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Helping Disorganized and Distracted Boys Succeed in School and Life

Author: Ana Homayoun

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101171510

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 304

View: 5382

At last, the solution for getting disorganized boys back on track. Missed assignments. Lack of focus and enthusiasm. Falling grades. For too many boys and their frustrated parents, these are the facts of life. But they don't have to be. Top academic couselor Ana Homayoun has helped turn even the most disorganized, scattered, and unfocused boys into successful young people who consistently meet their personal and academic challenges. She does this by getting back to basics- -starting with a simple fact: Most boys needs to be taught how to get organized, how to study, and-- most important--how to visualize, embrace and meet their own goals. With an accessible and no-nonsense approach, Homayoun shows how to: ?Identify their son's disorganizational style ?Help him set academic and personal goals he cares about ?Design and establish the right "tools of the trade" ?Complete assignments without pulling all-nighters ?Help him tune out social pressure and fend off anxiety Much more than a study guide, this insightful, user-friendly book provides a roadmap for the success too many boys have trouble finding--in school and in life.

Social Media Wellness

Helping Tweens and Teens Thrive in an Unbalanced Digital World

Author: Ana Homayoun

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 1506343066

Category: Education

Page: 240

View: 1130

Solutions for navigating an ever-changing social media world Today’s students face a challenging paradox: the digital tools they need to complete their work are often the source of their biggest distractions. Students can quickly become overwhelmed trying to manage the daily confluence of online interactions with schoolwork, extracurricular activities, and family life. Written by noted author and educator Ana Homayoun, Social Media Wellness is the first book to successfully decode the new language of social media for parents and educators and provide pragmatic solutions to help students: Manage distractions Focus and prioritize Improve time-management Become more organized and boost productivity Decrease stress and build empathy With fresh insights and a solutions-oriented perspective, this crucial guide will help parents, educators and students work together to promote healthy socialization, effective self-regulation, and overall safety and wellness. "Ana Homayoun has written the very book I’ve yearned for, a must-read for teachers and parents. I have been recommending Ana’s work for years, but Social Media Wellness is her best yet; a thorough, well-researched and eloquent resource for parents and teachers seeking guidance about how to help children navigate the treacherous, ever-changing waters of social media and the digital world." —Jessica Lahey, New York Times Bestselling Author of The Gift of Failure "This is the book I’ve been waiting for. Ana Homayoun gives concrete strategies for parents to talk with their teens without using judgment and fear as tools. This is a guidebook you can pick up at anytime, and which your teen can read, too. I’ll be recommending it to everyone I know." —Rachel Simmons, New York Times Bestselling Author of The Curse of the Good Girl Read About Ana Homayoun in the news: NYTimes, The Secret Social Media Lives of Teenagers Pacific Standard, Holier Than Thou IPO: Snapchat and Effective Parenting Parenttoolkit.com, Emojis, Streaks, Stories, and Scores: What Parents Need to Know About Snapchat Los Angeles Review of Books, Life and Death 2.0: When Your Grandmother Dies Online

The Myth of the Perfect Girl

Helping Our Daughters Find Authentic Success and Happiness in School and Life

Author: Ana Homayoun

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101619007

Category: Self-Help

Page: 304

View: 4296

New insights and practical solutions for overworked and stressed-out girls and their parents. In today's achievement culture, many girls seem to be doing remarkably well—excelling in honors and sports and attending top colleges in ever greater numbers—but beneath the surface, girls are stressed out and stretched too thin as they strive to be “perfect.” In their efforts to juggle schoolwork and extracurriculars, family life and social lives, friends and frenemies, as well as relationships online and IRL (in the real world), many girls begin to lose sight of who they really are, and instead work overtime to please their friends, parents, teachers, and others. With honesty, empathy, and a fresh perspective, The Myth of the Perfect Girl presents advice to empower both parents and girls themselves to discover what true success and happiness means to them — and how to work to achieve it.

Bright Minds, Poor Grades

Understanding and Movtivating your Underachieving Child

Author: Michael D. Whitley

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101119303

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 320

View: 9662

For any parent who has ever been told, "your child isn't performing up to his or her potential," this book has the answer. Renowned clinical psychologist Michael Whitley, Ph.D. offers a proven ten-step program to motivate underachieving children. This easy-to follow book identifies the six types of underachievers from the procrastinator to the hidden perfectionist to the con artist, and it presents the ten steps to help children succeed in school-and ultimately, in life.

Organizing the Disorganized Child

Simple Strategies to Succeed in School

Author: Martin L. Kutscher, M.D.,Marcella Moran

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0061959804

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 176

View: 2525

Organizing the Disorganized Child explains: How to solve the messy-backpack problem (page 28). Step-by-step tips to help your child improve study skills (page 96). Which school supplies work best for different types of children (page 26). Methods for note taking (page 99). Techniques for time management (page 72). Strategies to refine morning and nighttime routines that will help the entire family (page 128).

Unicorns are Real

A Right-brained Approach to Learning

Author: Barbara Meister Vitale

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Education

Page: 118

View: 7367

Offers a different approach to teaching learning-disabled children phonics, math, writing, music, and problem solving.

Motivate Your Son

Author: Daryl Capuano

Publisher: Learning Consultantser Publishing

ISBN: 9780984945108

Category: Motivation (Psychology)

Page: 170

View: 6052

Help for parents with sons! Daryl Capuano and his company The Learning Consultants have helped thousands of parents motivate their teenagers to scholastic success. Since lack of motivation among teen boys has become epidemic, this book provides specific advice to help your sons. If you are tired of nagging and want to learn how to inspire your children so they can become self-motivated, learn how from an expert. Given the challenges and promises of the new economy, the stakes could not be higher.

The Organized Student

Teaching Children the Skills for Success in School and Beyond

Author: Donna Goldberg

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0743274601

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 288

View: 2030

A must-read for parents, The Organized Student contains hands-on strategies for teaching your disorganized child how to organize for success in middle school and high school, with special tips for kids with ADD/ADHD and learning disorders. The overstuffed backpack, the missing homework, the unused planner, the test he didn’t know about. Sound familiar? When the disorganized child meets the departmentalized structure of middle school, everything can fall apart. Even the academically successful child will start to falter if she misses deadlines, loses textbooks, or can’t get to class on time. This practical book is full of hands-on strategies for helping parents identify and teach organizational skills. Educational consultant Donna Goldberg has developed these methods by working with hundreds of students and in this book she provides: -Assessments to gather information about your child’s learning style, study habits, and school requirements -Guidelines for taming that overstuffed binder and keeping it under control -PACK—a four-step plan for purging and reassembling a backpack or locker -Instructions for organizing an at-home work space for the child who studies at a desk or the child who studies all over the house -Ways to help your child graduate from telling time to managing time -Special tips for kids with learning disabilities and kids who have two homes...and more The Organized Student is a must for any parent who has heard the words, “I can’t find my homework!”

Empowering Underachievers

New Strategies to Guide Kids (8-18) to Personal Excellence

Author: Peter Alexander Spevak,Maryann Karinch

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780882822822

Category: Education

Page: 287

View: 4303

Updated and revised - Spevak reveals his dynamic method that has helped motivate 2000 failing students to perform at or near their full potential.

The Trouble with Boys

A Surprising Report Card on Our Sons, Their Problems at School, and What Parents and Educators Must Do

Author: Peg Tyre

Publisher: Harmony

ISBN: 0307449777

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 320

View: 2971

From the moment they step into the classroom, boys begin to struggle. They get expelled from preschool nearly five times more often than girls; in elementary school, they’re diagnosed with learning disorders four times as often. By eighth grade huge numbers are reading below basic level. And by high school, they’re heavily outnumbered in AP classes and, save for the realm of athletics, show indifference to most extra­curricular activities. Perhaps most alarmingly, boys now account for less than 43 percent of those enrolled in college, and the gap widens every semester! The imbalance in higher education isn’t just a “boy problem,” though. Boys’ decreasing college attendance is bad news for girls, too, because ad­missions officers seeking balanced student bodies pass over girls in favor of boys. The growing gender imbalance in education portends massive shifts for the next generation: how much they make and whom they marry. Interviewing hundreds of parents, kids, teachers, and experts, award-winning journalist Peg Tyre drills below the eye-catching statistics to examine how the educational system is failing our sons. She explores the convergence of culprits, from the emphasis on high-stress academics in preschool and kindergarten, when most boys just can’t tolerate sitting still, to the outright banning of recess, from the demands of No Child Left Behind, with its rigid emphasis on test-taking, to the boy-unfriendly modern curriculum with its focus on writing about “feelings” and its purging of “high-action” reading material, from the rise of video gaming and schools’ unease with technology to the lack of male teachers as role models. But this passionate, clearheaded book isn’t an exercise in finger-pointing. Tyre, the mother of two sons, offers notes from the front lines—the testimony of teachers and other school officials who are trying new techniques to motivate boys to learn again, one classroom at a time. The Trouble with Boys gives parents, educators, and anyone concerned about the state of education a manifesto for change—one we must undertake right away lest school be-come, for millions of boys, unalterably a “girl thing.” From the Hardcover edition.

Nonverbal Learning Disorder

Understanding and Coping with NLD and Asperger's - What Parents and Teachers Need to Know

Author: Rondalyn Varney Whitney

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1440642931

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 336

View: 9472

A special-needs guide that ?comes to the rescue?( Carol Stock Kranowitz, author of The Out-of-Sync Child) of those who struggle with an increasingly common condition. Millions of children suffer from Nonverbal Learning Disorder, a neurological deficit that prevents them from understanding nonverbal cues like tone of voice and facial expressions. Though they can be exceptionally bright and articulate, these children often have difficulty in social situations, and can become depressed, withdrawn, or anxious. In this revised edition, Rondalyn Varney Whitney--a pediatric occupational therapist and the parent of a child with NLD--offers practical solutions, the latest information, and all-new activities that will help parents put their child on the path to a happy, fulfilling life. Topics include: --Getting a diagnosis --Developing a treatment plan --Helping your child make friends --Dealing with setbacks From the Trade Paperback edition.

Smart but Scattered

The Revolutionary "Executive Skills" Approach to Helping Kids Reach Their Potential

Author: Peg Dawson,Richard Guare

Publisher: Guilford Press

ISBN: 9781606238806

Category: Psychology

Page: 314

View: 4085

There's nothing more frustrating than watching your bright, talented son or daughter struggle with everyday tasks like finishing homework, putting away toys, or following instructions at school. Your "smart but scattered" 4- to 13-year-old might also have trouble coping with disappointment or managing anger. Drs. Peg Dawson and Richard Guare have great news: there's a lot you can do to help. The latest research in child development shows that many kids who have the brain and heart to succeed lack or lag behind in crucial "executive skills"--the fundamental habits of mind required for getting organized, staying focused, and controlling impulses and emotions. Learn easy-to-follow steps to identify your child's strengths and weaknesses, use activities and techniques proven to boost specific skills, and problem-solve daily routines. Helpful worksheets and forms can be downloaded and printed in a convenient 8 1/2" x 11" size. Small changes can add up to big improvements--this empowering book shows how. See also the authors' Smart but Scattered Teens and their self-help guide for adults. Plus, an academic planner for middle and high school students and related titles for professionals.

He's Not Lazy

Empowering Your Son to Believe in Himself

Author: Adam Price

Publisher: Sterling

ISBN: 9781454916871

Category: FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS

Page: 288

View: 5828

On the surface, capable teenage boys may look lazy. But dig a little deeper, writes child psychologist Adam Price in He s Not Lazy, and you ll often find conflicted boys who want to do well in middle and high school but are afraid to fail, and so do not try. This book can help you become an ally with your son, as he discovers greater self-confidence and accepts responsibility for his future."

Late, Lost and Unprepared

A Parents' Guide to Helping Children with Executive Functioning

Author: Joyce Cooper-Kahn,Laurie C. Dietzel

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781890627843

Category: Education

Page: 217

View: 444

The groundbreaking, nationally recognized Next Chapter Book Club (NCBC) provides rewarding learning and social opportunities for hundreds of people with intellectual disabilities. This new guide shows you how to use the innovative NCBC model to set up a successful book club where members read aloud together, improve literacy or read for the first time, and make lasting friendships as they discuss books every week at their local coffee shop or bookstore. Developed in 2002 by Tom Fish and his colleagues at The Ohio State University Nisonger Center, the NCBC program now boasts more than 100 clubs. The authors share their experience, providing the practical, nuts and bolts steps you need to take to get a book club up and running. Clubs include five to eight members all ages and literacy levels are welcome -- and discussion is facilitated by two trained volunteers. Much like other book clubs, NCBC members choose how they want to structure their club and which books they want to read. This book covers all aspects of sponsoring, organizing and implementing a book club in any community. Facilitators get title suggestions, learn how to manage their group, use strategies to initiate or improve reading skills, and encourage social interaction. NCBC also provides ongoing training and support to facilitators. A handy CR-rom included in the book provides several dozen key forms and templates, such as Member and Facilitator Intake Forms; End-of Book Survey, and Scale of Literary Skills. The enrichment of the NCBC experience continues to exceed the expectations of everyone involved; no club has every disbanded! In addition to improving their reading skills and making friends, participants become connected to their community because they go regularly to a social meeting place where all kinds of people gather. Dont wait to set-up a book club in your neighborhood The Next Chapter Book Club tells you how. Its easy and fun. Teachers, parents, social service providers and prospective members will want a copy.

The Learning Habit

A Groundbreaking Approach to Homework and Parenting that Helps Our Children Succeed in School and Life

Author: Stephanie Donaldson-Pressman,Rebecca Jackson,Robert Pressman

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0698139259

Category: Education

Page: 320

View: 5252

A groundbreaking approach to building learning habits for life, based on a major new study revealing what works – and what doesn’t Life is different for kids today. Between standardized testing, the Common Core Curriculum, copious homework assignments, and seemingly endless amounts of “screen time,” it’s hard for kids – and parents – to know what’s most essential. How can parents help their kids succeed – not just do well “on the test” -- but develop the learning habits they’ll need to thrive throughout their lives? This important and parent-friendly book presents new solutions based on the largest study of family routines ever conducted. The Learning Habit offers a blueprint for navigating the maze of homework, media use, and the everyday stress that families with school-age children face; turning those “stress times” into opportunities to develop the eight critical skills kids will need to succeed in college and in the highly competitive job market of tomorrow – skills including concentration and focus, time management, decision-making, goal-setting, and self-reliance. Along with hands-on advice and compelling real-life case studies, the book includes 21 fun family challenges for parents and kids, bringing together the latest research with simple everyday solutions to help kids thrive, academically and beyond.

Masterminds & Wingmen

Helping Our Boys Cope with Schoolyard Power, Locker-room Tests, Girlfriends, and the New Rules of Boy World

Author: Rosalind Wiseman

Publisher: Harmony

ISBN: 0307986659

Category: Education

Page: 377

View: 3431

The author of Queen Bees and Wannabees decodes the inner lives of boys to reveal how parents can forge stronger connections with their sons, explaining how boys are more likely to hide their feelings and resist adult support.

Raising Kids Who Read

What Parents and Teachers Can Do

Author: Daniel T. Willingham

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 111891158X

Category: Education

Page: 240

View: 7471

How parents and educators can teach kids to love reading in the digital age Everyone agrees that reading is important, but kids today tend to lose interest in reading before adolescence. In Raising Kids Who Read, bestselling author and psychology professor Daniel T. Willingham explains this phenomenon and provides practical solutions for engendering a love of reading that lasts into adulthood. Like Willingham's much-lauded previous work, Why Don't Students Like School?, this new book combines evidence-based analysis with engaging, insightful recommendations for the future. Intellectually rich argumentation is woven seamlessly with entertaining current cultural references, examples, and steps for taking action to encourage reading. The three key elements for reading enthusiasm—decoding, comprehension, and motivation—are explained in depth in Raising Kids Who Read. Teachers and parents alike will appreciate the practical orientation toward supporting these three elements from birth through adolescence. Most books on the topic focus on early childhood, but Willingham understands that kids' needs change as they grow older, and the science-based approach in Raising Kids Who Read applies to kids of all ages. A practical perspective on teaching reading from bestselling author and K-12 education expert Daniel T. Willingham Research-based, concrete suggestions to aid teachers and parents in promoting reading as a hobby Age-specific tips for developing decoding ability, comprehension, and motivation in kids from birth through adolescence Information on helping kids with dyslexia and encouraging reading in the digital age Debunking the myths about reading education, Raising Kids Who Read will empower you to share the joy of reading with kids from preschool through high school.

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: 5927

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.

The Good Son

Shaping the Moral Development of Our Boys and Young Men

Author: Michael Gurian

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101191554

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 416

View: 2436

Selected by Publishers Weekly as one of the Best Books of 1999, The Good Son is the definitive guide to the moral and emotional development of our boys and young men. Within its pages, Michael Gurian widely credited as the founder of today's "boys movement" takes readers through a complete parenting program, showing how to instill virtues in boys at each stage of life. For parents and teachers who fear that our child-rearing systems have lost much of their ethical underpinnings and that our boys are becoming emotionally closed-off, The Good Son serves as a welcome guidepost. It is one of today's premier books on parenting and male development.

Educating the Wholehearted Child

A Handbook for Christian Home Education

Author: Clay Clarkson,Sally Clarkson

Publisher: Apologia Educational Ministries

ISBN: 9781932012958

Category: Christian education

Page: 376

View: 7153

"Discipleship, whole books, and real life! Wholehearted Christian home education for ages 4-14"--Cover.