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General Parenting Tips
Speaking So Kids Will Listen - 25 simple ways to get your message across to kids - By Michael Grose. Ever said this to your kid: “I have told you a million times can you just turn that TV down!” If so, this ebook will show you a better to get cooperation from kids without saying this. Plus other great tips like building confidence and self-esteem in children, talking about sex, drug and violence, and more. PDF file. 18 pages.
Raising Children Network: Make a Book - You can select and make your own books. Select from various stages of development and individual chapters, then the book appears as you requested. Very cool! However, only Baby & Child Books available now:
Newborns (0-3 months) - Essential information on caring for a newborn baby Babies (3-12 months) - What to expect during the sitting and crawling phase Toddlers (1-3 years) - A guide to parenting when your child discovers her own two feet Preschoolers (3-5 years) - The basics on helping your child thrive during the preschool years School age (5-8 years) - Essential information to help your child make the most of the early school years
Get Off To a Good Start Nurturing Your Child's Self-Esteem Helping Your Child Succeed In School Holiday Stress Busters for Big and Little People Discipline and Your Child Nutrition and Fitness Reading Skills and Journal-Keeping Caution--Is Your Home Safe? Summer Activities for Fun and Learning First Grade:
Dealing With Morning Madness Understanding Sibling Rivarly Good Study Habits and Homework Holidays--What A Great Time! Keeping Our Children Safe Setting Limits with Your Children Nutritious Food For Cool Kids Children's Friendships Fun Summer Time Activities and Games
The Bully – Make Sure Your Child Knows How to Handle Bullies - An interactive book with nice pictures on what to do for bully victims and parents. A bully quiz for children as well as for parents and educators. EXE file. 46 pages.
Tantrums - By Parenting SA. What parents can do when tantrums happen? Big and small. PDF file. 4 pages.
Understanding Children: Sibling Rivalry - By Iowa State University. 9 awesome tips on handling conflict between siblings. One of the tips is to leave your kids alone and let them work it out for themselves. PDF file. 4 pages.
Discipline: Help your children develop feelings of self-esteem - By New Mexico State University. “Children develop feelings of self-esteem, competence, independence, cooperation and responsibility when they grow up with guidelines. Two effective ways to discipline children and create sensible guidelines are through rewards and punishment.” The ebook includes ten rules of discipline and how to handle parenting differences. PDF file. 4 pages.
Education is an Atmosphere, a Discipline, a Life - Presented to you by Simply Charlotte Mason. Charlotte Mason’s Three-Pronged Approach to Education. The foundation to raising well balanced kids: atmosphere, discipline and life. Also used as homeschooling guideline. PDF file. 45 pages.
Nebraska Early Learning Guidelines - By Nebraska Health and Human Services System and Nebraska Department of Education. For ages birth to 3. It covers social and emotional development, health and physical development, language and literacy development, science, and creative arts. Very comprehensive. PDF file. 102 pages.
Being a Dad - By Parenting SA. It’s all about dads. What it means to be a dad, things all dads can do. Also tips on being dads in nuclear families, stepfamilies, and single dads. PDF file. 4 pages.
The New Baby Owner's Manual for Dads - By Kingston, Frontenac and Lennox & Addington (KFL&A) Public Health. A handbook with suggestions for Dads on how to support their breastfeeding partner and care for their new baby. The book likens baby care to car care. An interesting way of looking at fatherhood. PDF file. 9 pages.
Parents, Kids & Videogames - What's The Score? A Parent's Guide To Videogames - By Anthony Hetrih. The book offers a starting point from which parents can gain a better understanding of videogames and their content. It discusses the reasons why kids enjoy videogames, addresses parental concerns surrounding videogames and offers some common sense tips. PDF file. 23 pages.
Protecting Children from Internet Abuse – By Asian School of Cyber Laws. You’ll learn online risks children face, what signs parents should watch out for, guidelines for parents on what you should do and rules for online safety for children. An easy read. PDF file. 12 pages.
Are you using it right? - By National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Are your children correctly buckled? Find out the right ways (and wrong) of installing and using carseats. Also read the last page about general child seat use. Fully illustrated. PDF file. 24 pages.