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Parenting Books about Back to School

Explore parenting books that will encourage you and your child to start the school year off in a positive way.

Social justice parenting : how to raise compassionate, anti-racist, justice-minded kids in an unjust world by Traci Baxley

"A guide to raising anti-racist and socially conscious children"--

Parenting while working from home : a monthly guide to help parents balance their careers, connect with their kids, establish their inner strength by Shari Medini

"Parenting experts Karissa Tunis and Shari Medini share actionable tips, heartfelt insight, and planning strategies to help you enjoy your own parenting journey while working from home. Building on the authors' own experiences and the most common challenges they hear parents voicing today, Parenting While Working from Home encourages parents to make intentional changes that will result in happier families and thriving careers"--

Parenting outside the lines : forget the rules, tap into your wisdom, and connect with your child by Meghan Leahy

The collapse of parenting : how we hurt our kids when we treat them like grown-ups : the three things you must do to help your child or teen become a fulfilled adult by Leonard Sax

Strengths based parenting : developing your children's innate talents by Mary Reckmeyer

Why is my child in charge? : a roadmap to end power struggles, increase cooperation, and find joy in parenting young children by Claire Lerner

"Through stories of her work with families, the author shows parents how making critical mindshifts-seeing their children's behaviors through a "new lens"-empowers them to solve their most vexing childrearing challenges. Claire Lerner offers a roadmap forimplementing practical and proven solutions that are based in science and work in real life"--

Smart parenting, smarter kids : the one brain book you need to help your child grow brighter, healthier, and happier by David Allen Walsh

Shares advice for parents on how to help children bolster their brain power while improving focus and attention, covering practical topics ranging from exercise and nutrition to sleep and play.

Parenting through puberty : mood swings, acne, and growing pains by Suanne Kowal-Connelly

The connected parent : an expert guide to parenting in a digital world by John G Palfrey

"Today's teenagers spend an average of nine hours per day with their noses immersed in the glow of their screens. Tweens are not far behind, at six hours a day. Parents of this new, ultra-connected generation struggle with decisions completely new to parenting: Should they limit a child's screen time? Should an eight-year old be allowed to go on social media? What about playing video games with strangers? How can we keep them safe from harm when they go online? Are they going to grow up less socially ableif their friendships are mostly conducted via text and emojis? In The Connected Parent, acclaimed childhood development and technology experts John Palfrey and Urs Gasser tackle these and other concerns of parents in the digital age. The book is organized by the topics parents have asked about most often, from screen time and safety to addiction and aggressive behavior. But rather than pretending to have the only-or even the best-advice for every child and every family, the authors share the evidence aswell as their own (sometimes strong) point of view, all in order to empower parents with ground-breaking insights that they can use to inform their approach for their own unique situations. The outcome of over a decade of research on children and technology conducted at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard Law School, The Connected Parent is required reading for any parent trying to help their kids safely navigate the fast-changing, uncharted territory our hyper-connected world"--

Parenting mindfully : 101 ways to help raise caring and responsible kids in an unpredictable world by Catherine DePino

Extraordinary parenting : the essential guide to parenting and educating at home by Eloise Rickman

In this warm, accessible book, experienced parenting coach Eloise Rickman tells you everything you really need to know about parenting and educating your child at home. Whether you're planning to make a permanent move to homeschooling or you're temporarily balancing it alongside paid work, Extraordinary Parenting shows that you don't need a huge house, endless free time, or a host of expensive resources to unlock your child's potential

The overly honest teacher : parenting advice from the classroom by Meredith Essalat

"All parents want their children to be able to vocalize how they are feeling -- to own their emotions, their opinions, their fears, and their views of the world. To achieve this, parents need to be models, showing their kids the importance of honest dialogue and effective listening. But parents don't always feel prepared. As both a teacher and school principal, Meredith Essalat has lived the daily challenges of helping children navigate through their young lives. She has seen the struggles that parents have as they balance longer working hours with the demands of home life. And how it's the teachers who are often caught in the middle. In an effort to stop pointing out each other's flaws ; and instead letting kids know they are supported ; Meredith offers hard-won pointers, enabling parents, teachers, and students alike to encourage one another while holding everyone accountable for their actions. Combining humor with straightforward, practical advice, the Overly Honest Teacher shows parents how to welcome everyday parenting gracefully. The results will be well-adjusted, positive, enthusiastic young adults ready to work hard and take on the world"-- Provided by publisher

New old-fashioned parenting : a guide to help you find the balance between traditional and modern parenting by Liat Hughes Joshi

Parenting with presence : practices for raising conscious, confident, caring kids by Susan Stiffelman

"Can one live peacefully and in the moment in the midst of homework meltdowns, sibling squabbles, and digital media battles? Marriage and family therapist Susan Stiffelman does more than say "yes," she shows how. In Parenting with Presence, she helps parents identify the triggers that take them out of rational thought and into bribes or threats, and recognize when their own marriage, health, or job issues are hurting their relationship with their kids. She then shows how to nurture - or perhaps initiate -the kind of connection that leads kids to want to talk to parents. While Stiffelman is a lifelong innovator - she taught herself Hindi at sixteen, began mediating decades before it was commonplace, and has traveled around the world with her son - her techniques are decidedly down to earth and her tone the one of someone who understands the walk she talks. "--

Positive discipline parenting tools : the 49 most effective methods to stop power struggles, build communication, and raise empowered, capable kids by Jane Nelsen

"Do you wish there was a way to raise well-behaved children without punishment? Are you afraid the only alternative is being overly indulgent? With Positive Discipline, an encouragement model based on both kindness and firmness, you don't have to choose between these two extremes. Using these 49 Positive Discipline tools, honed and perfected after years of real-world research and feedback, you'll be able to work with your children instead of against them. The goal isn't perfection but providing you with the techniques you need to help your children develop the life and social skills you hope for them, such as respect for self and others, problem-solving ability, and self-regulation. The tenets of Positive Discipline consistently foster mutual respect so that any child--from a three-year-old toddler to a rebellious teenager--can learn creative cooperation and self-discipline without losing his or her dignity. In this new parenting guidebook, you'll find day-to-day exercises for parents to improve their parenting skills, along with success stories from parents worldwide who have benefited from the Positive Discipline philosophy. With training tools and personal examples from the authors, you will learn: · The "hidden belief" behind a child's misbehavior, and how to respond accordingly · The best way to focus on solutions instead of dwelling on the negative · How to encourage your child without pampering or praising · How to teach your child to make mistakes and follow through on agreements · How to foster creative thinking"--

Viral parenting : a guide to setting boundaries, building trust, and raising responsible kids in an online world by Mindy McKnight

"A guide to raising responsible, safe, and communicative kids in the digital world. From cell phone contracts, rules for earning an allowance, and creating a family mantra, this book teaches readers to solve problems before they happen"--

Parenting with love and logic : teaching children responsibility by Foster Cline

Who uses love and logic in their parenting? Parents, counselors, and teachers around the globe--even Bill and Melinda Gates have found the philosophy of Parenting with Love and Logic an important guide when raising their three children. Learn how to reel in your own emotions while teaching your children responsibility, establishing boundaries, and growing their character. Establish healthy control through easy-to-implement steps without anger, threats, nagging, or power struggles. Trusted by generations of parents, counselors, and teachers to lovingly raise responsible children, Parenting with Love and Logic includes solutions for dozens of specific topics like tantrums, managing screen time, and getting ready for school, all indexed for easy reference. Updated to help parents make important family decisions about the use of technology, including mobile phones and social media

Weird parenting wins : bathtub dining, family screams, and other hacks from the parenting trenches by Hillary Frank

"Unconventional--yet effective--parenting strategies, carefully curated by the creator of the popular podcast The Longest Shortest Time Some of the best parenting advice that Hillary Frank ever received did not come from parenting experts, but from friends and podcast listeners who acted on a whim, often in moments of desperation. These "weird parenting wins" were born of moments when the expert advice wasn't working, and instead of freaking out, these parents had a stroke of genius. For example, there'sthe dad who pig-snorted in his baby's ear to get her to stop crying, and the mom who made a "flat daddy" out of cardboard and sat it at the dinner table when her kids were missing their deployed military father. Every parent and kid is unique, and as weget to know our kids, we can figure out what makes them tick. Because this is an ongoing process, Weird Parenting Wins covers children of all ages, ranging in topics from "The Art of Getting Your Kid to Act Like a Person" (on hygiene, potty training, andmanners) to "The Art of Getting Your Kid to Tell You Things" (because eventually, they're going to be tight-lipped). You may find that someone else's weird parenting win works for you, or you might be inspired to try something new the next time you're stuck in a parenting rut. Or maybe you'll just get a good laugh out of the mom who got her kid to try beets because...it might turn her poop pink"--

Scaffold parenting : raising resilient, self-reliant, and secure kids in an age of anxiety by Harold S Koplewicz

"In Scaffold Parenting, world-renowned child psychiatrist Harold Koplewicz introduces the powerful new and clincially-tested idea that this deliberate build-up and then gradual loosening of parental support is the single most effective way to encourage kids to climb higher, try new things and grow from mistakes, and to develop character and strength. Offering the ten building blocks or "planks" of an effective scaffold--from laying a solid foundation and setting limits and minimizing cracks--he expertly guides parents through the strategies they need to raise empowered, capable kids while building parent-child bonds that will survive adolescence and grow stronger into adulthood"--
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