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Raising happy children for dummies

Author: B T S Atkins
Publisher: Chichester, West Sussex, England : John Wiley & Sons, ©2007.
Series: --For dummies.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Every parent would like to have a happy, well- behaved child - but every parent also knows this is not often a reality! Raising Happy Children For Dummies helps you better understand your children - from toddler to teen, boys and girls - and is packed with practical tips from an experienced parenting coach to improve your parenting, your child's happiness and as a result, their behaviour. The book helps you explore  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Atkins, B.T.S. (Beryl T. Sue).
Raising happy children for dummies.
Chichester, West Sussex, England : John Wiley & Sons, ©2007
(OCoLC)155850367
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: B T S Atkins
ISBN: 9780470061084 0470061081
OCLC Number: 171452753
Description: 1 online resource (xx, 358 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: Raising Happy Children For Dummies --
About the Author --
Dedication --
Author's Acknowledgements --
Contents at a Glance --
Table of Contents --
Introduction --
About This Book --
Conventions Used in This Book --
How This Book Is Organised --
Icons Used in This book --
Where to Go from Here --
Part I: Understanding Your Children and Yourself --
Chapter 1: Becoming a Confident Parent --
Taking Control --
Planning Ahead --
Making Some Changes --
Taking Action --
Bringing Back the Bounce in Your Parenting --
Chapter 2: Knowing What Kind of Parent You Are --
and Want to Become --
Considering Your Parenting Values and Influences --
Developing Awareness --
Chapter 3: Understanding Your Kids' Needs --
Exploring Your Child's Needs --
Addressing Security and Stability Needs --
Addressing Emotional Needs: All You Need Is Love --
Realising the Differences between Girls' and Boys' Needs --
Understanding Your Child as an Individual --
Part II: Improving Your Basic Parenting Skills --
Chapter 4: Beginning with the End in Mind: Establishing Goals for Your Family --
Working Out What Your Family is All About --
Involving the Entire Family --
Staying Hopeful --
Chapter 5: Communicating Effectively and Connecting with Your Children --
Looking at Ways You Communicate --
Helping Your Children Handle Their Feelings --
Praising Your Children Effectively --
Gaining Co-operation from Your Children --
Helping Your Kids Gain Independence --
Chapter 6: Approaching Parenting With Common Sense --
Seeing Life through Others' Eyes --
Adapting to Changes as Children Grow --
Building Up Your Child's Self-esteem --
Choosing Your Battles --
Creating Independent Adults --
Chapter 7: Maintaining Great Relationships --
Keeping Your Relationships Healthy --
Being a Single Parent --
Part III: Discipline --
Chapter 8: Getting Down to Earth and Practical: Disciplining Your Kids. Understanding Your Child's Behaviour --
Comparing Discipline Styles --
Getting the Behaviour You Want --
Setting Boundaries --
Developing Consistency --
Tips for Successful Discipline --
Chapter 9: Choosing Different Strategies for Different Ages --
Taming Toddlers --
Navigating the Middle Years --
Surviving the Teenage Years --
Chapter 10: When the Going Gets Tough: Handling Conflict --
Responding to an Attention-Seeking Child --
Responding to Children who Need Power --
Responding to a Revenge-Seeking Child --
Responding to a Child Who Can't Concentrate --
Responding to a Child who Lacks Self-Confidence --
Considering Smacking --
Keeping Your Temper under Control --
Helping Your Child Stay Calm --
Part IV: Helping Your Child Cope with Common Problems --
Chapter 11: Coping with School --
Getting Ready for Primary School --
Starting Secondary School --
Staying Involved and Connected --
Struggling at School --
Structuring Studying --
Forging Friendships --
Dealing with Tough Times --
Chapter 12: Helping Your Child Cope with Individual Problems --
Coping with Bad Dreams --
Beating Bedwetting --
Defeating Bullying --
Dealing with Phobias --
Surviving Puberty --
Chapter 13: Helping Your Child Cope with Bigger Issues --
Navigating through Divorce --
Building Healthy Stepfamilies --
Working and Parenting --
Tempering Sibling Rivalry --
Responding to Death and Dying --
Part V: Being Different --
Chapter 14: Raising Children with Unique and Special Needs --
Understanding Your Child's Diagnosis --
Dyslexia --
ADD/ADHD --
Dyspraxia: The Clumsy Child --
Asperger's Syndrome --
Gifted and Talented --
Chapter 15: Raising Twins, Triplets, and Multiple-Birth Children --
Preparing for Multiple Births --
Bringing Home Your Multiple Bundles of Joy --
Developing Twin-dividuality --
Making Me Time --
Part VI: The Part of Tens. Chapter 16: Ten Things to Do Every Single Day as a Parent --
Be Loving --
Act as a Role Model --
Involve Yourself in Your Child's Life --
Focus on Flexibility --
Set Boundaries and Rules --
Be Consistent --
Encourage Independence --
Be Firm and Fair in Your Discipline --
Listen First, Talk Later --
Respect Your Child --
Chapter 17: Ten Techniques to Build a Happy Home --
Play with Your Child --
Teach Your Child to Be Organised --
Speak Softly and Gently --
Be Patient --
Respect Privacy and Personal Space --
Tell the Truth --
Keep Your Child Safe --
Laugh a Lot --
Know Where Your Child Is --
Tell Your Kids the Truly Important Things --
Chapter 18: Ten Things to Do When It All Goes Pear-Shaped --
Get Help When You Need It --
in the Way You Need It --
Address Postnatal Depression --
Manage Your Anger --
Deal with Stress --
Get Discipline Back On Track --
Keep the Glow in All Your Relationships --
Get into a Positive State --
Get Physical --
Be Flexible --
Celebrate Your Successes --
Chapter 19: Ten (or so) Top Resources for Parents --
Parentalk --
Care for the Family --
Parentline Plus --
Parents Anonymous --
Parents at Work --
Relate --
National Council for One-Parent Families --
Gingerbread --
Home-Start UK --
National Childminding Association --
Fathers Direct --
Online resources --
Index.
Series Title: --For dummies.
Other Titles: Raising happy children
Responsibility: by Sue Atkins.

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Helps you to understand your children - from toddler to teen, boys and girls - and offers practical tips to improve your parenting, your child's happiness and as a result, their behaviour. This book  Read more...

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"the 'handbook' that every parentneeds." (Weybridge, Cobham, Esher and Walton &Hersham News & Mail, Wednesday 23rd May 2007) ..".the lay-out makes it an easy reference betwixtmulti-tasks but also Read more...

 
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