinction between imitative and creative war play; and summary boxes of key points directed at teachers or parents. * New information about violent video games, media cross feeding, and gender development and sex-role stereotyping.

What Every Parent Needs to Know about Video Games

A Gamer Explores the Good, Bad, and Ugly of the Virtual World

Author: Richard Abanes

Publisher: Harvest House Publishers

ISBN: 9780736917407

Category: Games

Page: 124

View: 632


In this helpful primer, an award-winning journalist and experienced gamer gives readers a survey of the field and a framework for thinking through the issues in order to make judgments about not only what is shown in games, but how it's shown, in what context, and what overall message is being delivered.

Kids Are What They Eat

What Every Parent Needs to Know About Nutrition

Author: Betty Kamen,Si Kamen

Publisher: Arco Pub


Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 277

View: 9082


Shows how to select fresh, healthful foods, avoid highly processed foods, and see that children have a nutritious diet, and discusses the behavior problems and illnesses improper diet can cause