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Nobody is born a musician. Rather, people become musical. They do so through the right experiences as children, and with the right kind of support from the adults in their lives. Most teachers and parents believe that music can be a powerful a gift to kids. Ideally it becomes a lifelong gift, rather than merely a pastime of childhood to be reminisced about later. Unfortunately, not all music educational experiences produce a lasting musicianship. This book shares how learning experiences can be made more relevant, practical, and real world for young people studying music. With such experiences, kids can be on their way to becoming real musicians, defined as people whose musical skills allow them to lead musically active lives, whether music making is their profession or a personally-fulfilling part of their leisure time.
Confident Parents, Confident Kids lays out an approach for helping parents-and the kids they love-hone their emotional intelligence so that they can make wise choices, connect and communicate well with others (even when patience is thin), and become socially conscious and confident human beings. How do we raise a happy, confident kid? And how can we be confident that our parenting is preparing our child for success? Our confidence develops from understanding and having a mastery over our emotions (aka emotional intelligence)-and helping our children do the same. Like learning to play a musical instrument, we can fine-tune our ability to skillfully react to those crazy, wonderful, big feelings that naturally arise from our child's constant growth and changes, moving from chaos to harmony. We want our children to trust that they can conquer any challenge with hard work and persistence; that they can love boundlessly; that they will find their unique sense of purpose; and they will act wisely in a complex world. This book shows you how. With author and educator Jennifer Miller as your supportive guide, you'll learn: the lies we've been told about emotions, how they shape our choices, and how we can reshape our parenting decisions in better alignment with our deepest values. how to identify the temperaments your child was born with so you can support those tendencies rather than fight them. how to align your biggest hopes and dreams for your kids with specific skills that can be practiced, along with new research to support those powerful connections. about each age and stage your child goes through and the range of learning opportunities available. how to identify and manage those big emotions (that only the parenting process can bring out in us!) and how to model emotional intelligence for your children. how to deal with the emotions and influences of your choir-the many outside individuals and communities who directly impact your child's life, including school, the digital world, extended family, neighbors, and friends. Raising confident, centered, happy kids-while feeling the same way about yourself-is possible with Confident Parents, Confident Kids.
Sound Sleep is a widely-researched book for parents with babies, toddlers or older children. The book is full of useful insights, inspiring stories, handy checklists and a variety of easy-to-understand skills and strategies for you to use and to remember. It offers practical tips for soothing your new baby to sleep with touch, warmth and settling routines. It helps you understand the cues your baby is giving you all the time and how best to respond to them. It describes ways to introduce a day and night rhythm for you and your baby so that broken nights and sleep starvation can become the exception rather than the rule. The book offers strategies which have been proven to quickly comfort a crying or screaming baby or toddler. It introduces `Timed Settling' for getting wakeful toddlers into the habit of sleeping through the night, and other tactics to solve older children's sleep problems.
A short, practical guide for parents on how to tackle the various types of constipation using personalised nutritional plans. This book offers a biomedical view on alleviating constipation, rejecting a one-size-fits-all approach in order to find the best dietary solution for your child. The various causes of constipation are explained using clinical examples, with suggested nutritional plans for each case. Helpful parenting tips include simple recipe ideas, which foods to avoid and how to sneak the right food past fussy eaters. Constipation and gastro-intestinal issues affect a large number of children, particularly children on the autism spectrum. Apart from causing discomfort, constipation can result in more serious issues including poor sleep, hyperactivity, anxiety and OCD. This book translates the latest biomedical science into reassuring and informative nutritional advice which parents can easily incorporate into their children's diet.
Babies learn fastest when sign language is included in a variety of daily routine and fun activities. Illustrated with clear, brightly coloured photographs, these flash cards are the perfect tool for signing about the fun things that babies get excited about, such as toys, animals and everyday objects. The deck consists mostly of nouns, since these are the concepts conveyed most effectively by a flash card. This refreshed edition of Monta Briant's Baby Sign Language Basics Flash Cards - a perfect companion to her book of the same name, also recently repackaged with new visuals - gives parents and caregivers a fun, easy-to-use tool for making sign language enjoyable and easy to learn.
We live in a chaotic and often unpredictable world, so it's only natural for you and your child to have anxieties. But seeing your child cry, cling to you, or even use aggression to avoid his or her own fears and worries may cause you to worry even more, trapping both of you in a cycle of anxiety and fear. You can interrupt this cycle with the proven-effective mindfulness and acceptance skills taught in this book. Drawn from acceptance and commitment therapy, Parenting Your Anxious Child with Mindfulness and Acceptance offers a new way to think about your child's anxiety, as well as a set of techniques used by child psychologists to help children as young as four let go of anxious feelings and focus instead on relationships with friends, learning new things in school, and having fun. You'll learn these techniques, use them when you feel anxious, and teach them to your child. With practice, you both will let go of anxious feelings and your child will find the confidence to enjoy being a kid.
Does your child appear to worry a lot? Perhaps they have frequent tummy upsets, or are irritable, tearful, angry or withdrawn? Do they have problems concentrating or show a loss of enthusiasm for their usual interests? These could all be signs that your child is struggling with anxiety. This practical guide combines proven cognitive-behavioural therapy methods used by child psychologists in schools with simple activities to help your child to overcome anxiety. It's aimed at children aged 7-11 because a lot happens in these years that can impact a child's emotional well-being, not just now but for years to come. Your child will be guided, with the help of Fiz - a friendly and supportive character they can identify with - through fun and engaging activities which are interspersed with useful tips, inspirational statements and practical information for parents.