This series creates an easy, concrete way to help identify, validate, and help provide effective coping skills to deal with a child's feelings about specific transitions. 16-pages each, paperback.
This much-awaited, second edition of the wildly popular Incredible 5-Point Scale is, as the title suggests, “significantly improved and expanded.” Using the same practical and user-friendly format as the first edition, Buron and Curtis let readers benefit from work done with the scales over the past 10 years, to result in refinements to the original scales, now considered “classics” in homes and classrooms across the country and abroad. It also delves into lots of new scales that are specifically designed for two groups of individuals: young children and those with more classic presentations of autism spectrum disorder, including the expanded use of the Anxiety Curve. Another welcomed addition is a list of goals and objectives related to incorporating scales in students’ IEPs. As in their other writings, the authors emphasize the importance of self-management and self-regulation, two evidence-based practices.
The techniques of mindful awareness have helped millions of adults reduce stress in their lives. Now, children—who are under more pressure than ever before—can learn to protect themselves with these well-established methods adapted for their ages. Based on a program researched by UCLA, The Mindful Child is a groundbreaking book; the first to show parents how to teach these transformative practices to their children.
When children take a few moments before responding to stressful situations, they allow their own healthy inner compasses to click in and guide them to become more thoughtful, resilient, and empathetic. The step-by-step process of mental training presented in The Mindful Child provides tools from which all children—and all families—will benefit.
The child-friendly text and illustrations answer many of the questions young children have when a parent is incarcerated.
80 teens share their experiences, opinions, and feelings about having a sibling with special needs. Teens will find common ground reading the unedited words of siblings without disabilities. Both positive, negative, and conflicted emotions reassure readers that they are not alone.
Leading blended family authority Ron Deal and marriage and family expert David Olson show you how to build on your relationship strengths and improve your weaknesses. Whether you’re dating, engaged, a young stepfamily, or an empty-nest couple, The Smart Stepfamily Marriage gives you the tools you need at any stage to create a remarriage that will last.
Each chapter of this book explores one of the key qualities of happy remarriages as identified by research. Like a GPS for your relationship, this book has built-in discussion questions that can help you and your partner discover where you are, where you’d like to be, and how to get there. The online survey gives you a report with personalized results for your relationship. (From publisher.)
Doesn’t your Grandma deserve to be cherished? Show her just how much she means to you with this delightful journal.
This beautiful journal enables you to show your Grandma how special she is to you and how much you care. With interesting and entertaining charts and graphs you can rate your Grandma’s capabilities and perhaps, in some cases, incapability. You can write her a letter, stick in your favorite–or most incriminating–photos, create a pie chart of her personality, and much more!
Featuring gorgeous illustrations throughout, more than 30 Grandma-themed stickers, and a pocket inside the front cover for mementos that can’t be stuck in, this is your chance to create a unique keepsake for you both to treasure.
You can record your feelings and favorite memories and adventures with Grandma, just fill it out and give it to her as a gift–what better way to show her how much she means to you!
A wonderful, inspirational, beautifully illustrated classic, The Twelve Gifts of Birth by Charlene Costanzo offers a message of love and hope for children of all ages—and for the child in every adult.
The Twelve Gifts of Birth is a gift to be cherished, ideal for giving on birthdays, baby showers, baptisms, first communions, confirmations, and, of course, Mother’s Day.
An inspirational, illustrated gift book offering a message of love and commitment for couples in all stages of matrimony.
Anyone who's ever said “I do” knows that a successful marriage is not founded on love alone. It takes commitment, hard work, and patience to make the marriage work.
Charlene Costanzo's latest book, The Twelve Gifts in Marriage, reminds us all what marriage is about and offers inspirational advice that couples of all ages will cherish.
Although we have an idealized idea of a “perfect” or “normal” family, there really is no such thing. All families have their own unique structures, challenges and strengths. Societal changes have led to alterations of ways people now think about family life and recognize a variety of family structures. Life in these family structures can be frustrating, yet satisfying.
Family structures are continually changing. Today’s modern family quite often no longer consists of a mother, father and children in one household. Modern families are much more complex and harder to define and describe.
In order to deal successfully with all of the various issues that are present in today’s modern families, family members often need to examine and explore their family structure, patterns, relationships and traditions. The Today’s Modern Family Issues Workbook provides assessments and self-guided activities to help family members explore old patterns of interaction and behavior which may no longer be effective, and identify ways to develop more effective interactions and behaviors. Many choices of self-exploration assessments and activities are provided for family members to use collaboratively with other family members to develop a healthy family unit.
A comprehensive guide to the medical, emotional, and social issues of trans kids.
These days, it is practically impossible not to hear about some aspect of transgender life. Whether it is the bathroom issue in North Carolina, trans people in the military, or on television, trans life has become front and center after years of marginalization.
And kids are coming out as trans at younger and younger ages, which is a good thing for them.
But what written resources are available to parents, teachers, and mental health professionals who need to support these children?
Elijah C. Nealy, a therapist and former deputy executive director of New York City’s LGBT Community Center, and himself a trans man, has written the first-ever comprehensive guide to understanding, supporting, and welcoming trans kids.
Covering everything from family life to school and mental health issues, as well as the physical, social, and emotional aspects of transition, this book is full of best practices to support trans kids.
Integrating systemic, psychodynamic, and cognitive-behavioral perspectives, this acclaimed book presents an innovative framework for therapeutic work. Ellen Wachtel shows how parents and children all too often get entangled in patterns that cause grief to both generations, and demonstrates how to help bring about change with a combination of family-focused and child-focused interventions. Vivid case examples illustrate creative ways to engage young children in family sessions and conduct complementary sessions with children and parents alone, using a variety of strengths-based, developmentally informed strategies. The paperback edition features a new preface in which the author reflects on the continuing evolution of her approach. (From publisher.)