Parenting and Family

Book reviews on the subject of parenting and family.

    (Page 1 of 2)   
    « Prev
      
    1
      2  Next »
    5*Finding a Family

    5* Tools to create a positive home environment

    An excellent resource for parents to help guide them through their child's education

    5* Heart Wrenching and Honest!

    What is wrong with Will? Will is a typical six-year-old boy: he loves to tell "knock-knock jokes", collect bugs, and play with other kids. On most school days, Will goes to Nana Winnie's until his mom returns from work. Will enjoys having his Nana as a babysitter. Recently, Nana's cousin Perry has come to visit and suddenly Will no longer wants to go there. He starts having nightmares, acting out in school and wetting his bed. Will's parents are worried. What is wrong with Will? "Will the Courageous," by author Amy Barth, deals with important issues regarding sexual abuse that may arise in a young person's life.

    "Fighting CPS" chronicles thirteen months of agony and frustration suffered by the innocent Bonilla and Frontiera families as a result of Children's Protective Services removal of young James Bonilla from his parents. Most people are not prepared to navigate the maze of sometimes senseless procedures of a government agency that has too much power. The Frontiera and Bonilla story, and reports of several other cases across the country should be a wake-up call to a public unaware of how the state agencies charged with protecting the nation's children are failing. Author Deborah K. Frontiera issues a call to action to the pulic to change all levels of government to make necessary changes in these agencies.

    REPAIR for Toddlers by author Marjorie McKinnon utilizes the acroynm R.E.P.A.I.R. R.E.P.A.I.R is Recognition, Entry, Process, Awareness, Insight, and Rhythm. Enter a six-Stage program with your 2- to 6-year-old child to cross the "Bridge of Recovery" and make available a whole new world of hope: * Uncover and acknowledge feelings by discovering emotion. * Build self-esteem and optimism with the "Magic Mirror." * Discern healthy and unhealthy messages. * Learn special games to rebuild courage and optimism. * Reveal inner states with picture drawing.

    Here is a concrete, sequential method for teaching students of all ages how to multiply and divide in just 5 minutes. Math concepts can seem very abstract, but in just a short time, not only will this hands-on, multisensory method help students achieve a better understanding of mathematics, it will boost confidence and self esteem as well. "Multiply and Divide with Sticks and Steps®" by author Maureen Stearns is easy to learn, easy to teach, and so logical, it’s easy to remember. A valuable resource for all parents and educators to carry with them in their bag of tricks.

    "Love More, Feed Less" is a supportive guide to raising healthier kids. Beyond being just a cookbook or diet book, Randi Levin provides various tips to inspire kids to be more physically active and aware of what foods they put into their bodies. Experienced as a teacher and children’s counselor, Levin teaches parents how to motivate their children, how to overcome whining when children claim they are starving because they aren’t being fed junk food, and how to provide healthy recipes and appropriate serving sizes for the family. Parents will learn how to help their children avoid the stigma of obesity and the risk of developing diseases from being overweight. Alternative solutions are offered for children who cope emotionally by eating junk food, and guidelines are given to establish healthy eating habits.

    Life was great for Juli and Christi. Each sister was living their lives to the fullest; however, all that changed the split second their father collapsed, and died in Christi's arms. Both girls lives spiraled into darkness trying to cope with the loss of their father, yet, each sister managed to pull her life back together with the help of God and family. Juli and Christi tell their own story of dealing with their father's death from turning to medication to cope with the pain to immersing their lives in helping others cope. "Two Sisters' Journey," by authors Christi and Juli Rohan, is a unique look into the different stages of grief through acceptance.

    (Page 1 of 2)   
    « Prev
      
    1
      2  Next »