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Founded to publish parenting books that are respectful of both children and parents, that recognize that families have different values and styles, Parenting Press now provides:
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- Parenting guides written by professionals in the field, people who work daily with kids, people who are realistic about children’s temperaments, emotional meltdowns, teaching kids values, and setting limits
- Children’s books that help kids identify and communicate their feelings, that help kids brainstorm and evaluate alternate solutions to issues such as bullying, impulse control, and coping with anger and disappointment
- What About Me? Author on YouTube with Parenting Advice
- Getting Your Child to Stay in Bed
- The Way I Feel and The Way I Act Again Most Popular
- TREAT or Trick! The Berenstains BEFORE the Bears! Et Cetera!
- Michigan Teachers Using The Way I Feel with CCSS
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Got a Kid Who Bites?
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.
The Way I Feel, The Way I Act Aligned with CCSS
Whether you’re in the classroom or home-schooling, take advantage of the detailed teacher guides for our children’s books.
Besides The Way I Feel and The Way I Act, our most popular books, teacher guides that spell out alignment to the Common Core State Standards are available for many of our other books. While The Way I Feel, its Spanish edition, Así me siento yo, The Way I Act, and the Self-Calming Cards are ideal for feelings and character education units as well as in special needs programs, such titles as Bully on the Bus, Amy’s Disappearing Pickle, and Heidi’s Irresistible Hat help parents and professionals guide kids through issues of bullying.
QWIK Books Provide Concise Information 24/7
Parenting Press’s expanding line of QWIK Books offer concise advice about SIDS, sleep, ADHD, chores and so many other important topics, in books you can access from our web site whenever you need them. Most are also available in traditional printed format. Our newest titles:
Helping Children with Their Feelings
How to help children recognize, express and manage their emotions is outlined in this concise guide, which offers a special emphasis on those children with learning challenges related to autism, ADHD, sensory issues or developmental delays.
What is ADHD? What medications are commonly prescribed? How do they work? These are a few of the many questions answered by Peter Levine, M.D., and Helen F. Neville, B.S., R.N., in this concise guide. Based on decades of experience, they explain how medications differ, what risks there are, and if you can expect a child to outgrow ADHD.
14 Ways to Protect Your Baby from SIDS
Two physicians committed to SIDS research, Rachel Y. Moon and Fern R. Hauck, walk prospective parents, parents of infants and caregivers through an introduction to SIDS risk factors. They describe which babies are most vulnerable to SIDS, and point out what traditional baby care practices (bumpers and quilts in cribs, for example, and the family bed) are now discouraged because of the risks to babies.