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10-Minute Life Lessons for Kids: 52 Fun and Simple Games and Activities to Teach Your Child Honesty, Trust, Love, and Other Important Values

By: Miller, Jamie C.

Price: $12.65

Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks, 1998-09-23


52 playful and easy to understand activites to hhelp parents teach children moral lessons that they won't forget A child says, "I hear and I forget, I see and I remember, I do and I understand." 10-Minute Life Lessons for Kids is a book about seeing and doing--a book that gives parents the ability to teach the powerful principles of honesty, trust, generosity, love, and other values. Children will discover the objectives themselves as they actively participate in fun... View more info

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101 Life Skills Games for Children: Learning, Growing, Getting Along (Ages 6-12)

By: Badegruber, Bernie; Jesner, Alois [Illustrator]

Price: $14.42

Publisher: Hunter House, 2005-10-18


How do you teach tolerance, self-awareness, and responsibility? How can you help children deal with fear, mistrust, or aggression? Play a game with them Games are an ideal way to help children develop social and emotional skills; they are exciting, relaxing, and fun. 101 LIFE SKILLS GAMES FOR CHILDREN: LEARNING, GROWING, GETTING ALONG (Ages 6-12) is a resource that can help children understand and deal with problems that arise in daily interactions with other ch... View more info

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7 Keys to Comprehension: How to Help Your Kids Read It and Get It!

By: Zimmermann, Susan; Hutchins, Chryse

Price: $15.35

Publisher: Harmony, 2003-07-22


It's simple: If children don't understand what they read, they will never embrace reading. And that limits what they can learn while in school. This fact frightens parents, worries teachers, and ultimately hurts children. 7 Keys to Comprehension is the result of cutting-edge research. It gives parents and teachers--those who aren't "already" using this valuable program--practical, thoughtful advice about the seven simple thinking strategies that proficient readers us... View more info

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Bright Minds, Poor Grades: Understanding and Motivating your Underachieving Child

By: Whitley, Michael D.

Price: $15.35

Publisher: TarcherPerigee, 2001-07-01


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.... View more info

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Character Matters: How to Help Our Children Develop Good Judgment, Integrity, and Other Essential Virtues

By: Lickona, Thomas

Price: $16.23

Publisher: Touchstone, 2004-02-10


Don't Let Our Kids Flunk Life The novelist Walker Percy once observed, "Some people get all As but flunk life." Succeeding in life takes character. In "Character Matters, " award-winning psychologist-educator Thomas Lickona offers more than 100 practical strategies that parents and schools have used to help kids build strong personal character as the foundation for a purposeful, productive, and fulfilling life. Lickona shows how irresponsible and destructive be... View more info

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Democracy And Education

By: Dewey, John

Price: $23.58

Publisher: Free Press, 1997-02-01


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Guerrilla Learning: How to Give Your Kids a Real Education With or Without School

By: Grace Llewellyn; Amy Silver

Price: $15.30

Publisher: Wiley, 2001-08-01


GUERRILLA LEARNING IS CREATING A HOME ENVIRONMENT THAT FILLS YOUR CHILD WITH THE JOY OF LEARNING Let your daughter read her library books instead of finishing her homework . Ask your eleven-year-old's beloved third grade teacher to comment on his poetry. Invite a massage therapist to dinner because your daughter wants to go to massage school instead of college. Give your child the freedom to pursue his interests, develop her strengths, cultivate self-discipline, and ... View more info

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How to Get Your Child to Love Reading

By: Codell, Esmé Raji

Price: $17.99

Publisher: Algonquin Books, 2003-06-06


Are children reading enough? Not according to most parents and teachers, who know that reading aloud with children fosters a lifelong love of books, ensures better standardized test scores, promotes greater success in school, and helps instill the values we most want to pass on. Esme Raji Codell--an inspiring children's literature specialist and an energetic teacher--has the solution. She's turned her years of experience with children, parents, librarians, and fello... View more info

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How To Talk So Kids Can Learn

By: Faber, Adele; Mazlish, Elaine

Price: $15.35

Publisher: Scribner, 1996-09-03


The leading experts on parent-child communication show parents and teachers how to motivate kids to learn and succeed in school. Using the unique communication strategies, down-to-earth dialogues, and delightful cartoons that are the hallmark of their multimillion-copy bestseller "How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk, " Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish show parents and teachers how to help children handle the everyday problems that interfere with... View more info

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I'm Chocolate, You're Vanilla: Raising Healthy Black and Biracial Children in a Race-Conscious World

By: Wright, Marguerite

Price: $17.99

Publisher: Jossey-Bass, 2000-05-08


This superb, rational, and highly readable volume answers a deeply felt need. Parents and educators alike have long struggled to understand what meanings race might have for the very young, and for ways to insure that every child grows up with a healthy sense of self. Marguerite Wright handles sensitive issues with consummate clarity, practicality, and hope. Here we have an indispensable guide that will doubtless prove a classic.--Edward Zigler, sterling professor of... View more info

In Their Own Way: Discovering and Encouraging Your Child's Multiple Intelligences

By: Thomas Armstrong

Price: $15.30

Publisher: TarcherPerigee, 2000-08-07


Does your child have a favorite subject, activity, or hobby? Children learn in multiple ways, and educator Thomas Armstrong has shown hundreds of thousands of parents and teachers how to locate those unique areas in each of our children where learning and creativity seem to flow with special vigor. In this fully updated classic on multiple intelligences, Armstrong sheds new light on the "eight ways to bloom," or the eight kinds of "multiple intelligences." While ever... View more info

Not Much Just Chillin': The Hidden Lives of Middle Schoolers

By: Perlstein, Linda

Price: $15.35

Publisher: Ballantine Books, 2004-08-31


Suddenly they go from striving for A's to barely passing, from fretting about cooties to obsessing for hours about crushes. Former chatterboxes answer in monosyllables; freethinkers mimic everything from clothes to opinions. Their bodies and psyches morph through the most radical changes since infancy. They are kids in the middle-school years, the age every adult remembers well enough to dread. Here at last is an up-to-date anthropology of this critically formative p... View more info

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Parenting a Struggling Reader: A Guide to Diagnosing and Finding Help for Your Child's Reading Difficulties

By: Hall, Susan; Moats, Louisa

Price: $14.45

Publisher: Harmony, 2002-04-16


The first completely comprehensive, practical guide for recognizing, diagnosing, and overcoming any childhood reading difficulty.According to the National Institute of Health, ten million of our nation's children (approximately 17 percent) have trouble learning to read. While headlines warn about the nation's reading crisis, Susan Hall (whose son was diagnosed with dyslexia) and Louisa Moats have become crusaders for action. The result of their years of research and ... View more info

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Raising Lifelong Learners: A Parent's Guide

By: Calkins, Lucy; Lydia, Bellino [Contributor]

Price: $16.20

Publisher: Da Capo Press, 1998-08-21


Here the nationally acclaimed educator who transformed the way our children learn to read and write in school shows us how to nurture our children's imagination at home, from the earliest days of babytalk to the time when we see them off to school. Drawing upon her influential philosophy of active learning, as well as her personal experience as a parent, Calkins shows parents how to stimulate curiosity and spark creative thinking in children. Having an open and creative ... View more info