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Parenting With Presence

Author : Susan Stiffelman, MFT
ISBN : 9781608683260
Genre : Family & Relationships
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Our children can be our greatest teachers. Parenting expert Susan Stiffelman writes that the very behaviors that push our buttons — refusing to cooperate or ignoring our requests — can help us build awareness and shed old patterns, allowing us to raise our children with greater ease and enjoyment. Filled with practical advice, powerful exercises, and fascinating stories from her clinical work, Parenting with Presence teaches us how to become the parents we most want to be while raising confident, caring children. “Shows parents how they can transform parenting into a spiritual practice.” — Eckhart Tolle, author of The Power of Now “Clear, wise, soulful, and poetic.” — Alanis Morissette

Mindful Parenting In A Messy World

Author : Michelle Gale
ISBN : 1628654813
Genre : Family & Relationships
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Michelle Gale takes us on an intimate (and often hilarious) journey through her most difficult life experiences to show us when we embrace our struggles and imperfections with awareness, humor, and love, our suffering becomes our greatest strength.

Parenting Without Power Struggles

Author : Susan Stiffelman
ISBN : 9781451667677
Genre : Family & Relationships
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Do you ever find yourself asking . . . • How can you get your children to do their homework without meltdowns, threats or bribes? • How can you have a drama-free morning where the kids actually get out the door in time for school? • How can you better manage your kids’ screen time without making them want to hide what they’re doing from you? Family therapist Susan Stiffelman is here to help. While most parenting programs are designed to coerce kids to change, Parenting Without Power Struggles does something innovative, showing you how to come alongside your children to awaken their natural instincts to cooperate, rather than at them with threats or bribes, which inevitably fuels their resistance. By staying calm and being the confident “Captain of the ship” your child needs, you will learn how to parent from a place of strong, durable connection, and you’ll be better able to help your kids navigate the challenging moments of growing up. Drawing upon her successful practice and packed with real-life stories, Parenting Without Power Struggles is an extraordinary guidebook for transforming the day-to-day lives of busy parents—and the children they love.

Parental Presence

Author : Haim Omer
ISBN : 1891944398
Genre : Family & Relationships
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Mental health professionals are being asked to intervene in more and more cases where children are described as out of control and parents have lost control. The author addresses the problem head on to this volume integrating case excerpts with concrete strategies, be shows how parents can recover the capacity to take action.

The Power Of Presence

Author : Joy Thomas Moore
ISBN : 9781538743812
Genre : Family & Relationships
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For single parents, working parents, and caregivers who worry about the time they spend away from their children, the mother of The Other Wes Moore shares strategies to raise happy, well adjusted kids. As the mother of Wes Moore, whose memoir about overcoming the obstacles that face a fatherless young black man was a huge bestseller, Joy is constantly asked: How did you do it? How can you be a good parent, have a career and stay healthy when you don't have a partner to pick up the slack? How do you connect with a child when you can't always be there? Joy's answer is "presence." Specifically, seven different ways of being a force in a child's life, ensuring that they feel your influence. We can't always be physically there for our children, but the power of presence can help us to be a voice in the back of their minds that guides them through difficult times. In The Power of Presence, Moore explores seven pillars of presence--heart, faith, mind, courage, financial freedom, values, and connectedness--that all parents can use to positively influence their children. Using compelling stories from women who have been there and practical advice on everything from savings accounts to mindfulness, this book is a compassionate look at what it takes to raise great kids even in less than ideal circumstances. /div

Growing Up Transnational Identity And Kinship In A Global Era

Author : May Friedman
ISBN : 9781442695238
Genre : Social Science
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Stereotypes and cultural imperialism often provide a framework of fixed characteristics for postmodern life, yet fail to address the implications of questions such as, "Where are you from?" Growing Up Transnational challenges the assumptions behind this fixed framework to look at the interconnectivity, conflict, and contradictions within current discussions of identity and kinship. This collection offers a fresh, feminist perspective on family relations, identity politics, and cultural locations in a global era. Using an interdisciplinary approach from fields including gender studies, postcolonial theory, and literary theory, this volume questions the concept of hybridity and the tangible implications of assumed identities. The rich personal narratives of the authors explore hyphenated identities, hybridized families, and the challenges and rewards of lives on and beyond borders. The result is a new transnational sensibility that explores the redefinition of the self, the family, and the nation.

A Time For Presence

Author : Ashley Wright
ISBN : 173327040X
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In a time when cell phones, tablets, televisions and many other electronic devices consume the every day parent and child... We often lose sight of the importance of human connection and presence; looking to escape more, make money more, or even relax more. This composition of illustration and prose depicts a true story of a child and her mother finding themselves in said spaces, even when visiting the park. Yet, as the little girl urges her mother to play with her, to just be with her, the mother receives a much needed lesson on presence and connection. Therefore, surrendering to what matters most; to each other and to joy. Indulge with your introspection as you read this gentle and timely reminder on the Now. Smile, teach and encourage your children as they engage with the colors and relate with their own experiences of mommy and me.


Author : Steven Tuber
ISBN : 9781442254824
Genre : Psychology
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Parenting: Contemporary Clinical Perspectives offers fresh insights into treating parents and their children that highlight the evolving role of parents throughout the lifespan and amidst contemporary social pressure and change. By drawing from their own personal experiences as well as those from clinical practice, distinguished clinicians and analysts examine each phase of parenting through a variety of lenses to tackle our biggest parenting questions. While we must be highly present for our children to help them develop a sense of self-worth, we must simultaneously step back if we want them to develop a sense of autonomy and individuality. As our role as parent changes, how can we maintain a sense of grace, humor, and perspective? How can our work in practice inform and enrich our parenting, and vice versa? Thoughtful and engaging, this volume is a valuable resource for family therapists and clinicians, especially those who are parents themselves.

29 Rules For Smart Parenting

Author : Rolf Arnold
ISBN : 9781475814729
Genre : Family & Relationships
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The 29 Rules for Smart Parenting are intended to help the reader to become more effective as parents and teachers. On this basis, any advice to establish a friendly relationship with your children misses the fundamental point in the parenting challenge: the responsibility felt and lived. This provides a feeling of security that is far different from feeling accepted in a friendly relationship. Children feel in this elevated awareness that something is expected of them, but at the same time, also know they are on “safe ground” to experiment, to try, and to fail. Such parenting builds trust and establishes an inner basis on which self-confidence and personal responsibility can develop and mature.

High Conflict Parenting Post Separation

Author : Eia Asen
ISBN : 9780429889301
Genre : Law
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High-Conflict Parenting Post-Separation: The Making and Breaking of Family Ties describes an innovative approach for families where children are caught up in their parents’ acrimonious relationship - before, during and after formal legal proceedings have been initiated and concluded. This first book in a brand-new series by researchers and clinicians at the Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families (AFNCCF) outlines a model of therapeutic work which involves children, their parents and the wider family and social network. The aim is to protect children from conflict between their parents and thus enable them to have healthy relationships across both ‘sides’ of their family network. High-Conflict Parenting Post-Separation is written for professionals who work with high-conflict families – be that psychologists, psychiatrists, child and adult psychotherapists, family therapists, social workers, children’s guardians and legal professionals including solicitors and mediators, as well as students and trainees in all these different disciplines. The book should also be of considerable interest for parents who struggle with post-separation issues that involve their children.

The Presence Of The Therapist

Author : Monica Lanyado
ISBN : 9781135451806
Genre : Psychology
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The Presence of the Therapist uses clinical studies based on the author's publications over the past 18 years to illustrate work with severely distressed children. The reader is encouraged to enter a dialogue with the author to explore the many dilemmas and difficulties of working with a person who has become highly defensive or fearful as a result of what has happened to them. This book is a highly stimulating account of psychotherapeutic practice. It facilitates careful and broad thought about the therapeutic process and relationship that will improve clinical practice. The practical advice on how to survive in this demanding work will be of great benefit to all psychotherapists.

Poisonous Parenting

Author : Shea M. Dunham
ISBN : 9781136976407
Genre : Psychology
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Poisonous Parenting shows readers how to recognize the effects of negative parenting and strategies for helping adult children who are suffering from toxic attitudes and behaviors. Readers will learn when to try to save the relationship, when to proceed with caution, and when to disconnect in order to keep the poison from spreading.

Finding Magic In The Mess

Author : Steven Fonso
ISBN : 9780525504887
Genre : Family & Relationships
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A supportive guide for busy parents who want to connect more and stress less. In our stressed-out culture, too many parents are just coping rather than thriving, juggling demands on their time and energy, and tuning out their inner voices and deeper visions for family life in order to keep their heads above water. There is a better way. Coaching parents through his holistic health practice, Dr. Steven Fonso has helped thousands of families reconnect with what matters most: slowing down to savor authentic moments of connection and letting go of the noise and stress that all too often get in the way. In this reflective and heartfelt guide, you'll find insights and advice for bringing your best self to every parenting challenge, great and small, with greater awareness, authenticity, and grace. Topics include: * recognizing our old patterns--and interrupting them * seeing our kids as teachers, and following their lead to experience more presence and joy * letting go of the need to be perfect--and the expectation that our kids should be, too * reframing challenges as an opportunity to grow--within ourselves and together as a family As calming as a talk with a dear friend, this deceptively simple book turns parenting "truths" upside down to reveal a path to greater presence and connection.

Parenting Plan Evaluations

Author : Kathryn Kuehnle
ISBN : 9780199921256
Genre : Psychology
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When conducting parenting plan evaluations, mental health professionals need to be aware of a myriad of different factors. More so than in any other form of forensic evaluation, they must have an understanding of the most current findings in developmental research, behavioral psychology, attachment theory, and legal issues to substantiate their opinions. As such there is an essential need for a text focused on translating and implementing research associated with the most important topics within the family court. This book addresses this gap in the literature by presenting an organized and in-depth analysis of the current research and offering specific recommendations for applying these findings to the evaluation process. Written by experts in the child custody arena, chapters cover issues associated with the most important and complex issues that arise in family court, such as attachment and overnight timesharing with very young children, dynamics between divorced parents and children's potential for resiliency, co-parenting children with chronic medical conditions and developmental disorders, domestic violence during separation and divorce, gay and lesbian co-parents, and relocation, among others. The scientific information provided in these chapters assists forensic mental health professionals to proffer empirically-based opinions, conclusions and recommendations. Parenting Plan Evaluations is a must-read for legal practitioners, family law judges and attorneys, and other professionals seeking to understand more about the science behind child custody evaluations.

Managing Diversity In Today S Workplace Strategies For Employees And Employers 4 Volumes

Author : Michele A. Paludi
ISBN : 9780313393181
Genre : Business & Economics
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This four-volume set provides updated empirical research and best practices for understanding and managing workplace diversity in the 21st century, including issues of gender, race, generation, disability, sexual orientation, national origin, and age.

The Conscious Parent

Author : Shefali Tsabary
ISBN : 1897238452
Genre : Family & Relationships
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Offers guidance for parents on establishing a relationship with their inner wholeness through their children.

Parenting The Custodial Grandchild

Author : Bert Hayslip
ISBN : 9780826116857
Genre : Family & Relationships
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" Highlighted coverage includes: Intergenerational relationships/intergenerational transmission of values and implications for parenting among custodial grandparents Adjustments custodial grandchildren must make in the school system, viewed from an assistant principal and school counselor Experiences/perceptions of adult children raised by their grandparents- impact on relationships with grandparents and the parenting of their own children Role of adult parents when grandparents are raising grandchildren This book, vital for family counselors, mental health practitioners, educators, school counselors, social workers, psychologists, and social service providers, approaches custodial grandparents and their grandchildren from case studies, empirical findings, national datasets and longitudinal work. It defines new areas of understanding of custodial grandparents such as dealing with grief and loss and intergenerational ambivalence. "

Parenting By Developmental Design

Author : Vivian L. Houk
ISBN : 9781621891376
Genre : Religion
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In this book, Vivian Houk acknowledges that parenting is really hard work. There is no getting around that. It just is! While many books have been written about all major areas of development, she brings light to what may be the least understood and most confusing area of parenting today: the spiritual lives of their children. Parenting by Developmental Design was written for interested and engaged parents who need affirmation and want to know more about the pathway of spiritual formation for their children. For those who don't know how to begin, it offers hope and encouragement. God has given us some amazing and powerful tools, writes Houk, which are useful and effective in providing direction for those of us who suffer from the fear of failure or incompetence. We have the gift of imagination; the use of symbol, ritual, and celebration; and the tools for calming fears and healing wounds. And above all, the gift of the Holy Spirit. You are not alone or incapable. Anyone who values the stories of both the adult and child who walk with God will find this book enjoyable, engaging, and challenging.

Parenting In A New Age

Author : Mahendri Valaitham
ISBN : 1452541094
Genre : Family & Relationships
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“Parenting in a New Age” will help you understand your higher purpose !!! You have the power to make a difference … Whether you are a parent, teacher, care giver or work with children on a regular basis, you will know we are experiencing a kind of evolution. Parenting is a journey and much happens on this journey. With the challenges we are experiencing, this book will adequately equip you for this journey. A new epoch of children are populating this planet with an invigorating renewed energy but the masses remain oblivious to this transition. The time has come for us to find ourselves and evolve to our true purpose through conscious parenting. We are the parents who will be responsible for the shaping of a new era. This book will equip you with an insightful awareness into these key critical areas of parenting in a new era :- Understanding the children of a new era, Discovering conscious parenting, Shifting to positive paradigms, Creating balance, Finding the gift of being a family, Becoming a life coach to your children, “Change is imperative for our evolution and change is sure to come about through accepting our responsibility of conscious parenting”.

Attachment Focused Parenting Effective Strategies To Care For Children

Author : Daniel A. Hughes
ISBN : 0393707156
Genre : Psychology
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An expert clinician brings attachment theory into the realm of parenting skills. Attachment security and affect regulation have long been buzzwords in therapy circles, but many of these ideas—so integral to successful therapeutic work with kids and adolescents— have yet to be effectively translated to parenting practice itself. Moreover, as neuroscience reveals how the human brain is designed to work in good relationships, and how such relationships are central to healthy human development, the practical implications for the parent-child attachment relationship become even more apparent. Here, a leading attachment specialist with over 30 years of clinical experience brings the rich and comprehensive field of attachment theory and research from inside the therapy room to the outside, equipping therapists and caregivers with practical parenting skills and techniques rooted in proven therapeutic principles. A guide for all parents and a resource for all mental health clinicians and parent-educators who are searching for ways to effectively love, discipline, and communicate with children, this book presents the techniques and practices that are fundamental to optimal child development and family functioning—how to set limits, provide guidance, and manage the responsibilities and difficulties of daily life, while at the same time communicating safety, fun, joy, and love. Filled with valuable clinical vignettes and sample dialogues, Hughes shows how attachment-focused research can guide all those who care for children in their efforts to better raise them.

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