Parenting for a Peaceful World


Author: Robin Grille
Publisher: New Society Publishers
ISBN: 1550925814
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 500
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More than a parenting guide, this study of childhood is a powerful manual for social change.

Parenting for a Peaceful World


Author: Robin Grille
Publisher: New Society Publishers
ISBN: 1550924540
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 442
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Parenting for a Peaceful World is a fascinating look at how child-rearing customs have shaped societies and major world events. This completely updated and revised edition reveals how children adapt to and are influenced by different parenting styles and how safeguarding their emotional development is the key to creating a more peaceful, harmonious, and sustainable world. Author Robin Grille provides a wealth of practical advice for raising a well-adjusted child, including strategies for: Supporting your child's developing emotional intelligence Understanding how your childhood has influenced your own emotional make-up Helping you achieve your full parenting potential Parenting for a Peaceful World is for parents, child health professionals, teachers, and adults seeking to heal and grow. Robin Grille is an internationally renowned author, speaker, educator, psychologist, and psychotherapist specializing in child development, parenting issues, and family relationships.

Parenting for a Peaceful World


Author: Robin Grille
Publisher: New Society Publishers
ISBN: 1921004142
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 428
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More than a parenting guide, this study of childhood is a powerful manual for social change.

Positive Parenting for a Peaceful World

A Practical Guide for the First Twelve Years
Author: Ruth Tod,Janet Bloomfield
Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
ISBN: 9781856752367
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 143
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How do 9/11-era parents deal with the fearful, violent world where their children are growing up? Two experts in non-violence show how to practice established conflict resolution techniques with children from birth through adolescence. It starts with better awareness of our own needs and wants, with peaceful ways to meet them. Words that solve problems without arguments lead families into sharing, working, and playing together so that peace is a normal feature of daily life--including dealing effectively with bullies.

Parenting for Peace

Raising the Next Generation of Peacemakers
Author: Marcy Axness
Publisher: Sentient Publications
ISBN: 1591811767
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 443
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If we really want to change the world, let us raise a generation hardwired for peace and innovation from the very beginning. A child whose brain develops its capacity for self-regulation, self-reflection, trust, and empathy is a joy to parent. As an adult, this individual will have the heart to embrace and exemplify peace, the mind to innovate solutions to social and ecological challenges, and the will to enact them. Such a person is never a genetically predetermined given, but the result of dynamic interactions between genetics and environment, beginning before he or she is even born. Foundations for this level of health begin forming during the prenatal period, and some aspects of optimal development are influenced as early as conception. In the midst of our global human, economic and environmental crises, we have overlooked a profound means of cultivating a sustainable, peaceful future: the choices and attitudes with which we bring our children to life and shepherd them into adulthood. With compassion, good humour and engaging examples, this book points out fundamental missteps we have made through the ages, and explains why they're counter-productive. It gives straightforward guidelines using a unique 7-step/7-principle matrix for parents to foster their children's development in a vibrantly growth-oriented fashion, rather than a protection-oriented fashion. This is an essential guide for raising a generation of peacemakers.

Mindful Parenting

Simple and Powerful Solutions for Raising Creative, Engaged, Happy Kids in Today's Hectic World
Author: Kristen Race
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 125002031X
Category: FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS
Page: 272
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An expert in child, family and school psychology and the founder of Mindful Life presents a revolutionary approach to parenting that, rooted in the science of the brain and integrating cognitive neuroscience and child development, helps children feel happier, healthier, less anxious and less stressed. Original.

If the Buddha Had Kids

Raising Children to Create a More Peaceful World
Author: Charlotte Kasl
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101152095
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 320
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Zen and the art of raising children to make peace in the world . . . In this wise and insightful volume, Charlotte Kasl applies her signature blend of spiritual guidelines, exercises, and practical advice to a stage of life that leaves many of us searching for answers. If the Buddha Had Kids draws from Buddhist, Quaker, and other spiritual traditions to help parents raise children who value cooperation, compassion, and understanding, emphasizing that finding peace within a family is the first step toward creating a peaceful world. Beginning with creating a healthy bond with your child and moving through all stages of life, encouraging empathy, respect, fascination, and curiosity, Kasl explores the spiritual journey of parenting. She also draws on her decades of experience as a healer and practicing psychotherapist to tackle very practical concerns such as the roles of electronics, money, sexuality, and education, and what it means to find one’s voice. This lively book promises to bring inspiration, humor, and wisdom to the joys and struggles of raising children in our contemporary world, and will serve as an enlightening companion for all moms and dads. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Peaceful Parent, Happy Kids

How to Stop Yelling and Start Connecting
Author: Laura Markham
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101613629
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 304
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A groundbreaking guide to raising responsible, capable, happy kids Based on the latest research on brain development and extensive clinical experience with parents, Dr. Laura Markham’s approach is as simple as it is effective. Her message: Fostering emotional connection with your child creates real and lasting change. When you have that vital connection, you don’t need to threaten, nag, plead, bribe—or even punish. This remarkable guide will help parents better understand their own emotions—and get them in check—so they can parent with healthy limits, empathy, and clear communication to raise a self-disciplined child. Step-by-step examples give solutions and kid-tested phrasing for parents of toddlers right through the elementary years. If you’re tired of power struggles, tantrums, and searching for the right “consequence,” look no further. You’re about to discover the practical tools you need to transform your parenting in a positive, proven way.

Calms

A Guide to Soothing Your Baby
Author: Carrie Contey,Debby Takikawa,Debby Takikawa DC
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780976873525
Category: Child mental health
Page: 96
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A simple book to support parents to stay emotionally connected with their babies during challenging moments. Printed on recycled paper."This book is user-friendly and a little life-saver for Moms and Dads as they embark upon the grand journey of caring for their child. Easy to read - but make no mistake: this booklet is chock-a-block full of the most up-to-date, scientifically sound information and advice, and it will help you inject peace, harmony and pleasure into your relationship with your child. The beautiful and heart-warming family photos sprinkled throughout will keep you connected to our larger human family." ~Robin Grille, Author of Parenting for a Peaceful World

Parenting for Social Change


Author: Teresa Graham Brett
Publisher: Social Change Press
ISBN: 9780982951507
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 147
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Parenting for Social Change transforms the dominant view of childhood and challenges readers to move beyond control as a tool for ensuring children grow up to be healthy and responsible adults.

Heart-to-heart Parenting


Author: Robin Grille
Publisher: Robin Grille Press
ISBN: 9780646575452
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 309
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And essential book for parents, Heart to Heart Parenting is more than just a how-to book about raising happy and resilient children. Its focus is to create a joyous connection with your baby and toddler. Using techniques that are based on bonding rather than shaming, manipulation or punishment, Robin Grille introduces you to insightful and practical ways to benefit your child's emotional wellbeing and social development, including how to: - Build a quality relationship with your child - Trust your in-built parenting wisdom to understand your child's emotional needs - Look beneath the surface to support your child as they explore their world from conception to school age - Help them develop self esteem, their sense of autonomy or independence - Encourage them to take risks - Learn the benefits of meaningful attachment to parents and the social impact of wounds

What Your Pediatrician Doesn't Know Can Hurt Your Child

A More Natural Approach to Parenting
Author: Susan Markel
Publisher: BenBella Books
ISBN: 1935618105
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 292
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Questions the conventional wisdom of pediatricians and instead partners decision-based medicine with the best ideas of attachment parenting, emphasizing the importance of a parent's instincts in child rearing.

The Danish Way of Parenting

What the Happiest People in the World Know About Raising Confident, Capable Kids
Author: Jessica Joelle Alexander,Iben Sandahl
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101992972
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 208
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As seen in The Wall Street Journal--from free play to cozy together time, discover the parenting secrets of the happiest people in the world What makes Denmark the happiest country in the world--and how do Danish parents raise happy, confident, successful kids, year after year? This upbeat and practical book presents six essential principles, which spell out P-A-R-E-N-T: Play is essential for development and well-being. Authenticity fosters trust and an "inner compass." Reframing helps kids cope with setbacks and look on the bright side. Empathy allows us to act with kindness toward others. No ultimatums means no power struggles, lines in the sand, or resentment. Togetherness is a way to celebrate family time, on special occasions and every day. The Danes call this hygge--and it's a fun, cozy way to foster closeness. Preparing meals together, playing favorite games, and sharing other family traditions are all hygge. (Cell phones, bickering, and complaining are not!) With illuminating examples and simple yet powerful advice, The Danish Way of Parenting will help parents from all walks of life raise the happiest, most well-adjusted kids in the world. **As seen on Yahoo, Salon, MindBodyGreen, Parents, and more** **International bestseller -- translated into 20 languages**

The Attachment Parenting Book

A Commonsense Guide to Understanding and Nurturing Your Baby
Author: William Sears,Martha Sears
Publisher: Little, Brown
ISBN: 9780759526037
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 192
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Might you and your baby both sleep better if you shared a bed? How old is too old for breastfeeding? What is a father's role in nurturing a newborn? How does early attachment foster a child's eventual independence? Dr. Bill and Martha Sears -- the doctor-and-nurse, husband-and-wife team who coined the term "attachment parenting" -- answer these and many more questions in this practical, inspiring guide. Attachment parenting is a style of parenting that encourages a strong early attachment, and advocates parental responsiveness to babies' dependency needs. "The Attachment Parenting Book" clearly explains the six "Baby B's" that form the basis of this increasingly popular parenting style: Bonding, Breastfeeding, Babywearing, Bedding close to baby, Belief in the language value of baby's cry, Beware of baby trainers.Here's all the information you need to achieve your most important goals as a new parent: to know your child, to help your child feel right, and to enjoy parenting.

Peaceful Parent, Happy Siblings

How to Stop the Fighting and Raise Friends for Life
Author: Laura Markham
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0698151186
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 352
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Popular parenting expert Dr. Laura Markham, author of PEACEFUL PARENTS, HAPPY SIBLINGS, has garnered a large and loyal readership around the world, thanks to her simple, insightful approach that values the emotional bond between parent and child. As any parent of more than one child knows, though, it’s challenging for even the most engaged parent to maintain harmony and a strong connection when competition, tempers, and irritation run high. In this highly anticipated guide, Dr. Markham presents simple yet powerful ways to cut through the squabbling and foster a loving, supportive bond between siblings, while giving each child the vital connection that he or she needs. PEACEFUL PARENT, HAPPY SIBLINGS includes hands-on, research-based advice on: Creating deep connections with each one of your children, so that each truly believes that you couldn’t possibly love anyone else more. Fostering a loving family culture that encourages laughter and minimizes fighting Teaching your children healthy emotional self-management and conflict resolution skills—so that they can work things out with each other, get their own needs met and respect the needs of others Helping your kids forge a close lifelong sibling bond—as well as the relationship skills they will need for a life of healthy friendships, work relationships, and eventually their own family bonds. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Peaceful Parenting

10 Essential Principles
Author: Marianne Clyde
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 9781482687972
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 182
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Being an effective parent is not based in technique, but in who you are as a person. Marianne Clyde, Licensed Marriage and family Therapist teaches parents step by step how to be secure in who they are and thus transfer that confidence and power to their children. Based on 10 essential principles, simple to understand and live out, this book enables parents to focus on the child's needs and create a safe, secure space for the child to thrive. Learn to address conflict and defiance with wisdom and self assurance. Learn to hear the unspoken messages behind the behavior. Learn to focus on the positives, rather than the negatives, thus eliciting more cooperation and healthy responses from your kids! Learn to be mindful, peaceful and powerful in your parenting. Marianne will walk you through it simply and effectively. If you follow these principles, your home will be more respectful, more peaceful and more fun.

The Collapse of Parenting

How We Hurt Our Kids When We Treat Them Like Grown-Ups
Author: Leonard Sax
Publisher: Basic Books
ISBN: 0465073840
Category: Psychology
Page: 304
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In The Collapse of Parenting, physician, psychologist, and internationally acclaimed author Leonard Sax presents data documenting a dramatic decline in the achievement and psychological health of American children. Sax argues that rising levels of obesity, depression, and anxiety among young people—as well as the explosion in prescribing psychiatric medications to kids—can all be traced to parents letting their kids call the shots. Many parents are afraid of seeming too dictatorial and end up abdicating their authority rather than taking a stand with their own children. If kids refuse to eat anything green and demand pizza instead, some parents give in, inadvertently raising children who are more likely to become obese. If children are given smartphones and allowed to spend the bulk of their free time texting, playing video games, and surfing the Internet, they become increasingly reliant on peers and the media for guidance on how to live, rather than getting such guidance at home. And if they won't sit still in class or listen to adults, they're often prescribed medication, a quick fix that actually undermines their self-control. In short, Sax argues, parents are failing to prioritize the parent-child relationship and are allowing a child-peer dynamic to take precedence. The result is children who have no absolute standard of right and wrong, who lack discipline, and who look to their peers and the Internet for direction, instead of looking to their parents. But there is hope. Sax shows how parents can help their kids by reasserting their authority—by limiting time with screens, by encouraging better habits at the dinner table and at bedtime, and by teaching humility and perspective. Drawing on more than twenty-five years of experience as a family physician and psychologist, along with hundreds of interviews with children, parents, and teachers across the United States and around the world, Sax offers a blueprint parents can use to refresh and renew their relationships with their children to help their children thrive in an increasingly complicated world.

Nurturing with Love and Wisdom, Disciplining with Peace and Respect

A Mindful Guide to Parenting
Author: Diane Tillman
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 9781502529220
Category: Child rearing
Page: 330
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An amazing resource, the qualities of love, peace, respect and wisdom are embedded in this book, in guidelines on encouragement, listening, peace time, Us Time, building positive behavior, developing responsibility and discipline while dealing with practical realities such as homework and how to get the kids to handle squabbles respectfully and independently. Suggestions and activities are shared to help parents help children, from toddlers to teens, use values to handle their challenges as well as to deal with bullying and prevent drug use and sexual abuse. This book is unusual not only for the variety of important topics addressed, but for its mindful approach in building healthy emotional and social skills while strengthening loving family relationships. An enjoyable read that parents will return to as a resource again and again, Diane brings guiding principles to life with stories about children, parents and educators. Eight Sections - 34 Chapters Section One: The Importance of Values Two chapters offer a brief look at the effect of values and why teaching values is not as easy as it was decades ago when being a role model and sharing stories was often sufficient. Section Two: Nurturing with Love and Wisdom Seven chapters explore the importance of enjoying play and Us Time with children of all ages, the role of love, affection and attention, the uniqueness of each child, and practical guidelines for encouragement and building positive behaviors. Stories and examples of active listening give parents a wonderful way to help children accept and process their own emotions. Creating opportunities for children to be responsible is also addressed. Section Three: Disciplining with Peace and Respect Eight chapters explore values-based methods of guiding children, beginning with a discussion of "to cane or not to cane" and the dynamics of punishment. Practical steps are offered to implement peaceful effective timeouts, help children create positive alternatives, speak so children will listen, model desired behaviors, give choices, and use logical consequences to help children accept responsibility. A discussion of values is part of a four-step correction process when young people engage in wrong behavior. Section Four: Healthy Food for the Body and Mind Two chapters offer information on simple ways to provide a healthier diet and explore the use of humanizing versus dehumanizing video games and films. Section Five: Taking Care of You - the Parent Four chapters offer suggestions and research information to parents on nourishing the body, increasing happiness and nourishing the spirit, transforming negative mental habits, and mindful ways to keep love flowing with your partner and family. Section Six: Practicalities in Everyday Life Five chapters explore situations parents may encounter, such as when a child says "I Hate You" or is disrespectful, when there is resistance to doing homework, when there's change and children feel insecure, and steps to begin repairing a relationship. The chapter on when siblings squabble and fight includes how to teach conflict resolution while incorporating peace, respect and love in the process. Section Seven: Prevention and Intervention Five chapters include suggestions and practical activities to help parents help children learn to calm down, prevent drug use, and deal with bullying and social media. A chapter on preventing sexual abuse offers suggestions to parents as well as scripted conversations to help build children's awareness and protective social skills. The last chapter in this section is a step-by-step guide for families that have had a lot of anger in the home and wish to create more peace and harmony. Section Eight: Building Blocks of Values This chapter on the process of helping children explore and develop values, ties together information from previous sections while clarifying the process of how we can help each young person move toward his or her potential.

Parenting with Purpose

How to Raise Well-Behaved Children and Build a Strong Parent-Child Relationship
Author: Nina V. Garcia
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 9781517313272
Category:
Page: 130
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In this practical, eye-opening and action-oriented book, Nina Garcia explains how to use connection to raise well-behaved kids and strengthen your parent-child relationship. You'll learn: * How to diffuse and prevent tantrums and outbursts * How to better communicate with your child * Practical advice on structuring your day around routines * The secret to starting your day off right with your child * How to parent calmly and not lose your temper * And so much more... Maybe you're fed up with your child's outbursts and wonder how many tantrums are too many. Or you want to address his behavior with empathy and patience rather than through punishment. Perhaps you want to lessen fighting as well as equip your child with the skills to prevent arguments in the first place. You've tried time-outs. Counting to three before they're really in trouble. Maybe you've lost your temper. Except nothing is working, at least in the long run. You continue to butt heads-and you're exhausted with having to deal with yet another day of disciplining. And here's why: we've got this discipline thing all wrong. We assume discipline is about punishment, or we assume it's what we need to take away from them to curb misbehavior. We mistakenly believe that the main purpose of discipline is to stop tantrums and outbursts at all costs, as quickly as possible. Let's get to the real definition of discipline: discipline is teaching our kids. Because isn't that what parenting really is? Your job is to arm them with the skills they need and would serve them well in the future so they grow into kind adults who can regulate emotions or empathize with others. They'll be adults who treat others with respect and don't expect the world to bow down to their wishes. The kind of person you'd want your child to eventually grow up to be. With each outburst comes the opportunity to help them develop these skills. They learn more about their feelings and appropriate ways to express them. A child who can articulate "mad" can identify that emotion and use techniques to convey frustration. So that next time, there won't be a tantrum to get their point across but rather a more mature discussion or a different way to control their temper. And the best way to discipline is through connection. As ironic as it sounds, we need to connect with our kids when they're acting up. The times when they're most unpleasant are when they need us the most. Connection works to prevent outbursts as well as better handle them when they inevitably happen. This doesn't mean you'll be permissive. You still need to enforce limits and set boundaries. You won't let your child continue to jump on the couch or color on the walls when he's not allowed to. But you focus on what you want your child to learn from the incident rather than only making sure he doesn't do it again. Because yes, it's important your child stops coloring the walls. But it's equally important for him to develop the skills to communicate and make better decisions. You don't accept the behavior, but you are there to guide him through it. This book provides you with the tools you need to handle conflict as you see fit. What worked one day may not work the next. And what worked for your first child may be ineffective with your second. You don't have to get it "just right." Parenting with Purpose is for parents who want to raise their children using intention and mindfulness. Are you ready to raise well-behaved kids and strengthen your relationship with your child? Scroll to the top of the page and get your copy now.

Parenting Without Borders

Surprising Lessons Parents Around the World Can Teach Us
Author: Christine Gross-Loh
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1583335471
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 308
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Outlines recommended parenting strategies while identifying provocative disadvantages in typical American childhoods, drawing on child-rearing strategies from a range of cultures to cover topics ranging from co-sleeping and child resilience to academic achievement and self-esteem.