With thematic further reading stretching across the social sciences, Research Methods: The Key Concepts will help readers develop a firm understanding of the rationale and principles behind key research methods, and is a must-have for new researchers at all levels, from undergraduate to postgraduate and beyond.
For parents, nurturing their teens to become healthy, well-adjusted adults seems more challenging now than ever before. There are many pressures for kids to grow up faster than they should. Here, renowned adolescent medicine specialist Kenneth Ginsburg, M.D., and award-winning journalist Susan FitzGerald offer parents a practical, thoughtful strategy for guiding children through all the turning points on the way to adulthood - the "whens" and "hows" of adolescence.
Letting Go with Live and Confidence helps parents achieve five goals:
Manage Their Own Emotions. Many parents are conflicted about their teens growing up. The desire to keep things the way they've always been may get in the way of wise parental decisions. This book addresses the emotional turmoil that surrounds letting go, and urges parents to care for themselves, so they can better care for their children.
Reduce Conflict Around the Whens. It's the everyday "When can I?" questions that trigger many struggles. Parents will learn to turn potential sources of conflict into opportunities for growth as they consider 18 scenarios, including When is my child ready to stay home alone? Get a cell phone? Manage money? Date? Drive?
Minimize Anxiety Over the Hows. Certain subjects are tough to talk about and the stakes in these conversations are high. How in the world do you talk about sex? Drugs? Peer pressure? Parents will learn how to approach critical topics with honesty and clarity, increasing the chances that they'll actually be heard.
Gain Confidence To Make the Right Decisions. Parents reading this book will be better prepared to make decisions because they'll have a strategy to apply to each situation and gain new insight into their child's developmental needs.
Understand That Nurturing Independence Is An Act of Love. The ultimate goal of parenting is to produce a well-adjusted adult. When teens understand that their parents support their independence, they're less likely to rebel. As importantly, when independence is not a battle, families can move toward lifelong interdependence.
Letting Go with Live and Confidence is filled with the latest findings on successful parenting and is infused with Dr. Ginsburg's expert advice on how to build resilience in teens. This comprehensive volume also contains stories from real parents from diverse backgrounds who have faced the challenges of raising teens. Empowering and groundbreaking, this book is a one-stop resource to parenting teens in the twenty-first century.
1. Never, ever stick your head out the window of the car to yell, "Here I am over here" to your child even it's pouring down rain.
2. Never ask your child how was school, it will always be awful.
3. Remember you as a parent have now lost several IQ points according to your teen. Another words your not very smart.
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Sometimes the task of parenting seems overwhelming. At others it provides great fulfilment and joy. It is always unpredictable; the challenges are forever changing and much of what we might have learned from our own parents seems quite irrelevant now. Parenting is not learned by instinct; it requires many complex skills. Parents have responsibility for the physical, emotional, social, sexual, behavioural, educational, creative and spiritual development of their children, and at the same time they must love them unconditionally.
Tony Humphreys recognises the many and varied challenges faced by parents today. In All About Children, he provides an invaluable resource for parents by taking the questions they most frequently ask and providing thoughtful and comprehensive answers. He begins by pointing out that in order to develop parenting skills, each parent must first understand themselves and be prepared to continually update their knowledge as the needs of their children alter as they grow older. He goes on to deal with the practical aspects of everyday parenting skills and then looks at different aspects of challenging behaviour, both by children and parents. The book concludes with a chapter on learning and education, two core concerns of every parent.
In a helpful question-and-answer format, All About Children provides today’s parents with not only the vital information they require but also points out the skills they need to carry out their demanding task effectively.All About Children: Table of ContentsIntroductionWhere does parenting begin?What roles do parents need to play?What are the skills needed for everyday parenting?How can parents best respond to children’s challenging behaviours?How can parents resolve their own challenging behaviours?How can parents prepare children for living their lives fully?
Full of expert advice tempered by first-hand experience of modern parenthood, Cop On is the perfect book to help you navigate the uncharted territories of modern parenthood. From the best way to supervise your children’s internet usage to communication in the age of Web 2.0, Cop On will show you how to not only survive today’s challenges but to raise children who thrive on them.
Colman Noctor, an experienced child and adolescent psychologist and, more importantly, a parent himself, takes a realistic, grounded and sensible approach to the pressures of parenting in the modern world: from sky-high academic expectations to crowded extracurricular schedules to the rapid growth of social media and digital technology, each has taken its toll on family life, making it difficult to foster a nurturing and calm environment at home.
In Cop On, Colman Noctor, who has spent his professional life managing the ill-effects of anxiety in children and adolescents, identifies the key to negotiating these challenges as better communication and, more importantly, learning to see yourself through your child’s eyes.
His honest, direct and practical insights will help you:Identify and ease the sources of anxiety in your household routineLearn the real value of encouraging self-worth, problem solving, emotional intelligence and ‘cop on’ in your childrenDifferentiate between parenting wants and parenting needsUnderstand modern-day parenting phenomena like the GAA Tiger Mom, the M50 Parent, Trampoline Trauma and Grandparenting ParentingBy focusing on the quality of ‘cop on’, Noctor will help you raise your children with the grit and good judgment to cope with whatever challenges come their way, no matter what the future holds.
Whether you know it or not, if you're a dad, you’e a hero— that's the message of bestselling author and pediatrician Meg Meeker.
Even if you're struggling with all the demands of fatherhood, let Dr. Meeker reassure you: every man has it within him to be the hero father his children need. With simple step-by-step instructions and drawing on long experience—including her work with the NFL's Fatherhood Initiative—Dr. Meeker shows you how to be the father you want to be and your children need you to be.
Discover why fathers are even more important to their children than their mothers are; why your children want you to be their hero—even if their relationship with you has been strained or distant; and secrets that can help divorced dads, widowed dads, and stepfathers maintain—or rebuild—a strong relationship with their children
As Dr. Meeker writes, "If you want what is best for your children—if you want what is best for you—you should strive to be a hero father. In this book, I hope to show you how."
Dr. McKinnon writes about how parents need to recognize their children as individuals, with their own feelings and opinions, as they start to establish their separate identities as young people and begin to negotiate their way through high school and beyond. He also makes clear that parents must continue to establish limits. These allow children to flourish and further their goals within boundaries that enable them to learn the consequences of their actions (both good and bad), thus providing a fundamental lesson of being an adult. The book explains that parental recognition and limit-setting work together to promote maturity.
Packed with examples and sensible and practical advice for parents of pre-teens and teenagers, To Change a Mind is an essential guidebook for parents seeking to make their lives--and the lives of their children--richer and more fulfilling, as the family navigates together the potentially treacherous seas of adolescence.
Coverage is balanced between internalizing behaviors, traditionally considered to be more common among females, and externalizing ones, more common among males. The book's detailed review of findings includes several major longitudinal studies of normative and clinical populations, and the possibility of early maturation as a risk factor for pathology is discussed in depth. Contributors not only emphasize "what works" in intervention and prevention but also identify emerging issues in assessment and treatment. An especially powerful concluding chapter raises serious questions about how individuals in the healing professions perceive their mission, and their clients. Although the studies are from one country—Sweden—the situations, and their potential for successful intervention, transcend national boundaries, including:
• Adolescent and adult implications of pubertal timing.
• Eating disorders and self-esteem.
• Prevention of depressive symptoms.
• Understanding violence in girls with substance problems.
• Lifespan continuity in female aggression and violence.
• A life-course perspective in girls' criminality.
With insights beyond the beaten path, Girls at Risk provides a wealth of information for researchers, clinicians and related professionals, and graduate students in child and school psychology; psychiatry; education; social work; psychotherapy and counseling; and public health.
Here, a seasoned psychologist uses the expertise he’s attained through decades of clinical practice to provide parents with a practical and realistic approach to dealing with young children in order to extinguish negative behaviors and forge a stronger and more loving bond between parent and child. Using stories from his practice, coupled with the received knowledge of his field, he explores those actions and behaviors that result in more disciplined children, and happier families.
Part one includes specific instruction on building a secure foundation of rules, discipline methods, communication skills, conflict resolution skills, and reinforcers for positive, desired behavior. Part two focuses on problem behaviors and what to do about them. Millions of parents of young children around the world crave detailed, specific, behavioral interventions that can be easily understood and applied to ensure great parenting success. They will find a good start in these pages.
An important feature of the book is that it takes an extended view of the early years of a teaching career, looking beyond the short term 'What am I going to teach this class next week, or next lesson, or even right now?'. Next Steps in Teaching also presents interviews with new teachers that will help to show how others have been through similar experiences and came out as confident teachers.
Contains simple examples and exercises that gradually introduce the reader to the essentials of good programming.
Assumes no prior programming experience.
Accompanied by exercises at the end of each chapter and offers all the code on the companion website: http://www.u.arizona.edu/~hammond
Using IT effectively continues to be a problem for many teachers, and there is still a long way to go toward organising this properly. The book takes a thorough look at IT in the school, discussing and examining issues such as:
* IT and the National Curriculum
* foreign language teaching
* differing curricular needs
* opportunities and constraints of groupwork
* talking books and primary reading
* ways in which multimedia supports readers.
The book also looks at some of the more philosophical issues such as the implications of home-computers and the limits of independent learning, and the notion of "edutainment" - the relationship of motivation and enjoyment to learning.
Finally, the book makes comparisons across the curriculum and between primary and secondary sectors and raises questions about the future of IT in schools, arguing that teachers should make a significant contribution to decisions about future development.