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As a teenager in today’s crazy online world, you may think you’ve got it all sussed out. But even YOU don’t know about all the legal pitfalls, hidden dangers and future implications of what you do, see and post online.
Selfies, Sexts And Smartphones is the book every teenager (and their parents) should read. It covers all of the major issues teenagers face in the digital age, including cyberbullying, sexting, addiction, internet safety, porn, anxiety, depression, privacy and reputation, and does so within a South African context. Accessible, informative and even fun, this book will help guide you to a happy, rewarding and, most importantly, safe online life.
Most of us live as if tomorrow is just another day, as if we have plenty of time for the things we would like to do “one day”. But then, suddenly, the fast forward button is pressed by some serious setback, and we realise: “Today could be my last.”
Springbok hero Joost van der Westhuizen lives with this awareness every day since he was diagnosed with Motor Neuron Disease in 2011. Suddenly his life, in which he had taken almost all the wrong byways, caught up with him. “I took a hard fall,” he admits, “but I got back up again.” In this book he shares the 99 pieces of life wisdom that his illness confronted him with – as a father’s legacy to his two children, Kylie and Jordan. He speaks freely about things like: Why honesty is so important; How to make the best of each day; How important faith is; How to accept yourself; Why children must live their dreams; The lesson of disappointments.
A small book about the big things in life.
Nikki Bush, a parenting expert, and Arthur Goldstuck, a technical commentator, will help parents get a handle on what’s happening in consumer technology. In this sensitive and insightful guide, they carve a path through the maze of terminology, dangers and opportunities to help parents navigate new spaces together with their children, with greater confidence.
In explaining the technology, they never ignore the human context: to place children’s use of technology in the context of the relationship between parents and their children.
The guide will ensure children are both safe and savvy in this fast-changing world, and the process starts with parents. For families to remain connected, both online and offline, and for young people to develop into responsible digital citizens, parents need to bridge the digital divide for their children.
Scientific facts: The first six years write the script for a child's school life. There is a direct correlation between a child's self-image and his ability to learn easily at school. This book is a practical map to help parents, teachers and caregivers keep a watchful eye on and enhance child's development - his body (physical), his heart (emotional and social) and his brain (cognitive/intellectual).
It is not simply a school-readiness check-list, but a map that activates a blinking red light when a developmental problem starts to grow and makes the green light shine brightly when the skills discussed here are ticked off, one after the other. Red lights don't mean that all is lost; they mean simply that skilled professionals could be called on to help overcome developmental hiccups and make sure that the young child has a strong base. Ready To Learn, Ready For School includes loads of practical tips and advice as well as a glossary of terms used on report cards and tests to help parents make sense of them.
This book is the ideal companion to Play Learn Know and will help you to experience your child's formative years as a resoundingly successful adventure!
Mind moves is an easy-to-use self-help guide for parents and teachers to remove learning barriers like ADD and ADHD, and improve sensory-motor integration, auditory processing, articulation and language, concentration, reading, spelling, aberrant primitive reflexes, etc. Mind moves offers fun movements for use at home or in class. The author analyzes learning barriers relating to, amongst other things, socio-economic barriers, emotional barriers, language barriers, learning style barriers, gender barriers, sensory stimulation and integration barriers, and inappropriate learning barriers.
Parents everywhere dread the stress and pressures of the teen years when even the most amenable children seem to morph into monsters. This title provides them with the tools to cope with all the challenges integral to parenting teenagers, focusing on the following: Discipline as guidance, not punishment; developmental challenges of teens and parents; listening - a crucial parenting skill; common teen behavioural issues; cellphones, computers, playstations and other teen accessories; adolescent sexuality; more serious teen issues including alcohol, drugs; the darker side of adolescence - depression, eating disorders and suicide.
The author will empower you to contain your children's anxiety and feelings of insecurity and to re-establish a measure of equilibrium as effectively as possible. Using loads of case studies from her extensive files, Anne highlights the following: How, when and where to inform your children in an age-appropriate and honest way; Emotional support for you, the parent; Guidance on effective parenting skills to help your children; The how to of active listening, anger management and clear, firm and consistent boundary setting - all with practical examples; The legal process - with reference to the New Childrens Act - which emphasizes the principle of the best interests of the child being of paramount importance; Assistance with compiling co-parenting agreements - taking in to account the ages and stages of the child, as well as possible limiting factors such as the need for supervised contact; Tips regarding ongoing relationships with extended family and the introduction of new partners; Advice to step parents and parents who were never married before their separation; And much, much more. This title deals with emotionally difficult issues in a clear, anecdotal manner, and has an over-riding theme of positivity. There is a strong message of hope and reconciliation with the emphasis on the power of choice and the importance of mind-set change in order to move on.
Integrating former family units into a new strong, happy and successful blended family can be a minefield, but it can also be a thoroughly rewarding voyage of discovery. Blending Families explores how the impact of the past and hopes for the future can shape the way we manage the everyday challenges of living in a blended family.
Understanding both the parents' and the children’s perceptions of the new situations in which they find themselves and their possible reactions to their new living environment is the essence of the book.
Flicky Gildenhuys equips the reader to anticipate what may or may not happen, and provides parents with tried-and-tested, down-to-earth psychological tools and experience gained from decades of family counselling in order to manage whatever issues may arise to achieve true and lasting happiness as a new family.
April 2017 marks 20 years since Robert Kiyosaki’s Rich Dad Poor Dad first made waves in the Personal Finance arena. It has since become the #1 Personal Finance book of all time... translated into dozens of languages and sold around the world.
In the 20th Anniversary Edition of this classic, Robert offers an update on what we’ve seen over the past 20 years related to money, investing, and the global economy. Sidebars throughout the book will take readers “fast forward” — from 1997 to today — as Robert assesses how the principles taught by his rich dad have stood the test of time. In many ways, the messages of Rich Dad Poor Dad, messages that were criticized and challenged two decades ago, are more meaningful, relevant and important today than they were 20 years ago.
As always, readers can expect that Robert will be candid, insightful... and continue to rock more than a few boats in his retrospective.
Will there be a few surprises? Count on it.
Raise self-confident, self-reliant children using the RIE
(Resources for Infant Educarers) Approach.
Life does not end when your children leave home and create their own families - it just enters a new and challenging era. Dipping into her extended case files, parenting expert and grandmother of four, Anne Cawood gives sage advice for grandparents entering or already in this wonderful phase of their lives. Grandparents play a vital role in the lives of the new generation - both their own children and their grandchildren. In the modern world of technological development, instant communication and fast travel, there is still no replacement for the care, love and support of the extended family in the circle of life where grandparents are the vital link between past and future. This title is for all grandparents or anyone who fulfills this very important role in a child's life. It offers guidance and support to give grandparents insight into the lives of 21st century children, with valuable coping skills and positive strategies to help them enjoy their grandchildren while still living meaningful lives nurturing their own needs and well-earned freedom and independence.
Popular parenting expert Dr Laura Markham has garnered a large and loyal readership around the world, thanks to her simple, insightful approach that values the emotional bond between parent and child. However, as any parent of more than one child knows, it's challenging for even the most engaged parent to maintain harmony and a strong connection when competition, tempers, and irritation run high. In this highly anticipated guide, Dr Markham presents simple yet powerful ways to cut through the squabbling and foster a loving, supportive bond between siblings, while giving each child the vital connection that he or she needs. Calm Parents, Happy Siblings presents hands-on, research-based advice on: Creating deep connections with each one of your children, so that each truly believes that you couldn't possibly love anyone else more. Fostering a loving family culture that encourages laughter and minimizes fighting. Teaching your children healthy emotional self-management and conflict resolution skills - so that they can work things out with each other, get their own needs met and respect the needs of others. Helping your kids forge a close lifelong sibling bond, as well as the relationship skills they will need for a life of healthy friendships, work relationships, and eventually their own family bonds.
Parenting is a job for which we receive no training, there is no selection process, no exams, and no need to apply for a permit. Yet, when you become a parent, you hold the life and the future of another human being in your hands. This title will add tremendously to any parent's repertoire of skills. Dealing with communication as one of the crucial aspects of interpersonal relationships, it will help you give your children the very best, considered upbringing that they can have. While we may have different cultural contexts, parenting has eternal principles and our children have the same needs, fears and hopes. Probably the greatest of these is the deepest need of us all: to know that we are both valuable and valued simply for being ourselves. From this perspective, Positive parenting looks at the following: What do you wish for your child? Providing structure for security; developing a good self-image in your child teaching your child about feelings and how to verbalise them; forming good relationships; loving your child just for being; having fun with your child. Spirituality positive parenting is an essential tool to help parents face the frightening and wonderful responsibility of being a parent in South Africa in the 21st century.
This is a practical guide for mothers in how best to feed their young children from 0-5 years of age.Full of real life examples from mothers themselves about their difficulties with feeding and what worked for them, it provides reassurance, dispels some of the myths around child feeding, and attempts to dissipate maternal guilt about feeding. Covering the years from pregnancy to primary school, the book will help readers through the most potentially problematic and worrying stages of child feeding with evidence-based solutions to common problems.
Children develop strong brain connections and feel happy when they learn how to control their bodies, manage big overwhelming feelings and develop their thinking skills. These important skills come more easily for some than for others - which also means that there is no one-size-fits-all approach when it comes to parenting.
Filled with stories, examples and easy to understand analogies, Raising Happy Children will help you understand what is going on inside your child's developing body and brain as well as your child's true nature and how this affects the way he thinks, feels and behaves.
You'll also find lots of fun games you can play during your day-to-day interaction - crucial in the development of your child's ability to regulate his body and develop his thinking in the midst of big, overwhelming feelings. In this book, Lizanne also gives step-by-step ways to deal with some of the most common parenting struggles,as they relate to your unique child, such as: Meltdowns; Temper tantrums; Fears, anxieties and stress.
Once you understand your unique child, you'll be ready to set appropriate boundaries and put rituals and routines in place that will guarantee a calm, happy and deeply connected family.
Ouers oraloor ervaar die stres en druk van die tienerjare wanneer selfs die gemoedelikste kinders oenskynlik in monsters ontaard. Hierdie titel rus ouers toe om die uitdagings eie aan tienerkinders die hoof te bied deur onder andere op die volgende te fokus: Dissipline as leiding, nie straf nie; Ontwikkelingsuitdagings van ouers en tieners; Luister - 'n noodsaaklike vaardigheid vir ouers; Algemene tienergedragskwessies; Selfone, rekenaars, PlayStations en ander tienerbykomstighede; Adolesssente seksualiteit; Ernstiger tienerkwessies soos alkohol en dwelms. Die donker kant van adolessensie - depressie, eetstoornisse en selfmoord.
Sinvolle, eenvoudige oplossings om jou én jou baba van ’n goeie nagrus te verseker deur gesonde slaapgewoontes te vorm.
Lees hier hoe jy dit doen deur:
Benewens hierdie riglyne, bied Slaap, kindie, slaap! ’n kitsverwysingseksie waar desperate ouers vinnig oplossings vir ouderdomsverwante slaapkwessies sal vind.
Saam met swangerskap kom hoop en drome. Maar vir vir sommige spat dié drome wreed aan skerwe met ’n miskraam of stilgeboorte, wat vrae laat soos: Waarom, Here? Leeg is ’n praktiese gids saamgestel deur ’n dokter, ’n pastoor en ’n pastorale terapeut, spesiaal vir ouers wat ’n miskraam of stilgeboorte beleef het. Dis vir elkeen wat sit met worstelvrae en magteloos voel teenoor die verlies. Die pad van rou en aanvaarding is geensins maklik nie, maar te midde van dit alles ís daar hoop.
Die WENNER van die Bybel-Media-Cordis Trust-prys vir oorspronklike, Afrikaanse Christelike familie- en/of jeugpublikasie vir 2018!
From the bestselling author of Authentic Happiness In The Optimistic Child, Dr. Martin Seligman offers parents, teachers and coaches a well-validated program to prevent depression in children. Seligman shows adults how to teach children the skills of optimism that can help them combat sadness, achieve more on the playing field and at school and improve their physical health. Learning the skills of optimism not only reduces the risk of depression but boosts school performance and provides children with the self-reliance they need as they approach the teenage years and beyond. Filled with practical advice and written in clear, helpful language, this book is an invaluable resource for people who want to open up the world for children.
The first two years are brimful of opportunities for movement and play to ensure the optimal development of baby's brain and limbs, senses and reflexes, social and language skills, and feelings and thought processes. This engaging, easy-to-follow guide will enable you to make the most of those vital early-life experiences through brain and body gym. Here South African development expert Melodie de Jager applies the same simple yet powerful principles underlying her successful adult books, Mind Moves and Mind Dynamics, to the effective brain and bodily development of babies. BabyGym is an investment in your child's future.
A Real Mum's Hilariously Honest Tales of Motherhood, Mayhem and Mental Health `You see, pre-motherhood I had this image of the sort of motherhood I was going to have. Happy, confident and in total control, breezing through my perfect new mum life, clad in white linen with a smiley easy-going baby attached to my hip. But then, something happened.' This book is about bathing in the crazy, dirty, hilarious, bonkers truth about motherhood. It's about being brave. It's about empowering each other; talking about the times we get it wrong, our mental health, our worries about being perfect. It's about admitting that we all need a little help. For every mum out there feeling lost in the wilderness. For every mum feeling pressure to be perfect. For every mum questioning if they are good enough. You are magnificent.
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