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Parent Lending Library

Last updated on Thursday, January 20, 2011.

Thanks to our School Council, we now have a parent lending library with books and video tapes to be borrowed by the parents at Janet Lee. The books are available in room 42 (Coffee Room) with a sign out sheet . Brief descriptions of the titles available are listed below. Happy Reading!

* NEW! What in the World Are Your Kids Doing Online?
Author: Barbara Melton, Susan Shankle

Texting. Blogging. IMing. Technology that has become second nature to our children remains uncharted territory for many parents. What in the World Are Your Kids Doing Online? tells you everything you need to know to navigate the parenting issues technology raises, and arms you with the tools you need to protect your children. This comprehensive, all-purpose guide shows you how to keep up with the latest in computer technology and the Internet—even if you’re a techno-illiterate.

You’ll also learn how to: protect your child from cyber-bullies and sexual predators, monitor your child’s online activity, recognize the danger signs in your child’s use of chat rooms and socializing sites such as MySpace, decode the secret language of texting, instant messaging, e-mail, and chat rooms, keep your “Cyber-kid” healthy and fit, teach your child good on-line study skills, help your child build healthy friendships and dating relationships, both on- and off-line, gear your rules about the Internet to your child’s age and developmental stage, know when to turn the computer off
*Includes information on how the cyber world affects children with special needs, learning disorders, and emotional disorders.

* NEW! The Everything Parent’s Guide to Children with ADD/ADHD
Author: Linda Sonna

Written by a child psychologist, this handbook gives parents the clear answers and accurate information about the signs, symptoms, and treatments of Attention Deficit Disorder and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.

7 Keys to Comprehension: How to Help Your Kids Read It and Get It!
Author:~Susan Zimmerman

7 Keys to Comprehension is the result of cutting-edge research. It gives parents and teachers—those who aren’t already using this valuable program—practical, thoughtful advice about the seven simple thinking strategies that proficient readers use:

  • Connecting reading to their background knowledge
  • Creating sensory images
  • Asking questions
  • Drawing inferences
  • Determining what’s important
  • Synthesizing ideas
  • Solving problems

Easily understood, easily applied, and proven successful, this essential educational tool helps parents and teachers to turn reading into a fun and rewarding adventure.

Giving Your Child the Gift of Inner Discipline
Author:~Barbara Coloroso

Barbara Coloroso’s international bestseller delivers a powerful message that good parenting begins with treating kids with dignity & respect. It means giving them a sense of power in their own lives and offering them opportunities to make decisions, take responsibility for their actions & learn from their own successes & mistakes. Rejecting the “quick fix” solutions of punishment and reward, Barbara uses everyday family situations-from sibling rivalry to teenage rebellion-to demonstrate sound strategies for giving children the inner discipline & self confidence that will help them grow into responsible, resourceful, resilient & compassionate adults.

The Bully, Bullied and the Bystander
Author:~Barbara Coloroso

This book is a must read for ALL Parents and should be given to every parent by their school if their child is involved with this issue as a bully, victim or a bystander!!! As a mom of a 4th Grade child bullied by school peers, I found this book helped us cope and taught our children that bullying is NOT O.K. As our school did nothing to protect our son,I bought a copy for each child bullying my son and sent it to their parents. I hope it teaches them to teach their children some compassion and their bullying will STOP!!!! I am looking forward to hearing the author speak at Bowmanville Highschool April 1, 2003. Thank you for your book!!!

Secrets of Discipline – 12 Keys for Raising Responsible Children (Book and Video)
Author: Ronald Morrish

Secrets of Discipline presents the keys to effective discipline in a clear and understandable format. Learn how to raise and teach children without all the deal making, arguments and confrontations. Learn how to set appropriate limits, teach courtesy and respect, and deal effectively with defiance.

With All Due Respect – Keys for Building Effective School Discipline
Author: Ronald Morrish

Essential Strategies for doing discipline as a team. Teachers/parents learn how to:~
– increase time for teaching – improve standards for student work – put authority back in the teacher role

The 7 Habits Of Highly Effective Teens
Author:~Sean Covey

Being a teenager means making important life decisions. But it doesn’t mean life has to be tough. Using language and real-life teen scenarios, The Seven Habits of Highly Effective Teenagers speaks convincingly about relationships, peers, parents, school and life choices offering direction and specific skill training to help teens make informed decisions. Adapted from the best-selling The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People, it helps teens create their own unique destinies at a time when everything often seems overwhelming and complex.

How to Talk so Kids Will Listen…And Listen So Kids Will Talk
Author:~Adele Faber

Bestselling book that will give you the know-how you need to be effective with your children. Enthusiastically praised by parents and professionals around the world, the down-to –earth, respectful approach of Faber and Mazlish makes relationships with children of all ages less stressful and more rewarding.

The Explosive Child
Author:~ Ross W. Greene, Ph. D.

An explosive child is one who frequently exhibits severe noncompliance, temper outbursts, and verbal or physical aggression. If this sounds like your child, you’re probably feeling frustrated, guilt ridden, and overwhelmed. At last, Dr. Ross Green offers help for you and your child. Now updated with new practical information, The Explosive Child lays out a sensitive, practical approach to helping your child at home and school.

Getting Your Child From ‘No’ to ‘Yes’
Author:~Ross W. Greene, Ph. D.

Getting Your Child From ‘No’ to ‘Yes’ helps parents gain their children’s cooperation by offering practical, peaceful alternatives to nagging, bribing, or threatening. Written by the authors of the number-one non-violent discipline book in North America, Discipline Without Shouting Or Spanking (more than 700,000 copies in print), this book provides practical, peaceful solutions to 65 of the most common “I don’t wanna” preschool behavior problems including getting out of bed in the morning, dressing, bathing, brushing teeth, and getting ready for bed, all without fussing or fighting. Readers will find simple, easy-to-use strategies to combat constant dawdling and refusals without using loss of temper or composure.

Queen Bees & Wannabes
Author:~Rosalind Wiseman

Forget the stereotypes of sugar and spice. Girls are mean, and as this book and a recent New York Times Magazine cover story indicate, their subtle, insidious style of bullying is rapidly garnering attention and concern. Wiseman, who founded a nonprofit company dedicated to empowering teens, calls on her extensive face-to-face research with teens in this book that exposes the social minefields of female adolescence and the deep scarring that can result. Wiseman also gives an excellent overview of the common patterns of aggressive teen girl behavior with an increased focus on a parent-teacher audience, offering valuable practical advice, including how to talk about hard issues like sexual harassment. She also offers admirable, groundbreaking insight into an all-too-common issue and will be invaluable to any adult struggling to help a girl get through her teens.

1-2-3 Magic
Author:~Thomas W. Phelan, Ph.D.

The gist of the plan is to enable parents to discipline children, ages 2 to 12, by instituting a system of counting and time-outs, delivered straightforwardly and unemotionally. How the regimen is used to stop undesirable behavior, stimulate desirable conduct, and cope with children’s testing is conveyed in Phelan’s candid style, filled with common sense, concrete examples, and lots of reassuring humor. Time-and parent-tested, the methods are applied in identifiable situations (pouting, bedtime, dressing) as well in the all-too familiar incidences of children testing and manipulating their elders. Best of all, the method enables parents to control their kids without yelling . . . or worse. In addition, Phelan covers homework, active listening, self-esteem, behavior in public, and the use of his method in schools. An excellent, workable, and supportive resource for parents and educators.