The Secret of Happy Children

Why Children Behave the Way They Do--and What You Can Do to Help Them to Be Optimistic, Loving, Capa

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Author: Steve Biddulph

Publisher: Da Capo Press

ISBN: 0786745258

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 208

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Psychologist and family counselor Steve Biddulph has been hailed as a "childhood guru" (The Guardian) and a "publishing phenomenon" (the Times, London), and this is his landmark book, the foundation for his major international reputation. With unparalleled clarity, common sense, and warmth, The Secret of Happy Children instructs all parents about parent-child communication from babyhood to teens. It gives parents confidence to be more themselves as parents—stronger, more loving, more definite, more relaxed. Biddulph reveals what is really happening inside kids' minds and what to do about it. He covers a wide variety of issues important to a child's—and a parent's—happiness, including stopping tantrums before they begin, curing shyness, the link between food and behavior, and much more. Parents will find themselves letting go of old, negative approaches and freeing up more energy to enjoy their kids and their own lives.

Complete Secrets of Happy Children

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Author: Steve Biddulph

Publisher: HarperCollins Australia

ISBN: 146070021X

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 304

View: 9866

An accessible guide to teaching your children how to live free and happy lives A special combined edition of the highly acclaimed bestsellers tHE SECREtS OF HAPPY CHILDREN and MORE SECREtS OF HAPPY CHILDREN. Both titles have been revised and updated. In tHE SECREtS OF HAPPY CHILDREN you will discover what's really happening inside kids' minds, and what to do about it. And you will find out how to be a stronger, more loving, more definite and more relaxed parent. You'll learn how to let go of old, negative approaches, and free up more energy to enjoy your kids and your life. MORE SECREtS OF HAPPY CHILDREN tackles other important concerns of parents today such as: how to help toddlers and children feel secure and settled; discipline methods that work (without hitting or yelling); making sure your love gets through; being the best kind of dad; and the childcare dilemma.

More Secrets of Happy Children

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Author: Steve Biddulph

Publisher: HarperCollins Australia

ISBN: 1460700201

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 144

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A very practical, 'howto' approach to parenting. More Secrets of Happy Children tackles the important concerns of parents in the nineties, with inspirational ideas and clues for daytoday living with children. As counsellors, educators and parents, Steve and Sharon Biddulph have worked with families for over twenty years, and have talked with thousands of parents about what works. Issues such as: How to help toddler's and children feel secure and settled Discipline methods that work - without hitting or yelling Making sure your love gets through Being the best kind of dad Will childcare damage your child Parent pay Parent power - changing our world and many more, are discussed with Steve's gentle blend of humour and practical advice. this is a book about putting love into action, about knowing what you are doing and why, and about raising twenty-second century children you can be proud of. A very practical, 'howto' approach to parenting. More Secrets of Happy Children tackles the important concerns of parents in the nineties, with inspirational ideas and clues for daytoday living with children. As counsellors, educators and parents, Steve and Sharon Biddulph have worked with families for over twenty years, and have talked with thousands of parents about what works. Issues such as: How to help toddler's and children feel secure and settled Discipline methods that work - without hitting or yelling Making sure your love gets through Being the best kind of dad Will childcare damage your child? Parent pay Parent power - changing our world and many more, are discussed with Steve's gentle blend of humour and practical advice. this is a book about putting love into action, about knowing what you are doing and why, and about raising twenty-second century children you can be proud of.

Raising Boys With ADHD

Secrets for Parenting Healthy, Happy Sons

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Author: Mary Anne Richey,James Forgan

Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.

ISBN: 1593639767

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 275

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Written by two professionals who have "been there and done that" with their own sons with ADHD, "Raising Boys With ADHD" empowers parents to help their sons with ADHD find success in school and beyond. The book covers topics not often found in other parenting guides such as the preschool years and early diagnosis and strategies for teens transitioning to work and college. Filled with practical knowledge, resources, and tools needed to help parents address the many strengths and challenges of boys with ADHD, this book provides parents with encouragement and hope for the future.

Raising Girls

How to Help Your Daughter Grow Up Happy, Healthy, and Strong

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Author: Steve Biddulph

Publisher: Ten Speed Press

ISBN: 1607745763

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 224

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A practical guidebook and passionate call-to-arms for parents of girls that empowers them to raise confident, well-rounded daughters in an exploitative world, from the author of the international bestseller Raising Boys. In today's world, it's especially critical for girls to grow up strong and capable. In this impassioned follow-up to his bestselling Raising Boys, author Steve Biddulph brings together the best thinking from around the world on how to raise daughters of sound character who know that they are loved, and can stand up for themselves and others. Biddulph teaches parents how to build their daughters' self-assuredness, encourage friendships, and equip them to learn and believe in themselves. This detailed guidebook teaches parents, grandparents, and caretakers exactly what matters for and to girls at which age, and how to build confidence and connectedness from infancy to young womanhood.

Raising Happiness

10 Simple Steps for More Joyful Kids and Happier Parents

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Author: Christine Carter, Ph.D.

Publisher: Ballantine Books

ISBN: 9780345519320

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 256

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What do we wish most for our children? Next to being healthy, we want them to be happy, of course! Fortunately, a wide array of scientific studies show that happiness is a learned behavior, a muscle we can help our children build and maintain. Drawing on what psychology, sociology, and neuroscience have proven about confidence, gratefulness, and optimism, and using her own chaotic and often hilarious real-world adventures as a mom to demonstrate do’s and don’ts in action, Christine Carter, Ph.D, executive director of UC Berkeley’s Greater Good Science Center, boils the process down to 10 simple happiness-inducing steps. With great wit, wisdom, and compassion, Carter covers the day-to-day pressure points of parenting—how best to discipline, get kids to school and activities on time, and get dinner on the table—as well as the more elusive issues of helping children build healthy friendships and develop emotional intelligence. In these 10 key steps, she helps you interact confidently and consistently with your kids to foster the skills, habits, and mindsets that will set the stage for positive emotions now and into their adolescence and beyond. Inside you will discover • the best way avoid raising a brat—changing bad habits into good ones • tips on how to change your kids’ attitude into gratitude • the trap of trying to be perfect—and how to stay clear of its pitfalls • the right way to praise kids—and why too much of the wrong kind can be just as bad as not enough • the spirit of kindness—how to raise kind, compassionate, and loving children • strategies for inspiring kids to do boring (but necessary) tasks—and become more self-motivated in the process Complete with a series of “try this” tips, secrets, and strategies, Raising Happiness is a one-of-a-kind resource that will help you instill joy in your kids—and, in the process, become more joyful yourself. From the Hardcover edition.

Raising a Happy Child

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Author: Shaaron Biddulph,Steve Biddulph

Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd

ISBN: 0241189470

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 240

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"A mix of Billy Connolly and Dr Spock... Steve Biddulph is a phenomenon." The Times - now available in PDF Forget advice on nappies, feeding and flu jabs: this funny, inspiring book goes to the heart of being a parent - communication. Find out how to nurture your children during the precious years from birth to six, helping them become happy and confident individuals. Discover how to get to know your baby's personality and enjoy each stage of their early years. Pick up tips on teaching good behaviour and learn how to achieve the impossible, making bath-time, shopping and car journeys fun! Includes advice on helping your child learn about feelings. Share a father's moving diary and be inspired by dozens of true-life stories and uplifting anecdotes from parents who've been through it all and survived. Plus, there are 30 activity pages with games and play ideas for you to enjoy with your child.

It's Not about the Broccoli

Three Habits to Teach Your Kids for a Lifetime of Healthy Eating

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Author: Dina Rose

Publisher: TarcherPerigee

ISBN: 0399164189

Category: FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS

Page: 256

View: 9115

A mother and food sociologist, describing the three habits - proportion, variety and moderation - that all kids need to learn, helps parents teach their children how to eat and give them the skills they need for a lifetime of health and vitality. Original.

Raising Babies

Should Under 3s Go to Nursery?

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Author: Steve Biddulph

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0007221924

Category: Child care

Page: 194

View: 8809

Examining how different childcare options are likely to affect you and your child, this work tackles a key issue all parents face and looks at childcare choices and the dilemmas that so often arise. It provides useful case studies from parents who are stay-at-home and those using all-day or part-time childcare-groups.

The Happy Child

Everything You Need to Know to Raise Enthusiastic, Confident Children

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Author: Linda Blair

Publisher: Piatkus

ISBN: 0748111859

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 208

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Raising a happy, well-adjusted child is probably the biggest challenge any of us will face, so it is understandable that parents worry endlessly about this aspect of their child's development. In this practical, reassuring book, clinical psychologist and parenting expert Linda Blair helps parents understand what their child is experiencing physically and emotionally at various stages of development and how they can use this knowledge to develop their child's strengths, communicate with them more effectively and tackle common problems. In THE HAPPY CHILD, Blair divides early childhood into three key stages of development - infancy, preschool and starting school - and shows parents how they can help their child adjust and thrive during these stages. This is a book that provides parenting guidelines, as well as encouraging parents to trust their own instincts. Above all it does not underestimate the challenges parents face. The foreword is being written by Ellen Winner, professor of child psychology at Boston College, specialising in gifted children and author of GIFTED CHILDREN (Basic Books).

The Secrets of Happy Families

Improve Your Mornings, Rethink Family Dinner, Fight Smarter, Go Out and Play, and Much More

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Author: Bruce Feiler

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062199501

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 320

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In The Secrets of Happy Families, New York Times bestselling author Bruce Feiler has drawn up a blueprint for modern families — a new approach to family dynamics, inspired by cutting-edge techniques gathered from experts in the disciplines of science, business, sports, and the military. The result is a funny and thought-provoking playbook for contemporary families, with more than 200 useful strategies, including: the right way to have family dinner, what your mother never told you about sex (but should have), and why you should always have two women present in difficult conversations… Timely, compassionate, and filled with practical tips and wise advice, Bruce Feiler’s The Secrets of Happy Families: Improve Your Mornings, Rethink Family Dinner, Fight Smarter, Go Out and Play, and Much More should be required reading for all parents.

Raising Boys

Why Boys Are Different - And How to Help Them Become Happy and Well-Balanced Men

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Author: Steve Biddulph

Publisher: HarperThorsons

ISBN: 9780008283674

Category: Boys

Page: 224

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A word of mouth bestseller which has become one of the best loved and most successful books in the parenting field. With around 20% new material, Steve Biddulph's Raising Boys is to be re-released this month with some startling new research on what helps - and what harms - boys. In this expanded and updated edition, Steve Biddulph shares and gives practical and honest advice to parents so they can recognise the different stages of boyhood and learn how to raise happy, confident and kind young men. Boys need to be parented in a different way from girls with their own very special psychological and physical make-up. Home, society and education have failed boys badly - and these failures lead to unhappy men who cannot fully become happy, responsible, emotionally-confident adults. While it is essential that boys spend more time learning about manhood from their fathers, Biddulph updates his classic to include helpful information for mothers and single mothers with baby boys. This extended edition explores some important topics:.* How ADHD may be caused by stress in the first year of life.* Whether boys should start school later than girls.* How important it is to let boys cry, and how crying helps avoid violence, suicide, and risky behaviour.* Two completely new stages of boyhood we didn't know about: the FULL ON FOURS and the EMOTIONAL EIGHTS* Help for single mothers raising sons.* How to choose a sport that does more good than harm.* What we can do about boys and binge drinking.* What science can tell us about teenage boys and driving - and how we can keep our sons safe. Raising Boys offers parents real-life situations, thought-provoking insights, humour and help.

The Danish Way of Parenting

What the Happiest People in the World Know About Raising Confident, Capable Kids

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Author: Jessica Joelle Alexander,Iben Sandahl

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101992972

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 208

View: 1949

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**

Raising Happy Children

What every child needs their parents to know - from 0 to 11 years

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Author: Jan Parker And Jan Stimpson,Jan Parker

Publisher: Hodder

ISBN: 1444718029

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 464

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Each age has had its own 'voice of authority', from Dr Spock to Penelope Leach. Raising Happy Children is different. Supportive, informative and honest, it draws not only from the hands-on experience of its authors, but from a wide range of practical experts in their field. Contributors range from the obstetrician Yehudi Gordon to the director of the Institute for Family Therapy, Hugh Jenkins. There has never been greater need for a book which shows understanding of the pressures and stresses on parents, while teaching them the much-needed practical skills. Picking up where most books leave off, its detailed and thought-provoking content focuses on the tough problems, contentious issues and crucial questions faced by all parents. This is a book to enable - not to preach. Pragmatic and parent-friendly, humorous and intelligent, Raising Happy Children provides all the information and options you need to negotiate vital and stressful areas of parenthood.

Boy Without Instructions

Surviving the Learning Curve of Parenting a Child with ADHD

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Author: Penny Williams

Publisher: Grace-Everett Press

ISBN: 0991617819

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 320

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#1 Best Seller on Amazon! Most books on ADHD don't dare expose the genuine grit of the moment-by-moment peaks and valleys of this special parenthood -- the gut-wrenching, crying on the bathroom floor, feeling like you're losing your mind truth of the matter that is learning to successfully parent a child with ADHD. Boy Without Instructions: Surviving the Learning Curve of Parenting a child with ADHD changes that. Williams shares her unfiltered thoughts and emotions during her progression through this learning curve during this harrowing ride. Right before your eyes, this initially grief-stricken momma transforms from obsessed-with-ADHD control-freak and helicopter mom to optimistic and (mostly) confident parent of a child who happens to have ADHD. Boy Without Instructions validates your grief and guilt, yet reveals that it's truly possible to craft a (mostly) joy-filled life for your child with ADHD, yourself, and your family.

The Secrets of Happy Children

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Author: Steve Biddulph

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers

ISBN: 9780732258429

Category: Child psychology

Page: 139

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Steve Biddulph's highly acclaimed the Secret of Happy Children has been read by over one million people in fourteen different languages. the Secret of Happy Children helps with parent-child communication from babyhood to teens. It gives you confidence to be more yourself as a parent - stronger, more loving, more definite, more relaxed. Steve Biddulph, who has worked as a family therapist for over twenty years, reveals what is really happening inside kids minds, and what to do about it! You'll find yourself letting go of old, negative approaches, and freeing up more energy to enjoy your kids and your life.

Steve Biddulph's Raising Girls

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Author: Steve Biddulph

Publisher: HarperTorch

ISBN: 9780007455669

Category: Fathers and daughters

Page: 234

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Steve Biddulph's Raising Boys was a global phenomenon. The first book in a generation to look at boys' specific needs, parents loved its clarity and warm insights into their sons' inner world. But today, things have changed. It's girls that are in trouble. There has been a sudden and universal deterioration in girls' mental health, starting in primary school and devastating the teen years. Steve Biddulph's Raising Girls is both a guidebook and a call-to-arms for parents. The five key stages of girlhood are laid out so that you know exactly what matters at which age, and how to build strength and connectedness into your daughter from infancy onwards. Raising Girls is both fierce and tender in its mission to help girls more at every age. It's a book for parents who love their daughters deeply, whether they are newborns, teenagers, young women - or anywhere in between. Feeling secure, becoming an explorer, getting along with others, finding her soul, and becoming a woman - at last, there is a clear map of girls' minds that accepts no limitations, narrow roles or selling-out of your daughter's potential or uniqueness. All the hazards are signposted - bullying, eating disorders, body image and depression, social media harms and helps - as are concrete and simple measures for both mums and dads to help prevent their daughters from becoming victims. Parenthood is restored to an exciting journey, not one worry after another, as it's so often portrayed. Steve talks to the world's leading voices on girls' needs and makes their ideas clear and simple, adding his own humour and experience through stories that you will never forget. Even the illustrations, by Kimio Kubo, provide unique and moving glimpses into the inner lives of girls. Along with his fellow psychologists worldwide, Steve is angry at the exploitation and harm being done to girls today. With Raising Girls he strives to spark a movement to end the trashing of girlhood; equipping parents to deal with the modern world, and getting the media off the backs of our daughters. Raising Girls is powerful, practical and positive. Your heart, head and hands will be strengthened by its message.

Playful Parenting

An Exciting New Approach to Raising Children That Will Help You Nurture Close Connections, Solve Behavior Problems, and Encourage Confidence

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Author: Lawrence J. Cohen

Publisher: Ballantine Books

ISBN: 9780307489609

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 320

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Parents have heard that play is a child's work—but play is not for kids only. As psychologist Lawrence J. Cohen, Ph.D., demonstrates in this delightful new book, play can be the basis for an innovative and rewarding approach to parenting. From eliciting a giggle during baby's first game of peek-a-boo to cracking jokes with a teenager while hanging out at the mall, Playful Parenting is a complete guide to using play to raise strong, confident children. Have you ever stepped back to watch what really goes on when your children play? As Dr. Cohen points out, play is children's complex and fluid way of exploring the world, communicating hard-to-express feelings, getting close to those they care about, working through stressful situations, and simply blowing off steam. That's why "playful parenting" is so important and so successful in building strong, close bonds between parents and children. Through play we join our kids in their world. We help them express and understand deep emotions, foster connection, aid the process of emotional healing--and have a great time ourselves while we're at it. Anyone can be a playful parent--all it takes is a sense of adventure and a willingness to let down your guard and try something new. After identifying why it can be hard for adults to play, Dr. Cohen discusses how to get down on the floor and join children on their own terms. He covers games, activities, and playful interactions that parents can enjoy with children of all ages, whether it's gazing deep into a baby's eyes, playing chase with a toddler, fantasy play with a grade schooler, or reducing a totally cool teenager to helpless laughter. Playful Parenting also includes illuminating chapters on how to use play to build a child's confidence and self-esteem, how to play through sibling rivalry, and how play can become a part of loving discipline. Written with love and humor, brimming with good advice and revealing anecdotes, and grounded in the latest research, Playful Parenting will make you laugh even as it makes you wise in the ways of being a happy, effective, enthusiastic parent.

Raising Boys in the 21st Century

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Author: Steve Biddulph

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780648100898

Category: Boys

Page: 320

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The most popular book ever about raising boys is back, significantly updated to help raise sons in a world that offers gender equality, respect and a whole new kind of man, but is still haunted by toxic masculinity. You'll find cutting-edge science about the 'physical fours', the 'emotional eights' and how puberty can be turned into a positive time, along with hundreds of other practical tips for raising a son. No two boys are alike, and you have to get to know our own unique boy. The idea that 'if we understand them, we can help them' is what has made this book so well loved and trusted in over a million homes. As one of Australia's best-known psychologists for almost 30 years, Steve has introduced a generation of fathers into hands-on engagement with kids, and helped thousands of mothers gain confidence in their ability to raise sons well. He has worked with schools in 17 countries, and 130,000 parents have heard his unforgettable live talks. 'Biddulph is electrifying' -Telegraph 'Biddulph is a spellbinder' - 60 Minutes

The New Manhood

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Author: Steve Biddulph

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780987419699

Category: Fathers and sons

Page: 290

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In The New Manhood, Steve Biddulph explores the elements of a man's life that often cause unhappiness, emptiness or frustration....