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Yardsticks: Children in the Classroom, Ages 4-14 - A Resource for Parents and Teachers
Chip Wood
0961863641
January 1997
Paperback
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Seth Rockmuller, President, Alliance for Parental Involvement in Education
Wood's warm appreciation of children and his fascination with the ways in which they grow are evident and help to make this a most useful book to anyone interested in child development--in or out of the classroom.

David Snyder, Principal, Allentown, PA
The best single resource on developmental stages that I have found. I always have this book nearby and give copies to teachers, paraprofessionals, and parents. I have ordered dozens of Yardsticks, and I keep running out!

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The Organized Student
Donna Goldberg
0743270207
June 2005
Paperback
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Review
"Donna Goldberg writes with the head of a professional and the heart of a mom. Her tips, tricks, and techniques are extraordinarily sensitive to the time constraints of today's families. Don't keep this book on your bookshelf. Keep it on your nightstand because you'll refer to it again and again."-- Rick Lavoie, author of It's So Much Work to Be Your Friend
"Of all the how-to books I've read, this one gets first prize. I predict that levels of parent-child frustration will drop significantly if they take the lessons to heart."-- Clarice J. Kestenbaum, M.D., professor of clinical psychology, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
"Donna Goldberg has been a pioneer in helping students get organized and achieve more in school."-- Barry J. Izsak, president, National Association of Professional Organizers...


Caring for School Age Children,3E
Phyllis M. Click, Jennifer Lynch
0766824411
July 5, 2001
Paperback
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Book Description
For those wanting to develop or enhance their skills as a child care provider, Caring for School-Age Children is an ideal choice. The book introduces the reader to the people in child care; the children; the families; and then shows how caregivers can help children in various competencies throughout different stages of childhood. Suggestions for designing day-to-day activities, program planning, creating environments that contribute to each child's success, as well as how to implement them, are meaningfully presented. This edition gives insights on handling behavioral and social issues, and how to use community resources and national programs to reinforce center or school based goals for improving quality through accreditation, credentialing, and evaluation. Also new to this two-colored edition are caregiver...


On Becoming Pre-Teen Wise
Gary Ezzo
0971453241
Nov 2001
Paperback
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The ABCs of Life : Lesson One: The Skills We All Need but Were Never Taught
Jon Oliver, Michael Ryan
0743237927
December 30, 2003
Paperback
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Bill Cosby
"Lesson One is full of good, workable suggestions. Let us pay attention, now."

Review
Bill CosbyLesson One is full of good, workable suggestions. Let us pay attention, now.
Alvin F. Poussaint, M.D.professor of psychiatry, Harvard Medical SchoolJon Oliver's entire career has been an expression of his passion for helping children and adults learn the practical skills necessary for happy, healthy, and productive lives. His program is a model for the entire nation. I've seen it; it works....This book is an excellent resource for raising strong, responsible children -- and becoming strong, responsible adults.
James P. Comer, M.D.Maurice Falk Professor of Child Psychiatry, Yale Child Study Center ...Lesson One: The ABCs of Life is accessible and an excellent guide for...


The Tween Years
Donna G. Corwin
0809229951
Oct 1998
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
Corwin (The Time-Out Prescription) describes a "Tween" as a "combination of the word teen and in between. Your Tween is in between childhood and the teenage yearsAa time of exploration, growth, change, and turbulence." This observation may be apt, but Corwin, who cites no compelling authority beyond being the mother of a 12-year-old, offers little in the way of practical advice or fresh approaches to parents who have been trying to cope with this latest developmental phase in their heretofore enchanting offspring. How to stimulate your child's intellect? "Get him a subscription to Time or Newsweek." Under the heading "Period!" (after noting that menstruation is a "highly sensitive subject" also known as "curse," "the rag") Corwin suggests, "You should talk with your daughter about why she menstruates" and "you...


Caring for Your School Age Child : Ages 5-12
Edward L. Schor
0553379925
July 6, 1999
Paperback
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Book Review
Puberty, divorce, drugs, masturbation, eating disorders, and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder are all waiting to ambush the unsuspecting parent in a midchild crisis, and each one is thoroughly addressed in this encyclopedic tour of the years between infancy and adolescence. In fact, the chapters that cover traditional medical problems--ear infections, stomach aches, hives, broken bones--are in the minority. Most of the clear, simple writing is devoted to social matters and the psychology of parenting. What should you do if your child is being bullied? Is it OK for a child to attend a funeral at this age? How do you control temper tantrums? Does it help to repeat a grade if your child isn't doing well in school?

The second in a three-volume series, this revised and updated guide culls advice from more than 60...



The Everything Tween Book
Linda Sonna
1580628702
May 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
Has your daughter started wearing makeup and thinking about boys—years before you dreamed it could happen? Are you concerned that your son has been acting up and talking back—while you’re sure you should still be his hero? As you know, the "tween" years, which fall between the ages of eight and twelve, can often be a challenging time for both you and your child. The Everything® Tween Book, written by child psychologist Dr. Linda Sonna, helps you navigate the trying years between childhood and adolescence. From addressing such serious issues as eating disorders and school violence to learning tolerance for pink and blue hair, The Everything® Tween Book helps you understand and cope with your child’s psychological, social, and emotional needs. The Everything® Tween Book provides...


Raising Great Kids Workbook for Parents of School-Age Children
Henry Cloud
0310234522
Nov 2000
Paperback
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Book Description
A workbook for parents of school-age children (6-12) to accompany Raising Great Kids, which is a joint project of authors Henry Cloud, John Townsend and Mothers of Preschoolers International (MOPS). In Raising Great Kids, Henry Cloud and John Townsend approach parenting from the perspective of their unique theological and developmental system, and MOPS provides the hands-on application.

Most Christian approaches to character building focus on obedience to God and on moral functioning, but the authors will show how biblical character includes competent functioning in other areas such as relationship skills, responsibility and follow through, self-control, perseverance, delay of gratification, ability to lose and grieve, and the ability to forgive. Most resources for parents emphasize either structure and...


Not Much Just Chillin': The Hidden Lives of Middle Schoolers
Linda Perlstein
0374208824
September 4, 2003
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
In contrast to the recent spate of books that focus on bullying (e.g., Rosalind Wiseman's Queen Bees and Wannabees and Rachel Simmons's Odd Girl Out), Washington Post education reporter Perlstein examines all facets of being an ordinary "tween." She discusses such issues as consumerism (according to Perlstein, 12- to 15-year-olds spend on average $59 a week, not counting money their parents spend on them); romance, which doesn't necessarily imply the couple ever spends time alone together; and the phenomenon of instant messaging-all to give parents of young children an idea of what lies ahead. True, much can be learned from reading catalogues and magazines geared specifically to preteens, like Delia's catalogue, CosmoGIRL! and YM, but Perlstein delves deeper into how boys and girls view life by tracking five...


The Between the Lions (R Book for Parents
Linda K. Rath
0060510277
Jan 2004
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Parents of preschoolers are probably familiar with the PBS children's series Between the Lions, which features a family of warm and fuzzy lion librarians and their cubs and friends. This book, by Between the Lions curriculum director Rath, and Kennedy, a journalist, is strictly for parents (despite the hokey lion cartoon illustrations sprinkled throughout the text). Part I focuses on the curriculum, but the real meat of the text is found in the following chapters, in which the authors provide an age-by-age guide to reading development, along with activity guides and book lists. While pointing out that each child is unique and follows his own path to literacy, the authors nevertheless offer parents a guideline for anticipated literacy and reading milestones from preschool to grade three. They outline the...


Growing Up too Fast : The Rimm Report on the Secret World of America's Middle Schoolers
Sylvia Rimm
1579547095
September 17, 2005
Hardcover
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Book Description
A leading child psychologist reveals the results of an unprecedented survey of America's pre-teens-and helps parents deal with the troubling findings

Through instant messaging, cell phones, and email, today's middle schoolers hide their real lives from their parents. To find out what these youngsters are really up to, Dr. Sylvia Rimm, author of the New York Times bestseller See Jane Win, conducted a survey of over 5,400 middle school kids and talked with over 300 students in focus groups. In Growing Up Too Fast, Dr. Rimm reveals the startling results of her research.

While parents remember high school as the time when they encountered sex, drugs, body image issues, and other "teenage" problems, today's kids face these pressures in middle school. In fact, some are confronting "teen"...


The Between the Lions (R) Book for Parents
Linda K. Rath
0060510285
Jan 2005
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
Parents of preschoolers are probably familiar with the PBS children's series Between the Lions, which features a family of warm and fuzzy lion librarians and their cubs and friends. This book, by Between the Lions curriculum director Rath, and Kennedy, a journalist, is strictly for parents (despite the hokey lion cartoon illustrations sprinkled throughout the text). Part I focuses on the curriculum, but the real meat of the text is found in the following chapters, in which the authors provide an age-by-age guide to reading development, along with activity guides and book lists. While pointing out that each child is unique and follows his own path to literacy, the authors nevertheless offer parents a guideline for anticipated literacy and reading milestones from preschool to grade three. They outline the...


Get Ready for Kindergarten!
Sharon Hinchey, Various (Illustrator)
1584763590
July 1, 2005
Hardcover
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Susan Leger-Ferraro, president and founder of Little Sprouts Child Enrichment Centers
It guides parents step-by-step through the maze of skills-readiness and confidence building that children need for a successful first year!

Book Description
Preparing for kindergarten can be overwhelming for both children and parents. This kit provides useful information, advice, and hands-on tools that children and parents need for a confident and successful first year. What’s in it for your child? Reusable games, activity books, and hands-on learning pieces that encourage… *Pre-reading and pre-writing skills, including letters, letter sounds, and rhyming *Early math skills, including numbers, counting, patterning, matching, and sorting *Thinking skills, such as recognizing colors and shapes,...


Playground Politics
Stanley I. Greenspan
0201408309
Sept 1994
Paperback
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CliffsNotes Parent's Crash Course Elementary School Science Fair Projects (CliffsNotes)
Faith Hickman Brynie
0764599348
September 30, 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
A Parent's Stress-free Guide to Last-minute Science Projects

"But it's due by Friday!"

Investigating the effect of that familiar phrase on a parent's mood and blood pressure might make a good science project, but you probably already know the results. With CliffsNotes Parent's Crash Course: Elementary School Science Fair Projects, you can turn science-project panic time into constructive time with your child. When the project is due, this book comes to the rescue!

Choose from ideas and directions for 60 different projects in 12 categories: Physical changes Chemistry Forces and motion Heat Light Sound Electricity Magnets Soil, rocks, and minerals Microscopic life Plants Behavior Each project idea includes the...



Your Five- And Six-Year-Old
Parents Magazine
0312264194
Nov 2000
Paperback
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Book Description
From America's #1 family magazine, a guide to your five- and six-year-old's emotional and cognitive milestones.

Sending your child off to a full day of school means enormous and exciting changes for you and your kindergartner. In Your Five- and Six-Year-Old, the expert editors of Parents magazine prepare you for your child's staggering intellectual leaps and deepening social skills over these transformative years.

Each chapter focuses on a unique developmental milestone-from separating from mom to learning to read and write to understanding values such as empathy and honesty. By giving you insights into what your child is going through- relating to a classroom of peers; being away from home more than ever-this book shows you the best ways to build her self-esteem without pushing...


Adolescents with Language and Learning Needs : A Shoulder to Shoulder Collaboration (School-Age Children)
Ph.D., Sandra Tattershall
1565938887
December 28, 2001
Paperback
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Book Description
A Volume in the School-Age Children Series. Adolescents with Language and Learning Needs provides a problem solving approach for collaborating with adolescents in order to understand their language and learning needs and make appropriate plans for including direct intervention and accommodation both within school learning and on the job. Specific scenarios will highlight adolescent styles with reflect language processing and affect learning. The problem solving sequence of identifying problems and making and implementing plans will frame suggestions for both partners in the collaborations: the speech-language pathologist and the adolescent. The focus in on problem solving for specific language and learning related problems as a model for problem solving throughout life.

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Raising a Reader
Jennie Nash
0312315341
Aug 2003
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
For parents overwhelmed with the many technical advice books written by specialists and teachers, Nash's anecdotal guide to getting children to pick up a book might be a refreshing change. Nash is not an educator, nor is she a learning specialist. She is, however, the author of The Victoria's Secret Catalog Never Stops Coming: And Other Lessons I Learned From Breast Cancer and the mother of two daughters, aged 10 and seven, who are both avid readers. Thus, her guide bursts with examples of her own personal frustrations and triumphs. As she reports on how she made progress with her children's literacy, she shares insights and practical tips, suggesting, for example, that parents and children both keep journals to track the books they've read. Nash's use of personal stories may not be the most scientific way to...

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