Help Your Boys Succeed

The Essential Guide for Parents

Author: Gary Wilson

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1855394499

Category: Education

Page: 110

View: 7205

At least once a year, around the time of examination results, the papers are full of stories of how boys are underachieving in comparison to girls. While arousing the curiosity, and often deeply troubling the parents of boys, the press, and indeed the government, rarely offers more than the ‘laddish culture' or ‘anti social behaviour' as the root cause. Parents deserve and need to know the full range of reasons why boys are underachieving and, fundamentally, what they can do to help prevent disaffection and underachievement in their boys. This highly informative and highly practical book contains strong messages about the need to develop independence in boys, the importance of male role models within the close (and extended) family and what to look out for in school, including signs of peer pressure and limiting negative self beliefs. It gives advice on how best to support boys in their learning and in developing self esteem.
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Help Your Child to Succeed

The Essential Guide for Parents

Author: Bill Lucas,Alistair Smith

Publisher: Pembroke Publishers Limited

ISBN: 9781551381794

Category: Education

Page: 96

View: 6329

This helpful resource offers parents a repertoire of wonderful opportunities for discovery, exploration, and just plain fun. Packed with activities, games, tips, and suggestions, this colorful book also offers advice for dealing with everyday concerns such as homework and things to do on weekends and on school holidays. Help Your Child to Succeed offers many simple and constructive ways to support a child's learning, including: becoming a child's first teacher and learning as a family; overcoming common barriers to learning; using community resources such as libraries and museums; incorporating positive techniques for motivating children; helping students with key skills in literacy and numeracy; getting the most out of what school offers. In this inviting and highly readable book, full-color illustrations of families playing and learning together complement the important activities, and suggestions and questionnaires help parents develop a better understanding of how children learn. The book shows parents how to become a productive part of their child's learning. Help Your Child to Succeed is not only a practical reference guide and a thought-provoking read, it is an ideal resource that shows families how to learn together and make a difference in a child's success in school and life.
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Going to School

How to Help Your Child Succeed : a Handbook for Parents of Children Ages 3-8

Author: Sharon L. Ramey,Craig T. Ramey

Publisher: Goddard PressInc

ISBN: N.A

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 277

View: 8140

Discusses such topics as making friends, building good work habits, and monitoring quality education
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Helping Your Child Succeed in School

A Guide for Parents of 4 to 14 Year Olds

Author: Michael H. Popkin,Bettie B. Youngs,Jane M. Healy

Publisher: Active Parenting Pub

ISBN: 9781880283158

Category: Education

Page: 221

View: 1388

Supportive and creative ways to help your child learn.
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Help Your Young Child to Succeed

The Essential Guide for Parents of 3–5 Year Olds

Author: Ros Bayley,Lynn Broadbent,Debbie Pullinger

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781855392144

Category: Education

Page: 96

View: 5132

This book presents the latest educational thinking about young people in a highly accessible and entertaining style. With thought-provoking quizzes, tips, illustrated examples and practical suggestions, this book is an ideal source of help and inspiration. Written with 21st century parents firmly in mind, the book also draws on recent research to help parents understand the dangers and benefits of modern technology in the lives of young children, and offers helpful guidelines for getting the best from televisions and computer.
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Helping Boys Succeed in School

A Practical Guide for Parents and Teachers

Author: Terry W. Neu

Publisher: Prufrock Press Inc.

ISBN: 1593631987

Category: Education

Page: 269

View: 2594

A guide for both parents and teachers to help boys succeed in school by channeling their interests, keeping them engaged in classroom activities, and helping them deal with social and emotional problems.
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A Man in the Making

Strategies to Help Your Son Succeed in Life

Author: Rick Johnson

Publisher: Baker Books

ISBN: 1441242813

Category: Religion

Page: 208

View: 8708

The transformation from boy into man requires intentional guidance, education, and good role models. As a boy grows toward manhood, his parents can instill in their son the values and character traits needed to succeed in life. Highlighting famous Christian men throughout history and the character trait that made each an outstanding model of manhood, parenting expert Rick Johnson gives moms and dads intentional strategies to help mold their sons into honorable men. The book includes men such as •Martin Luther King Jr. •George Washington •John Wooden •Abraham Lincoln •Jedediah Smith •Benjamin Franklin •Leonardo da Vinci •and more With passion and practicality, Johnson covers all aspects of a young man's development, including his work ethic, education, and integrity.
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Ready to Learn

How to Help Your Preschooler Succeed

Author: Stanley Goldberg

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780198037453

Category: Psychology

Page: 336

View: 1498

Do you tell your preschooler one thing and they do the opposite? Are they easily distracted or unable to focus? If you suspect that your child may have a learning problem--or if you simply want to help them be ready--here is the book to read before he or she enters the school system: a realistic, humorous, and kind-hearted guide to helping your little one learn. In Ready to Learn, Stan Goldberg draws on thirty years of clinical experience (and personal experience as the father of two kids with learning differences) to provide an easy-to-use guide to helping children overcome any problems and improve their learning skills. Illustrating his discussion with many anecdotes about teaching both his own children and children in his private practice, Goldberg walks readers through the process of learning and shows how to identify a learning problem. He focuses on four major areas--problems of attention, understanding, storage, and retrieval--presenting each problem through the eyes of the child, in everyday terms that a parent can understand. He looks at seven down-to-earth strategies that will allow you to create the best plan to help your child overcome their problem and he provides many handy charts and figures that will help you organize your efforts. The book also includes a list of useful web sites and a chart of development milestones, outlining motor skills, cognitive-sensory skills, and language and social skills. Written in a style that blends humor, insightful stories, and practical experience, Ready to Learn provides a flexible, time-tested approach, using step-by-step strategies that will help your preschoolers become confident and love learning--before they enter the classroom.
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Math Coach

A Parent's Guide to Helping Children Succeed in Math

Author: Wayne A. Wickelgren,Ingrid Wickelgren

Publisher: Berkley Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780425179833

Category: Education

Page: 283

View: 1975

From counting to algebra, it all adds up when parents use this easy math guide to help their kids make the grade.
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Everyday Mathematics for Parents

What You Need to Know to Help Your Child Succeed

Author: The University of Chicago School Mathematics Project

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 022626551X

Category: Reference

Page: 176

View: 2036

The Everyday Mathematics (EM) program was developed by the University of Chicago School Mathematics Project (UCSMP) and is now used in more than 185,000 classrooms by almost three million students. Its research-based learning delivers the kinds of results that all school districts aspire to. Yet despite that tremendous success, EMoften leaves parents perplexed. Learning is accomplished not through rote memorization, but by actually engaging in real-life math tasks. The curriculum isn’t linear, but rather spirals back and forth, weaving concepts in and out of lessons that build overall understanding and long-term retention. It’s no wonder that many parents have difficulty navigating this innovative mathematical and pedagogic terrain. Now help is here. Inspired by UCSMP’s firsthand experiences with parents and teachers, Everyday Mathematics for Parents will equip parents with an understanding of EM and enable them to help their children with homework—the heart of the great parental adventure of ensuring that children become mathematically proficient. Featuring accessible explanations of the research-based philosophy and design of the program, and insights into the strengths of EM, this little book provides the big-picture information that parents need. Clear descriptions of how and why this approach is different are paired with illustrative tables that underscore the unique attributes of EM. Detailed guidance for assisting students with homework includes explanations of the key EM concepts that underlie each assignment. Resources for helping students practice math more at home also provide an understanding of the long-term utility of EM. Easy to use, yet jam-packed with knowledge and helpful tips, Everyday Mathematics for Parents will become a pocket mentor to parents and teachers new to EM who are ready to step up and help children succeed. With this book in hand, you’ll finally understand that while this may not be the way that you learned math, it’s actually much better.
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The Conscious Parent's Guide to Autism

A Mindful Approach for Helping Your Child Focus and Succeed

Author: Marci Lebowitz

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 144059418X

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 240

View: 7940

Help your child feel confident and capable! If your child has a diagnosis of "on the autism spectrum," you may be feeling overwhelmed and most likely intimated. Often the focus is on "disabilities" rather than "abilities," and you may be left wondering what you should expect as your child journeys through life. With The Conscious Parent's Guide to Autism, you will learn how to take a relationship-centered approach to engage your child. Conscious parenting means being present with your children and taking the time to understand their point of view. Using this mindful method, you can help your child improve language skills, motor skills, and social skills. You'll also learn how to: Honor your child's unique perspective and cognitive strengths Adapt a conscious parenting philosophy that works for everyone Identify triggers that can lead to sensory overload Help your child feel in control with calming routines Lower stress levels for the entire family, including other siblings Educate your family and friends about autism Advocate for your child Find ways to improve communication With The Conscious Parent's Guide to Autism, you'll learn to create a calm and mindful atmosphere for the whole family, while helping your child succeed and thrive.
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School Struggles

A Guide to Your Shut Down Learner's Success

Author: Richard Selznick

Publisher: Sentient Publications

ISBN: 1591811783

Category: Education

Page: 222

View: 7646

From the author of The Shut-Down Learner, here is aid and comfort for parents of children having difficulty with school. Dr. Selznick offers perspective and understanding developed over his 25 years of working with thousands of academically struggling kids and their families. Tackling topics like excessive use of technology, parental indulgence of children, students who have trouble getting organized, and the importance of patience, this book will be a godsend for families struggling with school and behavioral issues.
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Help Your Children Succeed in High School and Go to College

An Essential Guide for Latino Parents

Author: Mariela Dabbah

Publisher: Sphinx Publishing

ISBN: 9781572486430

Category: Education

Page: 130

View: 6203

A guide to secondary schools and college admissions for Hispanic parents covers high school requirements, extracurricular activities, helping children to stay in school, types of postsecondary education, financial aid, and related topics.
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Raising Winners

A Parent's Guide to Helping Kids Succeed on and Off the Playing Field

Author: Shari Young Kuchenbecker

Publisher: Three Rivers Press (CA)

ISBN: 9780812931679

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 332

View: 4940

A sports psychologist offers advice on helping children develop through sports, discussing the right sport for a child, keeping kids motivated, handling competition, and maintaining a sense of balance in a young athlete's life.
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Help Your Child to Excel at Reading (Large Print 16pt)

Author: Katherine Bates

Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com

ISBN: 1458715159

Category: Education

Page: 322

View: 4332

Parents want to know more about how to help their children succeed. Help your child to excel at reading is full of information to help parents knowledgeably guide their children as they learn how to read and write so their children can achieve their full potential while feeling great and believing in themselves. helpful for parents with children from 4 to 14 years written by a teacher especially for parents empowers parents, gives accurate information about the latest methods for teaching literacy links reading and writing strategies encourages the transfer of skills to new topics and developmental levels. Explains how to help children achieve real reading success making reading something instinctive, as well as something they learn to love doing. The book discusses a consistent theme of developing all aspects of the child the emotional, social and educational. It emphasises the importance of the partnership between home and school, and discusses the different approaches to help children connect sounds, sound patterns in the written form and to use a variety of strategies to obtain meaning from reading and to write meaningfully. Studies have proved the significance of early informal reading and writing before children begin school and the critical values of them understanding phonemic awareness early in the educational experience.
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School Sense

How to Help Your Child Succeed in Elementary School

Author: Tiffani Chin

Publisher: Santa Monica PressLlc

ISBN: 9781891661402

Category: Education

Page: 334

View: 7805

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.
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Organizing the Disorganized Child

Simple Strategies to Succeed in School

Author: Martin L. Kutscher, M.D.,Marcella Moran

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0061959804

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 176

View: 7929

Organizing the Disorganized Child explains: How to solve the messy-backpack problem (page 28). Step-by-step tips to help your child improve study skills (page 96). Which school supplies work best for different types of children (page 26). Methods for note taking (page 99). Techniques for time management (page 72). Strategies to refine morning and nighttime routines that will help the entire family (page 128).
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Breaking Through Barriers to Boys' Achievement

Developing a Caring Masculinity

Author: Gary Wilson

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1408193558

Category: Education

Page: 152

View: 327

Educators have for many years sought to understand why boys underperform in schools and what can be done about it. In Breaking through barriers to boys' achievement, Gary Wilson provides the full picture as to why boys of all ages underachieve and what can be done to start solving the problem. He presents the 28 barriers to boys' learning, including early language development, 'laddish' culture and lack of male role models. His emphasis is very much on turning out respectable young men who have a 'caring masculinity'. The second edition of this ground-breaking book includes revised and updated case studies, data and practical tips and advice on how to raise boys' achievement. You will find tried-and-tested strategies which will help you to: - effectively engage boys in the life of the school - engage boys in the curriculum, with particular emphasis on literacy - create the right culture for learning - develop emotional intelligence in boys - develop self-esteem - provide opportunities for reflection - turn the 'peer police' into a positive force for good - teach in ways that will hit all the right buttons for boys, but will not disadvantage girls Breaking through barriers to boys' achievement provides a practical toolkit that will enable every teacher, department, key stage or school to determine precisely which barriers impinge upon their work with boys and to plan a way forward. It also provides a range of whole-school models for developing effective projects for raising boys' achievement.
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School Success for Kids with ADHD

Author: Stephan M. Silverman,Jacqueline S. Iseman,Sue Jeweler

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781593633585

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 258

View: 7571

The ultimate guide to ensuring school success for kids with attention deficits. School Success for Kids With ADHD offers parents and teachers the support they need to ensure children with attention deficits build on their strengths, circumvent their weaknesses, and achieve to their fullest potential. With the growing number of children diagnosed with attention problems, parents and teachers need practical advice for helping these children succeed in school. Topics include recognizing the causes and types of attention deficits and how they appear in the school context, requesting school evaluations and diagnoses, understanding the laws regarding students with special needs, advocating for these students in the school environment, and coaching students with attention deficits to success. The authors also include a brief overview of research and medical perspectives on attention deficits, strategies used by teachers of children with ADHD, and helpful tools for parents and teachers to employ, such as homework checklists and self-advocacy charts.
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