Cape Breton Regional Library
·Check out some of these parenting books which have been recently added to the library collection.
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Ramped-Up Read Aloud
Maria Walther shares two-page read-aloud experiences for 101 picture books that tune you into what to notice, say, and wonder in order to bolster children's literacy exponentially. A first-grade teacher for decades, Maria is a master of "strategic savoring." Her lesson design efficiently sparks instructional conversations around each book's cover illustration, enriching vocabulary words, literary lang
This book of resource materials for parents of elementary and middle school children is not intended to replace or a substitute for the standard curriculum of the grades. It offers parents resources that promote and engage children's thinking - critical thinking tools that can serve children at whatever grade level and give them a leg up to deal with whatever they will face. This book is a valuable asset to parents and caregivers that will provide some much needed help and information..
Hunt, Gather, Parent
An NPR Science Desk correspondent challenges the misleading child-rearing practices commonly recommended to parents, outlining alternatives grounded in international ancestral traditions that are being used effectively throughout the modern world.
Sometimes I'm Anxious
This practical guide combines proven cognitive-behavioral therapy methods used by child psychologists in schools with simple activities to help your child overcome anxiety. It's perfect for children ages 8 to 12 because a lot happens in these years that can impact a child's emotional well-being, not just now but for years to come.
Believing In Me
This practical guide combines proven cognitive-behavioral therapy methods with simple activities to help your child grow their self-esteem. It's perfect for children ages 8 to 12 because a lot happens in these years that can impact a child's sense of self-worth, not just now but for years to come. Your child will be guided through fun and engaging activities interspersed with useful tips, inspirational statements, and practical information for parents.
Breaking Free of Child Anxiety and OCD
If you are the parent of a child with anxiety or obsessive-compulsive problems, it is my hope that by following the steps described in these pages, you will be able to significantly reduce your child's anxiety and improve their quality of life. The steps laid out in this book are a systematic treatment approach that has been tested in clinical trials and found to be very effective. The name of the treatment program is SPACE, which stands for Supportive Parenting for Anxious Childhood Emotions.
Raising Your Spirited Baby
Spirited infants are the exceptions to the "rules." They are genetically wired to be alert and intense. Raising them takes special skills and patient perseverance. Here, parenting expert Mary Sheedy Kurcinka offers her findings in the fields of neuroscience, sleep, temperament, self-regulation, attachment, and parent-child interactions, and shares what she has learned from hands-on experiences with families to bring this much-needed perspective to the parenting of babies under 18 months of age.
An Extra Dash of Love
A celebration of Down syndrome from parents, grandparents, siblings, coaches, teachers, classmates and many more who feel so fortunate to have such beautiful people in their lives. The letters, poems and artwork came from New Brunswick, across Canada, the US and even Australia. With a forward by Natalie MacMaster, this book would make a special gift for new parents to let them know life will be amazing.
Eat, Sleep, Save the World
Eat, Sleep, Save the World is the rallying voice for the parenting special needs community. It highlights the exceptional qualities God has gifted you with, so that you can take care of your exceptional children. It is a celebration, a hallelujah, a high five for what you are doing right. And it offers peace in God for what you feel you lack. With a mixture of humor, honesty, and hope, Jamie Sumner brings comfort to other parents like herself who need to hear that message.
Parent's Guide to Down Syndrome
The authors share their experience and guide you through life with DS with expert advice from diagnosis to adulthood. They teach you ways to support your child through major milestones; nurture their development; and ensure that they succeed behaviorally, socially, and cognitively. Also find valuable information on: sharing the news with loved ones, transitioning into primary school, developing your child's social skills, discussing future opportunities, including employment and housing options.
It's OK to Go Up the Slide
Heather Shumaker offers broader guidance on how parents can control their own fears and move from an overscheduled life to one of more free play. Parenting can too often be reduced to shuttling kids between enrichment classes, but Shumaker challenges parents to reevaluate how they're spending their precious family time. This book helps parents help their kids develop important life skills in an age-appropriate way.
How to stop Losing Your Sh*t With Your Kids
Drawing on evidence-based practices, here is an insight-packed and tip-filled plan for how to stop the parental meltdowns. Its compassionate, pragmatic approach will help readers feel less ashamed and more empowered to get their, ahem, act together instead of losing it.
Why Will No One Play With Me?
Why Will No One Play with Me? is a groundbreaking program that has helped thousands of children struggling with social skills to make friends, find acceptance, and have a happy childhood. Caroline Maguire has worked with thousands of families dealing with chronic social dilemmas, ranging from shyness to aggression to ADHD, and more. Here she shares her decade-in-the-making protocol--The Play Better Plan-- to help parents coach children to connect with others and make friends.
Fathers and Daughters
Exploring a father's role in his daughter's life from a daughter's perspective as well as the father's, Madonna King examines the key issues that arise to help families navigate the sometimes very difficult moments. This essential and insightful book reveals why daughters turn against their fathers, teen rebellion, discipline, sexual education, the impact of broken families, how much influence a father can/should have and what you can do to repair a broken relationship.
How to Raise Perfectly Imperfect Kids
In How to Raise Perfectly Imperfect Kids and Be OK with It, humorist Lisa Sugarman takes her humanistic approach to parenting Gen Z kids and tells it like it is. Sugarman reminds parents that it's okay (and beneficial) for children to confront obstacles, it's okay if your children are not perfect, and it's okay to say "No." The goal is not to raise perfect children; the goal is to raise kind, responsible adults, and it's a process, and mistakes and problems lead to lessons.
Availability: Parenting right from the start : laying a healthy foundation in the baby and toddler years / Dr. Vanessa Lapointe, R. Psych. ; foreword by Shefali Tsabary, PhD.
Parents naturally want to do what's best for their kids, but they often struggle to know what that is. The latest scientific research indicates that it is through a strong and stable sense of connection to their parents that children learn how to regulate their emotions, master social skills, and develop a sense of identity. Dr. Vanessa Lapointe shows us that parents can choose the kind of parent they want to be.
Availability: Rooted, resilient, and ready : empowering teen girls as they grow / Lindsay Sealey ; foreword by Shelby Rowland.
Today's teen girls face pressures such as an increase in mental health concerns, mounting demands to be both beautiful and successful, and addiction to social media and the approval of others, all of which can result in a damaging decline in personal satisfaction and self-esteem. The book guides parents through a 3-part approach to a happier, healthier teen and encourages them to nurture their teen's development and guide their teen girls even though they may often feel out of step with them.
Availability: Freeing your child from negative thinking : powerful, practical strategies to build a lifetime of resilience, flexibility, and happiness -- from toddlers to teens / Tamar E. Chansky.
If unaddressed at the early stages, negative thinking can become the gateway to depression and more serious mental health issues. Habitual negative thinking creates chronic or occasional emotional hurdles and impedes optimism, flexibility, and happiness. In Freeing Your Child from Negative Thinking, Dr. Chansky provides parents, caregivers, and clinicians with clear, concise, and compassionate guidance in equipping children and teens to overcome negativity.
Availability: Jim Trelease's Read-aloud handbook / edited and revised by Cyndi Giorgis.
Recommended by "Dear Abby" upon its first publication in 1982, millions of parents and educators have turned to Jim Trelease's beloved classic for more than three decades to help countless children become avid readers through awakening their imaginations and improving their language skills. Jim Trelease's Read-Aloud Handbook, edited and updated by education specialist Cyndi Giorgis, discusses the benefits, the rewards, and the importance of reading aloud to children of a new generation.
Availability: Raising a rare girl : a memoir / Heather Lanier.
The author's daughter was born with a very rare genetic syndrome and faced a daunting prognosis: she would be a fraction of normal size, have innumerable physical and mental difficulties and likely a shortened lifespan. Now, at age eight she is attending standard public school classes. Loving Fiona opens Lanier up to new understandings of what it means to be human, what it takes to be a mother, and above all, the wonder that comes from embracing the unique life of her rare girl.
Availability: When a parent is sick : helping parents explain serious illness to children / Joan Hamilton.
This book provides parents and caregivers with suggestions on how to approach children with the information that their parent is seriously ill, including when a parent dies. There are lots of examples of how and what to say to children and teens. The author reviews a child's understanding and response to serious illness at different stages of development. She provides suggestions of how adults may help children cope with the daily disruptions the illness has created.
Availability: And then they stopped talking to me : making sense of middle school / Judith Warner.
Characterized by a perfect storm of developmental changes-physical, psychological, and social-the middle-school years are a time of great distress for parents and children alike, marked by hurt, isolation, exclusion, competition, anxiety, and often outright cruelty. Part intellectual investigation and part call to action, this timely book unpacks one of life's most formative periods and shows how we can help our children not only survive it, but thrive.
Availability: Healing the heart : helping your child thrive after trauma / Christine Fonseca.
Trauma permeates our families, and no one is immune to its impact. Natural disasters, community and institutional violence, adverse childhood experiences- these events impact the developing brains and bodies of our youth. This book for parents combines the research on adverse childhood experiences and other traumatic events, positive psychology, and resilience to provide parents with specific tools to help heal their trauma-impacted children move from surviving to thriving.
Availability: Start here : a parent's guide to helping children and teens through mental health challenges / Pier Bryden, MD, and Peter Szatmari, MD.
As parents, we worry about our children--about their physical health, performance at school, the types of friends they have, and of course, their mental health. Peter Szatmari and Pier Bryden, two top child and adolescent psychiatrists break down the stigma of mental health illness and walk parents through the warning signs, risk factors, prevention strategies, and the process of diagnosis and treatment for mental health challenges. Wellness is a continuum, and there is a lot parents can do.
Availability: The orchid and the dandelion : why some children struggle and how all can thrive / W. Thomas Boyce, MD.
From one of the world's foremost researchers and pioneers of pediatric health--a book that offers hope and a pathway to success for parents, teachers, psychologists, pyschiatrists, and child development experts coping with "difficult" children. A book that fully explores the author's revolutionary discovery about childhood development, parenting, and the key to helping all children find happiness and success.