Life with a toddler can be sorely trying for the beleaguered parent. The constant demands and questions, the obstinacy and tantrums–all of these reflect the toddler’s growing need for independence and self-mastery. Brazelton offers practical advice for surviving–and enjoying–the struggles and triumphs of children at this age. Sibling rivalry, relationships with mother and father, language development, interactive play–these and many other topics are discussed. (BOOK)
Pipher addresses the needs of the family as the foundational source of the strength and health in every culture and society. While she shares the alarm of many observers regarding the bewildering array of societal, cultural, and economic pressures impinging upon families in the late 1990s, Pipher has little use for jeremiads. She is interested in offering thoughtful, practical strategies to reach families where they are, and to help them call upon the reserves of mutual nurture and support that lie in “the shelter of each other.” (BOOK)
In this live presentation, Gottman provides an overview of how to raise an emotionally intelligent child and how to be an “emotion coach. Learn about using emotional expression as an opportunity for intimacy and teaching, listening and verbalizing a child’s feelings, labeling emotions in words a child can understand, and helping children problem-solve.
This book steers you down a path of discovery and growth beyond the effects of six common mothering styles: the phantom mom; the china doll mom; the controlling mom; the trophy mom; the still-the-boss mom; the American Express mom. Cloud and Townsend show you how your mom affected you as a child and may still be affecting you today. Youll find a hopeful, realistic approach to identifying your unmet mothering needs and filling them in healthy, life-changing ways through other people. This book provides a biblical route to wholeness and growth, deeper and more satisfying bonds with your family, friends, and spouse–and a new, healthier way of relating to your mother today.
With personal stories and vivid case studies that run the gamut from the hilarious to the heart-wrenching, Lerner spells out what children evoke from the past and demand from the presentand why her new life is so different from his new lifewhen two become three. Lerner’s own experience taught her the basic lessons of motherhood; that we are not in control of what happens to our children, and that this fact needn’t stop us from feeling totally guilty and responsible, that matters of life and death turn on a dime, and that most of what we worry about doesn’t happen. From birth to the empty nest, Lerner helps mothers distinguish between what we can change, (and how to do it) and when we need to surrender to the fact that our livesand our children’s’don’t go the way we expect or plan. Her book is filled with reassurances and good advice about being a mother in today’s world.