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Books from WITT Library
Growing great girls : 100s of practical strategies for bringing out the best in your daughter by
Call Number: 649.133 GRA
"Growing great girls is a brilliant, practical parenting book about parenting girls from toddlers to teens from one of New Zealand's leading parenting experts. Packed with lots of tips and pragmatic ideas for parents, it has a strong and positive message for parents. Growing great girls is a delightful manual for successfully guiding, coaching, disciplining, loving, encouraging and inspiring girls from birth through to teenage years. It's substance is insightful and challenging and it will be rewarding to all parents who read it."
He'll be OK : growing gorgeous boys into good men by
Call Number: 649.132 LAS
Adolescent boys - they seem to disappear into another world where they barely communicate, and where fast cars, alcohol and drugs are constant temptations. Will they survive to become good men? How can parents and schools understand them and help them through this difficult and dangerous time? Celia Lashlie has some of the answers. After years working in the prison service she knows what can happen when boys make the wrong choices. She also knows what it's like to be a parent - she raised a son on her own and feared for his survival. During the recent Good Man Project she talked to 180 classes of boys throughout New Zealand, and what she found was surprising, amusing and, in some cases, frightening. In this funny, honest, no-nonsense book Celia Lashlie reveals what goes on inside the world of boys, and that it is an entirely different world from that of girls. With clarity and insight she offers parents - especially mothers - practical and reassuring advice on raising their boys to become good, loving, articulate men.
Tough times, resilient kids [videorecording (DVD)] by
Call Number: 649.1 GOL
Tough Times/Resilient Kids, an award winning documentary, is based on the work of Drs. Robert Brooks and Sam Goldstein. The documentary is hosted by Emmy award winning broadcast journalist Mike Schneider and directed by Emmy award winner Craig Clyde. Tough Times/Resilient Kids follows the lives of American families in an effort to discover the sources of problems facing today's youth in this 58-minute documentary and discovers why some thrive while many others continue to struggle.
How to Talk So Kids Will Listen and Listen So Kids Will Talk by
Call Number: 649.1 FAB
30th Anniversary Edition updated with new insights from the next generation. You can stop fighting with your children! Here is the bestselling book that will give you the know-how you need to be more effective with your children--and more supportive of yourself. Enthusiastically praised by parents and professionals around the world, the down-to-earth, respectful approach of Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish makes relationships with children of all ages less stressful and more rewarding. Now, in this thirtieth-anniversary edition, these award-winning experts share their latest insights and suggestions based on feedback they've received over the years. Their methods of communication--illustrated with delightful cartoons showing the skills in action--offer innovative ways to solve common problems. You'll learn how to: Cope with your child's negative feelings--frustration, disappointment, anger, etc. Express your anger without being hurtful Engage your child's willing cooperation Set firm limits and still maintain goodwill Use alternatives to punishment Resolve family conflicts peacefully