Archive for the ‘Parenting’ Category

Children: the Challenge

Monday, November 24th, 2008
by Rudolph Dreikurs
Dreikurs work has become a classic within the field of child psychology. Written from the premise that American families have become a microcosm of democratic society, he uses step-by-step guidelines and practical examples of how to deal with children’s misbehavior by building cooperation, trust, and respect. He also includes suggestions for building strong relationships among family members so as to avoid behavior pitfalls. This is a must-read for every new parent!

A Father’s Song

Tuesday, September 9th, 2008
by Janet Lawler, illustrated by Lucy Corvino
A father takes his young son to the park, and they spend the whole day playing, laughing, chasing, swimming, and simply enjoying their time together. The cheery paintings and rhyming text make you feel like you’ve been invited to witness a few special childhood memories between a father and son. Recommended for ages 3-7.

The Read-Aloud Handbook

Saturday, August 30th, 2008
by Jim Trelease
The Read-Aloud Handbook
Do bedtime stories really add up to academic success? In this amazingly thorough book, Trelease discusses the importance of reading aloud to children from birth through high school in both a home and a school setting. Always upbeat, he presents anecdotal and academic evidence to encourage parents and teachers to include reading aloud and silent reading as an important part of every child’s life. Included is a list of suggested reading materials for every age group. There is a reason this book is now in its sixth edition.

Bright from the Start

Saturday, August 2nd, 2008
by Jill Stamm

Bright from the Start

Focusing on the three essential aspects of childhood development (Attention-span, Bonding, and Communication), Dr. Stamm helps parents understand the simple things they can do to enhance their children’s mental, emotional, and social development. She explains not just what to do, but why it’s important in a way that is easy to understand and very motivating! This is a must-have book for expecting, new, or even experienced parents of young children.