Helping Children Succeed

What Works and Why

Author: Paul Tough

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0544935314

Category: Education

Page: 144

View: 3258

From the New York Times best-selling author of How Children Succeed, an essential handbook of “informative and effective methods to help children overcome issues and thrive at home and in school”*—now including sixteen new infographics! In How Children Succeed, Paul Tough introduced us to research showing that personal qualities like perseverance, self-control, and conscientiousness play a critical role in children’s success. Now, in Helping Children Succeed, Tough takes on a new set of pressing questions: What does growing up in poverty do to children’s mental and physical development? How does adversity at home affect their success in the classroom, from preschool to high school? And what practical steps can the adults who are responsible for them take to improve their chances for a positive future? Tough once again encourages us to think in a new way about the challenges of childhood. Mining the latest research in psychology and neuroscience, he provides us with insights and strategies for a new approach to childhood adversity, one designed to help many more children succeed. * (Kirkus Reviews)
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How Children Succeed

Grit, Curiosity, and the Hidden Power of Character

Author: Paul Tough

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0547564651

Category: Education

Page: 231

View: 4277

Challenges conventional views about standardized testing to argue that success is more determined by self-discipline, and describes the work of pioneering researchers and educators who have enabled effective new teaching methods.
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Healthy Children, Healthy Minds

Helping Children Succeed NOW for a Brighter Future

Author: Marcel Lebrun,Kimberly Williams

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1610489276

Category: Education

Page: 188

View: 8708

Healthy Children, Healthy Minds: Helping Children Succeed NOW for a Brighter Future is an excellent resource for educators, parents, and anyone who is interested in and committed to fostering healthy patterns of behavior, thinking, and lifestyle choices in children. This book provides strategies on how to keep the brain and mind healthy, address challenges to brain and mind health, such as mental illness and substance abuse, and concrete strategies for building a healthy brain and mind.
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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: 9881

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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Mastering Skills for Preschool

Helping Children Succeed!

Author: Rainbow Bridge Publishing

Publisher: Rainbow Bridge Pub

ISBN: 9781600220760

Category: Education

Page: 160

View: 6322

"Inside! Clever game pages ; skills oriented activity pages ; fun and safe web sites ; recommended book list ; pull-out mini-books."--Cover.
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Mexican Roots, American Schools

Helping Mexican Immigrant Children Succeed

Author: Robert Crosnoe

Publisher: Stanford University Press

ISBN: 9780804755238

Category: Education

Page: 168

View: 4835

Improving the educational success of the children of Mexican immigrants is crucial to the future prospects of these children as well as to the American population at large. This book documents how various aspects of these children's lives help or hinder their learning in elementary school.
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Quiet Kids

Help Your Introverted Child Succeed in an Extroverted World

Author: Christine Fonseca

Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.

ISBN: 1618211552

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 225

View: 8364

Being an introverted child is difficult, especially in an ever-increasingly noisy world. Often viewed as aloof, unmotivated or conceited, introverted children are deeply misunderstood by parents, educators and even their peers. That's where Quiet Kids: Help Your Introverted Child Succeed in an Extroverted World comes in. Designed to provide parents with a blueprint for not only understanding the nature of introversion, Quiet Kids provides specific strategies to teach their children how to thrive in a world that may not understand them. Presented in an easy-to-read, conversational style, the book uses real-world examples and stories from introverts and parents to show parents and educators how to help children develop resiliency and enhance the positive qualities of being an introvert. With specific strategies to address academic performance, bullying, and resiliency, Quiet Kids is a must read for anyone wishing to enhance the lives of introverted children.
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Helping Your Child Succeed in Public School

Author: Cheri Fuller

Publisher: Focus on the Family Pub

ISBN: 9781561797097

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 285

View: 2915

In America, ninety percent of Christian parents send their children to public school. Like you, they are increasingly concerned about large classrooms, overworked teachers, resistance to parental involvement, peer pressure, philosophical differences and budget cuts. Book jacket.
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Whatever it Takes

Geoffrey Canada's Quest to Change Harlem and America

Author: Paul Tough

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780547247960

Category: Education

Page: 310

View: 5783

A portrait of African-American activist Geoffrey Canada describes his radical approach to eliminating inner-city poverty, one that proposes to transform the lives of poor children by changing their schools, their families, and their neighborhoods at the same time.
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The ADHD Book of Lists

A Practical Guide for Helping Children and Teens with Attention Deficit Disorders

Author: Sandra F. Rief

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118937767

Category: Education

Page: 528

View: 381

Practical ADHD management techniques for parents and teachers The ADHD Book of Lists is a comprehensive guide to ADHD/ADD, providing the answers parents, teachers, and other caregivers seek in a convenient list format. This new second edition has been updated with the latest research findings and resources, including the most up to date tools and strategies for helping these children succeed. Each aspect of ADHD/ADD is fully explained, from diagnosis to intervention, providing readers with the insight they need to make the best choices for the affected child. Coverage includes the latest medications and behavioral management techniques that work inside and outside the classroom, plus guidance toward alleviating individual struggles including inattention, impulsivity, executive function and subject-specific academic issues. Readers learn how to create a collaborative care team by bringing parents, teachers, doctors, therapists, and counselors on board to build a comprehensive management plan, as well as the practical techniques they can use every day to provide these children the support they need to be their very best. Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder cannot be cured, but it can be managed successfully. This book is an insightful guide to supporting children and teens with ADHD, and giving them the mental, emotional, and practical tools that boost their confidence and abilities and enable them to thrive. Investigate comprehensive treatments, including ADHD coaching Learn strategies for strengthening organization, working memory and other executive functions. Understand effective classroom management of students with ADHD Discover ways to help struggling children succeed despite the challenges The ADHD Book of Lists is the complete easy-to-reference guide to practical ADHD management and will be a go-to resource for parents, teachers, clinicians, and others involved in the care and education of students with ADHD.
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John Rosemond's Fail-Safe Formula for Helping Your Child Succeed in School

Author: John Rosemond

Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing

ISBN: 1449422322

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 192

View: 2213

For more than forty years and counting, family psychologist and best-selling author John Rosemond has been counseling parents about how to help children do their best in school. This new book draws on all of that knowledge and experience so that parents can set their kids on the path to success in education, even at age three. Dealing with common problems like how much and what kind of help to give with homework, what to do when a child misbehaves in school, and how to deal with academic performance that consistently falls below a child's ability level, Rosemond addresses every issue with time-tested advice and methods. Other books on schoolwork encourage lots of parental involvement. Not this one. Rosemond's approach will help parents disengage from homework and other hassles as they manage their children to even greater success in the classroom. Describing his behavior management strategies that are used by school systems all over the country, he writes with an entertaining, compelling style that will keep parents reading the valuable, helpful information in John Rosemond's Fail-Safe Formula for Helping Your Child Succeed in School, and the book promises to earn high marks for both parents and children.
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All About ADHD

A Family Resource for Helping Your Child Succeed with ADHD

Author: Thomas Phelan

Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.

ISBN: 1492637874

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 256

View: 7961

By the author of the bestselling parent book 1-2-3 Magic For the estimated 20 million Americans with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder comes the third edition of All About ADHD by Dr. Thomas W. Phelan, an internationally renowned expert and lecturer on child discipline and ADHD. Completely updated with the latest research and treatment information, All About ADHD is a comprehensive guide to ADHD's symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment in children and adults, including information such as: · The basic symptoms of ADHD and their effects on school, work, home, and personal relationships · The differences in ADHD between boys and girls · Counseling, school interventions, behavior management, and social skills training Written in easy-to-understand language and with a positive, treatment-focused approach, All About ADHD is a must-have resource for parents, teachers, physicians, and mental health professionals.
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Keto Kid

Helping Your Child Succeed on the Ketogenic Diet

Author: Deborah Snyder

Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com

ISBN: 1458765490

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 232

View: 6238

For many children with epilepsy, the only reliable way to control seizures is the ketogenic diet: a mathematically calculated, doctor-supervised plan that strictly limits both calories and liquid intake. Keto Kid: Helping Your Child Succeed on the Ketogenic Diet is a practical guide that enables families to successfully master this nutritional therapy, while making the experience as pleasant as possible for both parent and child. Written by Deborah Snyder, a family physician and mother of a four-year-old ''keto-kid,'' the book provides compassionate advice for parents transitioning to a lifestyle where one extra bite of food can have serious repercussions on a child's health. This unique book gives readers the facts about the day-to-day management of the diet, while communicating the emotional struggle encountered by children who must learn self-control at a very young age. This book provides parents with: Recipes for keto-friendly meals and tips for saving time and making limited menus more interesting; Strategies for managing food-oriented occasions like holidays and parties; Advice for dealing with the emotional loss of a child's favorite foods; A day-by-day account of life on the ketogenic diet, in diary form Keto Kid: Helping Your Child Succeed on the Ketogenic Diet is an indispensable resource for families embarking on this challenging, but effective, medical treatment.
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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: 6579

Supportive and creative ways to help your child learn.
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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: 675

Discusses such topics as making friends, building good work habits, and monitoring quality education
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Bright Kids Who Can't Keep Up

Help Your Child Overcome Slow Processing Speed and Succeed in a Fast-Paced World

Author: Ellen Braaten,Brian Willoughby

Publisher: Guilford Publications

ISBN: 1462515886

Category: Psychology

Page: 207

View: 2042

Do you find yourself constantly asking your child to "pick up the pace"? Does he or she seem to take longer than others to get stuff done--whether completing homework, responding when spoken to, or getting dressed and ready in the morning? Drs. Ellen Braaten and Brian Willoughby have worked with thousands of kids and teens who struggle with an area of cognitive functioning called "processing speed," and who are often mislabeled as lazy or unmotivated. Filled with vivid stories and examples, this crucial resource demystifies processing speed and shows how to help kids (ages 5 to 18) catch up in this key area of development. Helpful practical tools can be downloaded and printed in a convenient 8 1/2" x 11" size. Learn how to obtain needed support at school, what to expect from a professional evaluation, and how you can make daily routines more efficient--while promoting your child's social and emotional well-being.
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Helping Your Child with Language-Based Learning Disabilities

Strategies to Succeed in School and Life with Dyslexia, Dysgraphia, Dyscalculia, ADHD, and Processing Disorders

Author: Daniel Franklin

Publisher: New Harbinger Publications

ISBN: 1684031001

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 240

View: 8787

Based in cutting-edge research in neuroscience, education, and the principles of attachment-based teaching, this important guide for parents offers tools and practices to help children transcend language-based learning difficulties, do better in school, and gain self-confidence and self-esteem. If your child has a language-based learning difficulty—such as dyscalculia, dyslexia, and auditory processing disorder—they may have to work twice as hard to keep up with their peers in school. Your child may also have feelings of frustration, anger, sadness, or shame as a result of their learning differences. As a parent, it hurts to see your child struggle. But the good news is that there are proven-effective strategies you can learn to help your child be their best. This book will show you how. Helping Your Child with Language-Based Learning Disabilities outlines an attachment-based approach to help your child succeed based in the latest research. This research indicates that a secure attachment relationship between you and your child actually optimizes their learning ability by enhancing motivation, regulating anxiety, and triggering neuroplasticity. In this book, you’ll discover why it’s so important to accurately assess your child, find new perspectives on LBLDs based on the most current studies, and discover tips and strategies for navigating school, home life, and your child’s future. Most importantly, you’ll learn how your own special bond with your child can help spark their interest in reading, writing, and math. Every child is unique—and every child learns in his or her own way. With this groundbreaking guide, you’ll be able to help your child thrive, in school and life.
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Let Them Thrive

A Playbook for Helping Your Child Succeed in School and in Life

Author: Katie Novak

Publisher: Cast Professional Publishing

ISBN: 9781930583160

Category: Education

Page: 170

View: 8222

Let Them Thrive provides parents with a practical understanding of how education works--and how it can work better--for their children. Every learner is as unique as his or her fingerprints. But one-size-fits-all schooling doesn't account for those variations. In this highly readable book (with unique cartoon illustrations), bestselling author, educator, and parent Katie Novak introduces the research-based framework Universal Design for Learning (UDL). Parents learn the origins of UDL in the learning sciences and in practice. (UDL is prominent in the federal Every Student Succeeds Act). They also learn strategies, tips, and tools to support their children's learning in school and in life. Let Them Thrive is an important new contribution to the growing literature on UDL, the first such book directly aimed at parents.
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Drive

The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us

Author: Daniel H. Pink

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101524381

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 272

View: 9178

Forget everything you thought you knew about how to motivate people—at work, at school, at home. It's wrong. As Daniel H. Pink (author of To Sell Is Human: The Surprising Truth About Motivating Others) explains in his paradigm-shattering book Drive, the secret to high performance and satisfaction in today's world is the deeply human need to direct our own lives, to learn and create new things, and to do better by ourselves and our world. Drawing on four decades of scientific research on human motivation, Pink exposes the mismatch between what science knows and what business does—and how that affects every aspect of our lives. He demonstrates that while the old-fashioned carrot-and-stick approach worked successfully in the 20th century, it's precisely the wrong way to motivate people for today's challenges. In Drive, he reveals the three elements of true motivation: *Autonomy—the desire to direct our own lives *Mastery—the urge to get better and better at something that matters *Purpose—the yearning to do what we do in the service of something larger than ourselves Along the way, he takes us to companies that are enlisting new approaches to motivation and introduces us to the scientists and entrepreneurs who are pointing a bold way forward. Drive is bursting with big ideas—the rare book that will change how you think and transform how you live.
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