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Different Dads: Father's Stories of Parenting Disabled Children

Fathers of disabled children can feel overlooked when the focus of much parenting support is aimed at mothers. 'Different Dads' is a collection of personal testimonies written by fathers of children with a disability who reflect on their own experiences and offer advice to other fathers and families on the challenges of raising a child with a disability. The fathers featured represent a broad spectrum of experiences. Contributors are...

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The New Baby Answer Book

When will my baby sleep through the night? • How much childproofing do I need? • How do I prevent temper tantrums? • When is my child ready to potty train? Is my baby "good"? Should I pick my baby up when he cries? What's the best way to introduce a new baby to an older sibling? Is co-sleeping with my child okay? Am I spoiling my child? How can I convince my child to try new foods? What should I do when my child argues with her frien...

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Great Psychologists as Parents

Does it make you a better parent if you have pioneered scientific theories of child development? In a unique study, David Cohen compares what great psychologists have said about raising children and the way they did it themselves. Did the experts practice what they preached? Using an eclectic variety of sources, from letters, diaries, autobiographies, biographies, as well as material from interviews, each chapter focuses on a key fig...

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The Handbook to Wills, Funerals, and Probate: How to Protect Yourself and Your Survivors

Few people want to think about death and fewer still know how to properly plan for it. As a result many people pass away, leaving their families to deal with confusing financial concerns. "The Handbook to Wills, Funerals, and Probate, Third Edition" simplifies this topic - clearly and concisely explaining wills and how they function, probate and death taxes, making funeral arrangements, and settling and closing an estate. With laws c...

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The Encyclopedia of Child Abuse

More than three million children are the victims of various types of abuse each year. "The Encyclopedia of Child Abuse, Third Edition" is a comprehensive guide to the characteristics and causes of abuse, its impact on children, different types of abuse, aid and treatments for both the abused and the abuser, legal and social issues, and a great deal more. Now thoroughly revised and expanded, more than 400 entries explain all the key i...

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To Train Up a Child

Three thousand years ago, a wise man said, “Train up a child in the way that he should go and when he is old he will not depart from it.” Good training is not crisis management; it is what you do before the need of discipline arises. Most parenting is accidental rather than deliberate. Imagine building a house that way. We don’t need to reinvent training. There are child training principles and methods that have worked from antiquity...

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Caring for Children with Special Healthcare Needs and Their Families

Caring for Children with Special Healthcare Needs and Their Families: A Handbook for Healthcare Professionals provides a guide for addressing the challenges of providing optimal general and routine care for the special needs population.  More than just caring for the patients, the text stresses the importance of caring for their families as well. The book begins with chapters on common aspects of this population, including physical o...

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Get a Good Night's Sleep!

Get a Good Night's Sleep! focuses on sleeping habits while discussing steps children can take to practice healthy lifestyles. Readers are introduced to why a bedtime is important, the sleep cycle, and routines to follow in order to get a good night's sleep.

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Little Swimmer: Improve Your Child's Confidence and Physical Development

For children, swimming is an opportunity to develop both physically and mentally. In this book you will find information on how to prepare a child for a visit to the swimming pool, what to remember when going to classes, and how to make every visit safe. A large part has been devoted to games in the water with children between 3 months up to 4 years of age.

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The Therapist's Notebook On Strengths And Solution-Based Therapies

The Therapist's Notebook on Strengths and Solution-Based Therapies offers multiple pathways for those in helping relationships to employ strengths and solution-based (SSB) principles and practices as a vehicle for promoting positive change with individuals, couples, and families. The 100 exercises in this book are based on a series of core principles that are not only central to solution-based therapies; they have been demonstrated t...