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CHILD DEVELOPMENT:
By age • Ages & Stages • Developmental Tasks • Temperament • Maturity • Situational Factors • Introvert-Extravert

BABY THROUGH PRESCHOOL TOPICS:
Limit Setting for Toddlers • Toilet Learning • Temper Tantrums • Consequences • Sleep • Pediatricians and Dentists • Preschools • Manners

TEEN ISSUES:
Riding the Waves of the Teen Years • At risk behavior • Sexuality and Romance • Communication • Media • Breaking Trust • Stress •Discussing your Past • Taking a Job • Tween Attitude

HEALTHY COMMUNICATION SKILLS:
7 Communication Skills • Active Listening • Problem Exploration • Teaching • Praising • “I”- Messages • Sharing • Encouraging Responsibility • Staying Cool • Family Meeting • Conversation Starters • Humor • Talking about Sex • Talking about Death • Talking about Traumatic Events

SELF-ESTEEM

DISCIPLINE TOPICS:
Effective Discipline Skills • Sibling Rivalry • Problem Exploration • Corporeal Punishment

RESPONSIBILITY AND CHORES:
Developing Responsibility • Chores

OVER-INDULGENCE AND VALUES:
Over-indulgence • Values

ANGER AND VIOLENCE:
Children’s Anger • Parents’ Anger • Impact of Violence

SCHOOL AND LEARNING ISSUES:
Learning Styles • Homework • Working with School Administration

HANDLING BULLYING ISSUES:
Teasing during Preschool Years • Bulling • Cyber-bullying

KIDS AND TECHNOLOGY:
Cyberspace • Media and Internet Safety  • Internet Addiction

FOCUS ON PARENTS:
Getting Needs Met • Team Parenting

NUTRITION AND HEALTHY LIFESTYLE:
Eating Habits • Sleep • Exercise • Colds and Flu • Drug and Alcohol

PLACES TO GO/THINGS TO DO:
Activities • Seasonal • Holidays

RECOMMENDED PARENTING BOOKS

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CHILD DEVELOPMENT

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The Unique Child Equation: Understanding Your Child

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All Kids are One of a Kind: Understanding Temperament

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Child Development by Age

Child Development Components: Understanding Your Unique Child

Developmental Ages and Stages

Developmental Tasks

Temperament Overview

Temperament Scales

Understanding: Intensity

Understanding: Activity Level

Understanding: Regularity

Understanding: Quality of Mood

Understanding: Emotional Sensitivity

Understanding: Sensory Sensitivity

Understanding: Adaptability

Understanding: Approach/Withdrawal

Understanding: Distractibility

Understanding: Persistence

The Broad Categories of Temperament – What makes children easy, difficult or slow to warm?

The Concept of Goodness of Fit – How well does your child’s temperament fit with your own and with his environment?

The Skill of Re-Framing

Maturity

Situational Factors

Understanding Introverts and Extraverts

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The Way Children Are

Why Children Don’t Come with a Return Policy

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BABY THROUGH PRESCHOOL TOPICS

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LIMIT SETTING FOR TODDLERS:

Part I Parental Factors

Part II Understanding Your Toddler

Part III Skills for Limit Setting

Consequences for Preschoolers

Ready, Set, Go! Toilet Learning for Toddlers:

Part I Working with your Child

Part II Questions and Answers

Tackling Temper Tantrums:

Part I Understanding the Causes

Part II How to Handle or Even Avoid Tantrums

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Limit Setting for Toddlers

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Hooray,We are Parents. Now What Do We Do?

Getting Baby to Sleep

Choosing a Physician for Your Child

A Prescription from a Pediatrician – How to Get the Most out of your Visit to the Pediatrician

Look Both Ways Before Crossing the Crib: Prevention of Head Flattening and Torticollis

A Parent’s Guide for Your Children’s Teeth

How to Pick a Preschool Program

Teaching Children Manners

Limit Setting for Toddlers

How to Handle Toddler Temper Tantrums

Consequences for Preschoolers

Time to Consider Time-outs

Toilet Learning for Toddlers

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TEEN ISSUES

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Riding the Waves of the Teen Years:

Part I – The Experience of Parenting a Teen

Part II – Understanding Your Adolescent

Part III- Survival Strategies

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Riding the Waves of the Teen Years

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RIDING THE WAVES OF THE TEEN YEARS

Part I The Experience of Parenting a Teen

Part II Understanding Your Adolescent

Part III Survival Strategies

Is Your Teen at Risk? – A questionnaire to help you decide

Helping Kids Ride the Waves of Sexuality and Romance

Communicating with Your Teens

Tips for Using Electronic Media

When Your Teen Breaks Your Trust

What Should You Tell Your Children about Your Own Past?

Combatting Stress in Teens

Is it a Good Idea for your Teen to Take a Job?

Turning Down Tween Attitude

Are you Enabling Your Teenager?

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The Pre-Adolescent and the Parent – Can They Get Along?

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HEALTHY COMMUNICATION: SKILLS FOR TALKING WITH CHILDREN

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ACTIVE LISTENING – LISTENING BEYOND THE WORDS

Part I Introduction

Part II The How-To’s of Active Listening

Part III More How-To Details of Active Listening

Working Together to Solve Problems

Part I Planning to Use Problem Exploration

Part II Working with Your Child

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Overview of Communication Skills

The Skill of Teaching

The Skill of Listening

The Skill of Praising

The Skill of I-Messages – What to Say When You are Upset

The Skill of Problem Exploration

The Skill of Sharing

Encouraging Responsibility through Language

Staying Cool in the Heat of the Moment

Holding Family Meetings

Conversation Starters

The Gift is Humor

Talking with Children about Sex

Talking with Children about Death

When Disaster Strikes: Talking to Children about Traumatic Events

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Who Owns that Feeling?

Help for a “Haunted”House – Dealing with Children’s Fears and Worries

Managing Mealtime Mania

Using Humor in your Home

WWHIIIIIIIIIINING!!! What is a Parent to Do?

Family Meetings: The Power of Working Together

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SELF-ESTEEM

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A Core of Confidence: The Two Pillars of Self Esteem

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Raising Your Child’s Self-Esteem: Building Character, Confidence and Self-Esteem in Your Children

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What Parents Need to Know About Self-Esteem

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How Do I Love Thee: Let Me Count the Ways

Seeing Your Cup Half Full

Self-Esteem: What is It “Based” Upon?

The Gift of Encouragement

To Praise or Not to Praise - That Really Isn’t the Questions

Putting Praise in Its Proper Place

Raising Resilient Children

Resilience: The Grit to Keep on Trying

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DISCIPLINE TOPICS

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THE TOOLS FOR EFFECTIVE DISCIPLINE SERIES:

Part I Introduction

Part II Dual Role of Parenting

Part III The Three C’s of Discipline Overview

Part IV The Three C’s of Discipline – Remaining Calm

Part V The Three C’s of Discipline – Getting and Being Clear

Part VI The Three C’s of Discipline – Being Confident

Other Discipline Topics:

The REAL Purpose of Discipline that Works

The Parenting Style for Discipline that Works

Consequences Made Easy: The Truths About Consequences

Using Rules for Discipline that Works

Coping With Sibling Rivalry

Part I Introduction

Part II Factors that Effect Siblings’ Fighting

Part III Management Tips

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Using Rules for Discipline that Works

Truths about Consequences

“M-o-m, He’s Looking at Me!” Coping with Sibling Rivalry

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An Introduction to Discipline

The Dual Role of Parents: Providing Nurture and Structure

The Right Attitude for Discipline that Works

The Most Effective Parenting Style of Discipline that Works

Using Rules for Discipline that Works

Consequences that Work: An Effective Discipline Tool

A Case against Corporal Punishment

Coping with Sibling Rivalry

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Ponder awhile your Parenting Style

Say “Yes” to Less “No’s”

Please Don’t Spank your Children and What to Do Instead

Vote for a Democratic Family: Creating a Voice and a Vote in your Home

Some Rules about Rules

Truths about Consequences

Negotiating the End of Battles: Using Problem Solving Skills

Ten Favorite Parenting Techniques

“I Don’t Want to Share!”

Will You Two Cut It Out?!!! The In’s and Out’s of the Sibling Relationship

How Parents can Respond to “That’s Not Fair!”

To Tell or Not to Tell: That is the Question

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RESPONSIBILITY AND CHORES

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DEVELOPING RESPONSIBILITY IN YOUR CHILDREN:

Part I The Big Picture

Part II Tips for Fostering Responsibility

Chores:

Part I Benefits of Chores

Part II Selecting Appropriate Chores for Your Children

Part III Promoting Chore Responsibility

Tips for a Successful Chore Plan

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A Healthy Dose of Neglect

Parents as Teachers

Improving the Oil and Water Relationship between Children and Chores

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OVER-INDULGENCE AND VALUES

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FROM “GIMMEE” TO GRATEFUL:

Part I Ways to Over-Indulge

Part II Contributing Factors

Part III Parental Influence

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Creating an Attitude of Gratitude in your Children

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40 Developmental Assets

Instilling an Attutude of Gratitude in Your Children

Values Matter: Using Your Values to Raise Caring, Responsible, Resilient Children

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Parents: Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff

Did You have Fun Today?

Giving Your Thanks

A Life is Worth a Lotta Pairs of Socks

Shifting Your Children from Greed to Gratitude

Giving: The Best Gift of All

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ANGER AND VIOLENCE

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TAMING THE ANGER MONSTER IN CHILDREN:

Part I Introduction

Part II The Right Attitude about Anger

Part III Communication Skills: How to Talk and How to Listen

Part IV Being Your Child‘s Emotion Coach

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“You’re So Mean! I Hate You!” Taming the Anger Monster in Children

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Taming the Anger Monster in Children

Parents’ Anger: Turning Down the Heat in Your Home

Understanding the Impact of Violence on Children: The ACE Study

Say “No” to Violence in Families

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Staying Calm during the Storm

Help! There’s an Anger Monster in my House!

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SCHOOL AND LEARNING ISSUES

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Working with Learning Styles

What Are My Learning Strengths?

How to Approach Teachers and Administrators

Getting a Handle on Homework

Decrease School Stress: You Have the Data to Make Great Changes

Advice for Parents of a Child with a Disability Looking at Colleges

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School Feelings

Supporting School Success

Time (or Should We Say Homework) Management 101

Getting a Handle on Homework

After-School Activity- Less May be More

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HANDLING BULLYING ISSUES

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What you Need to Know about Bullying

Teasing During the Preschool Years: Being A Good Friend is Protection

Stop Bullying Now!

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Playground Politics

An Untapped Secret Force to Stop Bullying

Cyber-bullying: What Parents Can Do About It

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KIDS AND TECHNOLOGY

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Keeping Kids Safe in Cyberspace

Television: Teacher, Trouble or Tool???

Is Viewing the Same as Doing? What Parents Need to Know About How Screen Time is Affecting the Growing Brains of Their Children

Internet Addiction: How Much Time is Too Much Time on the Internet for Kids?

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FOCUS ON PARENTS

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Your Needs Matter: Running on Empty – Getting Your Needs Met as a Parent

Partners in Parenting: Working Together as a Team

Part I The Challenges

Part II Tips, Tools and Attitudes

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Partners in Parenting: Working Together as a Team

Parents, Your Needs  Matter: It’s Okay to Take a Turn

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Why is it So Hard to Parent Today? The Big Picture of Parental Responsibility

The Science of Parenting

A Lesson in Patience

Parenting: Reality vs. Reality Show

Parenting takes Time

The Power of Family Legacies

The Myth of the Perfect Parent

Balancing Acts: Letting Go without Losing Your Mind

Close Calls

Fun is Not a Four-letter Word

The Journey of Parenthood

I Just Need Some Time for Me!

Letting Go – Holding On: A Delicate Balance

How Do I Love Thee

It’s Never too Late to have a Happy Childhood

Oh! The Humanness of Parents

Parenting Tips for Better Health

Encouraging a Positive Attitude by Creating a Positive Environment

Parents: Perfectly Imperfect

It’s about Time: Making It ALL Work

“Will You Play with Me?”

Parents on the Run

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NUTRITION AND HEALTHY LIFESTYLE

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Healthy Lifestyle, Healthy Weight – It’s a Family Affair

Helping Your Child to Build Good Eating Habits

Sugar and Our Children….What’s the Deal???

Sleep – Kids, Adults – We are All Grouchy without Enough

Nature and Children – A Natural Fit

Tips for a Healthier Cold and Flu Season

Turn Down the Volume: Sound, Noise, and Our Children

Talking to Younger Children about Drugs and Alcohol: Early Intervention Tips

 

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PLACES TO GO/THINGS TO DO THROUGHOUT THE YEAR

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ACTIVITIES

50 Great Places to Take Kids Within 50 Miles

“I’m Bored”

SEASONAL

Let’s Play Today: 10 Winter Activities for Kids and Parents

3 Ideas for Keeping Children Physically and Mentally Stimulated Over Summer

Summertime: Ready or Not, Here It Comes!

HOLIDAYS

Rituals: The Glue that Holds Families Together

Halloween: Fun-filled or Fearful

Helping Children and Parents Enjoy the Holidays

Giving Thanks by Giving Back

Giving Our Thanks

The Gift of Giving

Holiday Pressures

To Bake or Break with Tradition

Give an UnUsual Gift this Holiday Season

Happy and “UnHappy” New Year!!!

 

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