Author: Jonathan Hancock

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1444129430

Category: Education

Page: 224

View: 9208

Combining practical suggestions with the latest research and his own experience as a teacher, Jonathan Hancock reveals how to give your child the best possible start at school. Help them become able readers, confident with numbers, and give them the skills to shine both socially and academically through a series of fun games and simple exercises that all the family can enjoy. NOT GOT MUCH TIME? One, five and ten-minute introductions to key principles to get you started. AUTHOR INSIGHTS Lots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the author's many years of experience. TEST YOURSELF Tests in the book and online to keep track of your progress. EXTEND YOUR KNOWLEDGE Extra online articles at www.teachyourself.com to give you a richer understanding of how to help your child succeed at school. FIVE THINGS TO REMEMBER Quick refreshers to help you remember the key facts. TRY THIS Innovative exercises illustrate what you've learnt and how to use it.
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Author: Dominic Wyse

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 9780273714033

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 191

View: 1624

A practical, real-world guide helping parents help their children succeed at school. The book will inform and advise parents of children of all ages on how they can best support their child through the education system, maximising their confidence, academic abilities and all-round success.
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Author: Dee Reid,Diana Bentley

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1444134256

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 192

View: 8428

Help Your Child to Read: Teach Yourself shows you how to develop your child's skills and foster a love of books from an early age. From discovering the benefits of singing and rhyming together to learning letters and later helping them at school, it gives you all the practical advice you need to confidently help your child, whatever their age and reading ability. Teach Yourself - the world's leading learning brand - is relaunched in 2010 as a multi-platform experience that will keep you motivated to achieve your goals. Let our expert author guide you through this brand new edition, with personal insights, tips, energising self-tests and summaries throughout the book. Go online at www.teachyourself.com for tests, extension articles and a vibrant community of like-minded learners. And if you don't have much time, don't worry - every book gives you 1, 5 and 10-minute bites of learning to get you started. - Gives your child a head start - Shows you how to read with your baby - Explains how to teach basic letters - Shows you how to help them make progress at school
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Author: Pauline Lim

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1444129694

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 192

View: 1327

Pauline Lim has helped hundreds of women overcome problems with breastfeeding and in this book she gives you all the information and support you need. Focusing on the early days, she will show you how to overcome the initial problems, answer questions about soreness, colic and weight-gain, and give you the type of reassurance you can only get from a midwife with decades of experience. NOT GOT MUCH TIME? One, five and ten-minute introductions to key principles to get you started. AUTHOR INSIGHTS Lots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the author's many years of experience. TEST YOURSELF Tests in the book and online to keep track of your progress. EXTEND YOUR KNOWLEDGE Extra online articles at www.teachyourself.com to give you a richer understanding of breastfeeding. FIVE THINGS TO REMEMBER Quick refreshers to help you remember the key facts. TRY THIS Innovative exercises illustrate what you've learnt and how to use it.
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Author: John Rosemond

Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing

ISBN: 1449422322

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 192

View: 8087

For more than forty years and counting, family psychologist and best-selling author John Rosemond has been counseling parents about how to help children do their best in school. This new book draws on all of that knowledge and experience so that parents can set their kids on the path to success in education, even at age three. Dealing with common problems like how much and what kind of help to give with homework, what to do when a child misbehaves in school, and how to deal with academic performance that consistently falls below a child's ability level, Rosemond addresses every issue with time-tested advice and methods. Other books on schoolwork encourage lots of parental involvement. Not this one. Rosemond's approach will help parents disengage from homework and other hassles as they manage their children to even greater success in the classroom. Describing his behavior management strategies that are used by school systems all over the country, he writes with an entertaining, compelling style that will keep parents reading the valuable, helpful information in John Rosemond's Fail-Safe Formula for Helping Your Child Succeed in School, and the book promises to earn high marks for both parents and children.
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Warum Charakter wichtiger ist als Intelligenz

Author: Paul Tough

Publisher: Klett-Cotta

ISBN: 3608105891

Category: Psychology

Page: 380

View: 6000

Ein zentraler Aspekt von Toughs Untersuchung sind die Zukunftschancen von Kindern aus der unteren Skala der Gesellschaft. Wenn wir die richtigen Eigenschaften fördern, kann die soziale Schere geschlossen werden. Psychologen, Neurowissenschaftler und Ökonomen, die sich mit der Frage von Erfolg und Persönlichkeit beschäftigen, belegen: Charaktereigenschaften wie Ausdauer, Optimismus, Neugier, Mut und Gewissenhaftigkeit sind ausschlaggebend für späteren Erfolg. Aber wie kann man diese Eigenschaften fördern? Und warum sind sie so sichere Vorhersagemerkmale? Tough zeigt am Beispiel einer Brennpunktschule, wie die Förderung benachteiligter Schüler gelingt. Dieses kluge und provokante Buch wird den Leser fesseln – und es wird unser Verständnis von Kindheit, Schule und Ausbildung verändern.
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Author: Kenneth Shore

Publisher: National Professional Resources Inc./Dude Publishing

ISBN: 1935609181

Category: Education

Page: 4

View: 2106

"A key factor in students' success in school is a close working relationship between the most important authority figures in their life: parents and teachers. By building a partnership with your child's teacher based on mutual respect, open communication, and an understanding of each other's needs, you can help promote your child's school adjustment and address problematic issues as early as possible. This guide offers specific strategies you can use to create this kind of positive relationship with your child's teacher and make school a rewarding experience for all involved"--p.[1].
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Helping Your Kids Gain the Learning Skills They Won’t Get Taught in School

Author: Sid Jacobson

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 147599348X

Category: Education

Page: 360

View: 1373

Since the 1970’s, educators, psychologists and politicians have continually stressed the need to help children actually learn how to learn. This groundbreaking book is the first of its kind to do just that. Aimed at parents who want to start their kids off on the right track, this book is actually a step-by-step course to help you teach your kids how to learn. It’s filled with explanations, exercises, tips, check lists and guidelines to help you at every step in the process. Your kids won’t learn these things in school, because schools aren’t equipped to provide it. Here is your chance to make up for what’s missing in the classroom. You won’t find anything like it anywhere else. THIS BOOK IS GREAT! Sid has written what may be the definitive guide for parents (... and anyone else who works with children). He literally covers it all: how to prepare yourself, the most important things you need to pay attention to when you are working with children to help them succeed... -Joseph Riggio, Ph.D., Cognitive Scientist, author of The State of Perfection The frustration with learning can be greatly alleviated if we apply the principles and processes offered in this book. If you are a parent, teacher or have ever been a young frustrated learner, you will love this book.... -Judith DeLozier, Co-author of NLP II: The Next Generation In a remarkably practical and engaging way, Sid Jacobson offers helpful and unique suggestions for how to help kids to fall in love with ‘learning to learn’. It is clear that Sid is sharing a passion that he has developed for many years. I highly recommend this book! -Stephen Gilligan, Ph.D., Psychologist, author of The Courage To Love
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Author: John Gasson

Publisher: Warwick Pub

ISBN: 9781895629521

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 208

View: 8452

Presented in a question and answer format, provides advice to parents on building positive working relationships with both their children and teachers.
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Increasing Your Child’s Success In School

Author: Bobbi Sullivan

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1456847473

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 191

View: 1867

Each day across the nation, thousands of children enter into school situations for which they are not prepared. Parents have questions and concerns and are at a loss to know how to help their children achieve to their highest potential. Contained within each chapter of this book are ideas and behavior suggestions that empower parents to take the initiative to mold and monitor their child’s experience. However, when the school district does not seem to be addressing the child’s needs, sections of this book indicate the proper methods of when and how to access those special services that are, by federal law, the child’s legal right.
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Real-World Antidotes to Feel-Good Education

Author: Charles J. Sykes

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 1466831278

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 192

View: 2725

Charles J. Sykes offers fifty life lessons not included in the self-esteem-laden, reality-light curriculum of most schools. Here are truths about what kids will encounter in the world post-schooling, and ideas for how parents can reclaim lost ground---not with pep talks and touchy-feely negotiations, but with honesty and respect. Sykes's rules are frank, funny, and tough minded, including: #1 Life is not fair. Get used to it. #7 If you think your teacher is tough, wait until you get a boss. He doesn't have tenure, so he tends to be a bit edgier. When you screw up, he's not going to ask you how you FEEL about it. #15 Flipping burgers is not beneath your dignity. Your grandparents had a different word for burger flipping. They called it "opportunity." #42 Change the oil. #43 Don't let the success of others depress you. #48 Tell yourself the story of your life. Have a point. Each rule is explored with wise, pithy examples that parents, grandparents, and teachers can use to help children help themselves succeed---in school and out of it. A few rules kids won't learn in school: #9 Your school may have done away with winners and losers. Life hasn't. #14 Looking like a slut does not empower you. #29 Learn to deal with hypocrisy. #32 Television is not real life. #38 Look people in the eye when you meet them. #47 You are not perfect, and you don't have to be. #50 Enjoy this while you can.
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A How-To Guide for the Beginning Music Teacher

Author: Cheryl Baker

Publisher: Made For Success Publishing

ISBN: 1613396651

Category: Music

Page: 100

View: 4570

Finally, a “how to” book for music teachers New to teaching music and struggling to get your room set up? Frustrated after a year of trial and error? Starting to burn out and need some new ideas to infuse excitement into your programs? Look no further! Help is on the way! Did you know that 3 out of 5 teachers quit during their first five years of teaching? Why? They feel disconnected and under-supported. Lessons from the Music Room provides both support AND connection for the new (and veteran) music teacher. Discover the secrets to teaching music that your professors left out! It’s like you are sitting down with your mentor teacher sharing time saving tips and useful ideas. An incredibly valuable resource for all music teachers! In this book you will: • Discover practical tips on everything from the first day to the end-of-year performance • Find insightful ideas for planning your lessons • Read to Inspiring stories to assist in overcoming behavior issues • Gain sage advice on working with administration and colleagues • Find loads of downloadable forms for nearly every situation • Learn to reduce stress and have more fun • Unlock the secrets to becoming a super-star teacher! Even if you’ve been teaching for a while, there are strategies for the experienced teacher that will transform your music program at your school! The students will love you! Your administrator will beam! Your parents will give you rave reviews! With 28 years of classroom tested experience, these gems of advice and proven strategies, will prepare you to hit the ground running on the first day of school.
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Author: S. Renee Smith,Vivian Harte

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118967100

Category: Self-Help

Page: 384

View: 5977

Boost your self-esteem and truly believe that you are perfectlyawesome Looking to get your hands on some more self-esteem? You're notalone. Thankfully, Self-Esteem For Dummies presents clear,innovative, and compassionate methods that help you identify thecauses of low self-esteem—as well the lowdown on theconsequences. Packed with trusted, hands-on advice to help youimprove your overall self-worth, Self-Esteem For Dummiesarms you with the proven tools and techniques for learning how tothink and behave with more self-assurance at work, in socialsituations, and even in relationships. Self-esteem is shaped by your thoughts, relationships, andexperiences. When you were growing up, your successes, failures,and how you were treated by your family, teachers, coaches,religious authorities, and peers determined how you feel aboutyourself. But you can shift your thinking and reclaim yourself-worth with the help of Self-Esteem For Dummies. Helps you understand the ranges of self-esteem and the benefitsof promoting self-esteem Arms you with the tools to learn how to think and behave withmore self-assurance Covers the importance of mental wellbeing, assertiveness,resilience, and more Shows you how to improve your self-image, increase personalpower, and feel better about yourself If you're looking to boost your sense of self-worth,Self-Esteem For Dummies sets you on the path to a moreconfident, awesome you.
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Author: Robert Frank, Ph.D.

Publisher: Rodale

ISBN: 9781579545789

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 288

View: 7764

An educational psychologist and family therapist draws on his own experiences as a dyslexic to help parents understand their own dyslexic child and their fears, frustrations, and goals, explaining how to help alleviate children's pain with the help of special exercises designed to stimulate a child's ability to think and helpful advice on dealing with dyslexia in a positive way. 17,500 first printing.
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Helping Your Child Succeed on the Ketogenic Diet

Author: Deborah Ann Snyder, DO

Publisher: Demos Medical Publishing

ISBN: 9781934559628

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 152

View: 5522

For more than half of all children with epilepsy, the only reliable way to control seizures is the ketogenic diet, a rigid, mathematically calculated, doctor-supervised regimen that is high in fat and low in carbohydrate and protein, and strictly limits both calories and liquid intake. In Keto Kid: Helping Your Child Succeed on the Ketogenic Diet, Deborah Snyder, a family physician and mother of a four-year-old, keto kid, provides compassionate advice for parents transitioning to a lifestyle where one extra bite of food can have serious repercussions on a child's health. This unique book gives readers all the facts about the day-to-day management of the diet, while communicating the emotional struggle encountered by children when they mourn the loss of their favorite foods, and must learn rigid self-denial at a very young age. Topics covered include: Recipes for keto-friendly meals, and tips for making this limited diet more interesting Managing deeply food-oriented occasions like holidays and parties Time-saving strategies, such as pre-weighing and freezing meals Dealing with the emotional loss of a child's favorite foods A day-by-day account of life on the ketogenic diet, in diary form And much more! Snyder is calm, direct, and above all, hopeful. Keto Kid is a practical guide that will enable families to successfully master the ketogenic diet, while making the experience as pleasant as possible for both child and parent.
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How You Can Help Your Child with Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) and Other Behavioral Disorders

Author: Don Mordasini

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317789040

Category: Education

Page: 260

View: 4977

How can you help the ADD child in your life? Attention deficit disorder (ADD) is one of the most discussed yet least understood childhood disorders today. Here is a book that delivers the answers people are looking for! Wild Child explains the symptoms, thinking patterns, and behavior of children and adolescents with ADD in terms that are understandable by parents and grandparents, yet relevant to the professionals who deal with these children. It outlines specific strategies that you can use to cope with the vast array of behavior, hyperactivity, and inattention problems experienced by children with ADD. The concepts outlined in Wild Child will show you how to bond more closely with children who tend to alienate them, and help children feel better about themselves, aiding them in their quest to master their specific challenges. Because this book is written from the inside, explaining what the symptoms feel like from the perspective of someone with ADD as well as from the perspective of someone with an ADD child, readers will easily identify with the author. This valuable book will help you and the ADD child in your life by helping you to: build your personal confidence in dealing with ADD children and teens through knowledge and understanding deal with specific problems in your family or patients build esteem and sound emotional infrastructures in ADD children and empower them to take control of their lives Wild Child features: tables and motivational charts that illustrate how to work with an ADD child checklists that adults can use if the suggested interventions fail with a particular child ADD is truly a hidden disability, and the children suffering with it are usually labeled wild, crazy, or stupid. This, of course, leads to low self-esteem and underachievement, but Wild Child stresses that new learning can and does take place when proper motivators are applied. This book provides concrete advice regarding what those motivators are and how and when to use them. Teaching adults to empower the children in their care is an important part of Wild Child. Without appropriate intervention, children with ADD frequently end up chemically addicted or in trouble with the law. This book can help prevent these things from occurring. This is a valuable resource for everyone who knows a child with ADD.
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