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It Gets Easier! . . . And Other Lies We Tell New Mothers: A Fun, Practical Guide to Becoming a Mom

It Gets Easier! . . . And Other Lies We Tell New Mothers: A Fun, Practical Guide to Becoming a Mom

There is no question that being a mother is challenging, but this fun, frank, and prescriptive guide tries to do the impossible and make new motherhood easier. Featuring interviews with hundreds of moms and candid stories from author Claudine Wolk's own experiences as a mother, "It Gets Easier!...and Other Lies We Tell New Mothers" mixes humor, honesty, and insider strategies...

ADD/ADHD Drug Free: Natural Alternatives and Practical Exercises to Help Your Child Focus

ADD/ADHD Drug Free: Natural Alternatives and Practical Exercises to Help Your Child Focus

Attention Deficit Disorder and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADD/ADHD) are among the most misunderstood problems facing young children today. Drugs like Ritalin and Cylert are traditionally prescribed to treat these disorders, but their use is controversial. While many children have been helped by these medications, at best, pills only temporarily improve symptoms. Some­times...

Child Development Resources for Parents and Providers

Child Development Resources for Parents and Providers

“Child development” describes the process of children accruing the ability to do increasingly difficult or complex activities as they grow older. Child development is separated into five categories: cognitive, language, motor, sensory, social and emotional.¡ Cognitive development is the process by which children think, learn, understand, problem-solve, reason, and remember. ...

Parenting a Child Who Has Been Sexually Abused: A Guide for Foster and Adoptive Parents

Parenting a Child Who Has Been Sexually Abused: A Guide for Foster and Adoptive Parents

You may be a foster or adoptive parent of a child who was sexually abused before coming to your homme. In some cases, you will not be certain that abuse has occurred, but you may suspect it.You may even be exploring becoming a foster parent to a child in the foster care system; for safety and privacy many of these children have been abused or neglected—physically, emotionally, or sexually...

Sibling Issues in Foster Care and Adoption: A Bulletin for Professionals

Sibling Issues in Foster Care and Adoption: A Bulletin for Professionals

One of the most critical contributions that child welfare professionals can provide for children who enter care is to preserve their connections with their brothers and sisters. Children who come into foster care or are adopted often are separated from existing or future siblings. Approximately 70 percent of children in foster care in the United States have another sibling also in care...

Protecting Children in Families Affected by Substance Use Disorders

Protecting Children in Families Affected by Substance Use Disorders

Th is manual, Protecting Children in Families Aff ected by Substance Use Disorders, provides a basis for understanding parental substance use disorder and its relationship to child maltreatment. Th e manual is intended to help child protective services (CPS) caseworkers identify when drug and alcohol use by a parent or other caregiver is a factor in child welfare cases and work more effectively...

Substitute Care Providers: Helping Abused and Neglected Children

Substitute Care Providers: Helping Abused and Neglected Children

The Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act was signed into law in 1974. Since that time, the Federal Government has served as a catalyst to mobilize society’s social service, mentalhealth, medical, educational, legal, and law enforcement resources to address the challenges in the prevention and treatment of child abuse and neglect. In 1977, in one of its early efforts to achieve this...

Pathways to Success: A Fetal Alcohol Workbook For an individual with Fetal Alcohol

Pathways to Success: A Fetal Alcohol Workbook For an individual with Fetal Alcohol

Table of ContentsLetter to Facilitator iLetter to the Individual Completing This Workbook iiConsent Form iiiLetter from Ann Streissguth ixLesson 1 What is Fetal Alcohol 1-1Lesson 2 Major Problem Areas 2-1Lesson 3 Formula for Success 3-1Lesson 4 Protection 4-1Lesson 5 Adolescence-Teenagers 5-1Lesson 6 School 6-1Lesson 7 Developmental Growth Spurts and Brain Health 7-1Lesson 8 Criminal Justice...

LifeBooks : Creating a Treasure for the Adopted Child

LifeBooks : Creating a Treasure for the Adopted Child

From Alaska to Australia the word is spreading. Adoptive parents are discovering the enormous value of adoption lifebooks. But then the questions begin. Where do I start? What information should be included? Do I let my child bring it to school? Beth O’Malley M.Ed. provides the answers to these and more. In her best selling book, LifeBooks: Creating a Treasure for the Adopted Child Beth...

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