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Simplicity Parenting

Simplicity Parenting
Using the Extraordinary Power of Less to Raise Calmer, Happier, and More Secure Kids

by Kim John Payne,Lisa M. Ross

  • Publisher : Ballantine Books
  • Release : 2010
  • Pages : 235
  • ISBN : 0345507983
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Outlines a four-step program for decluttering a home, increasing a child's sense of security, scheduling down time, and instilling calmness in the face of hectic environments.

Simplicity Parenting

Simplicity Parenting
Using the Extraordinary Power of Less to Raise Calmer, Happier, and More Secure Kids

by Kim John Payne,Lisa M. Ross

  • Publisher : Ballantine Books
  • Release : 2009-08-25
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN : 0345516982
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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.

Simplicity Parenting

Simplicity Parenting
Using the Extraordinary Power of Less to Raise Calmer, Happier, and More Secure Kids

by Kim John Payne,Lisa M. Ross

  • Publisher : Ballantine Books
  • Release : 2010
  • Pages : 235
  • ISBN : 0345507983
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Outlines a four-step program for decluttering a home, increasing a child's sense of security, scheduling down time, and instilling calmness in the face of hectic environments.

The Soul of Discipline

The Soul of Discipline
The Simplicity Parenting Approach to Warm, Firm, and Calm Guidance -- from Toddlers to Teens

by Kim John Payne

  • Publisher : Ballantine Books
  • Release : 2021-02-02
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN : 0345548698
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In this groundbreaking book, parenting expert and acclaimed author of the bestselling book Simplicity Parenting Kim John Payne, M.Ed., flips the script on children's challenging or defiant behavior and lays out an elegantly simple plan to support parents in establishing loving, age-sensitive boundaries that help children feel safe and settled. In short: What looks like misbehavior is actually your children's signal that they're feeling lost, that they are trying to find direction and looking to you to guide them back on course. Payne gives parents heartwarming help and encouragement by combining astute observations with sensitive and often funny stories from his long career as a parent educator and a school and family counselor. In accessible language, he explains the relevance of current brain- and child-development studies to day-to-day parenting. Breaking the continuum of childhood into three stages, Payne says that parents need to play three different roles, each corresponding to one of those stages, to help steer children through their emotional growth and inevitable challenging times: * The Governor, who is comfortably and firmly in charge--setting limits and making decisions for the early years up to around the age of eight * The Gardener, who watches for emotional growth and makes decisions based on careful listening, assisting tweens in making plans that take the whole family's needs into account * The Guide, who is both a sounding board and moral compass for emerging adults, helping teens build a sense of their life's direction as a way to influence healthy decision making Practical and rooted in common sense, The Soul of Discipline gives parents permission to be warm and nurturing but also calm and firm (not overreactive). It gives clear, doable strategies to get things back on track for parents who sense that their children's behavior has fallen into a troubling pattern. And best of all, it provides healthy direction to the entire family so parents can spend less time and energy on outmoded, punitive discipline and more on connecting with and enjoying their kids. Advance praise for The Soul of Discipline "The Soul of Discipline offers practical tools for helping parents implement discipline that's respectful and effective, but the book is so much more. Kim John Payne offers a framework to guide parents in making decisions about why, when, and how to hold tighter reins as we build skills in our children, and why, when, and how to loosen the reins as we scaffold freedom."--Tina Payne Bryson, Ph.D., co-author of No-Drama Discipline "This book gets deep inside the challenge of getting along with children and teens and thinks deeply about what they need from us to become strong and self-managing. It elevates discipline to what it should be--a caring process of helping kids orient to the world and live in it happily and well."--Steve Biddulph, author of The New Manhood "Kim Payne provides a useful model for choosing our parenting stance--Governor, Gardener, or Guide--depending on the situation. Most powerfully, Payne begins with the radical view that children are not disobedient but rather disoriented. The upshot of this shift in perspective is that discipline is about helping children orient themselves effectively, not about controlling or chastising."--Lawrence J. Cohen, Ph.D., author of Playful Parenting

Simplicity Parenting

Simplicity Parenting
Using the Power of Less to Raise Happy, Secure Children

by Kim John Payne

  • Publisher : Parenting and Child Health
  • Release : 2019-04
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN : 9781912480036
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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For parents who want to slow down, but who don't know how, here are four simple steps for decluttering, quieting, and soothing family dynamics so that children can thrive at school, get along with peers, and nurture well-being. Kim John Payne, one of the world's leading Rudolf Steiner/Waldorf educators, offers novel ways to help kids feel calmer, happier, and more secure.

Being at Your Best When Your Kids Are at Their Worst

Being at Your Best When Your Kids Are at Their Worst
Practical Compassion in Parenting

by Kim John Payne

  • Publisher : Shambhala Publications
  • Release : 2019-09-03
  • Pages : 176
  • ISBN : 0834841975
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A practical, meditative approach that can be used in the moment to help you stay calm and balanced when your child's behavior is pushing you to your limit--by the popular author of Simplicity Parenting. When children are at their most difficult and challenging situations arise, how can we react in a way that reflects our family values and expectations? Often, when children “push our buttons,” we find ourselves reacting in ways that are far from our principles, often further inflaming a situation. When our children are at their worst, they need us to be at our best—or as close to it as we can be. Educator and family counselor Kim John Payne, author of Simplicity Parenting, offers techniques that simply and directly shift these damaging patterns in communication and parental behavior. These grounded and practical strategies will help you: • Slow down the interaction • Be more in control of your reactions • Open up a much wider range of helpful responses • Sense what your child’s deeper needs are even though they are misbehaving • Respond in a way that gives your child a feeling of being heard and still puts a boundary in place Payne’s meditative approach can be done anywhere, anytime; it lifts you out of old, unwanted patterns of action-reaction and prepares you so that the voice you speak with is closer to the parent you want to be. His concrete and simple techniques can help you, and your children, be at your best, even in the most challenging of times.

Simple Happy Parenting

Simple Happy Parenting
The Secret of Less for Calmer Parents and Happier Kids

by Denaye Barahona

  • Publisher : White Lion Publishing
  • Release : 2019-06-04
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN : 1781318646
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Create space for calmer, more creative kids and restore order and happiness at the heart of family life. In Simple Happy Parenting, Denaye Barahona, Ph.D., provides a revolutionary approach to parenting, full of practical tips to help you step back from the system overload so common in modern family life and, instead, create more time to enjoy living and learning together. From easier meal planning to mindful shopping, worry batching to waste reduction, Simple Happy Parenting is an honest and practical roadmap for all families striving for balance. Start with the Simple Manifesto: Buy less. Fear less. Referee less. Hurry less. Entertain less. Then begin your journey to simple by embracing a new, lighter way of life in your home. Step-by-step projects and realistic goals guide your way. Discover how a curated toy cabinet fosters imaginative play; a smaller, carefully selected wardrobe reduces stress; and structured, nourishing meals create relaxed family dinners. Next, expand the simplicity to your mindset. Learn how letting go of fear provides children with valuable opportunities to grow and develop; positive discipline strategies strengthen family relationships; and inviting more unscheduled time in your calendar gives your family space to thrive. Not only will these straightforward solutions allow your children the room to progress and flourish, this mindful approach to family life will provide you with more energy, calm, and joy.

Simplicity Parenting the Highly Sensitive Child

Simplicity Parenting the Highly Sensitive Child
A Book

by Mary Ann Lang

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2020-07-23
  • Pages : 40
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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How do highly sensitive children live in an imperfect world, and what is important for parents to understand to make their family life more comfortable? How to get along with highly sensitive children and how to help them adapt? Why do parents of highly sensitive children need help? Some children come to the world with amazingly thin skin and sensitive perception. They are like little turtles, the shell of which has not hardened yet and does not protect them. Where everyone is sad, they cry. Where everyone is warm, they are hot. They are completely healthy but very empathetic. They feel acutely any falsehood, untruth, or tension. They are ready to empathize and cry at the sight of a chilled kitten, a hunched older person, or any other injustice. They are serious and prudent beyond their years; they ask a lot of questions and are sometimes very adult. They are attentive to details and changes. Parents of highly sensitive children need help because the parent himself may have average sensitivity and not be able to understand his child always. Because public opinion calls such children "spoiled," and parents do not know how to contrast this unpleasant and completely unjustified definition. Because their desire to wear this particular dress or to change clothes as soon as possible when the clothes get dirty, or their unwillingness to speak with strangers at the party, or their desire to fall asleep in the light of a pink rather than a yellow nightlight is not a whim, but the real need of such a child. Because highly sensitive children keenly feel their boundaries and try to defend them in any way they can at their tender age - they need the support of mom and dad. All parents dream of helping their children live a happier life. Adapting himself and good emotional contact with parents will save a highly sensitive child from many problems and complexes in adulthood to help him realize himself more fully and live happily. You will learn from this book how to get along with highly sensitive children and how to help them adapt. In this book you will discover: the main character traits of a highly sensitive child the differences and similarities between highly sensitive children and children with "developmental delays" the main mistakes made raising highly sensitive children the best advice and tips for parents of highly sensitive children and more! All of the tips in this book are carefully crafted through experience to enable you to have a stellar relationship with your child. Invest your time, read this book, and become a better parent! Grab your copy today by clicking the "Buy now with 1-Click (R)" button at the top of this page.

Minimalist Parenting

Minimalist Parenting
Enjoy Modern Family Life More by Doing Less

by Christine K. Koh,Asha Dornfest

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2016-10-04
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN : 1351861204
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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We're in the midst of a parenting climate that feeds on more. More expert advice, more gear, more fear about competition and safety, and more choices to make about education, nutrition, even entertainment. The result? Overwhelmed, confused parents and overscheduled, overparented kids. In MINIMALIST PARENTING, Christine Koh and Asha Dornfest offer a fresh approach to navigating all of this conflicting background "noise." They show how to tune into your family's unique values and priorities and confidently identify the activities, stuff, information, and people that truly merit space in your life. The book begins by showing the value of a minimalist approach, backed by the authors' personal experience practicing it. It then leads parents through practical strategies for managing time, decluttering the home space, simplifying mealtimes, streamlining recreation, and prioritizing self-care. Filled with parents' personal stories, readers will come away with a unique plan for a simpler life.

JOYFUL TODDLERS AND PRESCHOOLERS

JOYFUL TODDLERS AND PRESCHOOLERS
Create a Life that You and Your Child Both Love

by Faith Collins

  • Publisher : SCB Distributors
  • Release : 2017-08-28
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN : 194249338X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Imagine a life where your toddler or preschooler is happy to do what you ask, and is able to move on, easily, when disappointed. • Imagine getting all of your housework done while your child plays, or happily helps alongside you. • Imagine truly enjoying your time with your child, and creating a life that feels fulfilling for both of you. “These things are possible for parents and children,” asserts author Faith Collins, even with a child who is extra sensitive, demanding, needy, belligerent, or all at the same time. Collins is a preschooler teacher, parent coach and mother, who has witnessed such transformations repeatedly over many years. Her book is a treasury that provides readers with powerful, practical and positive tools to achieve harmony and joy in their own families. Her blog and popular online classes are available at (http://joyfultoddlers.com). The unique contribution of this book is its focus on creating a mutually responsive relationship—meaning that both people respond quickly and positively to each other, even when they cannot do what the other person wants. In a warm and easygoing style, the author guides parents and caregivers in establishing and maintaining such mutually responsive relationships with their young ones, creating the basis for discipline, education, socialization and a happier life together. Helping our children to develop these skills becomes a game-changer in all parent-child dynamics. Rare and precious! Faith’s book will very likely leave you feeling, “Yes, I can do this.” —Kim John Payne, author: Simplicity Parenting. A BOOK FOR PARENTS, GRANDPARENTS, EDUCATORS, CAREGIVERS, AND ALL INVESTED IN THE LOVE AND GUIDANCE OF CHILDREN. A MUST FOR PUBLIC, SCHOOL AND UNIVERSITY LIBRARIES.

Simplicity Parenting the Strong-Willed Child

Simplicity Parenting the Strong-Willed Child
How to Raise a Kid As a Person As He Was Born

by Mary Lang

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2019-10-14
  • Pages : 34
  • ISBN : 9781699745250
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Some children come to the world with an incredible gift of strong will and indomitable spirit. Such children often experience a profound misunderstanding of themselves from other people. There are a whole series of books lining the shelves of bookstores, with instructions on how to break their will, subdue the spirit, and make them obey.What an incredible loss of leadership, enthusiasm, and insights this world brings when parents follow such punitive methods of parenting!We must raise such children gently, carefully and respectfully, because the gifts we receive in return are invaluable. Any parent who has such a child knows the challenges that come along with it. Sometimes, the parent needs to be right and a headstrong child refuses to understand or accept that. It can feel like you're up against an immeasurable force, which can be discouraging and even infuriating. When every day is a fight, it is time to reevaluate your relationship with your child and find a new way of doing things. Clearly what you are doing so far is not working, so a better way is necessary. That's where this book comes into play. Once you read it you will learn how to bond with and love your strong-willed child by embracing his strengths and coping with his obstinacy. You will learn how to let go of frustration and prevent fighting, arguing, and resistance. The end result will be a peaceful and constructive relationship with a well-behaved child who feels appreciated and loved. In this book you will discover: the main character traits of a strong-willed child features of raising a child with a strong will rules of the no-drama discipline tips for parents of children with strong character how to develop a strong-willed child and more! All of the tips in this book are carefully crafted through experience to enable you to have a stellar relationship with your child. Say goodbye to the fighting, the negative emotions, and the temper tantrums. Welcome a relationship where you actually get to know your child and cooperate with him on a lifelong relationship. Invest your time, read this book and become a better parent! Grab your copy today by clicking the BUY NOW button at the top of this page.

Beyond Winning

Beyond Winning
Smart Parenting in a Toxic Sports Environment

by Kim Payne,Luis Llosa,Scott Lancaster

  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Release : 2013-08-20
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN : 0762797185
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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These days it seems everyone has a youth sports horror story—whether it’s about a tyrant coach obsessed with his team record that only plays the best kids on the team, or a parent who publicly berates his kid for not making a goal. But should it really only be all about winning? What about having fun, learning a sport, and developing athletic skills? Beyond Winning with Whole Child Sports offers an alternative approach to teaching sports to kids. It deemphasizes short-term goals like winning and youth championships and discourages the introduction of adult-oriented, league-structured competition. Instead it emphasizes training techniques and coaching strategies aimed at improving core strength, balance, and creativity in aspiring athletes, using an age-appropriate four-stage timeline, based on a child’s physical, psychological, and neurological development. Beyond Winning with Whole Child Sports provides frustrated parents with help in the form of advice and concrete solutions to common questions, and step-by-step instructions for helping young children develop athletic ability in an environment that’s less structured while encouraging athletic and personal growth. It also reveals how to avoid bullying, trash talk, and elitism.

Simplicity Parenting

Simplicity Parenting
Practical Guide to Raise a Calm and Happy Child: Discover Wonderful Simplicity Parenting Guides to Raise Calmer, Happier and Secure Kids

by Marie Montez

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2015-01-08
  • Pages : 70
  • ISBN : 9781681270753
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Today's hectic, busier 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. Simplicity Parenting offers inspiration and ideas in teaching our children to be happier and calmer in a secured place that every child deserves: o Improve your home environment. Avoid hoarding, reduce the amount of toys, books, and clutter--as well as the lights, sounds, and general sensory overload. o Establish rhythms and rituals. Discover ways to ease daily tensions, create battle-free mealtimes and bedtimes, and tell if your child is overwhelmed. o Schedule a break in the routine. Establish intervals of calm and and connection in your child's daily torrent of constant doing. o Scale back on media and parental involvement. Manage your children's "screen time" to limit the endless deluge of information and stimulation.

Parenting for Peace

Parenting for Peace
Raising the Next Generation of Peacemakers

by Marcy Axness

  • Publisher : Sentient Publications
  • Release : 2012-01
  • Pages : 443
  • ISBN : 1591811767
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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.

The Idle Parent

The Idle Parent
Why Less Means More When Raising Kids

by Tom Hodgkinson

  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release : 2009-03-05
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 0141924322
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Idle Parent is Tom Hodgkinson's radical parenting remedy against stifled, mollycoddled children. Modern life is wrecking childhood. Why can't we just leave our kids alone? If you've ever wondered why so many of today's children are unhappy, spoilt, stressed and selfish, then the answers and the remedy are to be found in The Idle Parent. Tom Hodgkinson wants us to leave our kids be, to give them the space and time to grow into self-reliant, confident, inquisitive, happy and free people. Full of practical tips of what to do and (more importantly) what not to do, Tom will not only help your kids be happier, but also help you, their parents, live happier and more fulfilled lives. 'Wise, practical, funny, personal, it will make you a much better parent' Oliver James 'An inspiring book, genuinely subversive. Time to put away "silly adult things" and embrace childhood in all its messy glory' London Lite 'A recipe for bright, happy people with need of neither television nor shrink. Who could ask for more?' Evening Standard 'An original, thought-provoking book' Toby Young, Mail on Sunday Tom Hodgkinson is the founder and editor of The Idler and the author of How to be Idle, How to be Free, The Idle Parent and Brave Old World. In spring 2011 he founded The Idler Academy in London, a bookshop, coffeehouse and cultural centre which hosts literary events and offers courses in academic and practical subjects - from Latin to embroidery. Its motto is 'Liberty through Education'. Find out more at www.idler.co.uk.

Elevating Child Care: A Guide to Respectful Parenting

Elevating Child Care: A Guide to Respectful Parenting
A Book

by Janet Lansbury

  • Publisher : JLML Press
  • Release : 2014-05-01
  • Pages : 150
  • ISBN : 1499103670
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Janet Lansbury’s advice on respectful parenting is quoted and shared by millions of readers worldwide. Inspired by the pioneering parenting philosophy of her friend and mentor, Magda Gerber, Janet’s influential voice encourages parents and child care professionals to perceive babies as unique, capable human beings with natural abilities to learn without being taught; to develop motor and cognitive skills; communicate; face age appropriate struggles; initiate and direct independent play for extended periods; and much more. Once we are able to view our children in this light, even the most common daily parenting experiences become stimulating opportunities to learn, discover, and to connect with our child. “Elevating Child Care” is a collection of 30 popular and widely read articles from Janet’s website that focus on some of the most common infant/toddler issues: eating, sleeping, diaper changes, communication, separation, focus and attention span, creativity, boundaries, and more. Eschewing the quick-fix ‘tips and tricks’ of popular parenting culture, Janet’s insightful philosophy lays the foundation for a closer, more fulfilling parent/child relationship, and children who grow up to be authentic, confident, successful adults.

Raising Boys

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

by Steve Biddulph

  • Publisher : Celestial Arts
  • Release : 2013-01-16
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN : 0307834042
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A friendly and practical guide to the stages and issues in boys'¬? development from birth to manhood. From award-winning psychologist Steve Biddulph comes an expanded and updated edition of RAISING BOYS, his international best seller published in 14 countries. His complete guide for parents, educators, and relatives includes chapters on testosterone, sports, and how boys' and girls' brains differ. With gentle humor and proven wisdom, RAISING BOYS focuses on boys' unique developmental needs to help them be happy and healthy at every stage of life.

Go Diaper Free

Go Diaper Free
A Simple Handbook for Elimination Communication

by Andrea Olson

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2015-05-17
  • Pages : 528
  • ISBN : 9780692445051
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A guide to non-coercive potty training for toddlers 18 months and up.

You Are Your Child's First Teacher

You Are Your Child's First Teacher
What Parents Can Do with and for Their Children from Birth to Age Six

by Rahima Baldwin Dancy,Rahima Baldwin

  • Publisher : Celestial Arts
  • Release : 2011-03-16
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN : 0307785785
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Nowadays parents are bombarded by any number of approaches about how to be with their children. YOU ARE YOUR CHILD'S FIRST TEACHER introduces a new way of understanding the human being so that parents can be best equipped to serve as their own children's best teachers. Chapters include: Caring for the Newborn, Helping Your Toddler's Development, The Development of Fantasy and Creative Play, Nourishing Your Child's Imagination, Rhythm and Discipline in Home Life, Readiness for School, and more. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Heaven on Earth

Heaven on Earth
A Handbook for Parents of Young Children

by Sharifa Oppenheimer

  • Publisher : SteinerBooks
  • Release : 2006-08
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 0880109955
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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As we see a shift of old forms that were once the foundations of our daily lives, parents--who must prepare the next generation to meet the changing world--have more questions today than ever before. Although our cultural values and family structures may change, it is the atmosphere in the home that continues to form the foundation of a child's life. In Heaven on Earth, parent and educator Sharifa Oppenheimer reveals how parents can make the home environment warm, lively, loving, and consistent with their highest ideals. Heaven on Earth balances a theoretical understanding of child development with practical ideas, resources, and tips that can transform family life. Readers will learn how to create the regular life rhythms needed to establish a foundation for learning; how to design indoor play environments that allow children the broadest development of skills; and how to create outdoor play spaces that encourage vigorous movement and a wide sensory palette. Through art, storytelling, and the festival celebrations, this book is an invaluable guide to building a "family culture" based on the guiding principle of love--a culture that supports children and encourages the free development of each unique soul. Sharifa Oppenheimer offers a gift from the heart. Heaven on Earth is a practical, inspiring resource that brings the author's informed, intuitive understanding of young children into the heart of the home. "Sharifa Oppenhiemer has given the world a great gift in the pages of this book. The important child-development information is exquisitely combined with the best 'How-to's' I have seen in any book for parents. Her book, is a ready guide that insures joyful, enthusiastic children who learn easily and contribute to their families and society for a lifetime. I have delighted in every page and feel this is absolutely A must read for parents, grandparents, teachers, and perhaps everyone who will ever touch the life of a child." --Carla Hannaford, Ph.D., biologist and international educational consultant to 32 countries and author of Smart Moves: Why Learning Is Not All in Your Head and Awakening the Child Heart, Handbook for Global Parenting "This delightful book will be a wonderful resource for parents. They will certainly appreciate its warm, friendly, personal, and reassuring tone. I would have loved such a book when I was a young mother! For those whose children already attend Waldorf programs, it provides a helpful resource for creating a bridge between home and kindergarten. For others, this lovely book offers wonderful glimpses into the wise and nurturing practices of Waldorf early childhood education. In a world where childhood is increasingly 'media'ted and 'adult'erated, this book offers much-needed support for the protection of childhood. " --Susan Howard, chairperson, Waldorf Early Childhood Association of North America and coordinator, International Association for Steiner/Waldorf Early Childhood Education "Being a parent is a challenging assignment, but with the help of Sharifa Oppenheimer's book, Heaven on Earth, our work immediately becomes easier. This book is both heartfelt and practical. It offers sound parenting principles with down-to-earth examples of how to raise children with both insight and grace." --Jack Petrash, director, Nova Institute, and author, Navigating the Terrain of Childhood: A Guidebook for Meaningful Parenting and Heartfelt Discipline