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What’s New

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  • Gift Ideas, Working with Military Families, and Firing Friends
  • Costumes & Coloring Pages: In October Newsletter
  • The Biting Solution: Successful Strategies that Work Fast
  • September Newsletter: Raising a Reader, Understanding Temperament
  • Photographs from Your Library Branch
  • . . . and other news

Temperament IS Inborn

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If you’re wondering why one of your children is ready for anything any time of the day, and the other one is reluctant to try anything new, let Helen Fowler Neville explain temperament to you.

A pediatric advice nurse and temperament specialist, Neville worked with parent educator Diane Clark Johnson on Temperament Tools: Working with Your Child’s Inborn Traits several years ago, and now Neville has revised and expanded this popular book. It helps the parents of young children understand that children are different from the day they’re born—and their temperaments stay different no matter how they’re parented.

Now including the latest research, Temperament Tools continues to emphasize that children’s behavior reflects their inborn traits. Whether you’re a parent or a professional, once you understand those traits, you’ll be better prepared to handle behavior.

“Temperament Tools” explains:

  • What’s normal for your child;
  • How you can manage challenging behavior and attitudes;
  • How you can teach your child to cope with his or her behavior; and
  • How all of you can avoid guilt and blame.

You can order Temperament Tools now through your local bookseller.

Got a Kid Who Bites?

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Biting is probably the most aggressive toddler behavior that parents and child care providers have to handle. Often, the first bite is a complete surprise: a loving, mild-mannered child takes a chomp—and then won’t stop!

The only new how-to book on stopping the problem, and the only book oriented to adults, The Biting Solution offers recommendations for prevention, immediate intervention and long-term solutions. Author Lisa Poelle, M.A., has spent 25 years working with parents, early childhood professionals and work/life issues, and she provides realistic advice that can stop biting in as little as two weeks.

You can order The Biting Solution now through your local bookseller.

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Last updated November 15, 2015