The 7 Day Parent Coach

Halve the stress, double your energy and become a great parent

Author: Lorraine Thomas

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448147042

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 304

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Being a parent is one of the most rewarding, most important jobs you'll ever do in your life - and it's also the most challenging. A growing number of parents are seeking professional help from parent coaches to help them cope with the struggles of family life. Lorraine Thomas, the UK's leading parent coach has written this book based on her extensive experience and expertise. Her approach is unique. She doesn't offer general advice, counselling or therapy, but instead provides a practical framework for parents to focus on solutions to common family problems and develop tailor-made strategies to help achieve them within a manageable timeframe - just 7 days. With accessible advice on the top problems that all parents are faced with, The 7-Day Parent Coach also offers information on: - how to communicate with your children - how to deal with the guilt of being a working parent - how to survive the family evening 'arsenic hours' And much more! This is the essential guide for all twenty-first century parents.

The Rough Guide to Babies & Toddlers

Author: Kaz Cooke

Publisher: Rough Guides UK

ISBN: 184836198X

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 576

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The Rough Guide to Babies & Toddlers is the funny, reassuring and practical guide that all new (and old) parents have been looking for - with no judgmental guru-speak about the right way to do things, just a range of great solutions for you to choose from. Written by the award-winning author Kaz Cooke, an author and mother whose trademark light-hearted practical style and witty cartoons make this book pleasurable as well as informative. The user-friendly sections are inspired by real-life - chapters include 'Getting through the first weeks', which gives new mums and dads the low-down on bosoms, bottles, bonding, the blues, and mum's post-baby body. Realistic and with a healthy sense of humour, the guide offers practical suggestions for dozens of scenarios you might encounter with your new bundle of joy or little terror, as well as addressing what you might be going through as new parents - don't miss the hilarious "How to Be Perfect" routine for new mums: adjust push-up bra, exfoliate feet, clean up sick! The eagerly awaited sequel to the best-selling The Rough Guide to Pregnancy & Birth is finally here to save your sanity with good advice, great humour and a lot of understanding!

How to be a Great Mum

The 10 Skills Every Parent Needs

Author: Lorraine Thomas

Publisher: Hamlyn (UK)

ISBN: 9780600618638

Category: Motherhood

Page: 128

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At times parenting can feel like an endurance test. 'How to be a Great Mum' empowers you to tackle the daily stresses and strains of family life and puts you back in the driving seat.

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Brilliantly Behaved Toddler

Author: LORRAIN THOMAS,Lorraine Thomas

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1782061398

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 208

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The 50 bite-sized chapters in this book cover the most trying situations that a parent and toddler are ever likely to meet - including mealtimes, sleeping, toilet training and supermarket tantrums. Each idea features an activity box to help parents gauge their progress and see results as they move forward, while informative narrative and quotes from childcare experts guide and equip them with the techniques they need to feel happy and confident in their parenting skills. Whatever the challenge, experienced parenting coach Lorraine Thomas gives parents an instant practical strategy that really works.

Reset Your Child's Brain

A Four-Week Plan to End Meltdowns, Raise Grades, and Boost Social Skills by Reversing the Effects of Electronic Screen-Time

Author: Victoria L. Dunckley, MD

Publisher: New World Library

ISBN: 1608682854

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 384

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Increasing numbers of parents grapple with children who are acting out without obvious reason. Revved up and irritable, many of these children are diagnosed with ADHD, bipolar illness, autism, or other disorders but don’t respond well to treatment. They are then medicated, often with poor results and unwanted side effects. Based on emerging scientific research and extensive clinical experience, integrative child psychiatrist Dr. Victoria Dunckley has pioneered a four-week program to treat the frequent underlying cause, Electronic Screen Syndrome (ESS). Dr. Dunckley has found that everyday use of interactive screen devices — such as computers, video games, smartphones, and tablets — can easily overstimulate a child’s nervous system, triggering a variety of stubborn symptoms. In contrast, she’s discovered that a strict, extended electronic fast single-handedly improves mood, focus, sleep, and behavior, regardless of the child’s diagnosis. It also reduces the need for medication and renders other treatments more effective. Offered now in this book, this simple intervention can produce a life-changing shift in brain function and help your child get back on track — all without cost or medication. While no one in today’s connected world can completely shun electronic stimuli, Dr. Dunckley provides hope for parents who feel that their child has been misdiagnosed or inappropriately medicated, by presenting an alternative explanation for their child’s difficulties and a concrete plan for treating them.

Energy Leadership

Transforming Your Workplace and Your Life from the Core

Author: Bruce D. Schneider

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118039373

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 240

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In Energy Leadership, renowned coach Bruce D. Schneider teaches how to understand the most important personal resource of all -- energy, and shows how to harness it to achieve success in the workplace, the home, and in the world at large. This engaging and fast-paced story clearly explains how managers and leaders from all walks of life can use the principles of Energy Leadership to inspire themselves and others to achieve extraordinary results in whatever they do. The author provides insight into a cutting edge coaching process he has developed, which has positively impacted the lives of tens of thousands of people in both the corporate and private sectors. You will learn how to: Recognize the seven distinct levels that are the key to understanding why everyone thinks and acts the way they do, in life and specifically within the workplace. Distinguish truly effective leaders from those who deplete the energy of the people around them, and specific techniques to shift energy levels to inspire peak performance. Become powerful leaders who motivate themselves and others to reach their true potential. Identify the Big Four Energy Blocks and discover proven techniques and strategies for overcoming these and other obstacles to success. Develop the ability to shift internal energy to meet any leadership challenge, and use this newfound power to inspire respect, confidence, and loyalty in others. If you always try to inspire others but sometimes feel like something?s missing, something is. Energy Leadership puts you in touch with the missing link between your ambitions and your ability to achieve them.

Preventing Childhood Obesity

Health in the Balance

Author: Institute of Medicine,Board on Health Promotion and Disease Prevention,Food and Nutrition Board,Committee on Prevention of Obesity in Children and Youth

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 0309133408

Category: Medical

Page: 434

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Children's health has made tremendous strides over the past century. In general, life expectancy has increased by more than thirty years since 1900 and much of this improvement is due to the reduction of infant and early childhood mortality. Given this trajectory toward a healthier childhood, we begin the 21st-century with a shocking developmentâ€"an epidemic of obesity in children and youth. The increased number of obese children throughout the U.S. during the past 25 years has led policymakers to rank it as one of the most critical public health threats of the 21st-century. Preventing Childhood Obesity provides a broad-based examination of the nature, extent, and consequences of obesity in U.S. children and youth, including the social, environmental, medical, and dietary factors responsible for its increased prevalence. The book also offers a prevention-oriented action plan that identifies the most promising array of short-term and longer-term interventions, as well as recommendations for the roles and responsibilities of numerous stakeholders in various sectors of society to reduce its future occurrence. Preventing Childhood Obesity explores the underlying causes of this serious health problem and the actions needed to initiate, support, and sustain the societal and lifestyle changes that can reverse the trend among our children and youth.

The Parent's Toolkit

Simple & Effective Ways to Help Your Child Be Their Best

Author: Naomi Richards

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 144649053X

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 288

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Do you wish your child had more confidence? Would you like to help them handle problems better at school or at home? Would you like to give your child the life skills to thrive in the face of change and challenge? Naomi Richards, the UK's leading kids coach, has been working with children and their parents for 8 years. Just as adults benefit from a life coach or a mentor at work, so too can children. By being your child's life coach you can help your child handle challenges such as making and keeping friends, dealing with bullying or peer pressure, sibling rivalry, getting homework done or dealing with a major change, such as moving schools or parents separating. In The Parents' Toolkit Naomi shares the key life tools she uses and teaches so that you can help your child successfully navigate childhood challenges and grow up into a happy, confident and resilient young adult. Her coaching tools include teaching your child positive self-talk, simple problem-solving techniques to encourage your child to arrive at the right solution to an issue, and specific advice for you as a parent to hone your own listening and coaching skills. Aimed at parents with children aged 5+, The Parents' Toolkit includes real-life examples and suggestions as to what to actually say when coaching your child. Essential advice for all parents wanting to give their children the best start in life.

The Spiritual Child

The New Science on Parenting for Health and Lifelong Thriving

Author: Dr. Lisa Miller

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 1250032911

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 400

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In The Spiritual Child, psychologist Lisa Miller presents the next big idea in psychology: the science and the power of spirituality. She explains the clear, scientific link between spirituality and health and shows that children who have a positive, active relationship to spirituality: * are 40% less likely to use and abuse substances * are 60% less likely to be depressed as teenagers * are 80% less likely to have dangerous or unprotected sex * have significantly more positive markers for thriving including an increased sense of meaning and purpose, and high levels of academic success. Combining cutting-edge research with broad anecdotal evidence from her work as a clinical psychologist to illustrate just how invaluable spirituality is to a child's mental and physical health, Miller translates these findings into practical advice for parents, giving them concrete ways to develop and encourage their children's—as well as their own—well-being. In this provocative, conversation-starting book, Dr. Miller presents us with a pioneering new way to think about parenting our modern youth.

Raising Happiness

10 Simple Steps for More Joyful Kids and Happier Parents

Author: Christine Carter, Ph.D.

Publisher: Ballantine Books

ISBN: 9780345519320

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 256

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What do we wish most for our children? Next to being healthy, we want them to be happy, of course! Fortunately, a wide array of scientific studies show that happiness is a learned behavior, a muscle we can help our children build and maintain. Drawing on what psychology, sociology, and neuroscience have proven about confidence, gratefulness, and optimism, and using her own chaotic and often hilarious real-world adventures as a mom to demonstrate do’s and don’ts in action, Christine Carter, Ph.D, executive director of UC Berkeley’s Greater Good Science Center, boils the process down to 10 simple happiness-inducing steps. With great wit, wisdom, and compassion, Carter covers the day-to-day pressure points of parenting—how best to discipline, get kids to school and activities on time, and get dinner on the table—as well as the more elusive issues of helping children build healthy friendships and develop emotional intelligence. In these 10 key steps, she helps you interact confidently and consistently with your kids to foster the skills, habits, and mindsets that will set the stage for positive emotions now and into their adolescence and beyond. Inside you will discover • the best way avoid raising a brat—changing bad habits into good ones • tips on how to change your kids’ attitude into gratitude • the trap of trying to be perfect—and how to stay clear of its pitfalls • the right way to praise kids—and why too much of the wrong kind can be just as bad as not enough • the spirit of kindness—how to raise kind, compassionate, and loving children • strategies for inspiring kids to do boring (but necessary) tasks—and become more self-motivated in the process Complete with a series of “try this” tips, secrets, and strategies, Raising Happiness is a one-of-a-kind resource that will help you instill joy in your kids—and, in the process, become more joyful yourself. From the Hardcover edition.

Raising An Emotionally Intelligent Child

Author: John Gottman

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 143912616X

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 240

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Intelligence That Comes from the Heart Every parent knows the importance of equipping children with the intellectual skills they need to succeed in school and life. But children also need to master their emotions. Raising an Emotionally Intelligent Child is a guide to teaching children to understand and regulate their emotional world. And as acclaimed psychologist and researcher John Gottman shows, once they master this important life skill, emotionally intelligent children will enjoy increased self-confidence, greater physical health, better performance in school, and healthier social relationships. Raising an Emotionally Intelligent Child will equip parents with a five-step "emotion coaching" process that teaches how to: * Be aware of a child's emotions * Recognize emotional expression as an opportunity for intimacy and teaching * Listen empathetically and validate a child's feelings * Label emotions in words a child can understand * Help a child come up with an appropriate way to solve a problem or deal with an upsetting issue or situation Written for parents of children of all ages, Raising an Emotionally Intelligent Child will enrich the bonds between parent and child and contribute immeasurably to the development of a generation of emotionally healthy adults.

BMJ

British Medical Journal

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The Conscious Parent

Author: Shefali Tsabary

Publisher: Hodder Faith

ISBN: 9781473619388

Category: Parenting

Page: 304

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Conscious parenting is about becoming mindful of your behaviour and engaging with your child as an individual. Dr Tsabary inspires parents to get back in touch with their emotions and shed the layers of baggage they have inherited during their own life and are unconsciously heaping on their children. As they become 'conscious' in their parenting, so parents can transform their relationship with their offspring and raise happy, well-adjusted children. The Conscious Parent is already transforming the way people are parenting through its sales in the US where it's spent 15 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list. Oprah described the book as 'The most profound book on parenting I've ever read' and Eckhart Tolle has said 'becoming a conscious parent is the greatest gift you can give your child.' The book features a foreword by His Holiness The Dalai Lama.