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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.
The Well Balanced Child is a passionate manifesto for a whole body approach to learning which integrates the brain, senses, movement and play. This fully revised edition includes a new chapter with a story and movement exercise that parents can use to help children reach their potential.
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.
A unique look at behavior through the child's perspective! Behavior isn't an isolated event. All behavior is communication, and when it comes to figuring out what your child is trying to say, Dr. Jim Ball has the answers. This book walks the reader through a variety of scenarios that will explore why a child may engage in a specific behavior, and help you build your behavior-investigator skills to develop a behavior plan that works. You'll find: Short, quick-to-read, and easy-to-understand chapters about behavior and behavior change. Stories that illustrate six main functions of behavior. An on-the-spot behavior assessment tool to help you figure out the situation and why it's getting out of control. A worksheet to create a behavior plan to reduce problematic behaviors. In-the-moment strategies adults can use when problems occur, and longer-term strategies to implement over time. As the adult, behavior change starts with you. This book applies a whole-person perspective toward behavior management and will help you address the unwanted behavior in the moment, as well as provide strategies to prevent the behavior from recurring again in the future. Shaping and changing behavior is a journey-and it starts here.
Communications technology is advancing at such speed, heralding a world of choice and opportunity, that we sometimes struggle to navigate each new turn. And yet, with technology, as with life, we need to equip our children to make good choices and to deal with all the hidden dangers, as well as to take hold of the positive opportunities. Fully revised and updated to keep pace with this quickly changing digital world, Katharine Hill's clear, informative book explores the impact of the digital world on teenagers and younger children. Offering encouragement, wisdom and practical advice on topics such as screen time, social media and consumer culture, as well as how to tackle some of the more serious issues of online bullying, grooming and pornography, this book is a lifeline for parents, carers and teachers in an age of digital confusion. Whether you are a new parent or living with teenagers, a stranger to Snapchat or have 500 followers on Twitter, this book is for mums and dads who want to confidently parent in a world of screens.
Written in a straightforward way to appeal to a range of abilities. A lively new page design encourages students to engage with the information, appealing to a wide range of learning styles. Offers advice and guidance to help students get the most from work placements. An expert author team, with close links to the awarding body ensures the book meets all the requirements of this qualification. PLUS a Work Experience Journal is available to download for FREE from our website.