When a marriage ends, the most important thing divorcing parents can do is to help their children through this difficult transition and remain united as parents even if they are no longer united as a couple. In Parenting Apart divorce coach Christina McGhee offers practical advice on how to help children adjust and thrive during and after separation and divorce. She looks at all the different issues parents may face with their children of different ages, offering immediate solutions to the most critical parenting problems divorce brings, including: ·When to tell your children about the divorce and what to say ·How to create a loving, secure home if your child doesn't live with you full time ·What to do if your child is angry or sad ·How to manage the legal system, including information on family law and issues of custody ·How to deal with a difficult ex This is an invaluable resource that offers parents quick access to the information you most need at a time when you need it most.
One in six children in the developed world is diagnosed as having 'developmental or behavioural problems' - this book explains why and shows what can be done about it. Children throughout the developed world are suffering: instances of obesity, dyslexia, ADHD, bad behaviour and so on are all on the rise. And it's not simply that our willingness to diagnose has increased; there are very real and growing problems. Sue Palmer, a former head teacher and literacy expert, has researched a whole range of problem areas, from poor diet, lack of exercise and sleep deprivation to a range of modern difficulties that are having a major effect: television, computer games, mobile phones. This combination of factors, added to the increasingly busy and stressed life of parents, means that we are developing a toxic new generation. TOXIC CHILDHOOD illustrates the latest research from around the world and provides answers for worried parents as to how they can protect their families from the problems of the modern world and help ensure that their children emerge as healthy, intelligent and pleasant adults.
Sue Palmer's ground-breaking book TOXIC CHILDHOOD generated national debate. Now, in this important follow-up book, she provides an essential guide on how to bring up children in a way that avoids the problems of a toxic world. Includes practical, easy-to-follow advice on: Food Play Sleep Language Childcare and education Family life Using TV, computers and mobile phones to your advantage With so many pressures across so many parts of our lives today, this book is the one-stop solution to all our concerns about raising healthy, happy children in the modern world.
In this practical guide, relationships counsellor Anne Nicholls explains that finding and keeping a positive and happy relationship is not an impossible dream. Here she seeks to arm the reader with a toolkit of tried and tested strategies to help you break the negative patterns of the past, allow you to spot early on who is right for you, and keep your new relationship strong and nurturing. Topics covered include: erasing your old relationship rules and finding new positive ones; learning how to recover from past hurt; learning strategies for checking that a new partner is right for you; determining whether it is love or infatuation; learning how to make the transition from singles to couple; maintaining comfort and security in a relationship; using strategies for dealing with conflict and disagreements; and avoiding booby traps.
Do your parents nag and your in-laws interfere? Does your partner criticise or ignore you? Do your kids play you up? Do you feel as though you do everything for everyone while also taking all the blame? Family relationships are probably the most complex and far-reaching you'll ever experience. For anyone who's ever dreamed of a better way of living, here are tried and tested strategies for making family life safer, warmer, less frustrating and more nurturing all round. In Is Your Family Driving You Mad? counsellor Anne Nicholls shows you practical ways to·rewrite damaging family beliefs· make yourself heard· avoid emotional blackmail· balance family demands with personal freedom· minimise arguments and promote harmony· calm stepfamily rivalries· build confidence in your children. Buy this book and get your sanity back!
A comprehensive, one-stop child and teen management book, rich with heartfelt wisdom, Parachutes for Parents "is both a Love and Life Saver that gives a fresh new look at parenting . . . written with warmth, clarity, and simplicity for all kinds of situations" (Gerald G. Jampolsky, M.D., author of Love Is Letting Go of Fear). Contains a complete quick reference guide for addressing daily parenting issues.
Inspired by the exploits of the German Fallschirmjäger in the blitzkrieg campaigns, Winston Churchill called for the formation of a 5,000-strong Airborne Force in June 1940. From these beginnings The Parachute Regiment became one of the foremost units of the British Army both in World War II and up to the present day. This new history of the British Paratrooper, from 1940 to 1945, details the unique training, weapons and equipment used by these elite troops. A wealth of first-hand and until now unpublished materials brings the history of the ordinary paratrooper to life, drawing on the author's position as a former curator of the Regimental Museum. Illustrations and photographs illuminate the equipment and combat performance of the elite 'Paras' in the context of some of the most significant campaigns of World War II, including D-Day and Operation Market-Garden.
Skydivers fearlessly perch at a planes open door. Yes, they have a parachute, but its a long way downsometimes 8,000 feet (2,438 m) above the ground! Readers will muse if theyd dare take the plunge in the pages of this thrilling volume. From packing their parachute rig on the ground to spotting a landing zone from the air, the essentials of skydivingalong with breathtaking vistasawait them in this high-interest, accessible book.