A text exploring strategies used by schools in both the UK and the US for involving parents directly in their children's learning. By offering support, advice and resources, teachers can encourage parents and carers to take an active role in promoting and supporting their children's learning.
In response to growing pressure on early years practitioners to adopt a 'tick-box' approach to recording children's progress, Celebrating Children's Learning sets out a bold vision for assessment in the early years. Drawing upon an inspiring collaboration between London nursery schools, it explores the role of observation in early years settings.
In When the Adults Change, Everything Changes: Seismic Shifts in School Behaviour, Paul Dix upends the debate on behaviour management in schools and offers effective tips and strategies that serve to end the search for change in children and turn the focus back on the adults.
As early education and child care increase, parents and professionals face many questions. This book proposes three dimensions of care giving behaviour, by which parents and professionals can help themselves, and young children, to develop.
A roadmap for parenting that draws on research in child development and cognitive science to distil the best information about parenting today into bite-sized pieces with real examples, useful tips, and tools and techniques that parents can apply right away. It is based on the author's popular parenting workshops.
Behind headlines on the conflict in Iraq and global terrorism, a much deeper battle is raging over children and the values they should adopt. This work exposes the weaknesses of arguments calling for a return to authoritarian styles of moral education. It shows that thinking for oneself does not mean that all moral points of view are equally good.
Contains messages about the need to develop independence in boys, the importance of male role models within the close (and extended) family and what to look out for in school, including signs of peer pressure and limiting negative self beliefs. This book offers advice on how best to support boys in their learning and in developing self esteem.
Millions of us want to be better parents, and worry about the health of our offspring - especially when it comes to what they eat. This book offers advice on feeding your children well, without resorting to diet fads or having to give in to pester-power.
'Michael Rosen, poet, broadcaster and former children's laureate, who is so genuinely passionate, so enthusiastic, so in touch with what it is like to be a child ... has written a book about how to educate kids at home' Guardian
Contains ideas on how to stop disabling youth and instead bring out their full potential. This book shows how parental fears have been stoked and families harmed as a consequence. Based on sociological research, this book can bolster your confidence in your own judgements and enable you to bring up self-assured, imaginative, capable children.
From the bestselling Authors of How to Talk so Kids Will Listen: Loaded with practical wisdom and proven methods, this new multimedia, audio and book combined edition, demonstrates simple, proven skills that make relationships with children of all ages less stressful and more rewarding.
A highly acclaimed, straightforward and reassuring guide describing exactly what happens at puberty, with informative sections on sex, contraception and sexually transmitted diseases, and advice on hygiene, exercise and healthy eating. This book contains the following Usborne Facts of Life titles: Babies and Growing up.
Intended for those parents who are in need of calm and wise advice on parenting the 5-12 year age group. This book enables parents to understand their child's needs and development during their pre-teen years. It takes account of the physical, psychological and sociological influences that are of importance during this time.
In a world where academic success can seem all-important in deciding our children's success in adult life, the author sees things very differently. This book offers a clarion call to parents who are seeking to unlock their child's true potential - and ensure they really succeed.
This title opens up debate about the meaning of professionalism in the early childhood context. It draws together the work of an international group of scholars who ask if professionalism can be conceptualised in diverse and changing early childhood settings.
Critically examines modern day views and practices related to children and childhood. This book discusses how Western society conceptualizes and often idealizes children as being fragile, innocent and 'incompetent' (or 'immature').
All of us want the best for our children. But are we going about it the right way? In this fascinating book, packed with case studies and practical advice, Lahey proposes a gentle but vital shift in the way we parent.
This book covers early years education and its practitioners, who face such fundamental questions as whether their field of work is a profession at all. The authors recap the early years education debate, and analyze the wider socio-political forces at work.
Using case studies as well as informal anecdotes from family and friends as illustrations, the author strips away the negative associations surrounding the word 'no' and celebrates change and setting limits as essential ingredients in development. She also explains why the idea of limits and boundaries have become more pertinent.
Explains what science can teach us about parenting. Covering everything from breastfeeding to brain development, this edition includes fresh thinking on how screen time affects your child's brain, and a focus on how love, nurture, and play contribute to your child's development.
In his bestseller How Children Succeed, the author introduced us to research showing that personal qualities like perseverance, self-control and conscientiousness play a critical role in children's success. In this book, he outlines the practical steps that adults can take to improve the chances of every child, however adverse their circumstances.