How to Parent So Children Will Learn: Strategies for Raising Happy, Achieving Children / Edition 3

How to Parent So Children Will Learn: Strategies for Raising Happy, Achieving Children / Edition 3

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by Sylvia B. Rimm, Harry Trumbore
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0910707863

ISBN-13: 9780910707862

Pub. Date: 04/28/2008

Publisher: Great Potential Press, Inc.

Dr. Rimm gives realistic, compassionate, no-nonsense yet easy-to-follow advice for raising happy, secure, and productive children from preschool to college. This survival manual contains practical advice and parent pointers, step-by-step examples, and sample dialogue.

Dr. Rimm tells parents how to: Parent with a united front, Work with teachers and schools,

Overview

Dr. Rimm gives realistic, compassionate, no-nonsense yet easy-to-follow advice for raising happy, secure, and productive children from preschool to college. This survival manual contains practical advice and parent pointers, step-by-step examples, and sample dialogue.

Dr. Rimm tells parents how to: Parent with a united front, Work with teachers and schools, Encourage learning and creativity, Guide children toward good study habits, Solve homework struggles, Help children improve test-taking skills, Set limits for children, Select appropriate rewards and punishments, Handle sibling rivalry, Decrease arguments and power struggles, Encourage independence without overempowering children.

About the Author:
Sylvia Rimm, Ph.D., is a best-selling author who has appeared regularly on NBC's Today show. She is director of the Family Achievement Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio, and is a clinical professor at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780910707862
Publisher:
Great Potential Press, Inc.
Publication date:
04/28/2008
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
318
Sales rank:
890,632
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents


Acknowledgments     xi
Preface     xiii
Introduction     xv
How to Get the Most out of This Book     xvii
Empowering Your Children with the V of Love     1
Praise     3
Too Much Praise, Too Much of a Good Thing     3
The Referential Speaking Effect     6
Empower Your Child with the Power to Be a Child     10
Directions of Power: Dependence and Dominance     14
Why Do We Overempower? How Do Children Think?     22
Take-Charge Techniques for Parents     27
What about Genetics?     49
Questions and Answers     50
United Parenting     71
Parent Rivalry     72
Why Do We Sabotage?     94
Abuse: When There Can't Be a United Front     95
When Parents Love Their Children but Not Each Other     97
Adoption and Foster Parenting: Can There Be a United Front?     103
Maintaining a United Front with Relatives     106
Maintaining a United Front with Childcare Givers, Nannies, and Other Important People     112
Sibling Rivalry     113
Rivalry between Parent and Same-Gender Child     117
The Parent-Teacher United Front     118
Exceptions to the Parent-Teacher United Front     123
The Teacher-Parent United Front     126
Questions and Answers     127
Teaching Habits that Encourage Learning     151
Homework and Study     151
Motivating Children to Study More     160
How-to-Study Hints     161
Anxieties and Disabilities     175
Morning, Noon, and Night     194
Chores and Work     202
Practice in the Arts     205
Why Do We Do It? Why Do We Nag?     207
The Communication Habit     208
Fun and Games     209
Questions and Answers     211
Setting Positive Expectations     231
How to Model Achievement     231
When Parents Are Immigrants     241
When Parents Can't Control the Role Models- Or Can They?     243
Placing Yourself and/or Your Spouse Back on a Pedestal     251
Setting Expectations     252
Intrinsic Learning     281
Questions and Answers     282
NASP Position Statement on Students with Attention Problems     299
Resources for Parents     303
Organizations, Associations and Websites     303
DVDs for Parents and Educators     304
Learning Leads Q-Cards     305
Course     305
Miscellaneous     305
Additional Reading for Parents     307
References     309
Endnotes     311
Index     313

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