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: 1343


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

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: 8782


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

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: 7314


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.

The Terrible Teens

What Every Parent Needs to Know

Author: Kate Figes

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141928484

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 448

View: 9193


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.

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: 6259


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.

Newborn Intensive Care

What Every Parent Needs to Know

Author: Jeanette Zaichkin

Publisher: Amer Academy of Pediatrics

ISBN: 9781581103076

Category: Medical

Page: 709

View: 3148


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.

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: 910


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.

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: 6775


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: 6279


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

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: 5821


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

The Unhappy Child

What Every Parent Needs to Know

Author: Kenneth N. Condrell

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781591024194

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 254

View: 2281


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.

Preschool for Parents

What Every Parent Needs to Know about Preschool

Author: Diane Trister Dodge,Toni S. Bickart,Cynthia Scherr

Publisher: Sourcebooks Incorporated

ISBN: 9781570711725

Category: Education

Page: 176

View: 9395


Preschool for Parents is a must-have guide for finding and selecting a great, safe preschool and giving your child the best opportunity to learn, play and grow.

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: 5343


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

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: 6003


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.


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: 9875


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

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: 4659


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.

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: 7566


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.

School Shootings

What Every Parent and Educator Needs to Know to Protect Our Children

Author: Joseph A. Lieberman

Publisher: Citadel Press

ISBN: 9780806530710

Category: Social Science

Page: 384

View: 3270


Examines how and why school shootings occur, investigates the individuals responsible for the crimes and studies the cultural climate that precedes this type of violence, both internationally and within the United States.

My School

What Every Parent Needs To Know

Author: Maralyn Parker

Publisher: Random House Australia

ISBN: 1864712066

Category: Education

Page: 304

View: 3603


Easy to read guide to NAPLAN, My School website, and getting the best educaitn for your child. A clear and accessible book that answers every likely question parents could have about My School/NAPLAN/choosing a school. What makes a good school? What should a parent know and what should they ask? This book also covers hot topics such as what to do about a bad teacher, bullying, multi-cultural policies, enrolment policies, coaching, selective schools, private vs public. Maralyn Parker is an award-winning education columnist for The Daily Telegraph. Maralyn taught in primary and high schools in NSW, South Africa and England. She was the NSW Department of Education's first Information Officer in 1983 and had several books on education published during the 1980s & 90s. After working as a freelance education journalist for several years Maralyn was employed as the Education Columnist for The Daily Telegraph in 1993. Maralyn's columns appear weekly in The Daily Telegraph and she also runs a popular blog on education.

The Sports Parenting Edge

What Every Parent Needs to Know in the Changing World of Youth Sports

Author: Rick Wolff

Publisher: BookBaby

ISBN: 1626750572

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 208

View: 7961


A practical, provocative, and comprehensive guide for parents who want to ensure that their children get the most out of all their sports experiences, The Sports Parenting Edge takes a fresh, resolutely positive approach to a popular subject.