Raising Kids to be Happy, Self-Sufficient Adults through Work
By Eugene M. Helveston
Call Number: HQ799.15 .H45 2016
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“The Second Decade” offers a game plan for navigating two of the most important challenges facing today’s youth: gaining academic skills through a quality education at school, and acquiring practical skills learned by working at a job. Exposing youth to the benefits of work — earning money and gaining independence while taking on responsibility and embracing accountability — adds valuable lessons to what is already being offered at home and in school, and will lead them to happiness and self-sufficiency.
How Common Core Fights Parents for Control of American Kids
By Joy Pullman
Call Number: LB3060.83 .P85 2017
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In 2009, a conglomerate of unelected, self-appointed officials met behind closed doors to create a set of rules that would outline what children must learn in every grade in core K-12 classes. In 2010, the Obama administration required states to use these rules for curriculum and tests to have a chance at extra federal money during the Great Recession. Three years later, most Americans told pollsters they had no idea what common Core was. Their children were beginning to find out, however. Pullmann tugs on a thread that leads to a big tangle of history, politics, and intrigue that together help explain why small children must sit and cry over math homework while their parents look on helplessly. Early test results suggest Common Core means American kids will learn less. Why, then, did we do it? Who made out like bandits while kids and self-governance suffered? And how can Americans ensure their children won’t be served the same rewarmed brain hash they have rejected time and time again?
Call number: RD 97 .A55 2013
Every year more than 3.5 million children will require medical treatment for sports-related injuries, the majority of which are avoidable through proper training and awareness. Dr. James Andrews, an orthopedic surgeon, sports medicine pioneer, and consultant to some of the fiercest teams in college and professional sports, distills his practical wisdom and professional advice to combat a growing epidemic of injury among sports’ most vulnerable population: its young athletes.
Any Given Monday is a sport-by-sport guide to injury prevention and treatment, written specifically for the parents, grandparents, and coaches of young athletes. Dr. Andrews covers every major sport, including football, gymnastics, judo, basketball, tennis, baseball, cheerleading, wrestling, and more. From identifying eating disorders to preventing career-ending ACL tears and concussions, Dr. Andrews reveals how young athletes can maximize their talent and maintain a lifetime of health—both on the field and off. (From Barnes & Noble)
Call number: HQ784.I58 S75 2012
Call number: HQ755.86 .S533 2003
Bringing the serious topic of postparenting out into the light, this is a humorous collection of insightful anecdotes on the perils and pleasures of being a parent of boomerang kids in the 21st century. Among the issues covered are dealing with adult children’s emotional state and often-staggering credit card debt and what to do with their numerous personal possessions. An alternative to more formal how-to books, this is a clever narrative of successful living with adult children. (From Google Books)
Call number: RJ131 .H213 2009
Dr. Huff and Nicole Rawson-Huff, together with five leading experts in their field, have compiled The Triumphant Child to help you as parents raise triumphant and resilient children. We all love our children and want the best for them, but sometimes parenting is not easy. This book will give you an insight as to why your child may be displaying challenging behaviors and provides strategies for working to change these behaviors whilst keeping your child’s self-esteem intact. In this book you will find: 1. Knowledge and advice from experts; 2. Personal experience and advice from other parents; and 3. Easily accessible practical tips that work. You will discover: Why setting up a good routine is one of the most important things parents can do for their kids. How to manage (and survive) sibling rivalry, picky eaters and temper tantrums. Ways to help to help children cope with divorce, moving, a new baby, death in the family and more. What children of this age fear most and how parents can help their children ‘triumph’ over these fears. (From Amazon)
Call Number: GV706.4 .G47 2011
The role that parents play in the development of their children is crucial, especially when it comes to athletics. While many parents today are aware of the need to provide their child with the best opportunities to succeed and excel in sports, many are completely unaware of the tremendous impact they have on their child’s attitude and self-esteem. Annette Reiter’s motivational book, Parenting an Athlete,looks at all angles of raising a sports-minded son or daughter, with the goal of guiding parents so that they positively and encouragingly interact-not interfere-with their child athlete. Having lived all sides of the ‘parenting and sports’ issue, Annette writes from an informed perspective of not only a coach dealing with parental roles but also as a proud and frustrated parent on the sidelines.
‘A must-read for parents, especially those whose student-athlete is approaching high school. Parents need to realize the profound influence they have on their child’s attitude, not only in athletics, but also in life.’
– Chris Hill, head basketball coach, Morrestown High School, and former college basketball player
(From Google Books)