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  The Parenting 5
by Ruth Barker
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Experience throughout the early years lays the foundation for both neurolgical and physical wellbeing. An excellent early environment delivers readiness for life. Never again is there a preiod that is so influential on the make up of the human being. The Parenting 5 books assist parents and carers in creating the desired environment of preschoolers at home and in the childcare setting.
 

  Between Parent and Child
by Dr G Haim
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Over the past thirty-five years, Between Parent and Child has helped millions of parents around the world strengthen their relationships with their children. Written by renowned psychologist Dr. Haim Ginott, this revolutionary book offered a straightforward prescription for empathetic yet disciplined child rearing and introduced new communication techniques that would change the way parents spoke with, and listened to, their children.

Dr. Ginott's innovative approach to parenting has influenced an entire generation of experts in the field, and now his methods can work for you, too. In this revised edition, Dr. Alice Ginott, clinical psychologist and wife of the late Haim Ginott, and family relationship specialist Dr. H. Wallace Goddard usher this bestselling classic into the new century while retaining the book's positive message and Haim Ginott's warm, accessible voice.

Based on the theory that parenting is a skill that can be learned, this indispensable handbook will show you how to:
* Discipline without threats, bribes, sarcasm, and punishment
* Criticize without demeaning, praise without judging, and express anger without hurting
* Acknowledge rather than argue with children's feelings, perceptions, and opinions
* Respond so that children will learn to trust and develop self-confidence
 

  Childhood and Society
by E Erikson
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Childhood and Society deals with the relationships between childhood training and cultural accomplishment, analysing the infantile and the mature, the modern and the archaic elements in human motivation. It was hailed upon its first publication as 'a rare and living combination of European and American thought in the human sciences' (Margaret Mead, The American Scholar).
Translated into numerous foreign languages, it has gone on to become a classic in the study of the social significance of childhood.
 

  Endangered Minds
by Jane Healy
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Is today's fast-paced media culture creating a toxic environment for our children's brains?' In this landmark, bestselling assessment tracing the roots of America's escalating crisis in education, Jane M. Healy, Ph.D., examines how television, video games, and other components of popular culture compromise our children's ability to concentrate and to absorb and analyze information.
Drawing on neuropsychological research and an analysis of current educational practices, Healy presents in clear, understandable language:
* How growing brains are 'physically' shaped by experience
* Why television programs, even supposedly educational shows like 'Sesame Street', develop 'habits of mind' that place children at a disadvantage in school
* Why increasing numbers of children are diagnosed with attention deficit disorder
* How parents and teachers can make a critical difference by making children good learners from the day they are born.
 

  The Brain that Changes Itself
by Norman Doidge
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It is a plastic, living organ that can actually change its own structure and function, even into old age. Arguably the most important breakthrough in neuroscience since scientists first sketched out the brain's basic anatomy, this revolutionary discovery, called neuroplasticity, promises to overthrow the centuries-old notion that the brain is fixed and unchanging. The brain is not, as was thought, like a machine, or hardwired like a computer. Neuroplasticity not only gives hope to those with mental limitations, or what was thought to be incurable brain damage, but expands our understanding of the healthy brain and the resilience of human nature.
 

  Four Arguments for the Elimination of Television
by Jerry Mander
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A total departure from previous writing about television, this book is the first ever to advocate that the medium is not reformable.
 

  Hand
by Frank Wilson
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In this provocative celebration of the human hand, a neurologist makes the striking claim that the unique structure of the hand and its cooperation with the brain are the reasons why 'Homo sapiens' became the most intelligent animal on Earth.
 

  Homework Myth: Why Our Kids Get Too Much of a Bad Thing
by Alfie Kohn
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  Qty Price AUD $ 29.95
 
Adapted for easy use with children at home and based on the key ideas that create confident, independent children in Montessori schools, this inspiring book shows parents how to deal with children's physical and intellectual growth from birth to six years.
* Gives insights into how parents can respond to each stage of development.
* Provides strategies for helping children develop self-discipline, respect, and kindness. Includes tips for tackling problems such as temper tantrums and sibling rivalry.
* Activities, outings, and games are tailored to children's changing interests and abilities.
 

  How Babies Talk
by Roberta Golinkoff
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In their first three years of life babies face the most complex learning endeavour they will ever undertake as human beings: They learn to talk. Now, as researchers make new forays into the mystery of the development of the human brain, authors Roberta Michnick Golinkoff and Kathy Hirsh-Pasek, both developmental psychologists and language experts, offer parents a powerfully insightful guidebook to how infants, even while in the womb, begin to learn language. Along the way, the authors provide parents with the latest scientific findings, developmental milestones, and important advice on how to create the most effective learning environments for their children. This book takes readers on a fascinating, vitally important exploration of the dance between nature and nurture, and explains how parents can help their children learn more successfully.
 

  In Their Own Way: Discovering and Encouraging Your Child's Multiple Intelligences
by Thomas Armstrong
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A psychologist who is also a learning specialist gives a comprehensive update of his acclaimed book that shows parents and teachers how to tune in to children's individual styles of learning.
 

  Magic Years: Understanding and Handling the Problems of Early Childhood
by Selma Fraiberg
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In The Magic Years, Selma Fraiberg takes the reader into the mind of a child, showing how he confronts this world and learns to cope with it. With great warmth and perception, she discusses the problems at each stage of development and reveals the qualities -- above all, the quality of understanding -- that can provide the right answer at critical moments.
 

  No Contest: The Case Against Competition
by Alfie Kohn
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No Contest' stands as the definitive critique of competition. Contrary to accepted wisdom, competition is not basic to human nature; it poisons our relationships and holds us back from doing our best. In this new edition, Alfie Kohn argues that the race to win turns all of us into losers.
 

  No Grades + No Homework = Better Learning
by Alfie Kohn
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In a pair of lively and thought-provoking presentations, Alfie Kohn makes a compelling case that two traditional features of schooling - grades and homework - are not only unnecessary but actually undermine students interest in learning.

Research consistently finds that giving students letter or number grades leads them to think less deeply, avoid challenging tasks, and become less enthusiastic about whatever theyre learning _ and thats true for those who get As as well as Ds. Similarly, making children work what amounts to a second shift after having spent all day in school not only proves frustrating but also turns learning into a chore. Surprisingly, claims that homework enhances understanding or promotes better work habits are contradicted by both research and experience.

Rather than trying to tweak the details of how students are graded, or how much (or even what kind of) homework theyre assigned, Kohn argues that we need to ask whether the practices themselves really make sense.
 

  Positive Discipline
by Jane Nelsen
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All parents try to do their best - but the best of intentions don't always produce the best results. Dr. Jane Nelsen, an experienced psychologist, educator, and mother, believes that children misbehave when they feel thwarted in their need to belong and in their need for love and attention. An authoritative approach, using phrases like 'Because I said so!', will only lead to rebellious behavior. Instead, parents need basic principles that bring them and their children closer. They need Positive Discipline. Dr. Nelsen explains that parents who use kindness and firmness to teach life skills will encourage self-respect, self-discipline, cooperation, good behavior, and problem-solving skills in their children. In Positive Discipline, revised and updated for the '90s, she shows all of us, parents and teachers alike, exactly how her practical program works - answering, step-by-step, such important questions as: What works better than punishment to teach children positive, good behavior? What mistakes do most parents make in the name of love? How can parents turn their mistakes into assets? How can praise be dangerous? What are the dangers of trying to be Super Mom? How can teachers avoid discipline problems in the classroom?
 

  Positive discipline for Preschoolers: for the Early Years - Raising Children who are Responsible; Respectful and Resourceful
by Jane Nelsen
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Caring for young children is one of the most challenging tasks an adult will ever face. No matter how much you love your child, there will be moments filled with frustration, anger, and even desperation. There will also be questions: Why does my four-year-old deliberately lie to me? Why won't my three-year-old listen to me? Should I ever spank my preschooler when she is disobedient? Over the years, millions of parents just like you have come to trust the Positive Discipline series and its commonsense approach to child-rearing.
Now completely updated to report the latest research in child development and learning, 'Positive Discipline for Preschoolers' will teach you how to use methods to raise a child who is responsible, respectful, and resourceful. You'll find practical solutions for how to:
- Avoid the power struggles that often come with mastering sleeping, eating, and potty training
- See misbehavior as an opportunity to teach nonpunitive discipline -- not punishment
- Instill valuable social skills and positive behavior inside and outside the home by using methods that teach important life skills
- Employ family and class meetings to tackle behavorial challenges
- And much, much more!
This revised and updated third edition includes information from the latest research on neurobiology, diet and exercise, gender differences and behavior, the importance of early relationships and parenting, and new approaches to parenting in the age of mass media. In addition, this book offers new information on reducing anxiety and helping children feel safe in troubled times.
 

  Punished by Rewards: The Trouble with Gold Stars, Incentive Plans, A's, Praise and Other Bribes
by Alfie Kohn
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The basic strategy we use for raising children, teaching students, and managing workers can be summarized in six words: Do this and you'll get that. We dangle goodies (from candy bars to sales commissions) in front of people in much the same way we train the family pet. Drawing on a wealth of psychological research, Alfie Kohn points the way to a more successful strategy based on working with people instead of doing things to them.

'Do rewards motivate people?' asks Kohn. 'Yes. They motivate people to get rewards.'

Seasoned with humour and familiar examples, Punished By Rewards presents an argument unsettling to hear but impossible to dismiss.
 

  Schools Our Children Deserve: Moving Beyond Traditional Classrooms and Tougher Standards
by Alfie Kohn
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Drawing on stories from real classrooms and extensive research, Kohn tells parents, educators, and others interested in the debate how schools can help students explore ideas rather than filling them with forgettable facts and preparing them for standardised tests.
 

  Teaching Children Compassionately: how students and teachers can succeed with mutual understanding
by Marshall B Rosenberg
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In this keynote address to a national conference of Montessori educators, Marshall Rosenberg describes his progressive, radical approach to teaching that centers on compassionate connection. Marshall describes the counterproductive role that power and punishment play in our schools, and challenges educators to motivate students instead 'by a reverence for life.'
This practical application of Rosenberg's Nonviolent Communication (NVC) process offers educators the tools to create exceptional learning environments. This is an exceptional resource for teachers, school counselors, school administrators, child care providers and more.
Nonviolent Communication will help you: - Maximize the individual potential of all students - Improve trust and connection in your classroom community - Strengthen student interest, retention and connection to their work - Find cooperation without using demands - Improve classroom teamwork, efficiency and results
 

  Touching
by Ashley Montagu
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Publisher Marketing: With more than 300,000 copies sold, this landmark book is an impressive examination of the importance of touching. 'All professionals concerned with human behavior will find something of value. . . . Parents . . . can gain insight into the nurturing needs of infants.' -- Janet Rhoads, 'American Journal of Occupational Therapy'
 

  Unconditional Parenting: Moving from Rewards and Punishments to Love and Reason
by Alfie Kohn
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From the renowned author Alfie Kohn, this book is a provocative challenge to the conventional wisdom about discipline. This book takes a very different view to the subject of disciplining children, where he works to not only to change the minds of children and how they behave, but how parents think about their children. How to work with kids, to meet their needs, rather than against them.
 

  What Does It Mean To Be Well Educated
by Alfie Kohn
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Publisher Marketing:
Few writers ask us to question our fundamental assumptions about education as provocatively as Alfie Kohn. Time magazine has called him 'perhaps the country's most outspoken critic of education's fixation on grades [and] test scores.' And the Washington Post says he is 'the most energetic and charismatic figure standing in the way of a major federal effort to make standardized curriculums and tests a fact of life in every U.S. school.'

In this new collection of essays, Kohn takes on some of the most important and controversial topics in education of the last few years. His central focus is on the real goals of education--a topic, he argues, that we systematically ignore while lavishing attention on misguided models of learning and counterproductive techniques of motivation.

The shift to talking about goals yields radical conclusions and wonderfully pungent essays that only Alfie Kohn could have written. From the title essay's challenge to conventional, conservative definitions of a good education to essays on standards and testing and grades that tally the severe educational costs of overemphasizing a narrow conception of achievement, Kohn boldly builds on his earlier work and writes for a wide audience.

Kohn's new book will be greeted with enthusiasm by his many readers and by any teacher or parent looking for a refreshing perspective on today's debates about schools.
 

  What To Look For In A Classroom
by Alfie Kohn
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From self-esteem to school uniforms, from grade inflation to character education, Kohn raises a series of provocative questions about the status
 

  What's Going On in There?
by Lise Eliot
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Neuroscientist Lise Eliot's comprehensive and fascinating exploration of the brain's development from conception through the first five years is enriched by personal accounts of actual children. In these pages parents will learn what they themselves can do to help their children grow better brains.

As a research neuroscientist, Lise Eliot has made the study of the human brain her life's work. But it wasn't until she was pregnant with her first child that she became intrigued with the study of brain development. She wanted to know precisely how the baby's brain is formed, and when and how each sense, skill, and cognitive ability is developed. And just as important, she was interested in finding out how her role as a nurturer can affect this complex process. How much of her baby's development is genetically ordained--and how much is determined by environment? Is there anything parents can do to make their babies' brains work better -- to help them become smarter, happier people?

Drawing upon the exploding research in this field as well as the stories of real children, 'What's Going On in There?' is a lively and thought-provoking book that charts the brain's development from conception through the critical first five years. In examining the many factors that play crucial roles in that process, 'What's Going On in There?' explores the evolution of the senses, motor skills, social and emotional behaviours, and mental functions such as attention, language, memory, reasoning, and intelligence.

This remarkable book also discusses:
How a baby's brain is assembled from scratch?
The critical prenatal factors that shape brain development?
How the birthing process itself affects the brain?
Which forms of stimulation are most effective at promoting cognitive development?
How boys' and girls' brains develop differently?
How nutrition, stress, and other physical and social factors can permanently affect a child's brain?
Brilliantly blending cutting-edge science with a mother's wisdom and insight, 'What's Going On in There?' is an invaluable contribution to the nature versus nurture debate. Children's development is determined both by the genes they are born with and the richness of their early environment. This timely and important book shows parents the innumerable ways in which they can actually help their children grow better brains.
 

  Your Child's Growing Mind
by Jane Healy
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Hailed by parents and educators, Your Child's Growing Mind is a window into the fascinating process of brain development and learning. It looks at the roots of emotion, intelligence, and creativity, translating the most current scientific research into practical suggestions for parents and teachers.
Dr. Healy also addresses academic learning, offering countless suggestions for how parents can help without pushing. She explains the building blocks of reading, writing, spelling, and mathematics and shows how to help youngsters of all ages develop motivation, attention, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills.
Using the science of childhood development, she also examines today's hot issues, including learning disabilities, ADHD, influences of electronic media, and the hazards of forced early learning. From infancy to adolescence, this is the perfect guide to helping and enjoying a youngster's mental, personal, and academic growth.
 

  Raising Children Compassionately
by Marshall B Rosenberg
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  Qty Price AUD $ 18.99
 
This powerful, practical booklet offers the unique skills and perspective of the Nonviolent Communication (NVC) process. NVC stresses the importance of putting compassionate connection first to create a mutually respectful, enriching family dynamic filled with clear, heartfelt communication. An exceptional resource for parents, parent educators, families and anyone else who works with children.
 

  Raising an Emotionally Intelligent Child
by John Gottman
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  Qty Price AUD $ 18.99
 
In this book, Dr. Gottman explains how to coach children to regulate their emotional world to increase self-confidence, improve school performance, and contribute to greater physical health and healthier social relationships. Written for parents of children of all ages, Raising an Emotionally Intelligent Child will enrich the bonds between parent and child and contribute immeasurably to the development of a generation of emotionally healthy adults.
 

  The Child is Father of The Man
by Alvin Boyd Kuhn
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This book was originally a chapter in the book Sex As Symbol: The Ancient Light in Modern Psychology.
 

  The World of the Child
by Aline Wolf
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  Qty Price AUD $ 12.50
 
A Fable for Parents
 

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