Helping Children Succeed

Helping Children Succeed
Author: Paul Tough
Release: 2016-05-24
Editor: HarperCollins
Pages: 144
ISBN: 9780544935310
Language: en
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A NOW READ THIS PBS NewsHour and New York Times Book Review selection From the New York Times best-selling author of How Children Succeed comes an essential handbook of successful strategies to help kids overcome issues, learn, and thrive in today’s chaotic learning environments. In How Children Succeed, Paul Tough introduced us to research showing that personal qualities like perseverance, self-control, and conscientiousness play a critical role in children’s success. Now, in Helping Children Succeed, Tough takes on a new set of pressing questions: What does growing up with economic and other stresses do to children’s mental and physical development? How does adversity at home affect their success in the classroom, from preschool to high school? And what practical steps can the adults who are responsible for them take to improve their chances for a positive future? Tough once again encourages us to think in a new way about the challenges of childhood. Mining the latest research in psychology and neuroscience, he provides us with insights and strategies for a new approach to childhood adversity, one designed to help many more children succeed.

How Children Succeed

How Children Succeed
Author: Paul Tough
Release: 2012
Editor: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Pages: 231
ISBN: 9780547564654
Language: en
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Challenges conventional views about standardized testing to argue that success is more determined by self-discipline, and describes the work of pioneering researchers and educators who have enabled effective new teaching methods.

81 Questions for Parents

81 Questions for Parents
Author: Kristen J. Amundson
Release: 2021-05-15
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield
Pages: 200
ISBN: 9781475859355
Language: en
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This book provides answers to parents everyday questions regarding school.

Quiet Kids

Quiet Kids
Author: Christine Fonseca
Release: 2021-09-10
Editor: Routledge
Pages: 216
ISBN: 9781000495461
Language: en
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Being an introverted child is difficult, especially in an ever-increasingly noisy world. Often viewed as aloof, unmotivated, or conceited, introverted children are deeply misunderstood by parents, educators, and even their peers. That's where Quiet Kids: Help Your Introverted Child Succeed in an Extroverted World comes in. Designed to provide parents with a blueprint for understanding the nature of introversion, Quiet Kids provides specific strategies to teach children how to thrive in a world that may not understand them. Presented in an easy-to-read, conversational style, the book uses real-world examples and stories from introverts and parents to show parents and educators how to help children develop resiliency and enhance the positive qualities of being an introvert. With specific strategies to address academic performance, bullying, and resiliency, Quiet Kids is a must-read for anyone wishing to enhance the lives of introverted children.

All About ADHD

All About ADHD
Author: Thomas Phelan
Release: 2017-04-04
Editor: Sourcebooks, Inc.
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9781492637875
Language: en
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From the Author of Bestselling Parenting Series 1-2-3 Magic! For the estimated 20 million Americans with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder comes the third edition of All About ADHD by Dr. Thomas W. Phelan, an internationally renowned expert and lecturer on child discipline and ADHD. Completely updated with the latest research and treatment information, All About ADHD is a comprehensive guide to ADHD's symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment in children and adults, including information such as: The basic symptoms of ADHD and their effects on school, work, home, and personal relationships The differences in ADHD between boys and girls Counseling, school interventions, behavior management, and social skills training Research-based tips and techniques from an expert author Written in easy-to-understand language and with a positive, treatment-focused approach, All About ADHD is a must-have resource for parents, teachers, physicians, and mental health professionals.

Whatever it Takes

Whatever it Takes
Author: Paul Tough
Release: 2009
Editor: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Pages: 310
ISBN: 0547247966
Language: en
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An intriguing portrait of African-American activist Geoffrey Canada, creator of the Harlem Children's Zone, describes his radical new approach to eliminating inner-city poverty, one that proposes to transform the lives of poor children by changing their schools, their families, and their neighborhoods at the same time. Reprint.

Math Coach

Math Coach
Author: Wayne A. Wickelgren,Ingrid Wickelgren
Release: 2001
Editor: Berkley Publishing Group
Pages: 283
ISBN: 0425179834
Language: en
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From counting to algebra, it all adds up when parents use this easy math guide to help their kids make the grade.

Teaching the Restless

Teaching the Restless
Author: Chris Mercogliano
Release: 2004-01-15
Editor: Beacon Press
Pages: 268
ISBN: 9780807032572
Language: en
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ducator Chris Mercogliano has been working with hyperactive (ADHD) children for many years at the Free School in Albany, New York, and has developed numerous ways to help these students relax, focus, modulate emotional expression, make responsible choices, and forge lasting friendships-all prerequisites for learning. In Teaching the Restless, Mercogliano uses the stories of six boys and three girls to share valuable lessons, offering a way to work with these children without assigning them labels or resorting to the use of stimulant drugs like Ritalin.

Going to School

Going to School
Author: Sharon L. Ramey,Craig T. Ramey
Release: 1999
Editor: Goddard PressInc
Pages: 277
ISBN: PSU:000044837594
Language: en
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Discusses such topics as making friends, building good work habits, and monitoring quality education

Helping Your Child Succeed in School

Helping Your Child Succeed in School
Author: Michael H. Popkin,Bettie B. Youngs,Jane M. Healy
Release: 1995
Editor: Active Parenting Pub
Pages: 221
ISBN: 1880283158
Language: en
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Supportive and creative ways to help your child learn.

The Everything Parent s Guide to Children with Executive Functioning Disorder

The Everything Parent s Guide to Children with Executive Functioning Disorder
Author: Rebecca Branstetter
Release: 2013-12-06
Editor: Everything
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9781440566851
Language: en
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The vital skills children need to achieve their full potential! Being organized. Staying focused. Controlling impulses and emotions. These are some of the basic executive functioning (EF) skills children need to function and succeed as they grow. But what can you do if your child is struggling with one or all of these skills? With this hands-on guide, you'll learn what EF difficulties look like and how you can help your child overcome these challenges. Psychologist Rebecca Branstetter teaches you how to help improve the executive functions, including: Task initiation Response inhibition Focus Time management Working memory Flexibility Self-regulation Completing tasks Organization With checklists to help enforce skills and improve organization, The Everything Parent's Guide to Children with Executive Functioning Disorder is your step-by-step handbook for helping your child concentrate, learn, and thrive!

The Importance of Being Little

The Importance of Being Little
Author: Erika Christakis
Release: 2016-02-09
Editor: Penguin
Pages: 400
ISBN: 9780698195011
Language: en
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“Christakis . . . expertly weaves academic research, personal experience and anecdotal evidence into her book . . . a bracing and convincing case that early education has reached a point of crisis . . . her book is a rare thing: a serious work of research that also happens to be well-written and personal . . . engaging and important.” --Washington Post "What kids need from grown-ups (but aren't getting)...an impassioned plea for educators and parents to put down the worksheets and flash cards, ditch the tired craft projects (yes, you, Thanksgiving Handprint Turkey) and exotic vocabulary lessons, and double-down on one, simple word: play." --NPR The New York Times bestseller that provides a bold challenge to the conventional wisdom about early childhood, with a pragmatic program to encourage parents and teachers to rethink how and where young children learn best by taking the child’s eye view of the learning environment To a four-year-old watching bulldozers at a construction site or chasing butterflies in flight, the world is awash with promise. Little children come into the world hardwired to learn in virtually any setting and about any matter. Yet in today’s preschool and kindergarten classrooms, learning has been reduced to scripted lessons and suspect metrics that too often undervalue a child’s intelligence while overtaxing the child’s growing brain. These mismatched expectations wreak havoc on the family: parents fear that if they choose the “wrong” program, their child won’t get into the “right” college. But Yale early childhood expert Erika Christakis says our fears are wildly misplaced. Our anxiety about preparing and safeguarding our children’s future seems to have reached a fever pitch at a time when, ironically, science gives us more certainty than ever before that young children are exceptionally strong thinkers. In her pathbreaking book, Christakis explains what it’s like to be a young child in America today, in a world designed by and for adults, where we have confused schooling with learning. She offers real-life solutions to real-life issues, with nuance and direction that takes us far beyond the usual prescriptions for fewer tests, more play. She looks at children’s use of language, their artistic expressions, the way their imaginations grow, and how they build deep emotional bonds to stretch the boundaries of their small worlds. Rather than clutter their worlds with more and more stuff, sometimes the wisest course for us is to learn how to get out of their way. Christakis’s message is energizing and reassuring: young children are inherently powerful, and they (and their parents) will flourish when we learn new ways of restoring the vital early learning environment to one that is best suited to the littlest learners. This bold and pragmatic challenge to the conventional wisdom peels back the mystery of childhood, revealing a place that’s rich with possibility.

School Sense

School Sense
Author: Tiffani Chin,P. H. D. Chin
Release: 2004
Editor: Santa Monica PressLlc
Pages: 334
ISBN: 189166140X
Language: en
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Provides general information for parents on helping their children succeed academically, including choosing a school; parent involvement; helping with homework, reports and projects; creating an academic home environment; and more.

Bright Kids Who Can t Keep Up

Bright Kids Who Can t Keep Up
Author: Ellen Braaten,Brian Willoughby
Release: 2014-07-14
Editor: Guilford Publications
Pages: 207
ISBN: 9781462515882
Language: en
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Do you find yourself constantly asking your child to "pick up the pace"? Does he or she seem to take longer than others to get stuff done--whether completing homework, responding when spoken to, or getting dressed and ready in the morning? Drs. Ellen Braaten and Brian Willoughby have worked with thousands of kids and teens who struggle with an area of cognitive functioning called "processing speed," and who are often mislabeled as lazy or unmotivated. Filled with vivid stories and examples, this crucial resource demystifies processing speed and shows how to help kids (ages 5 to 18) catch up in this key area of development. Helpful practical tools can be downloaded and printed in a convenient 8 1/2" x 11" size. Learn how to obtain needed support at school, what to expect from a professional evaluation, and how you can make daily routines more efficient--while promoting your child's social and emotional well-being.

Working Parents Can Raise Smart Kids

Working Parents Can Raise Smart Kids
Author: John E. Beaulieu,Alex Granzin,Deborah S. Romaine
Release: 1999
Editor: Parkland PressInc
Pages: 216
ISBN: 096663165X
Language: en
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Written and designed especially for you--a working, time-starved parent. Read the chapters in any order, find ideas that work for you, and give them a try ... Then try more as time permits. You'll be amazed at the difference even a few changes make in your child's attitude and school success!

Helping Your Child with Language Based Learning Disabilities

Helping Your Child with Language Based Learning Disabilities
Author: Daniel Franklin
Release: 2018-07-01
Editor: New Harbinger Publications
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9781684031009
Language: en
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Based in cutting-edge research in neuroscience, education, and the principles of attachment-based teaching, this important guide for parents offers tools and practices to help children transcend language-based learning difficulties, do better in school, and gain self-confidence and self-esteem. If your child has a language-based learning difficulty—such as dyscalculia, dyslexia, and auditory processing disorder—they may have to work twice as hard to keep up with their peers in school. Your child may also have feelings of frustration, anger, sadness, or shame as a result of their learning differences. As a parent, it hurts to see your child struggle. But the good news is that there are proven-effective strategies you can learn to help your child be their best. This book will show you how. Helping Your Child with Language-Based Learning Disabilities outlines an attachment-based approach to help your child succeed based in the latest research. This research indicates that a secure attachment relationship between you and your child actually optimizes their learning ability by enhancing motivation, regulating anxiety, and triggering neuroplasticity. In this book, you’ll discover why it’s so important to accurately assess your child, find new perspectives on LBLDs based on the most current studies, and discover tips and strategies for navigating school, home life, and your child’s future. Most importantly, you’ll learn how your own special bond with your child can help spark their interest in reading, writing, and math. Every child is unique—and every child learns in his or her own way. With this groundbreaking guide, you’ll be able to help your child thrive, in school and life.

UnSelfie

UnSelfie
Author: Michele Borba
Release: 2017-05-23
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9781501110078
Language: en
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Includes a Touchstone reading group guide in unnumbered pages at end of work.

Parenting Bright Kids Who Struggle in School

Parenting Bright Kids Who Struggle in School
Author: Dewey Rosetti
Release: 2021-09-03
Editor: Routledge
Pages: 194
ISBN: 9781000495003
Language: en
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Parenting Bright Kids Who Struggle in School guides parents through the challenging and often unfamiliar landscape of raising kids who have been labeled with learning differences, including dyslexia, ADHD, autism, sensory processing disorder, and more. This book: Builds upon Harvard professor Todd Rose's groundbreaking research in the "Science of Individuality." Helps parents target their child's jagged profile of strengths and weaknesses. Explains a child's context of learning and multiple pathways. Teaches revolutionary techniques to encourage strengths and mitigate weaknesses. Helps parents manage the emotional fallout of raising a child who does not conform to the "average" model of learning. Drawing from her own experience as a parent of a child with learning differences—who is now a highly successful adult—the author outlines clear lessons from a quarter century of advocating for kids who learn differently.

Let Them Thrive

Let Them Thrive
Author: Katie Novak
Release: 2017
Editor: Cast Professional Publishing
Pages: 170
ISBN: 1930583168
Language: en
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Let Them Thrive provides parents with a practical understanding of how education works--and how it can work better--for their children. Every learner is as unique as his or her fingerprints. But one-size-fits-all schooling doesn't account for those variations. In this highly readable book (with unique cartoon illustrations), bestselling author, educator, and parent Katie Novak introduces the research-based framework Universal Design for Learning (UDL). Parents learn the origins of UDL in the learning sciences and in practice. (UDL is prominent in the federal Every Student Succeeds Act). They also learn strategies, tips, and tools to support their children's learning in school and in life. Let Them Thrive is an important new contribution to the growing literature on UDL, the first such book directly aimed at parents.

Helping Your Child Succeed in Public School

Helping Your Child Succeed in Public School
Author: Cheri Fuller
Release: 1999
Editor: Focus on the Family Pub
Pages: 285
ISBN: 156179709X
Language: en
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An updated revision of the encouraging, positive book that draws on the experiences of those who have dealt with the challenges of public school.