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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...

Developing Cross-Cultural Competence: A Guide for Working With Children and Their Families (Developing Cross-Cultural Competence (Lynch))

Developing Cross-Cultural Competence: A Guide for Working With Children and Their Families (Developing Cross-Cultural Competence (Lynch))

The third edition of this bestselling professional resource and textbook highlights the cultural and ethnic diversity of families in the U.S. The book is designed to be used by a broad audience of pre-service professionals and interventionists who work with families and children with disabilities from diverse backgrounds, whose customs, beliefs, and values may differ from their own. Section I...

Brothers & Sisters: A Special Part of Exceptional Families

Brothers & Sisters: A Special Part of Exceptional Families

There is something unique, something special, about growing up in a family in which a brother or sister has a disability. The new edition of this important text examines these unique relationships and discusses research on and strategies for working with siblings of people with disabilities. The reader-friendly volume appeals both to faculty at teaching and research institutions and to family...

Steps to Independence: Teaching Everyday Skills to Children With Special Needs

Steps to Independence: Teaching Everyday Skills to Children With Special Needs

Univ. of California, Los Angeles. Consumer text provides step-by-step guidance for parents in managing behavior challenges, strengthening partnerships with teachers, and using technology. Discusses how to help children develop skills in seven different areas of behavior. Previous edition: c1997. Softcover.

Challenging Behaviors in Early Childhood Settings: Creating a Place for All Children

Challenging Behaviors in Early Childhood Settings: Creating a Place for All Children

This family-focused edited volume provides practical, classroom-based suggestions for coping with challenging behaviors in early childhood settings. Aimed at pre-service and in-service early childhood educators, the book aims to provide assessment and intervention tips that can be tailored to each individual child and classroom situation. The book's secondary purpose is to create linkages...

Sexuality: Your Sons and Daughters With Intellectual Disabilities

Sexuality: Your Sons and Daughters With Intellectual Disabilities

Parents have a key role in making sure their child develops healthy sexuality, that sense of self and confidence that helps make us all well-adjusted and strong individuals. In this touching and lively book, you'll learn how to interact with your children - no matter their age or ability - in a way that increases self-esteem, encourages appropriate behavior, empowers them to ...

Sleep Better!: A Guide to Improving Sleep for Children With Special Needs

Sleep Better!: A Guide to Improving Sleep for Children With Special Needs

When children have recurrent sleep problems, they and their families must deal with negative effects on behavior, mood, social interactions, physical stamina, step-by-step, "how to" instructions for helping children with disabilities get the rest they need. For problems ranging from bedtime tantrums to night waking, parents and caregivers will find a variety of widely tested and ...

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...

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