The Awakened Family

How to Raise Empowered, Resilient, and Conscious Children
Author: Shefali Tsabary
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0399563970
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 368
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"New from the New York Times bestselling author of The Conscious Parent comes a radically transformative plan that shows parents how to raise children to be their best, truest selves, "--Amazon.com.

The Conscious Parent


Author: Shefali Tsabary
Publisher: Hodder Faith
ISBN: 9781473619388
Category: Parenting
Page: 304
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Conscious parenting is about becoming mindful of your behaviour and engaging with your child as an individual. Dr Tsabary inspires parents to get back in touch with their emotions and shed the layers of baggage they have inherited during their own life and are unconsciously heaping on their children. As they become 'conscious' in their parenting, so parents can transform their relationship with their offspring and raise happy, well-adjusted children. The Conscious Parent is already transforming the way people are parenting through its sales in the US where it's spent 15 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list. Oprah described the book as 'The most profound book on parenting I've ever read' and Eckhart Tolle has said 'becoming a conscious parent is the greatest gift you can give your child.' The book features a foreword by His Holiness The Dalai Lama.

Spiritual Parenting

An Awakening for Today's Families
Author: Michelle Anthony
Publisher: David C Cook
ISBN: 9781434702210
Category: Religion
Page: 224
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It's hard enough to train kids to behave, but good behavior isn't what Jesus calls for in the Bible. He wants hearts and souls that are shaped in vibrant faith and love toward God and others. How can parents cultivate this in their children? In this book Dr. Michelle Anthony shares practical examples and biblical insight on the spiritual role of parenting. Spiritual Parenting introduces the simple but revolutionary concept that parents are, by the power of God's Spirit, to obey and depend on God in order to create an environment God can use to beckon their children to Him.

Out of Control

Why Disciplining Your Child Doesn't Work and What Will
Author: Shefali Tsabary
Publisher: Namaste Pub Incorporated
ISBN: 9781897238769
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 248
View: 3635

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The author discusses how parental overconcern with discipline can lead to adult dysfunction for a child later in life and argues for a better relationship with children based on communication, respect, and an emphasis on personal responsibility.

Ignore It!

How Selectively Looking the Other Way Can Decrease Behavioral Problems and Increase Parenting Satisfaction
Author: Catherine Pearlman, PhD, LCSW
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1524704008
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 272
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This book teaches frustrated, stressed-out parents that selectively ignoring certain behaviors can actually inspire positive changes in their kids. With all the whining, complaining, begging, and negotiating, parenting can seem more like a chore than a pleasure. Dr. Catherine Pearlman, syndicated columnist and one of America’s leading parenting experts, has a simple yet revolutionary solution: Ignore It! Dr. Pearlman’s four-step process returns the joy to child rearing. Combining highly effective strategies with time-tested approaches, she teaches parents when to selectively look the other way to withdraw reinforcement for undesirable behaviors. Too often we find ourselves bargaining, debating, arguing and pleading with kids. Instead of improved behavior parents are ensuring that the behavior will not only continue but often get worse. When children receive no attention or reward for misbehavior, they realize their ways of acting are ineffective and cease doing it. Using proven strategies supported by research, this book shows parents how to: - Avoid engaging in a power struggle - Stop using attention as a reward for misbehavior - Use effective behavior modification techniques to diminish and often eliminate problem behaviors Overflowing with wisdom, tips, scenarios, frequently asked questions, and a lot of encouragement, Ignore It! is the parenting program that promises to return bliss to the lives of exasperated parents.

Parenting with Presence

Practices for Raising Conscious, Confident, Caring Kids
Author: Susan Stiffelman, MFT
Publisher: New World Library
ISBN: 1608683265
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 288
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Our children can be our greatest teachers. Parenting expert Susan Stiffelman writes that the very behaviors that push our buttons — refusing to cooperate or ignoring our requests — can help us build awareness and shed old patterns, allowing us to raise our children with greater ease and enjoyment. Filled with practical advice, powerful exercises, and fascinating stories from her clinical work, Parenting with Presence teaches us how to become the parents we most want to be while raising confident, caring children. “Shows parents how they can transform parenting into a spiritual practice.” — Eckhart Tolle, author of The Power of Now “Clear, wise, soulful, and poetic.” — Alanis Morissette

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.

Smart Mom, Rich Mom

How to Build Wealth While Raising a Family
Author: Kimberly Palmer
Publisher: AMACOM
ISBN: 0814436811
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 257
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Become your family's Chief Financial Officer. Of all life's financial shocks, few compare to bringing home an infant. Just one tiny person costs $250,000 to raise- not including college! How will you pay for it? That agonizing question fuels mothers' choices about their careers, budgets, and families. Some lean in, some scale back or seek new opportunities-there are no easy answers . . . but lots of rewarding possibilities. Smart Mom, Rich Mom explores how women today are navigating the financially challenging career/parenting years. Written by a national money columnist and mom of two, the book chronicles people who have stayed in the game-full-time, freelance, self-employed, and more-and emerged more prosperous and empowered. Smart Mom, Rich Mom mines their experiences to uncover both career advice and spending and savings strategies that everyone can use. Stories, checklists, action steps, planning tools, and more explain how to: * Prepare financially for parenthood-whether you're expecting your first child or your third * Balance thrift with generating income and investing wisely * Find flexibility at work while safeguarding your earning potential * Save for both college and retirement despite increased expenses * Plan for unexpected events, like a layoff or illness * And much more Kids change our lives, adding joy but draining bank accounts. Smart Mom, Rich Mom helps you adopt healthy habits-and make hard decisions-that pay off in abundance.

UnSelfie

Why Empathetic Kids Succeed in Our All-About-Me World
Author: Michele Borba
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1501110039
Category: FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS
Page: 288
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"According to Michele Borba, the woman Dr. Drew calls "the most trusted parenting expert in America," there's an empthy crisis among today's youth, who she dubs the "selfie generation." But the good news is that empathy is a skill that can -- and must -- be taught, and in UNSELFIE (her first book for a general trade audience) Borba offers a 9-step program to help parents cultivate empathy in children, from birth to young adulthood"--

The Me, Me, Me Epidemic

A Step-by-Step Guide to Raising Capable, Grateful Kids in an Over-Entitled World
Author: Amy McCready
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0399184864
Category: FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS
Page: 336
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"In today's 24/7, overstimulated, overindulged, can't-get-enough culture, even the best parents struggle to find the energy to say no to their kids - when they need to hear it most. In this wise and inspiring book, parenting expert Amy McCready offers proven strategies for empowering your kids without indulging them, and for fostering compassion and gratitude instead of an entitled ome, me, meo focus."

Becoming the Parent You Want to Be

A Sourcebook of Strategies for the First Five Years
Author: Laura Davis
Publisher: Harmony
ISBN: 030781677X
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 448
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Informative, inspiring, and enlightening, Becoming the Parent You Want to Be provides parents with the building blocks they need to discover their own parenting philosophy and develop effective parenting strategies. Through in-depth information, practical suggestions, and many lively first-person stories, the authors address the many dilemmas and joys that the parent of young children encounter and demonstrate a range of solutions to the major issues that arise in the raising of babies, toddlers and preschoolers. Full of warmth, clarity, humor, and respect, Becoming the Parent You Want to Be gives parents permission to be human: to question, to learn, to make mistakes, to struggle and to grow, and, most of all, to have fun with their children.

Simplicity Parenting

Using the Extraordinary Power of Less to Raise Calmer, Happier, and More Secure Kids
Author: Kim John Payne,Lisa M. Ross
Publisher: Ballantine Books
ISBN: 9780345516985
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 256
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Today’s busier, faster society is waging an undeclared war on childhood. With too much stuff, too many choices, and too little time, children can become anxious, have trouble with friends and school, or even be diagnosed with behavioral problems. Now internationally renowned family consultant Kim John Payne helps parents reclaim for their children the space and freedom that all kids need for their attention to deepen and their individuality to flourish. Simplicity Parenting offers inspiration, ideas, and a blueprint for change: • Streamline your home environment. Reduce the amount of toys, books, and clutter—as well as the lights, sounds, and general sensory overload. • Establish rhythms and rituals. Discover ways to ease daily tensions, create battle-free mealtimes and bedtimes, and tell if your child is overwhelmed. • Schedule a break in the schedule. Establish intervals of calm and connection in your child’s daily torrent of constant doing. • Scale back on media and parental involvement. Manage your children’s “screen time” to limit the endless deluge of information and stimulation. A manifesto for protecting the grace of childhood, Simplicity Parenting is an eloquent guide to bringing new rhythms to bear on the lifelong art of raising children.

Sitting Still Like a Frog

Mindfulness Exercises for Kids (and Their Parents)
Author: Eline Snel
Publisher: Shambhala Publications
ISBN: 0834829193
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 112
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This introduction to mindfulness meditation for children and their parents includes practices that can help children calm down, become more focused, fall asleep more easily, alleviate worry, manage anger, and generally become more patient and aware.

Ready, Set, Breathe

Practicing Mindfulness with Your Children for Fewer Meltdowns and a More Peaceful Family
Author: Carla Naumburg
Publisher: New Harbinger Publications
ISBN: 1626252920
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 224
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How can you prepare for and prevent your kids’ inevitable meltdowns? Ready, Set, Breathe will show you andyour child how to focus, calm down, and live in the present moment. Being a parent is stressful, and when your child has a meltdown, it can be difficult to keep cool—let alone help your child to calm down. Ready, Set, Breathe offers real solutions to help you both deal with stress using everyday mindfulness games, activities, rituals, and habits. Designed for children ages 2-10 years old, this book is fun, engaging, and effective. As any parent knows, children aren’t always receptive to what you say. Parental advice is often ignored or perceived as intrusive; and trying to get your kid to calm down and breathe can turn into an unpleasant power struggle in which you feel powerless and frustrated; and your child can feel nagged or bullied. The good news is that it doesn’t have to be this way. In this book, you’ll learn to teach mindfulness to your child in the most enjoyable and realistic way possible. You’ll also learn skills to help yourself stay calm when your child does act up—especially in public. This is a must-read for all parents!

Parenting Without Power Struggles

Raising Joyful, Resilient Kids While Staying Cool, Calm and Collected
Author: Susan Stiffelman
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1849839204
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 320
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Every parent knows the unrelenting fervour of a four-year-old's tantrum, an eight-year-old's insistence on talking back, or a moody pre-teen's newfound hobby of brooding in anger. And every parent has asked the simple question: how can I avoid meltdowns and create more peace at home? While most parenting strategies are designed to coerce your kids to change, Parenting Without Power Struggles does something innovative, and focuses on where parents actually have real control: within themselves. When parents learn to keep their cool and parent from a strong and durable connection, they become able to help their children navigate the challenging moments of growing up. Family therapist Susan Stiffelman has shown thousands of parents how to be the confident 'captain of the ship' in their children's lives. Based on her successful practice and packed with real-life stories, Susan shares proven strategies and clear insights to motivate kids to cooperate and connect, making Parenting Without PowerStruggles an extraordinary guidebook for transforming your day-to-day parenting life.

Parenting: Illustrated with Crappy Pictures


Author: Amber Dusick
Publisher: Harlequin
ISBN: 1460309863
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 224
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"The drawings aren't very good, Mama." —Crappy Boy, age 5 Of course you love being a parent. But sometimes, it just sucks. I know. I'm Amber Dusick and I started my blog Parenting: Illustrated with Crappy Pictures because I needed a place to vent about the funny (and frustrating) day-to-day things that happened to me as a parent. Turns out, poop is hilarious! At least when you're not the one wiping it up. This book won't make your frustrating moments any less crappy. But these stories about my Crappy Baby, Crappy Boy and my husband, Crappy Papa, will hopefully make you laugh. Because you're not alone. And sometimes the crappiest moments make the best memories. Parenting is wonderful! And also, well, you know.

The New Low-Maintenance Garden

How to Have a Beautiful, Productive Garden and the Time to Enjoy It
Author: Valerie Easton,Jacqueline Knox
Publisher: Timber Press
ISBN: 9781604691368
Category: Gardening
Page: 284
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Do you ever lament that you'd love to be able to garden more, but just don't have the time? The demanding pace of modern life leaves little space for the pleasures of gardening. On the other hand, gardening itself could be the culprit: elaborate, traditional perennial borders; water-hungry or disease-prone plants; needy lawns; and high-maintenance plants that require staking or clipping all suck up precious hours. Simply put, we need to start gardening in a whole new way. In this inspiring book, Val Easton shows exactly how to have a low-maintenance garden that doesn't sacrifice style. You won't have to give up your favorite plants or settle for expanses of ugly bark nuggets. You just have to unlearn some bad old habits and pick up some good new ones. So, how do you go about making a "new" low-maintenance garden? First, design your garden with maintenance in mind—good-looking hardscape will both save weeding time and showcase your favorite plants. Second, simplify your garden routines—learn the most efficient planting and maintenance techniques and don't get stressed if everything isn't letter-perfect. Third, learn how to work with nature rather than against it. And finally, embrace home-grown fruits, herbs, and vegetables; well planted containers; and thoughtfully chosen plants. The New Low-Maintenance Garden doesn't just tell you how to garden in a whole new way—it shows you, through profiles and beautiful photographs of real gardens that embody low-maintenance techniques. The pressures of life are not likely to ease up anytime soon, but the lessons of this timely book will help you banish guilt over undone garden chores and revel in your garden successes.

Top 20 Parents

Raising Happy, Responsible & Emotionally Healthy Children
Author: Paul Bernabei,Sharon Kaniess,Elaine Rilley,Tom Cody,Mary Cole
Publisher: Morgan James Publishing
ISBN: 0974284319
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 130
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Potential: A power within each child that waits and waits and waits to get activated so it can make a wonderful difference in his or her life. The principals and strategies presented in Top 20 Parents have activated the potential of people of all ages. In Top 20 Parents they are presented for parents of children eight years old and younger. These easily understood and immediately applicable tools will activate our children's potential to become happy, responsible and emotionally healthy.

The Happy Kid Handbook

How to Raise Joyful Children in a Stressful World
Author: Katie Hurley
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0698170962
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 320
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With all the parenting information out there and the constant pressure to be the “perfect” parent, it seems as if many parents have lost track of one very important piece of the parenting puzzle: raising happy kids. Parenting today has gotten far too complicated. It’s never been the easiest job in the world, but with all the “parenting advice” parents are met with at every corner, it’s hard not to become bewildered. It seems that in the past it was a good deal simpler. You made sure there was dinner on the table and the kids got to school on time and no one set anything on fire, and you called it a success. But today everybody has a different method for dealing with the madness--attachment parenting, free-range parenting, mindful parenting. And who is to say one is more right or better than another? How do you choose? The truth is that whatever drumbeat you march to, all parents would agree that we just want our kids to be happy. It seems like a no-brainer, right? But in the face of all the many parenting theories out there, happiness feels like it has become incidental. That’s where The Happy Kid Handbook by child and adolescent psychotherapist and parenting expert Katie Hurley comes in. She shows parents how happiness is the key to raising confident, capable children. It’s not about giving in every time your child wants something so they won’t feel bad when you say no, or making sure that they’re taking that art class, and the ballet class, and the soccer class (to help with their creativity and their coordination and all that excess energy). Happiness is about parenting the individual, because not every child is the same, and not every child will respond to parenting the same way. By exploring the differences among introverts, extroverts, and everything in between, this definitive guide to parenting offers parents the specific strategies they need to meet their child exactly where he or she needs to be met from a social-emotional perspective. A back-to-basics guide to parenting, The Happy Kid Handbook is a must-have for any parent hoping to be the best parent they can be. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Parenting by the Book

Biblical Wisdom for Raising Your Child
Author: John Rosemond
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1416568441
Category: Religion
Page: 288
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Picture respectful, responsible, obedient children who entertain themselves without television or video games, do their own homework, and have impeccable manners. A pie-in-the-sky fantasy? Not so, says family psychologist and bestselling author John Rosemond. Any parent who so desires can grow children who fit that description -- happy, emotionally healthy children who honor their parents and their families with good behavior and do their best in school. In the 1960s, American parents stopped listening to their elders when it came to child rearing and began listening instead to professional experts. Since then, raising children has become fraught with anxiety, stress, and frustration. The solution, says John, lies in raising children according to biblical principles, the same principles that guided parents successfully for hundreds of years. They worked then, and they still work now! Through his nationally syndicated newspaper column and eleven books, John has been helping families raise happy, well-behaved children for more than thirty years. In Parenting by The Book, which John describes as both a "mission and a ministry," he brings parents back to the uncomplicated basics. Herein fi nd practical, Bible-based advice that will help you be the parent you want to be, with children who will be, as the Bible promises, "a delight to your soul" (Pro. 29-17). As a bonus, John also promises to make you laugh along the way.