Download E-books Parenting Beyond Pink & Blue: How to Raise Your Kids Free of Gender Stereotypes PDF

By Christia Spears Brown

A consultant that is helping mom and dad concentrate on their kid's specific strengths and tendencies instead of on gendered stereotypes to extra successfully carry out the easiest of their person little ones, for folks of babies to center schoolers. 

Reliance on Gendered Stereotypes Negatively affects Kids

stories on gender and baby improvement exhibit that, on ordinary, mom and dad speak much less to child boys and are much less more likely to use numbers whilst talking to little women. with out desiring to, we continuously color-code little ones, segregating them by way of gender in response to their presumed pursuits. Our social dependence on those norms has far-reaching results, corresponding to best ladies to dislike math or expanding aggression in boys.

during this sensible consultant, developmental psychologist (and mom of 2) Christia Spears Brown makes use of science-based examine to teach how over-dependence on gender can restrict youngsters, making it more durable for them to become exact members. With a funny, clean, and obtainable viewpoint, Parenting past purple & Blue addresses all of the concerns that modern mom and dad should still consider—from gender-segregated birthday events and faculties to activities, sexualization, and emotional intelligence. This consultant empowers mom and dad to aid childrens escape of pink and blue bins to develop into their actual selves.

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Download E-books The Daddy Shift: How Stay-at-Home Dads, Breadwinning Moms, and Shared Parenting Are Transforming the American Family PDF

By Jeremy A. Smith

A revealing examine stay-at-home fatherhood-for males, their households, and for American society
 

It's a starting to be phenomenon between American households: fathers who in the reduction of on paid paintings to target elevating youngsters. yet what occurs whilst dads remain domestic? What do stay-at-home fathers fight with-and what do they celebrate in? How does taking on the mother's conventional position have an effect on a father's courting along with his companion, teenagers, and nuclear family? And what does stay-at-home fatherhood suggest for the bigger society?

In chapters that trade among large-scale research and intimate images of guys and their households, journalist Jeremy Adam Smith lines the problems, myths, psychology, sociology, and historical past of a brand new set of social relationships with far-reaching implications. because the American financial system faces its maximum quandary because the nice melancholy, Smith finds that many moms at the present time have the capacity to aid households and fathers are not any longer narrowly outlined via their skill to make money-they be able to be caregivers as well. 

The consequence, Smith argues, is a startling evolutionary increase within the American family members, one who may help households greater continue to exist the twenty-first century. As Smith explains, stay-at-home dads characterize a logical end result of 50 years of kinfolk swap, from a time whilst the belief of guys taking good care of young ones used to be actually unimaginable, to a brand new period while at-home dads are a small yet becoming a part of the panorama. Their numbers and cultural significance will proceed to rise-and Smith argues that they have to upward thrust, because the risky, international, inventive, technological economic system makes versatile gender roles either extra attainable and extra desirable.

But the tales of actual humans shape the guts of this publication: from all the pieces of the rustic and each stroll of lifestyles. they vary from operating type to prosperous, and they're black, white, Asian, and Latino. We meet Chien, who got here to Kansas urban as a refugee from the Vietnam struggle and this present day looks after a becoming relatives; Kent, a midwestern dad who nursed his son via life-threatening disabilities (and Kent's spouse, Misun, who hasn't ever doubted for a second that breadwinning is the easiest factor she will do for her family); Ta-Nehisi, a author in Harlem who sees concerned fatherhood as "the final carrier to black people"; Michael, a homosexual stay-at-home dad in Oakland who enjoys a profoundly loving and egalitarian partnership along with his husband; etc. via their tales, we find that as the US has developed and varied, so has fatherhood.

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Download E-books Homesick and Happy: How Time Away from Parents Can Help a Child Grow PDF

By Michael Thompson

An insightful and robust examine the magic of summer time camp—and why it's so very important for kids to be clear of domestic . . . if just for a bit while.
 
In an age while it’s the infrequent baby who walks to varsity on his personal, the concept of sending your “little ones” off to sleep-away camp will be overwhelming—for you and for them. yet parents’ first instinct—to look after their offspring particularly else—is truly depriving young children of the most important developmental milestones that ensue via allowing them to go—and observing them get back transformed.
 
In Homesick and Happy, well known baby psychologist Michael Thompson, PhD, stocks a robust argument for, and an important advisor to, this short loosening of ties. a superb champion of summer season camp, he explains how camp ushers your kids right into a exciting global delivering an atmosphere that almost all people at domestic can't: an electronics-free area, a multigenerational neighborhood, significant day-by-day rituals like staff nutrition and cabin clean-up, and a spot the place time easily slows down. within the buggy woods, icy swims, campfire sing-alongs, and bold adventures, childrens have emotionally major and character-building reviews; they typically develop in ways in which shock even themselves; they make lifelong stories and adored friends. Thompson indicates how teenagers who're clear of their mom and dad should be either homesick and chuffed, scared and profitable, fearful and exuberant. whilst teenagers visit camp—for every week, a month, or the full summer—they can adventure a few of the maximum maturation in their lives, and go back extra self sufficient, powerful, and fit.

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Download E-books Beautiful Eyes: A Father Transformed PDF

Through parenting a toddler with a incapacity, a father discovers persistence, recognition, and unconditional love.

In 1987, Paul Austin and his spouse Sally have been newlyweds, fascinated about their destiny jointly and fortunately expecting the delivery in their first baby. He used to be a scientific scholar and he or she used to be a nurse.

Everything replaced the instant the health care professional rushed their little one daughter from the room simply after her delivery, figuring out immediately that whatever was once improper. Sarah had almond-shaped eyes, a unmarried crease throughout her palm rather than 3, and low-set ears―all of which instructed that the newborn had Down syndrome.

Beginning at the day Sarah is born and finishing while she is a tender grownup dwelling in a bunch domestic, Beautiful Eyes is the tale of a father's trip towards reputation of a kid who's varied. In a voice that's unflinchingly sincere and unerringly compassionate, Austin chronicles his lifestyles together with his daughter: staring at her learn how to stroll and speak and shape her personal evaluations, making judgements approximately her destiny, and navigating cultural assumptions and prejudices―all the whereas confronting, with poignancy and relocating candor, his personal boundaries as her father.

It is Sarah herself, who, in her personal coming of age and her personal reconciling together with her distinction, teaches her father to appreciate her. many times, she surprises him: appearing girl Gaga’s "Poker Face" at a expertise exhibit; explaining how the be aware "retarded" is hurtful; reacting to the occasions of her existence with a mix of love, ache, and humor; and insisting on her personal humanity in a global that questions it. As Sarah starts off to blossom into herself, her father learns to seem prior his daughter’s incapacity and notice her because the lively, warmhearted, and uniquely clever individual she is.

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Download E-books El cerebro del niño (Fuera de colección) PDF

By Tina Payne Bryson

«Daniel Siegel y Tina Payne Bryson han escrito una guía magistral y fácil de leer para ayudar a desarrollar l. a. inteligencia emocional de los niños. Este brillante método convierte las interaciones cotidianas en valiosas oportunidades para moldear el cerebro. Cualquiera que se preocupe por los niños -y que quiera a un niño- debería leer El cerebro del niño.» Daniel Goleman, autor de Inteligencia emocional

En este libro innovador y práctico, Daniel J. Siegel, neuropsiquiatra y autor del bestseller Mindsight, y los angeles experta en paternidad Tina Payne Bryson desmitifican las difficulty y los conflictos, explicando los nuevos conocimientos científicos sobre cómo está constituido el cerebro y cómo madura.

Incluyendo claras explicaciones, estrategias correspondientes a las distintas edades para enfrentarse a las luchas cotidianas e ilustraciones que ayudan a explicar estos conceptos a los niños, El cerebro del niño enseña a cultivar un desarrollo emocional e intelectual sano para que los niños puedan tener una vida equilibrada, significativa y conectada.

Daniel J. Siegel es profesor de psiquiatría en los angeles Facultad de Medicina de los angeles UCLA, codirector del centro de investigación aware understanding de los angeles UCLA y director ejecutivo del Mindsight Institute. Es autor de las obras reconocidas internacionalmente como Cerebro y mindfulness y La mente en desarrollo. El health care professional Siegel pronuncia discursos de inauguración en congresos y presenta talleres en todo el mundo. Vive en Los Ángeles con su mujer y sus hijos.Tina Payne Bryson es psicoterapeuta de niños y adolescentes, consultora de padres y directora del departamento de educación y desarrollo parental en el Mindsight Institute. Conferenciante routine ante padres, educadores y profesionales, vive cerca de Los Ángeles con su marido y sus tres hijos.

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Download E-books Far From the Tree: Parents, Children and the Search for Identity PDF

By Andrew Solomon

Winner of the nationwide publication Critics Circle Award, a Books for a greater existence Award, and one among The ny occasions ebook Review’s Ten top Books of 2012, this masterpiece by way of the nationwide publication Award-winning writer of The Noonday Demon good points tales of oldsters who not just discover ways to care for their unprecedented kids, but in addition locate profound which means in doing so—“a courageous, attractive booklet that would extend your humanity” (People).

Solomon’s startling proposition in Far from the Tree is that being unparalleled is on the center of the human condition—that distinction is what unites us. He writes approximately households dealing with deafness, dwarfism, Down syndrome, autism, schizophrenia, or a number of serious disabilities; with teenagers who're prodigies, who're conceived in rape, who turn into criminals, who're transgender. whereas every one of those features is possibly keeping apart, the event of distinction inside of households is common, and Solomon files triumphs of affection over prejudice in each chapter.

All parenting activates a very important query: to what volume may still mom and dad settle for their kids for who they're, and to what quantity they need to aid them turn into their top selves. Drawing on ten years of analysis and interviews with greater than 300 households, Solomon mines the eloquence of standard humans dealing with severe challenges.

Elegantly said through a spectacularly unique and compassionate philosopher, Far from the Tree explores how those that love one another needs to fight to just accept each one other—a subject matter in each family’s existence.

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Download E-books From Rage to Courage: Answers to Readers' Letters PDF

By Alice Miller

Collected for the 1st time, Alice Miller’s so much necessary, healing, and necessary solutions to thousands of readers’ letters.

The popular formative years researcher, psychotherapist, and best-selling writer Alice Miller has acquired, all through her lengthy and wonderful occupation, numerous own letters from readers around the world. In From Rage to Courage, Dr. Miller has assembled the latest, generating an insightful paintings that illuminates the problems and results of youth abuse. even if exploring the relationship among repressed anger and actual health problems like melanoma, the explanations why many survivors of abuse flip to medicinal drugs or crime, or the cycle that condemns generations of households to cruelty in early life, Dr. Miller’s solutions are delicate, sincere, and supported by way of many years of expertise. Unafraid of controversy, she discusses much-debated theories similar to the impression of spiritual trust at the cultural traditions of kid abuse and the healing community’s denial of the reality and dependency on antidepressants. a pragmatic consultant to Dr. Miller’s special healing notion, this paintings once more affirms the therapeutic and freeing energy of retrieved feelings.

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Download E-books Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Child, 4th Edition: A Step-by-Step Program for a Good Night's Sleep PDF

The perennial favourite for fogeys who are looking to get their teenagers to sleep with ease—now in a totally revised and multiplied fourth edition!
 
during this totally up to date fourth variation, Dr. Marc Weissbluth, one of many country’s best pediatricians, overhauls his groundbreaking method of fixing and fighting your children’s sleep difficulties, from infancy via early life. In Healthy Sleep behavior, chuffed baby, he explains with authority and reassurance his step by step regime for instituting necessary conduct in the framework of your child’s average sleep cycles. Rewritten and reorganized to convey details much more successfully, this beneficial sourcebook comprises the most recent study on
 
• the simplest plan of action for sleep difficulties: prevention and treatment
• common errors mom and dad make attempting to get their youngsters to sleep
• various sleep wishes for various temperaments
• preventing the crybaby syndrome, nightmares, bedwetting, and more
• ways to get your child to go to sleep in line with her inner clock—naturally
• dealing with nap-resistant childrens and while to begin sleep-training
• why either evening sleep and day sleep are important
• hindrances for operating mothers and youngsters with sleep issues
• the father’s function in comforting children
• how early sleep issues may end up in later problems
• the advantages and downsides of permitting childrens to sleep within the kin bed
 
relaxation is essential in your child’s well-being, progress, and improvement. Healthy Sleep conduct, satisfied baby outlines confirmed thoughts that be sure stable, fit sleep for each age.
 
Praise for Healthy Sleep conduct, chuffed baby
 
“I positioned those ideas into practice—with fast effects. Dr. Weissbluth is a depended on source and adviser.”—Cindy Crawford

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Download E-books Free from Lies: Discovering Your True Needs PDF

By Alice Miller

“[Alice Miller] illuminates the darkish corners of kid abuse as few different students have done.”―Jordan Riak, NoSpank.net

because the landmark booklet of The Drama of the talented Child, not anyone has been extra influential than Alice Miller in empowering adults whose lives have been maimed emotionally and bodily as young children. Now Dr. Miller is going even additional, providing groundbreaking theories that increase communique among therapist and sufferer and permit the grownup to specific robust feelings which were trapped for years. useful and perceptive, Miller’s paintings explains what we will be able to count on from treatment, how we will determine the motives of our personal ache, and why unconscious soreness, unaddressed for many years, manifests itself later as melancholy, self-mutilation, primal inadequacy, and protracted loneliness. With its responses to readers’ letters and robust tales, Free from Lies is the end result of a existence dedicated to therapeutic others.

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