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Catherine DePino - Author

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Parenting Mindfully 101 Ways to Help Raise Caring and Responsible Kids in an Unpredictable World

Parenting Mindfully 101 Ways to Help Raise Caring and Responsible Kids in an Unpredictable World

Author: Catherine DePino Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/02/2020

More than ever, life in our world, nation, and communities appears insecure and unpredictable. Every day, new and disturbing incidents appear on the news that feed this sense of unrest. In our communities, people don't attempt to understand one another's points of view, causing compromise to give way to discord and conflict. This unremitting stress filters down to the way we raise our children and the way our kids respond to accepting the values we work hard to impart. Parenting Mindfully helps you provide your children with a buffer against the challenges they face at home, in school, and in the neighborhood. Following the principles of Mindfulness can help you raise kids who become school smart, street smart, caring human beings. If you want to promote character traits like compassion, kindness, and respect for you and others, using Mindfulness techniques will jumpstart these positive qualities in your children. Imagine what it would be like if you could begin to find a way to parent your kids successfully despite the growing negativity in the world. Parenting Mindfully can help both you and your kids discover a new and rewarding way of living.

Parenting Mindfully 101 Ways to Help Raise Caring and Responsible Kids in an Unpredictable World

Parenting Mindfully 101 Ways to Help Raise Caring and Responsible Kids in an Unpredictable World

Author: Catherine DePino Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/11/2018

More than ever, life in our world, nation, and communities appears insecure and unpredictable. Every day, new and disturbing incidents appear on the news that feed this sense of unrest. In our communities, people don't attempt to understand one another's points of view, causing compromise to give way to discord and conflict. This unremitting stress filters down to the way we raise our children and the way our kids respond to accepting the values we work hard to impart. Parenting Mindfully helps you provide your children with a buffer against the challenges they face at home, in school, and in the neighborhood. Following the principles of Mindfulness can help you raise kids who become school smart, street smart, caring human beings. If you want to promote character traits like compassion, kindness, and respect for you and others, using Mindfulness techniques will jumpstart these positive qualities in your children. Imagine what it would be like if you could begin to find a way to parent your kids successfully despite the growing negativity in the world. Parenting Mindfully can help both you and your kids discover a new and rewarding way of living.

Helping Kids Live Mindfully A Grab Bag of Classroom Activities for Middle School Students

Helping Kids Live Mindfully A Grab Bag of Classroom Activities for Middle School Students

Author: Catherine DePino Format: Hardback Release Date: 08/03/2017

Helping Kids Live Mindfully: A Grab Bag of Classroom Activities for Middle School Students helps students enhance their lives by using Mindfulness on a daily basis in school and at home. It gives them the tools to cope with anger, frustration, and stress, while helping them learn how to talk and listen to get positive results. The book aims to help students maximize their school experience academically and socially. It's a fact that many school districts using Mindfulness programs find that teaching their students Mindfulness techniques can greatly enhance school climate and cut down on discipline problems so students can be free to learn and flourish in the classroom. Additionally, this book helps teachers reach curricular goals in many subject areas by providing small group, entire class, and individual activities. Finally, this book encourages parents and extended family members to participate in the program with their children to help them use Mindfulness in many different situations they encounter daily, such as getting along better with family members, dealing with disappointment, and using technology wisely.

Helping Kids Live Mindfully A Grab Bag of Classroom Activities for Middle School Students

Helping Kids Live Mindfully A Grab Bag of Classroom Activities for Middle School Students

Author: Catherine DePino Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/03/2017

Helping Kids Live Mindfully: A Grab Bag of Classroom Activities for Middle School Students helps students enhance their lives by using Mindfulness on a daily basis in school and at home. It gives them the tools to cope with anger, frustration, and stress, while helping them learn how to talk and listen to get positive results. The book aims to help students maximize their school experience academically and socially. It's a fact that many school districts using Mindfulness programs find that teaching their students Mindfulness techniques can greatly enhance school climate and cut down on discipline problems so students can be free to learn and flourish in the classroom. Additionally, this book helps teachers reach curricular goals in many subject areas by providing small group, entire class, and individual activities. Finally, this book encourages parents and extended family members to participate in the program with their children to help them use Mindfulness in many different situations they encounter daily, such as getting along better with family members, dealing with disappointment, and using technology wisely.

Cool Things to Do If a Bully's Bugging You 50 Classroom Activities to Help Elementary Students

Cool Things to Do If a Bully's Bugging You 50 Classroom Activities to Help Elementary Students

Author: Catherine DePino Format: Hardback Release Date: 24/02/2016

Cool Things to Do If a Bully's Bugging You: 50 Classroom Activities to Help Elementary Students aims to help students facing bullying and other problems while they're actually experiencing them. The activities feature a multidisciplinary approach that encourages speaking, listening, reading, and writing activities to complement curricular goals in English/language arts and social studies. Principals, teachers and counselors will want to use this book in their bully prevention programs by involving children, parents, and the entire school family in their drive to create a bully-free school. The book includes classroom activities and also involves parents in the learning process by having them discuss bullying issues with their children in a Talk It Out section that concludes each chapter. Research shows that involving the bullied child, the home, and the school community has proven the most successful approach to helping kids remain bully free. The book also includes kid-friendly quizzes to help reinforce the concepts covered in every chapter. Students and teachers alike will find the variety of activities in this book informative, kid-friendly, and best of all, enjoyable.

Cool Things to Do If a Bully's Bugging You 50 Classroom Activities to Help Elementary Students

Cool Things to Do If a Bully's Bugging You 50 Classroom Activities to Help Elementary Students

Author: Catherine DePino Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 17/02/2016

Cool Things to Do If a Bully's Bugging You: 50 Classroom Activities to Help Elementary Students aims to help students facing bullying and other problems while they're actually experiencing them. The activities feature a multidisciplinary approach that encourages speaking, listening, reading, and writing activities to complement curricular goals in English/language arts and social studies. Principals, teachers and counselors will want to use this book in their bully prevention programs by involving children, parents, and the entire school family in their drive to create a bully-free school. The book includes classroom activities and also involves parents in the learning process by having them discuss bullying issues with their children in a Talk It Out section that concludes each chapter. Research shows that involving the bullied child, the home, and the school community has proven the most successful approach to helping kids remain bully free. The book also includes kid-friendly quizzes to help reinforce the concepts covered in every chapter. Students and teachers alike will find the variety of activities in this book informative, kid-friendly, and best of all, enjoyable.

Excuse Me, Your Participle's Dangling How to Use Grammar to Make Your Writing Powers Soar

Excuse Me, Your Participle's Dangling How to Use Grammar to Make Your Writing Powers Soar

Author: Catherine DePino Format: Hardback Release Date: 07/02/2013

Excuse Me, Your Participle's Dangling will give you all the bare essentials of grammar that you need to write like a pro. The book also offers a simple yet foolproof method of writing under pressure, the key to success in any college program or workplace. If you're a businessperson, college student, or ESL student seeking a user-friendly grammar book that aims to make you a better writer, this book is for you! If you learn the information in one chapter each day, in less than two weeks, your writing will improve dramatically, and you'll grow in confidence as a writer. You'll also learn shortcuts to help you with all the types of writing you'll do in college and on the job. Try all of them. They really work, and that's a promise. To sum it up, grammar is only a means to an end, a tool to help you write better. That's something your teacher probably never told you. By understanding grammar, you'll learn how to express yourself beautifully in speaking and in writing.

Excuse Me, Your Participle's Dangling How to Use Grammar to Make Your Writing Powers Soar

Excuse Me, Your Participle's Dangling How to Use Grammar to Make Your Writing Powers Soar

Author: Catherine DePino Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/02/2013

Excuse Me, Your Participle's Dangling will give you all the bare essentials of grammar that you need to write like a pro. The book also offers a simple yet foolproof method of writing under pressure, the key to success in any college program or workplace. If you're a businessperson, college student, or ESL student seeking a user-friendly grammar book that aims to make you a better writer, this book is for you! If you learn the information in one chapter each day, in less than two weeks, your writing will improve dramatically, and you'll grow in confidence as a writer. You'll also learn shortcuts to help you with all the types of writing you'll do in college and on the job. Try all of them. They really work, and that's a promise. To sum it up, grammar is only a means to an end, a tool to help you write better. That's something your teacher probably never told you. By understanding grammar, you'll learn how to express yourself beautifully in speaking and in writing.

Hi God, It's Me!

Hi God, It's Me!

Author: Catherine DePino Format: eBook Release Date: 29/09/2011

Kids love to e-mail their friends. Why not e-mail God? Hi God, It's Me: e-prayers for teenage girls is an interactive journal that gives pre-teen and teenage girls of all religions a user-friendly way to talk to God in an upbeat, joyful way without being preachy. Each chapter focuses on a different area of a young girl's complex teen life. Hi God, It's Me encourages girls to problem solve and to find answers to everyday concerns as well as to the bigger problems in their lives. Above all, it helps them connect with God and talk to God in an intimate way.Teen girls can use the book as a starting point for reflection and prayers, and they can share their thoughts with friends and family, or use it solely as a personal journal. The book's unique format makes use of Internet terms to capture a teen's interest and imagination. The book presents a great teaching tool for youth leaders, parents, and family members. It's also a great gift for teenage girls!

Who Says Bullies Rule? Common Sense Tips to Help Your Kids to Cope

Who Says Bullies Rule? Common Sense Tips to Help Your Kids to Cope

Author: Catherine DePino Format: Hardback Release Date: 21/07/2011

Who Says Bullies Rule?: Common Sense Tips to Help Your Kids Cope gives parents practical bully prevention tips for their elementary and middle school children. It helps parents empower their children to stop bullying before it veers out of control and teaches parents to navigate their school systems' channels to stop bullies from bothering their children. Additionally, the book arms parents with workable suggestions they can offer their children for dealing with different types of bullies, such as teasers, excluders, intimidators, and cyber bullies. The most important feature of Who Says Bullies Rule?, and what sets it apart from other books, is that it underscores the importance of having children use their common sense to anticipate and deal with bullies' actions. No child should ever have to tolerate physical or mental abuse at the hands of a bully. Parents are the first line of defense against bullying. Using a conversational tone with myriad examples, Who Says Bullies Rule? shows parents what they need to do to help keep their children safe.

Real Life Bully Prevention for Real Kids 50 Ways to Help Elementary and Middle School Students

Real Life Bully Prevention for Real Kids 50 Ways to Help Elementary and Middle School Students

Author: Catherine DePino, Lori Evans Format: Hardback Release Date: 16/05/2009

Many states currently mandate character education, and school districts across the country need anti-bullying education programs to counter the rising tide of aggression and relational aggression that is the norm among many students. In fact, many school districts now require teachers to include lessons on bully prevention in their curriculum. Real Life Bully Prevention For Real Kids addresses this pervasive problem by offering students hands-on activities. Teachers will want to use this book in their classrooms with their students as part of the school's anti-bullying curriculum. As an added bonus, the activities reinforce English/language arts, social studies, and health education curricular goals. Counselors, therapists, and school administrators can also use the activities in large and small group instruction. Additionally, leaders of after-school programs and youth leadership programs, such as scouting, dramatics classes, and religious education classes, will find the activities helpful in addressing their bully prevention programs. Each activity contains a description, goals for children, and helpful hints for adults to guide their youngsters through the program.

101 Ways to Help Preschoolers Excel in Reading, Writing, and Speaking

101 Ways to Help Preschoolers Excel in Reading, Writing, and Speaking

Author: Catherine DePino Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/03/2007

This book gives preschoolers valuable practice in reading, writing, and speaking skills by engaging them in a series of enjoyable activities. Preschool teachers, nursery and day care workers, kindergarten teachers, parents (especially home schooling parents), and ESL teachers, will find the activities both easy to follow and user-friendly. Teachers can use many of the activities with groups in a classroom setting, while parents can use them with individual children in a home setting. All of the activities address values important to children's growth and development: cooperation, friendship, respect for others' opinions, intergenerational closeness, generosity, and gratitude. The activities are divided into two main sections: early preschoolers (ages 2-4) and preschoolers (ages 4-6). Within each of these categories, activities progress from basic to intermediate to advanced. The teacher or parent can modify or expand upon all of the activities, adjusting them to a child's individual needs. The activities begin with a description of what the teacher will accomplish during the activity. The target skills section tells the teacher at a glance which skills the activity reinforces. The game plan gives a step-by-step list of things to do from the activity's beginning to end. Finally, sample scripts help the instructor talk to children about the activities appearing throughout the book.

101 Ways to Help Preschoolers Excel in Reading, Writing, and Speaking

101 Ways to Help Preschoolers Excel in Reading, Writing, and Speaking

Author: Catherine DePino Format: Hardback Release Date: 09/03/2007

This book gives preschoolers valuable practice in reading, writing, and speaking skills by engaging them in a series of enjoyable activities. Preschool teachers, nursery and day care workers, kindergarten teachers, parents (especially home schooling parents), and ESL teachers, will find the activities both easy to follow and user-friendly. Teachers can use many of the activities with groups in a classroom setting, while parents can use them with individual children in a home setting. All of the activities address values important to children's growth and development: cooperation, friendship, respect for others' opinions, intergenerational closeness, generosity, and gratitude. The activities are divided into two main sections: early preschoolers (ages 2-4) and preschoolers (ages 4-6). Within each of these categories, activities progress from basic to intermediate to advanced. The teacher or parent can modify or expand upon all of the activities, adjusting them to a child's individual needs. The activities begin with a description of what the teacher will accomplish during the activity. The target skills section tells the teacher at a glance which skills the activity reinforces. The game plan gives a step-by-step list of things to do from the activity's beginning to end. Finally, sample scripts help the instructor talk to children about the activities appearing throughout the book.